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Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. It’s lack of equity. Although we’ve made progress, inequities with regard to education opportunities remain a pressing issue. Many times, the problem is due to lack of vision, professional development, resources, or adequate support.

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How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

This is our 9 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Our featured teacher today is Catherine Smith. Catherine is a creative and highly-passionate teacher.

5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year

The Principal of Change

Schools are about more than learning; they are about experience(s). They help shape us in our present and future and those experiences stick with us long past our time as students. Unfortunately, this can be either shape us in a positive or negative manner.

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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Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business?

Hack Education

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by Kaplan Inc., and The Iron Yard, owned by the Apollo Education Group (parent company of the University of Phoenix). Two closures might not make a trend … yet. But some industry observers have suggested we might see more “consolidation” in the coming months.

6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 6 Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow appeared first on TeachThought. Professional Development

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GETTING STARTED WITH GAME-BASED LEARNING

techlearning

We owe it to our students to bring what interests them into our classrooms. If your students are like mine, that means embracing video games by implementing game-based learning. Techlearning Resources

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

The Hechinger Report

Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history. You raise your hand, you give your answer with full assurance. And then? You’re shot down. You got it wrong.

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.

5 MistakesTeachers Make the First Week of School

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 115 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Linda Kardamis @ LindaKardamis shares five mistakes teachers make the first week of school.

Virtual Reality in Education – Where Are We and What’s Next?

EmergingEdTech

Image Attribution Not long ago, virtual reality was limited to science fiction. Then it became a stable of video games. Now virtual reality is moving into our daily lives. Recently the domain of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

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Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” ” – Harry Wong. Many of us will be starting our classes soon! Give your learners the gift of the unexpected by revamping the syllabus.

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth in this series of posts promoting the idea of going to SAMR and beyond. In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the deeper thinking and rigor are part of school wide technology integration.

The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

NPR Learning and Tech

In a world of fake news and junk science, how do science teachers help their students distinguish fact from fiction? Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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?Sharing the Ups and Downs of Learning

The Principal of Change

This is a question I ask administrators all of the time: Have you learned anything new in the past three months? Of course, everyone nods their head in enthusiastic agreement. I then follow up with this question: Could your staff tell me what new learning you have done in the past three months?

Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New appeared first on TeachThought. Learning brain-based learning Experienced Teacher General

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July , 2017 Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing functionalities. These add-ons are arranged into various.read more. Repost

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

In the fall of 2014, Mallory Mattivi, a seventh-grade English language arts and world history teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, took a leap that radically transformed her teaching. When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative.

How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

MindShift

Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history.

4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement

Neo LMS

Online learning is a highly engaging format. Most students are immediately stimulated by an asynchronous format that places them at the centre of their learning journey.

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

Edsurge

In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education is evolving for students from grade school to higher ed. Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. Only eight are women. Even fewer are women of color. The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership.

Is there room for creativity and sharing in a professional preparation program?

Dangerously Irrelevant

[I’m one of five Digital Pedagogy Faculty Fellows this year at the University of Colorado Denver. I’ll be sharing my thoughts all year on this experience, starting with my time at the Digital Pedagogy Lab in Vancouver, Canada.]. I help prepare principals and superintendents.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

The Journal

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely

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5th Graders Take Entrepreneurship To Another Level Through Empathy And Action

The ASIDE Blog

ASIDE 2017 We started teaching entrepreneurship as part of the fifth-grade math and history curriculum over five years ago. As part of the program, several entrepreneurs visited as guest speakers to share their ideas about starting a business, creating a brand, and developing a marketing strategy.

Add-on: Email Parents

Teacher Tech

As a high school teacher with 150+ students, it can be challenging to give personal attention to each student. I remember one time a parent calling me with a concern about her kid and I thought “he’s doing fine” but upon digging into the evidence the mom was right to call me with concern. I […]. The post Add-on: Email Parents appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Gmail Google Sheets Add-on gmail google sheets spreadsheets

And That’s When I Got A Phone Call From Secretary DeVos

The Jose Vilson

I kid you not. I was in the middle of a meeting with some other folks when a random D.C. number called my cell. I usually don’t pick up, but it seemed serious. I picked up and the first words I heard on the other side were “This is the U.S. Department of Education and …” Oh.

21 Must Have Communication Skills

The Daring Librarian

I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students and it's AWESOME so and I just have to share it with you!

From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

NPR Learning and Tech

The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 114 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Po-Shen Loh @ poshenloh , National Math Coach and Carnegie Mellon Professor gives us a refreshing take on teaching math.

Applying Technology in Physical Education Class: Oh, the Possibilities

EmergingEdTech

Image Source For some time now, using technology to facilitate learning in K-12 classrooms has been a growing focus in many schools. From art classes to science projects, the technology tools have. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

What is Microsoft Sway?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Lately, when I join technology education forums, one of the most talked-about webtools is Microsoft Sway.