Sat.Aug 05, 2017 - Fri.Aug 11, 2017

2 Tools to Help You Learn Students’ Names

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner.” ” – Rachel Ingber. Many of us are headed back to school. Within the first days you need to cultivate relationships and create a community. Learning each other’s names correctly is significant to forming a strong bond with your students and for students to form strong bonds with each other.

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How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

Scott Heister, an engineering and physics teacher, began mentoring his high school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team in his home state of Michigan 19 years ago. Since then, the robotics program has overcome their fair share of obstacles, including nearby factories shutting and decreased funding for their program, while working hard to transform culture in their school and build leaders in STEM.

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Google Slide Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

After posting my Google Doc Scavenger Hunt activity, I had several teachers ask if I had created scavenger hunts for any of the other Google tools. Below is the scavenger hunt I designed for Google Slides. Teachers are welcome to access and use this Google Slide Scavenger Hunt. Just click “File” on the presentation and “Make a copy.” ” It will automatically save to your Google Drive, then you can edit your version so it works for your students.

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Beginning the School Year: It’s About the Learners Not the Content

User Generated Education

9Too many classes, all grade levels, begin the school year with getting down to academic business – starting to cover content, discussing expectations regarding academic requirements, giving tests, and other academic information provided by the teacher to the students in a mostly one-way communication. The human or social element is often disregarded.

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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.

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” – Oxford English Dictionary. The 2016 TED prize winner, Sarah Parcak , used the award money to fund her citizen science project, Globalxplorer.org. This online platform protects and preserves ancient sites by encouraging people to work with archaeologists to analyze satellite images and identify possible looting.

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. Debt without degrees: That’s the reality facing more than half of all young people entering four-year colleges — they seemingly vanish from university rolls into the vapor of attrition. Instead of tossing mortarboards into the air come June, these non-graduates face a rocky climb in the job force, where they scramble to make up for their educational gaps. Click to tweet.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Without its one-stop curation of class management activities such as attendance, homework, grading, discussions, resources, and more, each with their own separate website, login, and password, technology use in education would be defined by chaos.

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What Exactly Is Curriculum?

Education Elements

I recall one distinct shocking moment as a new teacher. It was when a mentor teacher was onboarding me. She walked me to my classroom, opened a cabinet door rather proudly, showed me two shelves filled with textbooks and supplementary materials (worksheets, assessment guides, etc.) and said, “This is your 6th grade math curriculum.”. Curriculum Classrooms

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

When looking towards the future of education and instruction, hardware will not be the catalyst for change. The people behind the technology will be the ones who transform student learning. Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment.

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).

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

Neo LMS

It seems somehow antiquated to speak of technology as if it is a distinct category of life experiences. Of course from an industrial or commercial point of view the distinction makes sense, but from a sociological — and in our case pedagogic — aspect our experience of modern life is practically indistinguishable from technology. Positing that “technology affects our lives” is as redundant as claiming that the alphabet affects our lives.

Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. This means students take an active part in achieving education and personal goals. The problem is how to persuade students to voluntarily reflect on their progress, rethink goals, and make the required adjustments to achieve success? There’s also the problem of assessing this sort of non-metric thinking.

Cloud QR: A classroom friendly app to create QR codes

EdTech4Beginners

Working with QR codes in the classroom can be both fun and powerful. There are plenty of really useful areas where QR codes can enhance the learning experience. For instance, you can display a QR code next to a hard math problem, and when scanned, the problem is explained. A QR code by a picture of a letter could simplify learning by playing the letter sound when scanned. How I stopped worrying and learned to love the QR code!

Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. Through this work, we see powerful examples of innovation across education — from students creating their own virtual reality (VR) films, to researchers working with technology developers to improve edtech efficacy, to educators rethinking their own professional development with the use of micro-credentials.

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.

Aligning the 10 Building Blocks for Future Ready Schools

Battelle for Kids

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion. Making those transitions is complex work, however, and many school administrators and teachers aren’t exactly sure how to proceed beyond some vague ideas about doing things differently. P21 Blog

Is Whole Brain Teaching Right for Me?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have challenging students in your classes, there’s a good chance someone has suggested that you look into Whole Brain Teaching (WBT). Whole Brain Teaching is an active teaching method designed to maximize student engagement in lessons, positive interactions with classmates, and educational fun. Instruction includes vocal directions mixed with hand gestures, inflections, full body movement, head motions, and chants.

5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

In an effort to keep up with the fast-paced world driven by technological advances, the education system is including more and more technology into classrooms all over the country. While critics argue about the slow-pace adoption of ed-tech in school instruction, at least we see things moving in the right direction. We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth.

How Parents Can Help Autistic Children Make Sense of their World

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Glenn, a high-functioning seventeen-year-old with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), comes home from school and tells his mother at dinner, “Allen was mean today.” His mother debates what to do. Should she ask for more details or let the subject drop? She knows that Glenn is not much of a storyteller. Personal narratives are commonplace, and many people don’t realize just how important they are.

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.

Avoiding Initiative Overload

A Principal's Reflections

As many of us know all too well, the process of change is not always a successful venture. It is fraught with twists and turns, not to mention challenges that come in all shapes and sizes. Out of the chaos excuses materialize, further complicating the process. One common excuse, or challenge depending on your point of view, is too many initiatives at once. In business, some estimates indicate that 70 percent of change initiatives fail. That’s right.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Enter the giveaway contest. Show Sponsor: PowerSchool This summer, PowerSchool announced the Unified Classroom.

3 Videos of Beginning Teachers Show the Promise of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Based in concrete, research-backed skills, micro-credentials clarify the road to great teaching, which is why Educators Rising stands behind them. However, we know that it takes a certain “boldness” just to get on that road. Today, Educators Rising is delighted to shine a spotlight on three communities that have approached what it takes to navigate the journey to powerful classroom teaching in a new way and seized the opportunity to leverage micro-credentials to do so.

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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!

Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Emerging technologies can help put strategies like standards-based grading and competency-based learning into context for parents, students and teachers. The post Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog competency-based education standards-based grading Startups

Virtual Worlds For Higher Education: The New Real-World Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

When you think of virtual reality the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t education, it’s more entertainment! Well, one of the fastest growing industries in the world is trying to reach a wider audience one of which is Education, and higher Education. There are many different ways this could benefit students and we look forward to seeing how this is implemented in the coming years.

3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations with James Sturtevant

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 122 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today James Sturtevant @jamessturtevant helps us hack our classroom presentations. So, whether they are flipped or in person, you can have more engagement with these tools and ideas. We’re also giving away a copy of his book to a lucky winner, Hacking Engagement Again. Awesome! Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Are Hope and Engagement Key Student Success Indicators?

Ascend Math

Engagement is driven when students know how to apply what they know. Have you seen the 2016 Gallup Student Poll? According to Gallup, the Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in … Continue reading → student motivation ASCD Edtech update Gallup Student Poll hope student engagement well-being

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.

7 Digital Icebreakers for #BacktoSchool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It’s the little conversations that build the relationships and make an impact on each student.” ” – Robert John Meehan. Back to school is around the corner! Building strong relationships is the key to a successful school year. We need to ensure every student knows we believe in them no matter their past behavior or performance. Every student walks in the class with a clean slate not only with you, but also with their peers.

VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN FOR OUR SxSWEDU SESSIONS

Battelle for Kids

Once again, the P21 network of Exemplar schools and member organizations is eager to represent at SxSWedu in Austin next March. If you are new to this process, here’s an overview: Aspiring presenters draft their application and then share it with the public via an online voting platform called Panel Picker. Voting begins Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. P21 Blog

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Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 123 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. She gives us tips for developing savvy in our students. She also talks about the “term” fake news and if we should be using it at all. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here.

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