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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning by TeachThought Staff No teacher should be hurting for compelling progressive education content. Sites like edutopia, Langwitches, Cult of Pedagogy, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. And this list is frustratingly […]. The post 6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

How Online Teaching Can Be A Gift Around The World

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Lynette Irizarry’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. Lynette, please tell us about yourself and welcome to the “Teacher Feature” series. Lynette Irizarry, also known as Teacher LyLy. My name is Lynette Irizarry, also known as Teacher LyLy at 51Talk/HAWO). I am a Senior Teacher A, ESL teacher.

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8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. This kind of coverage is important; talking about challenges is critical to shining the spotlight on inequities and ultimately changing or removing structures that do not support students. As is, talking about solutions that work. Educators across the country are addressing challenges and building solutions that work for their communities with big results.

Technology Turnaround Stories from Hawaii and California

Ask a Tech Teacher

All around the country, schools are turning around education through the use of technology. Here are two, one in Hawaii and one in California that show you steps that might work for you: Kalakaua Middle School leadership team gets into the spirit to boost positive behavior. King David Kalakaua MS, Hawaii.

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.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jesus Sosa

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Jesus Sosa, a teacher from Venezuela, who was the recipient of the Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course scholarship.

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Launching a Maker Learning Leadership Cohort in the Pittsburgh Region

Digital Promise

On Monday, July 9th, teachers and administrators from 10 schools gathered to kick off a year-long journey in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This regional effort convenes educators who are committed to maker learning and aims to amplify maker learning’s impact on student outcomes while making it more sustainable for schools and equitable for all students.

The Core Four Continuum - a New Framework for Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Since 2010 Education Elements has supported more than 150 districts, 600 schools, and 550,000 students with personalized learning implementations. Through our work with schools and districts across the country, we established the Core Four of Personalized Learning : four key elements that we believe ensure that personalized learning is implemented with high fidelity and success. Personalized Learning

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Jamil Ahmed, a teacher from Bangladesh, who was the recipient of the Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development course scholarship.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

More and more schools are either installing or improving WiFi networks in schools. We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. With a pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate, approach to instructional design, educators can begin to support and enhance lessons with an array of tools.

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).

Creating Resilient Communities in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

How might we contribute to the resilience of our local communities? Teachers and students explored this question in the Learning Studios design challenge, Thriving Together. For the challenge, Learning Studios could create anything–whether a product, device, campaign, system, or environment–that could strengthen community ties, help their community adapt and thrive, and/or help their community work together to address a shared challenge. What Does It Mean to Be Resilient?

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. Only 3% of teachers in high-poverty level schools said that their students had the digital tools necessary to complete homework assignments, compared to 52% of teachers in more affluent schools. A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Dalia Fakash

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Dalia Fakash, a teacher from Turkey and Syria, who was the recipient of the Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course scholarship.

Education Websites Face Pending ‘Mark of Shame’

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. Chrome is the most popular ** browser, and later this month it will be making a change in the way it communicates the safety of websites to users. This is not unexpected: Google has been signaling its intent to do so for years.

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.

Immersive Science, Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In today’s job market (and tomorrow’s), employers increasingly look for collaborators, critical thinkers, and creative problem-solvers, all key skills for addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

Neo LMS

All parents want their children to be successful and getting good grades can be a crucial first step towards that success. How can you help your child succeed in a world where teachers assign more homework than ever? Luckily, there are many things you can do as a parent and none of them require you doing homework for your child. Here are some pain-free ways that parents can help kids with their homework: Create a dedicated homework space.

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” ” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint. One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space.

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No one ever said

Dangerously Irrelevant

Eric Hayot said: No one ever said you would get to do the job in the same way for all 40 years of your career. No one ever said that large-scale social changes wouldn’t change your working conditions. And now they have. via [link]. Time to get to work. And in much bigger ways than you’re probably thinking… Related Posts. How long has it been since you were really bothered? Microadjustments to the current system are insufficient.

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.

Where Schools Need to Focus Their Ed Tech Efforts

EdTech Magazine

Where Schools Need to Focus Their Ed Tech Efforts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:44. The market for educational technology solutions is massive, with numerous gadgets and programs to choose from. . For ambitious school districts with a limited budget, this can pose a challenge as finances need to be allocated toward the best investment with the greatest return.

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How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — One of the longtime goals of public education is to produce young people capable of participating in the democratic process.

Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” ” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint. One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space.

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What Is Confirmation Bias?

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Confirmation Bias Really Kills Thinking by Terry Heick What is confirmation bias? Broadly speaking, confirmation bias is the tendency of people to overvalue data that supports their own beliefs. It usually works something like this. Whether based on a fear (e.g., ‘I’m going to lose my job’) or inaccurate and/or incomplete data (e.g., a stereotype), […]. The post What Is Confirmation Bias? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

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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!

3 ways I instill a growth mindset in my students

eSchool News

For my math students, having a growth mindset—the belief that intelligence can be developed through application—removes the idea that some students are good at math and some students never will be. This is crucial in math classrooms, especially as students progress through their academic careers. When their mindset shifts, their approach to math changes. They see a challenge or a new learning experience as an opportunity.

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BRONX, N.Y. — The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often unable to ever catch up.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Dalia Fakash

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Dalia Fakash, a teacher from Turkey and Syria, who was the recipient of the Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course scholarship.

Try Drama and Role Play with English Learners

MiddleWeb

Reader's theatre helps EL students feel more confident “playing” with English and learning to use fixed expressions, intonation, and gesture, writes teacher-author Alice Savage. Explore her 10 ideas for extending the content or language of a script into engaging lessons. Articles Teaching ELLs with Plays Alice Savage drama dramatic arts ELL English learners ESL plays readers' theatre

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.

The state of K-12 makerspaces—and how to create one in your library

eSchool News

More than half of today’s students will hold jobs that don’t yet exist today, which is why it is critically important for students to develop 21st-century skills such as creativity and problem solving. STEAM learning can help schools ensure students are combining creativity with critical thinking and other key skills, and librarians are uniquely positioned to take an active role in designing STEAM programs and maker spaces.

In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest

The Hechinger Report

Red states indicate that the wealthiest districts receive more funds per student than the poorest districts. Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Advocates for the poor often make the argument that the neediest children need more resources at school to overcome the disadvantages of poverty. For example, a child from a poor home whose mother works an overnight shift might need more one-on-one attention at school to learn to read. That costs money. Historically, the decentralized U.S.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session. Below is the bio and an excerpt from the personal statement of Jamil Ahmed, a teacher from Bangladesh, who was the recipient of the Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development course scholarship.