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School is almost out - reflecting on the past year as a teacher

Educational Technology Guy

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. The weather is getting warmer, students are getting excited, and teachers are exhausted. It is a time for celebration and reflection. One thing I always did around this time of the year when I was a teacher was to reflect on the past year.

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20+ ways to supercharge your summer learning

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge. It can also be an opportunity to grow as an educator.

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Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

The Hechinger Report

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. Students may learn more. Photo: Jamie Martines.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hyperdocs literacy task boards and Flipgrid are two favorite tools of Laura Dennis, third grade teacher.

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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.

Top benefits gamification can bring to the classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post I talked about three gamification principles teachers should keep in mind if they want to create a gamified learning environment for their young students.

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Positive focus; Positive behaviors

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a lot of chatter about PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) on educator forums I participate in. I don’t have direct experience with it so I jumped at the chance to share Middle School teacher Karessa Parish’s experiences.

Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Gerald Aungst on episode 320 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

3 Gamification principles for a gamified learning environment

Neo LMS

Remember Mary Poppins? She was the perfect nanny for the Banks children. Every activity she initiated and every word she uttered were part of a complex scheme of making those kids learn about the surrounding world. I guess her teaching style was… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Linguistically Responsive Teachers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In schools across the United States, the presence of English learners in mainstream classrooms is commonplace.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

“ Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition.” – John Maxwell I am currently working on a new edition of Digital Leadership for Corwin and I am very excited, as it will be in color.

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

Steven Weber on episode 319 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. More than 60 teachers in Dr. Steven Weber’s district helped write their math curriculum. Now, they are excited.

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New Educational VR App Teaches Kids About Recycling

EdTech4Beginners

The educational potential of VR technology in today’s classroom is still for the most part uncharted waters. What seems certain, however, is that this technology promises to open up some of the most exciting horizons in the education of tomorrow.

14 Memorial Day Websites for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Memorial Day (May 28, 2018) is the time we remember all of those soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of American freedom. In war and peace, they made the ultimate sacrifice and because of them we are privileged to live the American Dream.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Intentionally establishing your company's values and mission is an important factor in building a strong venture. The post Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Marynn Dause on episode 318 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They only had a 2 ½ weeks to teach the entire Odyssey. So, teacher Marynn Dause met with her students.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. as the “Homework Gap”) to support students, particularly those most in need. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 million families do not have connectivity at home.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

A stand-out webtool among standards-based grading platforms is a free online program called Kiddom ( click for my review ).

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Is Marketing Your School or District a Thing? Part 1: Branding

Education Elements

It is important for schools and districts to remember that in our ever-evolving world, they now need to compete for students, administrative and teaching talents, and community perception. Like other competitive organizations, schools need to set themselves apart from other schools in the country. School Districts

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship.

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5 Critical Components You Should Know About Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

In China, there are tens of millions of parents who want their children to learn English. And, many parents in China are not satisfied with the traditional Chinese classroom style.

169 Tech Tip #13: The Powerful Right Mouse Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

Educational Technology Guy

Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? CK-12 has some amazing and diverse resources to help students learn and explore. It is one of my single most favorite resources to share with teachers and students.

42 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer Before They Graduate High School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Speaking kids’ home language in pre-k could provide a lifelong advantage

The Hechinger Report

Specific compliments for newly gained skills decorate the walls in a Colorado Preschool Program classroom at Eyestone Elementary School in the Poudre School District. Photo: Lillian Mongeau.

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Music for Armed Forces Day 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Holidays

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.