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Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach.

Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

Ditch That Textbook

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it because it’s important. You hand those papers back to the students, and where do they end up? Yep, the trash. Even if you make them keep that homework in a […]. Teaching effective feedback in the classroom how to make auto-graded quizzes providing digital feedback save time feedback to students

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5 Ways to Promote Health and Happiness in Every Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I will never carry a gun into my classroom. However, I believe I have something far more helpful: compassion, caring, and a determination to change the world by reaching the hearts and minds of this generation.

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course took place. Below is the YouTube recording and the Twitter chat of our panelists sharing tips about teacher motivation, balance, and goal-setting.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Should We Teach?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The rise of artificial intelligence and its application to education means educators and startups needs to rethink how it can be applied in the classroom. The post Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Should We Teach? appeared first on Market Brief.

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The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don’t Burn Out

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Kukk on episode 256 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Chris Kukk, author of The Compassionate Achiever , combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more.

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New GPS Feature: Locate Your Kajeet SmartBus

Kajeet

Kajeet is proud to announce the newest feature to our SmartBus™ solution , Global Positioning System, or GPS for short. Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBus

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How to make a curated collection of tweets with TweetDeck

Ditch That Textbook

Twitter chats are a whirlwind of good ideas. Educators tweet to a single Twitter hashtag, answering questions and sharing their best ideas. But when the Twitter chat is over, the ideas often disappear from our brains without a concrete way of harvesting those ideas.

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STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an important group of subjects that are in high demand — not just in classrooms, but in the job market as well.

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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.

Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 44 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Westwood Schools Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hilliard, (soon to be a Colonel in the Army) spoke to our students today.

Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ? Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. We start with a fun get to know you activity, which usually is the 321 Introduction. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses.

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169 Tech Tip #25: My Desktop Keyboard Doesn’t Work

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

“Next generation” learning is receiving some buzz in edtech circles, and so I thought we could delve into it a little more, not least because what I have discovered is a lot of NGO-style verbage, of the kind that is heavy on policy and light on real-world detail.

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.

Secrets of Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 45 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Out beyond complacency and comfort lies a land of opportunity. It requires that you no longer comform to the comfortable. You can’t “phone it in.”

7 Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

EdNews Daily

LinkedIn originally published this article as part of the LinkedIn’s Avoid Student Debt Series. By: Robyn Shulman, 2016. Before the Internet was alive and well in the eyes of the public, there was very little awareness built around different ways to save money for higher education.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it. VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning.

Cultivating creativity in the classroom: Ideas for teachers by teachers

Ditch That Textbook

As we move further and further into the digital age, creativity continues to surge to the top of skills students will need in the future. Barbara Dyer, president of The Hitachi Foundation, wrote that creativity is no longer an option in the workplace.

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.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heidi Sloan is the Iditarod teacher for this year. It starts on March 3 – 18. Get free lesson plans, connect with a musher and get your kids excited.

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New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning? Do you wonder how your pedagogy must change to respond to the technology choices you and your students make? Do you wonder what tools are out there other than what you’ve heard about on Twitter or read on blogs?

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From Great Ideas to Successful Execution

Education Elements

In education reform, the focus is often on the sexy idea-of-the-day—the vision that lights donors up and causes them to give, that can grab headlines, that can give policymakers a political win. All too often we—thought leaders, foundations, policymakers, and, yes, some educators—forget about the real work that has to happen to put these things into action. The actual operations. Leaders

Resilience for Anxious Students

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Did I study enough for this test? Won’t my friends do better than me? If I don’t get an A now, I won’t do well on the next exam, and then will I even get into a good college? Anxious thoughts such as these aren’t always just passing worries. They’re becoming deeply rooted, widespread mantras for young people across America.

EdTech at School

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

What Do You Wear? A Bib or Apron

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 43 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Garrett Grubbs , the Youth Minister at Sherwood Baptist Church, said something in a recent sermon that has me rethinking about almost everything in my life.

10 Steps to Developing a Powerful Learning Culture

Tom Murray

“Be the leader you wish you had.” Simon Sinek. Professional learning in many districts must undergo radical reform, from a model that’s outdated and ineffective to one that’s personal, empowering, and owned by the learner. How can we create such a culture of ownership and empowerment? Clearly define and articulate the vision. Do all stakeholders understand the district’s direction? How should instruction improve with the time that’s invested? How will students benefit?

The Squeaky Wheel

Doug Levin

Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel. Based on her (and her family’s) review of the unfavorable Terms of Participation in the Scholastic Art & Writing Award program, 8th-grader Sasha Matthews took to the internet to make her case.

Citing Sources: The Infographic

Ask a Tech Teacher

EasyBib , the first name most educators think of when citing sources, has created a useful summary on MLA guidelines for citing sources. Best of all, it’s an infographic you can grab and post on your wall (with proper citation, of course): Click here for the original post. More on citations.

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.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Fuini-Hetten on episode 259 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Strategic planning for your school or district can take a variety of forms.

Four Suggestions to Introduce Personalized Learning into Your Organization

Education Elements

As the saying goes, change is hard. This is especially true for leaders introducing personalized learning into their organizations. I often have a front-row seat to the resulting backlash and chaos that stems from leaders as they help their districts make shifts toward personalizing learning for students. Frequently, there are patterns that I see across districts: teachers facing initiative fatigue, questions about why, how, and what, and concerned parents.

Patterns of Innovation: Pixar in a Box

Battelle for Kids

How many times have you heard a student ask some form of the question “why do I need to learn this”? It’s sometimes difficult to come up with an answer that seems grounded in something meaningful to the student. P21 Blog