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How to assign challenges instead of math homework

Ditch That Textbook

At the same time, being a math teacher puts me in a tough place with the parents and guardians of my students. After all, they’re used to seeing homework sent home with their kids. They grew up with textbook problems when they were kids.

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A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

The Hechinger Report

My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print?

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Transmit, regurgitate. Transmit, regurgitate. Transmit, regurgitate…

Dangerously Irrelevant

The teacher transmits information to the student. The textbook transmits information to the student. The online tutorial or learning software or YouTube video transmits information to the student. . The student’s role is to be the recipient of what is transmitted.

Rapid Cycle Pilots: Using Edtech to Support English Learners

Digital Promise

Education leaders seeking to improve learning outcomes for English Learners have started exploring ways to leverage edtech tools to meet students’ diverse cultural and linguistic needs. Research suggests this approach has promise, but with so many edtech options and limited evidence on their impact, many district leaders need help determining which tools best meet the needs of their particular English Learner population.

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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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Intentional Creativity

User Generated Education

Torrence, whose focus was on creativity, developed the Torrence Incubation Model of Creative Thinking (TIM) model. As emphasized in this video, embedding creativity into the curriculum can and should be a strong component of content area teaching and learning.

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Challenging the Status Quo in Mathematics: Teaching for Understanding

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Despite decades of reform efforts , mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students have been left behind, now ranking 40th in the world in math literacy. Several state and national reform efforts have tried to improve things.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. It doesn’t have to work , mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology.

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Several weeks ago a client asked me about video walls on campuses. I hadn’t been focused on them, so I dug in and researched.

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10 Lesser Known Ways To Cultivate Resilience in Educators And Students

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Dr. Jared Scherz. Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and the founder of TeacherCoach, LLC. For more information about his program, please contact him at coach@teachercoach.com or visit his site at [link].

Microsoft Education Resources - nice collection for Admin, IT, and Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Kecia Ray @keciaray former president of ISTE helps us understand five transformative practices that help teachers become superheroes.

Framework Facelift

P21 Blogazine

With the upsurge in new methods of news sharing- real, fake, and personal- on social media streams, P21 is often asked why the Framework for 21st Century Learning does not address these “new” issues. P21 Blog

Gaining “Brain Power” as a Neuro-Teacher with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The growing body of research in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science provides both an opportunity and a challenge for teachers and school leaders looking to implement strategies to help meet the evolving needs of their students. MBE research can be leveraged to design classrooms that better support each individual student, but this same body of research can seem overwhelming when attempting to make it actionable in a particular learning context.

12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Teachers Teaching Refugee Children via Skype with Koen Timmers

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 132 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Koen Timmers @zelfstudie is a teacher in Belgium. He has founded the Kakuma project where teachers are helping teach in refugee camp via Skype.

A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills

MindShift

Many elementary school teachers love to teach reading and writing, but are less comfortable with science and math.

3 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome!

Shake Up Learning

The post 3 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Use These Chrome Extensions to Enhance Your Google Classroom Experience!

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7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

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This Teacher Uses Marvel Comics to Teach Government Regulation (with Great Results!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 133 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Kyle Stern @stern_history uses Marvel’s “Civil War” to teach Government Regulation. The test scores show it is working.

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

The Principal of Change

If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” ” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching.

Choosing Your Blended Learning Model

Education Elements

Educators and researchers alike love to obsess over what model of blended learning a school should implement. A favorite question I get asked is: “OK, now that you’ve told us about all the blended-learning models, be honest, what’s the best one?”. Leaders

5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

MindShift

My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print?

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

With a look of concern, Ella raised her hand and asked, “I want to ask my partner a question but I don’t want to be rude.” She continued, “I noticed most of the girls in Kenya have really short hair. I want to ask my partner if that style is popular or if there’s another reason for the length.

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What’s your compelling reason?

The Principal of Change

Although this commercial is a few years old, and it is a scotch commercial, it is a beautiful story. Seriously, take the time to watch it. If you watched this, you might be crying. Over a scotch commercial.

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Teach Students To Think Irrationally

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Teach Students To Think Irrationally appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick

Want people to better manage their own health? Don’t ask them to prioritize it.

The Christensen Institute

Over the last 50 years, the healthcare industry has undergone a gradual shift from a paternalistic “doctor knows best” attitude, to a recognition that providers and patients must share responsibility in the quest to improve patient health. To help patients do their part in this new paradigm, providers must work with them to design treatments and self-care processes, or health solutions, that patients can realistically incorporate into their lives.

Challenge Accepted: Find The Best Websites For Maths Starters

EdTech4Beginners

I was recently asked by the Maths Primary Initiative (Maths Pi) , to find the top websites which could support teachers deliver outstanding maths starter activities. Challenge accepted!

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Character Education is a Personalized Learning Experience as Well

Education Elements

A few years ago, I stumbled across a wonderful column where the author reflected on all of the teachers who had a profound impact on his life from kindergarten all of the way through graduate school. It reminded me of the impact of Professor Randy Pausch’s “ Last Lecture ,” where faced with months to live, Pausch delivered a memorable lesson for so many Carnegie Mellon students around living your childhood dreams.

How To Support Students That Never Come To School

TeachThought - Learn better.

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6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

This year I’ve decided to pursue my doctorate at Pepperdine University. It is a blended program with a mix of face-to-face and online learning, which is obviously perfect for this blended learning enthusiast!

Equip Students to be Skilled Searchers!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” ” – John Palfrey. One of the most popular ways our students learn is by Googling or YouTubing it!

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Leading In And From the Classroom

Fractus Learning

The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they’re valued. Sir Ken Robinson I am a middle child and […]. Classroom College Educators High PD Preschool Primary Special Education