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10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

Ditch That Textbook

Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey. Inefficient. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students. Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe). Students turn it in the next day.

#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Dr. Tom Grissom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Let’s learn about One Note with Dr. Tom Grissom.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age!

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3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media.

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.

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Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

MindShift

Most educators acknowledge that literacy is important, but often the focus is on reading because for a long time that is what achievement tests measured.

It’s Past Time For Education 3.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post It’s Past Time For Education 3.0 appeared first on TeachThought. Trends & Shifts Experienced Teacher General

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching.

Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

My Paperless Classroom

Are you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project? Google Slides just might be the perfect fit.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Characters Come to Life in the Point and Play Maker Box for Creative Kids!

Kleinspiration

Get Qurious is an interactive play-based experience for children ages 4-9. The Maker Box takes the classic Three Little Pigs story and brings it to life with its engaging, interactive app, story cards, pretend play masks, sticker book, and puzzle.

100 things I wish someone had told me about teaching

Ditch That Textbook

As a brand new teacher, I was trapped out on an island. Isolated. Stuck in a “silo,” so to speak. I had a lot to learn. Sadly, I had a hard time learning from others. I felt like I had to do it all. Plus, I was the only teacher in my content area in the [.].

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

The Hechinger Report

Veterans in College Source: National Veteran Education Success Tracker. Despite often having to juggle schoolwork with jobs and families, veterans attending college under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are finishing at rates slightly higher than their classmates, a new report shows.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leaders don’t play king of the hill, they make a bigger hill. Today is Digital Learning Day.

Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. Any online activity contributes to their “digital portrait”, making them vulnerable targets to advertisers and internet predators. Taking Precautions.

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English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing

NPR Learning and Tech

The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English. Image credit: Brittany Mayes/NPR

“Not as much as you pretend.”

The Principal of Change

Working with groups, I often hear this question when talking about parents and their lack of willingness for their students to use technology. What about the parents that do not want their students using technology in the classroom?”.

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

The Hechinger Report

Matt Langley on a break from class. Bikes and boards are always available to help students with stress and anxiety. Photo: Austin Haeberle. Skinny and teeming with nervous energy, Matt Langley grew up with an outlook that was anything but upbeat. “I

Profiles in Success: Pickerington Schools Move From Traditional to "Tradigital" Math Classrooms

MIND Research Institute

Pickerington Schools in Ohio has over 10,000 students and a notable 96.5% graduation rate. This high-achieving district takes pride in prioritizing student engagement and enthusiasm for learning.

8 Myths about online education debunked

Neo LMS

Online education, which has almost become synonymous with distance-learning, is a serious alternative to traditional education, not only in the US but also in other countries around the world. As per a recent survey , 5.8

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk and focus on the need to improve student agency in our schools and rightfully so (see my post on this topic HERE ). Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes.

Cool new Google Slides video functionality!

NeverEndingSearch

You’ll want to share these tips with both teachers and students. Google Slides recently added some new functionality for working with video. Slides has become my go-to presentation platform for the easy ability to collaborate and build with others and for its portability.

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The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #18 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Principal Ryan Kaczmark From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I called Principal Ryan Kaczmark @ rkaczmark , he bubbled over with excitement from the Lemonade Wars experience.

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.

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10 Great Tools for Creating High-Quality Educational Podcasts

EmergingEdTech

Have you Ever Considered Implementing Podcasts as a Part of in Your Teaching Methods? In 2004, Ben Hammersley was the first person to use the word podcasting in an article for the Guardian. He used. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

NPR Learning and Tech

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

The traditional classroom works so why change it?

eSchool News

The traditional classroom works, so why change it? This is something anyone involved in leading educational change hears at some stage. The traditional classroom, where direct instruction is the primary method of teaching, does work. It has worked for decades.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. After all, what better way to secure a foothold in the market than impressing one’s brand to future consumers at a young age? Even more confounding is all three Classrooms offer functionalities that one might find in a learning or device management system.

Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment New Teacher

DeVos praises virtual schools, but new research points to problems

The Hechinger Report

. It was the best of times and the worst of times for virtual schools, which allow students to go to school without ever stepping into a school building.

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Why my students are real world-ready with nothing but a device

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Award-winning science teacher Anthony Johnson, whose real-world ‘Johnsonville’ approach article was a viral hit, delves further into how his students use their devices in every lesson, every day.].

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

Edsurge

British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done. It was back then that he delivered a TED talk on the topic of whether schools kill students’ creativity —and today, that video has been viewed over 43 million times, currently holding the title of “most popular TED talk of all time.”.

How Might We Spur More Innovation in Higher Education?

StratEDgy

The worldwide market for higher education is large – and shifting. StratEDgy

Using Google+ for Professional Development

EdTechTeam

Temple ISD became a G-Suite for Education District in 2013. We started by concentrating on six base apps - Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Draw, Slides, and Gmail.