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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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. 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?” Encourage your students to create Toyota Dream Car artworks today.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

Waterford

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. Virginia Libraries, 2018, 63(1).

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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. 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 Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

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 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 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?

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Five seconds might fly by to us, but to microbes, it’s plenty of time to hitch a ride on fallen food. Of course, try telling that to a hungry kindergartener whose ham sandwich hit the cafeteria floor. Far too many kids are getting sick or worse thanks to rising strains of bacterial and viral diseases. According to WebMD researchers, the kitchen floor and toilet floor were ranked 10th and 11th, respectively, for having the most bacteria per square inch.

How to Use Real World Problems to Teach Design Thinking, 3D Printing and Collaboration

Edsurge

it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. But it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. Middle schoolers and local seniors designed and made an easy-to-pick-up bingo marker.

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute

NeverEndingSearch

In fact, LITA’s Top Tech Trends panel changed its pattern of asking folks to simply choose their favorite trends to transforming the panel to a conversation exclusively focused on privacy issues. At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Enter, the Library Freedom Project. Teach your own train-the-trainer workshops to other librarians.

How to apply learning principles in classrooms using Linways Academic Management System

Linways Technologies

our goal is to help educators and education providers to be able to offer meaningful education experience to the students. however, this time, we’re here with a more practical explanation: on how to implement Learning Principles using Linways Academic Management System. . We will look at each of the learning theories and explain how we can implement those with the help of our efficient education Management platform. to define the POs.

Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

eSchool News

If a Teacher or Educator plans to share a story time video by recording a video, uploading it to a YouTube channel, and posting a link to that YouTube video inside a closed educational platform, that YouTube video must be designated as “Unlisted” (not “Public”) when uploading. See screenshot for how to choose “Unlisted” while uploading on YouTube. See screenshot for how to delete a live video from YouTube after it has concluded.

New Library "Safety and Security" Podcast Episode ("Emergency Plans") and Blog Post ("Learning from Webinars") by Dr. Steve Albrecht #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. You can listen directly on the site or you should also be able to access the podcast in your own podcast app by using this LINK. The blog post is entitled " How to Take a Library Training Webinar and Actually Learn From It? " The Library 2.0 Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 18th - June 1st, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Details to join the webinar at [link].

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

In much of America, it can be easy to focus only on the Christmas holidays. And even the most progressive and well-meaning teachers can show implicit bias when it comes to holiday events. Guidelines for Inclusive Holidays Celebrations.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

15] Yet schools are often structured to exclude students from marginalized communities. Then, we’ll provide a few strategies for improving your cultural competency and even a starter list of diverse books to include in your classroom library or curriculum.

The New Librarian: Building confidence through coding

eSchool News

When reading became more digital with the introduction of tablets and e-readers, libraries became pressured to innovate and remain relevant. As a former classroom teacher and current literacy specialist at the Muskingum County Library System in southeastern Ohio, I have had to step back and rethink how to ensure that children are not just achieving foundational literacy skills such as reading and writing, but also developing digital-literacy skills.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year

Waterford

Last week, we provided you with an overview on the importance of setting goals for the school year and how to set SMART goals as a part of your professional development. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult make a plan for growth when you may not be sure what your classroom or job requirements will look like. These goal suggestions can guide you as you prepare for a new school year that may remain uncertain even through back to school season.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Share this with other grade-level teachers, parents, even the library media specialist. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

How many times have we seen communities come together to care for their own, to rebuild after natural disasters, to provide simple acts of kindness to those in need? Today, communities have an opportunity to use that power to address a significant, yet often overlooked, challenge — adult literacy. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), nearly one in six adults in the U.S.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. In 2014, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of GlobalEdCon and we''re excited to share information about our future plans with you at this face-to-face event. Click here to register.

Can Streaming Video Be The Superhero Of The 2020-21 School Year?

TeacherCast

School safety aside, the biggest obstacle for teachers is creating a positive learning environment that is engaging to students no matter their classroom. . They aren’t able to stand in front of the class and move around the room due to social distance guidelines.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month. Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

If you’ve ever found yourself in Baltimore and walked into Katie Dell’s classroom, you would see students personalizing their learning experience by choosing from an array of activities that are designed to help them work toward their learning goals. Dell’s classroom is a testament to the impact that powerful teaching and learning with technology is having in classrooms across the United States and Canada. Library Media Specialist, Suffield Middle School, Suffield, CT.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. How to search. That isn’t the best way to do it.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education Research Review and Resources , no matter income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school. There are as many ways to do that as there are parents who need alternatives to the traditional parent-teacher conference and back-to-school night.

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Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

((re-post from my MHMS Media Blog - showing how we use our Google Forms, Google Docs and Wikspaces to have a conversation with our community!)) Murray Hill Middle School strives every day to put into practice our motto “excellence is our standard” and in doing so we need your help and your action! Utilizing Google forms, docs, and wikipages we provide many ways for you to feel connected to our school and to have a voice!

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials. Help your students learn to write a better lab report. Educators can do all of that with a set of free tools created by CAST , a nonprofit research and development company dedicated to breaking down barriers to learning. UDL Guidelines.

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How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. But now that so many students are taking courses remotely, in improvised environments that may not be especially conducive to learning, it may take some extra effort to redesign instruction, assignments and assessments to address everyone’s needs. Do they have access to the software they need?

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Feel free to use whichever project fits your students.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense that when Jacqui and I were talking about popular tech tools and ways to bring tech into the k-12 math class, I had a lot to share and get excited about and jumped at the opportunity to write this post. It really is an exciting time for technology in education and the tools available to us to use today in our math classes is no exception. Check out teacher.desmos.com to create your own activities or use some of the featured lessons already there.

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Back to School with American Creed

Educator Innovator

This fall, communities across the country will continue conversations about what it means to be American today, inspired by the film American Creed which will be re-released by PBS later this season. Additionally, youth will continue to have the opportunity to engage with this film and related conversations by sharing their own responses and stories at the Writing Our Future: American Creed publishing site. Some highlights have included: What Does it Mean to be American?

Underappreciated No More: A Free Edtech Platform Shines as Schools Go Remote

Edsurge

As countless educators around the world have scrambled to figure out how to deliver lessons remotely with whisker-thin budgets, many turned to open education resources (OER). No “pro” accounts, no efforts to collect user data that gets sold later.

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Feeling like a first year teacher again? Remember these 5 things.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Feeling overwhelmed by all the new things you think you have to learn before school starts? So we’re kicking off a school year in which most teachers feel like they have TONS of new things to learn. How to copy and paste.