Quickwrite Handbook: 100 Mentor Texts


You will find 100 teacher and student friendly mentor texts in Linda Rief's The Quickwrite Handbook. Sourced from students, teachers, and authors as well as herself, the texts come with suggestions to get students thinking and writing, says consultant Anne Anderson.

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.

Learning Revolution - Ed Tech Down Under at OZeLive - Exploring the Learning Process - Student Liberation Handbook

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.

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

Also author of The Successful Teacher’s Handbook , this South Carolina teacher has a message of hope and encouragement from her experience in education that will help all of us get motivated this Monday! Blog: [link] Twitter: @ looneyhiker Book: The Successful Teacher’s Handbook.

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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

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

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.

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Peeragogy Handbook with founder Howard Rheingold. While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar names, included Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, and Gardner.

15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, he is the co-author of The New Science Teacher’s Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn From Student Teaching , and was a featured columnist in English Journal.

Is Your EdTech Enhancing Your School's Mission?


If your school has a mission and vision, now is the time to scurry to your school website or unearth the handbook they gave you on your first day and see what it is.

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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

MakerBot launches 3D printing classroom guide

eSchool News

MakerBot Handbook is intended to help educators and students get started with lesson plans and hands-on 3D design. To fill that gap, MakerBot has published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing. Next page: What the 3D printing handbook contains for teachers and students. Thousands of educators throughout the U.S.

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

University administrators and officials across the country continue to produce instructions and forms — from handbooks and guides to syllabuses, websites and policies about everything from academic honesty to sexual harassment — that are puzzles of almost comically complex words and pedantic phrases.

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.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Arduino Camp Day 1: The Microbit

Cycles of Learning

Click here to see all modules via our leaderboard, and click here to see the handbook that contains links to all activities. Campers spent day 1 using the Microbit to learn the basics of interfacing physical hardware with coding.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Handbook for Beginning Teachers. Though printed in 1999, this handbook for beginning teachers continues to offer a well-balanced approach to teaching methods bridging both the idealism of teaching and the realism of American schools.

Using Teacher Portfolios for Evaluation and PD


In Handbook on Teacher Portfolios, longtime education researchers Tucker, Stronge, and Gareis present a comprehensive case for using teacher portfolios for teacher evaluation and professional learning.

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].

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Contributor to Handbook of Prosocial Education. Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations.

Teaching Writing in MS: A Plan for the New Teacher


Anna Roseboro’s Teaching Writing in the Middle School can serve as a practical handbook to support the work of beginning English Language Arts teachers.

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.”

Is Your Classroom Celebrating International Podcasting Day? | @IntlPodcastDay #PodcastPD


With each passing day, more teachers will be reading handbooks, lecturing on class rules, and asking students what they did over the summer. It’s a new school year and classrooms are beginning to buzz with the noises associated with a new school year.

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.

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.

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

User Generated Education

Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines (definition from Mike Rohde , The Sketchnote Handbook ). When asked what my first language is, I often answer, “visual.”

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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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5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design


From Hyperdoc Handbook co-author Lisa Highfill: Be My Valentine Text Set. Check out the Hyperdoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis.

Today's Newsletter: Where to Find & Curate OER Resources


Additionally, College Open Textbooks includes a link to the OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 , which is a good primer for those still learning about how to use OER sources.

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7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know


The Peeragogy Handbook with founder Howard Rheingold The TPACK Framework Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving Challenge: Explore one of these digital learning theories to see how you can make at least one change enhance the way you integrate technology.

Florida District Pledge Opt-Out Form Incites Parent Backlash

K-12 Schools - Education News

The instructions were to be communicated through individual schools’ handbooks. LCS publishes its handbook online, but the district had planned to disperse some hand-held copies as well, writes Ryan Daily for the Tallahassee Democrat. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–can include a teacher handbook, student workbooks, and a special package 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 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.

Catholic School Snubs Transgender Students on Policy

K-12 Schools - Education News

Alumni of the private Catholic school Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island are voicing their anger over the school’s exclusion of transgender students in the most recent edition of the school’s Parent-Student Handbook.

Building a Literacy Culture: Fostering Trust Through Beliefs and Commitments

Reading By Example

Regarding collective commitments, you can find this culture-building activity in Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (Solution Tree, 2016).

What Adults With Certificates But No College Degree Say About Their Job Experiences


Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Outlook Handbook lists the fastest-growing jobs as personal-care aides and “combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food.”

Return Your Students to Normalcy: 5 Tips to Getting Back to Learning


Experience is one of the most valuable tools a teacher has in their player’s handbook. Sharpen those pencils, folks. A new school year is upon us.

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