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A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. You don’t have to be a fan of technology, but you do need to understand that it’s a catalyst for some exciting pedagogical changes.

12 ways to really make Genius Hour work in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Lots of schools and classrooms are making innovation a priority and changing how day-to-day school is done. Don Wettrick’s students take it to a whole new level. Don teaches “Innovation Class,” where students take on a project that connects with their passions.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. My sister is a senior in high school. Whenever we spend time together I ask her about “what the kids are into these days?”

5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Aaron Sams shares productivity secrets on episode #25 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aren’t you tired of being overwhelmed by technology? Do you really need the latest thing to be more productive?

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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9 must-read blogs for innovative teachers

eSchool News

Social media’s popularity means educators have a number of avenues to develop their professional learning networks and learn from one another. Blogging gives educators a platform to share best practices, pose questions to their peers, and explore new ideas about teaching and learning.

Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Superintendent Anael Alston Shares His Thoughts in Episode #24 for Thought Leader Thursday From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Anael Alston @ DrAAlston talks about common misconceptions that educators have about students in poverty.

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher General growth mindset

From Classic to FANTASTIC- New Google Sites

EdTechTeam

Classic sites was an “acquired taste” for myself, students, and attendees. Anytime I presented a session on classic sites, I would give myself a pep talk about how classic sites was not for the faint of heart and only for those that wanted a challenge.

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.

The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more

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!].

Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library.

11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

11 Things to Start With in Google Classroom In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you […]. The post 11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom google

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class. Photo: Jackie Mader. BLOOMFIELD, N.J. When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students.

Virtual inclusion helps this district commit to all students–no matter what

eSchool News

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all education. Today, forward-thinking school leaders know that leveraging powerful learning technology can help all students excel and learn to work collaboratively with peers–even if that student is homebound due to chronic illness.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too!

Educators Shape Minecraft’s Growing Presence in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to new teacher-approved features, adding the video game to your class is even easier. Classroom Game-based Learning Software

Managing Workflow with Google Sites and Google Classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

Many teachers battle with the decision of whether to use Google Sites or Google Classroom. In my opinion, it is not a question of either or, it is a question of how we can use them both to manage workflow efficiently and in a way that will transform the learning for our students.

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed

The Hechinger Report

A high-tech program designed to predict which students are at risk of failure might sound like a way to extend a helping hand. Some students don’t see it that way. They worry that the data will be used to label them before they have a chance to make their own impression on a teacher.

How to Create Awesome Infographics for Your Students

My Paperless Classroom

It’s easy to find infographics on any topic with a simple Google search. Do you know what would make you an even cooler teacher? Your own infographics! The post How to Create Awesome Infographics for Your Students appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial Infographic

Guiding Principles and Tech Help Students Become Leaders

EdTech Magazine

By Nathan Lang Education technology tools help promote and cultivate leadership skills. Classroom Leadership Management

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Using @Flipgrid in Online #APCalculus to Allow Students to Verbalize Their Thinking Process #mathchat #flipclass

techieMusings

One of my biggest goals in teaching my section of Online AP Calculus this year has been finding ways to continue to hear my students “talk.” I want to hear how they are thinking through the process of solving problems.

3 tips for finding the best teacher-helpful edtech

eSchool News

Learning how to effectively use and implement new classroom edtech requires educators to spend their most valuable currency: time. Time spent troubleshooting technology in the classroom is wasted, and it can make educators skeptical of new technology.

Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

NPR Learning and Tech

A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs. Image credit: Jon Marchione for NPR

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Similar students, different results: a look at where black college students do best, and worst

The Hechinger Report

. It seems it really does matter what college you go to, especially if you’re black.

Are schools really made for learning?

Neo LMS

How to teach more efficiently? and How to learn more efficiently? are two questions that puzzle educational professionals and students from the dawn of education.

How one platform is launching student careers in high school

eSchool News

Tinh Tran likes to bring his science classes at University High School in Irvine, Calif., on field trips to local companies to get a firsthand look at how scientists and engineers spend their day.

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

NPR Learning and Tech

In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

EmergingEdTech

Small Country Embraces Education Technology at a National Level In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

No one disagrees with the importance of the visual in communicating. The problem usually is creating it. Most teachers aren’t adept at matching colors, picking fonts and font sizes, and then laying everything out artistically.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers!

Just What IS A Charter School, Anyway?

NPR Learning and Tech

The Trump administration has indicated that charter schools are a major part of its education agenda. Many Americans, though, aren't sure how they work. Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The 5 top priority classroom practices

eSchool News

“If we don’t have enough time or resources to do everything we’re asked to do, or want to do in the classroom, what should we do?” Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, asked.