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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Here is just one of the 100 tips in this resource: Use Polyline to draw shapes and lines in Google docs to make graphs, images and examples. Check out the other 99 ...

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Amazon Inspire Goes Live (But Without Controversial Share Feature)

"After more than a year of invitation-only private beta, Amazon just opened its free library of open-education resources, called Amazon Inspire. Well, it’s more accurate to say the site is partially open. Amazon Inspire is still missing its most controversial feature—the ability for any teacher to share lesson plans, worksheets, and other materials with colleagues."

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Report: Millennials and Generation Z Are Changing Media Habits

Report: Millennials and Generation Z Are Changing Media Habits | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Millennials say they’re watching more videos and spending more time on social media, but they are not necessarily decreasing their attention to other media. However, a recent study states that younger internet users, the so-called Generation Z (ages 13 to 17), are moving away from text-based content online, as well as television, while increasing their time with video and social media."

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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype."

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Is Your Classroom Ready?

Is Your Classroom Ready? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The posters are hung. The rosters are printed. The lessons are made. The classroom is ready for the school year. Are you?"

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Study Finds Notable Increase in Grades in High Schools Nationally

Study Finds Notable Increase in Grades in High Schools Nationally | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A key finding is that, looking at cohorts of high school graduates who finished from 1998 to 2016, the average high school GPA went up from 3.27 to 3.38. Notably, the gains were unequal among high schools, and the differences appear to favor students from wealthier (and whiter) high schools than average."

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9 Ways to Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget

9 Ways to Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Cut the cost of out-of-pocket classroom expenses with these savvy money saving tips."

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Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Personalized learning is hard to implement and scale, the RAND Corp. found. But there are promising signs on student achievement, at least in some schools."

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Six Steps to Creating Engaging and Effective Classroom Podcasts

Six Steps to Creating Engaging and Effective Classroom Podcasts | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"With proper planning and attention to detail, student-made podcasts add a new dimension to 21st Century classroom learning, according to a high school teacher in California."

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Teachers: Summer Reading to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience

Teachers: Summer Reading to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Immerse yourself in these books to renew yourself for the coming school year.
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The Case for Quiet Kids: Helping Introverts Get Heard in the Classroom

"Being quiet, it seems, is regarded as a deficit that needs to be pointed out and fixed. Throughout the years, few teachers bothered asking why he (my son) was so quiet and hesitant to share his thoughts. It wasn’t until my son’s fourth-grade year when a teacher helped him come out of his shell. What made this teacher special? He took the time to talk with my son and get to know him personally, despite the fact he was quiet. He made an effort to find ways for him to contribute without being the center of attention."

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Outdoor Grid Gets Students Excited For Math

Outdoor Grid Gets Students Excited For Math | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A new educational tool at the Forestdale School in Massachusetts is allowing students to get into their math lessons, literally. The outdoor grid is an enlarged version of a tool that students already use in class, but with this enlarged version students can physically move their bodies to figure out the answers to math problems."

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Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If new teachers are paired with high-quality, trained mentors and receive frequent feedback, their students may receive the equivalent of up to five months of additional learning, a new study found."

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How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Code.org, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?"

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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Over the past year, the Office of Educational Technology has worked with library leaders across the country to change the conversation among district and school leaders about the role librarians can play in leading, teaching, and supporting districts as they transition to digital learning."

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Why This Superintendent is Banning Homework — and Asking Kids to Read Instead

Why This Superintendent is Banning Homework — and Asking Kids to Read Instead | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new — but controversial — policy when they return to school for the 2017-2018 school year next month: no traditional homework. They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a night."

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Children enjoy reading and being read to. Too often, homework is meaningless and parents cannot engage with their children. There are links to research in the article.
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Guides to Using Google Resources in the Classroom

Guides to Using Google Resources in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

If you're hoping to learn how to effectively integrate one or more of Google's resources in your classroom, this is the place to go! Guides for Google Apps, Drive, Mail, Classroom, Forms, Groups, Communities, and MUCH MORE are included. Thanks to Tricia Roach for posting this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group. Not yet registered for NEA edCommunities? Sign up now!

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15 Great Free Science Resources for Teachers and Students

15 Great Free Science Resources for Teachers and Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

This list of resources from the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website was highlighted in the Digital Tools & Learning (6-12) group on NEA edCommunities. Not yet registered for NEA edCommunities? Sign up now!

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4 Tech-free Ways to Personalize Learning in Your Classroom

"With a few simple strategies in mind, students can have a unique experience, tailored to their needs and interests, all with little to no technology involved."

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As More Schools Look to Personalized Learning, Our Entire Approach to Teaching is Changing

As More Schools Look to Personalized Learning, Our Entire Approach to Teaching is Changing | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Today, instead of simply memorizing facts for a test, students dive deeper into subjects that interest them. Textbooks and worksheets no longer dominate, as educators employ multiple instructional models. Smaller class sizes allow for more time for one-on-one instruction.

"Best of all, the lifeless classroom setups are gone, and learning spaces have been reconfigured with moveable furniture and walls so that when classroom subjects overlap, teachers can combine lessons. Students rotate through these areas, which fosters a more collaborative learning space.

 

"However, as personalized learning becomes more popular, will educators still lead the classroom, or will software companies?"

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Real Things Teachers Can Do to Combat Fake News

Real Things Teachers Can Do to Combat Fake News | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"We need to be willing to explore current events through the lens of multiple sources, including ones that are misleading. We need to break them down and do deep analysis with our students. We need to teach our students to ask questions about all information flowing their way. We also should look back over history and explore the history of fake news to give our students context. The concept of fake news is not new, and students should understand when fake news appeared in history and why."

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12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About

12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Did you know you can get your iPad to speak to you? Or that you can open web pages side by side? Learn about these and other iPad tips from educatorstechnology.com."

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La Crosse School Raising Funds for Trauma-Informed School Program

La Crosse School Raising Funds for Trauma-Informed School Program | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Staff members at Northside Elementary School want to do more to support students suffering from trauma."

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back

Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Grade retention has mixed results for school performance, a large study of students in Florida shows."

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Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

Teach Teachers How to Create Magic | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says in the TED Talk presentation, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it's a skill we often don't teach to educators."

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How to Engage Each of 6 Dominant Categories of Students

How to Engage Each of 6 Dominant Categories of Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Keeping students interested in school is important, but it takes different strategies to get different types of students engaged in classroom work, a new report suggests.

"Using results from a nationally representative online survey of 2,006 public and private school students conducted in 2016, the report picks out six dominant categories of students and suggests some ways to help them feel more connected and interested in school."

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