7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance


More and more schools strive to move away from standardized educational models in favor of student-centered approaches. It is no secret that teachers also need better ways to evaluate student learning, including qualitative assessment methods. 7 digital portfolio guidelines.

5 ways technology can help schools meet CDC guidelines this fall

eSchool News

Administrators across the country are preparing schools to reopen this fall, and they have a lot to consider in the wake of COVID-19. In order to best protect both students and staff, the CDC has presented a list of guidelines for schools to open safely and effectively.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? A parent-teacher conference gives you a chance to discuss a student’s progress in-depth with families.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter


Even within the higher ed Twitter bubble, there have recently been plenty of recent high-profile examples, mostly of members of marginalized communities being attacked online in tones ranging from frenzied to pure mob. (I’m

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. Encourage your students to create Toyota Dream Car artworks today.

Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies


October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country. According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5]

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. While schools can sponsor month-long events, the most popular is to wear orange on October 19th, designated Unity Day.

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How to Create a Vision

Education Elements

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Vision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence.

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How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

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How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. While the subject material itself remains consistent, the way you teach it to students may vary depending on their needs.[7].

How to succeed with online PD for teachers


How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. Provide opportunities to practice.

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How to create accessible e-learning design


The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. How to create accessible e-learning design. All students should be able to access it easily.

Simple Guidelines for Speaking at Conferences


Academics ought to be great at public speaking, or at the very least pretty comfortable with it, but it doesn’t often seem that way. what volume to speak at (pretty loud! and how to wrap up (try having a conclusion!),

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening


11] If you don’t currently teach your students specifically how to listen, it may be time to add activities to your curriculum that strengthen this skill. Before diving into why it’s important to teach effective listening skills, let’s go over what exactly that looks like.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, it’s illegal to do this. BUT a single copy may be used for scholarly research (even if that’s a 2nd grade life cycle report) or in teaching or preparation to teach a class.” One out of three high school students admitted that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment. This article deals with commonly-accepted international guidelines and specific rules aligned with the laws of the United States. How do you know if you plagiarized?

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Additionally, Chad talks about how he orients students to the maker space and the biggest problems he’s had with it (and how he’s solving them.)

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology? K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The key is to prepare them. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:36.

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How To Get Started Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. I have completed Florida’s requirements for ESOL in order to continue to be a highly qualified teacher. I was looking to work with children part-time. Click to tweet.

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5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website. Here are some tools that I recommend to help figure out why your website is crashing or just to double check to make sure it is configured properly.

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How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Sit tight: Science suggests the secret to boosting brain power might be to keep kids moving. Regretfully, as these links between learning and moving continue to accumulate from scientific periodicals, many classrooms have remained relatively sedentary throughout the decades.

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College Leaders Must Explain Why—Not Just How—to Return to Campus


I even went so far as to analyze the committees tasked with developing plans to see who is on them and—more importantly—who is missing. The answer I would like to see from college leaders is that we have a duty more profound than institutional budgets or student preferences.

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How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Use a voice that is appropriate to the purpose, task, and audience.

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6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)


So how can we recognize the pearls, and avoid the sharks? With a typical search engine, it’s easy to find a long list of resources for any topic we can think of. From K-12 to higher education, content ranges in depth and is available for everyone.

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How To Develop Healthy Relationships With Your Students

EdNews Daily

Here are a few ways to make sure you can build relationships with your students built on a foundation of trust, meaning, kindness, and respect. Healthy relationships require boundaries, and this is especially true when it comes to teacher-student relationships. . Click to tweet.

Handy Guidelines to Help You Make The Best of YouTube in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a handy chart we have prepared for teachers using YouTube in their instruction and for anyone else interested in learning more about how to use YouTube effectively. The chart is based on.read more

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar


About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. How are schools adjusting? What resources are they turning to? And what’s most important to focus on? To that last question, Sean Arnold, a STEM coach and special educator for the New York City Department of Education, has a suggestion.

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Learn How to Play a Musical Instrument on Your Smart Phone

Ask a Tech Teacher

After you read this, I’d love to hear your thoughts on her choices and any she didn’t mention you love. Do you want to learn how to play an instrument or sing? Your smartphone or tablet is your gateway to the world of music.

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5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues

The 21st Century Principal

This Winston-Salem Journal Editorial “More Education, Guidelines Needed for Officials, Students on Social Media and School Security,” makes the usual call for more rules and education about improper use of social media. I think the answer to that question is at the heart of how a school leader should respond to a student’s misuse of social media. Making this distinction is at the heart of how a school leader should respond to these kinds of incidents.

How to plan for the first week of school when everything feels uncertain

The Cornerstone for Teachers

And the lack of guidance for schools isn’t making things easier for anyone to return to school. . So how can a teacher plan ahead of time when there’s so much uncertainty and still haven’t fully recovered from the stress of the school closures last spring?

How to implement learning principles in your classrooms using Linways Learning Management System

Linways Technologies

So this time, we’re trying to make it easier for teachers and talk about how to apply some popular and very efficient learning principles in classrooms using Linways Learning Management System. The ‘how’ institution chose to reach that ideal place in the vision.

How to Encourage Good Student Behavior While Videoconferencing

EdTech Magazine

Teachers can use a digital reward system to encourage good behavior with younger students. Students can exchange the points they earn for digital rewards such as a virtual lunch with the principal or getting to choose things such as the next story to be read.

How to Encourage Good Student Behavior While Videoconferencing

EdTech Magazine

Teachers can use a digital reward system to encourage good behavior with younger students. Students can exchange the points they earn for digital rewards such as a virtual lunch with the principal or getting to choose things such as the next story to be read.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Download the transcript of this show or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.