Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

5 Ways Students are Leaving Themselves Vulnerable to Cybercrime

EmergingEdTech

Next Friday, September 7th (at Noon EST), I will deliver a webinar further exploring cyber safety tips like these. We will also take a deeper dive into other ways digital devices and apps are causing. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school

The Hechinger Report

Freshmen at St. Louis Park High School, just outside of Minneapolis, take time out of their social studies class for a team-building exercise that is part of the school’s Building Assets, Reducing Risks program. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

3 Things in Education That Have Stayed the Same and How They Have Changed

The Principal of Change

Throughout the years, I have focused tremendously on the ideas of “change” and “innovation” in both my speaking and writing. Change is a constant in our world, but I have noticed that I have been thinking a lot about what needs to stay the same in education.

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10 tips for great classroom video calls

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can extend the walls of your classroom all over the world. Using them, I believe, is one of the most powerful ways we can leverage classroom technology to create amazing experiences for students. When you use Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or others, you can … bring guest speakers to your classroom to share […]. Ed Tech classroom video calls skype in the classroom using hangouts in class using skype in class

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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.

Are your equity efforts aimed at test scores or life readiness?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jason Glass said: I have an assignment for you.

8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs.

What do you want school to be? [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

A wonderful video from the Early Learning Alliance. Some of my favorite quotes include: I want school to do no harm. I don’t want my kids coming home less interested in their world than when they left. YES!!]. I wish I felt like I had somewhere to go to learn about what I’m interested in.

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Back to School can be stressful - here are some tips to make it easier

Educational Technology Guy

Back to School can be a stressful time for everyone, especially children. Here are some tips for coping with new year stress: And find some more Back to School Resources Here Going Back to School? R.E.L.A.X. AmeriHealth Caritas offers tips for coping with new school year stress Philadelphia, Pa.

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Video in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Video is a powerful medium for storytelling. And creating videos has never been so simple. You and your students can easily put a story together on your mobile phone, laptop, PC, or Chromebook. With Adobe Spark Video, you and your students can create compelling videos in just a few minutes using professional looking themes […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Teaching adobe spark digital storytelling edtech ideas for using video in the classroom video ways to use adobe spark video

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder on Episode 346 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Strengthening Schools through Community: Learning Lessons from Tucson, Arizona

Digital Promise

Across Digital Promise’s network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters), many regions are doing exceptional work to enhance education innovation locally.

Welcome Back to School - Great Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Most schools around here start next week, with new teachers starting this week. The beginning of the year is always a little crazy for all teachers.

8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Five inspiring thoughts for classroom teachers including research, inspirational stories, and thoughts from the real world classroom.

The 3 questions every development organization should ask

The Christensen Institute

Many organizations, regardless of industry, are often so focused on their immediate tasks that they don’t find the time to take a step back and see how their activities impact their overall mission.

Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn contributed by Drs. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Empowered with some basic information about how the mind and brain work during learning, teachers can plan to use some new strategies for supporting high student achievement.

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

EdTech Magazine

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:22. During my tenure as technology director at St.

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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land. Listen to the Show.

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Do tech giants need to think bigger about healthcare interoperability?

The Christensen Institute

Patients, healthcare providers, payers and administrators all have critical tasks that the right health-related data (with appropriate protections and consent) can help them perform better and more affordably.

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Blended learning 101: Strategies, resources and tips for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

Blended learning provides a combination of in-person, face-to-face activities and digital learning. By leveraging the power of technology tools and resources, a blended learning classroom allows for more individualized instruction. What does a blended learning classroom look like? And what activities are best for a blended learning classroom? In a recent #Ditchbook Twitter chat moderated by […].

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:18.

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

John Stevens on episode 349 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

This is the first installment of a two-part series on innovative forms of educator professional development. Look for the second installment in the weeks to come.

A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

The Hechinger Report

A study of project-based learning found that social studies scores were higher for second-grade students who learned this way, compared to students who were taught traditionally. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. When a classroom of second graders in Waterford, Mich.,

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Strategies for successful goal-setting

Ditch That Textbook

Setting goals gives us focus as we move into a new school year. Goals give us direction as we find ourselves bombarded with tasks. In episode 91 Keven Rinaman, a technology director from Ohio, talks about the importance of setting goals for ourselves as well as our students. As we ask our students to set […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod educator goals goal-setting how to set goals

3 Reasons Why the Sustainable Development Goals are the Perfect Framework for Global Learning

P21 Blogazine

The United Nations has put forth and many countries have adopted 17 audacious goals to be achieved by 2030 to end poverty and hunger, to improve health and well-being, and to create sustainable communities around the world. As global competency becomes an increasingly important skill for K-12 students, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for learning about challenges faced by people around the world. P21 Blog

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores by Terry Heick Quick preface: Any argument rests on premises and terms, and so clarifying those premises and terms and related underlying assumptions is necessary if that argument is to be entirely understood.

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Back to School Learning Space Tips

EdTechTeam

Consider these seven questions as you design your learning space. Learning spaces include classrooms, hallways, entryways, office spaces, a library, and so many other locations. Each can be designed to support the needs of students.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

techlearning

Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. EDGENUITY’S UPSMART ( edgenuity.com ) Valerie Wirth’s math students in the Amphitheater School District in Tucson, Arizona, learn using UpSmart.

All Toward Supporting Students

The Principal of Change

Two quotes that stuck out to me in my reading this weekend. The first is from Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last) : “The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.”.

P.D. on the Potty – Professional Development as You Find Relief

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

OPINION: College or technical ed? Here’s why students need both

The Hechinger Report

. It’s a powerful advantage for young people: Career and technical education (CTE) prepares graduates with skills to enter the workforce directly after high school. Students can avoid the expense of higher education and get head starts on careers. Data show that about 2.79

What K–12 Administrators Should Think About When Integrating Classroom Tech

EdTech Magazine

What K–12 Administrators Should Think About When Integrating Classroom Tech. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:19.