Mon.Jul 19, 2021

The Search for Wisdom As The Winds of Fortune and Fate Blow

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The farmer and his family were settlers in the Midwest. This family had a house in the middle of a large wheat field they had planted. And all around them was brush and rolling wheat as far as the eye could see.

Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not

Catlin Tucker

The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” ” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions.

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Why I Joined the Ed Elements Team

Education Elements

In my 22 years in the K-12 education profession, I have worked for, and led organizations that run the gamut - from those that are very process and compliance driven, to those that multiply and engage creativity.

5 (free) Posters on Teaching I

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: . –for an entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Getting started with learning stations in middle school

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by James Hunt, a 6th grade science and geography teacher in Southeast Missouri. James was selected as Teacher of the Year at his building in 2019. You can connect with him on Twitter at @Mr_JamesHunt. Have you ever tried stations in your classroom before?

Leveraging Candidate Profiles to Improve Teacher Retention in 4 Steps

Education Elements

A recent survey of more than 1,000 districts found that nearly two-thirds of districts are reporting teacher shortages heading into the 2021-2022 school year.

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Comeback Time: Remote Learning Research and Solutions to Support Students

EdTech Magazine

The time to get ready is now. After more than a year of remote and hybrid learning, many parents, teachers and administrators are worried about student performance come fall. But dwelling on the challenges imposed by the pandemic won’t help students.

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5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

ISTELive 21: Creating a Successful and Inclusive K–12 Esports Program

EdTech Magazine

K–12 school districts can build esports programs that support a variety of diverse student interests. These teams can help students build the same skills that traditional sports teach, and they can include any type of student.

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5 easy tools that support project-based learning

eSchool News

Educators know project-based learning (PBL) isn’t simply another teaching strategy.

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PROOF POINTS: New poll points to college and career benefits of Greek life despite criticism

The Hechinger Report

There are plenty of reasons to be critical of college fraternities and sororities. Hazing deaths happen too often. Rape and sexual assaults are even more common. Members of these exclusionary clubs are disproportionately white and wealthy.

The Need for Critical Thinking: Disinformation in Modern Society and How to Deal With It

EmergingEdTech

The Complex Problem of Disinformation in Modern Society It’s official – more than 90% of Americans now rely mainly on online sources to get their news coverage. It doesn’t matter whether you’re. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Coding Google Apps – Get Started

Teacher Tech

Learn to code Google Docs. Start here. The post Coding Google Apps – Get Started appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google G Suite google

These parents want more virtual learning. New Jersey says they’re on their own

The Hechinger Report

The New Jersey governor’s recent decision that all public schools would return this fall to in-person classes – without a virtual option – sent parent Tatiana Martin scrambling. This story also appeared in ESPN and The Undefeated.

Grant Proposals: 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing

techlearning

When crafting grant proposals, asking yourself the right questions before you start can help improve your chance of success

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SLIDE: data, interactive tools, and an equity wake-up call (Part 1)

NeverEndingSearch

We now have the data. Important new quantitative research documents concerns relating to the future of our profession and implications for those we serve. The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution? ,

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What is BandLab for Education? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

BandLab for Education is a music focused learning tool that helps students progress independently, anywhere

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5 Innovative Ways to Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since its creation 15 years ago, Twitter has radically transformed the dynamics of web 2.0 communication. With its emphasis on brevity and conciseness, Twitter became the top microblogging platform.read more. Twitter guides

The Delta Variant: Should Educators & Parents Be Worried?

techlearning

The highly contagious coronavirus strain is fueling case upticks across the globe. What does that mean for this coming school year

How Colleges Can Support More Students Using the Power of Peers

Edsurge

When Nathaan Demers worked as a counselor on a college campus, he juggled a caseload of at least 60 students—with only 20 clinic hours a week. The math just doesn’t work out,” he says. It’s an imbalanced equation replicated widely throughout higher education.

What’s New ~ July 2021

myViewBoard

Manager. myViewBoard Manager is a web-based device management tool for IT admins. Read more at myviewboard.com/it-admin. myViewBoard Manager has been updated to include optional extra features with Manager Advanced licenses that are applied to individual devices.

What We Want Students to Know About the Media

MiddleWeb

Many students don’t consider the source of media they consume on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or elsewhere. Often they don’t consider the ramifications of spreading fake news or conspiracy theories. Frank Baker shares ways educators can make media literacy a classroom priority.

3 Simple Ways One District Protects Students and Data

eSchool News

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DreamBox Learning Acquires Reading Plus in Expansion Into English Curriculum

Marketplace K-12

DreamBox Learning is acquiring the well-known adaptive literacy program, Reading Plus, marking the ed-tech provider's expansion into reading curriculum. The post DreamBox Learning Acquires Reading Plus in Expansion Into English Curriculum appeared first on Market Brief.

From Pre-Hire to Retire: Why a Total Approach to Human Capital Management Makes Sense for Schools

eSchool News

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Microlearning in Higher Education.

Linways Technologies

What is Microlearning? Microlearning is a concept in which relatively small-sized content is delivered to the learners to meet specific learning objectives. It is a learning that enables learners to digest bite-sized information in short periods.

How to Escalate Skill Growth and Prepare for a Powerful School Year

eSchool News

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"How to Help Adolescents Think About the Last Year" - Parenting for Academic Success (and Parental Sanity)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In a New York Times article this past April, entitled " How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the Last Year ," writer Judith Warner notes that: "On and offline, parents are trading stories — poignant and painful — about all of the ways that they fear their middle schoolers are losing ground."