July, 2017

MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

MindShift

Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade.

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From Practice to Paper: How #IntentiontheBook was Born

EdTechTeam

We, (Dan and Amy), met serendipitously (as with most good things) at SXSWEdu Conference a few years ago when mutual friends brought us respectively in tow to an Austin Mexican food restaurant.

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As Connectivity Improves, The Digital Divide Persists in Teacher Tech Preparation

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Annual survey finds that low-income school districts are still lagging behind their peers. Classroom Data Center Management Network Monitoring Professional Development Training

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Tapping Toward a Better Understanding of Slope

MIND Research Institute

Thoughts of a traditional math classroom may bring to mind images of students sitting silently at desks while a teacher works through a math problem on the board. There could be more to this scene though.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Terry Heick The Future Of Learning Middle & High School Veteran Teacher

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

MindShift

Every year thousands of educators gather for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference eager to learn about the newest features in favorite apps and to glean ideas from one another about how to effectively teach in new ways.

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10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Engage and Organize from Day 1 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teaching starts on the first day. Right now, a little information on trends and classroom organization will help you improve your school year.

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How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia. Additionally, the bilingual brain becomes better at filtering out distractions, and learning multiple languages improves creativity.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. The findings? NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

John Spencer is someone I have connected with and followed for years. I have become a huge fan of his work, and I am proud to have been a part of his book “ Empower ” with AJ Juliani. He now has a Makerspace Master Course available.

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OPINION: Six ways prioritizing social and emotional learning can increase graduation rates for students of color, lower suspensions

The Hechinger Report

Antwan Wilson. A few weeks into my new position as Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, I visited a school where I asked a principal, “What’s the secret sauce of your school?” It didn’t take him long to answer: “We know every child and they know we care about them.”

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 100 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer.

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?The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students

Edsurge

There is no lack of evidence to suggest that online classes have deeply transformed the teaching and learning landscape in higher education. In 2015, for example, nearly 30 percent of college students took at least one online class. But as more faculty are being encouraged to teach online, how often are they aware of why creating the option to take online classes supports their students’ ability to graduate?

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8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Technology

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Innovators Worth Watching: MissionU

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players in higher education. Earlier this year, MissionU revealed its much anticipated plan to provide postsecondary education and a debtless future. The announcement sent the higher education space into a frenzy. How could it not? This no-frills program, designed to teach job skills that are in high demand among tech employers, embodies every major buzzword in higher education innovation.

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Some of the Worst Advice You Will Ever Get as an Educator

The Principal of Change

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When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

NPR Learning and Tech

For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity. Image credit: Mai Ly Degnan for NPR

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The History of Ed-Tech: What Went Wrong?

Hack Education

Beth Holland, a doctoral student at JHU and “EdTech Researcher” at Education Week , sent an email asking some questions about the history of ed-tech. The gist of these: how did ed-tech get from the early, inquiry-based pioneers like Seymour Papert to the crap we see today.

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Authenticity in Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leading change in any organization is a difficult task. In many cultures the status quo is so entrenched that shifting mindsets and behaviors can be daunting. Clearly establishing the why is a natural starting point and can help to propel the change effort at hand.

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A Thumbs Up to Open Up for Delivering Free, Curriculum-Scale OER

The Journal

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Our obsession with building “good institutions” might be doing more harm than good

The Christensen Institute

In their groundbreaking bestseller, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty , MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Harvard’s James Robinson make the case for “inclusive institutions” as the driver of economic prosperity. Inclusive institutions guarantee secure property rights, effective education, open markets, democratic pluralism, and so on. Alternatively, “extractive institutions” are the causes of the demise of many nations.

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What Colleges Can Do To Close The Gender Gap

EdNews Daily

Written by: Sona Jepsen. The discussion of gender disparities in the workplace has at long last reached the mainstream, hopefully indicating a shift toward more progressive hiring policies. But the U.S.

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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According to Science

NPR Learning and Tech

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills--no technology or money required. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Men behaving badly

Dangerously Irrelevant

Lindy West reports : . the anti-free-speech charge, applied broadly to cultural criticism and especially to feminist discourse, has proliferated.

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Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too

The Hechinger Report

My stepson’s inability to read because of a disability didn’t lessen my expectation that his school teach him. Anyone with a child who has an intellectual or learning disability knows that learning entails much more than knowing how to read, write and compute.

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How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Gone App Fishing! Finding the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom! The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom.

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Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school.

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Preparing Learners For Anything #EmpowerBook

The Principal of Change

The above quote from AJ Juliani , (from the amazing book “ Empower “, written by AJ and John Spencer ) stuck out and resonated deeply with me because of my focus on innovation in education.

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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

NPR Learning and Tech

The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular. Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR

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An Interesting Digital Taxonomy for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 10, 2017 After posting about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs we received a number of emails from teachers inquiring about iPad apps aligned with this taxonomy. The Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat.read more. blooms taxonomy

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When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

Senior Hernan Hernandez, 17 (left), and junior Ray Garcia, 15 (right), hope to design a new skateboarding course at Vista High School. It’s part of a big shift to gear the school more toward students’ interests. Photo: Mike Elsen-Rooney.

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