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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?
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Simply by raising the question, this blog makes the point that educators must keep up with technology or their students will stop listening to them. Do you agree?

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How Much Personal Information Should a Teacher Share with Students?

How Much Personal Information Should a Teacher Share with Students? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Julie Underwood, a professor of education law, policy and practice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says lack of a policy in most school districts leaves it up to teachers themselves to decide how much personal information to share with their students. However, she says, any sharing should be age-appropriate and have a pedagogical purpose. This issue came into focus recently after a Texas teacher was fired when parents complained it was inappropriate for her to share a photo of her same-sex partner.

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After 1,155 Hours Together, a Teacher's End-of-Year Letter to Her Students

After 1,155 Hours Together, a Teacher's End-of-Year Letter to Her Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As the school year comes to a close, Krystal Centinello tells her tattletales, class clowns, and daydreamers what they’ve taught her."

 

For example, to the 'mean' one, she writes: "I know you think that you're mean and can't help it. That's not true. I see the sides of you that are sweet, kind, thoughtful, and loving. I hear you compliment others. I watch you pick up your classmate's pencil and hand it to her after she drops it. You are a kind person, pushing others away out of fear that they will see your shortcomings if they get too close. It hurts less to give others a reason not to like you. I wish you could see the wonderful things you have to offer and share them with others."

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"For anyone who cares about student social-emotional development, this is an exciting time. Many school-based social-emotional learning (SEL)programs are widely used, for example. And a growing number of states are integrating social-emotional expectations into their educational standards. When these programs are well-implemented, they have academic, social, and emotional benefits. Recognizing this, organizations are investing in initiatives and partnerships designed to bring school-based SEL programs to scale." Thanks to Arielle Gleicher for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning Pre K-2 community.

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5 Good Sources of Educational Video Content for Teachers

5 Good Sources of Educational Video Content for Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are some great resources where you can access and share educational video content."

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Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Research shows that by organizing learning around meaningful goals, PBL can be an effective way to cultivate a 'need to know' attitude in students—students are motivated to deepen their understanding in order to solve a problem that is meaningful to them. Concepts are better understood when students see a need for their use because that need encourages them to apply what they’re learning to relevant situations, leading to a better sense of understanding."

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As the Popularity of Esports Grows, So Does Its Potential Value as an Educational Tool

As the Popularity of Esports Grows, So Does Its Potential Value as an Educational Tool | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Esports isn't the 'next big thing,'E it's the current big thing. Founded as a local league in Orange County, California, and now expanding across the country, the new North America Scholastic Esports Federation has creatively intertwined video games and education, putting schools in the unique position of encouraging students to consider video games a competitive team sport."

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MPS' French Immersion School Embraces Diversity, Global Identity

MPS' French Immersion School Embraces Diversity, Global Identity | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In its 40th year, Milwaukee French Immersion School embraces its diversity and French as a global language and culture."

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15 Awesome Classroom Management Books

15 Awesome Classroom Management Books | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Set yourself up for success with these books, which make great summer reading." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management community.

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Best Books About Summer for Kids, as Chosen by Teachers

Best Books About Summer for Kids, as Chosen by Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Sunshine, waves, lemonade stands—there's a lot to love about summer, and these terrific books about summer for kids capture the season's most beautiful moments." Thanks to Gabriela Gonzalez for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Middle School Strategies community.

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Dogs Offer Support to Students at Chippewa Falls Middle School

Dogs Offer Support to Students at Chippewa Falls Middle School | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Emotional support dogs Charlie and Paris are available for comfort to students who may be struggling at home or in school, or are in need of someone to talk to. Sometimes the dogs provide comfort to a student in crisis, while other times they act as a buffer and ice breaker."

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Simple Teaching Strategies to Know and Do

Simple Teaching Strategies to Know and Do | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Top teaching strategies that effective teachers know and do every single day." Thanks to Andrea Leggett for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Early Career Educators community.

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How To Use Instagram in the Classroom

How To Use Instagram in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The first thing you want to do, as a teacher, is to create a separate, private classroom account. This account should only be used for class-related things and only followed by students and their parents. Once you get your Instagram classroom account, you can get busy searching related #hashtags and posting images right away."

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Teachers Say They Don't Have Enough Time To Collaborate

Teachers Say They Don't Have Enough Time To Collaborate | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Only 31 percent of teachers reported that they have sufficient time to collaborate with other teachers. A new report offers recommendations to increase opportunities for teacher collaboration, including increasing the time teachers can dedicate to such opportunities."

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How the 2018 Teacher of the Year Manages a Class of 12 Languages

How the 2018 Teacher of the Year Manages a Class of 12 Languages | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Mandy Manning explains how she connects with immigrant and refugee students when they don't speak the same language and what she's going to do with her platform."

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A Teacher's Case Against Summer Vacation - Education Week Teacher

A Teacher's Case Against Summer Vacation - Education Week Teacher | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Baltimore teacher Cristina Duncan Evans wonders why, with so many education-improvement ideas under discussion, altering summer vacation isn't on the table." Thanks to Amy Kappele for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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How to Introduce Photography with iPads to Your Students

How to Introduce Photography with iPads to Your Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In today’s 'selfie' generation, photography isn’t always seen as a high art form, especially among our students. Therefore, it’s up to us to share the work of prominent photographers and showcase what a powerful form of expression photography can be." Thanks to Amanda Koonlaba for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Middle School Strategies community.

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Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces may be one of the most exciting elements on any school’s campus. But a lack of focus around culture and gender inclusiveness are stunting its true promise, according to a new report out of Drexel University."

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Windows Continues To Dominate the Education Sector Worldwide – but Google Leads in the U.S.

Windows Continues To Dominate the Education Sector Worldwide – but Google Leads in the U.S. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While Microsoft maintains a lead worldwide, in the US it's behind Google, whose Chrome OS software powered 56% of devices shipped in the first quarter. If the success of Chromebooks in the US is replicated worldwide, Microsoft’s lead could be under threat."

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How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Skills

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Skills | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teachers earn digital badges while learning new strategies." Note: WEAC members have access to more than 100 microcredential courses through WEA Academy.

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Top 12 Ways Teachers Can Rock Summer Break

Top 12 Ways Teachers Can Rock Summer Break | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"With these top 12 tips, teachers can make the most of their sunny, school-free summer without blowing out the budget." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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For Some Students, Learning To Code Can Be a Gateway To Learning To Read

For Some Students, Learning To Code Can Be a Gateway To Learning To Read | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When it comes to early education, the importance of teaching students how to read is clear. However, reluctant readers or those with special needs may gravitate more towards coding. Encourage this. The skills needed to code are the very same skills needed to improve reading skills. Learning how to code should be an opportunity made available to all emerging readers."

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A Focused Practice for Relationship Building

A Focused Practice for Relationship Building | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"I keep a list of all 75 students from my four classes in the passenger seat of my sedan and randomly choose five names to think about. After the 5x5 deliberation is over, I cross off the names. The next day, I select five new kids to contemplate. I still think about all of my students throughout the day, but checking off names ensures that each of my learners receives 300 seconds of dedicated think time at least once a month."

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Engaging Family and Community in Afterschool and Summer Programs

Engaging Family and Community in Afterschool and Summer Programs | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Informal literacy experiences often serve to shape young people's identity as readers and writers as much as or more than formal schooling. Community and family support can emphasize the importance of reading and writing, build confidence, influence young people's literacy habits, and encourage youth to seek out ways to engage in literate activities. Through a renewed national push for literacy on all levels, both families and community members have diverse opportunities in which to impact students' literacy skills. This article offers strategies to develop community engagement." Thanks to Lisa Buccigrosse for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Community Engagement group.

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The Place of Reflection in Professional Development

The Place of Reflection in Professional Development | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Reflection is crucial in professional development, giving new teachers and veterans a means to deeply understand new practices."

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Purdue Is Trying To Upend the Traditional High School Model. Here’s What It Looks Like

Purdue Is Trying To Upend the Traditional High School Model. Here’s What It Looks Like | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The founders of Purdue Polytechnic - which is part of Indianapolis Public Schools - are aiming to redesign high school with the ultimate, ambitious goal of creating a school that will prepare more students for degrees in science, technology, math, and engineering — particularly students of color and those from low-income families."

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