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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Cleveland on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Guidance counselors are challenged to encourage students into exciting opportunities that fit their skills and abilities but also to be careful not to stereotype. Today, Angela Cleveland talks about the tips, resources, and ideas to help encourage young women to go into Computer Science. Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Simple Articulation Strategy: 5 Ins and 5 Outs

Catlin Tucker

Most teachers groan at the mention of “articulation.” ” It’s not that we don’t see the value in the articulation process but getting everyone on the same page is time-consuming and cumbersome. In my role as a blended learning coach, I value clear goals. When teachers know what they are trying to achieve, they design lessons with intention and a clear sense of purpose.


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Learning in motion: EASY stop-motion animation with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Let students put what you're studying in MOTION. Animation is easy with stop motion Google Slides. Icons via The Noun Project with NounPro account.)For For years (centuries. really, millennia), students have had access to paper. And with that, they've been able to gather their ideas and turn them into static, two-dimensional images.To put those images […]. Ed Tech google classroom activities google slides animation powerpoint animation stop-motion animation

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A Call to School Districts: Help Us Expand the Impact and Scale of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

After school visits, focus groups, design sessions, and dozens of interviews with superintendents and district leaders, Digital Promise is launching new initiatives to expand the impact and scale of the League of Innovative Schools. Our goal in this work? To advance equity and excellence. We will prioritize and practice the advancement of equity for the 2.2 million students our leaders serve, so that each student has access to high-quality, research-backed, innovative learning opportunities.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher routinely shares favorite websites and apps that make a difference in the classroom. Over the last month, readers voted on which tools had the greatest impact on readers. To award this Best in Category badge, we asked them to look for the uncommon resources (meaning: not the ones everyone knows about), the ones that made them say Wow and rush to share with colleagues everywhere. Then we looked for the following qualities: how dependable is it.

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20+ sources of great digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

The Internet is a treasure trove of information and resources for learning. Not all of those resources are created equal, and not all were meant for the classroom. If we can find the right ones, it can transform an otherwise lifeless lesson. But how do we find the right ones? And when we do, how […]. DitchBook Twitter chat curating digital resources finding classroom materials online finding videos for class open educational resources

Turning High Expectations into Success

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. As a new year ramps up, so do goals for student achievement, curricular reforms, teacher development, and more. Setting high expectations, though, isn’t enough to guarantee that those expectations are met. After all, many of us set goals for ourselves every year that we fail to achieve.

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We Have to Make Sure No Student Feels Alone

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Great classrooms are characterized by positive, open relationships, mutual respect, and a shared responsibility for the learning process.”- ”- Robert John Meehan. School tragedies occur way too often nowadays. Often we find the students at the center of these tragedies didn’t feel they fit in. I know a bigger issue lies in dealing with mental health, but I also know too many classrooms do not help their students build relationships with each other and the teacher.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education is changing. Again. This time, it’s not about iPads and Chromebooks; it’s 1:1 computing. More than 50% of teachers report they have one computer for every student (on average) and that changes for the better every year. Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Community Partnership: Every Contribution Counts

Battelle for Kids

We feel fortunate at P21 to work with a national network of Exemplar schools and learning centers that are anchored in best practices of 21st Century teaching and learning. That’s why we used our research on the network to form the structure of our Patterns of Innovation conference , set for March 27-28 in Napa, California. P21 Blog

Realizing Success in the Adult Basic Education Market

Digital Promise

The discussion around closing the “skills gap” is important as technical and computational thinking skills are increasingly required for today’s job market. As we talk about the skills gap, though, more attention needs to be paid to the roughly 36 million American adults who lack “foundational” skills.

When Going the Second Mile Becomes Second Nature

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 37 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you know where you’re aiming? What does excellence look like? You can’t be complacent and strive for excellence. Excellence requires effort. “If you don’t aim for anything, you’ll hit it every time,” Zig Ziglar.

Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs

Ask a Tech Teacher

America’s student math scores continue to drop. Headlines such as “ Less than half of Maryland students pass English, math assessments ” and “ Internationally, U.S. Students Are Falling ” have become so common, we are almost immune to the message.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Taking Differentiation Further to Provide Individualized Learning Experiences

Battelle for Kids

This session is being conducted at the Patterns of Innovation Conference in Napa will focus on progressing beyond differentiation and teaching to the average by respecting the voice and choice of our learners and enabling opportunities for individualized learning experiences. P21 Blog

Student Stories Show What’s Possible with 360-Degree Film

Digital Promise

When we launched the 360 Filmmakers Challenge two years ago with Oculus VR for Good , we began with the hypothesis that young people could contribute to testing the boundaries of a new medium: 360° film. Looking back at the dozens of films that students created from 62 schools and youth organizations nationwide, I can confidently say our hypothesis bore fruit. Today we are thrilled to share with you some of the top films produced in the Fall 2017 Challenge.

Hearing the Sound of Silence and Knowing When to Break It

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 39 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Silence is not always golden, sometimes it is very dark and needs the light of the right word spoken at the right time. To be a good listener, we must not only hear what people are saying but also to hear the sound of silence.

How Tech Teachers Can Benefit From Historical Research Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching technology is a difficult profession because people learn in different ways and at different rates. However, one thing that can make it easier for students to learn is for teachers to include instructions on basic academic skills like vocabulary, keyboarding, digital citizenship, and research. The better a student’s vocabulary, the easier it is for them to improve their comprehension and express themselves in oral and written form.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

4 Strategies to Teach Effectively Using Quick Math Questions


After a teacher poses a question to the class, there’s often that silent pause as the students puzzle over the answer. How long should the teacher wait while the audience considers the problem? What’s the most productive way to use the question and answer style response with a classroom? There were several studies in the 1970s that looked into the effect of the teacher’s waiting time after asking a question had on students and their learning.

Get Started with Project-Based Learning

Digital Promise

Last fall we set out to discover which education research topics K-12 practitioners want to know more about. More than 200 of you responded to our survey and listed project-based learning (PBL) as a top interest. Pedagogical approaches related to PBL — such as challenge-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning — share common features.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Natalie Hampton, a senior in Los Angeles, was bullied and ate alone every day. After she transferred schools, she found teachers and other students who wanted to make sure no one ate alone. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying.

The Misconception of Zeros

Education Elements

Fortunately, in New Jersey, the days where teachers and school administrators could raise a hand or paddle in an attempt to correct a student’s behavior are long gone. During the transition away from corporal punishment in our classrooms, I imagine there must have been numerous heated conversations and a belief among some that if we cannot inflict pain, or at least instill an intense fear, students will not behave, follow instruction, or learn. Classrooms

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

How Do You Stir Curiosity in Your Classroom?


You know those moments in class when we have our students on the edge of their seats? When engagement is palpable and their eyes are wide open? You can hear a pin drop. You can feel their excitement. And you just know they are getting it, they are understanding, and their minds are full of […]. The post How Do You Stir Curiosity in Your Classroom? appeared first on OnCUE. Learn Creativity and Imagination inquiry

Always Read the Terms

Doug Levin

Always. Terms. That’s the ‘digital citizenship’ lesson that an 8th grade middle school student from New York recently learned (“ How a kid cartoonist avoided Scholastic’s digital sharecropping trap “) when she decided to submit her artwork for a Scholastic Art & Writing Award , the “nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.”

Find a Way to Laugh: Funny Mishaps and Misunderstandings in My Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 36 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Part of loving life is learning to laugh. The harder life is for you right now, the more you need to laugh. And I’m not just talking about watching a comedy but finding funny moments. So, today, think about the funny things of life. Here are a few that I’d like to share with you. And I hope you won’t judge. Something funny to me may not be funny to you.

Climate of Achievement: Builds Positive Culture

Battelle for Kids

We feel fortunate at P21 to work with a national network of Exemplar schools and learning centers that are anchored in best practices of 21st Century teaching and learning. That’s why we used our research on the network to form the structure of our Patterns of Innovation conference , set for March 27-28 in Napa, California. P21 Blog

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

CUE Advocates for All of Us


Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? Because everyday students walk across busy intersections and freeway overpasses to gain access to the business and libraries that provide the free wifi connection they need in order to complete their online homework, which is becoming a standard part of the educational experience. These students need people, educators, to speak against the […]. The post CUE Advocates for All of Us appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire News advocacy

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education by TeachThought Staff What are the most popular trends in education? What about the most popular trends in education in 2018 specifically? Well, that’s a tricky question. Deciding what’s ‘trending’ is an important part of digital publishing and social media interaction. Facebook articles, Google News, Apple News, […]. The post 30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rick Rando on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School culture and policies are part of what helps us combat bullying in schools. Rick Rando, school empowerment speaker, shares what schools can do to help stop bullying.

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