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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. HUNTER, N.D. —

An Updated Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Updated Guide to Questioning in the Classroom by TeachThought Staff This is part 1 of a 2-part series on questioning in the classroom. Part 1 focuses on questions in general–their function, purpose, forms, their relationship with cognitive dissonance, as well as a quick overview of essential questions. Part 2 of the Guide To Questioning In The Classroom (publishing […]. The post An Updated Guide To Questioning In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

techlearning

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

Great Leaders Surround Themselves With Smart People

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is a team sport. It is not about what one person does, but instead the cumulative actions of everyone in an organization.

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.

The Changing Role of the Bus Driver

Kajeet

School buses transport an estimated 26 million students each day , according to the American School Bus Council. But what that statistic really means is there are thousands of bus drivers responsible for getting those 26 million students to and from school each and every day.

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2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

On July 16-18, Digital Promise held the fifth annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters18) in Philadelphia, with our co-host the ExCITe Center at Drexel University.

12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An extensive list of websites, books, podcasts, Twitter chats and resources to help educators prep their computer science skills for the coming school year. The post 12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog PD professional learning Teachers

Everyone Can and Should Create

iTeach with iPads

I must admit, I’ve been in a creative desert for a long time, which has been reflected in my lack of blog posts this past year.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone!

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

How many times have we seen communities come together to care for their own, to rebuild after natural disasters, to provide simple acts of kindness to those in need? This is the power of communities.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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 from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

The New “PD”: How Shifting from Professional to Personalized Development Will Improve Your Workshops

Education Elements

August is an important month for school leaders; it is the last opportunity to reflect, recharge, and realign on your personal and shared goals before the school year officially kicks off.

Teaching Students to Innovate with Purpose

CUE

“Is it going to be on the test?” “How How many points is this worth?” Earlier this school year, my students asked questions like these whenever I introduced a new assignment and, needless to say, it was exasperating.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

NEW! Google Classroom Comment Bank

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Improves Feedback Workflow Yesterday Google Classroom gave a pretty major update to the Google Classroom BETA. Now when you click on student work from an assignment, an improved interface allows you to give feedback and points.

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Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

August 2nd only: Coaching or Mentoring. BOGO — Buy one month; get the second free. Do any of these sound like you? Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens.

The New “PD”: How Shifting from Professional to Personalized Development Will Improve Your Workshops

Education Elements

August is an important month for school leaders; it is the last opportunity to reflect, recharge, and realign on your personal and shared goals before the school year officially kicks off. While there is no debate that we all want better student outcomes, many discussions occur during this period regarding the best methods to employ.

Sharing Humanity in the Classroom

CUE

If you’re like me, I love engaging students with short videos. I especially love short inspirational videos that get my students to think. I use them as starters for writing, discussions, or even teaching specific concepts. Strangely, most of my videos are advertisements.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

This week I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. The tool lives—and will be regularly updated—at whoyouknow.org.

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August Preview at Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: Wikispaces has closed. Now what? 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. Websites to teach Moune Skills. Plan a memorable Back-to-School Night.

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6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success

Edsurge

I’ve worked as an elementary and primary school teacher here in Finland for more than a decade, and spent five years as a vice principal as well. Our education system is widely considered one of the best, if not the best , in the world. Some might assume that this is because we pay our teachers the most, but according to recent figures, Finland is not among the top 10 when it comes to teachers’ salaries. So, what makes Finnish schools consistently excellent?

New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

CUE

How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly. Okay, they don’t focus until the last […].

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Is higher education teaching teachers to blend?

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, a lot of time and effort has been put into professional development and training for in-service teachers to prepare them to teach in a blended environment. Teacher preparation institutions have begun to take a more proactive role to improve preservice teacher exposure to blended teaching before they enter the classroom. For example, some states like Utah have even mandated that preservice teachers learn to teach effectively in blended environments.

Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens and Personalized Learning–Grad-level Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. This college-credit class starts in one week– Monday , August 6th ! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher.

4 Big Shifts That Can Personalize the Learning Journey

Edsurge

What needs to happen to move your school or district toward an effective implementation of personalized learning? According to EdSurge Fusion conference speaker, Dr. Scott McLeod, there are Four Big Shifts that propel “deeper learning schools” along their personalized learning journey. McLeod is the co-author of Different Schools for a Different World. As is abundantly clear from the title of his book, McLeod is an advocate for school change.

Microsoft Education Releases Two Major Updates for Minecraft: Education Edition

TeacherCast

In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, Jeff sits down with Sara Cornish and Trish Cloud from the Minecraft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Making room for grassroots change

The Hechinger Report

The Northern Cass School District in rural North Dakota is doing away with grade levels with the state’s blessing. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:47. With the wave of school shootings that have swept the U.S. in recent years, concerns about physical security and safety have overwhelmed parents, teachers and school administrators alike.

Whole Brain Teaching Is Weird — and Weirdly Viral

Edsurge

Do a quick internet search for “whole-brain teaching” and it will pull up a string of videos of young students repeating words back to a teacher in unison, waving hands or conducting other movements, and turning to their neighbor every few minutes to share. In some ways, these classrooms look like organized chaos.