October, 2018

Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

Digital Promise

After-school coding programs position kids to be future leaders

EdTech4Beginners

Those with computer science skills will continue to be highly sought-after in tomorrow’s job market. The U.S.

Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

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.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness “superheroes” wear their capes and spread kindness around their community.

Taking Collaboration And Teacher PD To Another Level With Verso Learning

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching Middle School Science I always tried to encourage academic discussion among my students. As a group we would debate results from various experiments, attempt to understand current events in science and talk about how science was all around us.

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Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them?

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. Recently I was talking to a Tech Director colleague that was in the middle of a purchasing battle with a principal.

Band-aid

Dangerously Irrelevant

. Attaching band-aids to our current work doesn’t change much. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Patching up school items , Penywise , Bigstock. Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE]. Should our first goal really be to preserve the structure?

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Fueling the Educator Micro-credentials Ecosystem through Powerful Partnerships: Stories of Impact from the Field

Digital Promise

Collaboration and community are critical foundations of powerful learning environments. They are also the pillars upon which strong networks are built. Digital Promise’s work is guided by the principle of networks connecting us to people and ideas.

What does the future of teaching look like?

The Christensen Institute

Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”,

Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

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Teacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets. Fast forward eleven years to […]. Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroom

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Innovative School Leaders Part 2: Involving Others To Create A Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

Ideas come to me at very random times: in a dream, on a walk, or during my commute. I think “Wow, this is it.this is the idea that will land me a TED Talk!” Following these inspirations, I usually text my colleague and warn her: “This is going to be big!

How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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SEL shouldn’t be a canned curriculum that we buy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning.

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Park City, Utah last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Juab School District , Uinta County School District #1 , and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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Let’s not simply end poverty. Let’s ignite prosperity.

The Christensen Institute

In an attempt to highlight the importance of its goal to end poverty and to inspire many who may not be attuned to the struggles of the poor, the UN General Assembly created the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognized October 17 every year. On that day, the UN and other major development organizations discuss the progress that has been made in ending poverty and the work that remains to be done.

Google Maps walking tours with Street View and Screencastify

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Think about a meaningful trip you’ve taken far from home. Maybe it was a vacation with family. Maybe it was a study abroad opportunity during college. Regardless, when you got your feet on the ground in that location and took it all in, it probably changed your worldview — and your feelings about that location. […]. Ed Tech classroom video activities video activities for class video projects for students virtual walking tours

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Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch on episode 372 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction.

Doomed

Dangerously Irrelevant

. Until the life success of our students is more important than our own comfort levels, any change we initiate is doomed. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Shipwreck , sbuwert , Bigstock . Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE].

Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Understanding the social determinants of health

The Christensen Institute

Innovation in healthcare delivery has historically focused on improving medical care. However, social/environmental factors—also known as social determinants of health—are estimated to have at least twice the impact on risk of premature death than medical care does.

10 lesson upgrades for learning with tech

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Many times, we don’t have to totally redesign our lesson plans to get the most out of the technology we have available to us. A little upgrade can make a big difference. And even though technology won’t make your lesson sing by itself, it can unlock some pretty powerful teaching and learning. You can find […]. Ed Tech harnessing technology for deeper learning tech integration models upgrade learning with technology using technology in the classroom

Using @Grammarly: Rationale, Roll-Out Plan, and Video Tutorial to Orient Students #edtech

techieMusings

A couple years back, I kept hearing this question among many of the teachers I work with: how do we encourage proofreading? That led me to thinking: how are we helping students with this task and what technology can we offer to help students be better proofreaders?

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We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have been hit by Hurricane Michael.

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North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May. .

Want More Innovation? Try Connecting the Dots Between Engineering and Humanities

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. This article is a part of The Conversation’s series on unique courses. For other articles in this series, read here and here.

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Building infrastructure that lasts

The Christensen Institute

Well-maintained infrastructure is perhaps the most striking and observable difference between impoverished nations and prosperous ones. In many ways, it is synonymous with economic development.

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50 ideas for using video in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Video is an incredibly effective medium for showcasing something that we want to share with others. We send videos we create or find to our friends and family through various social media platforms. Videos help us tell our story. They allow us to share our voice. Adding video to a lesson can increase the engagement […].

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The Future of District Organizations: How Educators Can Be Innovators

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos on episode 373 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia.