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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework. The idea behind Shlechty’s framework is, in short, to focus on the work that students do, and the systems that produce that work. While […]. The post 5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest.

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5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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Why I Became A Teacher

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Jill Drum. A few years ago, I began planning my retirement for when I reached the end of 31 years of teaching. This June will be it, and as the date rapidly approaches, panic is setting in. My whole identity is that of a teacher. Even during time outside of the classroom, I clip relevant news articles to share or pick up souvenirs like geodes from the Grand Canyon to crack open and investigate with my students. So who will I be and what will I do?

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.

Subscriber Special: December

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 10th-January 2nd. 15% Discount Sitewide on. Structured Learning.net. Code: HAPPYHOLIDAY15. How to use this: Go to Structured Learning. Fill your shopping cart with your holiday gifts. When checking out, apply the code, HAPPYHOLIDAY15. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Flatt in Episode 399 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Play can be used to teach. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms. Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Ross Flatt’s Bio as Submitted.

Toward the Digital Transformation of K-12

The Journal

Digital transformation — where organizations move from analog, paper-and-pencil processes, to fundamentally new processes enabled by digital technologies — is happening in virtually every industry. In this blog post — Part 1 of a two part series — we explore the what, why, and how of digital transformation outside of K-12

Beyond the Hour of Code: 20+ free lessons for teaching computer science

Ditch That Textbook

Computer Science Education Week is the first week of December. Have you heard of, participated in, or seen images of the Hour of Code on social media? If so, you probably know how engaged students are and how creatively they solve problems when learning computer science. If you have wondered how to harness that excitement […]. Guest Blog Uncategorized code coding computer science computer science education csedweek hour of code

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. It is most pleasing to see the strides made improving educational standards in developing countries using appropriate, well-designed educational technology. Chatterbox. Chatterbox is an online language school that employs the latent talent of professionals, who also happen to be refugees.

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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).

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started. Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. He also discusses why the argument that every child won’t become a coder just doesn’t hold water. Enjoy Hour of Code week!

Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December. Bear in mind–it’s a short month! Holiday Gifts for Teachers. Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective. Have Santa Call Your Kids. 16 Holiday Websites and 13 Projects For Your Student. Where did Christmas Come From? End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer. End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence.

25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Ditch That Textbook

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind. Coding. We can use the excitement and engagement from events like the Hour of Code […]. DitchBook Twitter chat coding coding across the curriculum computer science computer science education week hour of code

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6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on November 8, 2018, in OEB Insights. The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or Higher Ed , face-to-face instruction can’t possibly be the only solution. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up. E-learning trends come and go.

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.

5 Ways to Help a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Debbie Scott’s Bio as Submitted. Debbie Scott is from Midland, Texas where she lives with her husband.

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued. For me, as a teacher, I am always happy with a gift certificate that works anywhere but there are time-proven ways to get more creative than a gift that sounds like “money” When I chat with teacher friends, here are the most popular gifts they’ve gotten over the years.

I Am Connected, Therefore I Learn

Catlin Tucker

Is it possible to learn without being connected to a network of other people? Click To Tweet. Before technology redefined the way information is developed, organized, shared, and archived, it might have been possible for an individual to learn without a network. Technology is quickly redefining what it means to learn and what learning looks like.

Extending Computer Science Education Week with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and millions of students across the United States will participate in an Hour of Code. Over the last four years, the Hour of Code has been instrumental in offering children the opportunity to try coding. Computer science, however, is much more than just coding, and students need much more time to learn and practice computing skills and dispositions to be prepared for the world in which they’re growing up.

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.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. I have learned this from experience both with my students and my children who have learning differences.

What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code. Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade. 10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code. Hour of Code 101. Metaverse–Education Game-changer. A Thanksgiving Poll for Students–What does ‘Turkey’ mean? Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership. Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Coaching For Innovation: 10 Competencies to Maximize the Impact of a Coach

Education Elements

“I don’t think I would have made it through that year without her.” “His His support and confidence in me helped me grow and achieve in ways I never had before.” “She She pushed me to change the way I think about my work and my life, and I am a better person for it.”. In a recent conversation with a group of district leaders, each individual reflected on key benchmarks in their careers that profoundly impacted their leadership trajectory.

College Major Myths

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anyone studying the humanities probably has a story of someone raising a skeptical eyebrow and asking: “What do you plan to do with that?” Students who major in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, however, are usually congratulated on choosing a dependable, lucrative path.

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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!

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp!

Entrepreneurs Can Have a Productive Holiday Season Without Working Long Hours

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Holiday-season strategies can make entrepreneurs even more productive in the near year. The post Entrepreneurs Can Have a Productive Holiday Season Without Working Long Hours appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog CEO entrepreneur holidays productivity Startup

Unleashing the True Potential of Video for Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The best job on the planet is that of a parent. I can’t begin to explain how awesome it has been over the years watching my kids grow up and being actively engaged in their lives. Sure, there are some lows along the way, but the highs are what bring so much joy and purpose into our own lives. If you are a parent, you know exactly what I am talking about. I had always envisioned the types of activities my kids would participate in with sports being one of them.

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas. This post is dedicated to Technology.

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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.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment.

Leadership challenges for Tony Sinanis

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tony Sinanis asked a few of us to send him some (relatively quick) leadership challenges for his district’s school administrators. Here are the three I came up with today: What three would you submit? No related posts. Leadership and Vision leadership

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning contributed by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can discourage student effort and achievement (Hattie & Timperley, 2007, Dinham). Like my experience, the only […]. The post 20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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