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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
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Some High Schools Want To Ditch A-To-F Grading System

Some High Schools Want To Ditch A-To-F Grading System | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some San Francisco Bay Area private high school administrators think letter grades A through F are outdated, and think there is a better way to evaluate students."

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50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students."

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Helping Students Be Successful With Homework

Helping Students Be Successful With Homework | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some assignments do—in fact—help students work towards learning goals, while others actually impede learning and/or create conflict at home. With that in mind, here are a few key considerations for teachers."

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The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time

The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The one classroom management tip that works every time? Build relationships. Make every effort to get to know your students – especially on their ‘turf’ and in non-academic ways. What are they interested in? What do they love?"

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The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools

The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Things move fast in the edtech world, and we hear all the time from teachers how hard it can be to keep up. This is why the Common Sense website created the EdTech Eleven, a monthly list of noteworthy tools generating buzz in the edtech world. While these aren't recommendations or ratings, what you'll find on the EdTech Eleven is a quick and current list of trending tools you might want to check out." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 3-5 group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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The NY Times Tackled Teachers and Ed Tech. Social Media Responded.

The NY Times Tackled Teachers and Ed Tech. Social Media Responded. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Technology companies courting influential teachers to promote their products has raised ethics concerns - and the practice has attracted critical media attention."

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What Difference Does a Healthy School Lunch Make?

What Difference Does a Healthy School Lunch Make? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Debates about the importance of school-provided lunches have raged across the world for more than a century."

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WisconsinEye Offers 'In the Classroom' Civics Initiative

WisconsinEye Offers 'In the Classroom' Civics Initiative | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"WisconsinEye's In the Classroom civics initiative is a collection of free online resources designed to engage students in state government. WisconsinEye works closely with Wisconsin educators to produce primary source videos and lesson plans with complimentary videos that are age appropriate and meet the required standards for the classroom."

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Have You Heard of Heart Mapping?

Have You Heard of Heart Mapping? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to have your students complete a heart map to create a resource of ideas to use during writing opportunities. Thanks to Amy Kappele for posting this resource to the NEA edCommunities group on Early Childhood Develpment and Education. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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Madison Middle School First to Require Uniforms

Madison Middle School First to Require Uniforms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Starting this school year, all students at Wright Middle School, Madison's science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics-oriented magnet school are required to wear school uniforms.
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Kids Learn a Love of American History Through 'Hamilton'-Themed Summer Camps

Kids Learn a Love of American History Through 'Hamilton'-Themed Summer Camps | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Until recently, most kids would not have elected to spend their summer looking at old paintings or diving into Revolutionary War history. But that was before "Hamilton" gave them a soundtrack and road map that brought the nation's founding to life, even for the youngest Americans, reports CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes. Two years in, it's still the hottest ticket on Broadway."

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The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management

The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"I have discovered that there are five components of effective classroom management that establish structures strong enough to entice and motivate student learning:

* Developing effective working relationships with students
* Training students on how learning takes place in your classroom
* Protecting and leveraging time
* Anticipating student behaviors in well-written lesson plans
* Establishing standards of behavior that promote student learning"

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School Supply Lists Have Gotten Ridiculously Long and Expensive. Here’s Why.

School Supply Lists Have Gotten Ridiculously Long and Expensive. Here’s Why. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"School-supply lists are now often shockingly long, requesting dozens of specific and sometimes expensive items.

 

"The short explanation for supply inflation is that as education budgets shrink so, too, do schools’ stores of basic items. Teachers routinely spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom supplies, especially in poor areas."

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Why today's teens are growing up more slowly than they used to

Why today's teens are growing up more slowly than they used to | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"They're often postponing traditional milestones to independence, new research suggests."

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Wisconsin's Schools Seek to Shorten the Workforce Pipeline

Wisconsin's Schools Seek to Shorten the Workforce Pipeline | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Employers seeking more qualified workers are encouraging more career-based learning opportunities in schools."

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Texting, Personalization, Free Computers for All: New Report Tells Where Ed Tech Works — and Fails

Texting, Personalization, Free Computers for All: New Report Tells Where Ed Tech Works — and Fails | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When it comes to finding education technology that works, it’s not always the most expensive interventions that lead to the best academic outcomes, reports the National Bureau of Economic Research in a new review of rigorous studies of education technology."

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32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area

32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education."

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Teachable Moments on School Bullying

Teachable Moments on School Bullying | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Focus on the positive objective of embracing civility, rather than preventing bullying. Launch a 'Kindness Campaign' to encourage respect."

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What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher

What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Always work from the heart. If your actions and words emerge from the heart, you can’t make too many mistakes. Let yourself love your students; don’t be afraid of falling in love with them. That’s the path to take as a new teacher. Get to know them, indulge your curiosity, spend time learning about who they are as human beings—the rest will follow."

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Textbooks Beginning to Resemble Netflix

Textbooks Beginning to Resemble Netflix | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"For a while, Pearson had been offering digital versions of textbooks that were simply the same book, just in electronic form. Its new products are markedly different. Instead of buying a book, students pay for a semester-long subscription to software that can be consumed on any device—consumed, not read. The new textbook has fewer words, more interactive exercises, videos, and animation—which also means less reading."

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Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"American high school students with poor grades are much more likely to have unhealthy behaviors - including illegal drug use - than teens at the top of the class, federal health officials say."

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Giving Peer Feedback Helps Writers Grow

Giving Peer Feedback Helps Writers Grow | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Tips for showing students how to give each other writing feedback, which benefits both the receiver and the giver."

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8 Things I Know for Sure about Middle School Kids

8 Things I Know for Sure about Middle School Kids | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Middle school students are a unique breed, says consultant Jennifer Gonzalez, who offers teachers new to the middle eight helpful tips for teaching adolescents."

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How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps

How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Do you recognize some of these curiosity-killing elements in your classroom?

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Could Sleep Problems Cause ADHD?

Could Sleep Problems Cause ADHD? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Many people with ADHD have biological clocks shifted ahead, causing them to fall asleep later and get less sleep overall, a new study finds."

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