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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

The Station Rotation Model is a blended learning model where students rotate through a series of online and offline stations. This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school.

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11 tips for creating stop motion in Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Creating stop-motion animation with Google Slides is easy! These tips will help your animations look phenomenal! This post is written by Jake Miller, a tech integration specialist from Ohio. He's a Google for Education Trainer and a self-proclaimed spreadsheet nerd. Find him on Twitter (@JakeMillerTech) and at his blog, jakemiller.net. A note from Matt.I […]. Ed Tech google slides animation stop motion animation google slides stop motion slides

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Inspiring Students to Take Action through Service Learning

Digital Promise

Schools around the country have embraced the value of service learning for developing and nurturing students’ civic values and attitudes, as well as building academic competencies. Service learning provides authentic education experiences where students can both learn and apply their learning in real world contexts and intrinsically motivates students by allowing them to select projects they care about.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector.

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.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, I had 15 photos on my interactive display at the front of the classroom. I’m teaching PhotoShop, and the students were analyzing which of the photos we’d just taken would be the best candidate for modifying an Avengers movie poster. The students pinched and zoomed in and out as they discussed the photos on the multi-touch board.

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Learning to Learn at Work

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Most of the skills we need to do our jobs — the ability to complete tasks, collaborate with colleagues, circumvent obstacles, and plan for future assignments — are skills we learn at work, not before.

14 Education Advancements in a Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I went to school, it was all about the 3Rs, desks in rows, and a teacher lecturing from the front of the room. The past decade saw significant improvements in the application of technology to learning and 2017 became a tipping point where embedding technology into education finally moved from fringe to mainstream, remaking classrooms in the image of the future. Following is a list of fourteen such changes that have set 2018 up to be the most student-centered, transformative year ever.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload

Neo LMS

We need to talk about teacher stress and workload. It’s a serious, and not very well publicized, crisis that is bleeding the education system of some of its brightest lights. The numbers speak for themselves. In the UK the National Union of Teachers surveyed over 16,000 teachers and found: 90% of teachers said they had considered giving up teaching during the last two years because of the workload.

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FREE updated ebook: 101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook 2.0

Ditch That Textbook

Could you use some practical new ideas for teaching that you can use tomorrow? Want to find ways to save time for what matters most? You’ve come to the right place. I have put together 101 of my best practical ideas to “Ditch That Textbook” in a free 19-page ebook! Use the link at the […]. Ed Tech ditch that textbook ebook free classroom ebook free edtech ebook free teaching ebook

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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).

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

I never imagined I would have authored or co-authored a book, let alone six. My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice.

169 Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

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: #101–the Laptop Internet Button. Category: Hardware. Sub-category: PCs. Q: My internet stopped working on my laptop. Everyone else’s works, but mine won’t connect.

Implementing Research-based Technology Programs in Workforce Training

Digital Promise

Using the specific context of language learning in the workforce, Dr. Katharine Nielson, Chief Education Officer of Voxy, outlines in this webinar what we know from research on second language learning and discusses ways to implement a strong, research-based program. She outlines strategies for conducting a needs analysis, for developing an overall instructional strategy, and for measuring outcomes.

Creating a healthy school culture: 12 small shifts that make a BIG difference

Ditch That Textbook

When we talk about school culture we are referring to the attitudes of the school community, the relationships between staff members and beliefs they share. A healthy school culture is collaborative, supportive, encouraging and has a positive impact on staff, students and families. An unhealthy school culture has the opposite effect. A healthy school culture […].

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.

Teacher tricks: Better lesson planning to ease teacher workload

Neo LMS

In my last post we examined the eye-popping statistics to do with teacher job satisfaction, and the resultant impact on losses in the teaching profession, not to mention on student outcomes. We established that teachers primarily complain of over-work, particularly due to time spent on administrative tasks, mainly: Data Management. Lesson Planning and. Grading.

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22 Easter Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. This year, it’s April 1, 2018. Here are some websites your students will love: 18+ Interactive Easter websites. ABCYa Easter Egg Hunt. Classroom Easter Egg Hunt. Easter color-me. Easter Color Me. Easter Fun. Easter games from Primary Games. Easter Lesson plans. Easter poems and songs. Easter Puppies. Easter puzzles.

Taking a Break to Focus: Sometimes We Need All Need to Take a Break

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 73 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The last few weeks have been very difficult. While I’m not going to go into the reasons, it has been a combination of personal and professional stress in many ways for me. So, as I started thinking about the need I have for a “spring break,” I realized that sometimes it is important to stop things to focus.

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Conversations from CUE: basketball, math, branding and more

Ditch That Textbook

The CUE Conference in Palm Springs, California, was phenomenal. More than 10,000 educators from the West Coast and beyond converged to talk about teaching, technology, and making change. The best part of a conference, of course, are the people that are there. I took advantage of that and captured some fantastic conversations for YOU on […].

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.

DYSTOPIA 2153 – Coding Through Stories

EdTech4Beginners

Do you like graphic novels or comic books? Are you interested in learning how to code? If you answered, yes, then you’ll love Dystopia 2153 ! This brand new, three-episode series teaches kids the basics of coding through a digital graphic novel. It connects 21st Century skills with the love of reading, inspiring the next generation of coders and storytellers. Solve puzzles using code to help the characters overcome obstacles and escape their dystopian world.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. Chrome and Android all in one! And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

Classroom Earth: Teach Conservation By Going Outside

The CoolCatTeacher

The Flint River Project: An Exemplar Whole-School Project From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If I had one wish for the classrooms of the world, it is that we would all leave the four walls and enter Classroom Earth. In Classroom Earth we will study nature in nature. We will take measurements that matter as citizen scientists. We will study and record history.

At SXSWedu, Networking and Coffee Create Startup Opportunities

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There's a lot of information to soak up at SXSWedu. But it's also an opportunity to make important startup connections. The post At SXSWedu, Networking and Coffee Create Startup Opportunities appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Listenwise Startup Startups SXSWedu

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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!

Innovations in School District Procurement

Education Elements

Three years ago, I received a call from an excited district leader who wanted to chat about student data (of all things)! He dreamt of building a digital “learning ecosystem,” (think instruction/LMS, assessment, IEPs, grading, attendance, transportation, etc.) to serve as the information backbone for his district’s vision to personalize the learning environment for every student. What he didn’t know was how to make that ecosystem a reality. School Districts

The Lesson of March For Our Lives — Learn by Doing

Battelle for Kids

As a Globalizing the Classroom fellow at Harvard University this year, I’ve been giving thought to standards and how to connect what we want to do as teachers with what students need to learn. P21 Blog

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Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me and other education speakers at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27. I’ll be speaking along with Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zanida, Suzie Boss and more at this affordable conference ($295 including meals and conference attendance.).

“Up, Up, Up and Away” — One BIG Idea!

CUE

I am a middle school educator at Gratton School in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Gratton is a rural K-8 school and the only school in Gratton School District. Our motto says that we are “a small school making a big difference,” and we are just that. One of the great parts of that […]. The post “Up, Up, Up and Away” — One BIG Idea! appeared first on OnCUE. Learn

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.

Innovations in School District Procurement Services

Education Elements

Three years ago, I received a call from an excited district leader who wanted to chat about student data (of all things)! He dreamt of building a digital “learning ecosystem,” (think instruction/LMS, assessment, IEPs, grading, attendance, transportation, etc.) to serve as the information backbone for his district’s vision to personalize the learning environment for every student. What he didn’t know was how to make that ecosystem a reality. School Districts

Do You Need To Bring Your Teaching into Focus? Learn about EduProtocols today with @JCorippo and @MHebern

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we sit down with Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern to discuss their new book Bring Your Teaching into Focus: The EduProtocol Field Guide available now from Dave Burgess Publishing. The post Do You Need To Bring Your Teaching into Focus? Learn about EduProtocols today with @JCorippo and @MHebern appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Educational Leadership Professional Leadership Tech Coach

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Ed note: This post by the late Grant Wiggins has been republished from a previous post. Please visit Authentic Education to support the work his wife and peers are continuing. What is “authentic assessment”? Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was […]. The post 27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment appeared first on TeachThought.