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The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There isn’t just one way to sound like a scientist, or to sound like a scholar. Scientists and scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds and speak in different ways, in different accents, dialects and languages. In classrooms across the U.S., students do too.

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A Peek at the New Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Will Be Different For the Fall As always G Suite is adding features and updating interfaces. Some pretty big changes are coming to Google Classroom for Fall 2018. The Stream is no longer your one stop. That has been moved over a tab to “Classwork.” ” Instead, the Stream is where notifications and announcements […]. The post A Peek at the New Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google

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Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A Washington Post article […]. The post Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.

Why Stepping Back Can Empower Kids In An Anxious World

MindShift

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study , nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

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.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language.

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Global Schools Network Launch

Battelle for Kids

It seems I can’t escape conversations about global education. P21 Blog

How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous. Educators can better ensure the products they use are grounded in valuable and relevant research by asking three questions, which we dive into below. What qualifies as “research”? Each of the six edtech entrepreneurs we interviewed agreed that research is important in product development.

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language.

Elementary Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any elementary teachers interested in using them have access! Feel free to make a copy and adjust as needed. ElemOpinionWritingRubric. ElemInfoWritingRubric. ElemNarrativeWritingRubric.

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).

10 Steps To Creating A Powerful Personal Brand

EdNews Daily

Guest Author: Ben Baker. What is a Powerful Personal Brand and why do you need one? Simply put, if you can understand, codify and communicate your brand effectively, you can gain influence through trust. Branding is not about what you think about yourself, but instead, what others think about you when you are not in the room. In the end, it is about getting the right people to listen, helping them to understand your value to them and enabling them to engage.

Listen. Reflect. Decide.

A Principal's Reflections

Conversations on effective leadership are varied although they focus more or less on the same general points, yet in different contexts. One saying revolves around the notion that the buck stops with the leader. This is true in the case of important decisions that have to be made because that is just the nature of certain positions. Gathering input from a variety of stakeholder groups is vital if the goal is to initiate and sustain transformative change.

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 2: Storytelling

Education Elements

Stories are all around us. Researchers found that personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversation. Some stories are as small as 6 words or 280 characters, and others are the length of a book or a movie. Your best stories are told in multiple lengths and forms. School Districts

A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. The energy in the room throughout the week was pretty incredible. There was close to 100% engagement the entire time which is always my goal in teaching. I love turning kids onto STEM, and there is evidence that exposure at a younger age increases the chances of later interest. Some Evidence of the Importance of STEM in the Early Years.

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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.

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Professional sports teams often have a rallying chant (either fan driven or player driven). Non-profits have missions to rally around. And many fundraising events have a central idea to rally around and inspire donors. There’s plenty of evidence that having a central focus is good for success. This year we adopted our first “rallying cry”… The post Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

Indoor fun: rainy-day activities will help kids to learn, too

Neo LMS

Keeping kids active on a rainy day is a real trick these days, considering the temptation to plop down in front of the TV, switch on the gaming console, or spend hours on Facebook sharing the latest gossip with friends. It’s the easy way out for adults, many of whom are willing to leave kids to their own sedentary activities. There are however many unique ways to get children up and moving on a rainy day with ideas that encourage group coordination, strategy, dexterity, and sportsmanship.

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Your Inside Google Scoop

CUE

If you are a Google Certified Innovator or Trainer you probably have been bursting at the seams with some serious news! Google is rolling out some amazing updates this coming Fall, and it’s time to share that inside scoop. So what is next for educators who use Google? Google Classroom First, you may have heard […]. The post Your Inside Google Scoop appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CUE Spark Education Technology Google Certified Teacher

Part 1 Starting PBL: 15 Strategies To Help You With A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part One of starting a PBL project. In this series, I wish to help educators see ways to get ideas for a PBL unit of learning. I often think that the hardest part in PBL is coming up with an idea. In Part One, I plan on giving you some thoughts that can help you get that idea… and in Part Two, I will provide some valuable web resources. I do hope you enjoy! Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans .

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.

Girls-only trade classes are spreading — and upending stereotypes

The Hechinger Report

Caitlin Pierce, 17, uses a power saw during a construction class at Abraxas Continuation High School, in Poway, California. Photo: Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. High school auto mechanics teacher Kristina Carlevatti knows what it’s like to be one of just a few females in a class filled with males. That was her frequent experience while earning a degree in technical and trade education at the State University of New York at Oswego.

School is Out: 7 Tips to Clean Up Your G Suite

Teacher Tech

The post School is Out: 7 Tips to Clean Up Your G Suite appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

A look inside an innovative high school

eSchool News

High school graduation is one of the big milestones of life. Regardless of the destination, the transition is a major one. To ensure the transition is successful, schools must work to give their students the skills and knowledge they will need when they enter college or the 21st-century workplace. At Atlantis Charter School in Fall River, Massachusetts, we are taking an innovative approach toward education to help ensure that happens.

Part 2 Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two of starting a PBL project. In this series I wish to help educators find ways to get ideas for a PBL they may wish to do with their class. I often think that the hardest part in PBL is coming up with an idea. In Part One I provided thoughts that can help you get that idea. In Part Two (this post) I will provide some valuable web resources. I do hope you enjoy! Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans .

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!

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth. My students also create several digital products throughout my courses, such as mind maps, infographics , posters , presentations, video commercials , audio interviews , comics , ebooks , portfolios , visual prompts, speaking avatars, etc.

4 Fun Ways to Practice Short Oral Presentations

MiddleWeb

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Sypnieski often ask their ELL students to make short oral presentations to a group or a partner "because it is more practical, time efficient, and energizing for students." The four ideas shared here are easily adapted to any class or subject. Articles Oral Presentations ELL English learners Katie Hull Sypnieski larry ferlazzo listening oral presentations speaking teaching ELLs

Virtual reality could help students remember better, new research says

eSchool News

Virtual reality (VR) is exciting and engaging for students, but for the most part, schools have struggled to find ways to incorporate it into the curriculum. Now, new research reveals one possible impetus for more classroom inclusion. University of Maryland researchers conducted an in-depth analysis on whether people learn better through virtual and immersive environments versus more traditional platforms such as a two-dimensional desktop computer or handheld tablet.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:41. A new push for personalized learning has put competency-based education back on the map , however, with this new model of teaching to the individual, cost is becoming a major issue for school districts.

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.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Launching Your Instructional Leadership Team

Insight Education Group

As my colleague Jason Stricker discussed in his blog post 3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams , an ILT is a lever that drives success for your school’s most important improvement initiatives. The team is generally made up of administrators, mentor teachers, and teacher leaders who work collaboratively to execute on key goals.

Taking a Peek at the New Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Will Be Different For the Fall As always G Suite is adding features and updating interfaces. Some pretty big changes are coming to Google Classroom for Fall 2018. The Stream is no longer your one stop. That has been moved over a tab to “Classwork.” ” Instead, the Stream is where notifications and announcements […]. The post Taking a Peek at the New Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google

How wearables, AR, and VR help students develop SEL skills (part 1)

eSchool News

In her post, “ Now is the Time to Redefine Readiness ,” my colleague Katherine Prince detailed how the world of work is changing, creating an urgent need to redefine what it means to be ready, and proposed a new foundation for readiness that prioritizes: Deep self-knowledge will help people develop visions for our lives and continue to discover their own personal and professional strengths, weaknesses, passions, and emotional patterns.