Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap!

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling

ProfHacker

Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch.

To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise

MindShift

He still struggles with depression and social anxiety, but says exercising helps him — especially when it’s with his teammates. ” Now, this study only shows an association between group exercise and improved mental health, and can’t prove that the one causes the other.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Educators Parents ResourcesDo you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […].

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week. Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. Higher Education.

Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Neo LMS

For educators and parents of students, understanding how working memory helps students, and how it can be improved can be incredibly helpful in assisting students to get the most out of their education. Working memory exercises for students.

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise.

Leadership Lounge

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise. The North Dakota University System recently participated in a pilot tabletop exercise with the department of Homeland Security and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. The focus was cybersecurity threats to higher education. Professor Eric Roberts of Stanford Universtiy told CDE that, "The most critical challenge facing computer science education today is a “capacity crisis.”

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

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Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If The problem is, many of us educators know "getting higher test scores" is a superficial goal.

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The colours are to document my ability to do 4 different things daily: Exercise (a minimum of 20 min. learning metaphor pairadimes purpose, meaning David Foster Wallace David Truss Exercise fasting goals meditation mindfulness

Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary.

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

I am visiting a district in Pennsylvania soon, and as a “Twitter Challenge” before I join them, educators were encouraged to send some questions to me ahead of time. After exercise people pick up new vocabulary words 20% faster.

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

Fractus Learning

Books Educators Parents Preschool Toys and Play exercise interview mindfulness yogaThe following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children.

GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

GoNoodle is the super popular app that educators everywhere are using to help give students much needed "brain breaks" during classroom time. brain break exerciseGoNoodle Kids is the free iOS app for students to use GoNoodle at home.

GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

GoNoodle is the super popular app that educators everywhere are using to help give students much needed "brain breaks" during classroom time. brain break exerciseGoNoodle Kids is the free iOS app for students to use GoNoodle at home.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

“Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

Sustainable Self-Care for Funny Educator People

MiddleWeb

Rather than mediation and exercise, Rita Platt finds what works for her is getting a daily dose of "gut-busting laughter." How do teachers recharge regularly? And guess what? Laughing as self-care is a scientifically proven strategy! She offers laugh inducing resources.

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

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Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

We start by appreciating how stress is a cause, a result or both for the most insidious problems in education including: Obesity. Our action gives us temporary relief but sustains the problem long-term. i.e. I feel lonely so do some exercise.

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork

MiddleWeb

Ron Nash's 2nd edition of "From Seatwork to Feetwork" explains how teachers can let go of traditional teaching methods and shift to student-directed classrooms, says educator and writer Mary Langer Thompson. Learning needs to become active and stay that way.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press). This is the ninth year that I’ve reviewed the stories we’re being told about education technology. But American education largely hasn’t.

Discovery Education STEMinar – October 2016

Discovery Education

The American Heart Association and the National Football League are working with Discovery Education to bring the NFL Play60 Challenge to life using new interactive lesson plans and physical activity breaks. EA SPORTS Madden NFL Education Featured General News STEM STEM Resources STEMinars

Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I discussed why law schools need to respond to the changing marketplace for legal services and legal education. In thinking about how best to prepare for that changing world, law schools need to consider how competency-based educational models can be employed to advance educational objectives for students seeking to enter the market for legal services. One way to do this is to think about legal education from a blank slate.

Students Over Profit: The Entrepreneurial Approach To Education

EdNews Daily

Consumers desire and seek out such businesses, so why wouldn’t an educational institution offer the same for today’s students? In the midst of affordable educational solutions, they also desire flexibility and increased technological application.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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A Digital Promise for Professional Development in Adult Education

Digital Promise

Just over a decade ago, June Rall, Director of the Institute for Professional Development of Adult Educators (IPDAE), was working as an executive in a major U.S. A friend of mine told me about an Adult Education program at Indian River State College (IRSC).

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Although we’ve made progress, inequities with regard to education opportunities remain a pressing issue. However, in other scenarios, students are engaged with lower-level uses of technology such as test preparation, reading static online content, and seemingly endless drill and practice exercises.

How Math Education Can Catch Up to the 21st Century

Digital Promise

Through a series of satirical lectures, Pediwell (or the actual author, education professor Harold R. In math education, the problem is not quite so dire – but it’s time to start breaking a few of our own traditions. As education researchers, we see two different ways that educators can build alternative mathematics courses. However, some educators are now concerned about students who may have other career goals or interests.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

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Hacking the Education Narrative with Dungeons & Dragons

MindShift

And, perhaps most remarkably, the fear that immersive role-play might damage vulnerable adolescents has been replaced with the radical notion that D&D might actually be saving lives and, according to educator and filmmaker Maria Laura Ruggiero, even the world.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

SAN FRANCISCO — Kimberley Rose knew that breathing exercises could help kids calm down. Yet she never would have incorporated them into her classroom if she hadn’t experienced the power of these exercises herself. Rose picked up a couple of breathing strategies as a student in Breathe for Change, a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher certification program for educators. Breathe for Change was founded by former Pre-K teacher Ilana Nankin to improve the well-being of educators.

Alternative Classroom Seating Helps Students Concentrate

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Kokomo Tribune reports that Maconaquah School Corporation is using grant money to purchase exercise balls to replace traditional desk chairs in a Pipe Creek Elementary School kindergarten classroom. K-12 Schools exercise physical fitness

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

iterating toward openness

There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. If I could shout something from the rooftops, perhaps it would be this: edtech doesn’t have to be this way – there are other ways to imagine the use of technology in education.

Art-Infused Education Empowers Educators and Schools

edWeb.net

This January, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) produced an insightful report based on the results of its Turnaround Arts initiative, a program that seeks to reform schools by implementing art-infused education.