The importance of social studies and information literacy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yeah, that was probably a big mistake… Superintendents and principals, are you ready yet to pay more attention to information literacy throughout your P-12 curricula? Law, Policy, and Ethics Leadership and Vision News and Events information literacy policy social studies vision

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Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Rossen from NASP shares From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now with Dr Eric Rossen Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma.

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10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Trauma-Informed Best Practices During this Time Dr. Eric Rossen Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist.

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. It’s so important for students, who are constantly consuming information in the form of audio, to really think about what they are hearing.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

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. SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. They send these short, useful emails to nearly 6 million industry professionals.

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. Visiting honors students, seniors from a Philadelphia school less than a mile away, were faced with a stark realization when they compared their nearly non-existent access to high-quality, paywall-protected information and communication tools to the access afforded, and largely taken for granted, by many of my own students.

CoSN2021: How Remote Learning Informs the Future of Education Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

At the onset of the pandemic, remote, online and hybrid learning were treated as temporary emergency measures. In recent months, however, it’s grown clear that these models will persist in some form even after COVID-19 begins to subside.

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9 new podcasts to inform and inspire educators

eSchool News

The pandemic’s challenges for the education community are no secret, but we’ve also seen how it has pushed innovation in many areas. One such area is in podcasting, as the past year-plus has been fertile ground for new podcasts to launch, develop, and sustain.

Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership

EdNews Daily

The post Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Jamie Bricker Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them. All stakeholders become far more invested in the school, when they feel genuinely valued, respected, and heard by administration.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

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. Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

The Remote Work Series: Harness the Flow, Let Information Go

Education Elements

Distributing information in an organization can sometimes feel like playing telephone. When we need to share information with teammates, it can be easy to start small, by having side conversations with colleagues sitting nearby.

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4 key pillars of a trauma-informed approach during COVID-19

eSchool News

A trauma-informed approach means teachers, administrators, staff, students and families recognize the behavioral, emotional, relational and academic impact of trauma, and address the impact through developing skills and providing specific trauma-informed supports.

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. . Minimize Data Collection of Student Information. When schools don’t collect sensitive data elements, there is no risk they will lose control of that information if a data breach occurs.

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10 tips for teaching critical thinking + information literacy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Back in episode 216, I spoke with Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project about how educators can be informed media consumers and advocates for truth. Now we’re ready to do a deeper exploration into how we can support students in information literacy.

5 Strategies to Promote Learner-Driven, Evidence-Informed Practice

The Principal of Change

With relationships at the core of what we do and learner-driven, evidence- informed practices, education improves dramatically for teachers, administrators, and, most importantly, for students. For each part of the course/module, there was some content and information provided.

Informal economies leave workers vulnerable; new markets help businesses make the leap

The Christensen Institute

2020 has been a tough year for most people, but the world’s two billion informal workers and their families have been hardest hit. Informal economies exist everywhere, but an estimated 93% of the world’s informal workers live in emerging economies.

How data-informed instruction impacts every lesson

eSchool News

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?,” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?”

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Information Processing Theory

Fractus Learning

You have heard the saying that your brain is like a computer. Many may agree, but some would disagree, stating that you cannot compare the two because a human brain can do things computers cannot, like [.]. Learning Theories

Use Print and TV Ads as Informational Texts

MiddleWeb

Baker has the tools and ideas you need to blend this high engagement topic into standards-based lessons on analyzing informational text. Close Reading the Media Informational Text advertising commercials Frank Baker Frank W.

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How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Finally, being trauma-informed can involve rethinking discipline. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District. For more research-informed tips, check out the Trauma Featured Topic Page on the Digital Promise Research Map.

4 Vocab Steps Help Kids Grasp Information Text

MiddleWeb

Britany Harris and Sunday Cummins share a four-step process to introduce a few new vocabulary words before reading an information text and then focus on them as kids read, talk and write. Articles Vocabulary Britany Harris informational sources strategies Sunday Cummins unfamiliar vocabulary

PROOF POINTS: What happens when private student information leaks

The Hechinger Report

In a report publicly released in October 2020 , the Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted 99 school data breaches over the past four years, from July 2016 to May 2020, that compromised the personal information of thousands of students in kindergarten through high school.

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. The idea that technology gets rid of the “basics” is ridiculous; it is more about going beyond those basics and doing more than you could without access to endless information.

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How One School Is Delivering Trauma-Informed Care From Afar.

Edsurge

It’s not ideal, but staff at Valley Day have tried to make the most of the tools available to transfer elements of the school’s trauma-informed approach to a virtual environment. That's when we started bringing in the trauma-informed care,” Hall says. “We MORRISVILLE, Pa.

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. Although the majority of teachers now use some form of data-driven learning, Haggen and Lucas reminded attendees that both formal and informal data are essential to informing 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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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. Many teachers are discovering that there are a range of websites that offer informational texts available at various Lexile levels. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

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. I had not heard of the concept of “ information privilege ” before reading Joyce Valenza’s thoughtful and comprehensive post last month. Connect our learners with public information resources beyond the school.

AVer Information Launches Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest

eSchool News

AVer Information Inc., About AVer Information Inc. the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the AVer Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest where four classroom makeovers will be awarded.

#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. Excel never is. There are twenty-two Excel skills I teach grades 3-5 that turn Excel into a useful tool in their classroom. This covers the first fourteen.

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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. In my opinion the "Information Age" demands this now. We now live in the " Information Age " where access is 24/7.

Flags Insight Panel For Focused Information

Turnitin

With Turnitin Originality, we’re making it easier for instructors to be notified of any text manipulations through the new Flags Insight Panel

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How Mimeographs Transformed Information Sharing in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Today, many teachers and students probably think nothing of copying a document. If it’s printed on a sheet of paper, off to the copy machine it goes. And in our digital era, with Chromebooks and other electronic devices in students’ hands, the cloud has taken over basic document processing in an extremely effective way — no paper necessary.

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.