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Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

Ditch That Textbook

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it because it’s important. You hand those papers back to the students, and where do they end up? Yep, the trash. (Even if you make them keep that homework in a […].

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? The Future Ready Frame work , a dynamic, research-based support for school leaders, created by Future Ready Schools? (FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

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Personalize with Purpose: Meeting Learners Where They Are

Digital Promise

“We cannot teach students well if we do not know them well. At its heart, personalized learning requires profound shifts in our thinking about education and schooling.” 1. Personalized learning is not a new concept. Great teachers have always sought ways to support each student and the above quote from 1999 by Theodore Sizer, former University Professor Emeritus at Brown University and Chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools, holds true today.

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Take the Manage Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or coach teachers implementing blended learning, I get a lot of questions about classroom management. I’ve never liked the idea that as teachers it is our job to “manage” students, but it wasn’t until I was reading research about human motivation for my doctoral program that I understood why I was feeling such a knee-jerk reaction when I heard the phrase “classroom management.” On some primal level, I know that I don̵

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done. The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. These always leave me invigorated and remind me why I became a teacher many years ago.

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How to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ tech to look inside the human body!

EdTech4Beginners

Our new class topic is called ‘iDoctor’ – in a nutshell: human biology with a STEAM focus. I decided to ask the children to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ technology to look inside the human body! How do you do it? First, get to grips with using ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ – it’s really easy. …the only difference is that, in this lesson, the background isn’t the ‘Green Screen’ – the

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What Every City Can Learn From Pittsburgh’s Pioneering K-12-Research Partnerships

Edsurge

The greater Pittsburgh Region is bustling with innovation and houses big-name companies, such as Google, Uber, UPMC and PNC. It is no secret why Pittsburgh attracts such a variety of industry titans: Education. The region is home to world-class university research centers, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, which help cultivate a spirit of innovation.

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A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, a conversation flared up on Twitter. (That last sentence has become the new “a guy walks into the bar …” for online education activists, but more soon, maybe.) Mind you, at the end of 2017, I set a goal to minimize how many arguments I’d get into on Twitter in 2018, but I must have missed the fine print when I signed on that platform because I failed hard.

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100 Years of “New Technologies”: Teaching a Foreign Language with Technology from 1918 to 2018

EmergingEdTech

Image Source In 1918, Yale professor Charles C. Clarke described the phonograph (later known as the gramophone and, since the 1940s, as the record player) as a “talking machine… not worth the trouble. [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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10 of The Best Educational Apps for Learning Grammar

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning grammar can be more fun for students if it is taught through the use of interactive games and activities that both entertain and challenge students linguistic skills. Below are some popular.read more.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

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Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

Domonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — If Domonique Crosby has her way, she will graduate from high school this spring at age 20. To her, earning her diploma, even two years late, feels like something of a miracle. Held back in the fourth grade, Crosby was 16 years old when she entered George Washington Carver High School in New Orleans.

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Meet the New 2018-2019 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

This year, Digital Promise is excited to announce 12 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders. Across 102 districts and 33 states, administrators and educators are testing new programs, technologies, and strategies in an effort to provide equitable and excellent education for all students.

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Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency. Ultimately, the goal of blended learning is to combine online and offline work to give students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Great Leaders Surround Themselves With Smart People

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is a team sport. It is not about what one person does, but instead the cumulative actions of everyone in an organization. Sure, a leader has to make some pretty important decisions at times that might require bypassing consensus or collaboration, but those are few and far between when you look at the big picture. Success requires broad embracement of ideas where people are motivated to change because they want to, not necessarily because they are forced to.

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4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Sometimes it takes a coach to encourage you and push you to the next level. I would love to be your coach for 5 weeks this winter! Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. Each course is 5 weeks long and will be facilitated through Google Classroom.

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. There are also a lot of predictions about improving safety and security.

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What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

Edsurge

What can you learn from some of the games the government has going on?For starters: Algebra, history, chemistry, English and yes, even civics and how to brush your teeth. Monday was the fifth annual ED Games Expo, held at the the famed Washington performance hall, the John F. Kennedy Center. Some 120 games, created by 80 game developers who have received support for their work from the federal government, were on hand to show off their latest creations.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD We love and encourage collaborative work between students (and teachers) and this is a staple in project-based learning to be sure. it can be a powerful tool to build capacity and skills in a number of ways but […]. The post 3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable appeared first on TeachThought.

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We Can Do Lots More for Students with Dyslexia

MiddleWeb

Former special education teacher Cheryl Mizerny says the same techniques used to help kids with dyslexia succeed can benefit all students in the core subjects. Now an ELA educator, she highlights useful tools, instructional techniques, assessments, and SEL strategies.

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11 Great Kids Safe Search Engines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 9, 2018 One of our priorities as teachers, educators and parents is to ensure that our students and kids use the internet in appropriate, safe and secure ways. Digital literacy and digital.read more.

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The “secret menu” for Google Slides, Docs, Drawings and more

Ditch That Textbook

I had heard a TON about In-N-Out Burger. Heard that the food was amazing. Heard that it was an experience I should try. While on vacation in California with my family recently, we made a stop at an In-N-Out Burger. It did not disappoint. Our burgers were tasty. The tiny menu surprised me but made […].

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

The Hechinger Report

Aboubacar Konate graduated second in his class from high school, took Advanced Placement classes, speaks four languages and played three sports. “College was my dream and my goal,” he says. But private colleges offered the aspiring engineer little financial aid, so he went to a public university and now works as an engineer in Boston. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

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'It's Like Amazon, But for Preschool'

Hack Education

A year ago, the richest man in the world asked Twitter for suggestions on how he should most efficiently and charitably spend his wealth. And today, Jeff Bezos unveiled a few details about his plans – other than funding space travel , that is. His new philanthropic effort, The Day 1 Fund , will finance two initiatives: the Families Fund will work with existing organizations to address homelessness and hunger; and the Academies fund “will launch an operate a network of high-quality, f

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Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

Every time I lead a blended learning workshop, teachers ask me the same question. “How do you deal with students who are off task or distracting other students?” This is a hard question to answer. Classroom management isn’t something I have struggled with. That’s not to say that I haven’t had challenging students throughout my 16 years in the classroom, but their behavior is never an ongoing issue or distraction.

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It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Classwork Comes to Google Classroom Rolling out over the next few weeks are new features to Google Classroom with a brand new design. The Stream is no longer where the action is, the new Classwork page is. Read the Google for Education blog for more information on this. If you want practice with the new Google […]. The post It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides! Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas! This is the third installment of magnetic poetry templates that I have shared. The first one was Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings.

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6 reasons young children should learn engineering

eSchool News

Even with the Next Generation Science Standard’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. But younger children can learn and benefit from modified lessons. Nia Keith, director of professional development for EiE, Museum of Science, Boston, gave attendees insights into engineering in early education in the edWebinar, “ STEM in Early Education: Empowering Problem-Solving.”.

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Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

Edsurge

The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet. That’s a surprising turn in the long-time arc of academic population growth. If online weren’t in the picture, on-campus enrollments, as reported in the most recent U.S.

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100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post was first published in 2013 and updated in December of 2018 Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backward-design and power standards, they are likely the […].

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.