SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Then, we’ll discuss the importance of implementing trauma-informed practices in all schools. How Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools Can Help Students Heal. 5] But what is trauma-informed care? An Ecological Perspective on Emerging Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices.

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Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative.

On information privilege and information equity

NeverEndingSearch

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Adaptable resources for the Information Privilege lesson are available in this folder.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people. The post Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference appeared first on Digital Promise.

Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it.

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Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

The federal government is pushing for more information to be made available about college costs and success rates, saying that will help students avoid incurring unmanageable debt. But much of this information comes from the institutions themselves.

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Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. To some this might seem a bit redundant, but in reality I am covering all of my bases to ensure that my stakeholders get the information.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. .

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3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

#79: Excel Turns Data Into Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, it takes a picture to really show what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t have to be drawn with pencils or paint brushes. Sometimes, it’s a graph or a chart, formatted to clarify important points. That’s called Excel. Words and numbers are always black and white and the same size.

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John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

In the introduction, John discusses the importance of how the quality of the information we meet online shapes our understanding of the universe and our place in that universe. He suggests three questions: Who is behind the information? Why are they sharing the information?

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What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. The popularity of standards-based grading and instruction is growing.

Alan November to Present at #CUE19 on Media & Information Literacy

CUE

The post Alan November to Present at #CUE19 on Media & Information Literacy appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire alan november CUE Conference CUE19 Information Literacy media literacy speaker

Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. A place for data-informed instruction. However, teachers could also look at shared interests and other informal data to develop the groupings.

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How to Get the Most Out of Informational Videos

MiddleWeb

Sunday Cummins, author of Close Reading of Informational Sources, has five quick lessons that can help. Articles Close Reading Videos informational reading informational videos media literacy Sunday Cummins teaching with videos video analysis

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How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

“Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”— Joyce Valenza, On information privilege and infomation equity , December 9, 2018.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries.

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CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

CommonLit is a growing library of over 500 literary and informational texts for students in grades 5-12. You can also search by lexile range it you have that information for your students as well.

Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

edWeb.net

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. And while the ultimate goal is to improve individual student achievement, Haggen sees a place for data-informed instruction for every level of classroom lessons.

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What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? by Derek Spanfelner , learnivore.com.

Information, innovation and meaning

Learning with 'e's

This was all fascinating to listen to, but for me the most significant contribution he made during the day is when he predicted these technologies will not only convey information, but also meaning.

CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015

CUE

Part 1 of 4 in a series By CUE guest blog editor Jane Lofton While so many concepts have transformed meaning with the advent of the information age, this 1989 statement from the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy still holds: “Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn.” Information literacy – the […]. The post CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI.

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Aperture Education Hosts Webinar Series on Trauma-Informed Practices

techlearning

Aperture Education, in cooperation with its partner Dovetail Learning, is hosting a free webinar series providing resources and insight about trauma-informed practices

A New College Program Inspired by Coding Bootcamps, Informed by Liberal Arts

Edsurge

Liberal-arts colleges have long told students that they can major in whatever they want and still go on to a solid, and even lucrative, profession. After all, plenty of English majors become lawyers and doctors.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

Information Underload and OER Leverage

Iterating Toward Openness

I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload , but I’m going to put it here instead. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it.

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Using ST Math Reports to Inform Teaching

MIND Research Institute

This is why we at MIND Research Institute make it a priority to ensure that our ST Math educators have the capability to inform their teaching with access to just-in-time data that is intuitive and easy to understand. How to Use ST Math Reports to Inform Teaching.

3 ways to combine trauma-informed teaching with SEL

eSchool News

The goal of trauma-informed teaching is to help all students feel known and supported. And the good news is that today, we know that using trauma-informed teaching strategies can benefit all students, regardless of their experiences.

Informal Education & 21st Century Learning – A “Montana to Rice” Combination

Battelle for Kids

At the San Francisco 49ers, we strongly believe 21st Century learning skills and informal education are a natural and perfect pairing.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week. A collaborative approach by the librarian and the classroom teacher is by far the most effective way to teach information fluency/inquiry skills and strategies. .

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Alison Head and her Project Information Literacy (PIL) research team recently released the findings of a new national study on college students and how they consume and interact with a vast and deeply polarized news ecosystem. For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast.

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Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

Edsurge

Elevating time for research-informed professional development and student passion and curiosity pursuit. As a research-informed school and faculty, we also recognized the importance of testing our ideas. It is 8 p.m. and Sam is sitting down for the first time in hours after a long day at school, which was followed by play practice; she is Liesel in the upcoming performance of “The Sound of Music.” After leaving school at 5 p.m.,