Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

Discussing CoSN’s Five Critical Guidelines for Ensuring Data Privacy in Your Use of Technology, the speakers told attendees that when it comes to data privacy, the word “done” isn’t in their vocabulary. Five Critical Guidelines .

Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom


But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2. I created a Google Doc with the requirements and guidelines for the project.

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Gamify Your Writing Group


What do you get when you ask members of a Games Research Group to each commit to 30 minutes of scholarly writing a day? The ideas of daily writing goals and writing groups are not new. Ryan Cordell wrote about this two years ago , citing Wendy Laura Belcher’s book Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks , which most of our group members have used and found helpful in the past. Productivity gamification summer writing writing writing groups

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. Participants will review between one and four during the class (by themselves or in groups) and present their review to classmates in a weekly Google Hangout. Here are general guidelines: between 5-20 people per class (same low price–$750). Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Each $750 for up to 20 attendees.

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A secret Facebook group for encouraging teachers

The Cornerstone for Teachers

So obviously the group isn’t secret in the sense that no one knows about it. But there’s a setting for Facebook groups called “secret,” which means no one outside the group can read what’s posted there. And that means the Encouraging Teachers Facebook group is a private, closed space for sharing teaching ideas and collaborating. I closed the group to new members once we reached 9,000 to keep us from losing our community feel.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

teacher education Zoom meetings although they can be adapted for any age group and age level (3rd grade and up), and in training professionals. Whole Group Discussions. Whole group discussions should be just that – discussions. Questions about class content can be posed with student responses elicited through verbal responses and/or through the Zoom group chat. A favorite whole group activity I do is to have a group video viewing party.

Learning Revolution Shows Today and Tomorrow - Plus Global Book Group #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Guidelines for returning to school have been posted. Are special education students being considered in the return-to-school guidelines. Our first "Books Change Lives" reading group starts Monday, July 13th: Reading Globally, Thinking Reflectively, Acting Locally. starts a global reading group with weekly live Zoom meetings. Join the group HERE. Our Learning Revolution weekly shows continue today and tomorrow with four great episodes.

Defining knowledge and group processes

Connecting 2 the World

What process or processes does a distributed group in the workplace use to create shared meaning and understanding during collaborative writing projects? I also bring up the following issues: This brings up questions as to the role of “know-how” in the group collaborative process. If it is considered an individual attribute, can a group have “know-how”? In the second quarterly report, specific sections were assigned to specific group members.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

We started by developing guidelines "with" students and staff and offered related learning opportunities throughout the year. Fast forward to 2017 and the NYC DOE was honored as the Best in NYC for its innovative use of social media to engage citizens for the work happening via our #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook group and Twitter Chat moderated by tech teacher Eileen Lennon. Visit the article her e.

Get Started Right Now with Math Class Norms


She shares the norms, structures and routines she’ll implement starting day one, from establishing guidelines for group work to assuring academic safety. Classroom Goals Meaningful Math academic safety back to school effective facilitation Geoff Krall group work Michelle Russell Necessary Conditions norms quality tasks routines structures student attitudes student mindsets

Secular Group Advises Schools to Avoid Ark Amusement Park

K-12 Schools - Education News

Now a secular group has connected with hundreds of schools in the state to warn them not to take school-sanctioned field trips to the park, write Linda Blackford and Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader. However, Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt notified school districts and declared that no outside groups nor the Kentucky Department of Education may direct field trip selection. (Photo: Ark Encounter).

Georgia District Investigating Group Baptism on Football Field

K-12 Schools - Education News

The letter discussed a lawsuit filed against Emanuel County School District by the FFRF for similar events in which the group is seeking punitive and personal liability damages. The group asked the district to inform coaches and school staff “that they cannot participate in religious activities with students while acting in their official capacity.”. “It

Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research


Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project. Our Standards for the 21st Century Learner debuted in 2007, followed in 2009 by Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, what Marcia calls a cornerstone of many school librarians’ practice.

Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact


I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers. Be mindful of what the things you post on your profile say about you – not just words and photos, but groups you belong to, “fun” items posted to your profile, etc. Or put them in a very limited group in your profile.

The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

I know that when I'm in a group setting without technology, say a staff-meeting, a conference, or a lecture, I find myself doodling and making line drawings. Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! coloring crayons designs guidelines Henna jung makerspace mandalas Mehndi minecraft relaxation rules star wars stress zenThere's a NEW!

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National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Be sure to preview them to see if they suit your children or student group. The video’s only seven minutes long, easily shown to a group. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Within the principle of engagement there are three guidelines: 1) providing options for self-regulation, 2) providing options for sustaining effort and persistence, and 3) providing options for recruiting interest.

In This Pandemic, Are College Students ‘Reckless’ or ‘Vulnerable’?


The association’s new guidelines, titled “ Supporting Vulnerable Campus Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, ” are intended to be a “roadmap” for helping colleges achieve “educational and health equity,” he added.

A lesson plan like no other: Preparing schools during a pandemic

eSchool News

This group, consisting of teachers, parents, students, administrators, community leaders, coaches, medical officials, and staff are helping us plan how to provide the best education for our students in the middle of a pandemic.

5 ways to take STEM outside

eSchool News

Imagine a group of students gathering outside in a large grassy area. Planting flowers, bug hunting, and weather watching are all activities that can be done using social distancing guidelines and are acceptable during quarantine. The weather breaks. The sun is shining. Nature is in full bloom. Their teacher is giving directions and assigning students to teams.


5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. He travels across the country delivering keynotes, full-day workshops, and small group professional development to teachers and administrators.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Ability to organize (67%) – Permit teachers to organize videos into groups and store videos. Considering the insights identified in our whitepaper we recommend that teachers follow a guideline when using videos in their lesson planning: 1. Brainstorming additional activities leading up to the video or after the video such as a poll, quiz, summary, homework, or group activity.

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COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

Similarly, we’ve heard edtech developers explain their many challenges trying to differentiate their product from others on the market with no clear guidelines or third party indicators. At Digital Promise, we value educators’ work and expertise. Educators inspire us as they continue to serve students through online learning.

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We Run a Hybrid School. Here’s How We’re Adapting Our Schedule for the Times.


The past few months have shown us the true extent of the flexibility and resilience of our model as we plan for students to return after summer break, both virtually and eventually in small groups on campus, as well as design wraparound supports across a variety of formats.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

These groups may use the principles differently. Explore educator micro-credentials that meet these guidelines at [link] and [link]. This post first appeared in Getting Smart.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

spend more time working in small groups with students. Instead of designing academic tasks to be completed in each station, I designed creative tasks with very loose guidelines. One group composed and recorded a song while another station was focused on building a 3D art project. One group decided to write a proposal for a student designed Donors Choose project.

When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

A Principal's Reflections

A poll conducted by USA Today sheds some light on what essential stakeholder groups are thinking. It goes without saying that this is an extremely important group and should be emphasized. As more and more states and countries reopen their respective economies, schools will soon follow.

Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines. guided by collaborative grouping strategies. Collaborative Grouping Strategies. Use of collaborative grouping as a classroom management tool can help create a learning environment that is designed for ALL students to succeed. Get the UDL Guidelines. Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. checkout the UDL Guidelines Wheel.

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4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes


Feeling part of a group is an excellent motivator in language learning, so the integrated collaboration tools are great at engaging all students in informal discussions about language, culture, assignments, projects and portfolios etc. Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. Even more importantly, written messages exchanged in study groups are archived and can be accessed later as needed.

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Bring Your Textbook to Life! 18 Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

4 Teach chapters in groups. Divide students in small groups according to the number of readings and have each group be responsible each week for teaching aspects of that chapter to the class. Give guidelines, rubrics, checklists, and examples on what students need to complete their task. #5 Divide students in small groups according to the number of sectioned readings in the chapter.

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7 Tips on how to adapt teacher-student rapport while teaching online


How can we create that close connection between teachers and a group of students who learn online? During online lectures, you’re usually faced with a group and you can’t exactly establish contact with them, one by one. If some of your students use Internet Explorer and you’re sending screen recordings with instructions, you should use Internet Explorer for Mac , so you’ll make sure you’re making your guidelines specific.

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Tracking COVID Cases to Better Safeguard Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The CDC has also released specific guidelines to help guide the reopening of schools and the subsequent re-entry of students. To that end, it is critical that all groups have a seat at the table to add input and suggestions to any plan being developed. Safety is at the top of the minds of all educational stakeholders, especially teachers and parents. News outlets are flooding all channels with advice on what schools should and should not do.

New York Teachers File Lawsuit for the Right to Work Remotely as Schools Plan to Reopen


In that scenario, teams of teachers will work with individual groups of students. Teachers who do not qualify from a specific set guidelines of medical accommodations—if they do not fall under any of those categories, the only option they have is to take an unpaid leave,” Howrilka says. “We

Online research program offers first ever covid-19 independent study

eSchool News

The open program allows any student who forms a study group of five to ten people – along with a school advisor or teacher who will monitor progress – to register as a team. Students can access teaching recordings, study materials, independent study guidelines, and have “office hours” with Pioneer Academics’ alumni.

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Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

In a survey of 515 school and district leaders responsible for making edtech adoption decisions, one Symposium working group found that 11 percent of decision-makers demand peer-reviewed research, 41 percent strongly consider research, and the other half either pay lip service to the importance of research or admit that research plays no role in their decision-making. View the working group reports , presenter slides , and a list of participants.

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