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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. While student familiarity with this tool has improved, one thing that never varies is the myths surrounding teaching with it.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Oh, the dreaded question… “What other content do you cover?” asks the district curriculum director, or even worse, “Do you cover all of _ ?” Fill in the blank with a huge quantity of content, like all of K-5 math.). Coverage!?!

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5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:01. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families.

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TED-Ed as a Teaching Tool

Kajeet

Sometimes teachers need additional tools in the classroom. Something to elevate the conversation among students, to spark a new perspective on the world, or to enhance the real-world importance of a particular lesson plan. Digital Learning Tools and Tips MDM Chromebooks

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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.

Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?,” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction.

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5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Education can seem like a balancing act between what we as adults feel is essential and what interests our learners. The struggle is real as the former is sometimes emphasized as a result of a school or district’s focus.

My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Brooke Markle on episode 468 of the 10-Minute Teacher Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice.

Remembering Ned Kirsch

Digital Promise

We are devastated to share the news that our dear friend Ned Kirsch, superintendent of Franklin West Supervisory Union, has passed away suddenly.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

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.

2 questions about cheating, copying, and student ‘integrity’

Dangerously Irrelevant

We’re so quick to bemoan the lack of ethics in our students. They cheat. They copy. They take shortcuts on the work.

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

Michele Haiken on Episode 470 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more!

Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units

Catlin Tucker

In a Twitter chat this month, I mentioned student-designed units. Several curious teachers asked for details, so here goes! My favorite unit each year is the unit my students’ design. We spend the entire year building up to it.

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Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied in higher education.

The ability to say no

Dangerously Irrelevant

Mike Crowley had a wonderful blog post the other day about the need for self-care and giving educators permission to say ‘no’ instead of jeopardizing their professional efficacy or mental health.

Columbine’s Frank DeAngelis – The Story of Columbine’s Heart, Resilience, and Recovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank DeAngelis in episode 466 of the 10-Minute Teacher Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine high school in 1999 and remained the principal until 2015 when all of the students who were in PreK at the time of the shooting graduated.

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

A Deepish-Dive Into an NGSS-Aligned, Elementary School Lesson Roadmap

The Journal

What does Next-Generation Science Standards’ "three-dimensional science learning" look like in the classroom?

On Your Feet Guide to The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers plan on the go! As much as I enjoy reading books that help me to push my practice forward, I appreciate having quick and easy resources I can reference in the classroom.

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Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in Episode 469 of the 10-Minute Teacher Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you’re struggling with student engagement, this is for you. Listen to Noa Daniel Talk about Unconventional PBL Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Noa Daniel’s Bio as Submitted Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger.

What if teachers could no longer give B-minuses?

The Christensen Institute

In her bestselling book The Gift of Failure , Jessica Lahey tells the story of talking to parents who were unhappy because their child had received a B-minus. The story hits home, as Lahey explores the perils of not letting children fail because it robs them of opportunities to learn and develop.

35 creative Google Drawings activities for classes

Ditch That Textbook

If you are looking for a tool that can be integrated into any content area and at any grade level then you have hit paydirt. Google Drawings is like a big digital sheet of paper. You can add text, images, shapes, and lines. The simplicity of it makes Google Drawings easy to use for students of […].

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Flexible Content & Tools: Part 2 - An Interview With an Instructional Coach at KIPP

Education Elements

Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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169 Tech Tip #7 Transparent Backgrounds

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.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Inyenyeri

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. Globally, almost three billion people depend on traditional biomass for cooking, a number that is expected to remain unchanged by 2030.

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:35. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. .

How Do You Maintain Balance?

Tom Murray

Jessica Cabeen joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. I’ll start by saying I feel like a complete hypocrite writing this blog post as balance in life is something with which I struggle. There. I said it. I struggle to maintain a proper balance in life.

Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hello! Ask a Tech Teacher is a group of tech ed professionals who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom.

Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

The Christensen Institute

“About 85 percent of education technology is poorly chosen or used,” said Bart Epstein, Jefferson Education Exchange president, in a recent article.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. The prevalence of esports in schools is likewise rapidly expanding.

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Language Should Never Be A Barrier

The Web20Classroom

I recently returned from a trip to Paris, France where I attended a gathering with over 250 educators from across the world. In their respective countries, these educators were the best of the best; innovative, creative and focused on creating student-centered learning for everyone.

Kindergartners need Technology too!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hi all! I’m off to visit good efriend Norah Colvin over at ReadiLearn to discuss how important technology is even for kindergartners. If you’ve ever wondered about that, come check out my short article on this subject. And leave comments so we can chat!

Innovators Worth Watching: Hennepin Health ACO

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. As U.S.