The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

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! There's a NEW! feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! It's Coloring!

We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. I have been blogging with classes for eight years and these common-sense guidelines always work: 1) Be open to parents and allow them to share any concerns.

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6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

This article is planned to be published in the May issue of NEA Today Magazine (sadly, without my nifty custom graphic) but it's already online ! Daring Librairan dinner party gwyneth jones instagram kind landmines NEA NEA Today Magazine social media twitter

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. You can read the full article online or in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. My newest article is out. A segment is below. Consider your tone. Districts everywhere are doing everything they can to put digital tools into the hands of students and staff because of the powerful learning opportunities that they enable.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

There are some general guidelines for creating a physically safe makerspace. These resources can include YouTube videos; tutorials from companies such as Spark- fun, Make: Magazine, Instructables, and Adafruit; relevant books and magazines; social media accounts and hashtags (e.g., #mak-

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

A few basic guidelines help teachers successfully integrate classroom technology into PBL: Do: Plan and collaborate with others, including teachers, administrators and tech experts, to effectively tie the project to learning standards and ensure you’re using the best possible technology. He is a regular contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:52.

We know how to provide good child care, we just don’t insist on it

The Hechinger Report

The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. In most states, such guidelines are provided as an optional, rather than required, resource.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


While there are guidelines in education and laws in many countries worldwide aimed at protecting student data, even big companies like Google that should know better have made mistakes. An earlier version of this article was originally published in SEEN Magazine.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple


There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. When it comes to printed materials, like books and magazines, you may want to dive into DonorsChoose, which connects classroom projects with donors. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson. Can I show a video from Netflix in my classroom? Can I make 25 copies from my favorite math workbook?

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Equipping Our Students to Foster Civility in Conversation

Fractus Learning

The standards for teaching oral communication begin in the kindergarten with guidelines regarding listening and taking turns, then advance to first grade with language that builds from merely listening to “ listening with care ” (p. Foundations Magazine.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

5 Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead


Share your “out-of-school” life: Think about all the projects you probably did in elementary school where you had to bring in pictures or cut out images from magazines to represent your life. Disclaimer - please follow the guidelines as outlined by your school district with regard to posting on social media platforms.). Summer is the time for many educators to reboot, relax, and re-energize for the upcoming school year. We do this in different ways.

Behind the Story: When Online Tutors Witness Child Abuse


EdSurge reporter Emily Tate has spent the past several months investigating these questions, and we published her story this week in collaboration with WIRED magazine.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

Since there’s no strict guideline on what constitutes a makerspace, they’re all of this, and everything in between. In my last blog post , I wrote about the rebirth of career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. high schools.

The next top scientist could win $25,000

eSchool News

Previous winners have met the President of the United States, addressed members of Congress, worked with the nation’s top scientists and been featured in Forbes magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list.

On building learning playlists


I create little magazines of continually updated outside reading beyond our texts for my grad students offering them opportunities to explore and contribute. We create them on Spotify and YouTube and iTunes.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

For complete entry guidelines and Official Rules, visit [link]. This year’s challenge focus is on creative solutions to real-world health problems. It’s that time of year again for all kid-inventors to put on their innovative thinking caps — the 5th annual Global Spark!Lab

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


He even created guidelines for educators wanting to set up problem banks at their own schools. Make Magazine Blog post: Empathy: The Surprising Secret Sauce for Authentic STEM Project Design Buck Institute for Education Blog post: The Authenticity Spark Ultimaker Software: Tinkercad An easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool; free for teachers and students Software: Fusion 360 A CAD modeling tool with advanced features and functionality; free for teachers and students.

3 Ways to Curate and Share Great Content

The Principal of Change

What I like about this site is that it often helps me find stuff that wouldn’t necessarily be in my blog bundles and it becomes a personalized magazine. One thing that I pride myself on, is the ability to curate and share the work of others.

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

A recent interview I did for the New Zealand teachers'' Interface Magazine touched on some of these issues, and here I would like to elaborate on some of the answers I gave. Here is the link to the complete interview for Interface Magazine.

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?


by how they functioned as engines of upward mobility (the mobility cards have now been incorporated into how Money Magazine compiles its college rankings). Some panelists at the conference suggested that we need to move beyond best practices and articulate “safe-surgery guidelines for student success”—focusing on serving students well rather than just the number of students coming through the doors. First, it was about access. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness.

Live Tuesday August 9th with Douglas Rushkoff on "Program or Be Programmed"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thinking twice about our use of digital media, what our practices are doing to us, and what we are doing to each other, is one of the most important priorities people have today—and Douglas Rushkoff gives us great guidelines for doing that thinking.

What’s it like to be two years old? Fun. Confusing. Unapologetic.

The Hechinger Report

The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. Most states have similar early learning guidelines.

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump issued new guidelines this month that, if followed, would only make the situation more acute: he is aiming to reverse Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race in admissions.

How Parents Can Talk With Their Teens About Sex and Consent


Resources: Everyday Feminism magazine has a helpful online comic strip titled What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent? The guidelines are the same for managing what’s going on while you explore sexuality with someone, regardless of gender.

On student scrutiny: two strategies


The following guidelines apply to materials in all formats–books, magazine and journal articles, Web sites, media, slideshows, images, infographics, audio, reference materials, etc. We’re focusing a lot of attention these days of helping students determine credibility.

At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This


A 2017 article in The Atlantic magazine — “ Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Heitner’s work emphasizes a concept that’s also put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics in its guidelines for parents : media mentoring. This story is based on an episode of NPR’s Life Kit. Geoff and Ellie live in a suburban Chicago neighborhood that looks familiar from movies like Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — both filmed in the area.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

Here are some articles to get you started: How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom (Eli Zimmerman, EdTech Magazine, February 4, 2019) Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture (Chrissy Romano-Arrabito, EdSurge, August 16, 2017) 10 Common Flexible Seating Myths (John S. When and how much should students be using technology in class? What is the best way to set up my classroom for device use?

How to curate an easy teaching wardrobe that’s comfortable and feels like “you”

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve talked a lot about how to use these guidelines when you’re buying new stuff, because chances are good that if you’re reading this article, you enjoy shopping and experimenting with different looks to some extent.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

In September, the magazine announced it was up for sale , but it appears as though the fallout from the retracted article – the ongoing court cases, that is – might stymy efforts to sell.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. The rules in your classroom will make a lot more sense and be more respected by students if they play a role in setting the guidelines for the class, within reason, of course.

Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents


It might also have a big impact on social emotional learning (SEL), as VR’s unique ability to produce empathy recently led Wired magazine to explore its potential as “ the ultimate empathy machine ”. The tragic events of Sept.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the New York Magazine : “The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place.” ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


Rated as one of the Top 50 Apps by TIME Magazine, Stitcher Radio is one of the go-to apps on any mobile device. Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting.

Remake Your Space for Innovation: 8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

Educator Innovator

Ask parents, colleagues or friends to donate a variety of appropriate magazines. Have students find and add magazine pictures to create a visual wall of spatial inspiration. These brainstorming rules and guidelines will be helpful in setting up such an experience. Throughout the Summer of Making and Connecting, innovative educators have been experimenting with making, tinkering, and learning creatively during the broad expanse of summer.