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How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Twitter is more than a simple messaging platform. It's a conversation about your passions and it's easy to get completed addicted. That's a good thing.
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This social studies teacher says he has discovered how to use Twitter in a way that makes it "the best professional development I never paid for."

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Libraries Are Re-booting to Become the Tech Hub for Schools

Libraries Are Re-booting to Become the Tech Hub for Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, is all done with shushing. “When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.


"Chun’s district is at the forefront of a national movement to turn K-12 librarians into indispensable digital mavens who can help classroom teachers craft tech-savvy lesson plans, teach kids to think critically about online research, and remake libraries into lively, high-tech hubs of collaborative learning — while still helping kids get books."

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134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list of 134 nominees. In here you can find many captivating channels."

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Can Yoga Help Prevent Teacher Burnout?

Can Yoga Help Prevent Teacher Burnout? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"You can't give what you don't have," said Catherine Cook-Cottone, an associate professor in the department of counseling, school, and educational psychology at the State University of New York's Graduate School of Education in Buffalo. "If a teacher wants to deliver a sense of well-being, a sense of safety, a sense of self-regulation, a sense of active engagement without stress, he or she can't do that if they can't create that within their own bodies."

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The End of the Valedictorian? Schools Rethink Class Rankings

The End of the Valedictorian? Schools Rethink Class Rankings | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by large differences in class rank despite small differences in their GPAs, and view rankings as obsolete in an era of high expectations for every student, association spokesman Bob Farrace said. There are also concerns about intense, potentially unhealthy competition and students letting worries about rank drive their course selections.
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Sharing Your Best Work With Other Teachers

Sharing Your Best Work With Other Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If you’re one of those teachers and are willing to share freely, in the digital age you can do so in many different ways. Why would any teacher share for free? There are many reasons, but the best one is this: Sharing, because it promotes reflection and learning, makes you a better teacher."

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How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While the young brain is impressionable to trauma, it can also be resilient. In a safe and orderly environment full of caring adults, she explains, children can find calm. They can build relationships. If they are given a chance to make better choices when they act out, rather than being punished, they learn that they can exert self-control. That, in turn, readies them to learn. "Neuroplasticity," that $5 word taught to the second-graders at Fairmont, is the term that captures the ability of the brain to grow, change and form new connections into adulthood."

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5 Regrets: Looking Back While Forging Ahead

5 Regrets: Looking Back While Forging Ahead | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As teacher Kevin Hodgson completes another school year,, he reflects on things he might have done better during the year."

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Summer is a Great Time to Learn About Growth Mindset

Summer is a Great Time to Learn About Growth Mindset | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As you pack up your classroom, filing away lessons and deciding whether to keep or scrap student work samples, your mind may already be racing with ideas about ways you can make next year even better. You’ve probably heard about how having a growth mindset helps students to persist through challenges and take risks — and you may be thinking about how you can help your students do just that next year."

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Teacher Collaboration Takes Learning Outdoors

Teacher Collaboration Takes Learning Outdoors | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teachers in six Madison classrooms collaborated in an effort to educate their second- through fourth-grade students outside one day a week during the school year."

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How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The school community functions so much better when kids have strong social-emotional skills,” Weissbourd said. Having empathy, being able to consider another’s perspective, and managing one’s own emotions and actions, all of which are connected to kindness, are linked to academic success.

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Learning About Independence Day

Learning About Independence Day | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and classroom resources."

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Google Designed an Online Safety Computer Game for Kids

Google Designed an Online Safety Computer Game for Kids | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Google has released a computer game alongside a school curriculum to teach children about online safety and security."

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Native American Students Take on Peer Substance Abuse

Native American Students Take on Peer Substance Abuse | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A group of seven Native American students at Browning High School in Montana will serve as role models to help middle school students avoid drugs and alcohol with a substance abuse prevention program called 'Be Under Your Own Influence.'

"The program is primarily designed for seventh graders and has been found to reduce substance use through positive, future-oriented messages."

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6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Albert Einstein did more than re-write the laws of physics. His personal philosophies are fascinating, and many of his ideas are directly relevant to the practice of online teaching. These online teaching lessons from Albert Einstein offer inspiration for how we, too, can leave a lasting legacy - on the lives of our students."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 12:19 PM
The lessons point us towards a continued need for good teachers and their teaching. For example, the first one is about not confusing knowledge with information. This goes with digital tools exceeding our humanity.
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Education Technology is Spreading Fast, But There’s No Recipe for Success

Education Technology is Spreading Fast, But There’s No Recipe for Success | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As educators expand the use of education technology, they often face a tricky balance. These tools offer the possibility for innovation – trying something new in a quest to improve teaching and learning. But technology isn’t cheap, and the risk of failure looms."

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Rethinking the Parent-Teacher Conference: Meeting More Often, Working as a Team

Rethinking the Parent-Teacher Conference: Meeting More Often, Working as a Team | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

“It’s a whole shift with how we think parents can collaborate with teachers. Parents can also collaborate with each other,” said Maria Paredes, a former teacher who created a model known as Academic Parent-Teacher Teams, or APTT. “We can keep everybody in the know on what’s happening in the classroom.”

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2:50 PM
I had parents in my junior high class. It helped get to know one another, understand the roles we played in each student's lives, and form a sense of community.

Teachers should make a concerted effort to talk to parents on an ongoing basis, individually and collectively.
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Help for Reluctant Tech Users

Help for Reluctant Tech Users | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In technology (and in life!), sometimes you’re the teacher and sometimes you’re the student—and it’s completely normal to always be a bit of both. One day, you help a colleague learn the joys of the copy and paste keyboard shortcuts, and the next day you’re learning how to create and edit a YouTube video. So, whether you’re teaching or learning, or a bit of both, here are a few practical tips to make it a little easier for the reluctant tech user."

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Can They Unplug? A Principal Will Pay Students to Forgo Screen Time This Summer.

Can They Unplug? A Principal Will Pay Students to Forgo Screen Time This Summer. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Diana Smith, principal at Washington Latin Public Charter School, has pledged to pay her students $100 each out of her own pocket if they forgo electronic and video screens each Tuesday, starting this week, until school resumes at the end of August."

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Lucas Jubb's curator insight, June 15, 10:15 AM
It is important to get the kids growing up in the generation of phones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets to unplug and discover other ways to entertain themselves.
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Get the Most Out of Summer

Get the Most Out of Summer | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Eight tips on incorporating relaxation and intentional planning for the year ahead into your summer so you can return to school refreshed."

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Why Valedictorians Rarely Become Rich and Famous - and the Average Millionaire's College GPA is 2.9

Why Valedictorians Rarely Become Rich and Famous - and the Average Millionaire's College GPA is 2.9 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While top students generally go on to be successful, few of them go on to achieve the kind of wild success most of us dream of. Instead, kids who struggle with, or don't particularly enjoy, formal education are more likely to get there. In fact, a study of 700 American millionaires found that their average GPA was just 2.9."

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Lucas Jubb's curator insight, June 15, 10:18 AM
Here is an interesting correlation on GPA and success in life. 
It is not what I expected.
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The IT Academy at Mukwonago High School Prepares Students for Careers

The IT Academy at Mukwonago High School Prepares Students for Careers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How can a teacher spark student interest in pursuing a career and translate the content they teach to usable job skills? For two teachers at Mukwonago High School - including WEAC member James Ferwerda - the answer to that question meant taking a bold step in creating something new within an already established program." (From DPI ConnectEd.)

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How Teachers' Stress Affects Students: A Research Roundup

How Teachers' Stress Affects Students: A Research Roundup | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"High stress levels among teachers can harm their students' academic achievement, new research shows."

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Critical Thinking

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Critical Thinking | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Want to help students exercise critical thinking skills? Ask these questions whenever you discover or discuss new information. These are broad and versatile questions that have limitless K-12 applications. They can be adapted to any subject area or topic. Click on the link to download the free PDF file." Thanks to Tricia Roach for posting this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group, where you can download the complete graphic.Not an edCommunities member yet? Sign up now!

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Heather Torgler's curator insight, June 8, 9:51 PM

Higher level thinking questions for students.

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Super-Brainy Translation Tools Mean Language Barriers Are Falling Fast

Super-Brainy Translation Tools Mean Language Barriers Are Falling Fast | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, the dream of speaking to anyone regardless of language is closer to reality than ever."

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Tidying Up Technology at the End of the School Year

Tidying Up Technology at the End of the School Year | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As you start your own end of the year routines, don't forget about your technology! Here are a few helpful ways to Tidy Up your Technology for the end of the school year." Thanks to Jodi Burling for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 6-12 group. Not signed up yet for NEA edCommunities? Register here.

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