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2 BRAND NEW tools to help students display work, reflect

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides is such a versatile tool in G Suite (Google Apps). It goes much further than creating a slide presentation to show on the screen to the entire class.

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Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

Web filtering is required by law, as long as schools wish to receive e-rate funding to supply their digital classrooms. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools “block Internet access to pictures that are (a) obscene (b) child pornography or (c) harmful to minors.”

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5 Resources To Make Your Next Presentation Pop

The Web20Classroom

Perhaps you are like me and have to sit through presentations often. Sometimes they are great. You can tell the presenter put a lot of thought into what they want to talk about and it feels like they really know their stuff.

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Inquiry Experienced Teacher General

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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How to Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs

EmergingEdTech

Jessica Meacham built a robust worksheet and did a lot of research to find the parent-teacher app that best fit her requirements. Teacher Gets Serious About Comparing Apps to Find the Right one for. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

MindShift

When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity implementation.

3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial

The Principal of Change

As I have contended for years, “Innovation” is about mindset, not skill set. How we look at the world, is how we move forward, learn, and create.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. Photo: Meghan E. Murphy. By design, some students go through two years of kindergarten in Middletown, New York. People associate repeating grades with disastrous consequences.

How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams (12 Tips!)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams (12 Tips!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 12 Tips to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams. Becoming a Google Certified Educator can be intimidating and confusing. The program has grown, evolved, and changed over the last couple years.

How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

MindShift

Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. And after the teacher spends time evaluating the student’s work, many students never look at the feedback, a cycle that frustrates both parties and isn’t the most effective way to learn.

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A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Whole Child Experienced Teacher General

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

Neo LMS

The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the better.

YouTube Kids Launches #Learn A Language

EdNews Daily

YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos. YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds. Download in iTunes or Google Play. Kicking off this month!

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of being a guest on Dr. Will Deyamport’s podcast called the Dr. Will Show. You can view the Google Hangout video HERE.

Inequality and education in the age of Trump

The Christensen Institute

Fears are mounting that technology will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. At the same time, despite its clear benefits, free trade does lead to the displacement of some individuals’ jobs.

How Finland’s youngest learners obey the rules — by fooling around in school

The Hechinger Report

Children in Eastern Finland in what is considered one of the most important activities of the day: recess. Photo: William Doyle. It is lunch time at the University of Eastern Finland’s teacher training lab school in North Karelia, a lush forest and lake district on the Russian border.

K–12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Jacquelyn Bengfort Districts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile. Bring Your Own Device Classroom Cloud Collaboration Management Networking

How this Teacher is Finding True Joy in Her Profession: A Chat with Ariel from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

This is our third interview with teachers from 51Talk. I enjoyed this interview. You can hear the happiness in Ariel’s voice as you read her experience. If you have any questions about teaching with 51Talk, please reach out to us. You can also apply to teach at this link: 51Talk Application.

Curriculum Mapping with G Suite

EdTechTeam

Wouldn't it be great to create a flexible, collaborative and free Curriculum Mapping solution for unit planning and horizontal and vertical articulations using G Suite? It's now possible!

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What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist

CUE

Celebrating New Years as a teacher is a strange proposition because we don’t operate on the calendar the way most people do. This isn’t the new year. The new year started five or six months ago, or is coming in six months. This is, quite literally, the middle of the year.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

I don’t typically make “pie in the sky” New Year’s resolutions, but. this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom!

5 ways to make thinking visible

eSchool News

The high-stakes nature of state exams means that schools need to assess student understanding in real time rather than wait for scores at the end of year or even the end of a unit.

Pedagogy of Imperfection

ProfHacker

] This post is co-authored with Autumm Caines and Rebecca J. Hogue. Together we are the co-directors of Virtually Connecting. ]. They say perfect is the enemy of done, but there may be more value to imperfection in pedagogy than just getting things done.

New Feature! Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications Google Classroom once again released some new features yesterday! Now when students submit an assignment late you will receive a notification on your phone if you have them enabled. You will also receive an email that says “Submitted late.” ” Late Work Sometimes students turn things in after the due date, […]. The post New Feature! Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications appeared first on Teacher Tech.

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Today, with Chromebooks, it is less expensive to give each child a device than it is to provide all the resources that device provides (i.e. pen, paper, notebooks, ruler, calculator, reading material, drawing materials, etc.).

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

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 on Monday, January 23rd for the next must-read post!]. “At

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. That’s an argument that my. partner Phil Hill and I have argued here on EdSurge and elsewhere.

LeVar Burton: Digital Devices Can Embrace Storytelling

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut The former Reading Rainbow host shares the power of storytelling in his life and beyond. Classroom Internet Mobile Apps Mobility

Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom

eSchool News

Smartphones, tablets and other technology tools have tons of potential to help students learn–if they’re used properly. And when properly implemented, those tools can help students build the collaboration skills they need to reach success in school and the workforce.

Can a Foreign Language be Learned Online? Implications Behind this Question

EmergingEdTech

“… the success of the online learning experience isn’t as tied to the technology we choose as it is to the way teachers and learners engage with it” I was recently discussing with a. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Schools Reap Benefits of Using 2-in-1 Devices

EdTech Magazine

By Tim Kridel Hybrid devices, which combine the convenience, flexibility of notebooks and tablets, are taking off in schools. Classroom Curriculum Gadgets Hardware Mobility Notebooks

Solving Education's Most Important Metric [Infographic]

eSpark

Middle School Education The 4Cs EdTech News