Mon.Feb 19, 2018

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?

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How to make a curated collection of tweets with TweetDeck

Ditch That Textbook

Twitter chats are a whirlwind of good ideas. Educators tweet to a single Twitter hashtag, answering questions and sharing their best ideas. But when the Twitter chat is over, the ideas often disappear from our brains without a concrete way of harvesting those ideas.

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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.

Six Good Videos Showing The Difference Between Correlation & Causation

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2011 John Lester , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio. I’m adding these videos to T he Best Online Resources For Teaching The Difference Between Correlation & Causation. There are a lot of videos on this topic, but these are the ones I use in different classes. TOK video

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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.

More Trending

“Do I let the kid in, and maybe the gunman behind her?”

Larry Ferlazzo

School Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as Human Shields is an article in today’s New York Times, which focuses on the questions in most teachers minds these days. Here’s an excerpt: You might also be interested in: When did it become a teacher’s job to stop a bullet for your child?

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Win a Copy of Google Apps for Littles

Teacher Tech

Win a Copy of Google Apps for Littles Believe even our youngest students can use G Suite and use computers and tablets. Christine Pinto (with help from Alice Keeler) has written a book to get started with using G Suite and Google Apps with Kinder, First and Second grade.

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How to Create an Enrollment-Generating Landing Page

Hubbli

Would you like to create a sales funnel for your Montessori school, but aren’t sure where to start? Start with this post. Below, we’ll discuss how to use a dedicated landing page on your website to increase your enrollment numbers.

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How to help students avoid the remedial ed trap

The Hechinger Report

This Rutgers University-Newark class combines college-level math with some of the basics of high school algebra. Colleges around the country are quickly remaking remedial education, but researchers don’t know which models work. Photo: Meredith Kolodner.

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The Hindu Festival Of Holi Begins On March 1st – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

Holi 2018 begins on the evening of Thursday, March 1st and ends on the evening of Friday, March 2nd. You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi. monthly updated lists

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OPINION: Listen to our children – take away the guns, then counsel troubled youth instead of policing them

The Hechinger Report

Fort Lauderdale, FL — In the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, protesters attend a Feb. 17, 2018 rally at the Federal Courthouse here to demand government action on firearms. Photo: Mike Stocker/TNS via ZUMA Wire. Here is what keeps happening and has to stop: nothing.

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SEL Weekly Update

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

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Hacking Digital Learning Strategies #Bookreview

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler When Shelly Terrell speaks or writes, people take notice. She has done the hard miles as an educator and has innovated along the way, continuing to share her knowledge and her ideas freely among the global education community.

Pins Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 13,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog.

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Valuable Resource for Free Math Lesson Plans and More

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.

Today Is The Day Of Remembrance Commemorating Japanese-American Internment – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2006 pingnews.com , Flickr | PD-MK | via Wylio. The Day of Remembrance For The Japanese American Internment is on every February 19th , which marks the anniversary of the Executive Order by President Roosevelt authorizing that shameful event.

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Who Will Probably Come to the Party?

techlearning

International World Thinking Day is February 22nd, just in time to brush up on some critical thinking and problem solving. Check out this Party Planning resource that uses tree diagrams to find possible outcomes and make predictions for who will probably come to a party. courtesy of Knovation.

Tutor Pursuit

Technology Tidbits

Tutor Pursuit is a new online tool or app (iOS/Google Play) to find a reputable tutor in your area. All this is done in a safe/secure environment where a student just needs to put in a zip code or subject to find their tutor. Tutors can create their own schedule, hourly rate, and more. This is a great way for educators to earn some extra cash while students can find an affordable tutor in their area. I highly recommend checking out Tutor Pursuit by clicking here !!! tutoring

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Address Learning Differences with These Micro-credentials from @DigitalPromise

techlearning

Innovative educators know the importance of understanding how a student learns best and then designing an approach tailored that student’s needs. This comes in the form of learning that is student centered , differentiated, and takes into account the learner’s differences and preferences.

We’re Having a Party! Come Explore the F-L-I-P Pillars Online March 3rd and 31st!

EmergingEdTech

The Flipped Learning Network is Having Two Interactive Online “Pillar Parties” in March! When the Flipped Learning Network published their official definition of Flipped Learning, it was. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) Professional Development Workshops & Conferences

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Mistakes Were Made: A Classroom Confessional

MiddleWeb

Kevin Hodgson remembers vividly the day when what seemed like a fantastic new idea for exploring word origins with his 6th graders fell apart rather quickly and left him in a panic. He shares this and other memorable missteps over the years – and some lessons learned.

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Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Knowledge is meant to be shared. That’s what writing is about–taking what you know and putting it out there for all to see. When students hear the word “writing”, most think paper-and-pencil, maybe word processing, but that’s the vehicle, not the goal.

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How I Work – Part 2 in the “How I” Series

ProfHacker

Last week we looked at how we begin all the amazing work that’s done in our disparate fields. I began by mentioning how much I enjoy learning about systems and how people figure out what they’re doing in the first place.

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9 of The Best News Sources for Students and Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

News reading is an important literacy practice that, among other things, helps students become responsible citizens, raises their critical media awareness, and connects them to the global world. News.read more. News resources for kids

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EdTechTeam Impact Story- ANZ

EdTechTeam

In 2017 EdTechTeam ANZ , now a Chromebook Reseller, worked in every Australian state or territory and on both islands of New Zealand, impacting 4,912 educators in partnership with Departments of Education, Catholic and Adventist school systems, and independent schools across both countries.

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Personal Connections and Google Maps

EdTechTeam

As a Social Studies teacher, I hate hearing the saying, “History is boring!” One of the reasons I wanted to be a teacher was because I wanted students to fall in love with Social Studies and, in turn, fall in love with learning. Students lose interest in subjects that they feel no connection to. I find this to be extremely true when discussing geography.

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