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How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Resources to Learn More.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school. Work directly with small groups of students.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. To accomplish this I had to quickly familiarize myself with some new tools.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon.

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GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are. Tips: Want to create your own GeoGuessr challenges?

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone Blog

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? Time to review circuits and switches.

SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

** This is not a sponsored post, I’m just super excited about this product and can’t wait to see what our students do with it! What makes those blocks and numbers super amazing: each block size corresponds to the number that it represents. (1 These are going to be popular!

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

Ron Smith (left), a middle school network superintendent in Oakland, speaks to Jaime Aquino of New Leaders during a “learning walk” at a local middle school. one superintendent asked a group. But they didn’t really have the technical language to express it.”.

Virtual Escape Room

iLearn Technology

Year after year I continue to be inspired, excited, and made to think by my edublog alliance PLN! These are my go to blogs before all others! These real-life rooms are not only fun, they are a great way for students to think critically and problem solve together.

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

They can also use the app to record observations, organize data, and add observational notes. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion. The activities included encourage students to explore the world as scientists and makers.

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

I would love to see a school who actually implemented _, instead of just talking about it.” I would be energized by discussions with colleagues at conferences and then again each week during Twitter chats; I was inspired to do something better, but unsure of where to start.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Flash & Thunder- Part graphic novel, part game, all fun and learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: INVICTA Challenge combines technology (in the form of an action-packed video game), a graphic novel, maps, an operation packet and an action figure that inspires kids to read and problem solve. This challenge would be an excellent addition to your classroom library.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills.

How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health

Edsurge

Through each heartbreaking loss, administrators and staff worked to find lifesaving mental health supports and strategies for the 30,0000 students in Kansas' second largest district. “We EdSurge: How does SEL fit into your efforts to support students’ mental health?

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Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve long been intrigued by the physical keyboards teachers and homeschoolers use to introduce keyboarding to the youngest typists. Students are digital natives, but as of yet, no child comes to class naturally able to navigate the QWERTY keyboard.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.” Even better, it was Ayanna who had programmed Cozmo to say it. It’s one of several initiatives that promise to make AI as common in the classroom as it’s becoming in our lives. elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. But that’s starting to change.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. At Edmentum , it’s our goal to put educators first in everything we do. One of the ways we do this is by working hard to make teachers' lives easier during the busiest times of the academic year. We believe that when test day rolls around, students’ scores should reflect their content knowledge—not their ability to decode the test itself.

OPINION: College or technical ed? Here’s why students need both

The Hechinger Report

. It’s a powerful advantage for young people: Career and technical education (CTE) prepares graduates with skills to enter the workforce directly after high school. million students participated in secondary-level CTE nationwide in 2016-17, and more than 61,000 of them were in Massachusetts.

If You Build It, They Will Make

EdTechTeam

Our elementary computer lab could qualify for an entry on the show Hoarders. To this we’ve added donations of cardboard tubes of all sizes, from the mundane toilet paper tube to an enormous fabric bolt tube. Add to this purchased legos, Dash robots, and BeeBots.

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

Digital Promise

There isn’t just one way to sound like a scientist, or to sound like a scholar. No student (or teacher) leaves their language patterns at the door when they enter a classroom – even classes like math and science, where language is often seen as secondary. For the past decade, as professors who study the role of language and culture in education, we’ve been working to help educators understand these dynamics across all subject areas.

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What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? Action-based learning is a brain-based learning theory, which focuses on the structure and workings of the brain in regards to learning. Why think if you don’t have to?

Fighting Teacher Stress

The Hechinger Report

I said, ‘OK, I’ll try it, but it’s not going to work,’ ” recalled Lopes, who teaches at the William D’Abate Elementary School. Stress is linked to many physical ailments, including migraines, asthma, and heart disease. I don’t want to leave teaching.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. News , and is singled out for its high reading and math achievement, as well as its relatively narrow equity gaps among different ethnic and socioeconomic groups in academic performance. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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What Does it Mean to Build a School?

Edsurge

and next to him, the new principal of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School. Children are the reason we want to build a just society, an equitable society, an embracing culture. Then I paused, and assured them that, “I’m not naive, I’ve been a New York City Police Officer, I’ve seen a world of violence, and,” in a nod to the fire expert who sat across the table from me, “I went to a huge high school that burned to the ground.” “But

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Used to live in Kigoma, Tanzania. to move to the U.S. Learned enough English to transition into regular classes in 8th grade, finished all high school coursework by 11th grade, now taking 5 AP classes as a senior. Breakout group questions.

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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

Teachers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, use a curriculum that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities. “It was really looking yourself in the mirror and saying, ‘Which four in 10 students don’t deserve to learn to read?'”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

But I did decide to reclaim some 15,000 tweets and 5,000 favorites accumulated over 9 years and take them offline. Maybe you can put the server space to better use? You know how to reach me if you want to talk… Note to self: When deleting tweets in bulk, remember not to delete my keybase proof. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). So there is no increase in cost to taxpayers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

But I did decide to reclaim some 15,000 tweets and 5,000 favorites accumulated over 9 years and take them offline. Maybe you can put the server space to better use? You know how to reach me if you want to talk… Note to self: When deleting tweets in bulk, remember not to delete my keybase proof. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). So there is no increase in cost to taxpayers.

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Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Persons who are interested in identifying what is new or innovative nationally in K-12 education, and in determining how those innovations can be successfully evaluated, scaled, and disseminated.” Finally, the department updated the group on Title IV. Staffers from the U.S.

How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

MindShift

30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. Students, teachers, and staff arrived at the Galt, California, school wearing white shirts and before long were sent to stand by one of six large cardboard boxes. As music played, the boxes were ripped open to reveal matching T-shirts.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Technically, if one trusts the etymology, the best way for a teacher to confer with other educators would be an educator conference. Unfortunately, it’s often obligatory to passively listen to speeches and then “talk to someone next to you” about a prescribed topic.

The Power of Positive Climate and Culture

EdTechTeam

As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. One pattern that I have noticed is that a teacher, no matter how strong they are, hits a wall when it comes to progressing to the next level.

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Edsurge

Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears silence women of color)? Why do some leaders feel uncomfortable and reluctant to get feedback on how their actions and behaviors are perceived? If these sound like familiar reactions—or how you respond yourself—to conversations around race, you’re not alone. To begin, can you give us a basic definition of what white fragility is? What would you say to them?

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Communications Tips for School Leaders

Edsurge

There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. Here's where to start: Plan first, then worry about tactics. It is really easy to come up with a list of great tweets. Harder is developing clear goals for communications, determining key messages and audiences and developing a comprehensive approach to communications.