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Top 5 Tips for Teaching English Online

EdNews Daily

Every day, more teachers leave the classroom, and they are looking for different ways to stay in education and still make a difference using their skills, talents, passion and knowledge. Becoming an online teacher is a big step , one that most educators have never even considered. However, online teaching is becoming an option for many. Teaching English online to students who live in other countries is starting to become a very attractive possibility for many educators.

NEW School Update: Class Size Matters

Catlin Tucker

This won’t surprise anyone in education, but class size matters. It matters a lot. The bigger the class, the harder it is to meet the individual needs of the learners in our classrooms. As I began to pilot NEW School this year, my goals were to: provide students with individualized learning paths. make time for conversations about where students are at in their learning. engage students in meaningful project-based learning. provide real-time feedback on student work.


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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality and virtual reality. Are these buzzwords or are they things that can be used to improve learning? Today Steven Anderson @web20classroom brings back the veil and helps us learn about these emerging technologies. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These four topics cover every aspect of our life. Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit. It’s the weather that changes our picnic plans to the natural disaster that destroyed a town in our own state. Technology includes the iPads toddlers play on, the smartphones we use to guide our days, the apps that turn our lights on and off–or start our car.

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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.

How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

EdNews Daily

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation. Many high schoolers never receive the guidance, training, or opportunities necessary to adequately prepare them for post-graduation life.

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Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Yes, there are mounds of curricula students must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. ( [link] ).

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Ditch That Textbook

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less than 50 percent. And that’s being generous.) There’s a big reason I believe that these newsletters — which could be great parent/teacher communication tools — fall on deaf ears (or [.].

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Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions.

Resources to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Teacher Reboot Camp

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ” – Anaïs Nin. March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is important for teachers to recognize these events and highlight the great women of history. Even though we have made progress as far as equality and rights for women we still have much more progress to be made.

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).

Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see see my review of Kiddom ). These include: Planning — personalized curriculum to meet the changing needs of students. Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance. Student Ownership — empower students with the ability to track their own progress.

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Student Empowerment - Getting From Vision to Practice

Battelle for Kids

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) agree that today’s students need learning that goes beyond the traditional subjects and modes of learning. In 2016, ISTE released updated standards for students that envision a significant shift in learning and teaching amplified by meaningful use of technology in education.

5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts #5ideaFriday

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 30: Excellent Language Arts with Teacher Alex Corbitt on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast | 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today teacher @Alex_Corbitt from the Bronx has 5 created ideas to help improve and make language arts learning fun. Listen to Alex’s Ideas for Improving the Language Learning Classroom. Listen to this episode on iTunes. Stream by clicking here.

10 ways Google Keep can help streamline life at school

Ditch That Textbook

For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It can get littered with them pretty easily. The worst is when I would take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school. I have literally driven to school late at night [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google keep organization

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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.

169 Tech Tip #120–Why Use Airplane Mode

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #120–Why Use Airplane Mode. Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Sub-category: Hardware, Internet. Q: Why would I use airplane mode when I’m not flying?

The Business of Making a Difference

Battelle for Kids

When I was first approached by RWS to start a business in my first grade class, I was hesitant. How would a student-run business work in the first grade? What did I know about business myself? My only experience operating a business hails from a less than profitable summer hosting a lemonade stand when I was six. P21 Blog


5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. 5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day by James Sturtevant Just because I’ve authored a couple of books and host a podcast on engagement does not mean that I don’t have challenging days in the classroom. Last Friday was one of those days! The first three periods went great. My students […]. The post 5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students


Surface learners are not a new species. They’ve always been here. They just weren’t called by such a scientific name. For those of you not familiar with the term, surface learners are those students that are accepting new facts and ideas that are unconnected in their minds, with the sole purpose of memorizing and storing them as isolated items. In other words, they don’t care about learning new things, they just care about getting a passing grade.

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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.

How to Run a Parent Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents often find technology a roadblock to helping their children with classwork. There are too many geeky tools with too few instructions, and every year, what they thought they understood changes. Like students, they don’t want to sound like Luddites, so they struggle for a while and ultimately give up. With that comes either disinterest or pushback against your efforts to blend tech into learning. Both are dangerous to your teaching goals.

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Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment. Today Suzy Lolley @suzylolley teaches us the ins and outs of Seesaw. Here’s the great thing — Seesaw is SIMPLE! Kindergarteners are using it!

Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s face it – great things occur in all schools on a daily basis. We see the fruits of our labor through our students as they show growth in learning over time. There is nothing more gratifying as a servant of education then when our passion translates into helping students of various ability levels accomplish tasks that they themselves never thought possible.

Celebrating Engineers and their Contributions to Make the World a Better Place

Digital Promise

Every winter, we celebrate Engineers Week by learning about the various types of engineering, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, computer, software, aerospace, and others. We learn about many famous engineers and their contributions, but most importantly, we understand what it takes to become an engineer. This time is particularly meaningful to me, since I was lucky enough to grow up with an engineer.

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!

Avoid Rabbit Holes

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

One of the best lessons we learned while growing from subject-matter experts to running and scaling a business was how important it is to stay focused, and not become overwhelmed with the sheer number of tasks. A couple of years ago, we asked a start-up experienced colleague to put together a “Business Bootcamp” class… The post Avoid Rabbit Holes appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog #edtech #Edutech #entrepreneurs #infercabulary communication focus k12 organization

Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Kyle Taylor tells how they saved half their setup costs per classroom on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. Today, learn all about their decision making process and how teachers are using iPads and Google classroom to teach.

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How Touchpoint Compares to Other Tools

Education Elements

There are many project management tools such as Trello and Basecamp that are already out there, and they’re great. However, we found that there was still something missing and that none of the existing solutions really met the needs of our school districts. Blog Education K-12 Educators Partners EdTech Analytics touchpoint

#CUE17- The Game


For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois. My role has been to monitor social media, contribute to virtual conversations, and share ideas and resources with the #notatcue folks who are participating from a distance. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on using digital badging as a way to document professional learning at CUE events.

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.

Use tech to connect pupils from around the world.


I recently was contacted on Twitter by a teacher asking to make a learning link between her class and one in my school: I passed the details on and the 2 classes have made contact. They wrote on the class blogs and found out lots of information: What a great way to connect learners from all around the world. If you’re not on Twitter, give it a try. Have you made school connections through social media? Tell me about it by commenting below.

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Harris @edtechspec an elementary edtech director from California, talks about an attitude of innovation. We can empower ourselves with an attitude of fearlessness and trying new things. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

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Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has taken the education system by storm. The idea behind it is simple: students are allowed and encouraged to use their own phones, tablets, e-readers, or notebooks in the classroom. There’s been a lot of talk about BYOD in schools, on whether or not it is beneficial for the learning process of students, with serious arguments in both camps. I for one believe BYOD at school is a clear case of the if you can’t fight it, embrace it mantra.

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