November, 2017

This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

Last week, Digital Promise co-hosted the EdSurge Fusion conference. As part of the opening session, I wanted to show examples of what it looks like when students use technology in powerful ways.

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over.

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Jumps Into Tech Training, and K-12 Curriculum

Marketplace K-12

"Woz U" will include K-12 programs focused on STEM and exposing students to digital engineering concepts. The post Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Jumps Into Tech Training, and K-12 Curriculum appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Apple Big Data/Analytics Online / Virtual Learning

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Innovators Worth Watching: Degreed

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. During a time of heightened geopolitical instability, seemingly weekly natural disasters, and one of history’s most worrisome data breaches, one innovative ed tech company posted its strongest sales quarter yet.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs.

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

TeachThought - Learn better.

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form by TeachThought Staff ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students.

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.

“Technology will never replace teachers, but a teacher who cannot teach with technology will be replaced by another one who can.” – Zuzana Mol?anová, Slovakia

Daily Edventures

Zuzana Molčanová. Teacher Engagement Manager. Microsoft. Bratislava, Slovakia. zuzanamol. Zuzana Molčanová knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but she had no idea what that really meant until she stood up in front of her students. “I

How online high school prepared my sons for NASA

eSchool News

You could say my sons are on an education fast track! At 16 and 17 years old, Matthew and William graduated from high school with 60 college credits apiece and are now enrolled with honors in their first year at McNeese State University.

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Five questions to ask before assigning homework

Ditch That Textbook

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and we should ban it all the way across the board.”

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom “reduces students’ average final-exam performance by roughly one-fifth of a standard deviation.”

How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Brown on episode 184 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build great teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.)

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

The rise of the knowledge economy is driving a tectonic shift in the nature of work—and in the education ecosystem that prepares learners for their careers. Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries.

Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

NPR Learning and Tech

A simple, scalable way to reach kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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STUDENT VOICE: How a trip with other Pittsburgh students taught me that Chinese and American aren’t two separate concepts

The Hechinger Report

Pittsburgh teens in front of the Chinese Art Museum. Photo: by Tonji University students. Editor’s note: This piece is part of an occasional series by PublicSource that asks teenagers in the Pittsburgh region to tell what matters to them and write about it.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally. Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology has transformed the way our learners share their opinions and argue. Not only do our learners observe arguments daily on their social networks, but they often participate.

Personalizing the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Engstrom, Episode 188 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mark Engstrom shares a personalized model for learning that he calls the “Learning Journey Model.”

The Pulse of a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

What makes a great and successful learning culture? If you were to ask the majority of stakeholders, they would typically say that a school or district that has high levels of achievement in the form of standardized test scores represents success.

Are you more focused on the “new”, or the “better?”

The Principal of Change

In “ The Innovator’s Mindset ,” I use the following for the definition of “innovation”: For the purpose of this book, I’m defining innovation as a way of thinking that creates something new and better.

OPINION: What does the fusion of academic and social development look like in kindergarten?

The Hechinger Report

A kindergarten class eagerly awaits the chance to correct a sentence in the morning lesson. kindergarten class eagerly awaits the chance to correct a sentence in the morning lesson. Photo: Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report.

Using #EdTech to Enhance Creative Learning, f/t in @InnovateMySchl @EDpuzzle @Flipgrid @SlackHQ

techieMusings

I am excited to share a post that I had a chance to write as part of Innovate My School’s Accelerating Creativity series! I am entering into my 11th year teaching. Looking back on my journey, it is clear to me that my fascination with technology and its role in the classroom has been the most transformative element of my teaching career.

Planning a Successful Global Collaboration Project #EdtechMissions Chat Archive

Teacher Reboot Camp

Anthippi Harou ( @AnthippiHarou ), a primary teacher in Greece, was the guest moderate of today’s #EdtechMissions chat about planning global collaboration projects. Anthippi and her students received recognition for completing their eTwinning global collaboration projects.

5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Ariel Sacks on episode 185 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class , shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach.

Clean Slate

A Principal's Reflections

All kids have greatness hidden inside them. It is the job of an educator to help them find and unleash it. To make this goal a reality, we must change our thinking and believe in our abilities to improve learning for all kids.

3 Images to Further the #InnovatorsMindset

The Principal of Change

One of my fears when writing, “ The Innovator’s Mindset “, was that I would leave something out and that it would be incomplete.

Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

The Hechinger Report

Meadowbrook High School students entering the school’s Colt College center, where they can take tuition-free college courses without leaving the campus. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report . SPECIAL REPORT. Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform.

“OneNote is the core tool we use to underpin all classroom activity, and I see it empowering my students to do more in every lesson.” – Chris Thackray, UK

Daily Edventures

Chris Thackray. Director of Technology and eLearning. Wimbledon High School. London, United Kingdom. christhack. For MIEE and MIE Trainer Chris Thackray, teaching effectively is all about providing feedback, and that’s what makes OneNote his favorite classroom technology.

Educators and Learning Catalyst Designers

Tech Helpful

Designer- Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before. A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is.