Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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.
Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Your recall of information is up to 55% greater with the use of a picture linked to the content, according to edusketch expert and National Board Certified Teacher, Wendy Pillars. Essential Questions: Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts.
5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them
APRIL 13, 2017
Whether it’s botched rollouts, network snafus, or general apathy that kills an initiative, many telling signs can be traced back to the planning and initial support stages. Creating a successful blended learning program isn’t a race, and ours has taken nearly a decade to achieve.
How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind
JANUARY 14, 2017
As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. Robyn D.
20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 12, 2015
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.
Warning: These fraud attacks are wreaking havoc on education
MARCH 27, 2017
Despite warnings from the IRS in early February, employees continue to fall victim to the bad guys’ ploys. The employee falls victim to the fake email, shares confidential information and the damage is immediately done. How-to Safety & Security Top News
How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?
JULY 1, 2016
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.
How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses
The Hechinger Report
MAY 16, 2016
Ron Smith (left), a middle school network superintendent in Oakland, speaks to Jaime Aquino of New Leaders during a “learning walk” at a local middle school. But they didn’t really have the technical language to express it.”. That doesn’t equate to results.
How to Compare and Contrast Authentically
Ask a Tech Teacher
MAY 18, 2015
To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.
Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.
The Cornerstone Blog
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? Time to review circuits and switches.
How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008
My Paperless Classroom
JULY 1, 2016
You may have read the title of this article and thought, Why would I want to build entrepreneurs in my classroom? The post How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.
How to Connect Data to Effect Meaningful Change
JULY 3, 2016
Its roots can be traced back to the 1990s when Congress reauthorized Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) required the development or adoption of state assessments and tied them to Title I funds. These assessments, as well as the later assessments under NCLB, were originally envisioned as an effective means to measure student learning and hold educators accountable, but the results haven’t lived up to the promise.
Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How
DECEMBER 21, 2016
The grade we never want to have to give. Are some students simply doomed to low marks forever? Can their brains only struggle to deliver D-level work? How do we help our students learn to prioritize appropriately? 6 Tips to Teach a Student Discipline.
8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry
JANUARY 3, 2017
Kiddle editors hand choose sites that deliver content that is age-appropriate and written in easy to understand language. Best of all, Kiddle’s image and video searches brings about the results you would expect it to for kids. This is a powerful addition to inquiry.
How to make Cleveland ‘great again’
The Hechinger Report
JULY 19, 2016
CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.
How to Monetize Your Education Technology Product (Hint: Positioning Is Paramount)
AUGUST 24, 2016
Lately I’ve seen quite a few edtech companies that hope to graduate from offering a free product to actually monetizing it. Perhaps that’s a sign of their business’ growing maturity, or maybe it’s because in today’s tighter investment climate, their investors are urgently demanding to know how they will make money. How do your customers see you? If you’re building a curriculum solution or a technology platform for districts, then you will have to sell top down.
Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.
JANUARY 4, 2017
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.
How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity
The Cornerstone Blog
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.
Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters
JANUARY 2, 2017
Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share! Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media.
My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
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!),
Making & Science with Google
APRIL 10, 2017
They can also use the app to record observations, organize data, and add observational notes. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion. The activities included encourage students to explore the world as scientists and makers.
8 Tips to Maximize Your Note Taking Efficiency
APRIL 19, 2016
How do we keep up? The first question: to hand-write or to type? Often, we’re told to review our notes daily, re-write them, go over them. Some tips to taking good notes: 1. This way, when it comes time to study, you know what to test yourself on.
“…many kids are learning how to be good at going to school.” #InnovatorsMindset
The Principal of Change
JULY 6, 2016
This quote on the importance of curiosity connected a lot to what I wrote about in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: Curious kids learn how to learn, and how to enjoy it —and that, more than any specific body of knowledge, is what they will need to have in the future.
Acquisition & the Teacher
JANUARY 4, 2017
Textbooks all focus on it, seminars are dedicated to it and training programs will not pass you if you cannot demonstrate it in your classroom. I’ll start by readdressing Student Centred Learning, outlining what our goal really is when we decide to work towards a student-centered classroom.
123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D
APRIL 7, 2015
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.
Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding. Do all of your students have access to a technology device?
World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science
OCTOBER 12, 2015
In World Literacy Day, students will enter the Spellodrome to compete with students from around the world. A sentence will be read aloud and it is the student’s job to spell the missing word. This is a place for students to practice and work on math fluency speed and accuracy.
Hello Ruby: A whimsical way to learn about computers and programming
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
What it is: Hello Ruby began as a whimsical children’s book by Linda Liuka meant to help kids learn about computers, technology, and programming. Her secret superpower is being able to imagine impossible things. The ground work for learning to code is all here.
Evaluating the Evaluators: How to Reduce Conflict of Interest in Higher-Ed Quality Assurance
AUGUST 3, 2016
Last fall the Department of Education announced a pilot project to open up financial aid to students in unaccredited education programs, such as coding bootcamps. Bootcamps and universities that have teamed up to submit proposals for the “Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships” (EQUIP) program are still waiting for the green light from the department. Entangled Solutions decided to pull itself out of the running to be a QAE because of conflicts of interest.
YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
If you are a math teacher (and even if you aren’t) you need to know about this awesome resource! Links to really wonderful math apps and games, videos and radio shows, tasks (also known as mathematical brain teasers), and visual mathematics resources.
Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
What makes Seesaw such an awesome option as a digital portfolio is the way that it empowers kids to build and keep a digital portfolio totally independently with features like QR code login for young students. This means that work “travels” with students from year to year.
“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!
JANUARY 9, 2017
I would love to see a school who actually implemented _, instead of just talking about it.” I would be energized by discussions with colleagues at conferences and then again each week during Twitter chats; I was inspired to do something better, but unsure of where to start.
Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
With Photomath , students can scan a math problem and learn how to solve it with step by step instructions and an answer. How to integrate Photomath into the classroom: On the surface, the Photomath app might look like the ultimate way for students to “cheat” their learning.
Technology: the savior of education?
OCTOBER 5, 2015
I loved the freedom of writing my own curriculum every day, and getting to know my students. I had a great time helping other teachers learn how to use technology, and coming up with ideas for how they could integrate it into their classrooms. Fast forward again to 2009.
Monster Math: Build Mental Math Skills and Fact Fluency
MAY 4, 2015
When students begin their journey in Monster Math , they are introduced to monster Maxx who is working to save his friend Dextra. What makes Monster Math different from most math practice apps, is the narrative and journey that they go on that keeps them wanting to play.
High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Students Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. The Open Ontology Project (OOP) at ContextU.com is easy to use, and yields deep levels of understanding.
Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city
JANUARY 17, 2017
What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future. Plan It Green would also be a great way to end a unit, after students have learned about different types of energy.