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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.

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.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation.

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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

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.

8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue

A Principal's Reflections

As a school administrator, I remember always having the best intentions when it came to instructional leadership. During every summer, my team and I would reflect on the past year and establish a better vision and plan for how we all would collectively work to improve learning.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

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

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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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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

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.

How SEL inspired a transformation in my school

eSchool News

When I accepted the position as principal at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., I had two objectives in mind: one, to empower teachers who truly care about supporting the whole child, and two, to inspire a schoolwide culture shift.

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.

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.

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.

7 ways to be a more visible leader

eSchool News

Today’s school administrator has an overabundance of duties and responsibilities to balance with the mandates from state and national reform.

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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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Transformation of Ed-Tech Startups: Pivot or Evolution?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech startup Listenwise describes the transformation of her company mission, based on the needs she saw in the marketplace. The post Transformation of Ed-Tech Startups: Pivot or Evolution? appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

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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Don’t forget about the A in STEAM!

eSchool News

Over the years, an increasing amount of schools nationwide have incorporated the STEM framework into their curriculum, engaging students around the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.