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The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored.

1st Day Student Survey with Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

On the first day of school, my students complete a detailed student survey. It is designed to collect basic information and help me get to know my new students. The more I know about them, the easier it is for me to design and facilitate learning opportunities that will appeal to them. I also hope that taking the time to ask them questions, instead of simply inundating them with information, will communicate my genuine interest in them as individuals.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation. As I prepared for my keynote, I had to think about how teachers who perhaps didn’t define themselves as “innovators” might go about inspiring students to be innovative. First, I defined innovation as finding solutions to problems.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. He has some great thoughts on breakout rooms, discussion forums, virtual reality, and gamifying lessons. I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: Earliest forms of learning, dating back to the stone-age, involved storyboarding one’s experiences on rocks. These photo-stories would prove as a valuable resource for generations to come.

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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.

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see

Neo LMS

TED Talks are awesome. Maybe it’s the variety of topics they cover, the perfectly timed length, the simple setting, or maybe all of these; but either way, I think we can all agree that TED Talks are awesome. Being on a TED stage is incredible as well. Trust me, I’ve been on one. Taking the stage back in 2009 made me feel like I was a teacher again, and I loved teaching. But this post is not about my teaching career, nor about my TED Talk experience.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation. As I prepared for my keynote, I had to think about how teachers who perhaps didn’t define themselves as “innovators” might go about inspiring students to be innovative. First, I defined innovation as finding solutions to problems.

Top 10 Study Group Forums and Websites for High School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has a list of great websites for high school students. I don’t post enough about high school so I’m thrilled with her article: Some students study more productively in groups, working with their peers. Online groups and forums allow them to ask questions and learn from each other outside the traditional classroom in a space where they typically turn to for studying anyway.

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4 Questions to Determine Whether Educators Need Artificial Intelligence

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Artificial intelligence is useful for a specific class of problems. These questions can help pinpoint whether it's the right technology for a particular problem. The post 4 Questions to Determine Whether Educators Need Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog ai Artificial Intelligence Educational Technology/Ed-Tech machine learning ml Startup

TTWWADI - A Culture Killer

A Principal's Reflections

In some cases, change has been hard to implement at scale or at all for that matter. Sometimes we are blinded by perceived success as is the case for many high performing school districts that have high test scores. A question that typically will materialize is why to change if we are already doing so well. Success is often in the eye of the beholder based on established criteria. This reason alone is why careful thought and attention have to be made as to how schools and educators are evaluated.

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).

5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers

Neo LMS

The professional development programs offered by most districts can be a somewhat bland, formulaic and often times an irrelevant experience. Collaboration is one of the most valued features of meeting with other teachers, and projects such as EdCamp have demonstrated how successful this informal style of unconference can be in inspiring and enabling teachers. 5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year. The feeling of getting back in my classroom after recharging during summer break, the excitement of unpacking book boxes, decorating the walls, and way too many trips to Target for those must-have new supplies. The moment that made it feel most real was getting my class list, picturing the faces that would soon fill the empty desks.

In the News: Lurking on School Sites

Doug Levin

Cross-posted on the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center blog: [link]. As quoted in: Moore, E.K. “ The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think.” The New York Times. 2 August 2018. “Trackers are as common on public school websites these days as microbes on a restroom door, to judge by Mr. Levin’s examination of 159 public school websites from among the nation’s largest and most tech-savvy districts.

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.

Learning to Teach for the Future

CUE

“If you can dream it, you can code it.” As I looked around the huge ballroom filled with eager educators, Hadi Partovi’s words began to energize and excite me. It also seemed Partovi’s words were having a similar effect on the overly air conditioned room, filled with over 500 teachers. Of course, it could have […]. The post Learning to Teach for the Future appeared first on OnCUE. Learn connected educator Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing. This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow.

How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year. The feeling of getting back in my classroom after recharging during summer break, the excitement of unpacking book boxes, decorating the walls, and way too many trips to Target for those must-have new supplies. The moment that made it feel most real was getting my class list, picturing the faces that would soon fill the empty desks.

5 Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead

Edsurge

Summer is the time for many educators to reboot, relax, and re-energize for the upcoming school year. We do this in different ways. Some attend conferences, participate in webinars, or read up on educational trends to learn and grow before putting their newly-acquired knowledge into practice in September.

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.

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

CUE

Tomorrow, I start back my 15th year of classroom teaching next to at least two teachers right out of the credential program. I love the “new blood” anticipation these new teachers have, the excitement of having your own classroom space, the optimism of changing lives and truly making a difference. It’s a refreshing wash of […]. The post Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire

Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students. When she showed me the websites her 8th grade students put together–by themselves–I begged her to share with my AATT audience how this came about.

16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say by Terry Heick “Ohhh, now I get it.” ” The iconic phrase that teachers value hearing. A sign that you’ve moved a student from not understanding to understanding. Into the light. A lot is implied in this phrase, not the least of which is your own feel-good success–a warm […]. The post 16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say appeared first on TeachThought.

It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Classwork Comes to Google Classroom Rolling out over the next few weeks are new features to Google Classroom with a brand new design. The Stream is no longer where the action is, the new Classwork page is. Read the Google for Education blog for more information on this. If you want practice with the new Google […]. The post It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google

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!

LeBron James Is Schooling Us on What Education Reform Got Wrong

Edsurge

National headlines offering hope about the state of American education this year have been few and far between. Until last week when LeBron James announced he was opening a school. Ohio has been trying to stomach the four-time NBA MVP’s decision to leave his home state to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

4 myths about blended learning debunked

eSchool News

When I first started teaching math a decade ago, I gave notes at the front of the room on an overhead transparency projector. The teacher who taught math in the room before me had retired and left all of her materials behind. In the file cabinets, I found an entire year’s worth of transparencies with math concepts organized by date and topic.

22 Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Terry Heick Who knows where education is going, but it’s not impossible to come up with some questions that might guide that evolution. The following, then, are a collection of entirely subjective observations–well, not entirely subjective I guess. Or not any more than anyone else. We all see what we choose to see, and […]. The post 22 Questions appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors

The Hechinger Report

Students walk on the Temple University campus in Philadelphia. Temple has started a master’s degree in sport business, among the 41,446 degree or certificate programs colleges and universities have added since 2012. Photo: Matt Rourke/The Associated Press. When Western Nevada College launches its new program in cybersecurity this fall, it will have spent about $130,000 on planning and to build a state-of-the-art computer lab.

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.

Paperless is not a Pedagogy

Teacher Tech

When we say paperless we do not say kids. We do not say learning. We do not say student engagement. For sure we do not say student engagement. Conversations around going paperless miss the focus of why we even teach in the first place. What is good for learning? Looking at research, the answer is […]. The post Paperless is not a Pedagogy appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Lesson Design

How to prepare students for the unknowable

eSchool News

The workforce is on the cusp of a major evolution. But will Gen Z—those born after 1996 and just beginning to think about their careers—be prepared with the essential skills to succeed? Now more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and the imperative to engage students in learning tasks that ask them to think critically and problem-solve.

12 Back To School Teaching Resources For The Best Year Ever

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Back To School Teaching Resources For The Best Year Ever by TeachThought Staff What are the best back to school teaching resources for 2019? Well, it will take us another 12 months to establish that, but we thought we’d get a head start by looking back. The beginning of the school year is a critical […]. The post 12 Back To School Teaching Resources For The Best Year Ever appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching