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Ditch That Textbook

I remember struggling with social studies classes in high school and college. The content fascinated me. I loved hearing the stories of conflicts and resolutions. Wars and strategies. Politics and leverage. Power and influence. Plus, I met my wife in a social studies class (Intro to Political Science) as a college freshman, and she’s now [.]. Teaching brain research cognitive science learning metacognition studying

The Need to Refocus (Vigorously!) on Learning

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) was not designed to be primarily an equity of access to technology program (although that was part of it). And it wasn’t designed to be primarily a program by which students could develop technology skills (although that was part of it). MLTI was designed to be primarily a learning initiative.

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How Parents Can Protect Their Children Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

A common and recurring question from parents is how to keep their children safe while using the internet. I haven’t covered this topic in a while, but Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Sara Stringer, came to the rescue with this great article on How parents can protect their children online : One of the best things about the internet is that it brings the world to you. That is also one of the worst things about it.

What One Teacher Did When He Realized His Kids Weren’t Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

How an Award Winning Teacher Went from Failure to Fantastic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When he started teaching, high school Spanish teacher, Matt Miller had a dirty secret: His students couldn’t speak Spanis h. He didn’t want anyone to know. But he came to a breaking point. Learn what Matt did in a fit of frustration and the incredible results his students achieved.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

English teachers know the key to writing is rewriting, but getting students to do that has always been a challenge. That is, until I found Turnitin’s Revision Assistant. Revision Assistant makes rewriting easy to understand, self-directed, and believe it or not–more fun. In fact, it uses features from the gamified classroom to encourage students to maximize the strength of their writing ‘signals’ by revising and editing.

3 Ways to Get Back Up When Teaching Knocks You Down

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice from a National Award Winning Teacher Who Has Had Tough Times Too From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. According to a recent Gallup poll, sixty-nine percent of teachers are not engaged in their work in the United States. Teachers are not emotionally engaged in the work. What can we do about it? National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb shares his views on how to engage more teachers in teaching.

Learnings from a Traumatic Professional Development Experience

The Journal

This week’s blog post is about how CN un-traumatized ES after his professional development "experience." Without CN, he presided over a 50-minute session on how to use our Collabrify Apps in the K-12 classroom, at a one-day professional development event at a regional high school. ES thought that telling teachers how to use technology in their classrooms was a '90s strategy — not a today's strategy

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A Principal's Reflections

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald Reagan Lately I have really been focused on what true leadership actually is. Many times when I come across the word leader I see the word follower attached. In my opinion, leadership is not about attracting others to follow.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

11 Easter Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. This year, it’s March 31st. Here are some websites your students will love: Easter color-me (for Kindergarten/first grade). Easter Color Me to print or import to drawing program. Easter games II. Easter games III. Easter games IV. Easter poems and songs (to play online). Easter Puppies –video. Easter puzzles and games.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With almost 9,000 downloads and counting, this show is the most popular episode on Every Classroom Matters in 2016 so far. Dr. Thomas Guskey shares the current research on “fair” grading and what teachers should be doing instead.

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Five Steps to Powerful Virtual Coaching for Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When you provide feedback to a teacher by coaching them virtually, new strategies come into play. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Teacher Evaluation Video creation eduCanon

WHEN TEACHERS LACK AGENCY

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 11. Driving Question: When teachers lack agency, how do students get it? When talking with teachers in schools where they have the freedom to plan their lessons and projects so that students make many choices about what, how and when they learn, this driving question is unnecessary. When teachers have agency to make significant decisions about the learning in their classrooms, they "get it". They know the benefits. They are in the choir.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Dear Otto: How do I teach vocabulary?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. . I discuss teaching vocabulary a lot on this blog. If you’re looking for specifics, try these posts: 50 Sites to Add Rigor and Authenticity to Word Study. 5 Sure-fire Ways to Teach Vocabulary. How to Teach Dolch Words with KidPix. 16 Word Study Websites for 2nd Grade.

How Innovative Educators Plug into Global Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

The Innovator's Mindset series with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. George Couros said he would argue to his death that Twitter was useless when he started with it. But, now he sees. Should every teacher be connecting online? How can we shift our way of thinking to get information that will really help us teach ?

Catching Up or Getting Ahead with Online Summer School Programs

FuelEd

Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm Many young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer break.

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Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Free Videoconferencing Through EZTalk

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a quick shout out for anyone looking for an easy and affordable way to try videoconferencing. The folks over at EZTalks are having an Easter special. You can find out more about it here. Business

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Maximizing collaboration in the classroom

Neo LMS

Long gone are the days when, in a classroom setting, only teachers did the talking and students did the learning. While things did not flip entirely (although teachers could learn a thing or two from the younger generations), students today are encouraged to speak their minds about what they learn. Actually, students need talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives.

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What Is The Teachers Role in Assistive Technology by @HEJames

TeacherCast

Ed-tech serves great purpose in the worlds of education and technology. It offers so many ways to adapt educational modes to the needs of learners. Teachers can use virtual reality to take their students to far-off places and try new things without having to leave the classroom. It could be as simple as offering a tape recorder… Friends of TeacherCast Assistive Technologies

How Will You Measure The Success Of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Many educators know Clayton Christensen for his work on Disrupting Class. Fewer may know his philosophical work, How Will You Measure Your Life ? I first encountered his ideas in an essay published in The Harvard Business Review in 2010. This essay was the result of a conversation Christensen had with his business school students at the conclusion of every semester. “On

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

LRM Transforms Teaching & Learning [via Edvocate]

Fidelis Education

By Matthew Lynch via Edvocate. Behind every successful adult is at least one person who pushed him or her to greatness. If you ask some of the world’s highest achievers what motivated them to keep going, they usually mention a specific person who inspired them along the way – a parent, a teacher, a mentor, a coach. Think about the people in your own life who made a positive impact when you were young.

STEM For One, STEM For All- Part II: Manor New Tech’s Results

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 9. Part I of this post (March 21) described the critical features that have made this P21 Exemplar School one of the best in the nation not only for serving a diverse population, but also for modeling what it takes to transform a school into a deeper learning model beneficial or all students. Today, MNTHS teacher, Janice Trinidad , describes the results of this innovative approach.

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3 minutes: Redesigning lessons with trudacot [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’m finally posting the video from my Redesigning lessons with trudacot presentation at ISTE last year. 3 minutes. Happy viewing! Want to learn more about the trudacot discussion protocol? No related posts. Tech Integration

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Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

Iterating Toward Openness

Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart. More often than not they tend to be terrible. So, from a purely statistical perspective, what you’re about to read is likely a horrible idea. That fact notwithstanding, in the great tradition of selfishly publishing less than half-baked ideas on my blog so that I can benefit from readers’ comments and feedback, I present the following little thought experiment for your enjoyment. Some Context.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

LRM Transforms Teaching & Learning [via Edvocate]

Fidelis Education

By Matthew Lynch via Edvocate. Behind every successful adult is at least one person who pushed him or her to greatness. If you ask some of the world’s highest achievers what motivated them to keep going, they usually mention a specific person who inspired them along the way – a parent, a teacher, a mentor, a coach. Think about the people in your own life who made a positive impact when you were young.

STEM For One, STEM For All

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 9. This two part post describes the critical features that have made this P21 Exemplar School one of the best STEM Schools in the nation. It serves a diverse population, but also models what it takes to transform a school into a deeper learning community for all students. Driving Question: What systems and features are needed to sustain a successful STEM Academy that serves a diverse, high-needs population?

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What a Time to Teach Languages!

CUE

What a time to be alive! The whole world is inside our classrooms every day. I like to pretend it’s me bringing it to my Spanish I and II students, but really, they’ve had it in their pocket the whole time. What a time to teach languages! There are two things any language teacher needs […]. The post What a Time to Teach Languages! appeared first on OnCUE.