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Cellphones Gaining Acceptance Inside US Schools

Cellphones Gaining Acceptance Inside US Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents’ wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons. The percentage of K-12 public schools that prohibited cellphone use was about 66 percent in 2015-16, down from more than 90 percent in 2009-10, according to data from a survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Among high schools, the shift over the same period was especially striking — dropping from 80 percent with bans to 35 percent."

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Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys

Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Bob of 'I Like to Make Stuff,' turns one of his son’s robot drawings into a really cool 3D printed toy. It's a pretty involved process, but this video walks through all the details in a very informative fashion." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me Community.

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The Importance of Purpose in Education

The Importance of Purpose in Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Students can discover a sense of purpose in their learning through questions that lead them to think about their interests." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators Community. 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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New Apple App Competes with Google Classroom

New Apple App Competes with Google Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The Schoolwork app allows a teacher to send out documents and open specific apps on their students’ iPads. It also gives them visibility into what each student is working on to make sure they are on task or to provide support."

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What Education Hashtags Should You be Using?

What Education Hashtags Should You be Using? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This infographic contains many of the hashtags that educators should be using in 2018."

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Dreaming of School Gardens?

Dreaming of School Gardens? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Forget the polar vortex, ice, sleet, and snow. It’s time to talk about seeds, soil, science, and school gardens." Contributed by NEA Works4Me.

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Hey, Alexa, What Are You Teaching Our Kids?

Hey, Alexa, What Are You Teaching Our Kids? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It’s no surprise that children delight in the ease and speed of information provided by smart speakers, given their endless curiosity and appetite for instant gratification. But it takes more than information to learn. Another key ingredient for learning, especially in young children, is conversation. Mounting evidence shows that children develop better language, literacy and social skills when they are engaged in lots of 'serve-and-return,' or back-and-forth, dialogue with adults." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 6-12 Community.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Take a Look at This Year's Explore.org Wildlife Cams

Free Technology for Teachers: Take a Look at This Year's Explore.org Wildlife Cams | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Explore.org offers a fantastic collection of live nature webcam feeds. In the gallery of live webcams you will find video feeds featuring owls in their nests, ospreys in their nests, and bald eagles in nests, and video feeds featuring puffins. Spring is almost here in the northern hemisphere and the bird videos feeds are the best they will be all year because birds will soon be hatching in those nests seen the webcams."

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Educational Chatbots And The Use Of Instant Messaging Apps In The Classroom

Educational Chatbots And The Use Of Instant Messaging Apps In The Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Are instant messaging apps only diverting students' attention, or can we use them as an independent source of knowledge? Educational chatbots give us the ability to deliver our lectures in the new and innovative form that will motivate students and make our classes more engaging."

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Higher Education's Push Toward Lifelong Learning

Higher Education's Push Toward Lifelong Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy."

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25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"These STEM projects & activities for kids are perfect for the makerspace. Simple, easy and very cost effective. Make a car from cardboard or a boat from a soda bottle. Maker education is fun for all ages."

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In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being."

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How Teachers Can Learn from Our Own Advice to Students

How Teachers Can Learn from Our Own Advice to Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Embedded in some of the very lectures we give to our students are tips that can work for us, too. I share this advice with lots of new teachers, but we could all probably use a good scold." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators Community.

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Google’s ‘Rolling Study Halls’ Equip Buses w/ Wi-Fi & Chromebooks, Expands to Thousands of Rural Students

Google’s ‘Rolling Study Halls’ Equip Buses w/ Wi-Fi & Chromebooks, Expands to Thousands of Rural Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Rolling Study Halls provide school districts with Wi-Fi routers and data plans to equip buses that also feature an 'onboard educator' who can help with assignments. The basic premise is to allow students to better take advantage of these long commutes, while ensuring that they have the necessary tools to do homework."

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'Looping' With Students Boosts Learning, Especially for Kids of Color, Study Says

'Looping' With Students Boosts Learning, Especially for Kids of Color, Study Says | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Elementary students matched with the same teacher two years in a row show improvement in test scores, according to a new study. Economics professors Andrew Hill of Montana State University and Daniel Jones of the University of South Carolina conclude in the study that 'looping,' in which an entire class moves to the next grade with the same teacher, results in a slight but significant increase in student achievement."

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The New Librarian: Using Advocacy to Promote Leadership

The New Librarian: Using Advocacy to Promote Leadership | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St. Louis, Missouri, Bill Bass has long demonstrated his commitment to 21st-century learning. He believes that the only way to deliver a dynamic student learning experience is by empowering his librarians to be leaders in everything they do."

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Are Science Fairs Unfair?

Are Science Fairs Unfair? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some schools are conducting truly radical experiments on the science fair itself. Among the most intriguing: taking the competition out of science fairs. Under this model, students are evaluated based on their mastery of the scientific method rather than being pitted against one another. It’s a solution that could certainly reduce stress for parents."

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Ban Homework? Researchers Say the Practice Isn't Inherently Good

Ban Homework? Researchers Say the Practice Isn't Inherently Good | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While some homework can be beneficial, research suggested that not all homework was created equal."

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Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment

Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Brain-aligned discipline isn’t compliance-driven or punitive — it’s about supporting students in creating sustainable changes in behavior."

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10 Inspirational Videos for Teachers

10 Inspirational Videos for Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"These ten inspirational videos for teachers will help you find your purpose again. They'll help you be better. They'll inspire you to help kids."

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What Motivates Girls To Pursue STEM?

What Motivates Girls To Pursue STEM? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It's a persistent and troubling problem: Why are girls so underrepresented in STEM clubs and subjects in K-12 through college?"

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Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?

Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out?"

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8 TED-Ed Lessons To Engage Even the Most Uninterested Students

8 TED-Ed Lessons To Engage Even the Most Uninterested Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"TED-Ed videos offer a vast array of resources for teachers and students, and teachers also can create their own lessons."

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Working With Administrators in Your School

Working With Administrators in Your School | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whether you're new to education or have been teaching for years, don't miss these tips on effective communication with administrators."

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The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When students unpack learning via augmented reality, they want more, don’t want to leave, and are willing to solve complex math problems and understand deep concepts just so they can see what else comes with augmented reality."

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