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What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

A Crew of seventh graders at King Middle School in Portland, Maine, plays a conflict-resolution game called “Is This Seat Taken?” Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report. PORTLAND, Maine — On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones, now a Spanish professor at Colby College. One girl asked Millones what he missed about the country he left nearly three decades ago. “I

A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, a conversation flared up on Twitter. That last sentence has become the new “a guy walks into the bar …” for online education activists, but more soon, maybe.) Mind you, at the end of 2017, I set a goal to minimize how many arguments I’d get into on Twitter in 2018, but I must have missed the fine print when I signed on that platform because I failed hard. Most folks have an argument on Twitter and get over it the next day.

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Your Child Doesn’t Want to be a Programmer? That’s Fine — But They Still Need STEM

EmergingEdTech

Image Source If you’re a parent of a student, or an educator, or even a student or recent graduate yourself, you’ve likely been hearing a steady drumbeat of “STEM education” for the past 10 years, if. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Project Based Learning Teaching Coding _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

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Take the Manage Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or coach teachers implementing blended learning, I get a lot of questions about classroom management. I’ve never liked the idea that as teachers it is our job to “manage” students, but it wasn’t until I was reading research about human motivation for my doctoral program that I understood why I was feeling such a knee-jerk reaction when I heard the phrase “classroom management.”

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.

Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit. I may drop in on you-all as you enjoy your holidays, but mostly I’ll be regenerating. I wish you a wonderful season, safe and filled with family. See you shortly! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

User Generated Education

I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! I have selected some of my favorites from 2018. My criteria for their selection are that they made me laugh, cry, cheer, and/or made me feel inspired and hopeful. There are very few mentions of traditional schooling and education; yet, they all have connections to what school and education should aspire to be.

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The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

The evidence is in. Digital-based learning benefits students. 1:1 student-to-device ratios. Tech-fostered collaboration. Student response clickers. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. Whether to enhance a lesson or be the lesson, options are virtually endless. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit. I may drop in on you-all as you enjoy your holidays, but mostly I’ll be regenerating. I wish you a wonderful season, safe and filled with family. See you shortly! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

Neo LMS

For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway. When you think about hurricanes… Courtesy of Bored Teachers. When you’re impressed by how cunning a student can be. Courtesy of Reddit. When you identify with Grumpy Cat. Courtesy of Imgur. When you’re just not sure you read that correctly. Courtesy of Bored Teachers.

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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).

3 Questions to Help Make the Most Out of the Money You Have

A Principal's Reflections

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats. Instructor front and center. Student eyes trained on the teacher. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Efficient and easy to set up. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. The one-to-many transmission philosophy of teaching. Traditional tech did this well. The blackboard or overhead projector for the teacher at the front of the room. Pencil and paper for the student to take notes.

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The best of Ditch Summit past: 40+ ideas from the #Ditchbook community

Ditch That Textbook

Three years. 35 incredible videos. Thousands of participants. The topics covered in the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — have resonated with educators all over the world. With so many presentations to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone. In our weekly #Ditchbook Twitter chat, we […]. DitchBook Twitter chat DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit edtech educational technology

What We Believe In at Education Elements

Education Elements

The end of one year and the beginning of a new year is frequently a time of reflection and introspection, writing lists, and making resolutions. Personalized Learning School Districts Leaders

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.

Teaching Is as Stressful as an ER. These Calming Strategies Can Help.

Edsurge

There is something going on in the back of the room. Two students are fighting over a piece of paper. The paper rips. Shouting begins. All of your students suddenly turn their attention to the back and you feel out of control. There’s just five minutes left and you still have to cover one more important point in your lesson. In this scenario, many teachers may have a similar response to Sandy, a teacher who faced this scenario during a workshop for a research project. “I

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. Never before have there been so many tech tools at our disposal for educating in entirely new, exciting, and promising ways. The interactive whiteboard stands out for its ability to amplify web-based resources and transform the way an entire roomful of students interacts with educational content.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. HEMPHILL, W.Va. Johnathan Snead, 15, is flitting in and out of a white, vinyl-sided prefab shed that’s been converted into a bedroom. The bed dominates the room, and a crooked “home sweet home” plaque hangs on the wall. A lone window allows in little light. Each time a door opens, cigarette smoke drifts in from the mobile home his family shares next door.

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:46. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho oversees 392 schools — with more than 45 million square feet of educational space, 345,000 students and 40,000 employees — and everyone under his charge at Miami-Dade County Public Schools is connected and collaborating. .

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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.

Top 25 Sites & Apps of 2018

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This year's list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focus on programming and coding

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age? After all, with the way technology has become interwoven into our daily lives, it only makes sense that our educational structure adapts to this shift to leverage the power of technology in the classroom. Well, you’re not alone.

Do My Classroom Rules Help or Hurt Learning?

MiddleWeb

Recently for the first time 10-year veteran Michelle Russell gave students extra credit for an optional assignment. It worked! And helped her realize she needed to examine other classroom practices to see if they had merit or were just old habits that needed rethinking. Class Rules Meaningful Math assigned seats classroom practices extra credit Michelle Russell test help test retakes

Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

The Hechinger Report

Millennial parents are avid, but discriminating, readers of parenting information. When deciding what information to use, they consider the source and are less likely to trust celebrities and social media, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Zero to Three. When it comes to parenting advice, immediate family members — including grandparents and siblings — are the most trusted sources, valued even more than friends and teachers, the survey found.

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!

#2: 10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This story, originally published on January 5th of this year, was our #2 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. From shifts in school choice to student assessments to online learning, the educational landscape is constantly evolving. This coming year, districts will continue to face many challenges and opportunities that will impact students, staff, and school systems as a whole.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

SAN FRANCISCO — Kimberley Rose knew that breathing exercises could help kids calm down. Yet she never would have incorporated them into her classroom if she hadn’t experienced the power of these exercises herself. Rose picked up a couple of breathing strategies as a student in Breathe for Change, a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher certification program for educators.

To Understand Learners, Use Portraits Not Profiles

MiddleWeb

Understanding all aspects of a student’s learning "portrait" is critical for us to ensure their success. Although we typically look at areas like readiness or ability, notes teaching expert Barbara Blackburn, we also need to consider culture, Maslow’s hierarchy, and SEL. Articles Student Support Barbara R. Blackburn Culture learning Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs SEL social and emotional learning

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

techlearning

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. College and career readiness is the directive under which most government schools have been operating since then. 

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: 6 things we did to help our students love to do research

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on October 3rd of this year, was our #5 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. After one year as library media specialist and three years teaching English, I’ve learned some of the ins and outs of teaching research inside and beyond the English classroom. Start them young. There are so many skills that students must synthesize to engage in successful research.

The Next Education Renaissance Is Human ? Not Technological

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. In 2013, I had the opportunity to discuss the future of education with Eric Schmidt, who was then the executive chairman of Google. I was keen to find out his take: Would technology ever replace the teacher? At that time, this question was being debated throughout the education world.

What is on your Tech Coach Holiday Wish List for 2019?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick are joined by Tech Coaches Kerry Gallagher, Sadie Lewis, and Claudio Zavala Jr to recap the year that was 2018 and look ahead to the new year by sharing their edtech tips, tricks, and app requests for 2019. The post What is on your Tech Coach Holiday Wish List for 2019? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Tech Coach Technology Coaching