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. They are also excellent assessment tools for implementing a personalized learning approach since students are encouraged to use their talents to create original content. 7 digital portfolio guidelines.

How to Create Effective Learning Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Educators have been working valiantly to make either remote or hybrid learning work. These represent new methodologies for some, while others are now applying what they had already been doing to the current situation in the form of blended learning.

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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.

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? If you’re a parent preparing for the conference season, we’ve also included a list of tips to make the most out of meeting with your child’s teacher. A parent-teacher conference gives you a chance to discuss a student’s progress in-depth with families. For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism


To anyone in the business of creating content, plagiarism should be a bright red line: Do Not Cross! Yet the question of what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it, is surprisingly complicated. In addition to being clunky, this is still plagiarism! How To

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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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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 We’ve covered Twitter a lot here at ProfHacker , maybe even too much, but the moment seems right for a “how to survive as an academic on Twitter” post.

How to grow your confidence with using edtech these days


When people think about classroom diversity, they often do so with regards to students: how each student has a unique background, how diverse their interests are, or how their learning needs differ from one to another.

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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] 5] This means that although nearly two-fifths of all children will be bullied at some point, you may not hear about it unless you’re aware and make an effort to stop it. Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying.

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How to Use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to Strengthen Family Empowerment


But while these benefits are so clear and crucial, educators often face significant challenges to improving family-teacher communication in schools—for reasons both recognized and unknown. To combat these challenges, the concepts of the dual capacity-building framework often prove helpful.

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Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Today we interview a teacher, Andrea Moore, who started her career as a literature teacher but teaches many practical things to her students every day. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their original hand-drawn artworks that answer the question, “If you could design a car to make the world a better place, what would it look like?”

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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. School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%. Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs. Be unwilling to attend school.

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


They want to develop a harmonious relationship with all students in the classroom so that students should feel comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas without any fear or shame. We have to change that. How to adapt teacher-student rapport while teaching online.

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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 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. Develop Guidelines. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools. For example, what is the tool or accommodation needed to be able to take notes?

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). In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines. The first step is to use a logic model.

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. While I’m sure everyone who reads this can think of some presenters they admire (hi, Bethany ), it’s probably also easy to conjure up images of suboptimal lectures or conference presentations one’s seen over the years. what volume to speak at (pretty loud! and how to wrap up (try having a conclusion!),

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. That is why school leaders or instructors have to carefully consider what are the final goals of teacher training, and whether it really helps teachers achieve better results in class. Provide opportunities to practice.

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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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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 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? The key to teaching young children about correct online behavior, she says, is to adopt age-appropriate lessons and strategies — and not scare them. K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The key is to prepare them. We don’t take an anti-tech approach to this,” Mendoza says. “We

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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.

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. Just because someone is color-blind, has a hearing impairment or needs a wheelchair to move around, it doesn’t mean that they are unable to learn or can’t achieve stellar academic results. How to create accessible e-learning design.

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.) Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. See Todd’s show for guidelines.

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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.

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. Dr. Jim Beeghley has been my go-to guy since this past October when he helped me untangle the technical behind-the-scenes mess of my blog. Here is his advice on what he did to fix my site.

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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. How did you land your role at HAWO American Academy, and how long have you been working with the company? I was looking to work with children part-time. How does one choose two things that are most rewarding when there are many more?

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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 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.

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. However, it’s not easy to sort through these resources and determine their license, credibility, and effectiveness in the classroom. From K-12 to higher education, content ranges in depth and is available for everyone. Before we adapt any resources, we need to determine their license.

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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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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. It got me thinking about lesson plans in general — how far we’ve come from lecture-test-move on. Like the SAMR Model, involvement grows with each level from a basic recall of knowledge to the ability to use that information in new circumstances.

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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. And the activity doesn’t have to include marathon running: Just getting up from a seated position can trigger an 8% uptick in heart rate, flooding the brain with much-needed nourishment to recall — not to mention critically examine — information and instructions. seated) to an active experience. Yet children may not understand how to make the most of those breaks.

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