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Deepen mathematical understanding with ‘Think Boards’


I went to an education conference recently, and in one session a maths expert shared ‘Think Boards’ They are a simple but excellent idea, and fit in very well with maths mastery. They basically encourage students to explore numbers or problems in a deeper way. Have a look at some of the templates I have created (see below) – feel free to adapt them I have also included some completed ones, so you can see what they look like when done. * Click to enlarge ^^^.

Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Below, watch the live video interviews. Baby Savvy was excited to catch up with two of our favorite educators. Baby Savvy spoke to Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner) about student voice and pivot tables. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Baby Savvy will be conducting live interviews for the rest of ISTE.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

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Research Webinar: Equity and Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Since the fall 2016 meeting of the League of Innovative Schools , superintendents from around the country have connected with leading researchers in the field of maker learning. In their first meeting, superintendents met with Dr. Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington, to discuss opportunities and outcomes of maker learning environments.

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.

25 Focus Areas For Implementing Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In 2015 we published the first edition of our Personalized Learning Implementation Framework (aka PL Framework) based on lessons learned from working with schools and districts over the previous five years. At that time I shared how the PL Implementation Framework was inspired by my Grandma Rose’s love of bingo and the idea that, much like on a bingo board, there are many ways to “win” on the PL Framework.

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10 Classroom Management Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the to p classroom management tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class? Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin. How Great is MS Office Mix. How You Can Make Homework Easier for Students. 12 Tips on Hard-to-teach Classes. 7 Tips to Differentiate with Tech. What to do when Computers are Down? How to Use an Internet Start Page. 17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time.

Tracking Attributes like Grit and Character–There’s an App for That

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Startups can help schools mine education data to measure "fuzzy" traits and abilities, like enthusiasm, joy and teamwork. The post Tracking Attributes like Grit and Character–There’s an App for That appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Games / Apps Mobile Devices Social-Emotional Needs Startups

Highlights from ISTE

Battelle for Kids

The opening of ISTE 2017 in San Antonio was a busy time for P21 members and friendlies. P21 Blog


Savvy’s Interviews: Badge Summit, Finland, & #PassTheScopeEDU

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit. Thank you to organizer, Noah Geisel, and his team for putting together such an awesome event with speakers worldwide. Below, watch the live video interviews baby Savvy conducted with Noah Geisel and Derek Larson who talk about why digital badges and #PassTheScopeEDU. We also managed to record Derek Larson ‘s interview with Eric Rousselle from Finland. He talked about digital badging and the Finnish education system.

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).

10 Books on Personalized Learning for School Leaders

Education Elements

If you’re like us, as you wind down another hectic school year, you’re imagining yourself on a beach with a few good reads. But what books will make the cut? Education Elements put together a few of our favorites on personalized and blended learning just for you. You’ll start the 2017-18 school year refreshed and full of great ideas to continue to move forward with personalized learning at your school and across your district. Personalized Learning Leaders

Building on Hope: Growing an Effective Micro-credential Ecosystem

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise Micro-credential Ecosystem is designed to shift professional learning to something that empowers educators to own their growth and practice to best support their students. As the number of districts, states, and other stakeholders engaging with micro-credentials continues to grow, the ecosystem is constantly refining its goals to ensure its mission remains on track.

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 1]


So you’ve decided to make the leap and convert your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. A daunting job, even for the most tech-literate and motivated of teachers. Breaking down this project into smaller steps, and following each one with patience and tenacity will yield a great e-learning course, which will stand you — and your students — in good stead for many semesters to come.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Engaging Students with Hip Hop and Edtech

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy enjoyed speaking to our good friend, William Jeffery, @CoachJeffery. William has been one of the organizers and founders of Edspeakers , one of the most diverse databases of educational speakers, keynotes, and edupreneurs. We love the enthusiasm and energy he brings as a teacher, technology specialist, and digital innovator. In his interview, he speaks to Savvy about using Hip Hop and web tools to engage and inspire students.

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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.

Making Connections at ISTE 2017

Battelle for Kids

As always, ISTE provided a platform to connect with colleagues, make new friends, learn about the newest and shiniest, and overturn fondly held but unfounded assumptions. P21 Blog

Giving Students a Voice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Among the many things young people have to do to succeed in school is learn to respect procedures they haven’t created or approved. Just think: A teenager sitting in class follows a lesson formulated by her teacher and a curriculum written by distant policymakers. On the walls, posters she didn’t choose inform her of her school’s goals and values.

Bringing World Class Presentations Into The Classroom With Slidebot


For over 30 years, Microsoft PowerPoint has been the dominant tool of choice for lecturers and teachers wishing to engage their students and impart their knowledge. In recent years, however, this dynamic has started to change. The booming field of educational technology has opened up new possibilities for teachers to narrow the current disconnect between ideas and the expression of those ideas. One such software that addresses this problem is

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Video Edchats Through FlipGrid

Teacher Reboot Camp

Back in August of 2009 I created and organized #Edchat in a dm conversation with Tom Whitby. Since its inception, #Edchat has inspired over 600 educational Twitter chats and hashtag movements that have added their own formats and methods of teacher engagement to their Twitter chats. Baby Savvy spoke to Matt Frattali (@heymattfrat) who introduced us to his very cool educational chat, VEdchat.

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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.

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

There are points in our professional lives that change us for the better. I vividly remember one such moment in 2009 when I took a device from a student as he had it out in the hallway. Since this was a violation of school policy I immediately confiscated the device, as this is what I thought I was supposed to do to ensure a school culture free from distraction and solely focused on traditional learning.

Student Makers Turn Vision to Reality in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

As part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global is directing a global network of Learning Studios designed for student-centered, experiential learning. Each Learning Studio is equipped with powerful technology for creation and collaboration. This is a story from the Learning Studio at Leadership Public Schools, Hayward in Hayward, California.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 25 Edition)

Doug Levin

"If you can handle the bull, you can handle the classroom.". EdTech News News news

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Fidget Spinners & 3D Printing with Children

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy was so excited to meet Kitty Tripp (@Kitty_Tripp) who recently relocated to Texas. We love having her here and she is doing amazing things with elementary students. Kitty shared with us one of the incredible ways her 3rd graders used 3D printers to design their own fidget spinners. To find out more, watch the video below. To check out Savvy’s other live interviews follow @ShellTerrell or check out continuous live streams of all of ISTE on the hashtag, #PassTheScopeEDU.

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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!

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course


So you’ve decided to make the leap and convert your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. A daunting job, even for the most tech-literate and motivated of teachers. Breaking down this project into smaller steps, and following each one with patience and tenacity will yield a great e-learning course, which will stand you — and your students — in good stead for many semesters to come.

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Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. A recent report from SRI also found that educators see great potential for edtech while learners enjoy using edtech tools.

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On discoverability

K12 Open Ed

There is a lot of talk in OER circles about discoverability. Much of it deals with metadata schemes and other technical details that may seem arcane to some. Here’s a real-world story of discoverability. Over the past couple weeks, I have been looking open materials on sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and food systems. I looked in the usual repositories and found a few things, but not much.

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How Did Jad Abumrad’s #ISTE17 Keynote Inspire You?

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my blog I often talk about how we need to send students on meaningful learning missions and help them discover how to make a meaningful life. I was so excited to see ISTE keynote, Jad Abumrad, inspire teachers to help students learn what makes a meaningful life. Jad Abumrad also talked about getting students to commit to the path their questions lead them rather than on the answers. I asked other ISTE attendees what inspired them about the keynote.

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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.

Educators Offer Advice About Teaching Good Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

By Dan Tynan Delivering lessons to kids about proper online behavior not only fosters cyberethics, but helps keep them safe online. Classroom Curriculum Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet

The Sleight of Hand of “Free” vs “Affordable”

Iterating Toward Openness

In a recent webinar about OER, organized by one of the major textbook publishers, there was a lot of conversation about whether OER are “free” or “affordable.” ” This conversation was problematic in two ways. Before I begin though, just to be clear, allow me to reaffirm that OER are free, plain and simple, full stop, period. That is literally part of the definition of OER. OER = free + permissions. Problem the First.

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy General How-To Middle & High School terry heick