Edutopia | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. Educational MetaSites. Metasites Ed's Oasis Treasure Zone--excellent resource site for K-12 teachers, great organization of links within subject area categories, and an interesting collection of websites. Education Sites and Resources Educational Hotlists --very comprehensive list of resources and web sites by the Franklin Institute for K-12 teachers and students.
Engines for Education Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Technology in the Classroom -- monthly listing of resource links for elementary teachers. Vose General Education Resource Links--another impressive metasite of resources for K-12 teachers. Return to Top. Education Virtual Events and Conferences Worth Attending. Future-Ready Schools: Leaders Preparing Students for Success This year for National Principals Month, learn about a a bold effort, coordinated by the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and organizations like NAESP and NASSP, to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts prepare students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.
Hosts will discuss how FRS provides districts with resources and support. This informative webinar begins on October 20, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. PST / 3:30 p.m. Back to Top 8 Great Free Webinars to Catch This Month Upcoming Unconferences Participate in free, participant-driven professional development for educators by attending an edcamp in your local area. 2016 and 2017 Conferences 2016 Schools of the Future Conference October 20 to October 21, 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii Summer Changes Everything: National Conference on Summer Learning October 24 to October 26, 2016 | Seattle, Washington Looking for funding? 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.
Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect.
Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools. Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility. In today's world, the skillsets of cognitive flexibility are more critical and valuable than ever before. These skillsets include: Open-minded evaluation of different opinions, perspectives, and points of viewWillingness to risk mistakesConsideration of multiple ways to solve problemsEngagement in learning, discovery, and problem solving with innovative creativity My previous posts in this series described strategies to build students' executive functions of organization, prioritizing, judgment, and critical analysis. In this post, I’ll suggest ways to activate your students' developing neural networks of skillsets for cognitive flexibility. Building the Skillsets for Cognitive Flexibility Students need explicit instruction and opportunities to practice the flexible thinking that will make the most of their brains' fertile adolescent development stage. 1.
How many times does the letter "o" appear in the following sentence? The correct answer is eight times. 2. "This is not. . . " 3. H.G.