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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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].

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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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3-Bullet Thursday [Microbits. The War of Art. Video Feedback]

Cycles of Learning

Click here to see pictures of the Microbit in action during my recent Arduino summer camp (click here for our camp handbook). My top three strategies, ideas, or tools of the week!

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.

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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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.

50 Awesome Books for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The Hyperdoc Handbook. The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. The post 50 Awesome Books for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love to read!

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.

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.

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.

3 Reasons to Use EduKids Connect in Early Ed Classrooms


Parents can access teaching materials , meal plans, parent handbook and other information anytime from their EduKids app. Early childhood programs have an important role in preparing children to elementary school and encouraging their love for learning.

Today’s regulatory framework is ineffective. Deleting it won’t solve the problem.

The Christensen Institute

For instance, the Federal Student Aid Handbook , which lists the rules with which US colleges must comply in order to be eligible to participate in Title IV programs, runs to nearly 1,500 pages and is available for download in six different volumes (appendices come separately).

The Solution is Hyperdocs


Along with the amazing experience and a newly formed tribe I returned home with a copy of The HyperDoc Handbook by Lisa Highfill , Kelly Hilton , and Sarah Landis. The HyperDocs Handbook is a great read and resource book.

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.

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).

Coming Fast | Session Updates - Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, October 17th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've got lots of updated details on our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

How to Migrate Your Student or Staff Email to a New Provider

Gaggle Speaks

To help make your next email migration safe, fast and affordable, we’ve created a new ebook, simply titled, the Email Migration Handbook , to help guide you through the process. Moving your student or staff email from one provider to another is inevitable.

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To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

Layne and The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. Some hospitals will send The Read-Aloud Handbook home with new parents. (I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.). If parents want to raise a reader, someone who engages in reading regularly and voluntarily, they should read aloud to their children. Put away the flashcards and take down the sticker charts for number of books read. Make reading aloud every day a priority.

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.

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.

How EduKids Connect Systems Increases Productivity in Early Ed Classrooms


Easily access program materials, parent handbook, menus, curriculum info, progress reports etc. As an elementary teacher and a mom of two school kids, I usually have too many things to do and tasks to accomplish within a 24 hour day.

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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.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources - use, lessons, and more - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

SMART Resources Smart Company Website: [link] Smart Exchange Online Community with resources, tips, and more [link] Beginner SmartBoard Training Handbook: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByiLpemn0GSzcWZxWk96VUJHUHc/edit?usp=sharing

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.

Announcing Library 2.018: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World" - October 17

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

New Cyberbullying Resource Available for Educators, Parents and Students

Gaggle Speaks

This is a great handbook for educators to raise awareness and also provides some resources on how to prepare students should they encounter a cyberbully.”

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.

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.