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How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

In his book Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps , co-author and former Arlington County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Smith provides the following explanation of educational equity: “You don't have equity in conditions in which all students are receiving the same amount of support, You are getting equity if you have a situation in which every student is getting the amount of support to be successful.”. Personalized Learning

The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

The rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […]. Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practices

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A Reminder About Teaching Students Math in NYC (And Beyond)

The Jose Vilson

“So what you’re saying is that the statement at the top of this paper is for me to prove using these equations?” ” I nod. “OK, but I don’t get what f and g actually do. That’s making like no sense.” ” [scribbles a bunch of notes on a board and, over the course of five minutes, gets to why mathematicians decided to write “f of g” with a dot but not explain how it actually works] “OK, that was really good.”

The Impact of VR on Student Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Reality–VR–is the 2018 buzzword among students, teachers, and even parents. And rightfully deserved, VR has the ability to recreate so many of the rules that used to shape education. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Sara Stringer, shares her opinion on the key factors that could affect the importance of VR to education: Opinion: How VR Will Impact Student Education. Virtual reality (VR) is an exciting new concept that continues to shape how users see the world around them.

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.

Powering Professional Learning Through Micro-credentials: Experiences in Wisconsin

Digital Promise

Imagine a world where every learner has the capacity and drive to learn for life. At the Institute for Personalized Learning , we focus on bringing this vision to life in our work with education leaders and practitioners. Schools across the country are in the midst of shifting from an instructional paradigm to a learner-centered paradigm.

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Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

Neo LMS

The thing about podcasts is that they have the same familiarity, immediacy and immersion as the radio programs of bygone days. Ask any person over 40 and they’ll invariably remember the radio programs of their youth, whether they were dramatized adventure stories, discussion panels or game shows. There is something quite magical about listening and allowing the mind to fill in the visual details.

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Halloween Projects, Websites, and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Projects. ASCII Art–Computer Art for Everyone (a pumpkin–see inset). Lesson Plan: Halloween letter for grades 2-5. Make a Holiday Card. A Holiday Card. A Holiday flier. Books. 16 Holiday Projects. Click to view slideshow. Websites.

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Inclusive Innovation: Designing for Equity

Digital Promise

The word “equity” inspires good feelings. Who doesn’t want all students to access and participate in powerful learning opportunities? The challenge is equity efforts in public education often fall short of their intentions. The world is inequitable by design—therefore, so is our education ecosystem. To quote Caroline Hill , founder of 228 Accelerator and co-author of the EquityXDesign framework, “Racism and inequity are products of design—and they can be redesigned.”

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back Time and Make the Most of It

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 380 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sarah Johnson is a leader who is passionate about stemming burnout through sharing the balance message for fellow educators, elevating women in leadership, and inspiring others with faith-filled leadership. She has been a teacher for grades 6-12, a principal for 4k-12, and is currently leading on a broader scale through consulting, coaching, and speaking.

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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).

Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create

A Principal's Reflections

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has. In Learning Transformed my co-author Tom Murray and I detailed eight keys backed by research and evidence that can facilitate a transformation of practice that will result in improved outcomes and better experiences for kids. For change to occur, it is essential to continually evaluate where we are at in the process to eventually get to where we want to be, and our learners need us to be.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. True, it is touted as a magic wand that will fix all education woes. Sure, 73% of teachers use cell phones in their classrooms and 92% say the Internet has a “major impact” on their teaching. We gush over new hardware like iPads and Chromebooks. We spend millions on training teachers to blend tech into their lessons.

BreakoutEDU: A Professional Development Workshop

User Generated Education

I recently got the opportunity to offer a professional development workshop for educators of gifted students at the 2018 14th Annual Fall Gifted Education Institute. The description for my workshop was as follows: BreakoutEDU presents puzzles for students to decipher, each clue leading to another which in turn opens locks attached to a strongbox.

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 379 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge. Today he talks about the neuroscience of play, games, and learning in the classroom. (We We also discuss a little about Fortnight.).

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.

The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When a traumatic event such as the Florida school shooting takes place, often the focus afterward is on finding ways to make sure students and teachers are safe from violence and physical harm. But there’s another danger that threatens teacher well-being that is often overlooked.

15 innovative lesson ideas for outside the box teaching

Ditch That Textbook

Innovation is another buzzword that we often hear used to describe the ideal lesson. As teachers, we work hard to create activities for our students that can be described as “outside the box” But what does that really look like for teachers and students? And how can we utilize technology to innovate lessons and think outside the box? […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech education educational technology innovative lesson ideas innovative teaching

Three Things You May Misunderstand About the Creative Commons Licenses

Iterating Toward Openness

Here’s a little brain teaser for you. According to the most recent version (4.0) of the Creative Commons licenses, which of the following three statements is false? Licenses including the BY condition require you to attribute the creator when sharing BY-licensed material. Licenses including the SA condition require you to share any changes you make to an SA-licensed work under the same (or a compatible) license.

Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Accelerator demo day ed-tech accelerators Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Incubators / Accelerators pitching Startup Startups

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.

STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. I hope you enjoyed the 35 STEAM Ideas in the last post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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Meet Synth, a classroom audio tool to amplify student voice

Ditch That Textbook

As our world becomes increasingly tech-dependent, a fundamental question will be at the heart of everything we do … How do we preserve our humanity? Artificial intelligence is automating tasks in our lives. Messaging can be so easily misunderstood. And the amount of time we spend staring at a screen every day is a serious […]. Ed Tech Screencasts record audio in class student voice student voice recordings synth

Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

CUE

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught writing in my classroom. Giving students choice and time to write about topics for which they are passionate is a lesson […]. The post Wait. Don’t Wait. Write. appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire connected educator Creativity and Imagination

100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers [Updated For 2019] by TeachThought Staff The following is a compilation of some of our favorite blending learning resources for teachers in 2018 and 2019. Blended Learning Resources: Examples, Ideas, Benefits, and Definitions 1. The Definition Of Blended Learning 2. 12 Different Types Of Blended […]. The post 100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher

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!

When Should We Teach Critical Thinking to Kids?

MiddleWeb

The rise in fake news calls attention to the lack of critical thinking by many of today’s readers, including students. Media literacy expert Frank Baker shares an essential teaching tool and other resources for ELA and social studies teachers ready to address the issue. Close Reading the Media Critical Thinking close reading the media critical thinking Frank Baker Frank W. Baker media literacy

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OPINION: How easy high schools are failing their students

The Hechinger Report

. Millions of students are leaving high school unprepared for college-level coursework. At the same time, millions of students are reporting that high school is too easy. This paradox raises a question: If high school is too easy, shouldn’t that mean students have already demonstrated that they’re ready for the challenges of college? Most high schools today will look familiar even to folks like me who are losing (or just starting to lose) the battle with gray hair.

5 tips for nurturing a growth mindset

eSchool News

After 29 years in education, one thing remains the same: Every time I walk the halls during class in any school, I encounter what I call “the hallway kid.” This kid always manages to get out of class; whether he’s running an errand, going to the office, or heading to the restroom, this student finds a way to roam the halls. Stereotypes aside, good teachers do not fall prey to student labels.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life. This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). Just four years later, graduation rates have spiked 21.8%

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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.

Ideas to Match Kids Up with Stories They’ll Love

MiddleWeb

Could this be the year our students begin to discover their all-time favorite books? Jennifer Serravallo, literacy consultant and bestselling author of The Reading Strategies Book, shares 10 "back pocket" techniques that can help teachers match kids with great stories. Articles Reading book selection classroom library goal setting Jennifer Serravallo reading challenges reading strategies reading workshop social reading

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

The Hechinger Report

Photos of the class of 2018 are shown on May 15, 2018, on the Onalaska High School front office wall in Onalaska, Washington. Beneath each student’s name, the district prints the names of the colleges to which each student has been accepted. The vast majority of the school’s students — and in 2017, all of them — are accepted into at least one college. Photo: Kaitlin Gillespie for The Hechinger Report. ONALASKA, Wash.

A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes by Terry Heick When I was a kid, my dad taught me how to make paper airplanes. I remember two designs in particular–a sleek ‘jet’ plane and a more-square stunt plane. I liked the stunt plane but was fascinated with the power and design of the jet version. […]. The post A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes appeared first on TeachThought. Education Resources