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Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

Ditch That Textbook

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it because it’s important. You hand those papers back to the students, and where do they end up? Yep, the trash. Even if you make them keep that homework in a […]. Teaching effective feedback in the classroom how to make auto-graded quizzes providing digital feedback save time feedback to students

Can digital also mean low-tech? Yes, and it can enhance teaching

The Christensen Institute

With Digital Learning Day around the corner, many teachers may be inundated with research, how-to’s, and intricate tools, all revolving around the descriptor “digital.” But does digital technology need to be that complicated? . When most people picture world-changing technologies, they immediately conjure mental images of rockets, computers, and smartphones.

New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning? Do you wonder how your pedagogy must change to respond to the technology choices you and your students make? Do you wonder what tools are out there other than what you’ve heard about on Twitter or read on blogs?

Secrets of Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 45 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Out beyond complacency and comfort lies a land of opportunity. It requires that you no longer comform to the comfortable. You can’t “phone it in.”

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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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heidi Sloan is the Iditarod teacher for this year. It starts on March 3 – 18. Get free lesson plans, connect with a musher and get your kids excited.

7 Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

EdNews Daily

LinkedIn originally published this article as part of the LinkedIn’s Avoid Student Debt Series. By: Robyn Shulman, 2016. Before the Internet was alive and well in the eyes of the public, there was very little awareness built around different ways to save money for higher education.

Four Suggestions to Introduce Personalized Learning into Your Organization

Education Elements

As the saying goes, change is hard. This is especially true for leaders introducing personalized learning into their organizations. I often have a front-row seat to the resulting backlash and chaos that stems from leaders as they help their districts make shifts toward personalizing learning for students. Frequently, there are patterns that I see across districts: teachers facing initiative fatigue, questions about why, how, and what, and concerned parents.

Getting the house in order: A tidying expert illuminates barriers to behavior change

The Christensen Institute

If you’re like millions of Americans, at some point in your life you’ve resolved–then failed–to lose weight, exercise more, drink less or quit smoking. Perhaps you’ve also bailed on a physical therapy regime, or quit taking a prescribed medication mid-course. You may even have passed on potentially life-saving disease screenings. Why, when we know what’s good for our health, do we often have such a hard time doing it?

Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 44 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Westwood Schools Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hilliard, (soon to be a Colonel in the Army) spoke to our students today.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

APPLETON, Wisc. Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving. Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week.

#inTLchat

NeverEndingSearch

#inTLchat (in + tlchat). It seems so simple that I cannot figure out why it didn’t hit us sooner. Putting an “in” in front of the #tlchat hashtag we’ve been using forever, changes everything. It’s sticky. It’s (of course) international.

Study: i-Ready® Meets ESSA Federal Funding Requirements

techlearning

A new research study titled “i-Ready Efficacy: Research on i-Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

What Do You Wear? A Bib or Apron

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 43 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Garrett Grubbs , the Youth Minister at Sherwood Baptist Church, said something in a recent sermon that has me rethinking about almost everything in my life.

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

My Island View

If there is one thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that rapid change greatly affects both what and how we learn. If there is a second thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that the evolution of technology is the driver of rapid change throughout our culture.

Create Custom Virtual Reality Tours with CoSpace – Greg Kulowiec

EdTechTeacher

Creating virtual reality spaces couldn’t be easier with such a student friendly platform, CoSpaces. With a well-built library of backgrounds and objects, along with the embedded coding capacity, creating dynamic virtual worlds is possible for all creators.

Understanding the Classroom Assessment Gap

techlearning

A recent Tech & Learning survey of over 500 teachers, principals, and district administrators revealed noteworthy disparities between the realities of teachers assessment experiences inside their classrooms and the perceptions of principals and district administrators outside the classroom.

The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don’t Burn Out

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Kukk on episode 256 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Chris Kukk, author of The Compassionate Achiever , combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more.

Closing the Learning Experience Gap

MIND Research Institute

The gap we hear about the most is the achievement gap. Consider, though, that to bridge the achievement gap students need learning experiences that change their perceptions about math and themselves. What if students looked forward to math?

Focus on 3D Modeling, Not 3D Printing!

CUE

3D printing is awesome. The once empty print bed coated with a thin veneer of hairspray or glue suddenly becomes our imagination physically realized.

User-Friendly LMS Focuses on Engagement, Collaboration

techlearning

App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Get Rid of Excuses and Get Ahead

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 42 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A fictional account of what happened in Daniel captured my interest tonight.

Quote Of The Day: “Young People [Can] Redirect The Arc Of History”

Larry Ferlazzo

Children have changed America before, braving fire hoses and police dogs for civil rights is from The Washington Post and is today’s “must-read” article of the day.

2025: Imagining the Future of Mobile Apps in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

Students are Likely to Have an Unprecedented Level of Flexibility and Functionality in the Mobile-Enabled Higher Ed World of Tomorrow The folks at Anagram Interactive have partenered with Radar.io Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

techlearning

Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course took place. Below is the YouTube recording and the Twitter chat of our panelists sharing tips about teacher motivation, balance, and goal-setting.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney on episode 257 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. There’s hardware too, but don’t be worried. The free app has lots to play with.

New PBS NewsHour Video Segment: “Attempts to rein in climate change education draw backlash”

Larry Ferlazzo

There have been attacks on climate change education in our schools. I’ve written about it in the past: Lots Of Lessons In These Two Articles About How To Teach – & How Not To Teach – About Controversial Issues.

eLearning Technology in Education: How Much is Too Much?

WizIQ Education & Technology

There’s a reason why we have many aphorisms encouraging us to strike a middle ground in most of the life’s endeavors. Even things that have wonderful attributes can end up being a net. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Lexia Learning Releases New White Paper for Educators

techlearning

BOSTON (Feb. 21, 2018) – According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ reading assessment, only a third of the students in each of the grades evaluated scored at or above proficiency.

Can Electric Stimulation Help Brains Perform Better?

MindShift

Imagine a device that in just 30 minutes makes your brain more receptive to new information, cutting the time it takes to learn in half. Some neuroscientists say they have demonstrated this very feat.

February’s (2018) Best Tweets – Part Four

Larry Ferlazzo

Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.

Students are zapping their brains to get ahead in school — but evidence for the practice is limited

The Hechinger Report

Credit: JakeOlimb via Getty Images. Imagine a device that in just 30 minutes makes your brain more receptive to new information, cutting the time it takes to learn in half. Some neuroscientists say they have demonstrated this very feat.

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 21, 2018— Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The research places i-Ready as a Level 3 program demonstrating “Promising Evidence.”

Hope is Not a Strategy

The Principal of Change

In high school, I played football for four years and loved the game. I had a chance to play at the post-secondary level, but an injury to my knee and a lack of passion for the game when compared to basketball, led me to some different choices.