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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.

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.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my training to become a teacher, there were some reasonably consistent norms. These consisted of sound classroom management, listing the learning objectives, and developing a lesson plan.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Canada’s Digital Divide: How Wide is it and Can it be Solved?

Kajeet

Educational technology—how we use it now, how we’ll use it in the future—is of paramount importance to any discussion of education. Teachers, students, administrators, and other key stakeholders in Canada are passionate about the role technology plays in supporting how students learn.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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

States, Schools Work Together to Bring Broadband to K–12 Districts

EdTech Magazine

States, Schools Work Together to Bring Broadband to K–12 Districts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:27.

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.

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.

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!

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/05/2018 - 08:55. At the annual Tinker Fair in De Queen, Ark., science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action.

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.

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?