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3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster

3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"Beaverton School District's leaders became experts in disaster recovery after a data center meltdown.

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Oregon's Beaverton School District learned the hard way at the start of the school year that it needed an IT disaster recovery plan when administrators found the district's entire data center offline, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.

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Creating a Growth Mindset Culture in our Schools

Creating a Growth Mindset Culture in our Schools | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"We have the power to choose to have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset about ourselves. We can develop a growth mindset not only in our personal lives but in our professional lives as well."

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There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate: one that embraces problems as opportunities to learn and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail. With a growth mindset, people believe that new abilities can be developed through practice; this view can create a love for learning.

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Google rolls back Chrome update breaking web games

Google rolls back Chrome update breaking web games | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Chrome 66 temporarily removes autoplay policy.
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Chrome 66 temporarily removes autoplay policy, so if you're having sound issues, update your browser.

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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student
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Thinking in the 21st century is just different.

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Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips

Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Following rules doesn’t work for everyone.
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How do you set yourself up for a smooth downhill start on the next day’s targets for progress? #productivity

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Digital Portfolios: 4 Resources for Creating and Developing Long Lasting Projects with Students

Digital Portfolios: 4 Resources for Creating and Developing Long Lasting Projects with Students | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

When it comes to your students, choosing the right platform for Digital Portfolios is important. Here are some favorites of the TeacherCast Educational Network 

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The TeacherCast Educational Network examines how digital portfolio methods look, feel, and more importantly, details pros and cons in both the school and personal settings.

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Lawmaker wants to fine parents of school bullies up to $500

Lawmaker wants to fine parents of school bullies up to $500 | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine parents and require them to perform community service if their children get caught bullying others at school. State Rep. Frank Burns' proposed bill gives parents three strikes.

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A Pennsylvania state representative wants to fine parents if their children get caught bullying others at school. The proposed bill gives parents three strikes, after which parents could receive a court citation, pay a fine of up to $500 and/or perform community service. | #education #HIB #K12

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DeVos Rips State ESSA Plans in 'Tough Love' Speech to Chiefs 

DeVos Rips State ESSA Plans in 'Tough Love' Speech to Chiefs  | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The U.S. secretary of education said states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans aren't ambitious or innovative enough and fail to take full advantage of the law's flexibility.

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School chiefs have not done enough to take advantage of the flexibility offered under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said during the Council of Chief State School Officers legislative conference. "ESSA was enacted partially in response to the widespread calls from state school chiefs -- including many in this room -- to give you the flexibility and opportunity to address your state's unique challenges," she said.

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Common Sense Introduces Simpler Privacy Ratings

Common Sense Introduces Simpler Privacy Ratings | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Currently, Curriki is "not recommended," while Edmodo gets a "use with caution," and EduTone receives a "use responsibly." These are the simpler privacy ratings that Common Sense Media has begun using for the education technology apps it covers on its education websites.

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The goal, according to Bill Fitzgerald, the non-profit's Privacy Initiative director: "to make privacy and security more accessible."

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Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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It isn’t hard to imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications: a concept known as data interoperability.

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4 Questions Learning Data Can Answer

4 Questions Learning Data Can Answer | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning data gives you insight into what students know, where they struggle, and how they learn best. Discover 4 key questions learning data can answer.
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K-12 education has been "data-driven" for years: data-driven to nowhere. However, thanks to new technologies, the effective use of real-time data can give educators tremendous insight into student learning and growth to allow the creation a truly personalized learning experience for every student. 

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Innovation...

Innovation... | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them."

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How do you distinguish yourself?

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Top 10 Chromebook tips and tricks

Top 10 Chromebook tips and tricks | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Every Chromebook is a powerful tool that's just waiting to be used to its full potential, and once you know a few tricks you'll feel like you're getting even more value out of your inexpensive computer.
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10 tips and tricks for you to try on your own Chromebook so you can start making the most of your machine.

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Our Nation's English Learners: A Data Story from the  USDOE

Our Nation's English Learners: A Data Story from the  USDOE | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Designed to be a “data story,” the site provides such information as the most common languages spoken by ELLs, current ELL populations in districts, and how likely ELL students are to attend schools with large concentrations of ELLs.

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The U.S. Department of Education has created a new interactive website designed to more effectively communicate data about the nation’s English language learners (ELLs) in public schools.

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ISTE 2018: Everything You Need to Know Before the Show Begins - EdTech

ISTE 2018: Everything You Need to Know Before the Show Begins - EdTech | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Whether you’re heading to the conference or following reports online, here's a rundown of what to expect at ISTE 2018.

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This year’s keynote speakers demonstrate bold thinking around some of the most critical education topics, including the learning sciences, digital creation and equity

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6 ways Quizzes in Google Forms are getting smarter

6 ways Quizzes in Google Forms are getting smarter | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Based on valuable feedback from teachers, these new features are designed to help educators continue using Quizzes in Google Forms in creative ways.
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Google Forms has long been a go-to tool for teachers to create surveys and give quizzes online. Today, Google announced six new features that are going to make Google Forms better than ever.

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The Virtual Construct and Lifelong Learners 

The Virtual Construct and Lifelong Learners  | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Current research and educational pundits theorize that burgeoning initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and rapidly accelerating technological advances, that it will be incumbent upon students and the future generations of society to perpetually self-educate, prepare and nurture individual students in a process of lifelong learning. Virtual teaching is a new frontier in the evolution of education. Student and teacher preparedness is the best means by which to ensure the long-term viability of a free and independent democracy.
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When considering the unique challenges and opportunities in the virtual educational construct there can be nothing but profound implications for how we teach and how students learn.

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How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly

How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Apple has a definite tendency to get its devices working well with each other before considering such distractions as Android or Windows, and over the years the iPhone and the Mac have built up a strong understanding. You might not appreciate just how many different ways they can seamlessly work together—here’s what you need to know.
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Just in case you don't fully appreciate just how many different ways your iPhone and your Mac can seamlessly work together...

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Why Educators Make Some of the Best EdTech Entrepreneurs

Why Educators Make Some of the Best EdTech Entrepreneurs | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that many teachers leave their jobs to pursue more lucrative careers. About one-third of teachers quit within the first five years of joining the profession. Where do they go? Some choose to stay in the field of education in a different way—by becoming EdTech entrepreneurs. Teachers who become EdTech entrepreneurs are often very successful. So why do teachers make some of the best EdTech entrepreneurs?

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The people who succeed in EdTech are those who understand education and care about it deeply...and nobody fits that description better than a teacher. | #edtech #K12 |

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Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age

Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Children are capable of understanding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts when they are less than a year old but these skills must be developed intentionally, according to a new report released by The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

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Researchers say various types of play teach children important concepts relating to STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math.

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IAMLIBRARIAN's curator insight, March 24, 11:10 AM
Small changes in the way we interact with children can make an impression on them.
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7 Grading Tips for New Teachers

7 Grading Tips for New Teachers | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Among the many challenges facing early career teachers, grading can be especially daunting, so we’ve collected some pointers to make it easier.
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Grading can be difficult, especially for new teachers, writes second-year teacher Andrea Marshbank. In this blog post, she offers seven grading suggestions, including not assigning busywork, involving students in grading and using technology wisely.

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Daniela Tabares Restrepo's curator insight, April 5, 11:38 PM
An awesome text! I liked it a lot since I have just started my teaching practicum, so it is important to take advices from other people who have experience, or from texts like this. It talks about 7 tips for novice teachers. The tips that I liked the most were "4. Use technology wisely", and "6. Use rubrics". I totally agree with these; technology can help the work of a teacher (they can use it for everything), but the big challenge is that a lot of people do not know much about how to use techonology appropriately, the majority of them only use it for social Networks. In addition, in relation to the rubrics, it is an useful way of grading; you can give feedback to your students easily, and you already have the aspects that you are  going to grade. I invite you to read the other tips, they are interesting!
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USDOE rewrites rules for school civil rights probes

USDOE rewrites rules for school civil rights probes | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The changes appear to be in line with the administration's goal of sifting more quickly through the thousands of civil rights complaints the Office for Civil Rights receives each year.
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The Education Department has released revisions to the Office for Civil Rights Case Processing Manual, which will affect how the department investigates discrimination in schools. Department officials say the changes seek to boost efficiency, but some civil rights advocates have expressed concern.

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Why your school's next hire should be an Opportunity Wrangler

Why your school's next hire should be an Opportunity Wrangler | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Why are school systems investing beyond the classroom? Put simply, by integrating more factors that influence students’ lives into their designs, schools stand to boost performance.

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In recent years, new roles have begun to crop up in schools including advocates who support the social side of students’ lives. These emerging roles vary; however, they aim to overcome the enduring structural barriers that separate social supports and academics in our traditional system. These new roles involve coordinating additional student services inside of school and connecting students to more opportunities beyond schools.

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Exploring Ethnic-Racial Identity

Exploring Ethnic-Racial Identity | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
New research reveals long-lasting, positive effects of giving adolescents opportunities and tools to explore their backgrounds
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By the time they get to high school, students can likely list half a dozen times they’ve created an “All About Me” collage, showing family or cultural backgrounds, as a way for classmates and teachers to get to know one another. But with a different framing and a more structured approach, these types of projects can have a significant personal impact.

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3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.
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Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.

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3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster

3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster | iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"Beaverton School District's leaders became experts in disaster recovery after a data center meltdown.

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Oregon's Beaverton School District learned the hard way at the start of the school year that it needed an IT disaster recovery plan when administrators found the district's entire data center offline, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.

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