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Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your School District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks.

High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Use Right Now

The Web20Classroom

Engagement versus effectiveness. This is a conversation I have been having with educators and leaders all over the country for a while now. Just because we see students engaged in learning might not mean actual effective learning is taking place.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:35.

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp.

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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.

The best way to learn – video textbooks!

EdTech4Beginners

At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Make no mistake however, we truly offer so much more.

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Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades. One of my favorite things about living here is that it celebrates and embraces Hispanic and Mexican cultural traditions. I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students.

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Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

Digital Promise

For the past 20 years, Will Cavada has supported students at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, as they tell their stories.

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30 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. Interactive lessons stick. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. They are the lessons we all remember. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. Have […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

Career-ready capstones [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

America Achieves has been sponsoring an Educator Voice Fellowship program here in Colorado. They have an upcoming event where they will highlight the work that these awesome educators have done regarding authentic performance tasks and career-ready capstone experiences.

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Ghanaian chocolates: for Ghanaians, by Ghanaians, in Ghana

The Christensen Institute

The West African country of Ghana supplies roughly a quarter of the world’s cocoa beans, a critical input in the $100 billion global chocolate industry.

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.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Recent international studies in adult competencies indicate that six in 10 U.S. adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ).

How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley on Episode 386 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings.

5 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Students today are all too often being forced into a traditional model of schooling that is no longer relevant to them. So, how can we be better? The answer comes not so much in WHAT we teacher but HOW we teach. If we want these students to be successful in our classrooms, we need to figure […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom

From radios to electric vehicles, targeting “nonconsumers” pays off

The Christensen Institute

Too often, companies focus on grabbing market share away from competitors, rather than searching for untapped demand. That untapped demand is what we call nonconsumption—when people are unable to purchase or use a product or service, and literally can’t consume it.

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Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a teacher turned instructional coach who is now an aspiring administrator, I have always recognized the importance of effective feedback. As a teacher, I not only strived to provide my students with effective feedback, but I also craved honest and open feedback about my own teaching performance.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. Are Smartphones a good idea?

101 Google lesson ideas in a FREE ebook!

Ditch That Textbook

G Suite (formerly Google Apps) is such a versatile set of tools to use in the classroom. You can type. You can design. You can crunch numbers. You can gather data. The sky’s the limit, and these are just the beginning. The beauty of G Suite is that it can be used to create tons […

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Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks.

An Overview of Boomerang for Gmail to Optimize Your Workflow & Keep a Clutter-Free Inbox #InboxZero

techieMusings

About a year ago, I wrote a post How I’m Using Boomerang to Optimize my Email Workflow. Without hesitation, I can say that Boomerang for Gmail is one of my absolute favorite apps. It allows me to keep my inbox well-maintained and as stress-free a place as email can be.

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The limitations of networks to expand opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Lately I’ve been writing a lot about networks. Students’ access to new networks is the topic of a book my husband and I published this summer called Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students’ Networks.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Project-based learning isn’t a ‘trend’ any more than mobile devices are a trend. Mobile devices–smartphones, for example–simply provide a (physical) framework to host hardware (e.g.,

Talk the Talk: Communications Planning for Innovation in Education - A Webinar

Education Elements

As we work with schools and policy-makers to successfully implement student-centered learning models, we often hear concerns around building community support.

Student Presentations: Creating a Screencast with @WeVideo & Uploading Projects to a Class @Flipgrid (including tutorials) #edtech

techieMusings

Recently, I worked with a teacher who had to be out on a day where students were scheduled to give class presentations. Instead of wasting a day, we decided to have students screencast their presentations and then post their videos to Flipgrid.

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A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

The Hechinger Report

Greg Cruey, a teacher at Southside K-8 school, greeting students in the morning. This photo has been edited to protect the identities of the subjects.) Photo: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost.

15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

techlearning

Differentiation, the ability for teachers to meet the needs of a variety of learners, is a key component for successful teaching

What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I began writing this blog back in 2009. For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. I didn’t even have a Facebook page until a year later.

The Demonization Of Immigrants As Invaders, And What Teachers & Students Can Do About It

Larry Ferlazzo

Free-Photos / Pixabay. In the run-up to Tuesday’s election, President Trump and his allies have been using the “migrant caravan,” comprised of refugees fleeing Central American gang violence, to ramp up fear of immigrants as “invaders.”

Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes

The Hechinger Report

A small classroom in Richton, Mississippi. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Small classes are very popular with parents. Fewer kids in a room can mean more personal attention for their little ones. Teachers like them too. Fewer kids mean fewer tests to mark and fewer disruptions.

We know we have to address the social determinants of health. Now what?

The Christensen Institute

In the run-up up to this month’s mid-term elections, healthcare appears to be just one of many burning political issues that will be influencing Americans’ votes.

Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I have been sharing the below thought for years, and it is a crucial part of having empathy as an educator, as discussed in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: The key to this question is not thinking like you but thinking about your students and their point of view.

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The Third Week Of November Is Geography Awareness Week – Here Are Forty Related “Best” Lists!

Larry Ferlazzo

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Immigrant students find hope in soccer, but some states won’t let them play

The Hechinger Report

Carlos Chirinos-Padilla has dreamed of playing soccer since he was little. But his neighborhood in Honduras was too dangerous, he said. Boys squared off in street matches, but he never joined a real team. The first time he slipped on his Cohen uniform, he said, “was a feeling único,” one-of-a-kind.

Today’s regulatory framework is ineffective. Deleting it won’t solve the problem.

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

3 Ways to Develop Leaders in Your School or Classroom

The Principal of Change

I used to get teased mercilessly by some saying that everyone in education can be a “leader.” ” If you think of leadership in the traditional context, it is more about positions of authority than it is about ability.