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A Day in the Life of a Student in a Personalized, Competency-Based School

Education Elements

This blog post was originally published on the CompetencyWorks website, based on data from former Ed Elements team member Mike Wolking. Personalized Learning

Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Google Classroom Comment Bank vs. Setting Your Preferences in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

I was excited in August when Google Classroom got an upgrade. The feature I was most excited about was the Google Classroom comment bank. Two year ago, I decided I was all done taking grading home and moved all feedback and assessment into my classroom , so I was hopeful the comment bank would make giving real-time feedback in class even easier.

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Choice + Imagination = Fantastic Results

User Generated Education

The use of Destination Imagination (DI) has been recommended by my supervisor for use with gifted students. I teach gifted students at two Title 1 elementary schools. DI MISSION. To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. DI PRINCIPLES. Fun learning: Explore STEM/STEAM concepts in a hands-on environment.

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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.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc., into our curriculum.

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Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

Here’s a Preview of November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November is a short month, with a week off to celebrate the holiday. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher: Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership. Hour of Code activities. Let’s talk about Measuring Up–from Mastery Education. Thanksgiving Activities That Keep You in Charge of Learning. The Power of Symbols–What does ‘Turkey’ mean? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Ditch that lesson planner with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Every summer, I bought a planner in hopes that this would be the year that I would use it for the entire year. Just like all my New Year’s Resolutions though, I would keep it up for about a week or two, then forget about it. For the rest of the semester, I would write […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital lesson planners google slides google slides in the classroom online lesson planning using google for lesson plans

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The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Today’s students see themselves as digital natives , the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind.

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).

A Personalized High School: How It Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class. Learn about their successes and lessons from this revolutionary approach to learning being piloted in many districts. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: Halloween Projects, Websites, and Apps. The Impact of VR on Student Education. Is technology outpacing you? Differentiation Simplified with Study.com. Resources for Digital Citizenship Week. Engagement through Competition. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. What Qualities Make an Effective Teacher? 9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Ditch those grades! 18 ways to go gradeless

Ditch That Textbook

Grades. As students, we get them. As teachers, we give them. In our education system learning is measured by a score which translates into a grade. But what does a grade really mean? A grade should be a reflection of what the student has learned. However, we all know that isn’t always the case. What […]. DitchBook Twitter chat alternatives to grades ditching grades gradeless gradeless classroom

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3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). In June, she submitted evidence for and earned all the micro-credentials in the full stack , “Leading a Performance Assessment Community.” Below, she reflects on the experience.

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.

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence. Learn how they did it and what they are teaching in today’s episode. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November 1st-8th: Buy the K-8 curriculum ; get the 55-page Hour of Code bundle for free. What’s in the Hour of Code bundle? 30 K-8 coding activities, organized by grade. 138 images. aligned with ISTE and Common Core. lots of options to differentiate for student needs. Questions? Ask Jacqui Murray at askatechteacher at gmail dot com. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

The Art and Science of Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is far from a science. Many would even argue that it is more of a form of art. Since effective leadership means different things to different people, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this debate to glean a better understanding as to what great leaders do. It consists of a convergence of art and science.

Integrating ed-tech in the classroom one step at a time with the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Today’s students are truly digital natives. Not only were they born and raised surrounded by technology, but that technology was in advanced stages of development. If teachers and even university students still remember floppy disks and have used CDs frequently in their time, younger kids connected directly with the cloud. They use technology in every aspect of their lives and academic activities make no exception. In fact, these probably belong to the most important area they use technology for.

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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.

Atomic Habits for Teachers and Students

The CoolCatTeacher

James Clear on Episode 381 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones , talks about healthy habit building for students and teachers. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

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5 Ways to Make Vital Work Travel Productive and Fruitful

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Traveling to school districts across the country for sales meetings, onboarding and professional development sessions can be exhausting. Use these suggestions to find the benefits. The post 5 Ways to Make Vital Work Travel Productive and Fruitful appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education Innovation Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups wellbeing

Sometimes, you have to walk in the rain

Ditch That Textbook

Today was an unseasonably warm yet gloomy, drizzly day in Indiana. If you were in a school today, you might have spent it indoors, away from the elements and completely dry. I spent part of it walking in the rain. On purpose. I was leaving the airport and making my way toward the long-term economy […]. Teaching

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer by Terry Heick The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education. Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually […]. The post The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer appeared first on TeachThought.

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!

Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

The CoolCatTeacher

John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

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Early intervention: How a tech-based approach is keeping our students in school

eSchool News

Imagine: Jimmy starts high school and has difficulty with math. Although he does well in other subjects, he has low motivation in class and forgets when homework is due. Despite the teacher’s best efforts to encourage him and give him extra help, the student continues to struggle. As the semester continues, the teacher runs out of ideas for helping Jimmy and he falls farther and farther behind his classmates. With the right plan and technology in place, this scenario might never have played out.

TEACHER VOICE: We need phonics, along with other supports, for reading

The Hechinger Report

. “Balanced literacy.” It means different things to different people. On the importance of explicit, systematic phonics instruction , I agree with Emily Hanford’s arguments in her recent article. I also believe that part of the reason we are still having this debate of phonics versus whole language versus balanced literacy is a matter of definitions. Phonics instruction that is all worksheets all the time and those little decodable books is boring.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning by Terry Heick What is the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning? It boils down to purpose. In 50 Ways To Measure Understanding, I talked about the purpose of assessment: Is the assessment for the teacher or the student? If you’re not […]. The post The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

Creative Ways to Foster International Awareness

MiddleWeb

Having taught internationally since 2003, Megan Kelly loves to share her experience and enthusiasm with her students in hope they'll become more globally minded and curious people. Here she shares strategies she uses her classroom to open the world up to middle graders. International Mindedness Wide Open Learning community resources curiosity current events geography international awareness Megan Kelly middle grades worldwide events

Here’s how teachers think SEL can truly help students

eSchool News

A resounding majority of administrators, teachers, and parents say they believe social and emotional learning (SEL) is just as important as academic learning. SEL is the process that helps students understand and regulate their emotions, understand different points of view and show empathy toward others, and develop intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies. Many believe these skills contribute to safer and more positive schools and communities.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

The iPhone App store offers dozens of apps aimed at preschool students. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Preschool is a major market in the world of apps, with more than half of apps on the Apple and Android platforms geared toward kids 5 and under. But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn.