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No. Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative.

Tom Murray

Few will disagree that over the past few years the notion of 3D printing in schools has gained incredible steam. It’s certainly one of the latest bandwagons.

Learning by Design: How Design Tech High School Uses Research

Digital Promise

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

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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.

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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.

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A Teenage Bullying Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Beeghley on episode 173 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sarah Beeghley @the-geeky_girl has been called by a US Senator to tell her story as part of anti-bullying legislation.

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.

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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Top 10 Ways to Make your Projects More Authentic

P21 Blogazine

Each spring, similar versions of the same snarky joke make their way around Twitter: “Every tax season I thank my math teacher for spending so much time in high school on the Pythagorean Theorem!” This is the slightly more mature version of the teenage complaint that teachers are all too familiar with–”When will I ever use this in real life?”. P21 Blog

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

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Shifting My Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

I’ve taught high school English Language Arts (ELA) and history for six years at Juab School District in central Utah. It’s incredible to look back at where I started as a new teacher and see how much my pedagogy and practice have changed since then. One of the biggest reasons for my growth as an educator has been competency-based learning.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Felicia Durden on episode 170 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms.

Eggciting ideas!

EdTech4Beginners

As part of my school’s STEAM week, my class have been doing some egg investigations! We explored: The structure. The make-up of the shell. The strength.

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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

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.

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.

Teaching Adult Learners: 5 Things Teachers Need to Know

EdNews Daily

Online courses have become very popular over the course of five short years. According to an article on Imo Education , they predict that by 2019, 50% of classes will be taken online.

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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.

A Toolkit for Video in the Classroom

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. After a three-year project that showed the promise and challenges of video observation as a tool for teachers’ professional growth, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard has released a comprehensive toolkit to help educators get a successful start with video observations in their own communities.

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K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna and Matt Pace on episode 172 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas.

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126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.)

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.”

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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“I still remember the first time my students and I did a Mystery Skype. They got a big surprise — it was like magic for them.” – Jaime Toribio, Spain

Daily Edventures

Jaime Toribio. Primary School Teacher/IT Leader. Colegio San Agustín. Valladolid, Spain. jtoribio2000. For MIE Expert Jaime Toribio, new teaching and learning strategies are perfectly compatible with traditional methodology.

From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video

TeachThought - Learn better.

From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video contributed by Emily Merritt, letsrecap.com Video can be a powerful strategy for teaching and learning.

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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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.

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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.

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Why What Students Don’t Know Is More Important Than What They Do

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why What Students Don’t Know Is More Important Than What They Do by Terry Heick For me, my biggest takeaway from college was learning what I didn’t know. So many passionate, crazy-smart people–teachers and students–that modeled for me learning as I hadn’t seen it before.

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OPINION: Stop driving kids crazy — A four-year college degree isn’t the only answer

The Hechinger Report

A California high school student practices welding during a class on advanced agricultural mechanics. California is spending $6 million on a campaign to revive and improve vocational education. Wire photo: © The Bakersfield Californian/ZUMAPRESS.com.

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The Importance of Sleep and Strategies For Sleeping Better

MindShift

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.

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.

Why Should Students Study Abroad?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Should Students Study Abroad? About 3 years ago, Teach Thought was included at the table for the first White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship.

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