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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

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Educators are passionate about learning how they can use technology to improve education.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, April 21, 2014 7:39 PM

education and technology - where the two meet and agree...

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This article provides some key perspectives with lifelong learning.

jonathan jarc's curator insight, September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

Collaborative learning, Inquiry-based projects, using social media and leveraging portable devices is going to be key to the future of edtech in this country.

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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers."

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High School Students Learn the Art of Collective Bargaining

High School Students Learn the Art of Collective Bargaining | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Contract negotiations: an example of a lesson that can be better taught with hands-on experience. And that's what students at an Escanaba, Michigan, school do in the Collective Bargaining Workshop at Bay College.

"The students always love coming to it because it gives us a chance to work on our interpersonal and communications skills and it gives us an opportunity to explore some of the obstacles and opportunities the students are going to face when they head out into the real work world," said Social Studies Teacher Brian Houle.

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Educators' Network for Social Justice 10th Annual Teaching Conference is Saturday, April 29

Educators' Network for Social Justice 10th Annual Teaching Conference is Saturday, April 29 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The Educators' Network for Social Justice Conference is being held Saturday, April 29, at the Indian Community School in Franklin, Wisconsin. Workshops are facilitated by socially conscious educators and community members with a passion for their work and cover a wide range of social justice topics. Keynote Speaker, Patty Loew, is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and affiliated with American Indian Studies, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the School of Human Ecology Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies."

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How Teacher Are Using Tech Tools to Teach Civics in These Tumultuous Times

How Teacher Are Using Tech Tools to Teach Civics in These Tumultuous Times | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"To harness student passion without bogging down in partisan muck, teachers are wielding a bevy of ed-tech tools — ranging from online role-playing games and issue quizzes to social media platforms where teachers share strategies for leading political discussions and students collaborate to try to influence public policy."

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What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't Teach Without

What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't Teach Without | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It takes coffee — and some other essentials — to run a classroom. Teachers shared their five must-haves when it comes to classroom organization and enhancing their instruction."

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LA TRANSFERENCIA DE CONOCIMIENTOS NO DEBE SER TRAUMÁTICA. SE NECESITAN DOS PARA PONER EN PRÁCTICA EL CONCEPTO DE ENSEÑANZA Y APRENDIZAJE Y ESAS DOS PERSONAS NECESITAN ESTAR DISTENDIDAS PARA INTERRELACIONAR SATISFACTORIAMENTE.

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Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season

Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teacher Kevin Hodgson is working to anticipate what his state's standardized tests will contain and how best to equip his 6th graders with reading & writing strategies."

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Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined

Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Bright yellow school buses — recognizable anywhere — transport more than 26 million children to school every day. But these days, districts and organizations throughout the country are using buses for much more than a ride to school. 

"By repurposing available space and capitalizing on mobility, these traveling art studios, cafeterias, and science labs are reducing barriers to access and meeting students where they are."

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Where Have All the Pencils Gone?

Where Have All the Pencils Gone? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How to keep those disappearing pencils! NEA Today asked the experts (educators like you) how to manage the 'pencil situation"' in their classrooms. Here are some of their favorite tips."

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5 Reasons Why Blended Learning Programs Fail - and How to Save Them

5 Reasons Why Blended Learning Programs Fail - and How to Save Them | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s botched rollouts or general apathy that kills a blended learning initiative, many telling signs can be identified."

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'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning

'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Using extracurricular activities and after-school programs to pique students' interests in science, technology, engineering and math careers is a common trend. An initiative, 'Ignite My Future in Schools,' takes a different approach by encouraging teachers to incorporate STEM activities into their day-to-day classroom syllabi and make classes more interactive for students."

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3 Engaging Treatments for School ‘Spring Fever’

3 Engaging Treatments for School ‘Spring Fever’ | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
What can we do to make end-of-year classes more productive and fun while also saving our sanity? After 17 springs at school, Amber Chandler has some good ideas.
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New Tool for Using Games for Learning is Coming to Classrooms

New Tool for Using Games for Learning is Coming to Classrooms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A major barrier to getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms could begin to dissolve this week.
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Read Fine Print on Learning Apps, Experts Warn

Read Fine Print on Learning Apps, Experts Warn | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It's great to have innovative schools and teachers taking advantage of all these tools, but they have to know what they are getting into," Smith said. "A lot of free applications are free for a reason; they are not just doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, they want that data."

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Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Despite a recent wave of hype, augmented- and virtual-reality tools remain fringe technologies in U.S. classrooms, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Project Tomorrow.

"Just 5 percent of U.S. teachers say they are currently using AR or VR in their classroom, the group found in its annual Speak Up survey of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, teachers and school administrators. Those numbers tick up a bit for high school science teachers (9 percent) and computer science and technology teachers (11 percent.)"

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Teachers Must Be Ready to Engage

Teachers Must Be Ready to Engage | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee, NBCT, shares in this blog post how teachers can engage in discussions about race in the classroom."

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Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - About Students

Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - About Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The way we communicate with and about students can have major equity implications. A new book explains how educators can match their speech to their values."

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Teaching science by asking, 'What do you want to know' and 'How can you answer that?'

Teaching science by asking, 'What do you want to know' and 'How can you answer that?' | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Thanks to help from 'Biocore Outreach Ambassadors' from UW-Madison, students at Mazomanie Elementary School are being introduced to inquiry-based learning and experiencing what it’s really like to work as a scientist. A key element of inquiry-based learning, and a fundamental part of Biocore, is asking students: 'What do you want to know?' and 'How can you answer your question?' In inquiry-based learning, investigations take center stage and textbooks become resources."

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Videoconferencing is Magic in the Elementary School Classroom

Videoconferencing is Magic in the Elementary School Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"What’s one way to create a major spark in your classroom? In one word: videoconferencing. Emotional. Transformative. Touching. Passion inducing. Educational."

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Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone and to learn best when they grasp the underlying concepts behind math formulas."

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Teaching Strategies About Source Credibility

Teaching Strategies About Source Credibility | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Here are some teaching strategies we can use to evaluate the credibility of a resource.
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Baseball Resources from TeachersFirst

Baseball Resources from TeachersFirst | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Do you love baseball? Check out these links to baseball lessons, information, and activities across all subject areas for K-12 classrooms." Thanks to Tricia Roach for posting a link to these resources on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group.

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Teachers Cashing in by Selling Their Lessons

Teachers Cashing in by Selling Their Lessons | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teachers Pay Teachers contends that it hit a milestone last year, when its 80,000 contributors earned more than $100 million, and that at least a dozen have become millionaires since the site launched a decade ago. Other major sites including Teachwise and Teacher's Notebook, and recently such corporate players as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Amazon, have launched sites of their own."

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Resources for Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Resources for Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This April, celebrate mathematics and statistics, both of which play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems: Internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more.”

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Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time."

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