Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too. Instead of designing academic tasks to be completed in each station, I designed creative tasks with very loose guidelines.

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

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: What are some general guidelines for when you bring drones into the classroom to make it safe. After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education.

“Learn to live with ambiguity.”

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

But in seeking Truth, kindness to neighbours and strangers seems secondary to devout faith. We use tests that ask ‘closed’ questions and rubrics that invite following the rules and guidelines. am·bi·gu·i·ty. uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. These guidelines serve as a companion to the 13 and older guidelines and have been positively received by stakeholders.

Modernizing the School Counselor

Ask a Tech Teacher

encouraging career development and planning (academic advising, school to post secondary or career transitions, and workforce effectiveness). training to stay on top of legislative guidelines and changes that affect schools, students, parents.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ).

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

This book (called #tlap by those who follow its guidelines) is like an overstuffed tackle box for teachers full of useful tools, ideas, and tips for engaging kids and staging exciting experiences. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

K-12 Schools - Education News

Reports and a recent national study show that black students are being suspended more often than white students across the school spectrum from elementary through high school.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well.

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Art Education a Mainstay in Schools Despite Testing, Budget Woes

K-12 Schools - Education News

Currently, 27 states identify the arts as a core academic subject, and another 49 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted elementary and secondary standards for the arts. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health


I can look at all 56 schools and see how we look as a district, but then, I can divide that up in elementary, grades three through five, and then also, secondary, grades six through 12. Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators.

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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Produced with the insights of an international panel of experts, and with nearly one million downloads per year, this report on emerging technologies for learning is likely the most well-read report identifying key technology trends for primary and secondary education.

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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. In their Copyright section, you can gain access to visuals and lesson plans for secondary students. 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? I just need three more copies of our book, can I make those?

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New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

The writing of this description is in a deliberate order which puts slavery in a secondary role in causing the conflict , say some members of the state board of education. Texas is not alone in its lowering of history standards; other states have confusing or obtuse state guidelines.

Evaluating the Evaluators: How to Reduce Conflict of Interest in Higher-Ed Quality Assurance


You don’t see any mention in the guidelines about who can be a QAE.” In its report , the firm proposes three guidelines for mitigating QAE conflicts of interest: The QAE is economically independent of the program it’s evaluating (e.g., It also recommends that programs work with two QAEs—a primary one that complies with the above guidelines, and a secondary one that has a less influential, advisory role.

IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Produced with the insights of an international panel of experts, and with nearly one million downloads per year, this report on emerging technologies for learning is likely the most well-read report identifying key technology trends for primary and secondary education.

5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

Set up general guidelines for BYOD access. These guidelines are important. Here are some key things to consider when setting up these guidelines for a BYOD policy: Clear statement in policy that use of a device during the school day is clearly at the discretion of teachers and staff. Personal access for personal reasons is secondary.


Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

Discipline guidelines were issued by the federal government last year in an effort to help keep children in class, reduce racial disparities and avoid unnecessary suspensions. for elementary school students and 19% for secondary students in 2011-12.

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.

School leaders get new professional standards

eSchool News

National Policy Board approves refreshed guidelines that hope to help educational leaders improve student achievement. Bartoletti, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and NPBEA chair.

Low-income districts find ways to help students make music

The Hechinger Report

At Rogers Middle School, 92 percent meet that same federal guideline for poverty and 66 percent play a musical instrument. The percentage of secondary school teachers who specialize in art or music instruction grew from 6.7

Nothing says welcome to college like exorbitant textbook prices

The Hechinger Report

To put that into perspective, the poverty line for a family of three in 2018 is $20,780, according to federal guidelines. Books for sale in the college bookstore at the University of Miami. Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images.

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS


Sometimes when teachers make a plan that includes educational technology, learning can become secondary to the tech. The learning content which is characterized by the subject matter guidelines. How are you driving your Ed Tech instruction?

Senator Pushes for Stronger FAFSA Security Measures

Leadership Lounge

Financial aid is on the minds of students and parents across the nation as they plan and strategize how to handle applying for post-secondary studies. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) classifies the protocol (U2F) as a strong credential option, as it meets government guidelines for asymmetric, public-key (PK) cryptography for authentication.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Guidelines on how to take part and the tasks to be solved and the digital products to create will be shared. Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.

Visme: Online creation tool

Kathy Schrock

He talks about the way people read an infographic as an inverted pyramid style with the main point at the top and secondary point and supporting details down the page. Following is a sample that follows his guidelines.

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Over 4,000 US Schools Continue to Use Corporal Punishment

K-12 Schools - Education News

There are 98,000 public elementary and secondary schools, where roughly 50 million pupils are educated, which means only 0.02% of public school children in the US were physically punished during the 2013-2014 school year. (Photo:

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed


GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION. In this section, we give some general guidelines for oral presentations with ELLs. Katie Hull Sypnieski has worked with English Language Learners at the secondary level for over 20 years.

“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Daily Edventures

Ben Eilenberg may have come from a teaching family (his father was a lecturer, his mother a speech pathologist, and his sisters are secondary teachers), but he wasn’t prepared for what he experienced at one of his first teaching jobs. “I Benjamin Eilenberg.

Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

That seems to be the idea in a position statement released by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. As school leaders, we need to “incorporate cyberbullying and sexting prevention guidelines into the student code of conduct.” “It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.”

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( ) & ( ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council.

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3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Platforms from Desire2Learn, Edmoto, Moodle, Blackboard, are used throughout the district, which encompasses 35,000 students, 57 elementary schools, and 15 secondary schools. These districts and schools are drawing more benefits out of their learning management systems.

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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. The department did not respond to a request for comment on the rescinded transition guidelines or the administration’s plans for IDEA oversight.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

An established policy or set of guidelines for using apps, including social media -- whether you're considering it as part of your class or just to communicate with students. Students, particularly in secondary grades, are on the go as much, if not more, than their parents. 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 can I make sure I am protecting student privacy when using technology?