Sat.Jun 25, 2016 - Fri.Jul 01, 2016

#educolor – The most important hashtag you’re probably not following

Dangerously Irrelevant

Two years ago this fall, Jose Vilson launched EduColor. It’s a website, it’s a hashtag, it’s an email newsletter, it’s a weekly chat, it’s a call for social justice. Most of all, as he and the other organizers say, it’s ‘a movement, not a moment.’

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

I am the father of 2 daughters. Reaghan is 7 and Chesney is almost 3. As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. Especially with Chesney.

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Sketchnoting Superstars Panel from #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Slides and Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sketchnoting is a fascination for me. So, ISTE was a dream for me. What if we got some of the best in sketchnoting together to share their secrets and how this applies to education?

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

It took 912 years from the founding of the first university in Bologna in 1088 for the global higher education system to grow to serve 100 million students annually by the year 2000.

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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How to Include Fun in the Online Classroom

FuelEd

Contributor: Kelli Hicks Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:45am A couple years ago I ran a 5K with my sister. At the same event, my nephew completed a half marathon. At the end of his event, he received a finisher’s medal.

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Toy building blocks aren’t an unusual sight in a preschool classroom. But teachers aren’t typically using them in a physics lesson about force and gravity with their four-year-olds.

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The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, songwriter, & guitarist, I can clearly. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Blended Learning Slides and Resources #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Presentation from the panel Monday, July 27 at 8:30 am From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This morning at ISTE Tom Arnett, Jon Bergmann, Mike Gwaltney, Aaron Sams, Stephanie Sandifer, and Jerry Obermyer all did an incredible job discussing blended and flipped learning. Shell Terrell shared the session on Periscope. watch here ). I tried to upload these slides to ISTE, but they only take 5MB of files and this file is much larger.

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.

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General

Innovative Schools Prioritize Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. For many members of the League of Innovative Schools , a network of the nation’s most forward-thinking superintendents, this is just an acknowledgement of the work they have long championed.

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Awe might seem like just another three-letter word, but it is so much more. A recent New York Times article detailed how humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe, that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.

#iste2016 Mindsets and Classroom Management for Making and Inventing in Every Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Presentation Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The third panel I’ll be moderating this ISTE is full of some of the best in the business of people who are making and inventing. As with the sketchnoting slides I shared earlier, it will be best to see this in person, but so many of you can’t be here at ISTE 2016 in Denver! Here are the slides from today’s presentation.

This may be the best way to train teachers – and yes, we can afford it

The Hechinger Report

A recent story featured in The Hechinger Report said the residency model may be the best way to train new teachers – and that it may be too expensive. Sara Morris. We would argue that we can’t afford not to train teachers this way.

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Expert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students. Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Curriculum Digital Citizenship Internet

From Sea to Shining Sea…Connecting Classes Across Continents

iTeach with iPads

I don’t usually have guest bloggers, but Marc Faulder and I, along with some other early childhood teachers have engaged in regular collaboration with our classes since 2014. Marc, an early years teacher in the UK wrote this blog post sharing our experiences.

The Importance of Teaching Values in Education

GoConqr

What’s the value of a value-based education? “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ” – CS Lewis.

Is it better to teach pure math instead of applied math?

The Hechinger Report

Source: Slide 15 of a PowerPoint presentation, accompanying a June 2016 OECD report, “Equations and Inequalities.” ” Click here for a larger version. Abstract, pure math — solving disembodied equations filled with x’s and y’s — can often seem boring.

ISTE 2016: Michio Kaku Says Education Needs a Revolution

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut The theoretical physicist says a fourth wave of technology is about to begin, and educators must prepare students to thrive in the new landscape. Classroom Management

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents

Kleinspiration

Staples Made a $1 Million Donation to DonorsChoose.org and Is Encouraging Customers to Donate In-Stores or Online. When I received a call asking if I’d help spread the word about the partnership between Staples, Inc., DonsorChoose.org, and Katy Perry, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

5 ways to gamify writing in the classroom

eSchool News

Believe it or not, writing is a natural fit for gamification techniques. You’ve surely noticed how your class gets engaged as soon as you introduce a game into the teaching process. The students get competitive, but that’s a healthy competition you want to nurture.

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

Edsurge

Google Classroom currently has more than 10 million active student users, according to Jonathan Rochelle of the Google EDU team—which means that one in six classrooms in the United States use it, he says. But apparently 10 million isn’t enough for Google.

Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting

EmergingEdTech

Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Iowa at ISTE

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was given ISTE’s Award for Outstanding Leadership this afternoon. That was fun. . Today was a great day for Iowa at ISTE. In addition to myself… . Leka DeGroot was given the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for outstanding PK-2 educator. . Leslie Pralle Keehn was named as an Emerging Leader. .

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

eSchool News

New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals. Future Ready Schools (FRS), led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the U.S.

Leadership in time of crisis

Learning with 'e's

Today marks the centennial of the bloodiest battle in the history of the British Army. On July 1, 1916, British and Allied forces engaged with German forces in the Battle of the Somme. The first day was a disaster.

7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator

Class Tech Tips

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Book Creator. I love apps that help students demonstrate their understanding and tell their stories. One great aspect of Book Creator is how users can easily integrate media they’ve created in other apps. How does this work?

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From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

NPR Learning and Tech

Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick and mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators

5 things changing today’s CTO role

eSchool News

During ISTE 2016, a panel of CTOs and educators examined how changes in today’s schools and technologies are impacting the role of the traditional CTO.

Introducing a Pause Button for Take-Home Devices

Securly

Kids spending too much time on their school issued devices? With our new mobile app, parents can now shut off internet activity with a single tap. It’s really that simple. Perfect for parents who want more control over their kids’ screen time on school owned devices.

5 Ways to Get Going with the New Expeditions App

EdTechTeam

Jim Sill Director of Global Development EdTechTeam 1. Get the app for Android: bit.ly/downloadexpeditions downloadexpeditions Start playing right away; press and hold an image to highlight a region.

What We Risk When We Jump to Conclusions

MiddleWeb

Troublemakers. Forgetters. The Clingers. The Confused. Barbara Blackburn looks at how we often jump to conclusions and miss chances to build trust, explore the needs behind the behaviors, and help students grow. Once we jump, she says, it's hard to jump back.

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Why better STEM programs are the key to creating global citizens

eSchool News

Overworked teachers and overburdened curriculum makes improving STEM programs a challenge, but there are solutions. Knowledge has become a commodity. We live in a society today were facts are at our fingertips through ready access to the internet and search engines.