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Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

When I spoke at Californa’s Better Together Teachers Summit , I talked about the power of connecting students to an authentic audience online. I emphasized the role technology can play in helping teachers to get more eyes on student work and, as a result, motivate students to do their best work. In addition to connecting students to an online audience, I also invite community members, parents, and other students into our classroom regularly.

Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides

Ditch That Textbook

A teacher sent me a link to a video recently. I think it was probably from Teachers Pay Teachers, and she asked, “How do you make something like this in G Suite?” ” The video showed a document with three columns and a bunch of words at the bottom. The words at the bottom were moveable. […]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology ela elements of story g suite for education google drawings google slides gsuiteedu language arts

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Six Examples of What Personalized Learning Looks Like

Education Elements

Each year we receive hundreds of questions along the lines of, “Okay…so what does personalized learning actually look like?”. We have a few answers to this question. One is that personalized learning always involves these core four elements - targeted instruction, data-driven decisions, flexible content, and student reflection and ownership. Check out our Core Four white paper for a more detailed description of these elements, as well as classroom examples.

Celebrating Diversity and Peace This Thanksgiving

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron. More than ever our students need to see meaningful examples of how the U.S. was built on various cultures coming together to collaborate, learn, and help each other. The Thanksgiving story reminds students how difficult it was for two cultures to respect each other, but eventually did.

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.

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Written with Shaelynn Farnsworth , post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. There has been no greater impact on differentiation and student achievement in recent years than the effective integration of technology in the classroom.

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Should K-12 schools teach financial literacy? The answer is yes-here’s how

eSchool News

Financial literacy, and the role of K-12 schools in promoting it, is getting lots of attention these days. To date, some states have developed standards for teaching financial literacy, but where do schools turn for resources to implement those standards and who do they turn to for advice on what aspects of money management they should teach and when? As a country, our financial literacy skills are dismal.

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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Chuck Poole on episode 180 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Chuck Poole shares five ways to be an unforgettable teacher or an unforgettable coach. He also gives us links to some free cards he shares with students and parents. Get inspired with some fantastic advice on reaching students. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam can save you time! Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment.

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Hour of Code is Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 4-10, 2017, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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).


Battelle for Kids

Four skills reside at the core of our Framework for 21st Century Learning : Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. These are the widely lauded 4Cs, necessary for success in college, career, and life. P21 Blog

Transforming Classrooms into Communities Builds a Better Future

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students are joining digital communities at very young ages and not reflecting on their roles as community members. Every member has rights and responsibilities which make their communities flourish. When members do not make it their duty to respect the rules, norms, or other members then the community suffers.

Grit in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Laila Sanguras on episode 183 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom , defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students.

169 Tech Tip #112: How to Open 2 Gmail Accounts at Once

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #112–How to Open 2 Gmail Accounts at Once. Category: Email. Sub-category: Google Apps, Classroom management. Q: I have a home Gmail account and a school one.

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.

Secret Santa – a fantastic online tool for organizing it!


Christmas is fast approaching! And for teachers… that usually means Secret Santa! I have found an online Secret Santa generator which is absolutely brilliant! Simply input the names and emails of the people who are involved; everyone joins the group, and then the program automatically emails each person with the name of the person they must buy a gift for. Click here for the website. You can even send group messages, make wishlists and suggest gift ideas.

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Celebrating Student Creativity in Product Design and Storytelling

Digital Promise

Digital Promise launched the filmMAKER Challenge , with support from Chevron, in 2016 to engage students in product design and storytelling. Middle and high school students were challenged to redesign a product to be more accessible, beautiful, or sustainable, while documenting their process. Students from across the country took on the Challenge and reinvented products to address issues faced in their everyday lives and by their communities.

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of late, and as a result, it has been reflected in my writing. When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement.

Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. November 1st-15th: Spend $25 or more on Structured Learning , get a free copy of the. Hour of Code bundle. Click to view slideshow. Spend $50 or more on Structured Learning , get a free copy of the. Hour of Code Bundle and the STEM Bundle. Click to view slideshow. Here’s what you do: Go to the Structured Learning website. Make your purchase as usual.

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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.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. JACKSON, Miss. LeMya Vaughn, wearing a pink shirt, her hair braided neatly, sat in a large red armchair, her feet swinging far above the floor, practicing her reading skills. She leaned in toward her laptop and looked at a sentence that read, “Bake me a cake.” The word “bake” was in red. The rest of the words were in white.

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What Learners Want

User Generated Education

I teach gifted students, grades 2 through 6, part time at two Title 1 schools. I pull them out of their regular classes for 3 hours of gifted programming each week. Sadly, but predictably, even though they are classified as gifted, they lack some basic skills in language arts and math (ones like basic grammar and math that they should have by this time in their educational timeline). This makes me question lots of things: Is this because of a form of experiences-deficit during their early years?

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Advocating for Equal Learning Opportunities

Battelle for Kids

During a classroom visit to an early learning center, a little girl tapped me on the hand and introduced herself. P21 Blog

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: 9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. 10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About. 10 Tips About Using Images in Your Classroom. How NOT to Assess Student Writing. How to Grow Global Digital Citizens. Should You Unschool? Visible Learning and John Hattie. What is Standards-based Grading? What is WittyWe and Why You Want to Use it. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

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!

Classroom by Securly: Helping Teachers Manage EdTech For Free


We want to help teachers manage their classroom – the way they want. For free. The post Classroom by Securly: Helping Teachers Manage EdTech For Free appeared first on Blog. Marketing EdTech Update online student safety school

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Improving Research and Practice through Partnership

Digital Promise

When it comes to working with researchers, Principal Stan Garber of Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California, says, “It really is all about individual kids. And I think if researchers understand the passion that most people in education have for kids, and they share that, they would be welcome in most schools.”. He speaks from experience. He recently opted in to participate in a study investigating the core cognitive capacities of the brain, also referred to as executive function.

Shattering Perfect Teacher Myths

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Hogan on episode 181 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Hogan shatters myths about teaching. Empower yourself as a teacher with the knowledge you do not have to be perfect. Learn how to build collegiality and support other teachers.

A beginners guide to 3D printing


I recently did some 3D printing with my class. It is much easier than you might first think! The children started off by using a free program called Blender ( download it by clicking here ). This allows you to create 3D models. Firstly, we showed the children some ways to add shapes, planes and 3D objects – then we let them have an experiment with the software in pairs. There are many great ‘beginner’ YouTube videos you can show these to your pupils.

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.

Classroom by Securly: Helping Teachers Manage EdTech For Free


We want to help teachers manage their classroom – the way they want. For free. The post Classroom by Securly: Helping Teachers Manage EdTech For Free appeared first on Blog. Marketing EdTech Update online student safety school

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

TeachThought - Learn better.

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form by TeachThought Staff ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students. These standards are broken down into 5 categories for students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators. According to wikipedia (don’t judge us), this process started in earnest in […]. The post Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form appeared first on TeachThought.

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Alfred Thompson on Episode 182 of the 10-Minute Teacher show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Alfred Thompson talks about the trends in teaching Computer Science. Topics include: How to get kids moving as you teach programming. What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. How to engage young women in Computer Science Programming.