How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The way these engineers code today is different than how they coded ten years ago and will be different ten years from now.

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully.

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Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. Each section prompts students to examine the characters, themes, and language of their texts.

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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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school. Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting.

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Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. Below are some of the most common comments I hear and my responses to teachers struggling to conceptualize how to use this model with their students. #1

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8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better.

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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?

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.

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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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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.

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How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers

Edsurge

My goal is to make information useful, usable and used. Research shows that good teachers are the most important ingredient that schools can provide to help students succeed. That’s something that has to change. In fiscal 2019, our agency is slated to spend more than $400 million on research in education. For years, I have been concerned with the “last mile” problem—how to get information into the hands of the people who need it the most.

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How to thrive as an introverted teacher

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Betsy Potash of Spark Creativity and I talk about how to make teaching more enjoyable for introverted teachers. Click play to listen, or subscribe to Truth for Teachers in your podcast app! ?. Just wonderful things to be doing.

The Awesome @Remind101 just Got Easier for Parents and Students with Join Pages!

Kleinspiration

Then, they can invite others to join their class. Others can''t reply, so teachers aren''t overwhelmed with messages to reply to. Simply click here to set up for quick, free account. Step 2 : Invite Others to Join Your Class I invite my student''s parents to join.

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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.

Creatively Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Fractus Learning

As a college English teacher, my proposed plan is as far out of my comfort zone as I can get, namely to introduce coding into all Year Six classrooms in our contributing CoL. Swift Playgrounds is an app that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code.

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.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. We all want our students to write more.

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How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed

MindShift

Excerpted from “ The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students ,” by Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, with permission from the authors. Having the confidence to speak in front of others is challenging for most people.

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.”.

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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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?

Peer Instruction with a Twist of Innovation and a Social Studies Teacher

Turn to Your Neighbor

In our first post of 2014, Peer Instruction Network member, Mr. George Phillip, describes how he moved from a thoughtful teacher to someone who is innovating in his social studies classroom with Flipped Teaching and Peer Instruction. How did I come about teaching using Peer Instruction? This old style of teaching is an epidemic that continues to lurk in our school systems. Teachers are required to teach a certain amount of curriculum before the standardized test.

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How to Monetize Your Education Technology Product (Hint: Positioning Is Paramount)

Edsurge

Lately I’ve seen quite a few edtech companies that hope to graduate from offering a free product to actually monetizing it. Perhaps that’s a sign of their business’ growing maturity, or maybe it’s because in today’s tighter investment climate, their investors are urgently demanding to know how they will make money. How do your customers see you? If you’re building a curriculum solution or a technology platform for districts, then you will have to sell top down.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Modernizing student evaluation in 3 steps

eSchool News

The Algoma District School Board (ADSB), located in Ontario, Canada, serves a diverse group of 9,400 students across 39 elementary and 10 secondary schools. Related content: How we built an immersive learning environment.

10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. 2) Switch up your groups! This goes for secondary students too!

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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.

Make Your “Summer Resolutions” a Reality This School Year

Catlin Tucker

As another school year approaches, teachers are scrambling to set up classrooms, make photocopies of syllabi, attend mandatory meetings, and prepare their curriculum. Amid the back-to-school frenzy, it is easy to focus on the minutia and lose sight of our “summer resolutions.”

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. Or watched a how-to video. Lecturing to students seated in rows of desks was for decades the method of choice. Their job was to transmit that knowledge. The instructor’s role is to facilitate that journey.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. In fact, even in popular kids or teen TV shows, the group project is used as a catalyst for interaction between characters. Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. The popular kid has to work with the new kid.

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How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

Ask a Tech Teacher

If that isn’t sufficient, students use affixes — prefixes, suffixes, and roots — to decode meaning. Somewhat like Concept Circles , the Frayer Model uses a graphical organizer that asks students to describe words by much more than a memorized definition.

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The Resurgence of 3D Printers in Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Once a novelty in many classrooms and makerspaces, 3D printers are again flourishing as valuable classroom tools thanks to advanced technology , lower costs and more products and services geared toward K–12 education. . How Teachers and Students Use 3D Printing in Today’s Classrooms.

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