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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Acceptable Use Policies are Critical for Education

Kajeet

Each year, school districts roll out more tech to their students. With the additional online tools, comes new opportunities for learning and for risks. Risks that could be harmful for students and put accountability for blocking inappropriate material back on the districts’ shoulders. What happens when students receive laptops from their school, but then use it just for gaming, watching movies, and accessing non-educational sites?

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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

With Drones, Students Tackle Complex Topics

EdTech Magazine

With Drones, Students Tackle Complex Topics. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:04. Three years ago, an innovative educator in Jersey City Public Schools ’ Division B introduced drones to a class of elementary students with autism. Her goal was to enhance student engagement, and the results from that experiment were encouraging. Students stayed on task better and were more involved with learning,” says project leader Kimberly Crowley, a mathematics supervisor for the New Jersey district.

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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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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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.

Data Helps K–12 School Districts Hire, Set Curricula and Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Data Helps K–12 School Districts Hire, Set Curricula and Improve Student Outcomes. meghan.bogardu…. Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:20. What does it take to manage four of the top-five public high schools in America, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report ? For BASIS Curriculum Schools , the answer is next-generation technology, including analytics that inform not only curriculum planning, but also hiring, test creation and student performance. “We’re