Sunday, November 19, 2017

Educational Links 11/20/17

Help! This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (What Does That Mean? What Should I Ask?)

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

Library of Congress launches three new learning apps

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens’ Mental Health

Station Rotation Model: Offering Optional Skill Stations

Colleges urged to bolster creative side of students' digital literacy

In a 2017 national survey, just 20 percent of Americans said they trusted the government to do what’s right for them always or most of the time, and only about one third of young adults said they’re optimistic about the nation’s future. When a government that aims to be of the people, by the people, and for the people, is only trusted by 20 percent of the people, something is significantly wrong.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Educational Links 11/19/17

The Top Five Reasons We Love Giving Students Choice in Reading

Boundaries Are More Effective Than Rules

9 ADHD Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

My New BAM! Radio Show Explores What Policy Makers Don’t Understand About Education

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

It’s better to understand something than to know it

“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Educational Links 11/18/17

Journaling the Old-School Way

Some of the best Digital Curation Tools for Teachers

SEL Weekly Update

Youth Radio Offers Kids' Take on Current Events

Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

If You Really Want Higher Test Scores: Rethink Reading Comprehension Instruction

International Society for Technology in Education

The International Society for Technology in Education, most commonly referred to as ISTE, is a professional organization that plays a major role in technology integration around the world. While there is a fee for becoming a member of ISTE, their website is full of excellent free resources. There are also some ISTE affiliates that are free to join.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Educational Links 11/17/17

New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year

Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations

Quick-Thinking School Staff Saved Children at California School

Why Computer Science Belongs in Every Science Teacher’s Classroom

'Schools are constantly being asked to do more with less – they can't solve all of society's issues alone'

These collections provide teachers with new and exciting ways to teach students about historical events and the people associated with them. They can be used to introduce students to events or fill in the gaps that are so often present in textbooks.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Educational Links 11/16/17

Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

Everything Teachers Need To Know To Effectively Use Chromebooks In Their Teaching

Make An Amazing Number Of Different Learning Games With “GameBuilder”

How Project-Based Instruction Can Ignite Your Child’s Love for Learning

Technology Consideration and Assessment for Secondary Students

The Cornerstone of Social and Emotional Learning

Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings

Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion.” Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense anger, frustration, and hurt.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Educational Links 11/15/17

8 Things Every School Should Know About Preparing for Natural Disasters

Whisper for Google Classroom

Station Rotation Model: Offering Optional Skill Stations

Incorporating Movement Into the Classroom

5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

What to do with your school's aging Chromebooks

Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’

Many educators work hard to make students feel that the classroom is a place of learning, and that means making mistakes, rethinking strategies, and learning from setbacks. Based on Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset, teachers encourage students to see their intelligence as something malleable, that changes and grows, not a fixed asset assigned at birth. Despite the popularity of these ideas in education, there are still systemic practices and requirements that undermine the message at every turn.