Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.

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How to thrive as an introverted teacher

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Betsy Potash of Spark Creativity and I talk about how to make teaching more enjoyable for introverted teachers. Click play to listen, or subscribe to Truth for Teachers in your podcast app! ?. Just wonderful things to be doing.

How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry


Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. There are the Teslas, Waymos and Ubers of the world—companies looking to get self-driving vehicles on the road in two or three years.

"Hack Your Education" - Brainstorming a Library Program for Students

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This post is to encourage you to take a quick moment and fill out a survey. But if you don't need that encouragement, feel free to skip past the detail and right to the survey! forms/iSiA8Rf4nwkhNaol2 Last week I spoke at the annual Washington Library Media Association conference, called "Hack WLMA." Except that I went to a liberal-arts college so many years ago, and this radical idea of self-driven education and learning was actually the mission of the college.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Check 123 into your classroom: Check123 is a great place for students to begin their research. The short format gives students just enough information to whet their appetites and encourage additional questioning.

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation. this is an awesome way to check for understanding!),

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Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

What it is: Aurasma is an app (also a website) that allows learners to quickly create augmented reality experiences for others. Aurasma makes it simple to quickly create these types of experiences for others.

123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D

iLearn Technology

What it is: 123D Design is a free super powerful, but simple to use, 3D creation and editing tool. There is also a quick start guide and a library of video tutorials that will explain how the different tools within the app work. Tips: Sign up to become a member of Autodesk 123D.

Flash & Thunder- Part graphic novel, part game, all fun and learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: INVICTA Challenge combines technology (in the form of an action-packed video game), a graphic novel, maps, an operation packet and an action figure that inspires kids to read and problem solve. This challenge would be an excellent addition to your classroom library.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”


The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. and overall support financially and other to make sure these devices will work.

On INFOhio’s light


I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. You don’t necessarily have to be in Ohio to learn from INFOhio’s model and its resources.

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The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. The popular kid has to work with the new kid. Best friends do not get to work together on an assignment. It is a TV trope that writers love to use, along with the Cram School and School of No Studying.

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3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

“Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. Our students come to us from a variety of situations, not just of nutritional adequacy, home stability, and family support, but also of informational access.

How Tech Teachers Can Benefit From Historical Research Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

However, one thing that can make it easier for students to learn is for teachers to include instructions on basic academic skills like vocabulary, keyboarding, digital citizenship, and research. Technology has made it easier than ever before to do research. How to Teach Research.

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Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

On September 27th, School Library Journal will ask readers to vote for the best video trailers that promote books and encourage reading. Winners will be announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago.

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

I’ve been writing about this topic for some time ( on balkanization ; on EDUCAUSE ; on Internet2 ; on ISTE and NMC ; on zero rating ) and now would like to pick up on one emergent theme. How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? Next, reasons not to act will appear at the end of this post. Who among that vast swarm is best positioned to take the lead? How many educators joined in the Verizon protests a few weeks back?

Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

The students – all girls in the eighth grade – crowded around worn wooden desks and battered textbooks as she briskly set them to work on a math problem calculating the speed of someone who travels 80 kilometers in 4 hours. She tries to embolden them to dream big.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re still wondering whether to sign up for one of the Ask a Tech Teacher Summer Learning classes, here are the Top Ten Reasons to do that: 10. You’ll have a bunch of tech ed skills you can now say ‘I know how to do that’ Like TwitterChats.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t yet made the decision to join me at Summer PD for three-weeks of high-intensity tech integration, here are the Top Ten Reasons for signing up: 10. You’ll have a bunch of tech ed skills you can now say ‘I know how to do that’ Like TweetUps.

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Unleash Student Creativity Through the Power of Video


Contemporary storytelling is increasingly video-focused (just look at your Facebook feed), which leads to an obvious conclusion: kids should learn how to make their own films. Luckily, the technology needed to make a film is more affordable and accessible than ever before. Any exhausted parent knows how easily an iPad can pacify an over-excited third grader with the bottomless well of on-demand content lurking beneath that lock screen.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t yet made the decision to join me at Summer PD : Tech-infused Teacher for three-weeks of high-intensity tech integration, here are the Top Ten Reasons for signing up: 10. Your school will pay for it of you promise to teach colleagues–or show the videos.

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ESSA learning more, doing more


I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. Deb’s presentation ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for School Library Programs , shares critical background on the ESSA reauthorization and a plan for moving forward. Deb describes the victory, attributing it largely to grassroots networking. We have to organize locally.

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder


How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? Here’s a little round-up of the portals designed to support critical information skills.

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief


Taken as a whole, his comments offer guidance and guardrails to teachers, administrators, technology directors, and anyone interested in the cultural or communal aspects at schools or other organizations. In secondary school in Ireland, he pursued science, thinking he was heading for a career in medicine. Toward the end of his secondary school experience, though, he shifted to “healing in the broader sense,” reading more deeply in the humanities.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense that when Jacqui and I were talking about popular tech tools and ways to bring tech into the k-12 math class, I had a lot to share and get excited about and jumped at the opportunity to write this post. Math teachers: This is for you.

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OPINION: How colleges can cash in on the latest admissions scandal — without breaking the law

The Hechinger Report

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among dozens of parents, sports coaches and college-prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges. million to admit Jared Kushner. So how to restore integrity to the process?

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. I use this tool when students are making Scratch video games for them to record their games and explain their scripts. They love to play.

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. Jennifer Bigioni is now the School Library Media Specialist at Princeton (NJ) High School. I used digital tools, like Turnitin to encourage academic honesty.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

The Hechinger Report

Elijah Corbin Irving, a senior at Snowden International School in Boston, uses the American Student Assistance’s Boston Public Library College Planning Center as a resource. He wasn’t sure what that meant but he soldiered on — until he came to the essay.

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship. Korder, due to graduate this month, credits the virtual advising program College Possible for helping her get accepted to Emory University on a full scholarship.

The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

The Christensen Institute

A great place to launch new products and services is often in places where there is no competition. In other words, some 32 million adults are nonconsumers of basic education that could help them gain critical skills to bolster their lives and society, according to Tyton Partners.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access


Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Or, in order to avoid writing them down, they create basic passwords that are easily hacked.

12 16 Resource Sites for Teaching and Learning With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

So when I read Jennie Magiera''s article Gold-Medal Learning: Teaching with the Winter Olympics , I had to know what other resources are available to teachers. First, what are some good ways to follow the Sochi Olympics? I love the Olympics!

Reflections on the Annual Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS (T3G) Institutes


Many of us in the field of GIS believe that the geographic way of viewing the world and geospatial tools are too valuable and useful to be confined to one discipline.

Getting it right

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

When you work in a small, innovative school, you are always looking at the things that still need to be done. To use a sailing analogy, you are constantly tacking and maneuvering to adjust to the changing winds. Little Free Library – Jenna.