Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Matera (@ mrmatera ) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and speaker.

3 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Your Classroom This Year

The Web20Classroom

This post is in partnership with ACER. Over the next few months I will be writing and sharing many of the exciting classroom products they offer like tablets, desktops and more! A while back I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning.

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2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. Time and time again I find myself thinking “Darn, my predictions aren’t half bad but things are moving too slowly, slower than I expected.” This year, however, I am confident when I say that we are going to experience a lot of change -- largely influenced by shifts resulting from elections, among other factors.

Getting Expeditions to run on your School Network

The Electric Educator

Google Expeditions is a cool way to take your class on a virtual field trip. It's kind of like a 21st century version of the Magic School Bus.and YOU get to be Ms. Frizzle! One thing that Ms. Frizzle never had to deal with was WiFi connectivity issues. Her bus always started and never stalled.

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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5 Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond

The Principal of Change

Innovation in education should not be a luxury, but is now a necessity. The world is changing so rapidly and it is not longer about schools “embracing change”, but creating it. You can wait for it to happen, or you can make it happen; either way change will continuously head our way.

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

The Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There are too many apps. Too many ideas. Too many initiatives. Too many jobs to do. Too many strategic objectives. Too many standards.

Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education

MindShift

When Nicole Thomson first heard about the importance of teaching spatial reasoning and geometry in her kindergarten math curriculum she had already been teaching for several years.

Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

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.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource.

#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with David Geurin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. David Guerin, (@ DavidGeurin ) is the 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the year. David believes that. “excellence is not the same as success.

The Solution is Hyperdocs

EdTechTeam

In October 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the Google Innovator Academy in Toronto. Along with the amazing experience and a newly formed tribe I returned home with a copy of The HyperDoc Handbook by Lisa Highfill , Kelly Hilton , and Sarah Landis. I started reading the book on the flight home.

Picking a Chromebook for your 1:1 Program

The Electric Educator

Chromebooks are HOT right now. And for good reason. They are affordable, flexible, and easy to manage. And in today's increasingly web-first world, having a device that was born on the web is a good option. At the end of 2015 we learned that 50% of devices in the classroom are Chromebooks.

Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

NPR Learning and Tech

New guidelines urge schools to take recess seriously. It's not just play time for kids and a chance for teachers to get a break. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Learning growth mindset

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth

Teacher Tech

Guest blog post by Shaelynn Farnsworth Let’s face it, reading logs are typically not accurate in time read or books finished. From forged signatures to parents exaggerating the time their student spends in a book, reading logs do very little to motivate students or to instill a love of books. If the purpose of reading logs […]. The post 6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries reading

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Commitment is good. Connections are better.

Ditch That Textbook

Inspiration seems to strike when we don’t expect it, doesn’t it? I was listening to the radio recently and during a commercial break, they played an excerpt of a speech that stopped me in my tracks.

Learning is Not Linear

A Principal's Reflections

I think, for the most part, everyone strives for success. We want to be successful in our professional as well as our personal lives. I strived to be the best possible principal for my students, staff, and community. Whether I was successful is a matter of perspective.

10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content

EmergingEdTech

Over the past few months, I’ve written a series of posts over on the Flipped Learning Network web site that offer a wealth of different tools and techniques that can be used to create digital. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

MATH INSTRUCTION + EDTECH TOOLS = SUCCESS

techlearning

As test scores rise and engagement increases, schools are beginning to see the incalculable benefits of implementing digital curriculum and resources for math instruction. Techlearning Resources

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at the University of Richmond. The full slide deck can be found here.

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#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

MEET MY NEW PODCAST: The 10-minute Teacher Show-- for Remarkable but Busy Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

7 Great Chrome Extensions To Help Your Students in 2017

My Paperless Classroom

Check out these 7 great Chrome Extensions for your classroom! The post 7 Great Chrome Extensions To Help Your Students in 2017 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial

Resources and Wrap Ups From #FETC 2017

The Web20Classroom

I spent the last week in warm and sunny Orlando attending the 2017 FETC Conference. This is one my favorite conferences of the year because of the quality of the sessions, the people and, of course, the learning.

International students: Trump’s travel ban could be devastating

The Hechinger Report

Demonstrators rally against President Donald Trump’s ban of muslim immigrants inside Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and block roads in Los Angeles, California, United States on January 29,2017. Photo: Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

Tech Coaching is about Relationships not Tech

The Thinking Stick

Most tech coaches end up in the role of tech coach or Tech TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment) because they are good at using tech and integrating it into their classroom. That’s how I got into the role and pretty much everyone else I know as well.

5 big takeaways from redesigning learning spaces

eSchool News

The U.S. Department of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education had already recognized our schools in Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in southern Lake County, Illinois, for academic excellence.

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Creating “Purposeful Conflict”

The Principal of Change

I tweeted this article from Tina Seelig , “Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information “, and asked the following question on Twitter: Curious what you think about this quote from Tina Seelig?

‘When our students arrive Monday morning, many haven’t eaten a real meal since they left school on Friday’

The Hechinger Report

In many schools, it takes much more than good teaching to meet students’ needs. Issues such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, neglect, abuse and chronic stress can have a significant impact in the classroom.

Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Forms is a great tool for surveying others and collecting data from them. By using Forms in that way, it can save us tons of time. It can save us even more time when we survey ourselves. I can hear your response to that one … Wait, Matt … survey ourselves? Have you gone [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms gsuiteedu time management time savers

Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S.

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#02: Secrets for Teaching Great Writing in the Classroom by Using Peer Review

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: The 10-Minute Teacher interview with Jennifer Burgin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Burgin (@ MrsJBurgin ) teaches amazing 2nd graders at Oakridge Elementary in Arlington, Virginia.

We don’t know how many students in college aren’t ready for college. That matters

The Hechinger Report

Each year, when they get to campus, more than half a million American college students have to take so-called remedial or developmental education classes to teach them basic math and English skills they should have learned in high school. And that’s not even the full story.