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This Is Why Education Begets Education

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Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Serena Bloom’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. Serena, please tell us all about you and your work with 51Talk/HAWO American Academy. My name is Serena Dawn Bloom, and I’m an ESL Teacher, and I hold a BS in Human Development, and AS in Business Administration.

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” ” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work . One of the most important ways to end the year is by getting students to reflect on the learning journey in your class. They need to reflect on the purpose of different tasks and projects. They need understand what learning they achieved and think about how to use this learning in their future classes and life.

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Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the needs of all students

Ditch That Textbook

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that aides educators in designing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. We want to reach ALL of our students in a way that works best for them. But how do we actually go about doing it? How can we design lessons that include options and […]. DitchBook Twitter chat choice innovation learning styles student engagement student learning udl universal design for learning

Engaging Parents & Families in Language Learning: Lessons Learned the DCPS Way

Battelle for Kids

Scholars have long known that learning multiple languages benefits overall academic achievement. Research dating back as early as the 1960s demonstrates the positive impact of studying another language on cognitive function.

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.

Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling (featuring Ozobot and Wonder’s Dot)

User Generated Education

There have been complaints leveraged against out of the box robots like Dash and Dot, Ozobot, Hummingbird, Sphero. The complaints usually revolve around the canned and prescriptive nature of their uses and programs, that they lack creative engagement by the younger users. I personally love the excitement my learners have using these robots. As with all tools and technologies and with creative framing, though, they can be used in creative and imaginative ways.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall in two of her schools. Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Enhanced Transcript. Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Learnings from Implementing Personalized Learning in Denver Public Schools

Education Elements

In the three-plus years since introducing Personalized Learning (PL) in individual schools within a large public school system, the Imaginarium, Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) innovation lab, has been studying the conditions that help and hinder the implementation of PL at scale. Personalized Learning

Costs of Specialized Teaching

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Division of labor has worked wonders for the production of clothing, computers, and automobiles — but it doesn’t have the same transformational effect on productivity in teaching, a new study by economist Roland G. Fryer Jr. finds.

Last Chance: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing. This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, May 28th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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).

DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship

Neo LMS

Teaching digital citizenship can be a polarizing activity. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, as digital natives, students seldom feel at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding online activities and behavior – leaving teachers often times adrift on a shifting sea of uncertainty. Secondly, today’s generation of over-sharers may have a fundamentally different perspective of online behavior than do teachers (assumably from a prior generation).

A Case for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Classrooms

Education Elements

If recent Halloweens have taught us anything aside from the absurd amount of money spent on candy for one day, it's that those involved in child rearing must address cultural sensitivity. The young white boy who wanted to dress as a Polynesian hero named Maui or the young white girl who wanted to dress as Princess Jasmine are caught in the middle of a debate on what is acceptable.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kayla Delzer on episode 311 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here.

Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, May 21st! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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.

A new maths mastery scheme: Power Maths

EdTech4Beginners

A huge project I have been working on over the past year has been Power Maths : a new maths mastery scheme of work by Pearson. It was created in partnership with White Rose Maths and recommended by the DfE! As a ‘mastery expert’, I have written lessons, teacher guides and video scripts for the project. What is Power Maths? Are there any sample materials to look at? You can have a look at some lessons and teacher guides by clicking this link.

It’s 2018 – Do You Know Where Your Personalized Learners Are?

Education Elements

Personalized learning, like so much of what we value most in our schools, should be aligned to the particular educational needs of individual learners – that’s what it’s all about.

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Trevor MacKenzie on episode 315 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Trevor MacKenzie gives us ideas to help kids become excited and curious. Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Enhanced Transcript.

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Finding Comfort in Growth

A Principal's Reflections

" Comfort is the enemy of progress." - Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman Have you ever been complacent when it comes to undertaking or performing a task? Of course, you have, as this is just a part of human nature. In our personal lives, complacency can result if we are happy or content with where we are. Maybe we don’t change our work out routines because we have gotten used to doing the same thing day in and day out.

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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.

Step By Step Advice to Avoid Painful Startup Acquisitions and Get Through Due Diligence

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When a larger company wants to purchase a startup, it can be overwhelming for an entrepreneur to keep the business running smoothly. Here are some ways to make this process easier. The post Step By Step Advice to Avoid Painful Startup Acquisitions and Get Through Due Diligence appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog acquisition APA asset purchase Asset Purchase Agreement change of control due diligence Mergers and Acquisitions

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice

Neo LMS

In my previous post we explored what computational thinking is, and why teachers should consider teaching it in their classrooms. I observed then that many teachers will no doubt be teaching this method of problem analysis and solution discovery in their classrooms, some of whom may never have even heard of “computational thinking”. Which serves as a credit to the many teachers who continue to train their students to solve problems, using rigorous methods of examination, discovery and logic.

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Carrie Pierce: Discovery and Inquiry-Based Learning in Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Carrie Pierce on episode 313 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eighth-grade teacher Carrie Pierce uses discovery and inquiry-based learning in her classroom (and no textbooks.) Dig into how she makes math marvelous! Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Enhanced Transcript. Discovery and Inquiry-Based Learning in Math. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e313.

Million Dollar Advice: It’s Worth it When You Want To Change Your District

Education Elements

There are even more ways to tell a story than there are to bake a cake. A recent article in Edsurge told a story about million dollar consultants (us) and some of the districts we support in their efforts to transform teaching and learning through personalization (including Charleston County SC and Fulton County GA).

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!

15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You might know that I am a big proponent of PBL. I believe that as we work on helping students understand the content standards, PBL provides teachers with the how. I do hope you enjoy this content driven article. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities!

Sony’s KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM Learning

Kleinspiration

STEAM learning has never been as important as it is today. With the rapid evolution of hardware and software technology there is now a huge shift towards artificial intelligence and robotics in every industry. So it is crucial to give our children the necessary knowledge and skills early on to prepare for the evolving job market. In fact, 65% of schoolchildren will have jobs that do not exist today, according to the U.S. Department of Labor report released back in 2013.

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FREE Healthy Lifestyle Program for Schools: fit4Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Daily Fitness Challenges, a Fun Sweepstakes, and a Way to Link to Parents for Healthy Lifestyle Choices From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need promote healthy lifestyles for our students. The program fit 4Schools from Sanford Health, collaborating with WebMD is just that program.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

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.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. The first part of this post explains some of the rationale for this project, and the second part describes the unit, itself. Why a Unit on Social Entrepreneurship.

Teaching In 2017: A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers by TeachThought Staff What are the kind of things a 21st century teacher needs to know and be able to do? What about 21st century students? What education technology works, and what is a waste of time? What would a checklist for 21st century teaching look like? Does ‘21st-century teaching’ even […]. The post Teaching In 2017: A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

The CoolCatTeacher

My students speak out on episode 312 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, three of my students take the mic. In a recent podcasting project, my students reflected on their opinions about social media. In this episode, three of my students share their views (with parent permission, of course.) What do you think? Leave a message for them in the comments, I’ll make sure they get them. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.