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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


Those with computer science skills will continue to be highly sought-after in tomorrow’s job market. The U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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Building infrastructure that lasts

The Christensen Institute

Well-maintained infrastructure is perhaps the most striking and observable difference between impoverished nations and prosperous ones. In many ways, it is synonymous with economic development.

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TED-Ed Launches A New Channel For Talks From Teachers

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. Most of us are familiar with TED Talks and TED-Ed animated videos and lessons – I certainly share enough of them and you can read more at The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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.

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?

Three common misconceptions that thwart school improvement

The Christensen Institute

M isconceptions are dangerous things. They shackle our visions of what’s possible and doom us to consequences we do not expect. For example, a student who believes her genes predetermine her academic abilities may avoid crucial learning experiences that are initially challenging.

12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Slides is my absolute FAVORITE G Suite tool! It is really the most versatile tool in the Google toolbox. So today, I’m giving you 12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day!

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.

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.

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Video: “What a classroom looks like in 27 countries around the world”

Larry Ferlazzo

MichaelGaida / Pixabay. I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures : social studies video

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


It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The idea of STEAM brings out the skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication that are so important in the work place. A look at the works of Leonardo da Vinci will attest to this!

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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.

Teaching to the student, not the test

The Hechinger Report

Revere High School students eating and socializing in the cafeteria. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. REVERE, Mass. Most days in Nancy Barile’s English course at Revere High School, a visitor might begin to wonder when the real class is going to start.

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October Is National Bullying Prevention Month – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

johnhain / Pixabay. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. You might be interested in A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More and The Best Resources For Teaching About Sexual Harassment & Assault

9 Ways to use Content Curation Tools in the Classroom


Image Source As the relationship between education and technology continues to grow, check out 9 ways teachers and students can use content curation tools like Wakelet in the classroom. To host. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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5 Tips for Podcasting with Students in the Classroom


One of the most practical (and exciting!) applications of having technology in the classroom is the ability to empower students to take charge of their learning. One of the integral components of this is amplifying student voice.

These glasses give teachers superpowers

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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“Computer Mice” Has A Nice Collection Of Learning Games For Beginning ELLs & Others

Larry Ferlazzo

Computer Mice has a nice collection of audio-supported language games for Beginning English Language Learners or beginning English-proficient readers. I’m adding it to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. learning games

Innovation in Pursuit of Developing the Learner

The Principal of Change

Here is a snippet from “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” that sets the stage for the book: Speaking of success, if you are looking for answers to create higher test scores, you might want to stop reading this book.

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Getting Real About the Teen Depression-Cyberbullying Connection


A couple of months ago I wrote a response to a psychologist's theory that smart phones are responsible for the increase in teen depression and anxiety. The overemphasis on screen technology as a root cause for the increase of major depressive episodes among teens and young adults is not new.

Rising college costs are built in to the traditional business model—but they aren’t inevitable

The Christensen Institute

A new school year is starting on campuses across America, full of excitement. But how will reality measure up against the expectations of the 20 million students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education? Perhaps not well. For many of them, college will end with a fizzle rather than a bang: more than 40 percent of full-time students won’t find their way across the graduation stage; for those enrolled part-time, a mere fifth can expect to graduate within eight years.

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.

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TEACHER VOICE: ‘I was quickly overwhelmed’ — The case for mentoring new instructors

The Hechinger Report

. To new teachers who recently began work: Congratulations! You have chosen an honorable profession that rewards hard work in the classroom with admiration and dedication from your students. But let’s be clear-eyed about a few things.

Use Google Earth & Check Out Schools Around The World With “This Is School”

Larry Ferlazzo

StockSnap / Pixabay.

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WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

WeWork, the leader in coworking spaces, has been turning heads in education circles for the last year. It acquired Flatiron, a prominent coding bootcamp, and MissionU, a one-year college alternative. Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company.

Getting started with AR and VR: Defining Terms


When diving into the world of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality it’s very important to understand how they are two distinct mediums for learning. Virtual Reality (VR) is meant to take you somewhere else. Augmented Reality (AR) is meant to add to where you are.

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.

“iCivics” Unveils New Information Literacy Game

Larry Ferlazzo

Wokandapix / Pixabay. iCivics in unveiling a new information literacy game on October 3rd called NewsFeed Defenders. Depending on when you read this on the 3rd, the link may or may work (I’m posting this at midnight Eastern Time). But I assume it will start working sometime on that day.

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