Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. Dave Rawnsley – Principal – Burnaby North Secondary School.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. One of the handful of studies of STS in schools found that more than 200 staff surveyed from across six schools reported very high levels of STS.

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3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom


In social studies classrooms around the world, teachers use documents and images as a daily part of their curriculum. Below, we will explore three ways Social Studies teachers can use Kami in their classrooms! Ben Sondgeroth Blog ben Sondgeroth History Kami Social Studies

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. You can rely on these high quality study guides.

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BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Washington State District Adopts Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook


"This curriculum must prepare students to ask complex questions, read and write with a critical lens, and know how and when to take action,” said Lexi Samorano, Highline Public Schools’ Secondary Social Studies Specialist

Rival studies shed light on the merits of a Montessori education

The Hechinger Report

The main problem is that you can’t randomly assign some students to Montessori schools and study how they do compared with students at traditional schools. Recently, two peer-reviewed studies were published using this methodology.

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

He would rather read, study bugs or work on his computer instead of playing with friends. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman.

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

In many cases, it’s just one study. Educators aren’t the only ones stuck in this “one good study” paradigm. Meanwhile, any other program with studies not meeting the RCT bar of rigor is by comparison downgraded—no matter how many other high quality studies they may have, under how many different conditions, in what timeframe, or even with repeated positive results. The Problem: Gold Standard EdTech Studies are Rare. So, “one good study” is not enough evidence.

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The Online Judaic Studies Consortium Introduces Four New Courses


28, 2018 — The Virtual High School’s Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC) is offering four new courses for the 2018-2019 school year. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. Boston — Feb.

How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use the Frayer Model in secondary language classes to gain a multi-layered appreciation of the word being discussed by writing everything in the second language. Critical thinking Word study/Vocabulary ed big ideas pedagogy TeachHUB

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How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

Not to get too in the weeds about that process, but essentially I’m looking at Next Generation Science standards, Colorado Social Studies Standards, and Common Core as I build each block. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

One study by the University of Toronto 1 suggests that students who have laboratory exposure typically dominate high school science fairs, such as Intel, Google, and Siemens. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

Bullying Study Shows Bystanders Offering More Support

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new study out of the University of New Hampshire suggests that more bystanders are offering support and help to victims of bullying, both in person and online. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post Bullying Study Shows Bystanders Offering More Support appeared first on Education News.

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Study: Kids Should Have No More Than 1 Hour of Homework

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to a new study released by researchers from the University of Oviedo, the average 13-year-old should be performing no more than one hour of homework per night. The study was controlled for outside factors, including gender and socioeconomic status.

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool! The step-by-step tool helps students think about storyline and the flow of explaining a concept.

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Study: Bullying in School is a Feature of Evolution

K-12 Schools - Education News

For the purposes of the study, questionnaires were given to 135 adolescents ages 13 to 16 who attended a secondary school in metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Then, four dependent variables were studied: depression, self-esteem, social status, and social anxiety.

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Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


Designed as a professional development experience for secondary teachers, Jen’s workshop has school-wide value for opening conversations about academic honesty. Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me.

Peer Instruction with a Twist of Innovation and a Social Studies Teacher

Turn to Your Neighbor

In our first post of 2014, Peer Instruction Network member, Mr. George Phillip, describes how he moved from a thoughtful teacher to someone who is innovating in his social studies classroom with Flipped Teaching and Peer Instruction. Social Studies Department Chair. 5/6 Social Studies Teacher. I have been teaching middle school social studies for six years. My first unit of study in fifth grade social studies is the Five Themes of Geography.

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Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids. All videos are validated and ranked by Check123 professionals, are 1-3 minutes in length, and a curated on just about any subject you can think of.

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). A recent study by the Council of the Great City Schools found that for 8th graders in urban public schools across the United States, assessments take up about 2.3 You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

The homepage includes the most up-to-date content, but students also have the option to read articles based on a passion they have (science, social studies, world events, environment, fun, video, or sports) or to search for a specific topic. What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate.

The Persistence of Inequity in Education

Reading By Example

I have served either as a classroom teacher or administrator in four different schools, both secondary and elementary. book study beliefs diversity equity school culture The Listening Leader valuesEquity is the through line of this project.

School Designation: Process > End Results

Tech Helpful

There are 18 sub areas under the headings of Infastructure, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development, Achievement, and Community and Post Secondary Partnerships that are critiqued.

Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

iLearn Technology

If your students do an author study, this site could be useful for helping them find related authors and then using Wolfram Alpha to compare the authors they find side by side. What it is: Literature Map is a literature recommendation system. It is really easy to discover a new author.

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Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Discovery Education

Through this activity, students will have to use and interpret primary and secondary sources to understand the challenges that citizens were worried about at the time. Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772).

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

In social studies, students could snap a photo of a place on the map, and then overlay their learning on top. What it is: Aurasma is an app (also a website) that allows learners to quickly create augmented reality experiences for others.

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Discovery Education

Through this activity, students will have to use and interpret primary and secondary sources to understand the challenges that citizens were worried about at the time. Classroom Content Cross Curricular Maryland Social Studies Techbook Debate primary sources Women's Equality Day

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

They are a great kick-off to more in-depth studies of light, sound, and motion and teach students how to use the sensors on their phone and computer to collect data. What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist. Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more.

Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

If you don’t have access to a 1:1 environment, this would make a great center on classroom computers during a study on energy or even for whole-class play on an interactive whiteboard throughout a unit on energy.

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Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

How could our social studies curriculum fail to mention the capital of the United States? I didn’t stop at social studies, I took the reading, writing, math, and science curriculum home for kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2009, I left teaching.

How We Got to Now: a student created mini museum

iLearn Technology

Students chose which innovation they wanted to do a more in-depth study of and would, ultimately, create dominoes based on. The students painted them different colors according to the innovation they were studying (a different color for each innovation).

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

Though I don’t hold a degree in educational technology, my years of independent study should be captured! What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post!

How a Chinese Public School Promotes Global Social Justice

Battelle for Kids

For-profit private primary and secondary schools have proliferated in the major cities throughout China since the 1990s. The rapid expansion of the test preparation industry has been even more intense.

Using #Techbook to Engage

Discovery Education

Presidential Election, it is imperative that social studies teachers prepare themselves for the inevitable and (hopefully) welcomed questions and comments about our political process from our students. Regardless of your political views, it is important that we as social studies teachers instill a desire to be a part of the political process in some capacity. ” #LoveTechbook Curriculum experts Education Insights and Conversations Social Studies Techbook