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. The significance of these courses is that they create the venue through which our students can study passion projects of their choice and get credit for them, while training themselves to be ready to take Independent Directed Studies (IDS) courses.

How our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

eSchool News

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the post-secondary student experience. Specifically, it shows how trust plays a part in making decisions about post-secondary education and how creativity makes a significant impact.


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August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

My co-author, Julie Graber, and I are delighted that we were selected to do a FREE 4-week book study on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning ! Did I mention that the book study is FREE?! 45-50; secondary). Solution Tree is hosting a series of webinars this summer.

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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. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity. Similar to the League’s cohorts , innovation study tours focus on discussing challenges and sharing best practices and resources. However, what makes study tours distinctive is that they can occur within the context of international learning ecosystems.

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In a Contentious Year, Can Social Studies Be Taught Free of Bias?


Consequently, the use of discovery—a loaded term if there ever was one—in older history texts is one of the most common examples of how bias can creep into social studies classrooms and can inform (or warp) our worldview.

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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. When you just have too many assignments and projects to work on apart from the other responsibilities, you really need to develop good studying habits if you want to get good grades in class. 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

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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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. Thanks to the expansion of publicly funded Montessori schools, with lotteries and waitlists to get in, researchers are now able to study the matter more rigorously. Recently, two peer-reviewed studies were published using this methodology. This cylinder set is commonly stocked in Montessori preschool classrooms.

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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. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

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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. The Stories of Bereshit Developed by Rabbi Rick Schindelheim, upper school Judaic Studies teacher at Fuchs Mizrachi School in Cleveland, this course helps students gain an understanding of how the lessons and stories of Bereshit relate to their own journey — where they have come from and where they are heading as well as choices they have made.

How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

Ask a Tech Teacher

But because the world isn’t always that pristine, Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of West Virginia came up with a vocabulary teaching tool that has come to be known as “the Frayer Model” Now used by thousands of educators, this approach to word study relies on analyzing words rather than memorizing definitions. Critical thinking Word study/Vocabulary ed big ideas pedagogy TeachHUB

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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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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. Take Ebola modeling, for example, the prerequisite to understand the existing algorithm is differential equations, a subject typically taught in junior year of undergraduate studies. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

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. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot. It keeps me busy and thoroughly exhausted. I miss it. I miss the cadence of posting regularly and interacting with my education friends virtually.

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.

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. The study, “ Victim Reports of Bystander Reactions to In-Person and Online Peer Harassment: A National Survey of Adolescents ,” conducted phone interviews with 791 youth between the ages of 10 and 20 between December 2013 and March 2014.

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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. Researchers surveyed 7,725 Spanish secondary school students concerning how many hours a day they spent doing homework, how many days each week they had homework to do, how much help they received in completing their homework, and how much effort they put into it.

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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.

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. How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation.

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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. Other studies have found that victims also suffer headaches, backaches, and stomach aches twice as often as their non-bullied peers.

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Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

Art Fun & Games Geography Government History Inquiry Knowledge (remember) Language Arts Math Middle/High School Music Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Social Studies Spelling Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) video Video Tutorials web tools Websites arts cars check123 earth economics encyclopedia fashion gaming human body literature media nature philosophy reference religion research space technology tv

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Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Analyze Apply collaboration Create Evaluate Foreign Language Fun & Games Geography Government History Inquiry iPod Knowledge (remember) Language Arts Maker Space Math Middle/High School Music Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) video Video Tutorials web tools Web2.0

MiEN Company Introduces New Furniture Product Offerings to Solve Learning Space Challenges

eSchool News

Educators are rethinking the layout of classrooms and other learning spaces in terms of optimizing use of those spaces for student wellbeing and study. The ARCH Collection of chairs, stools, tables and lateral files is designed for secondary, collegiate or corporate environments.

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. I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work. In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share.

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. The answer for me is easy, it gives us solid framework that the outside world is already familiar with and that studies show parents want for their students. In September of this school year I became aware that the state of Tennessee had a STEM School Designation Process.

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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. Analyze Anastasis Academy History inspiration Language Arts Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Websites author book books genre library literacy literature litureature map love of reading read reading voice

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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.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Next are two examples, one primary and one secondary, to show how this structure could be utilized in classrooms, online or in-person. It could be a reading-writing genre study and begins with a biography about a poet (William Carlos Williams) and his well known poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow”. Secondary Level. Another reading-writing genre study which begins with two articles expressing positions on both sides of vegetarianism. book study Lesson Plans

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. Although the plan is to read through the summer, there is no set date in which we will call this book study “finished” Just like our work in striving toward equity in education, where every student gets what they need regardless of where they learn. book study beliefs diversity equity school culture The Listening Leader values

The link between arts-based learning and STEM

eSchool News

The report was written by Audience Viewpoints Consulting, the independent research firm AoSL retained to conduct the study. The study divided participants into control and treatment groups. The study lasted five weeks. Ancillary adults collaboration creativity initiative innovation learning national National Science Foundation principal Research science science learning skills STEM study


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. Anastasis Academy Art Classroom Management Create Foreign Language Geography Government History Inquiry inspiration Interactive book iPod Maker Space Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) web tools Web2.0

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. What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.

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