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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.

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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. Here are some tips and best practices for settings in the Admin Console. The Admin Console is relatively easy to use, although some settings can be hard to find. Remember to use the help features by clicking on the question marks throughout the console.

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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.

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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. That’s not to say that I haven’t had challenging students throughout my 16 years in the classroom, but their behavior is never an ongoing issue or distraction.

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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.

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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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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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

A good friend of mine’s son is a software engineer for one of our largest banks; she’s immensely proud of his achievements which include a master’s degree in computer science from a prestigious university. He also happens to be blind. Despite my rather graceless questions, like “How exactly do you know what’s on the screen?”, he was kind enough to be more graceful in his answers.

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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. In theory, we devised ambitious, yet attainable goals during these months, or so we thought. Then reality would strike. It began immediately upon school starting with meetings and more meetings.

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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. One area where technology has been especially unique is regarding education–from our local brick and mortar classrooms to working with international students across the globe in digital classrooms. Today, we have greater accessibility to higher education, learning a new language, and connecting with students around the world.

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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).

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

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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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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment.

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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. Here’s why… The protocol is made up of numerous sections and discussion items.

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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.

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

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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. According to research, the feel-good benefits of sending or saying a sincere thank you can last up to a month.

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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. Shulman | Executive Editor, Influencer Inc. What she talks about: Shulman’s big-picture work focuses on the intersection of education and entrepreneurship.

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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. Langley Elementary has historically struggled with dropping student enrollment numbers, a rise in suspension rates, and an unimpressive student satisfaction rate—all factors linked to an incohesive school culture.

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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.

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how learning […]. The post 60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves appeared first on TeachThought.

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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. We wanted to see what the United States could learn from an education system that consistently receives top marks from UNICEF , the OECD and the World Economic Forum. Why should we bother to learn from a small country of just 5.5

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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. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress.

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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. The framework has proved to be a critical component to elementary education that better prepares students’ for future careers, especially since the United States is expecting to see more than three million job openings in the STEM-related fields in 2018.

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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!

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

TeachThought - Learn better.

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership by TeachThought Staff Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represent the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions. What is the definition of digital citizenship? Terry Heick has offered that digital citizenship is “The quality of habits, actions, […]. The post Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership appeared first on TeachThought.

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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. Banks says she feels the school was trying to strong-arm her into transferring her son to a different institution. Photo: Caroline Preston / The Hechinger Report.

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Helping Students Learn to Organize Their Lives

MiddleWeb

Drawing on her special education background, ELA teacher Cheryl Mizerny works to build kids' executive function skills. Here she offers techniques to help strengthen what she considers the most crucial skills for middle schoolers: task initiation, organization, and time management. Executive Function It's Not Easy Being Tween Cheryl Mizerny executive function skills initiation organization special education time management

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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. As an instructional leader, you must guide teachers to align learning experiences with objectives and create learning activities to optimize student achievement.

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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.

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. Dan Rothstein of the Right Question Institute sums it up nicely, “The way you ask a question yields […]. The post What Is Four-Dimensional Questioning? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inquiry

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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. Crouched on the floor of a sunny student building at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Sam was surrounded by cardboard, scissors, rulers and about a dozen other high school students.

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Give Kids Focused, Fast and Effective Feedback

MiddleWeb

When it comes giving students feedback, our approach can be formal or informal, low-tech or high-tech, writes teacher educator Curtis Chandler. The important thing is that we are constantly observing and offering guidance. As always, Curtis shares lots of practical tips. Class Apps Feedback Curtis Chandler education feedback fundamentals

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