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Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Some children, especially younger ones, meet every assignment with cries of “ I need help! ” — before trying independently.

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Is it more about what you can teach or what they can learn?

The Principal of Change

In a workshop, an educator shared their reluctance to try some of the things that I was suggesting with students in their classroom. Luckily, I had students joining me in the workshop and asked them for some feedback.

Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

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.

Lose and lose and lose until you win

Dangerously Irrelevant

Journalist I.F. Stone said: The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.”

Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

Digital Promise

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20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May. .

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

School districts across the country are tackling the toughest challenges in education, including kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and school redesign.

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Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

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.

Google Maps walking tours with Street View and Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Think about a meaningful trip you’ve taken far from home. Maybe it was a vacation with family. Maybe it was a study abroad opportunity during college. Regardless, when you got your feet on the ground in that location and took it all in, it probably changed your worldview — and your feelings about that location. […]. Ed Tech classroom video activities video activities for class video projects for students virtual walking tours

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Fall Break on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

The CoolCatTeacher

October 8-12, 2018 is our fall break on the show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week — October 8-12, 2018 — we’re taking a fall break on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Immersive Storytelling to Inspire Action for a Better World

Digital Promise

This year on the Global Day of Action, over a million people from around the world mobilized to show how they are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a better world for all.

Why a web of connections—not a single relationship—should surround students

The Christensen Institute

Advocates for personalized learning have bold and plentiful ambitions for students: higher rates of engagement, greater persistence, healthy development, and expanded opportunity—not to mention improved academics.

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6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

Ditch That Textbook

Start singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?” ” Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the […].

The Future of District Organizations: How Educators Can Be Innovators

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

“Synth” Will Immediately Become A Favorite Web Tool For Every Teacher Of ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

niekverlaan / Pixabay. Thanks to Richard Byrne and his fabulous blog , I just learned about Synth. As the headline of this post indicates, it will immediately become one of the favorite online tool for any teacher of English Language Learners.

4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

Image: Women’s 100m finals–British Champs & Olympic Trials 2008| Flickr: Paul Foot. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read the term “Disruptive Innovation” cited in relation to health care delivery.

OPINION: How one city got math right

The Hechinger Report

. High failure rates in math, especially for low-income and minority students, and small numbers of students enrolled in advanced courses: Like many educational systems, San Francisco Unified School District faced this dual problem.

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Stephen Lewis. Five seconds might fly by to us, but to microbes, it’s plenty of time to hitch a ride on fallen food. Of course, try telling that to a hungry kindergartener whose ham sandwich hit the cafeteria floor. No, really: Tell him.

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Guest Post: What I Learned in the First Weeks of Teaching Science to ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published two series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , and the other on ELLs and Special Needs.

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Every Morning Is An Affirmation

The Jose Vilson

As a boy, I used to say my prayers at night. Nothing and everything triggered these prayers. While a light buzz pretended silence before the eventual gunshot outside, I’d kneel on both knees, hands clasped, eyes closed, talking to what Catholics refer to as God.

Five elements of a good preschool

The Hechinger Report

We know preschool makes a big difference for kids and that its effects can last a lifetime. But to have that kind of impact, early care has to be high quality.

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STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:10. School has always been a place to train students for their eventual adult lives.

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20 Strategies For Getting The Best Work From Your Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

SAFE YOUTUBE

techlearning

Youtube is a great source for our English teaching classes but the ads and some offensive comments may distract our students from viewing the videos in a safe and a friendly way.

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Time to change how we think about early education, international study finds

The Hechinger Report

Artwork decorates the government-run nursery classroom at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol, England. Photo: Lillian Mongeau. The U.S. could learn a lot about early education from our international counterparts.

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The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of literacy assessment results)

Reading By Example

Photo by Art Lasovsky on Unsplash. Our instructional leadership team recently analyzed the last two years of writing assessment data. We use a commercial-based rubric to score student writing in the fall and in the spring.

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New Research Reinforces What We Knew: Being Held Back A Grade Doesn’t Help Kids

Larry Ferlazzo

Lots of research has shown that grade retention doesn’t work (see The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both ). Yet the practice is still widely used.

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

techlearning

Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification.

Do You Teach Social Studies To ELLs & Want To Write A Guest Post About It?

Larry Ferlazzo

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay. Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELL s.

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Starting With the Questions to Develop Curiosity and Better Solutions

The Principal of Change

I first heard about the idea of “Problem-Finders” from Ewan McIntosh , and it always struck me as something we should be focusing on in education: “Currently, the world’s education systems are crazy about problem-based learning, but they’re obsessed with the wrong bit of it.

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

The Hechinger Report

Red states are where the annual issuance of new high school equivalency diplomas has fallen by more than 50 percent between 2012 and 2016. Orange depicts drops greater than 20 percent. Yellow states dropped less than 20 percent. Data unavailable for Oklahoma. Data source: Thomas J.