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First Steps to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

If you wait until you’re ready for personalized learning, you’ll never get started! Our antiquated, factory-style education system is failing our students. It’s also failing our teachers. We have more and more students each year struggling to find relevance and connections between what they do in school each day and their future hopes and dreams.

10 ways to collaborate digitally + visually in class

Ditch That Textbook

In my own high school Spanish classes, this happened all the time. We talked in class. I wrote and drew notes on the board, creating a great summary of our discussion. Guess what the students wanted to do at the end of class. Yep, you guessed it: take a picture of the whiteboard. I’m not [.].

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting.

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A World that is Asking for Continuous Creation

The Principal of Change

Currently, I am reading “ The Growth Mindset Coach “, and was struck by this passage and corresponding table: (Carol) Dweck identified five key areas in which the actions of people of opposing mindsets often diverge: challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, and success of others.

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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Using the iPad for Deeper Learning

iTeach with iPads

Deeper learning is the process of learning for transfer. Student competencies that allow for deep learning include cognitive reasoning and problem solving, intrapersonal competencies which involve self-management, and interpersonal competencies which refer to working and communicating with others.

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Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom. I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom application.

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy appeared first on TeachThought. Books Teaching Elementary School New Teacher

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

Lecturing v. active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Annie Murphy Paul said: a growing body of evidence suggests that the lecture is not generic or neutral, but a specific cultural form that favors some people while discriminating against others, including women, minorities and low-income and first-generation college students.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Two students share a computer as they prepare for their geometry final at Northridge High School, in Greeley, Colo. Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor. GREELEY, Colo.

Are You Using Technology Because You Can Or Because You Should?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Are You Using Technology Because You Can Or Because You Should? appeared first on TeachThought. Technology technology

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

The Principal of Change

One of the biggest errors in leadership is when people aren’t moving forward and leaders look outward first, and not inward. If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how you are changing your leadership first, not why they aren’t changing their practice.

Back to school for teachers – My tips for a digital classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

With the start of the 2017 school year just around the corner, it’s time for teachers to get ready for a new year full of innovative and future-focused learning opportunities for their students.

A new movement to treat troubled children as ‘sad, not bad’

The Hechinger Report

Sherlae, 13, is now on the Crocker honor roll. Just before Thanksgiving, when she went to her mother’s latest court appearance, she brought her report cards to show off. “I I want her to be proud,” Sherlae said. “I I want her to be happy. And I want to show her that I’m going to succeed.”

Join Us For the filmMAKER Challenge Webinar Series

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise filmMAKER™ Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about product design and filmmaking through a set of activities, projects, and challenges.

“Use adversity to your advantage.”

The Principal of Change

One of the things that I have been trying to be really thoughtful of as of late, is what I put into my mind. I have become more thoughtful about the media I consume, the people I surround myself with, and how I spend my time. If those things are positive, my thoughts become positive.

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Yes, You’re a Leader

Kyle Pace

“I have nothing good to share.” ” “No one wants to hear from little ol’ me.” ” “I don’t have anything to offer that hasn’t been shared a million times.” ” “What I did isn’t a big deal.” ” These are just a few of the statements I’ve heard from teachers over the last many years as I’ve worked with them to build their capacity around technology and innovation in teaching and learning.

What’s happening beyond the public eye in the Dept. of Education?

The Hechinger Report

Capitol building. Here’s the question everyone’s asking: Will the new administration’s education department spur states toward voucher programs and relax regulation of for-profit higher ed? Maybe the question should not be if these changes would be made, but how.

Moving from Challenges to Solutions: The Future of Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise gathered developers, researchers, educators, and thought leaders from the educator professional development field on January 9-10 in Redwood City, California, for The Future of Educator Micro-credentials Summit.

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

My Paperless Classroom

Classroom management is the ability of a teacher to have control over their students’ behavior and general classroom environment. Classroom management is an important aspect to grasp, especially for novice teachers. Having control over your class is important for a conducive learning environment.

Department of Education Creates New Evaluation Tool for K–12 Administrators

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A simplified ed tech evaluation process is on the horizon. Classroom Digital Content Management Return on Investment

Comments vs Compliments – a mini lesson

The Thinking Stick

Last week I had the pleasure of running a lab site in an Enumclaw 5th Grade class as part of my work with the district over the past couple of years. It’s a lesson that I first taught in 2009 and is still as relevant today as it was then. The students were working on opinion writing.

Are Schools Prepared For Great Teachers?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Are Schools Prepared For Great Teachers? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick Experienced Teacher General

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Tips for teaching students with Autism about digital citizenship

eSchool News

Instructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Jennifer Liang, knows all about digital citizenship.

5 Best Practices for Professional Development with a Chromebook Rollout

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Karlin For new technology to be effective, educators need to be prepared. Classroom Internet Management Online Video Professional Development Training

How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. For one, I saw the use of tools just as a means to become more efficient at delivering instruction. Man, could I rock a PowerPoint lecture. As Chris Lehmann says, “You deliver pizzas, not instruction.”

Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots Things that make me scowly is too many clicks and inefficient workflows. As teachers, we usually have to repeat our actions 30-150 times depending on how many students we have. While doing something once may be no big deal, does it scale?

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

3 Ways for #EdTech Coaches to Communicate with G Suite for Education

Kyle Pace

In my previous post , I shared some thoughts about the importance of edtech coaches to be an effective and efficient communicator. Strong communication skills, coupled with building relationships, creates a very strong foundation for success in working with teachers and students.

What is Google Keep and Why Use it in Your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

My daughter just bought her first house (though it went on hold several times as the Navy threatened/offered to move her). We wanted a simple way to share a ToDo list that would be available on phones, iPads, and computers, and would auto-update with our ideas.

Chrome Extension: AnyoneCanView

Teacher Tech

Chrome Extension: AnyoneCanView I like to think that I’m really really good with using Google Apps. I know that when you create a new document it is by default private. You have to click on the blue Share button and change the sharing permissions to “Anyone with the link can view.”

2 Key Questions to Guide Your PD for Principals

Insight Education Group

This post is excerpted from the recent eSchool News article How Our Leadership Academies Are Creating Better School Principals by Linda Mulvey, the Chief Academic Officer for the Syracuse City School District in New York.

CUE Rock Star Camp NGSS Edition- Professional Development: Evolved

CUE

In my 23 years of teaching, I have attended many different professional development conferences. Of those, CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps have been, by far, the most valuable.