The Making of the Modern Librarian: The Value of School Libraries

eSchool News

For a new generation of educators, these pursuits have something in common: They’re all appropriate learning exercises that can take place in the school library. The Evolution of the School Library. A virtual reality field trip. A lesson on how to create a podcast.

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

Wisewire

Where do students spend their time outside of school? 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? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Ask students to write a story or opinion about what they see.

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Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, it just means you find ways to celebrate in a way that doesn’t exclude any student.

Civics Education Is Essential for Creating Engaged Citizens. I’m Hopeful It's About to Make a Comeback.

Edsurge

On a memorable morning in my high school civics class, the students—seniors, full of energy—learned about the formation and function of our legislative branch. A student on the opposing side retorted: “No way. Education Technology Student Success Student Engagement Arts and Humanities

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

Edsurge

In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. Meanwhile, a 2018 UK study found that secondary students aren’t selecting challenging books as they often do in primary grades—a choice that does not support sustained reading comprehension and has concerning implications for success at the college level. Collect old favorites for your students on a school bookshelf.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Check 123 into your classroom: Check123 is a great place for students to begin their research. These videos are between 1 and 3 minutes each, keeping students engaged in a topic and giving them bite-size information. The short format gives students just enough information to whet their appetites and encourage additional questioning. Check123 is a great one to keep bookmarked on classroom and library computers for quick reference.

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Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

At these times teachers, schools, and districts may decide to give students homework packets with various activities. In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Have all students log in during class.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. The enrollment in college of students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1) High-needs students . Participating students . Student attendance .

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. “Twig and Tigtag support student engagement and enthusiasm in science learning and are an excellent means to affordably update an existing curriculum with modern, compelling, real world STEM content,” says Bruce Wilcox, Vice President for Carolina Biological.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Research shows that the following features of effective leadership can improve student achievement (Leithwood et al., Focus on Student Learning.

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Six Steps to Project Based Learning

eSpark

In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction. And while experts agree that a hands-on approach to core standards leads to significant student growth, even the most innovative districts can struggle to design research projects that are differentiated to meet the needs of every learner. are all examples of open-ended questions that spark student interest and allow for multiple answers. 4) Student Voice and Choice.

April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. How do we hold their attention, develop their abilities, and engage them in the online forum?

8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination

MindShift

Le Guin — dubbed by the Library of Congress in 2000 as a “living legend” for her contributions to science fiction, who died in January at the age of 88 — had strong feelings about the imagination. “In Imagination might be vital to a clear mind, but it’s not something that’s widely taught or understood, especially among older students. ” Researcher Wendy Ostroff , author of Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms , is a student of imagination and curiosity.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You will want access to this library long-term, I promise! Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th, is the final day for "early-bird" pricing to purchase the Summit library.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. We have asked our speakers to answer this question in their presentations: "What do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, librarians, or others at this moment?" Engagement ? Student 2.0 ?

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. How do we hold their attention, develop their abilities, and engage them in the online forum?

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

But you can own access to the full library by buying the Summit all-access pass, which is $99, a $50 savings from the price after the 25th. She does this by finding and sharing innovative ways to prepare students for relevant and real-world success.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. “We couldn’t afford to have an individual teacher for every student, so we developed a way of teaching large groups,” as John Pane, an education researcher at the RAND Corporation, puts it. “In a personalized system,” he says, “students are receiving instruction exactly at the point where they need it.”

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Dr. Baluku Daniel Masindi, CEO Masindi Health Development Program (MHDP) | Baluku Hannington Gift, Vice Chairperson (MHDP) Earth as an exoplanet, or the benefits of space science perspective for young students , Julia Brodsky, Art of Inquiry LLC Education 21.

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are the main points we discuss, with a full transcript below: MYTH #1: Traditional teaching methods should be replaced with more innovative, student-centered approaches. Integrating technology does not automatically improve student engagement or learning. ?MYTH MYTH #2: Lessons should be as creative and fun as possible to increase engagement. TRUTHS: Engaging kids is different from ensuring they’re having fun. It can be more student-led.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation? Build a Bridge: Transitioning to STEM TPBL - Beth Witte, Program Coordinator Creating Citizen Scientists in the Classroom - Matthew Rudisi – Science Faculty (Biology) Re-awakening Students’ Curiosity - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof. Carmona, Lead Contract English Instructor Student-Generated Apps for Mobile Devices – can they enhance higher levels of understanding?

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.