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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.

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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Station Rotation Model: Student Designed & Led Stations

Catlin Tucker

One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital citizenship lessons from a 9-year-old with 18,000 Twitter followers

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!].

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.

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 [.].

Survey Says 86 Percent of Schools Expect to Spend More on Digital Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Investment in digital is rising, and schools need to prepare teachers and students for its adoption. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Online Learning

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.

Teachers in one district urged to learn in their pajamas

eSchool News

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these [teachers] from the swift completion of their [PD].

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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“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

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.].

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

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.

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.

5 things schools can learn from the food truck phenomenon

eSchool News

Unless you have been hiding out in the remote hills of the Appalachians, you have probably noticed the onslaught and popularity of food trucks over the last several years.

The Right Classroom Design Fosters Innovation [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Students and teachers benefit from tools like standing desks. Classroom Hardware

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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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.

The top 10 teaching takeaways from TCEA

eSchool News

Editor’s note : What was your favorite TCEA 2017 moment or memory? What did you learn, and what new ideas did you take home with you? Share it with us by leaving a comment at the bottom of this story, or tweet to @eSchoolNews on Twitter.

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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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

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

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.