Sat.Mar 24, 2018 - Fri.Mar 30, 2018

Sketchnotes: A mini-course and #Sketch50 challenges!

Ditch That Textbook

Let’s see if you sound like many people I’ve talked to about sketchnotes (and the former version of myself): “I’d love to be able to do that. I’d love for my students to be able to do it. But I can’t draw! I’m not an artist.”

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Using Clips App for Small Moments and Student Reflection

iTeach with iPads

Many teachers use portfolios to collect and showcase student work throughout the year. These portfolios demonstrate growth over time, provide a means for authentic assessment, promote communication and reflection, and can give some students an alternative means to demonstrate mastery of skills.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

How To Help Students Learn From Anything

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Ways To Help Students Learn More From Others Than They Do From You. The post How To Help Students Learn From Anything appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick

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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.

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.

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

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Teaching kids not to be scared of math might help them achieve

The Hechinger Report

Michael Gallin is a math teacher at Kappa International High School in the Bronx. Here, he works on a challenging problem with his students, hoping to alleviate some of their anxiety over math. Photo: Kyle Spencer/The Hechinger Report.

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Assessment and Adaptation in Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

With each episode of Inside Our MIND, we'll be taking a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

The Lesson of March For Our Lives — Learn by Doing

P21 Blogazine

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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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.

Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

The Hechinger Report

On the verge of finishing high school, Allison Dinsmore doesn’t know yet what she’ll do after she graduates. She says she didn’t have relatives with college degrees to nudge her toward college. Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, Calif. —

Integrity, credibility and plagiarism

Learning with 'e's

Image by TilerX on Flickr I was in the audience at a recent conference when a keynote speaker (who will remain nameless) presented several of my images and ideas in his slideshow. The first was credited to me, and it was nice that he mentioned me as he was talking about the slide.

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Catching disruption in the act: Three problems disruptive innovation will solve in healthcare delivery

The Christensen Institute

Over 20 years ago, Clayton Christensen coined the term Disruptive Innovation to describe innovations that transform expensive, complex and sophisticated solutions into ones that are simpler, more convenient and affordable. When coupled with an innovative business model and a coherent network of partners, suppliers, and distributors, Disruptive Innovations have the power to change the performance dimensions upon which firms must excel in order to be competitive in a market.

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.

Ivy League degree: Now what?

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — When Chantel Brown was a child in rural Morganton, N.C., she savored the illusion that she “could come off as middle class.” That doesn’t take much when one-quarter of the residents live in poverty.

Turning Kids Into Readers, One Barbershop At A Time

MindShift

Our series Take A Number is exploring problems around the world — and the people who are trying to solve them — through the lens of a single number. The solution first: 15. More precisely, 15 books.

From Corona to Lexus: Toyota’s ascent (and why you should care)

The Christensen Institute

Undoubtedly, Toyota is one of the most formidable automakers in the world today. How did a Japanese automaker make an indelible mark on the U.S. automotive landscape? Better yet, how did Detroit’s original Big Three–Ford, General Motors (GM) and Chrysler–allow Toyota and its Japanese peers to etch away at their dominance, such that U.S. automakers’ market share of cars and light trucks reduced from 87% in 1970 to a mere 57% in 2005?

15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online

TeachThought - Learn better.

15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online contributed by Jennifer Smith With the increasing popularity of STEM-focused learning more and more students are taking on more and more challenging math courses. However, for some students, the subject can present a real challenge; but knowing where to turn to for help can greatly mitigate the […]. The post 15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online appeared first on TeachThought.

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Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

A second grader in Mississippi explains his winning science fair project to members of his class. Credit Image: © Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal/ZUMAPRESS.com. Springtime is science fair season.

GreyED Chosen to Join 2018 NSBA Innovation Showcase

techlearning

(Alexandria, Va.) March 29, 2018 — GreyED Solutions announced today that it is one of six companies selected by the National School Board Association (NSBA) for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers

The Christensen Institute

Transitioning to an individual student record would enable institutions and regulators to track whether innovations are effectively moving the needle on student outcomes. This year in the United States, over 21 million students will enroll in one of over 6,000 schools. How will they fare? Will they graduate? Transfer? Wind up employed? Will their investment in college be worth it?

8 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom contributed by Lila Daniels Teachers think about a lot during the course of a school day — from planning lessons tied to the core curriculum to making sure Jimmy gets home on the right bus. One thing teachers often do not think about is saving […]. The post 8 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching New Teacher Our Most Popular

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

The Hechinger Report

The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Student Landan Moore says Xavier is his dream school. Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert. Landan Moore decided in middle school that he wanted to attend the best college possible.

Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

NPR Learning and Tech

The TEACH grant helps future pay for college or a master's. But many say that when they started teaching, they were forced to pay it back. A study obtained by NPR suggests thousands are affected. Image credit: Kayana Szymczak and Sean Rayford for NPR

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