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Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

techlearning

Educators must know how to empower students to understand how to use technology as a tool of engagement to support real learning

A Journey to Understand and Implement Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Several years ago, I was selected by the Lexington Institute for their initial leadership cohort, which focused on the implementation of personalized learning. It was a tremendous honor and a great learning experience for me. It is where I first met Anthony Kim and became aware of Education Elements.

How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

Quieten down your class with this website!

EdTech4Beginners

CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

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.

Four quick thoughts for higher education faculty

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the privilege of participating in a conversation today at my university about how (and whether) the digital work done by faculty should count for promotion and tenure. (I I also had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes; here are my slides ).

Leading Blended Learning from the Front Row

Education Elements

Many people enjoy sitting in the front row while attending a movie they have not seen before. This is exactly how I would describe the experience of leading Blended Learning from the district-level.

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Trapped

Dangerously Irrelevant

Administrators: We want to be more innovative but we feel trapped by our schedule. Administrators: We want to do things differently but we feel trapped by our curriculum. Administrators: We want to go in new directions but we feel trapped by our PD model.

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5 ways to use Adobe Spark Post with your class tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

The ability to create professional looking graphics is a valuable skill to teach. But many of us don’t know where to start. Did you know you and your students can easily design stunning visual images in minutes without any graphic design experience? Want to know how? With Adobe Spark Post you and your students can create amazing […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog adobe spark adobe spark post creating in the classroom creative teaching graphics

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Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?

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.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

Buying technology for the purpose of boosting test scores is like…

Dangerously Irrelevant

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Innovative School Leaders Part 3: Leading with Intention

Education Elements

“The more senior you are, the more important listening becomes. Once a leader speaks, most people stop listening to one another and start positioning themselves. But when the leader doesn’t speak, then, just like a great choir, people have to listen and respond to one another.

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Digital Skills Make a Difference for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The number of middle-skill jobs that require digital skills continues to grow. Often, though, adult workers lack this skill set.

The Importance of Process Art in the ECE Classroom

P21 Blogazine

The early childhood classroom provides the foundations for a child’s education and success in life. In addition to academic learning, children are growing in self-confidence, creativity and individuality. As a part of STEAM learning, art plays a large role in helping to build these skills. P21 Blog

Podcast – Interview with Jeff Utecht

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jeff Utecht grabbed me for a podcast interview when I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a few weeks ago for the EARCOS Leadership Conference.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

You’ve heard it said countless times… “Kids today…” and it’s often not said in a positive manner.

What Should We Expect from Each Other?

Education Elements

As a former superintendent and now consultant for a small startup tech company, I have experienced both sides of hiring a third party vendor.

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Podcast – A Did You Know? (Shift Happens) retrospective

Dangerously Irrelevant

Betsy Corcoran , CEO of EdSurge , asked me to do two podcast interviews with her while I was at the EdSurge Fusion conference in San Francisco last month. The first recording is now available. Betsy asked me to reflect on the Did You Know?

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Healthy Children, Better Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

Using @WeVideo + @Flipgrid to Capture the Power of the Spoken Word @BullisSchool

techieMusings

One of my biggest goals as technology coordinator is to help teachers create assignments and projects to empower all students to find their voice and showcase their unique creativity.

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There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts.

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times Part 2 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 394 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Baltimore teacher Sia Kyriakakos continues her powerful interview about transformative teaching in tough situations.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency.

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

The Hechinger Report

Emma Campbell, 17, a senior at Coventry High School, interned at Amgen last summer via PrepareRI, a statewide workforce prep program for Rhode Island students. Photo courtesy of Michele Carey Balme.

25 ways to Ditch That Homework

Ditch That Textbook

How would your day differ if you no longer assigned homework to your students? Would your instruction or the learning happening in your classroom change? As we take a look at the purpose behind giving our students homework, these questions are important ones to answer. How can we provide our students with more effective ways […]. DitchBook Twitter chat ditch that homework homework teaching

Minecraft for Education: Powerful Tool for Learning Across the Curriculum

techlearning

Minecraft: Education Edition adds new collaboration tools, classroom controls, and more (now also available on the iPad

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3 lessons from Curriculum Associates’ explosive growth

The Christensen Institute

Curriculum Associates [CA], a curriculum and assessment company founded in 1969 focused on K–12 schools, has seen its revenues grow nearly 1,000 percent in the last 10 years to nearly $260 million.

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

Teaching Responsibility or Compliance?

The Principal of Change

I remember first watching this Seth Godin Ted Talk, “Stop Stealing Dreams” and how the first part made me think (taken from the transcript posted here ): Good morning, boys and girls. Audience: (Murmur)]. That was terrible. You’ve learned how to do that from a young age.

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

techlearning

Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas

Interesting Study Suggests That Keeping Classmates Together May Reduce Absenteeism

Larry Ferlazzo

Students show up to school more often when they see ‘familiar faces,’ new study finds is another excellent article by Matt Barnum at Chalkbeat.

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When doctors say ‘Read,’ new parents listen

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi parent Annita Bonner plays with her infant son before heading to work. The Too Small to Fail campaign is aimed at getting more parents to interact with their small children like Bonner is doing here. Photo: Jackie Mader.

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