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What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?


Our newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future. Tweet us your idea at @Chalkupedu or leave your two cents in the comments.

12 Productivity Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. We are living in an age when what we can achieve in one day is becoming more and more important. The rise of technology has helped spur productivity to heights never previously seen.

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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning


Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Five Best Practices of Educational Technology Leaders


Contributor: Carolynn Mortensen Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Many school leaders understand that integrating technology into the classroom is now a must-have to fully engage their students.

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.

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Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”- ”- Jack Dorsey. Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Soon, language learners will be able to express themselves in over 140 characters for richer writing practice.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Whether during a class, meeting, presentation, or workshop it can be at times extremely difficult to give everyone a voice.

Developing a Flexible & Risk-Taking Mindset

User Generated Education

A flexible and risk-taking mindset rather than a fixed one will benefit all stakeholders in an educator’s realm: the educator’s learners, colleagues, her or his learners’ families, the community, the field of education-at-large, and of course, the educator him-or herself.

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A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Southern High School teacher Matthew Haynes helps sophomore Dasani Johnson with setting up a lathe. Photo: Emmanuel Felton. LOUISVILLE, Ky. Dasani Johnson, a sophomore at Southern High School, is using a machine to create a baseball bat out of a piece of foam.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

[Guest Post] Giving Up Control: A Teacher’s Perspective on the Personalized Learning Journey

Education Elements

When I gave up control of my classroom, true learning started taking place. Giving up control felt liberating and inspiring. I handed the baton of teaching to my students. I was no longer the focus of the lesson. Student’s voices traveled through our classroom with excitement and engagement. I happily took the role of facilitating and the words of my students amazed me. The more I put on the students the more they produced.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? gcouros thank you for pushing me outside of comfort zone. Jamie Sweeney (@MrsJSweeney) June 5, 2016.

Highlighting #EdTech Projects, PD, & Reviewing Quick Tips!


I wanted to close the year with some inspiring projects that I was able to work on with my wonderful colleagues this year: Bullis Tech Blog. Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Public Speaking Self-Critiques. Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication.

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

The CoolCatTeacher

A sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy 5 idea Friday! Today is the day I send my newsletter subscribers the ideas to help them be better teachers.

How to Insert Super Cool GIFs in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Super Cool GIFs in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Add Animated GIFs to your Google Presentations and Google Docs! In case you haven’t noticed, animated GIFs, those moving pictures that are almost like videos, are ruling the world.

Anatomy of a Learner Profile

iLearn Technology

Perhaps the most disheartening outcome of the systematization of education is the way that it dehumanizes classrooms. Emboldened by being ‘the best,’ our education system has become blinded to the individual. The student-with-a-name.

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Using Technology To Help Students Lead Their Own Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Using Technology To Help Students Lead Their Own Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 7, 2016 Formative assessment is assessment for learning which is different from summative assessment that is assessment of learning. This graphic we shared a couple of years ago sums up the more. Formative assessment

How To Start Actually Looking for New EdTech This Summer (in Seven Steps)


What’s your summer to-do list look like? It’s funny how our lists seem to sprout overnight; suddenly summer is packed with professional development, research, project building, and major classroom feng shui. Researching and piloting new technology often finds a home on these summer to-do lists.

Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches


Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

Best Buy employees tend to customers in Minnetonka, Minn. Photo: AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn. It was when a loyal employee named Amber told him she was quitting that Philip Smith, the owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise in Weatherford, Texas, got cooking.

#GrowthMindset What You Need to Know

The Mobile Native

Here are some resources and videos that demonstrate the importance of Growth Mindset inside and outside the classroom. Beyond Hard Work: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About the Brain via @MindshiftKQED 2. Why Growth Mindset is Crucial to Learning via @Edudemic 3.

How to Ask Your Admin for New EdTech


In the world of edtech purchasing, a gap often exists between the users and the buyers. A tech director, principal, or other administrator is charged with selecting tools that teachers and students will rely on day to day. This gap is product selection can be a challenge.

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

NPR Learning and Tech

Black and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled, and have unequal access to education, according to the latest Civil Rights Data Collection

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Colleges send too many into remedial classes who don’t need it, growing body of research shows

The Hechinger Report

College administrators typically rely on standardized tests to decide which students should proceed directly to college-level classes and which students should start in remedial courses. But a new Alaska study adds more weight to a growing body of research showing that standardized tests are a lousy way to make this decision, and that it would be much better to look at students’ high school grades instead. The Alaska study , conducted by a regional research laboratory funded by the U.S.

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up


Note- Katherine Goyette was one of the finalists of the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program at this year’s CUE 2016 National Conference. This will be the first in an on-going series checking in with LeRoy’s Big Idea winners.

5 Epic Endings to the School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Unique Ideas to Make a Difference Any Time in the School Year From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every school year needs an epic ending. It doesn’t have to be hard. Don’t just walk out of your classroom at the end of the year. Make memories!

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

NPR Learning and Tech

Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds off things — from philosophy to financial literacy

How school can look more like an episode of Phineas and Ferb

Ditch That Textbook

With three elementary-aged kids at home, I’ve seen my fair share of Disney Channel shows. It started with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse many years ago and has since evolved to Good Luck Charlie. (I’ll I’ll actually get the theme song for that one stuck in my head and sing it all day.

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. For many of us in education, budget cuts are always a possibility.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment Infuses Tech to Demonstrate Learning @Weebly @PowToon @ThingLink_EDU


For the third year in a row, 9th grade Human Geography students have engaged in a Megacity Project as their final cornerstone assessment for the course. In this project, students engage in an extended study analyzing how megacities (10+ million people) are transforming the world.

5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools


William Parrett and Kathleen Budge Education Equity High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry

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Not so impossible

Learning with 'e's

You will see a lot about Muhammad Ali in the coming days. The passing this week of arguably one of the greatest sporting legends of the last century will spawn a host of tributes, accolades, news reports, reflections, documentaries and obituaries.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative. Keyed into our on-demand culture, Chef David Chang is going all in: The award-winning chef who created Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, and Nishi is now investing in and creating a food delivery service called Ando.

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