Saturday, September 2, 2017

Educational Links 9/3/17

An Academic Use for Social Media

At This High School, Teens With ADHD Excel Through Project-Based Learning

Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says

Back to School Tips and Training for Teachers

Deciding On an Evaluation

Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance

The reality of learning in 2017 is a matter of perspective, but it’s clear that most K-20 learning environments are teacher-led and academic (as opposed to self-directed and authentic).
While we often write about new ways to learn using new thinking, new models, and new technology, there is absolutely a role for teacher-led, academic learning in the 21st century; being ‘led by the teacher’ isn’t always a bad thing.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Educational Links 9/2/17

How STEM Education Can Help End Poverty

4 Digital Tools to Help Students Increase Appreciation and Self-Worth in Any Classroom

PLN,The Great Recession decimated the economy. It also hurt student learning, according to pioneering new study

Back to School, Back to Learning: How Teachers Can Set Their Own Professional Learning Goals

Kahoot! Debuts Studio of Curriculum-Aligned Games for K–12

The Unlikely Signs of Dyslexia You Should Not Ignore

In Search of the Driving Question

Project-based learning teachers can choose from among many types of driving questions, but sometimes we get stuck when trying to come up with a great one because there are so many considerations in the design process that informs the crafting of an effective driving question.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Educational Links 9/1/17

11 books to help you talk to your kids about race and racism

Nap Time: Avoiding the Impact of Fatigue on Learning

They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media

Teacher Tip: A Cool Warm-Up Game to Prime Your Child for Math Homework

10 Tips for a Smooth School Year for Students With ADHD

How to Build A True Culture of Innovation at Your School

Why All School Buses Should Have Wi-Fi

Ask what students do on their bus ride to school every morning and you'll get a variety of answers: texting friends, chatting with neighbors, listening to music and sometimes - completing unfinished homework.
Depending on where a student lives in relation to school, their bus ride may be twenty to forty minutes long. And what's accomplished during the morning or mid-afternoon rush? Chatting and texting and snacking and scribbling to complete worksheets.
What if we treated school buses as an informal first period?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Educational Links 8/31/17

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Confessional survey: This is how teachers really feel about the state of education

Life Sciences: Explore Our Comprehensive Library

A Whole School Approach to Behavior Issues

Early Reader Essential Guide

K6 Math App Offers Fun, CCSS-Aligned Games

7 things I wish people understood about being a teacher

But I've realized how important it is to make time for the vulnerable kids who can't hide their idiosyncrasies. When I was a kid, I was more like some of them than I was '86 Tom Cruise. The longer I teach, the more I remember how much I needed support and validation when I was their age — and the more I am compelled to give them that support, no matter how hard it can be sometimes.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Educational Links 8/30/17

Start the Year With Collaboration

Technology in the Classroom: Best Ed Podcasts

NGSS: From Theory to Practice

How Are The Circuits Interpreting Endrew F? Some Preliminary Indications # FAPE

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

When it Comes to School Discipline, Let Parents Choose

Differentiation is the soul of choice. When we narrow our focus to “student outcomes” (read: test scores), we overlook the myriad reasons that schools appeal—or not—to parents. School culture, including discipline, is a big part of it, particularly for those who value school safety above all else. Indeed, if test scores are the only thing that matters, there’s little point in arguing for choice at all. Our energies are better spent improving the performance of a single flavor of school.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Educational Links 8/29/17

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): What You Need to Know

Closing Failing Schools Doesn't Help Most Students, Study Finds

10 building blocks for the future of schools

Front Row Offers New Science Units for the New School Year

ISTE offers 'five tech trends to watch' during new school year

To help start the conversation around edtech, ISTE — which serves about 100,000 teachers, administrators and edtech specialists globally — suggested five trends for its stakeholders to keep an eye on throughout the coming year.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Educational Links 8/28/17

GET YOUR FREE GUIDE: 12 Essentials of Digital Literacy

10 Tips for Setting Successful Goals With Students

Engineering in an NGSS Classroom

Classroom Management to Turn Parents into Partners

Teachers and administrators see family involvement in education as one of the key predictors of student outcomes. They even perceive family involvement as more influential than their own teaching.