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Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Neo LMS

Introversion can be easily misunderstood, especially in social settings that favor the extrovert ideal. Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group papers, oral presentations and participation points being the norm. Those students who have a quiet nature and prefer individual work are often dismissed as not-that-great students.

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:13. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs.

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What to do when you lose a digital document

Ask a Tech Teacher

With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s simple to track, isn’t it? It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. Maybe. But the latest excuses are even more frightening — “Someone stole it from my digital file” or “The cloud ate it” Every adult I know (myself included) has lost a critical, time-sucking digital file.

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Choice Boards, Playlists, Pathways.Oh My!

Education Elements

For many districts and schools, choice boards, playlists, and pathways are used interchangeably to describe instructional designs that provide students with a menu of options to guide and own their learning. Yet we ask educators to use these design practices very differently. We often define other terms, like the different blended learning models, and the different levels of student compliance.

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.

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

Ditch That Textbook

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to decide a little more herself and that she could learn more because she […]. Guest Blog creative teaching relationships student engagement student voice student-driven classroom

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they backup, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is an educational service agency in rural southeastern Kentucky that serves 22 school districts, 134 schools, over 3,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 students. We believe that by working together, we can face the educational challenges that students, educators, and our community experience every day. To combat these challenges together, we developed the Activating Catalytic Transformation (ACT) Network.

8 easy brain boosts for state testing time

Ditch That Textbook

State testing is an expected part of life in many states across the U.S. and in lots of countries). At the end of the year, as mandated by law, students endure hours of testing to measure their progress. There’s a lot on the line — for teachers, for students, and for school districts. Much of […]. Assessment Teaching standardized testing strategies standardized testing tips state testing strategies state testing tips

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott on episode 475 Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ” Reading is important. Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading. Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

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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).

Dear Otto: Help With Classroom Management Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. . BTW–lots of people ask why the name ‘Otto’ It’s a palindrome so beloved by geeks and nerds and techie-sort of folk. I got this question from a colleague:: I teach computer literacy.

Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Of all the skills that a person could have in today’s globalized world, few serve individuals – and the larger society – as well as knowing how to speak another language.

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50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new. If you are looking for: ways to keep motivation high as you review […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Assessment Student engagement assessment review end of year ideas end of year projects fun end of year activities review student engagement

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills. Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale!

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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.

169 Tech Tip #12 Wrap Text Around a Picture

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: #12–Wrap Text around a Picture. Category: Images. Sub-category: MS Office, Google Apps. Q: I want my text to wrap around the picture I inserted, but it goes under/above it.

‘No Faking It in Education’: CEO With Silicon Valley Roots Did a Deep Dive for Educational Gaming Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What happens when a startup pivots into the education space, but the founder isn't from the K-12 world? Two years of self-education, iteration and relationship-building. The post ‘No Faking It in Education’: CEO With Silicon Valley Roots Did a Deep Dive for Educational Gaming Startup appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Uncategorized Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Games / Apps Startups

Tap Into You Full Potential

A Principal's Reflections

" Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. " - Mahatma Gandhi There are many elements to change. However, one of the most powerful is that of self-efficacy. Almost everyone can identify goals they want to accomplish, accomplishments to achieve, or personal and professional aspects they would like to change.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Learn about the project, the vision, and how you can share it with girls in.

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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.

Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most difficult chores teachers perform at the end of the school year is not final grades, saying goodbye to students, or wondering how to fill their summer free time. It’s preserving the digital files that made up their school year. Be it to close out one school year in preparation for the next, transfer student files to the next class, or the need to safely and effectively transfer teacher files to a new job, handling digital files for use later is stressful.

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Where We Belong

The Jose Vilson

When I first attended the annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, it took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’d never been to SLC, but the burgers were good, the company was cool, and Malcolm Gladwell was the opening keynote speaker. I was only a few years into teaching, but the carnival of math education aficionados drew me in. The names that influenced so many of our professional development sessions and textbooks came to life in their workshops and presentations.

Don’t Forget About YOU!

Tom Murray

For more #LeadershipMinutes, subscribe to Tom’s YouTube Channel here. Blog Balance Self-Care

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Will AI Ruin Education or Help It? The Pitfalls and Possibilities of AI

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 472 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Artificial Intelligence (AI) is only as moral and as good as those who create it. Today, AI ethics thought-leader Joe Fatheree and I discuss this topic. Without discussing the ethics of AI and its algorithms, we risk opening the ultimate Pandora’s box of technology problems when we should instead work to get hope out of the AI box and keep the demons that could misuse and abuse us locked away.

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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!

Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Even after many years of hitting the educational conference circuit, manning the booth gives startups a direct connection to product users. The post Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Conferences edtech

A Nationwide Referendum on Public Education

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. Americans are voting in a nationwide referendum on public education. But it’s not on any ballot. And curiously, it hasn’t made the national news media. It’s the number of families that are leaving traditional public education for homeschooling, unschooling, private schools, charters and even no schooling at all. One in four school-aged children currently do not attend a traditional public school.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques by TeachThought Staff As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. But they can also be informal–conversations, gallery walks, sketches, and more. We recently […].

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. This past fall, Ragan Toppan, 16, walked out of her Algebra II class at Deering High School to protest her school’s recent switch to standards-based grading.

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.

How we created a growth mindset in math

eSchool News

Historically, students have been led to believe that they are either destined to be good at math or that they just “aren’t a math person.” At Springfield (MO) Public Schools, we wanted all of our students to feel empowered as mathematicians. Through Jo Boaler’s research , we were able to identify key changes that needed to take place in order for that to happen in our district. Our approach to teaching mathematics began as a journey toward equity in math class.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:28. K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

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10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning by TeachThought Staff & Peter Pappas It’s well-established that reflection is critical in the learning process. While it sounds formal, ‘reflection’ simply means to ‘think again’ about something that happened. Reflection is a natural part of learning and in many cases doesn’t even need to […].