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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...
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Every classroom can use free high-quality images, and this directory will help you find them.

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How To Reflect and Recharge When Things Go Wrong

How To Reflect and Recharge When Things Go Wrong | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"You planned, you prepared, you knew it was going to be the best yet. But it's not. Now what? A fellow educator lends some sound advice." Thanks to Wisconsin's Laura Wilberding for sharing this NEA.org resource on the NEA edCommunities Educator Effectiveness community.

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Kids in Crisis: Later high school start times can aid mental health

Kids in Crisis: Later high school start times can aid mental health | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In a survey of 55 Wisconsin high schools, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporters found that 78 percent of schools start classes before 8 a.m. Only four schools out of those surveyed across the Milwaukee area, the Fox Valley and central Wisconsin start classes at 8:30 a.m. or later as recommended by the CDC."

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History Group Helps Teachers Develop Unique Local Course Materials for Baraboo Elementary Students

History Group Helps Teachers Develop Unique Local Course Materials for Baraboo Elementary Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A Sauk County historical organization is bringing local events from the past to Baraboo classrooms.
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How to Manage Cell Phone Use in Your Classroom

How to Manage Cell Phone Use in Your Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Here you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit."

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New Breed of Educators Finding Purpose for All Those Devices and Digital Learning Tools

New Breed of Educators Finding Purpose for All Those Devices and Digital Learning Tools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Instructional technology directors serve as classroom coaches and content experts in districts determined to use devices, digital learning and other technology to their full instructional potential."

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A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A supervised exercise program that gets young children running and playing for an hour before school could make them happier and healthier, while also jibing with the needs and schedules of parents and school officials, according to a new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools."

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The Beauty of February in the Classroom

The Beauty of February in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In February, spring break (and the warm weather that brings on student restlessness) is still far enough away that no one is thinking about it. My students know me. I know them. We know each others’ rhythms, our strengths and weaknesses."

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How Can We Make Sure We Retain Our Best Teachers?

How Can We Make Sure We Retain Our Best Teachers? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"At their best, schools are surely the greatest places to work in the world," writes blogger Chris Hildrew. "Getting the culture and ethos right makes this so. School leaders need to shield teachers as much as possible from stress (the umbrella), hold on to what’s valuable (the sieve), ensure there is an appropriate work/life balance, and make as much space for fun and laughter in a day’s work as possible. Give and take, flexibility, and sensitivity are crucial so that staff feel supported, looked after, and happy to come to work. And if they’re happy to come to work today, they’ll come back tomorrow and give their all to the best job in the world." Thanks to Marlin Jeffers for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management group.

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Researchers Can Predict When a Student's Mind Is Wandering. What Should We Do About It?

Researchers Can Predict When a Student's Mind Is Wandering. What Should We Do About It? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"D’Mello found that mind wandering is difficult to notice just by watching someone. A zoned-out student could be looking straight at the computer screen as if his eyes were gazing straight at the teacher."


“You’re fixating longer when you’re mind-wandering,” D’Mello explained. “You’re responding less to what is happening. It’s almost like a blank stare kind of thing but it happens in milliseconds.”

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Top 10 Online Tools That Can Bring Science to Life for Your Students

Top 10 Online Tools That Can Bring Science to Life for Your Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

By Christine Feher: "In a time when there’s a lot of focus on STEM education, finding great resources for students is important. A great resource for students is engaging, informative, and fun—it makes sure they keep coming back. At CalPac (the public, online California charter school I lead), our team of science teachers has experience in teaching and private industry science labs, and we wanted to take a moment to share our top list of web resources that we use in the online classroom, for independent student learning, and when tutoring." Thanks to Amy Kappele for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Middle School Strategies group.

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School Counselors Responsible for 482 Students on Average, Report Finds

School Counselors Responsible for 482 Students on Average, Report Finds | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The heavy caseloads of school counselors haven't gotten much lighter in the past decade, even as schools are under pressure to deliver quality advice and guidance on a growing range of issues.

"A new report by two groups that represent school counselors shows that the national average student-counselor ratio was 482 to 1 in 2014-15, the most recent year for which data are available. In 2004-05, the average ratio was 479 to 1."

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The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
New teachers are frequently defined in terms of their struggles, and those are real. But we should also focus on their strengths.
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New Study from Stanford University Finds That Positivity Makes Kids More Successful

New Study from Stanford University Finds That Positivity Makes Kids More Successful | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Schools across the country should dust off their 'If you believe it, you can achieve it' posters, because scientists from Stanford University have discovered the brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement. In fact, attitude can have an impact as big as IQ on achievement."

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What Researchers Want Teachers to Know About Virtual Reality’s Health Risks

What Researchers Want Teachers to Know About Virtual Reality’s Health Risks | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Researchers found that usage of VR headsets could impact a child’s vision, balance and spatial awareness—concerns they say educators should consider before adopting VR technology." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for posting this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 6-12 group.

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Ranking the Most Popular Trends in Education For 2018

Ranking the Most Popular Trends in Education For 2018 | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This post isn’t about the most innovative trends, most exciting trends, or most effective trends, but rather the most popular trends in innovative education as analyzed by TeachThought."

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'MicroMasters' Surge As MOOCs Go From Education To Qualification

'MicroMasters' Surge As MOOCs Go From Education To Qualification | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"MicroMasters certificates (MMs) are online, examined and graded, credit-eligible graduate-level courses that involve about a quarter of the coursework of a traditional Masters degree. At edX they cost about $1,000.

 

"In the world of MOOC qualification, the front-loaded learning of a traditional Masters fragments into iterative stepping stones of credentialing. These are smaller, faster, units of study that span a person's working life. As one MM provides the skills to get a job, so the next one will up-skill her to maintain and evolve the position, or get a promotion, or transition to a new job.

 

“Learning once and working for the next 30 years is obsolete; we need to move to an world where re-skilling becomes part of the culture. The MicroMasters as a standalone modular credential serves as academic currency in a continuous, lifelong-learning world.”

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‘Marvel-ous Makers’ Bring Black Panther-Inspired Creations to the Classroom

‘Marvel-ous Makers’ Bring Black Panther-Inspired Creations to the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Social media feeds are lighting up with hashtags such as #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe and #BlackPantherLive celebrating the release of a Hollywood adaptation of the groundbreaking comic series, Black Panther.

"Educators are also getting into the fandom, seizing on opportunities the film creates to teach students about empowerment, culture and even the importance of learning science and engineering."

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5 Tips to Improve Your Lesson Plan

5 Tips to Improve Your Lesson Plan | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re adjusting an existing lesson plan or starting from scratch, try these tips for a productive school year."

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Winter Olympics: 5 Rings, 5 Events, 5 Engineering Challenges

Winter Olympics: 5 Rings, 5 Events, 5 Engineering Challenges | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
How can we teach students to embrace the engineering design process using the Winter Olympics as a vehicle? Find out.
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DACA Increased Educational Attainment, study finds

DACA Increased Educational Attainment, study finds | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had a 'significant impact' on the educational and life decisions of undocumented immigrant youth, resulting in a 45 percent decrease in teen birth rates, a 15 percent increase in high school graduation rates and a 20 percent increase in college enrollment rates."

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11 Ways to Make Learning Easier

11 Ways to Make Learning Easier | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are 11 psychological phenomena that impact how well we learn online."

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Virtual Reality for Learning Raises High Hopes and Serious Concerns

Virtual Reality for Learning Raises High Hopes and Serious Concerns | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resources on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 6-12 group.

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How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom

How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"YouTube video essays have a unique style and narrative structure. Quality video essays can be great teaching tools for the classroom, according to Tanner Higgin." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digest for Digital Tools & Learning 3-5. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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#MeTooK12 Hashtag Combats Sexual Harassment in Schools

#MeTooK12 Hashtag Combats Sexual Harassment in Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"To raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment, a new organization called Stop Sexual Assault in Schools has launched the #MeTooK12 hashtag.

"The goal is to bring attention to the problem in the same way the Me Too movement has exposed sexual misconduct in the professional and political realms, says Joel Levin, the nonprofit’s co-founder and director of programs."

“It’s very pervasive—more pervasive than people realize,” says Levin, referring to sexual harassment in schools.

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28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The New York Times chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema."

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