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The SA Foodie Experience at #ISTE2017 Tips by a Local!

Teacher Reboot Camp

ISTE is around the corner and taking place in my hometown, San Antonio. Make sure to catch the Periscope videos by my newborn, Savvy, and I as we interview people as official ISTE Media ( @ShellTerrell ). I’m a foodie and have worked in the San Antonio tourist industry as well as a waitress on the RiverWalk for years before becoming an educator. The RiverWalk is a definite must see. Have a margarita there, but you won’t get to eat a lot of good authentic reasonably priced food.

Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster

Catlin Tucker

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project. In fact, it feels like every project follows the same emotionally turbulent trajectory as pictured below. Phase 1: Introduce the Project. When I introduce a new project, students are immediately shocked and dismayed.

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Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each morning during Summer, 2017. It is split into three sections: Rational for Using No Tech, Minimal Cost Materials. Some Pedagogical Perspectives. Summer Maker Education Camp Project. Rational for Using No Tech, Minimal Cost Materials.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements? And when you looked around for the teacher, s/he was calmly sitting in the back, observing, taking it all in but not participating? Chances are, you entered a classroom using a discussion method known as Socratic Debate , aka Socratic Method, Socratic Circle, or Socratic Inquiry.

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.

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

Tom Murray

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” ” – John Dewey, 1915. The availability of content and the multitude of distribution platforms have grown exponentially in recent years. The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE. Peggy is an expert on getting the most of ISTE by attending virtually.

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Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs, like coding, from a young age will improve female participation in the technology field. The post Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

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Online or Overseas: 4 Important Tips To Keep in Mind When Teaching ESL Students from China

EdNews Daily

From hours spent in class, to lesson structure and break times, formal education in China is worlds apart from that in America. The chasm is not only caused by physical miles involved, but also the native variable cultures and traditions between the two countries. We’ve learned that there’s no reason to force American educational system ‘norms’ on Chinese students, as that can lead to high drop-out rates and low attendance.

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One

Digital Promise

During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, Digital Promise and Maker Ed announced the Maker Promise. A commitment made by school leaders, in-school and out-of-school educators, and community advocates to bringing quality making experiences to all students. By signing the Promise, individuals commit to becoming champions of making, supporting spaces for making, and showcasing what students have made.

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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).

Make #ISTE2017 Awesome! Go On An Epic Conference Selfie Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ” – Marc Riboud. Today is National Selfie Day. To celebrate I am sending you on a mission to create memorable conference experiences this year and go on an an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure. To complete this mission you will take at least 5 selfie images or videos, which meet any of the challenges listed below. Feel free to come up with your own challenges.

Design Thinking or PBL: A Chicken/Egg Scenario

Battelle for Kids

A few months ago there was a great conversation, during a Twitter chat, hosted by #MeritKCI and involving educators who frequent the #dtk12chat. Embedded in the tweets from that chat was the relationship between Design Thinking (DT) and PBL. A blog post that was referenced was written back in 2012 by Ewan Mcintosh of Notosh.com. P21 Blog

A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description. For my starting point, I used the short film, ‘Junk’ You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource): Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners.

QS World University Rankings 2018: The Global Trends

EdNews Daily

Jack Moran. Education Writer and Rankings Auditor. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The 2018 QS World University Rankings are the largest guide to global higher education performance that QS, a London-based higher education think-tank, has produced since its inaugural edition of 2004.

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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.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search for education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all.

Beyond Unpacking: How to personalize a standard

Education Elements

If you’re an educator, my guess is that at some point in your career you’ve been to a workshop focusing on unpacking standards. Unpacking a standard refers to the practice of reviewing what is often a long, clause-ridden statement and breaking it down into component parts to identify what students should know and be able to do. Personalized Learning Curriculum

Teaching the “Netflix Generation”

Tom Murray

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” ” – John Dewey. The availability of content and the multitude of distribution platforms have grown exponentially in recent years. The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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15 building blocks to a meaningful #ISTE17 (or any conference)

Ditch That Textbook

When you go to a conference — even for a single day — you’re investing hours of your life into the experience. And if that’s the case, it’s always best when you get a good return on the time investment. The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference (iste.org/conference) takes place every summer. It’s [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech educational technology iste iste17

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.

New from Origo Stepping Stones for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

ORIGO Stepping Stones (see my review here ), a comprehensive print and digital math program, has a variety of free math resources available for summer learning. Check these out: Access a library of over thirty ORIGO 1 videos (and growing) through YouTube (search ORIGO Education ) and on their Vimeo Channel www.vimeo.com/channels/ORIGO1 with strategies and models to build fluency and understanding.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope to see you there! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. If you’re going – enjoy. If you’re not — stay tuned to the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast on Friday when Peggy George talks about how to participate in all of the #notatiste17 activities. We all win when ISTE happens, so don’t feel left out. PowerSchool is making it possible for me to attend and share. Thank you, PowerSchool!

How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad range of disorders that include autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with ASD typically struggle with verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, imaginative or creative play and sensory processing. They also tend and want to focus on very narrow areas of interest and are impatient and reactive if required to focus on other topics. These challenges translate into difficulties in the classroom.

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Unearthing the Why

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many important questions that we have to ask and attempt to find answers to. Many of these questions start with what, how, and why. Simon Sinek reminds us that the most important questions we should be asking need, and should start with, a focus on why. Check out this shortened version below of his famous TED talk. His simple golden circle brings some needed context that can help to drive meaningful change in any organization. For the most part, every organization knows what they do.

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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!

Need Tech Next Year? Start Here

Ask a Tech Teacher

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TOP EPISODE: Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A season 1 encore episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The top Wonderful Classroom Wednesday of Season 1 is… Social emotional Learning with Puppets and Special Needs! You loved this episode! Such a heartwarming story and novel idea. Puppets are a great tool to have in your toolkit, particularly with younger special needs children. You loved the story of the child who was unlocked with puppets by teacher Karen McCallum. enjoy!

Sparking Student Motivation, Persistence, and Confidence with Emerging Technologies

Digital Promise

Imagine students creating virtual reality. What do you see? Is it happening in a high-tech lab fully equipped with expensive technology? Do the students already have a high degree of technical expertise? Is this an extracurricular class for the highest achievers? Perhaps in some cases. However, creative production with technology is possible in many school contexts and for all learners.

The Pathway to Superintendency

Education Elements

Aspiring superintendents face a difficult but worthwhile challenge to lead a school district. All school districts, for better or worse, are the subject to immeasurable scrutiny from internal and external stakeholders. More times than not the scrutiny comes in different forms and through various outlets- editorials, social media, TV, etc. It is important for any aspiring superintendent to remain grounded with these circumstances in mind.

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.

FROM WAMUNYU TO GREENWICH: THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE

Battelle for Kids

Eastern Middle School Teacher Bridget Suvansri has just been selected as the Greenwich Public Schools’ representative for the 2018 Connecticut Teacher of the Year award contest after being named one of six Distinguished Teachers for the town of Greenwich this spring.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here.

Learning Studio Makers Connect to Learn and Play

Digital Promise

What happens when students on different sides of the world connect to learn and play? We explored how students can “Play to Learn” in the most recent Learning Studios design challenge, which asked students to design a game of any format that helps the player learn something new. The design challenge culminated in the Play to Learn Virtual Game Exchange, where students connected on Skype to play their games with students at other Learning Studio sites.