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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?

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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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.

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 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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10 digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 1)

Ditch That Textbook

One of the hooks from the book Teach Like a PIRATE that’s most memorable to me is the Board Message Hook. In a book about engaging students, the idea of meeting students with something that’s eye-catching and thought-provoking — a statement or a picture or whatever — really resonated with me. Put a photo of something seemingly random on the [.].

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

List of some great apps for Education for all different projects

Educational Technology Guy

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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.

7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

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The Impact of an Educator

A Principal's Reflections

I fondly remember when I was first asked to consider what my future career path might be. Mrs. Williams, my kindergarten teacher, asked the class to draw a picture that articulated what we wanted to be when we grew up. I immediately knew exactly what I was going to draw. That was the easy part.

Falling enrollments: A gray cloud with a silver lining

The Christensen Institute

The National Student Clearinghouse’s enrollment data is out, and the big headline is that enrollments are down—yet again. But a closer look reveals a few more interesting trends about the sorts of players struggling and succeeding across the industry. Students are voting with their feet, and here’s what they’re saying: For-profits are on the decline—but do we understand why?

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.

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

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.

How one Chicago high school turned the corner using full-time internships

The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — One spring morning, 22 stories above Chicago’s Wabash Avenue, Aurice Blanton ignored the stunning spring view of Lake Michigan. He had work to do.

Teach Students To Think Irrationally

TeachThought - Learn better.

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#BacktoSchool Ideas from @LEGO_Education for #Students Who Like To Play & Make Stuff

The Innovative Educator

Ed tech leader Jackie Patanio & I building Emoticons. Imagine that when students come back to school, rather than telling them to take out a book, read chapters 1 & 2 and answer the questions at the end of each chapter, instead you invited them to play and make stuff.

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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9 Essential Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 24, 2017 As we have pointed elsewhere, ' in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really.read more. Repost

How To Support Students That Never Come To School

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 131 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Stephen Ritz @StephenRitz grows 50,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx.

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!

5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School

TeachThought - Learn better.

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I can’t understand financial aid letters, and I have an advanced degree. So how can poor students manage?

The Hechinger Report

Andrew Moe on the campus of Swarthmore College on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Swarthmore, Pa. submitted photo). Where does a high school senior whose parents didn’t go to college turn to understand the application process?

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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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12 Great Web Tools for Creating Educational Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August , 2017 s we have stated elsewhere, 'designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. It is also an effective way to introduce.read more. Repost