169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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Many of these, educators would love to teach but “just don’t have time for “, even though they align well with broad goals of preparing students for college and career. These are game-based learning where students strive to type fast so they can beat an opponent.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

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Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders. Top 10 List for Using Social Media for School Leaders & Other Educators 1. Educate your entire school community and all stakeholders about what social media is, what its benefits are, and provide them ideas on how to best use it.

Social-Emotional Learning May Be a Limited Solution for Reforming School Discipline


In social-emotional learning, similar to other frameworks that exist within our educational space, we have to consider where it sits within the conversations on how we are fixing and addressing issues like discipline. What are the types of knowledge base in experiences that, let's say, a black boy's bringing into seeing that wallet on the floor versus a white boy? And what would be your response to DeVos's plans to possibly roll those guidelines back?

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

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Head of the Department of Informatics and Digital Education. I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. I am more than certain that it is worth trying to show the ‘bright’ aspect of technology, and to make devices useful in education.