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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Student Liberation Handbook: Volume I. The Student Liberation Handbook Volume I is almost here! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 28th It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 Labs and its partners.

A Great Resource from Google to Help Teachers Professional Growth

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

December 6, 2015 Google for Education has this excellent free handbook to help teachers and educators with their professional growth. It provides interesting resources and materials designed.read more. professional development

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San Fran Catholic Schools Criticized Over Handbook Wording

K-12 Schools - Education News

The additions concerning the Catholic teachings with regards to sexual morality and religious practices placed in the handbooks for faculty and staff “clarify” the church’s view.

How MakerBot is Helping Teachers Become Maker Pros

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith The 3D printing company’s new education outreach initiative includes a handbook on adopting the technology in the classroom. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Hardware

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. As my mentor Jim Kaput vividly wrote in a 1992 NCTM research handbook “anyone who presumes to describe the roles of technology in mathematics education faces challenges akin to describing a newly active volcano.”

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

Complete instructor handbook (PDF). My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator. Our agenda for the day. Ben’s slides (PPT). Iowa workshop schedule. Notes. Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO].

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects. To fill that gap, MakerBot today published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing.

15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs

Shake Up Learning

In this 21-page handbook you will find details on each certification, what is required to prepare, what exams are required, and details about the application process. The post 15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Hyperdocs & Self-Paced Learning

Catlin Tucker

“Hyperdocs” (interactive Google Doc) is a word coined by Lisa Highfill , Kelly Hilton , and Sarah Landis , who joined forces to write The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps.

FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

Shake Up Learning

In this 21-page handbook you will find details on each certification, what is required to prepare, what exams are required, and details about the application process. This handbook was designed to help you determine which certification(s) are right for you.

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From Practice to Paper: How #IntentiontheBook was Born


Icon for “pathway”, designed by Taylor Kaminsky While we wanted to be extremely practical in our approach, offering a sort of handbook that is both age, skill level, and content agnostic , we also wanted to share some of our deeper thinking about creativity.

Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

The CoolCatTeacher

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking by Mike Rohde [BOOK]. Useful Pedagogies and Tools for Educators Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning.

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How to Create a School Website that Parents and Others Will Want to Visit

Gaggle Speaks

Our latest ebook, “The K-12 Website Success Handbook,” is a must-read for anyone responsible for procuring a website vendor or managing the day-to-day responsibilities of a school or district website.

Helpful Advice for Math & Other Coaches


Pia Hansen's Mathematics Coaching Handbook carefully explores the roles played by coaches, then goes on to describe how to approach and work with teachers. Scott Sharp administration coach coaching roles eye on education handbook mathematics Pia M. Middle grades specialist Scott Sharp also finds the appendix's many templates helpful. Book Reviews Coaching Teachers A. Hensen Routledge teachers

13 of the Best Minecraft Books for Kids

Fractus Learning

From handbooks to crafts to novels to activities , there there are so many different books to blow the mind of young Minecraft fans. Handbooks. Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection.

5 ways games make kids smarter

eSchool News

In their chapter Flow in Schools Revisited in the “Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools,” Chernoff and Chikzentmihalyi (don’t ask me how to pronounce it or spell it from memory) point out that enjoyment and interest in school are good predictors of student success.

Tinybop's The Human Body and the Learning Sandbox


Tinybop's working model allows you to explore the digestive system I have benefited greatly by downloading the free handbooks that go with the Tinybop apps, as without these you might not know where all the interactions are hidden.

Great career exploration web site

Educational Technology Guy

Another good site from the DOL is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The US Dept. of Labor has a great site for students to use to explore careers. There are games and quizzes to learn about careers and statistics, student resources and a teacher''s desk. The student resources include career exploration, economic information, charts and tables and a glossary. It is very easy to use and provides a new way for students to explore potential careers.

When the future of learning includes teacher training, too

The Hechinger Report

Some districts have taken a page from the “flipped learning” handbook, asking teachers to read background materials or watch videos in advance of actual seminars. Teachers are routinely told they should not stand in the front of the classroom and lecture.

Why Website Design Plays a Huge Role in How Your School is Perceived

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. While it might seem that a website is simply a “nice to have,” it plays a much larger role than you think in the success of your school or district. A first impression.

5 Tips for Administrators on How to Write Engaging School Blog Posts

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. You thought the idea of starting a blog was a good one. You had all the right intentions. But the last time you checked, your most recent post was from more than six months ago. Try using these tips to ensure that your blog stays up to date and engaging.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


The Verification Handbooks are a wonderful lens into this complicated process.). We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.

EdTech Book Club! Recommended For Educators By Educators


The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps By Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis 6. Check out the EdTechTeam Recommended Book List! The Space: A Guide for Educators By Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon 2. Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Discovered By Austin Kleon 3. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller 4.

How to Keep Your School Website Safe from Hackers

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. Every few weeks, there’s a story in the news about a hacked school or university website. It might seem hard to believe, but hackers will attack anyone—and that includes your school.

How to Learn Better with Ulrich Boser


Ulrich Boser , a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress , strongly believes that learning more about learning can benefit everyone, no matter their goals or stage in life.

7 School PR Pros to Follow on Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. The way a school handles public relations is a serious task. When looking for tips and strategies for handling positive and challenging situations, sometimes it’s best to take advice from some of your PR peers.

50 Reasons to Embrace Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

As two teachers using technology to transform learning everyday, the book’s focus is on the real classroom applications of Google Classroom, making for not only an actionable EdTech handbook but also a well informed spread of ideas and inspiration.

Does your district need this innovative App Approval Tool?

eSchool News

It is a great fit for the district, since we were beginning to introduce 21st century skills into our Best Instructional Practices Handbook. At the core of every change initiative is the desire to breathe new life into the organization―to revitalize ways of thinking, behaving, and working.

5 Ways for Students to Become School Reporters Using Social Media

Gaggle Speaks

It’s not the best idea to build an entire handbook of dos and don’ts for your students to follow because that won’t encourage them to participate. K-12 Website Success Handbook. Keeping up with social media can be a full-time job.

Ten Ways to Not Make Mistakes as a School Principal

Reading By Example

Don’t ever veer from the student handbook regarding attendance and student discipline, regardless of the circumstances or context. Always try to find a happy medium when working with staff and families regarding complex problems. Announce all of your classroom visits and observations. That way teachers will have a heads up when you are coming and will be better prepared for instruction.

How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. Schools must maintain websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities to ensure compliance with two main regulations: Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp


Before the HyperDoc Bootcamp I purchased and read the HyperDoc Handbook last September. As teachers, we strive to make lessons engaging, meaningful, interactive, and fun. The list goes on. I remember when they installed my interactive whiteboard about nine years ago.

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EPIC! App offers free picture books to educators


For tips on interactive reading aloud, see here or here , as well as Jim Trelease''s Read Aloud Handbook and Jane Gebers'' Books are for Talking, Too!

A @CommonSenseEd Approach to Preparing #Ss for #13ReasonsWhy

The Innovative Educator

Innovative Educators know how important it is to be connected to what is happening in the lives of their students. If you teach secondary students then you know 13 Reasons Why is what's happening. T he Netflix series is b ased on the best-selling 2007 book about a teen girl who commits suicide, leaving behind a series of tapes that hold the story of her motives. The story takes place in the modern day where the element of digital drama and confrontation plays a distinct role.

Benchmark Education announces new early learning literacy intervention program

eSchool News

Additional components to help accelerate student growth in literacy include a Progress Monitoring Handbook, an Oral Reading Records Handbook, more than 60 Take-Home Books in downloadable PDF-format to extend students’ learning and support family engagement, 100 Picture Cards, and 26 Letter Cards per grade. Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) announced a new literacy intervention program for grades K–2 in print format with online support.

5 Ways to Create a Stronger School Communications Plan

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. The role of a school district communications professional certainly has evolved over the past decade.

Ten Ways to Not Make Mistakes as a School Principal

Reading By Example

Don’t ever veer from the student handbook regarding attendance and student discipline, regardless of the circumstances or context. Always try to find a happy medium when working with staff and families regarding complex problems. Announce all of your classroom visits and observations. That way teachers will have a heads up when you are coming and will be better prepared for instruction.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Does Your Website Reflect a Positive School Climate?

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. How parents and your entire community perceive your schools is tremendously important. Parents have influence over the overall point of view of the community, government and even their children who attend a school.

Why and How Superintendents Should Blog

Gaggle Speaks

K-12 Website Success Handbook. Blogs are used all throughout education. Teachers are blogging, students are blogging, and even schools maintain blogs. One voice that might be missing is your superintendent.