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6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

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The Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom. Check the 6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom.

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Increases in student engagement and personalization are two of the important items in this article. 

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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We all do a rehearsal for parent conferences. Here are some additional tips.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:02 PM

Parent-teacher conferencing tips from one of my favorite coaching authors, Elena Aguilar

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:49 PM

Create a relationship with the parents that invites them into their children's learning.

 

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube (37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow http://t.co/UpomdHQdYm via...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:11 AM

Another handy list. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 3, 2014 9:16 AM

For my teaching friends. Some you likely know others you may not. Nice list of technology resources for teaching.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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Blended Learning: Strategies for Engagement

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There are methods and models for implementing blended learning -- from the flipped classroom, to the flex model.

 

This post looks at strategies practitioners can consider for 'Learner Engagement'


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What Exactly Is Blended Learning?

What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

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Don Dea's curator insight, May 4, 2013 4:24 AM
Benefits of blended learning

Blended learning allows teachers to do what they do best – work directly and closely with individual students and small groups – by harnessing the adaptive power and precision of technology. The best blended learning approaches use technology to:

- help each student master the content and skills they need,
- allow teachers to get the most out of their planning and instructional time, and
- streamline operations with costs similar to – or less than – traditional schooling.

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New! Blended Learning Infographic

New! Blended Learning Infographic | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

"Blended learning incorporates multiple methods of instruction in order to customize the learning experience for each student, leading to increased student interaction and engagement."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:41 PM

The blended classroom is beginning to happen in many school districts. This infographic provides a great overview of blended learning. In addition to the section shown above, which looks at how teacher-led instruction connects to quality digital learning time to group work and projects (and the ongoing cycle) you will find sections on:

* Turning Computer Time into Quality Learning Time

* Empowering Teachers with Real-Time Student Performance Information

* Tying It All Together

Online learning happens in a variety of ways. This post looks at some of the critical features that must be included for an online or blended class to be successful.

Coolwired's curator insight, April 16, 2014 2:31 PM

This Infographic  illustrates the best of both worlds in modern education!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:15 AM

This method of teaching harnesses both teacher expertise and flipped, student-lead learning, all enriched with technology. It is beginning to sit quite well with me as I have noticed some students still want to take notes, listen and learn from you - the expert teacher in this case is still valued! This could also be supplemented with teachers online and so on!

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.

Via David W. Deeds, Ivon Prefontaine
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A nice infographic that guides technology use in the classroom. The key is to remember we what technology that supports learning.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 1, 2014 9:44 AM

Here we go! Gonna print this one out on old-school paper. ;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:18 AM

When digital technologies are used well, they not only motivate they enhance learning. When they are poorly used, they distract from learning and motivation.

 

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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This articles explores growth mid sets for those who don't fit inside the cookie cutter. What can we do better? 

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7 Things To Remember About Educational Feedback Infographic

7 Things To Remember About Educational Feedback Infographic | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
At Educational Feedback Infographic you will find Educational Feedback Tips that will help Teachers give and receive effective classroom feedback.

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Pete Reed's curator insight, September 15, 2014 2:58 PM

... and help coaches give effective feedback to their principals.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Great formative assessment ideas! 

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Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers

Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
How many students, teachers, districts, etc.
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Statistics for the new school year.

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All Aboard the Connected Classroom!

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All aboard!


Learning--for both students and teachers--is increasingly connected. We share learning practices, lessons and insights both to support one another and sometimes just for the sheer joy of it.


Throughout this October's "
Connected Educators" month, we'll share articles, to

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Comprehensive guide to get on the digital train.

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Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.
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A reminder to us all that our first responsibility is to have high expectations for all students. 

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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

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The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 2:32 PM

As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction — guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in.

Mrs. B's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:01 AM

The emphasis is not on technology but what technology can enable: creativity and innovation in an ever-changing world. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:09 AM

This article basically explains what blended learning is, and how to incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Also has useful advice on how to introduce blended learning within a school.

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Blended learning and the paradox of the experienced teacher - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

Blended learning and the paradox of the experienced teacher - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

"The move to blended learning can be threatening, even for good teachers. Being aware of their possible concerns is vital for those leading change in organizations ..."

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How to Implement Blended Learning - New Guide from DLN

How to Implement Blended Learning - New Guide from DLN | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 8, 2013 10:21 PM

Check out this new guide from Digital Learning on how to implement blended learning. The image above is an from an infographic, which explores the following areas (after discussing what blended learning is):

* The Process - This area has four sections, Create the conditions for success (what do you do before you launch), Plan (what are the key decisions that must be made), Implement (what are the keys to success) and Improve (what are the next steps).

* Top Features of a Blended Platform

* Steps in the Right Direction

* 10 Drivers of Blended Learning

* Get Blended

This link will take you to the page where you may access the five reports that have been published (at this time). This report is available as a full report, as an executive summary and as an infographic. 

Isabelle Picalause's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:02 PM

Getting started...

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23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) : Teacher Reboot Camp

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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

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Some simple advice for educators on how to maximize your time.

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Educating Parents About Education

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Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
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A good reminder that in order to be on the same side, communication is imperative. This article gives you some ideas to get started. M

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9 Reminders and Tips for Back-to-School Night

9 Reminders and Tips for Back-to-School Night | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Back-to-School Night is a great opportunity to build community with parents while communicating important information about the year. Here's a list of tips to help.

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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind.


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Teaching assistants: New model for effective use of support staff

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Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

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8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. Setting expectations for your classroom. Lesson planning. Community building. Figuring out how to …

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:55 AM

8 Back to school activities!

Camilo Toro's curator insight, March 16, 11:01 AM

In today's school English classes, there is only a main objective which is based on the teaching of grammar structures. It is very sad the fact that many language teachers don't invest time on having students interact with each other and develop the communicative competence in depth. This article reflects the importance of having ice-breaking activities, even in the middle of the class, in order to motivate students think and produce in the target language.

Camilo Toro's curator insight, Today, 2:00 PM
In my opinion, these kinds of activities are important to be addressed in the classroom since teachers must be on the students's side, and having them laugh and enjoy will help. We as teachers need to understand that, in order to have students learn, a full lecture is not necessary, but bringing funny acitivities with crossed language aims might remain in their brains for long.