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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

Battelle for Kids

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

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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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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7 Things We're Grateful For at Education Elements

Education Elements

I recently read Chip and Dan Heath’s new book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact and was struck by the impact that expressing gratitude and appreciation has on both the receiver of the message, as well as on the giver.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Would you like to become an ELT materials writer?

Nik Peachey

There are so many talented teachers who create materials for their students each day and never have the opportunity to get them published. Perhaps this is you. Would you like to develop your career as an ELT writer? Would you like to generate an income from the materials you produce?

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