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How This Teacher Took A Risk And Found Happiness In Her Work

EdNews Daily

This is our fifth interview from our thought-leadership series from teachers who work at 51Talk. Elizabeth, please tell us about your education background. I hold a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Georgia State University, a Master’s in English Education from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (violin) from The University of South Carolina. I have my Georgia T-7 Teaching certificate and am also Gifted Endorsed and AP Certified.

Summer Professional Development from Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer is coming, and so is Summer Tech Learning! Join me with a great group of professionals (who will quickly become your best online friends) for one or more of these five classes on tech topics you want to learn. Note: Early Bird special for those who sign up by May 15th: Use coupon code SUMMERPD to get 10% off! There are five options, four of them detailed below: The Tech-infused Teacher. The Tech-infused Class (sequel to Tech-infused Teacher). Teaching Writing with Technology.


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Culture in the Classroom: Replacing Misrepresentation with Authenticity

Battelle for Kids

On an elementary school walk-through last fall, a colleague and I encountered a bulletin board ostensibly demonstrating students’ learning through crude drawings of European pilgrims and Native Americans. Each drawing included a short narrative about the experiences of that group during Westward Expansion. I saw my colleague, who is Osage, stop dead in her tracks.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. This isn’t just child’s play – some serious music learning can happen. On today’s show, K3-6th grade teacher Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic from Wisconsin unleashes his favorite apps, strategies, and tools for making music with kids of all ages.

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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.

The Many Benefits of Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

This is our sixth interview from our thought-leadership series with teachers who work at 51Talk. Tequesta, please tell us about your education background. I graduated from Everest University, Tampa, Florida, where I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration. How did you land the role at 51Talk? From my very first teaching job I always had a passion for teaching.

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Technology and Explanation in Modern Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s guest writer is Finja Kruse, a teacher experienced in different educational tools and engaged in creative writing activities in school. You can contact her via LinkedIn. Her article today can be summed up by a line in the last paragraph: “ Technology is not your enemy…” Educators aim to equip students with an understanding of the world, its fragility, & opportunities, by teaching them various common subjects like math, language, or science.

Tales from the Road: Highlights from a Tour of Districts in the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools team had the opportunity to visit multiple districts in the first quarter of 2017 — and we have so much more to see! While the highlights of each of these visits are vast, below are five amazing schools we visited in League districts that are educating students in creative, forward-thinking ways. Mentor Public Schools – Mentor, OH. Mentor Public Schools has a school dedicated to serving students with autism.

Is Communications the Secret Sauce for Innovation?

Education Elements

Over the past several years, our organizations have been deeply involved in the national movement towards blended and personalized learning, both as implementation experts and catalysts for innovation. We have engaged with hundreds of districts between us and have witnessed a broad range of schools working to shift instructional practice to be more student-centered, data-driven, and mastery-based. What is the surprising “secret sauce” of their success? Communications.

Introducing the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

Doug Levin

There remains much folklore about the practice, promise, and potential of using technology in K-12 education. With our eyes trained to the digital heavens, it can be easy to gloss over the more profane and earthly issues of budgets, implementation, and tradeoffs (intended or otherwise) in increasingly embracing technology for teaching, learning, assessment, and school operations.

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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).

169 Tech Tip #10: How to Undelete with 2 Keystrokes

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: #10–How to Undelete with 2 keystrokes. Category: Edit/format. Sub-category: Keyboarding, Problem-solving.

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UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA. In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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Show You Care

A Principal's Reflections

As an identical twin it was always a challenge going through school. Initially my brother and I had to deal with the fact that our teachers could not tell us apart. My grandmother rectified this problem by outfitting each of us with belts that had our first initial on them. As we aged beyond the elementary years, teachers began to tell us apart better as some slight differences in appearance began to take shape as well as some major shifts in personality.

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How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Maiers on episode 41 of the 10-Minute Teacher #MondayMotivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?” ” I was tired beyond belief – not taking very good care of myself and having one of those bouts of self-deprecation that some of us teachers have. So, this show is for me and one I’ll listen to for years to come.

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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.

A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom!


I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos. I must admit… now that I’m on Spring Break, much of my time has still been devoted to putting together videos sharing parts of our vacation and watching my own children’s videos. Once you start, you’ll see how quick and easy it is to do.

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At What Age is it Easiest to Learn a Second Language?

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. If you want to learn a foreign language, should you begin before a certain age in order to fully master it? Popular opinion holds that young children find it easier than adults because childhood is a “critical period” for language learning.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Finally”, you thought, “some fun in class!” These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn.

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 44 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, we’re thinking about how we can all improve our classroom management skills. Larry shares tips from an “old pro” about how we can create a more successful classroom environment. And a word on if it ever gets easier.). Listen Now. Listen on iTunes.

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.

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

AJ Juliani , is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work. Soon (April 2), he will be launching “ The Innovative Teaching Academy “, which is an amazing opportunity to further your own learning with a cohort of innovative educators from around the world. If you are interested in purchasing this program, here is a link that will provide a discount for your purchase. This link will also provide you a description of the course.

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Transforming Educator Practice through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

In the ever-evolving classroom environment, we as educators must constantly refine and adapt our practice to meet the needs of every student. Whether through Pinterest boards, YouTube lesson demos, or conversations with colleagues in the faculty lounge, I find myself and my fellow teachers increasingly turning to informal, unconventional methods to develop and hone our craft.

Networking Pays Off for Education Startups at SXSWedu

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Popular conference SXSWedu provides huge opportunities for companies seeking to make important contacts--if they understand the rules. The post Networking Pays Off for Education Startups at SXSWedu appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog bootstrap Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur lean startup Listenwise Networking startup SXSWedu

Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. With both extended and daily projects, students watch science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in all of their classes.

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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!

Competency-based learning: the ultimate student-centered education


Going to college and getting a degree used to be equal to having greater chances at a better life. But life doesn’t come with any guarantees. The economy is always shifting, so long-term plans like pursuing a college degree need more flexibility than ever. The 37 or so millions of American adults with some college but no degree definitely know what I’m talking about. Graduating higher education while having a full-time job and/or a family seems almost impossible for too many students.

Developing a Vision for the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a rural district in central California that is widely recognized as a national leader in competency-based education. LUSD was recently named one of the top 30 districts worth visiting nationwide. In recent years the district has seen an increase in the graduation rate from 73 percent to 92 percent, and an increase in graduates going to a four-year university from 21 percent to 42 percent.

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4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What an incredible month! We’ve released forty-five shows since launch day on February 1! It is hard to comprehend that more than 34K downloads have happened in 113 countries! Thank you for those of you who have been on the show, shared the show, and are sharing what you’re learning! It has been so much fun.

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.

Open Education Week

K12 Open Ed

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. There is a big slate of resources and events happening this week. And check out our curated list of K-12 open education resources here. Uncategorized OER openeducationwk

What is growth mindset?


Growth mindset is an idea, put forward by Carol Dweck (a psychologist from Stanford University). After a vast amount of research, she found that learners either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. First things first. What is a mindset? A mindset is simply a way in which our brain thinks. What is a fixed mindset? People with a fixed mindset believe that the qualities that they have, i.e. intelligence, are fixed – they cannot be changed.

Collaboration Dynamics

Battelle for Kids

When you think of a math classroom, you probably think of a teacher explaining how to do a problem in the front of the room. You may also think of students doing about 20 of the same problems. Rarely do you think of students discussing problem-solving strategies in small groups or wrestling with a concept as an entire class. P21 Blog