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How We Hire Employees Who Embody 21st Century Skills

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we are proud that our team members model the 21st Century skills we encourage in the classrooms we serve. Our consultants think big, seek collaboration, and enjoy solving the unique challenges each of our districts face. As we continue to see the positive impact of our work, school and district leaders commonly ask us one thing about our team - what does Education Elements look for in a hire? Personalized Learning

Add At Least One C

Teacher Tech

Does Your Lesson Have At Least One C? In planning activities for our students, the first place to start is to ensure that the activity has at least one C, and that C is not clipart. Collaborate The first thing I plan for when designing a lesson is “How will my students collaborate.”

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5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers

eSchool News

When teachers used digital educational games in the classroom, students raised test scores by more than half a letter grade in only three weeks, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University and partners at Legends of Learning , a research-driven educational game platform.

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

NPR Learning and Tech

A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the last 6 years. Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR

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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Achieving a Balance

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to work, I have had to battle some internal conflicts over the years. Early on in my career as a school administrator, and then again in my work in my current position as an ICLE Senior Fellow , I had to be put in place, thankfully, by those who care a great deal about me.

How a Nationwide Networked Improvement Community Seeks to Empower Educators

Insight Education Group

Insight is incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with five districts across four states funded by the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Email Challenge Half-Way Mark: Taking Control of my Inbox #Productivity

techieMusings

I have hit the half-way mark in my email challenge. I will start by saying that one of the strongest takeaways from this experience has been the importance of setting a daily intention. I am no yogi, but I do incorporate yoga into my regular routine.

TEACHER VOICE: In Finland, it’s easier to become a doctor or lawyer than a teacher — Here’s why

The Hechinger Report

Children at school in Eastern Finland. Photo: William Doyle. In Finland, teachers are trusted, appreciated and educated in advanced degree programs. Becoming and being a teacher starts with earning a placement at one of the country’s highly selective teacher education programs.

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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.

Learning How to Learn

Indiana Jen

As a history teacher, I am a great fan of the Crash Course history series. Over the years, Crash Course has expanded beyond World and US History, covering physics, philosophy, mythology, and more. This Fall, they launched a new series: Crash Course Study Skill s.

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

MindShift

When Emerie Lukas was hired to develop and teach a STEM Foundations course to middle school students at the Dayton Regional STEM School , she was starting from scratch.

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Lessons from a Global Design-Centered Learning Network

Digital Promise

What happens when students and teachers are invited to define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them, using powerful technology for creation and collaboration? Digital Promise Global set out to answer this question through a year-long research study in collaboration with Designs for Learning.

Spooktacular STEM Activities & Apps for Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“As astronauts and space travelers children puzzle over the future; as dinosaurs and princesses they unearth the past … as monsters and gremlins they make sense of the unreal.”- ”- Gretchen Owocki. Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are around the corner. It’s the season where all are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and dress up!

OPINION: Not every black person’s story invokes urban poverty and dire need

The Hechinger Report

Backpacks hang from the wall in a New Orleans school. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

3 Google Docs Tools

Teacher Tech

The Google Docs Tools Menu When using any program explore the menus to find those extra features that increase your productivity. Take a look at the Tools menu in Google Docs. Here are 3 noteworthy items in the Tools menu. Document Outline To the left of the document, the Document Outline should be visible. […]. The post 3 Google Docs Tools appeared first on Teacher Tech. Docs Google Intermediate google

3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

eSchool News

There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. But things are changing.

Fostering Respectful Debate in the Digital Age! #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many people don’t know how to argue respectfully or intellectually online. Differences of opinion often lead to personal attacks, cyberbullying and trolling. Even world leaders lack professionalism and tact when they share their disagreements and opinions on social media. Their posts and tweets incite conflicts with other countries and instigate mass protests. We need our learners to be better leaders who use social media and technology to strive for peaceful resolutions.

10 Strategies for Creating a Better IT Culture

Leadership Lounge

When CIOs and IT managers are challenged with unmotivated employees, dysfunctional work environments, lack of teamwork and high employee turnover, it may be an opportune time to create an intervention plan.

Bring poetry to life by using a ‘green screen’

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did a lesson in my school’s STEAM centre. It went really well, so I thought I’d share. And don’t worry, you don’t need any specialist equipment! In the prior lesson, the children had rehearsed poems and learnt them off by heart.

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

NPR Learning and Tech

A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help. Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR

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IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement.

What is the Missing Step in Your District’s Strategic Plan?

Education Elements

All districts have strategic plans. For many districts, they are the most expensive document created in a given year. Getting to a final draft usually takes several months or more and requires the time of many staff and community members. There are committees, meetings, surveys, reviews, discussions and multiple rounds of revision. Personalized Learning School Districts School Leaders

How our school is personalizing learning through co-teaching

eSchool News

Greenwood College School is a not-for-profit, independent, grade 7 to 12 school with about 450 students and about 60 teachers.

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

NPR Learning and Tech

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught. Image credit: Richie Pope for NPR

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Tips for a Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Fast on episode 171 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vice Principal Dr. Amy Fast helps schools how to move their mission from the letterhead to what people do every day. A must-listen for school leaders.

What Bill Gates Learned About U.S. Education in 17 Years—and Why He’s Investing $1.7B More

Edsurge

Bill and Melinda Gates have poured billions of dollars into efforts to shape U.S. K-12 education over the past 17 years. So what’s $1.7 billion more? In his keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland this week, the Microsoft co-founder reflected on some lessons learned about education reform, along with plans to “invest close to $1.7 billion in U.S. public education over the next five years.”

16 Helpful Differentiated Instruction Strategies to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 15, 2017 Here is an interesting visual we designed based on Marcus Guido’s article “20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples”. The visual contains ideas and tips on how to.read more. Repost

6 musts when selecting an A+ identity and access management solution

eSchool News

Summer is over, and most schools and colleges are back in session. As with every year, the biggest challenge for IT departments presents itself during the lead-up to the first day of class and the first couple of weeks that follow.

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them.

Teaching Email Signatures by @dyerksjr1

Teacher Tech

Teach Students to Create Gmail Signatures Guest Blog Post by Don Yerks On October 1, 2017, I received an email from a student asking me to check on an assignment. To my amazement, she had placed a “Signature” in the message area of the email. When I saw her in class the next day, I […]. The post Teaching Email Signatures by @dyerksjr1 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Gmail Google gmail google

10 Practical Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 19, 2017 Below is a handy visual we created based on Marcus post. It features 10 practical strategies you can use to foster a growth-mindset culture in your class. These include: avoid.read more. Repost

How To Handle Anxiety-Fueled Refusals To Go To School

MindShift

Your child doesn’t want to go to school. It’s a daily struggle that many parents are familiar with. But what if your child refuses to go to school? Mental health professionals and educators say what used to be considered run-of-the-mill truancy could actually be something else.

Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors

Edsurge

A decade ago professors complained of a growing “epidemic” in education: Wikipedia. Students were citing it in papers, while educators largely laughed it off as inaccurate and saw their students as lazy, or worse. As one writing instructor posted to an e-mail list in 2005: “Am I being a stick-in-the-mud for for being horrified by students’ use of this source?”. How things have changed. Today, a growing number of professors have embraced Wikipedia as a teaching tool.