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Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Teacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets. Fast forward eleven years to […]. Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroom

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After-school coding programs position kids to be future leaders

EdTech4Beginners

Those with computer science skills will continue to be highly sought-after in tomorrow’s job market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that software developers, web developers, computer and information research scientists and other computer-science experts will be much more in demand than professionals in most other fields.

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Fueling the Educator Micro-credentials Ecosystem through Powerful Partnerships: Stories of Impact from the Field

Digital Promise

Collaboration and community are critical foundations of powerful learning environments. They are also the pillars upon which strong networks are built. Digital Promise’s work is guided by the principle of networks connecting us to people and ideas. The educator micro-credentials ecosystem connects leading professional learning content experts, convenes thought leaders, and works with a wide range of stakeholders toward a shared vision and goals.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness “superheroes” wear their capes and spread kindness around their community. She also shares how she surveys student’s DNA (dreams, needs, and abilities) and a touching story about the impact this has on the classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

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.

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest challenges they face is the wide range of reading skills in their classrooms. A first-grade class may have students who are struggling to decode while other students are reading at a third-grade level. This presents significant challenges as teachers attempt to support students below grade-level while challenging those readers who are above grade level.

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1-to-1, Blended Learning Enables Personalized Learning: Walk Through an Example Lesson

The Journal

"1-to-1, blended learning is the future of educational technology." Never hath a truer statement been spoken! 1-to-1, blended learning enables student inquiry, which is at the core of personalized learning. And personalized learning is the hottest item in K-12 today. Walk with us through a blended learning lesson in this week’s blog post

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one. In fact, according to the anti-bullying website NoBullying.com, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. According to UNESCO, global demand for higher education is expected to grow from 100 million students currently to 250+ million by 2025. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. Traditional universities will find themselves obsolete, unless they adapt.

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Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman on episode 371 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Lirenman talks about the challenges and opportunities of teaching K-2 students. She shares her thoughts on innovation and how to stay motivated when you’re exhausted. This is the first episode of K-2 week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

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).

Want More Innovation? Try Connecting the Dots Between Engineering and Humanities

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. This article is a part of The Conversation’s series on unique courses. For other articles in this series, read here and here. Today’s college students may benefit from an exciting array of subjects to study. But they seem to miss the most important education of all: how to relate their specialization to others in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Making a Profit Can Also Mean Helping the World

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social emotional learning company Move This World began as a non profit. That model didn't fit, but the company still pursues its goal of helping teachers and students. The post Making a Profit Can Also Mean Helping the World appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Entrepreneurship Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups wellbeing

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch on episode 372 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. So many good ways exist to use iPads but how can we personalize it and make it unique? Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them.

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.

50 ideas for using video in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Video is an incredibly effective medium for showcasing something that we want to share with others. We send videos we create or find to our friends and family through various social media platforms. Videos help us tell our story. They allow us to share our voice. Adding video to a lesson can increase the engagement […].

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What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: The 101 of Research for Kids. Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Learning Strategies for your Classroom. How to Teach Critical Thinking. What to Consider When Assigning Homework. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down? High School Technology Curriculum Coming! Great Back to School Activities. Mouse and Trackpad Websites for your Classroom.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! This brings in the important 21st century skills! Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey of STEAM Resources. First, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I promise you will find some great information coming your way this school year…So Sign Up Now and please pass this on with a retweet! – Mike Gorman ( [link] ).

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Corippo on episode 375 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Then, it becomes about the content and not the tools. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

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.

The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

Neo LMS

In recent years, many of us have heard the term STEM used in conversations about kids and the way they learn, and for good reason. STEM — or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — is often intimidating to young children and can leave them with low self-esteem when it’s time to apply the concepts to real life. They may feel unprepared to grasp the subjects properly, which is why it’s important to help your child get involved with them early on.

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Innovative School Leaders Part 2: Involving Others To Create A Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

Ideas come to me at very random times: in a dream, on a walk, or during my commute. I think “Wow, this is it.this is the idea that will land me a TED Talk!” Following these inspirations, I usually text my colleague and warn her: “This is going to be big! We should carve out a whole hour to talk about it.” Within the first five minutes of our conversation, she has completely blown up my idea in all of the best ways. She preserves the spirit of the inspiration while somehow making it better.

What Qualities Make an Effective Teacher?

Ask a Tech Teacher

We all have a memory of our favorite teacher, almost always, the one who made us think we could do the impossible. In my case, it was Ms. Sampson. I left third grade and my third-grade teacher Ms. Gordon feeling like I didn’t measure up — and I didn’t. I wasn’t as fast, as clever, or as driven as my classmates. Gordon actually reprimanded me so roughly in front of the class once that a classmate I barely knew came to my defense, explaining to Ms.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos on episode 373 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Read my review.)

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!

In the News: Student hacker shows holes in K-12 cybersecurity

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. This article is based on the story originally reported on September 11, 2018 by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: “ Like Moths to a Flame.” ” As quoted in: Chambers, Jennifer. Student hacker shows holes in K-12 cybersecurity.” 3 October 2018. The Detroit News.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Elizabeth Wisnia

CUE

One of my favorite things about Fall CUE is the opportunity to learn and collaborate with educators who serve students in so many different roles. Elizabeth Wisnia works for the California Department of Education and will bring her expertise for all in the Napa Valley in just a few weeks! In addition to being the […]. The post Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Elizabeth Wisnia appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CUE Conference

Taking Collaboration And Teacher PD To Another Level With Verso Learning

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching Middle School Science I always tried to encourage academic discussion among my students. As a group we would debate results from various experiments, attempt to understand current events in science and talk about how science was all around us. Like many other teachers on my team (or other teachers anywhere really) promoting true collaboration and sharing in the classroom is a wonderful goal to have but ultimately difficult to achieve.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly ‘uncover’ what they ‘know’–and how ‘well’ they know it? The Challenge Of Outcomes & Standards-Based Assessment First a preface: itemizing […]. The post 50 Ways To Measure Understanding appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

Rethinking Guided Reading to Advantage ALL Our Learners

MiddleWeb

Most guided reading programs emphasize daily ability grouping with too little emphasis on developing self-directed readers who love to read for pleasure or enrichment, says literacy leader Regie Routman, who points out equity issues revealed in recent research. Articles Reading ability grouping guided reading reading groups reading issues reading skills Regie Routman teaching reading

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kim Calderon

CUE

Hands on learning is how our students want to learn. Truth is, adults love learning that way, too! At Fall CUE, Kim Calderon has some seriously fun learning planned for you. Check out her sessions and bring the fun back to your classroom on Monday! Kim has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science over […]. The post Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kim Calderon appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CUE Conference

After colleges promised to increase it, hiring of black faculty declined

The Hechinger Report

Ebony McGee, a Vanderbilt University associate professor who studies diversity in education, in her office at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Often hired as “eye candy,” McGee says, black faculty are often made to feel uncomfortable and leave. Photo: Eric England for The Hechinger Report. Robert Palmer knows how uncomfortable it can feel to be a black professor at a predominantly white college.