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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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. Because there are many children at every school who have experienced trauma, it’s important for districts to implement trauma-informed practices.[5] 5] But what is trauma-informed care? Trauma-informed practices can be a crucial way to help students who might otherwise struggle in class because of trauma.

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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.

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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Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time.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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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. If you know how telephone is played, you know that this can be a recipe for disaster, with people passing on diluted information they did not have adequate time to reflect on.

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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

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 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.

#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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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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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. Ron Hall, executive director of Valley Day, introduced the Sanctuary Model and other trauma-informed practices after joining the school eight years ago. That's when we started bringing in the trauma-informed care,” Hall says. “We Those are the tenets and hallmarks of trauma-informed intervention.”

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 vocabularyUnderstanding concept words like ‘innovative’ can help students to make sense of complex sources.

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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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!

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.

Apex Learning and Illuminate Education Partner to Inform Meaningful Instruction

eSchool News

Especially in light of the profound impact of school closures due to COVID-19, and the challenges educators now face, efficient use of assessment information to drive individual student instruction is critically important.”. For more information, visit [link].

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 analysisStudents love when teachers share videos as part of a lesson in any subject. But they can be vague when asked to recall the rich details or ideas that were included.

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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.

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. It’s because the one-size-fits-all concept of a single grade representing the fullness of the students’ work is flawed.

John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed in partnership with MediaWise –a project of the Poynter Institute, funded by Google, with curriculum developed by the Stanford History Education Group who gave us several important research projects , including the well-known study, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning , with its bleak wake-up call. Why are they sharing the information?