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3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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Selecting Digital Content for Your School: A How-To Guide

Education Elements

As a learning organization, we are always improving and iterating. School leaders often ask us: “How do I select the right content for my blended classroom?” To help answer this question, we’ve developed an infographic and guide to " Selecting Curriculum to Support Personalized Learning ".

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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.

Anatomy & Physiology “Beneath the Surface Musculoskeletal Disorders Project” Using @WeVideo (including student tutorials) #edtech #STEM

techieMusings

I had a chance to work with our Anatomy & Physiology classes, taught by Dr. Badraslioglu, this past week. We used WeVideo to have students create a “Beneath the Surface: Musculoskeletal Disorders Project” to showcase what they are learning in class.

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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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event.

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.

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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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).

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.

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.

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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 Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2018 – Part Two

Larry Ferlazzo

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

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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.

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.

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Research evidence on bullying prevention at odds with what schools are doing

The Hechinger Report

. In September 2018, I wrote about the so-called “Trump effect” on bullying in schools, citing a study that found higher bullying rates in GOP districts after the 2016 presidential election.

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20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom.

Starting With Positive Assumptions

The Principal of Change

Assumptions can cause a lot of issues in the work that is done by educators. They can be used as a detriment or to your advantage. Think of these negative assumptions. Parents don’t want education to be any different than their experience. Teachers don’t want to change.

“When master teachers learn how to use technology as a tool to enhance and extend their craft, student growth and achievement accelerates beyond all expectations.” – Geri Gillespie, USA

Daily Edventures

Geri Gillespy. Administrator of Digital Integration. West Ada School District. Meridian, Idaho, United States. GeriGillespy . Growing up in California’s Silicon Valley, Geri Gillespie was captivated by the power of technology to do more for students.

Guest Post: Practical Tips for Working with ELL Students in the Social Studies Classroom

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELLs. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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The opioid crisis took their parents, now foster kids left behind are being failed again

The Hechinger Report

Jodie Hicks, left, and her husband, Kevin O’Brien, right, with their granddaughter, Tessa. Tessa started living with her grandparents three years ago. Photo: Doug McSchooler for The Huffington Post.

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Help Students Learn Better With Different Types of Engaging Visuals

EmergingEdTech

Today, students have more homework than the generations of students before them. They also have plenty of distractions in and out of the classroom like social media, social media marketers, online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Make Mondrian Art with Google Sheets

techlearning

Although you might not recognize the name, you most likely will recognize the look. Mondrian Art is an abstract form of art that uses a creative layout of squares and rectangles, often filled in with primary colors.

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Guest Post: How A Social Studies Teacher Can Recognize The “Living History” ELLs Bring With Them

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELLs. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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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.

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Embracing Technology — Using #EdTech to Plan Student-Driven Classes and Set the Stage for Progress & Discovery @PearDeck @Flipgrid @Edpuzzle

techieMusings

I had the opportunity to talk about how I work with the teachers at my school to not simply integrate technology into the classroom, but to help transform the classroom environment to one where students are at the center and actively engaging with and participating in their learning. I wanted to share that article here.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. But are those assumptions correct? Well, now we have research to help us find out.

Guest Post: How to Scaffold the RACE Writing Strategy for Newcomer English Learners

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELLs. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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.

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Conceptual Understanding vs. Procedural Fluency

MIND Research Institute

During the breaks at a couple of recent professional development trainings, my colleagues and I asked teachers to share their definition of “deep conceptual learning.” Common threads ran through the individual responses.