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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
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New guide helps educators teach about Wisconsin's American Indian nations and tribal communities

New guide helps educators teach about Wisconsin's American Indian nations and tribal communities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A revised and expanded teacher’s guide from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help teachers fulfill the requirement of teaching about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities. Tailored especially for upper elementary grades, the updated Teacher's Guide, which is a CD-ROM, goes along with the newly updated young readers classic by Dr. Patty Loew, Native People of Wisconsin.
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Lessons, activities and resources to examine various perspectives on Columbus Day

Lessons, activities and resources to examine various perspectives on Columbus Day | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Columbus Day - October 10 - is celebrated in the United States, Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. These lessons, resources, activities, and videos present a range of opinions.

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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
When implementing and successfully sustaining a mobile learning initiative, it is imperative not to allow the device to drive instruction. Lessons, curriculum, schools and districts should never be built around technology. Everything we do in education should be built around learning. Thus, if the ultimate goal is to improve student outcomes then the role of any mobile device initiative should be to support or enhance learning.
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The Great Outdoors: 30 Ways to Take Your Lessons Beyond Your Classroom Walls

The Great Outdoors: 30 Ways to Take Your Lessons Beyond Your Classroom Walls | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
We want to encourage you to take learning outside this fall with these simple and creative outdoor learning ideas for a variety of subject areas.
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Wisconsin Water Library offers vast H2O resources for teachers and parents

Wisconsin Water Library offers vast H2O resources for teachers and parents | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Water Library has a large collection of children’s book about water – including titles on animals found in and around water, aquatic plants, shipwrecks, beach combing, snow and ice, and more. Many of the books are for young children (in preschool through second grade) but the library also has a growing collection of materials for older children and young adults.
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Not all these suggestions will fit or work for everyone; it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas – some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies – can be transformational for students, and your teaching."

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Social Media Made Simple

Social Media Made Simple | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Thanks to physics teacher Michelle Gould Burgess’ seamless integration of social media into her lesson plans, her students are busy launching marbles out of a catapult instead of listening to a lecture.
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How ClassDojo, the 'Slack for Classrooms,' Plans to Make Money

How ClassDojo, the 'Slack for Classrooms,' Plans to Make Money | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"With impressive reach in schools already, the startup is thinking about charging parents and teachers for premium features like extra content."

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Minneapolis math teachers trade calculators for smartphone app

Minneapolis math teachers trade calculators for smartphone app | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Instead of banking on clunky and pricey TI-84 calculators, Sara Van Der Werf’s students at Minneapolis South High School use a free graphing calculator app on their mobile devices.

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NEA now hiring Professional Practice Community facilitators on EdCommunities

NEA now hiring Professional Practice Community facilitators on EdCommunities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
NEA is seeking paid facilitators for Professional Practice Communities on the edCommunities website platform. A PPC Facilitator is responsible for creating and maintaining an engaging group on NEA edCommunities. The facilitator will be responsible for making the community exciting, vibrant, and a great place to discuss and share resources.
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5 things your students need to hear you say

5 things your students need to hear you say | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Foster intellectual risk-taking and social growth with these ideas, because what you say—and how you say it—is as important as what you teach each day.
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The undervaluing of school counselors

The undervaluing of school counselors | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Teenagers make bad choices. Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects. For low-income adolescents who lack the safety net that comes with privilege, the wrong decisions can be catastrophic.
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5 Reasons to Use Digital Badges in Your Classroom

5 Reasons to Use Digital Badges in Your Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Students want to do well in class, and they want to be recognized when they accomplish something. This Digital Badges infographic shows why.

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Teaching children about labor history

Teaching children about labor history | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Labor History Society offers three contests to get labor history into Wisconsin schools. Tomorrow's future workers are today's middle and high school students and they are missing out on a vital part of their education - the story of labor and how unions have helped to build a nation!
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Minecraft: Education Edition arrives November 1

Minecraft: Education Edition arrives November 1 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is finally arriving on November 1, following an extended testing and free trial period that began this summer. The version of Minecraft aimed at educators and schools came out of Microsoft’s acquisition of learning game MinecraftEdu earlier this year, which built upon Minecraft to give teachers tools to build lessons around STEM, art, language and more."

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The Best App for Your Coursework Isn't a Single App

The Best App for Your Coursework Isn't a Single App | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Depending on the tasks that students may need to complete, and the skills that you may want them to gain, a variety of options may be required. Choosing the best options can seem daunting. To start figuring out which tools to bring into your ecosystem, consider these essential questions to guide your thinking.
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Dealing With Student Racism

Dealing With Student Racism | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
What do you do when one of your students has racist beliefs about herself and the other students in the class?
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An Educator's Social Media Guide

An Educator's Social Media Guide | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Every educator has his or her own reasons for being on Twitter. For me, the really short version of why I engage in professional conversation on social media is that Twitter is a space where educators reject isolation, celebrate together, and continue professional growth.
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Avoiding Power Struggles with Students

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Avoiding Power Struggles with Students

From NEA Works4Me

By Robert McNeely 

Disruptive and confrontational students are sometimes an unavoidable challenge. If handled poorly, these confrontations can lead to power struggles -- and more disruptions. These dos and don'ts defuse tense situations and get learning back on track:

DO

  • Engage students by providing a "hook" for each lesson at the beginning to keep them thinking and interested.
  • Try to understand the student's background and home life.
  • Make it a teaching moment.
  • React in a way that allows the student to save face.   

 

DON'T

  • React to every little distraction unless it is distracting to others.
  • Let the student get a rise out of you.
  • Attempt to get the last word.
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What does a flipped classroom look like at each grade level?

What does a flipped classroom look like at each grade level? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Although the term “flipped learning” is almost universally recognized, teachers apply it in many forms, in all grades levels, and in various school environments. If you are a teacher using flipped learning, the chances are that you share some similarities with other teachers who flip—as well as some differences. However, the major commonality among all flipped learning teachers is that every one of them is creating personal learning experiences for each student.

"ESchoolNews.com asked three flipped teachers — one from an elementary school, one from a junior high, and one from a high school — to describe what learning looks like in their world."

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How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If you’re a teacher, building your brand is more important than ever. Whether you are looking for a new job, advancing your career, or modeling best online practices for your students, there are simple steps that you can take to help you stay relevant and make you more valuable in the future."


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Celebrate National Park Centennial With a Project

Celebrate National Park Centennial With a Project | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This year marks the centennial of the National Park Service - an agency that focuses on issues ranging from historic preservation to archaeology, ecology to wildlife management, and education to public safety - and the occasion lends itself to Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunities.

"Content connections are as vast as the parks themselves, including American history, art, government, biology, environmental science, and nature writing -- just to name a few. And imagine the experts your students might connect with in person or via a Skype video conference or Google Hangout."

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Application deadline is December 1 for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Application deadline is December 1 for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development opportunity for 3-6 months through the Fulbright Program! By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. schools and local communities with global perspectives.

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Join the Kindergarten Connections Community on NEA EdCommunities

Join the Kindergarten Connections Community on NEA EdCommunities | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Explore the magic of Kindergarten -- a truly amazing year for young children and their families. Connect, engage, and share with like-minded education professionals to inspire and be inspired! Together we can change the world and make a positive impact on our students and their families! (It's easy to sign up for NEA EdCommunities.)

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Teachers entering the profession now are more computer savvy, having grown up on a feast of innovation. The generation of teachers who ‘don’t do tech’ will become less predominant within the profession, so the fire-wall of using technology to support all curriculum subjects will start to wither away, allowing greater freedoms for using modern advances in tech.
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