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4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

“Alone we are smart, but together we are brilliant. We can use the collective wisdom to do great things when we are connected.” I said that way back on September 17, 2013 and yet I think it is even more true today than even back then. When I was in the classroom, I felt isolated as a teacher.

There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation

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!].

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Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away!

Google’s buried treasure: 18 hidden tricks and tools

Ditch That Textbook

Google is a behemoth. With all of its tools and apps and programs and initiatives, there’s no way to keep tabs on everything. As such, it’s easy for newer Google tools — and even some that have been around for a while — to slip through the cracks. The problem with that: there are some [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education technology integration

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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High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

A group of sophomore boys weaving baskets in an art class wish their school assigned more tests instead of oral presentations. Photo: Sarah Garland.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today.

Unlocking Hidden Potential through Recruitment

EdNews Daily

Written by: Brittany Bir, COO, 42USA. 42, a non-profit, tuition-free, computer programming school is not only disrupting the traditional education model, but also the traditional admissions process.

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “ 6 apps that block social media distractions.

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.

4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12

The Journal

Five years from now K–12 classrooms will look dramatically different than they do today because of the four trends identified in this week’s blog post. You can take that prediction to the bank

5 Ways to Get a Laugh in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Celebrating Episode 50 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ll tell some crazy stories about the lengths I’ll go to get a laugh in my classroom.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Kolodner Credit Crunch 1:Temple University in Philadelphia gives $4,000 grants to eligible students who agree to work no more than 15 hours a week off campus, in an effort to help students graduate on time. Photo: Mark Makela/Reuters via ZUMA Press.

Teaching Generation Z? Start by engaging their parents—here’s how we did it

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : This story is Part 1 of our month-long series on “What it means to teach Gen Z.” Check back every Monday in April to read the next installment!].

10 SMART Board Activities that Will Take Your Classroom to the Next Level by @Sarah_Darren

My Paperless Classroom

SMART Boards have been around for a while now. But oftentimes, they are not being used to their full capability.

The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking

MIND Research Institute

When a board game is presented as a math game, I am always eager to try it out! Unfortunately, in many cases I find the math in these games are too straightforward with cards of math problems for players to solve, or numbered spaces to count.

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Felicia Casto, a 2017 Milken Award Winner on episode 48 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Felicia Casto @jfcasto28 2016 Milken Award Winner, used to hate math.

What does assessment without testing look like?

eSchool News

Educators at all levels agree on the need to assess what their students know, but a growing number of them find that tests are not the best way to do it. This trio of educators has found innovative ways to empower their students to show what they know. Assessments as Progress Monitoring.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

Enable Drive Archiving for Google Vault

The Electric Educator

Google Vault is an e-discovery and archiving tool included with G Suite for Education. Schools can use Google Vault to comply with state and federal data retention regulations (Freedom of Information Act), monitor student activity, and retrieve lost or destroyed user data.

Top 5 Ways to use EquatIO in the Classroom

EdTechTeam

Today, Texthelp has launched their new math tool, EquatIO , for educators around the world to use. This Chrome Extension allows teachers and students to type, write or speak math. Yes - this is the tool that will make those frustrating equation editors obsolete.

6 tips for a successful one-to-one rollout

eSchool News

Nowadays, one-to-one initiatives aren’t anything new. Even I, a journalist with no experience as an educator, have successfully deployed and maintained a one-to-one iPad Mini initiative for my two children.

Bribing children to take our tests

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s standardized testing season again in American schools. And that means it’s also time for many schools to bribe and punish their children into submission because those tests are ones they don’t want to take.

What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do

The Principal of Change

Please watch this video created by Rick Burkett and his students: @gcouros Here is my video response to your evening session @LIU12_PD @rlmaderj #tsdawesome pic.twitter.com/ijk3bcs349. Rick Burkett (@RickB1) March 30, 2017. This connected with me on so many levels.

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Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students

Shake Up Learning

The post Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can personalize Google Keep with custom images to create visually driven notes and lists?

Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves

The Hechinger Report

Senior Cassandra Madrigal, 17, stands in front of Caldwell High School in her hometown of Caldwell, Idaho, holding the college-level statistics textbook for the dual-enrollment course that is inspiring her to major in statistics in college. Photo: Lillian Mongeau.

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. The better half was delivered by Jim Groom. Our topic, broadly speaking: "a domain of one's own".

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“Innovate Together”

The Principal of Change

I was truly privileged to meet Najwa Zebian recently, and she had written a poem special for my event. With over 420,000 followers on Instagram , as well as many other networks, I can see why her work resonates with so many. Here is her poem shared with permission. Innovate Together .

The BrandED Conversation

A Principal's Reflections

“ People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” – Maya Angelou When I was asked a while back to write a book for Jossey-Bass, I was relatively non-committal.

District’s parental engagement soars with new “Glow and Grow” practice

eSchool News

When my district, Charles City Public Schools (CCPS), created our strategic plan, we established “Community Investment in Public Schools” as one of our five core goals.

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Reflections of a Beginning Sketcher

ignitionEDU

For 2017 I chose to challenge myself to complete a #SketchADay for my 365 project. As a way to reinforce my #OneWord for 2017, imperfect, I also committed myself to sharing those sketches on my social media accounts ( Facebook , Twitter , Google+ ).

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning

AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT

Teacher Tech

EquatIO, by Texthelp, is now available in the Chrome Webstore. EquatIO is a Chrome extension that will allow you and your students to create math equations in Google Apps… and other places. Today’s release only works in Google Docs and Google Forms but Google Slides and other web content sites will soon be able to […]. The post AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Apps Google Intermediate Math Chrome extension math