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Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie. In Chapter 17: Re-evaluate Value of the The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I discuss the high stakes associated with standardized testing: Standardized testing is stressful for students, parents and teachers. You might feel like me that they are detrimental to learning and a plague on the education system.

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley on episode 232 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. It should be simple. Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive.

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Finding a class to partner with virtually AND activities to do together

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can get your students connected to others just like them around the country and world! Here's how to do it using Skype, Google Hangouts and others. Graphic by Matt Miller with )It's a big, big world out there, and it's easier than ever to reach out to someone.Does your class reflect that?We We have […].

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Five Components of Good Feedback

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone needs feedback in order to improve. You would be hard-pressed to identify any profession where it isn’t a central component to success. As I have written in the past, there is nothing more vital to our professional roles than good feedback that paints a picture not only of what we are doing well but areas where we can either become much better or outright improve. It helps us to develop both goals and objectives that guide our work in our respective roles.

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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.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology remains–still–a love-hate relationship between teachers and teaching. Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. Growing up, my generation did not use verbs like ‘Google’ or proper nouns such as ‘Siri’. We were the pioneers of the digital era.

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Teaching Together for Change

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. While 21st-century pedagogy puts group projects and collaborative learning at center stage for students, these cooperative habits have not yet assumed such a prominent role for teachers. But collaboration among teachers — and a desire for that teamwork — is growing, with positive repercussions across schools. A new paper by Susan Moore Johnson , Stefanie K.

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Setting Appropriate Expectations for Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 17 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some people don’t have realistic expectations for life. Kip sent me this joke today that fits what I’m talking about… Reaching the end of his job interview, the HR manager asks the fresh young engineer, “what starting salary are you looking for?”. The recruit replies, “$125,000 and a full benefits package”.

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Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This Ecosystem

Ask a Tech Teacher

Anyone who attends online classes or any sort of remote learning knows it’s different from traditional classes. To thrive in this environment requires a mindset that appreciates the pros and adapts to the challenges. The folks over at San Diego Virtual School (SDVS) have put together a list of quick productivity tips on how to excel in this increasingly-popular learning environment: Remote Learning Productivity Tips.

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5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? The education department is evolving on a global scale along with the techniques of teaching and learning. The traditional methods of education are being replaced by more interactive methods which are influenced by technology. Advances in technology have made it possible to make classroom learning fun, engaging and interactive.

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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).

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

If you buy it, you better use it. That especially holds true for K-12 school officials who altogether spend more than $8.3 billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used.

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To the Woods

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 12 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As soon as we got home, we threw our shoes into our closets, put on our cutoff bluejean shorts and halter tops and ran out the back door, the screen door slamming behind us. We were headed for the ditch. The ditch in the woods about a half a mile behind our house was an incredible place that changed with the seasons.

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10 Most Popular Tech Tips and Click-throughs in 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much. Here’s a run-down on what you thought were the most valuable in 2017: Top 10 Tech Tips. As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems which I share with you.

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5 Ways to Amplify Student Voice Using Technology

EdTechTeacher

Post by Instructor: Mason Mason. Follow him on Twitter @EdTechMason. Every student has a voice and deserves to be heard; however, sometimes it’s difficult for educators to amplify the voices of all of their students when they have class sizes of 30 or more students and can see upwards of 150 students in a single school day.

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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.

Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

Edsurge

The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet. That’s a surprising turn in the long-time arc of academic population growth. If online weren’t in the picture, on-campus enrollments, as reported in the most recent U.S. Department of Education 2016 results, would have fallen by more than 1.5

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Are you a Leaner or a Lifter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 15 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As my students and I were watching a John Maxwell video yesterday, he quoted this poem which hit me between the eyes. I’m asking myself: do I intentionally lift or do I lean. Now, admittedly, we all lean sometimes. That is the nature of being human. However, lifting, as Maxwell says, is intentional. You have to decide to lift up others. Which Are You? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

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Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

The future is like a coin: there has always been — and there will always be — two sides to it: fear and excitement. People have been afraid of the future since forever. Not knowing for sure what tomorrow has in store can really be stressful. At the same time, thinking about the future and realizing our present actions can have an influence over it unleashed our creativity like nothing else.

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Your Startup Idea Is Genius: How to Get Customers to Recognize It

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What to do when you're sure people will love your startup product, but they just haven't realized it yet. The post Your Startup Idea Is Genius: How to Get Customers to Recognize It appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data

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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.

5 of The Best Rubric Making Tools for Teachers

Educators Technology

January 16, 2018 In yesterday’s post we talked about grading and we featured a number of apps to help teachers with their grading. In today’s post we cover a closely related concept: rubrics.read more. rubric making tools

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree on episode 233 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. But that’s not all. She’s also started the Cultivate World Literacy Project and more. Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. This is a pattern we can all emulate. Connect your students and join.

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Future proofing our students through education

Neo LMS

We all know that technology is rapidly changing the world around us, and at an increasingly faster rate. We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exploration, manufacturing, earth sciences, computer science, physical science… the list goes on. AI and machine learning are rendering entire sectors of the labor market closed to humans.

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Music for the classroom

EdTech4Beginners

I can never find suitable music to play in the classroom. It has to be calming, good for concentration, and contain no lyrics. I decided to compile a playlist on Spotify. Click this link to find the playlist: [link]. Just click follow to save it. education classroom music classroom playlist music music in the classroom playlist songs for teachers teacher music teaching

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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!

Digital goes horizontal: challenges in the cultural sector

Perry Hewitt

Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, makes a compelling case that digital is a horizontal function — a collective responsibility that transcends the work of any single, dedicated department.

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How to Keep Disappointment from Derailing Our Dreams

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 13 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Disappointment comes to us all. We believe in someone and are betrayed. Or we apply for a job and it doesn’t happen. Someone makes a promise and they break that promise. We try to achieve something – we fall short. It happens to everyone. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Students Teaching Teachers

CUE

I first brought my students along to present at the Kern CUE Tech Fest in 2014 and attracted about 20 participants. My presentation team consisted of 7 students classified as Tier 2 or Tier 3 behavior intervention students. I had a few of my fellow teachers warn me about taking those students on a trip. The words, “You don’t know how they will act in public” still ring in my ears.

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10 Learning Lessons From Albert Einstein

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Lessons About Learning From Albert Einstein by TeachThought Staff Just because a person is smart doesn’t make them a great teacher, and why that’s true is an interesting topic for another day. In the last century, few intellectuals have been larger influences that Albert Einstein. In fact, because of the significance of his work […]. The post 10 Learning Lessons From Albert Einstein appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

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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.

Diversity at the front of the classroom could mean more diversity among future scientists

The Hechinger Report

Woodrow Wilson High School students in Camden, N.J., see a rich orange flame in a chemistry lab that digs into atomic structure of elements. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! CAMDEN, N.J. Lithium, the element, burns red.

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran on episode 231 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. In today’s episode, she talks about the transformation, why they needed change, and implementing successful change. This multi-part series will run over the next several Mondays.

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What? Test scores won’t predict academic growth over time

eSchool News

For years, parents and policymakers have looked to test scores to gauge the effectiveness of school districts and teachers. New research from Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Sean Reardon provides a different measure: students’ academic progress over a period of years. Reardon examined test scores for students in third through eighth grade at 11,000 school districts across the country.

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