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The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Truth be told, I always disliked history and government classes as a K through undergraduate student. I found it dry, boring, irrelevant, and unimportant. I believe this was due to it all being about memorization. memorizing events and dates in history; memorizing the branches of government; memorizing states and their capitols. This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more.

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Regulating the Teenage Mind

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Teenagers don’t yet possess the executive function skills of adults, but they probably need those skills just as much as adults do, or more.

Why we don’t recommend using the 4 Shifts Protocol as a classroom observation tool

Dangerously Irrelevant

Julie Graber and I often get asked if the 4 Shifts Protocol can be used as a comprehensive walkthrough or observation tool. While the protocol is open source and people can do whatever they want with it, we do NOT recommend using it in this manner.

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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.

PBL Stories and Structures

P21 Blogazine

Dalton understands how 21st Century Skills can help move you toward your goals. Before engaging in Project Based Learning, Dalton skated by with the bare minimum that allowed him to play sports. After engaging with community partners on a regular basis, he saw the value of talking with professionals as a mode of learning, connecting, and accomplishing goals. P21 Blog

20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in ANY class

Ditch That Textbook

You don’t have to be an expert programmer yourself to get your students started coding in the classroom and the Hour of Code is a great place to start. With the incredible amount of resources available to educators, you can learn to program along WITH your students. The Hour of Code is celebrated the first […]. Ed Tech Teaching activities for the hour of code coding computer science computer science education week csedweek hour of code

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How Online Education Is Changing The Global Ecosystem

EdNews Daily

Technology has had a critical effect on the way we do almost everything. For example, it has changed how we shop, interact, behave, get our news, and even learn.

Lenovo EdTech Council

EdTech4Beginners

I am really excited to be part of the Lenovo EdTech Council! Just been sent my first goodie box full of tech to try out. I will keep you posted on how I use it in the classroom. education edtech Lenovo teaching VR

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Ditch Summit 2018: PD on your couch, on your time

Ditch That Textbook

Want to spend a little of your December learning ideas from world-class educators you can start using in class right away? You’re in the right place. The third annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit runs from December 14-31. More than 15,000 educators from around the world participated in the summit last year. Be among them […]. DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit online professional development

Why does pride in blackness provoke such defensiveness?

The Hechinger Report

Participants celebrate “Selena Day” as part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Photo courtesy Gina Garcia.

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.

Understanding The Difference Between BICS And CALP In English Language Acquisition

EdNews Daily

BICS and CALP are both acronyms that refer to the amount of time it requires new English language learners to develop the necessary conversational and academic skills in the English language. BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills. CALP: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency.

Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

Every time I lead a blended learning workshop, teachers ask me the same question. “How do you deal with students who are off task or distracting other students?” ” This is a hard question to answer. Classroom management isn’t something I have struggled with.

I Put In Work And It’s All For The Kids [An NCTE Reflection]

The Jose Vilson

Just before I got home, I turn on DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” because it matches the BPM I need to make it through the length of JFK International Airport corridors. As I get off the umpteenth moving sidewalk, DMX rapped : “I’ve been doing this for 19 years.

OPINION: Can this 12-step program from Finland aid U.S. education?

The Hechinger Report

Children in eastern Finland in what is considered one of the most important activities of the day: recess. Photo: William Doyle. We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland.

What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning? contributed by Dr. Jamie Schwandt, (Ed.D.) Questioning is like a missile guidance system designed to attack a specific target; whereas, a question guidance system is designed to identify an exact issue, problem, or answer.

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Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39.

No Surprise To Teachers: Study Finds Fear Of Deportation Affects Student Attendance

Larry Ferlazzo

UNESCO just published a Global Education Monitoring report titled Building Bridges, Not Walls and, among other things, they found that fear of deportation is resulting in absences from school.

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When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

The Hechinger Report

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services began investigating Tiffany Banks for alleged child neglect and abuse, she says, around the time her son started to misbehave in school and she pushed back on a plan for his educational services.

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Where Curiosity Will Lead Education

The Principal of Change

The article, “ The Most Important Skill at the Office Isn’t Being Taught in School ” (it’s curiosity) stuck out to me not only because of the focus on curiosity, but I believe in the inaccuracy of the title.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:53. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts.

A Look Back: “What ELLs Taught Our School In A Week-Long Empathy Project”

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.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sam Larson was looking for loopholes.

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Trimester Project: Documenting Growth & Reflecting on Connections Using @SutoriApp with Embedded @Flipgrid Responses & @Desmos Graphs #edtech #mathchat

techieMusings

My school has always administered exams in the first and third trimester (meaning that students usually are taking their trimester exam right about now). However, this year, we moved to a one exam model, which will be given at the end of trimester 2. As I thought about what I would do to shift things without an exam, I asked myself what part of the exam period I thought brought the most value to my students’ learning.

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Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:21.

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A Look Back: My Best Ever Growth Mindset Lesson

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.

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Non-white teachers have increased 162 percent over the past 30 years, but they are also more likely to quit

The Hechinger Report

Hispanic teachers numbered more than 335,000 and the number of non-white teachers surpassed 760,000 in the 2015-16 school year. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the fact that the U.S.

Fun STEAM App Animates Learning

techlearning

Most kids will find this arts-meets-math creation tool engaging (and silly), and coordinating lessons support learning

LinkedIn Names Robyn Shulman #1 Top Voice in Education

EdNews Daily

LinkedIn names Robyn D. Shulman as the #1 Top Voice in Education. With a following of over 200,000 people in education, she is proud to share her education work among the global community. Please read more to learn about this exciting announcement below. Robyn D.

Video: Lovely Apple Ad Might Also Be Useful In Classroom

Larry Ferlazzo

Isucc / Pixabay. Apple has just released this holiday ad that advertises them very little and, instead, emphasizes the importance of sharing our gifts to the world. In the video, a young woman writes a little bit each day and locks her work in a small box.

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How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today! The wake-up call came in 2007.

Computer Gaming Gets Real

techlearning

The successful Overwatch tournament hosted by the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) lends even more credibility to the Esports craze

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Embracing the Leader/Coach Paradox

Reading By Example

Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash. There are many contradictions in life that, for whatever reason, actually support one another. For example, as a school leader, I am responsible for student learning outcomes and staff culture.

Have Students Create Ninety-Second Videos Retelling Books With The Newbery Film Festival

Larry Ferlazzo

EliFrancis / Pixabay. Thanks to Richard Byrne , I learned about The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. The idea is that students create ninety-second videos retelling the stories of books that have won the Newbery Award , which is given for exceptional children’s literature.

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Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

What are memes? If you have been on social media, there is a good chance that you have come across a meme. If you are not sure what a meme is a quick Google define search defines a meme as.

Why You Shouldn't Limit Screen Time

techlearning

As innovative educators know, not all screen time is created equal and one-size-does not fit all when it comes to learning and development