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Hack Education Free Technology for Teachers Blog Silvia Zanatta wrote how she incorporated the Classroom Habitudes into her 7th grade classroom in a wonderful post last year. Here, she updates us on her progress of using Heartbreak Mapping and the transformation she’s seen in her students—and her school. One year ago, Angela Maiers asked me to share my students’ work and experiences around Following Their Heartbreak, and what resulted was a blog post that she graciously published on her website. I began to share how these ideas were changing not only my practice, but how my students viewed their value and worth in the world. Creating an environment in which the Classroom Habitudes flourish. To begin the current school year, I was asked to deliver a Professional Day workshop on the Classroom Habitudes, You Matter, and ways to empower our students to show their genius every day. Incorporating artwork into the lesson. Encouraging diverse ways of expressing the Classroom Habitudes. Journaling about the Classroom Habitudes.

Dan J Gallagher 2¢ Worth Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Sadly, I missed the second day of the conference. I would first offer some constructive criticism to NCTIES , and to all such ed-tech conferences across the nation and around the world. The only idea I can think of is to have one or two session rooms devoted to unconference topics. Now to the surprises It was in the student showcase, a part of most ed-tech conferences that I often miss, using it as an opportunity to visit the exhibitors or dash up to my room for something or other. She then began telling me what they were doing, describing some of the communication skills they were learning as well as social studies and character. “No software. After my hesitation, she continued, “..the game master.” Seeing this was energizing to me. Donna Hitchings, Snaderson HS, WCPSS

iLearn Technology Your School and Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation The other day Kathy Chin Leong published a review of what Google’s chief social evangelist, Gopi Kallayil, calls Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation. I tweeted out the post (as did others) and I know many of my followers linked to it. A major section of my upcoming book will discuss how key elements of innovation strategy are particularly effective in a school setting. Much of what I found in my many school visits resonates with this list of what makes Google one of the most innovative cultures on the planet. Here are some very brief examples of how I see Gopi’s keys to Google innovation, as applied to a K-12 setting: My preferred definition of innovation is “ideas that enhance the value of the organization”. Last month I Tweeted a question: “Who is our customer?” One of the critical keys to institutional success is to communicate a clearly differentiated value. Educators need to believe in themselves as experts in how children learn best. How does your school measure up?

Edutech for Teachers It all started in the library.... Blog | The Magic of Learning Remote Scavenger Hunt We are heading into our third week of social distancing, school closures and “shelter at home&... We are in the Midst of... Are you aware that we are in the middle of making history? How To Save Time Teaching With Technology How To Save Time Teaching With Technology Technology is great–when it works. While using technology for learning is easy, mastering it–using it to save time, reduce busy work, and ultimately increase student understanding–is another matter entirely. Lost passwords, blocked YouTube channels, and 200 unread emails in your inbox can really put a dent in your enthusiasm for consistently using technology. So below we’ve started a list–and it’s just a start–to identify problems and solutions for teaching with technology. And since it is intended only as a beginning, we hope that you’ll take to the comments section below with a problem/solution of your own. 46 Tips To Save Time Teaching With Technology 1. 3 Solutions: Adopt a truly student-centered, self-directed classroom. 2. 2 Solutions: Create a self-grading quiz using Google Drive.Experiment with the digital tools for creating simple quizzes and soliciting feedback from students. 3. 4. 5 Solutions: 5. 1 Solution: 6. 4 Solutions: Bring your own. 7.

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