How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Empower Girls Through Art, Activism and Female Friendship

Edsurge

“She goes to school, feels uncertain about who she is, tryin’ to hide behind the curtain so she lashes out, out of fear of bein’ known, inside and out.” These vulnerable lines open the music video “ Jagged ,” an award-winning film written, directed and starred in by elementary school students at Rocketship schools in California. Academic and social-emotional success through QueenHype Program The call to empower I learned the value of education early on.

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How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve always thought it would be really cool to get a group of master teachers together to hash out some of their toughest challenges and share what’s working. More specifically, how to reduce the amount of time you spend grading papers. Can any of you speak to that?

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Embed YouTube or Vimeo videos, upload images for your students to discuss, feature a file or a weblink. Flipgrid makes for an excellent addition to the portfolio.

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.

The importance of difficult conversations in U.S. classrooms: Teaching about the migrant crisis

The Hechinger Report

Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham compared them to “summer camps.”. The left and the right are wildly divided on how to think about the separation of children from parents in the current migrant crisis at America’s southern border. There are ways to do better. Jennifer Rich.

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

Edsurge

What does it mean to be a good citizen? You can use the internet to donate to charity, stay informed about current events and keep in touch with old friends. All of this amounts to what is essentially a new frontier in society, and it’s often called “digital citizenship.”

The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. Recently, I made my way to New Milford High School in Bergen County, NJ.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

Audrianna Lesieur, age 11, smiles after demonstrating the strength of “Confidence” with encouragement from classmate William Maestas as her teacher Val Seamons moves on to assist Billy Sabo at Lake Canyon Elementary School. in English language arts and from 25 to 35.9

Why a High-Achieving District Keeps Tinkering With a School Model That Already Works

Edsurge

During the last few years, we’ve been recognized for outstanding performance in everything from academics to the arts to our athletics program. Four of our seven elementary schools are ranked in the top 20 schools in Pennsylvania, and our high school forensics team is recognized as one of the best teams in the nation. If the district’s goal was to be high achieving, then what was the point of tinkering with a formula that was working?

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.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the.

3 things teachers focus on in high poverty classrooms that get real results

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Today I’ve invited two current teachers onto my Truth for Teachers podcast to talk about what they’re doing with their students. When I went back through the recording to edit it down, I realized that 90% of it was just too good to cut.

7 Steps to Stronger Student Collaborators in Your Classroom

EdTechTeam

Everybody wants to collaborate: songwriters, businesses, school districts, teachers, and now students. According to P21.org , “The ability to work in teams is one of the most sought-after skills among new hires, yet research suggests that students may not be graduating with the level of skills needed to succeed on the job.”. After a while, I started to wonder whether all the work to set up collaboration was really that important. How Can We Fail Forward?

California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law

The Hechinger Report

Derrick Fields, 9, works on his assignment during a Spanish-language history lesson at Sherman Elementary School in San Diego, California. Last spring, Derrick Fields, 9, sat in his social studies classroom at Sherman Elementary School, learning about the creation of the telegraph.

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time

The Hechinger Report

Rinata Williams was an “extraordinary” student, who always wanted to go to college. She watched from the backseat in August 2012 as the city gave way to the causeway, miles and miles of concrete bridge she hoped would ferry her to the future she’d been promised.

Distinctly Equitable: How This Chicago School Makes Competency-Based Learning Work

Edsurge

Does competency-based education hold the key to providing an equitable learning opportunity to every student? Allowing students to move on when they’re ready—or revisit something when they need support—is giving everyone a fair chance at being successful.”. In this model, students learn at their level and move on to concepts when they have demonstrated mastery. We realized we needed to move from having students as passive learners to active drivers of their learning.

Bilingual battle brewing in California…again

The Hechinger Report

Derrick Fields, 9, works on his assignment during a Spanish-language history lesson at Sherman Elementary School in San Diego, California. Last spring, Derrick Fields, 9, sat in his social studies classroom at Sherman Elementary School, learning about the creation of the telegraph.

Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. hope you''ll stay to share your thoughts. Participants will learn how to use Audacity, to record, import and edit sound including filtering and export a sound file in different formats for classroom and web use. Simple sound effects through to complex soundscapes can be created using audacity.

Week of April 11, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. EFACILITATE: HOW DO YOU TEACH OTHERS TO EFACILITATE? There are quite a number of ways in which you can learn to be an online facilitator. How did you learn? What would you share with teachers who are new to the role of e-facilitator? How would you support Let''s explore the strategies, best practice and courses available for learning about efacilitation.

Week of March 6, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. LEARN TO BE AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Sun 6 Mar 07:00PM New York / Mon 7 Mar 12:00AM GMT / Mon 7 Mar 11:00AM Sydney Maria Droujkova. Learn To Be offers free tutoring online to economically disadvantaged students. Find out how Challenge Based Learning was used with Primary and Middle Years students, by someone who has actually taught it.

Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Our first dream is to develop a virtual body/atlas with which you could explore, research with and share the results. A way to do science online and remove the ethical, financial and other constraints and just get back to researching ideas, gathering results and sharing them. More information about Learn To Be is available at [link] [link

Week of November 8, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don''t have time to keep up with everything? No homework, no assignments, no cost—just an hour online, once a month to listen, share and discuss technology tools for your classroom, websites and more. We look forward to an exciting and interesting conversation!