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How to Recognize, Avoid, and Stop Stereotype Threat in Your Class this School Year

Digital Promise

What can I do in my position to change outcomes for kids? As teachers, we don’t always have a say in decisions that are made in our buildings, the pacing for curriculum, or the content of a professional development day.

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Beginning the School Year With Connections: 2018

User Generated Education

I have written before about the beginning of the school year, Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. I begin all classes focusing on having the students make connections between each other and with me. I want students to learn about one another in a personal way.

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5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson in Episode 340 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning.

Children Understand Far More About Other Minds than Long Believed

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I met some of my 650 elementary students and their parents.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I met some of my 650 elementary students and their parents.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency. It is a relatively simple concept in theory, but much more difficult to implement in practice.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Trade The Cow

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes, we start the school year and things from year’s past are dragging us down. We kick off Season 4 of the 10-Minute Teacher with a Motivational Monday story from Will Rogers — “Trade the Cow.”

Timeless Learning: Progressive Education Based in How Humans Have Always Learned

Digital Promise

What does learning look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? How does a five-year-old learn? A 13-year-old? A 17-year-old? And… if a child had never seen or heard of a school, what would his or her learning experiences be as they move from age four to age 18?

Rhythm, blues, and reading cues: How music improves young students’ reading skills

Neo LMS

Children typically become proficient readers sometime between their fifth and seventh birthdays. By the time a child is in second grade, they often become self-conscious if they fall behind and may begin to display behavioral issues, according to Today’s Parent.

10 Apps for Back to School

Kajeet

Back to school used to mean new pencils and notebooks, but now it means new laptops, cases, and digital tools, especially applications. With hundreds of apps available for educational-use, it can be overwhelming to decide which one (or ones) to download. Digital Learning Tools and Tips

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

Inside Virtual Reality and Predictions for the Future From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I donned my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at about 10:30 p.m. After what seemed like five minutes, I took off the headset — to find it was 12:30 a.m.!

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe in the power of storytelling to help move from vision to reality.

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12 curation ideas for students AND teachers with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

How do you get the most out of social media without letting things get lost in the shuffle? Being an educator on social media can be both inspiring and overwhelming. There are so many great ideas and resources out there to use that it can be hard to keep up with it all. It can […]. Ed Tech curation edtech educational technology productivity

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Catlin Tucker

The days and weeks leading up to a new school year are exciting. Teachers return energized, refreshed and ready to tackle another year.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Math Success with No Textbook

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandi Tolen on Episode 338 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mandi Tolen shares how she teaches math, engages students and teachers to standards with NO TEXTBOOK.

In the Presence of a Hero…and How it Challenged Me as an Educator

Tom Murray

This post is dedicated to my new friend, Scott. Thank you, Scott, for challenging me to be a better educator, and more importantly, a better person. Recently, I had an experience that I can’t stop thinking about.

Video Games Score Points with Teachers on Academic Benefits

EdTech Magazine

Video Games Score Points with Teachers on Academic Benefits. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:49. Playing video games used to be the antithesis of studious behavior. Now, the very same virtual worlds that once might have distracted kids from academics are used to supplement them.

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10+ ways to use Flipgrid’s newest features in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube. For many of them, they think in terms of sharing socially. Video has never been more accessible and available to use in classroom settings. Flipgrid is a platform where students can respond to prompts with short video responses. And Flipgrid […]. Ed Tech flipgrid flipgrid 2.0 flipgrid ideas classroom new flipgrid features

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Hacking Early Childhood

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jessica Cabeen, the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, and talks about how we can hack and improve early learning. This is a must-listen for kindergarten principals and teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Jessica Cabeen’s Bio. Jessica is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin Minnesota.

Supporting Writing In Every Classroom With ThinkCERCA

The Web20Classroom

This post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. Just as literacy is a part of every classroom at every grade level, writing is a powerful component of the curriculum.

Vote Early and Often for Our SxSWedu Sessions

Battelle for Kids

Once again, the P21 network of Exemplar schools and member organizations is eager to represent at SxSWedu in Austin next March. P21 Blog

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Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today is this blog’s 12th birthday. I’ve been at this since 2006 and every time I write here my heart sings (2,218 posts and counting!). But… lately I’ve been quiet in this space.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Curriculum Companions Start September 10th!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum Companions (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks. Presented via video (10-15 minutes each), you can see how another teacher uses the curriculum and access additional resources like vocabulary and how-to videos.

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:17.

10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better

Ditch That Textbook

If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not a lot to it. Google Classroom was created to help teachers teach and learners learn so that tech stays out of their way to do it. Less tech, more teach. And Google […]. Ed Tech g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom googleedu

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