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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Important Reminder That We Need To Praise Process To Support A Growth Mindset

Larry Ferlazzo

Sarah Sparks over at Ed Week has a great write-up about a new study finding that praising effort alone is not enough to promote a growth mindset among teenagers – we have to praise specific strategies/actions they took.

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.

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.

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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The Process is the Product

The Principal of Change

Many educators are great at bringing “experts” into their classrooms. I always say that the best person to teach kids about space is probably an astronaut, not necessarily a teacher. I have seen teachers do this over and over again and it is an excellent opportunity for our students.

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.

Increasingly skeptical students, employees want colleges to show them the money

The Hechinger Report

EAST LANSING, Mich. — One of the most active student clubs at Michigan State University meets every other Wednesday in a room above a buzzing cafeteria.

TeachThought Reader Survey Spring 2018

TeachThought - Learn better.

Asking Better Questions

The Principal of Change

I have a passion for digital portfolios. I think that if we look at doing them in a way that is across grades, subjects, classrooms, and a shared platform in different teacher classes, they can be transformational to a school, district, and more importantly, to the learning of our students.

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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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.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 113 Reinventing Learning: Time for a Change

TeachThought - Learn better.

by TeachThought Staff Episode 113 of the TeachThought Podcast is the final episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

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.

5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

EdTechTeacher

This post is from EdTechTeacher Instructor Mason Mason follow him on Twitter @EdTechMason. When I was a high school English teacher, we were using a proprietary learning management system (LMS) that was not user-friendly.

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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. —