Busing and School Segregation Used for Politics not Policy – Education Article

 If children of all races went to the same schools with each other, it would be harder to treat them unequally.   Moreover, it would be harder for them to grow up prejudiced because they would have learned what it’s like to have classmates who are different from them.   And though most people agree with these premises in principle, our laws still refuse to make them a reality in fact.   Perhaps that’s why it was so astounding when…

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Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019 – Education Article

Are you a tech coach, instructional coach, or something in between? Maybe you dream of one day being a coach? Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach? This episode is for YOU! Being a coach is no walk in the park, but I can help make it easier. It takes a strong foundation, experience, organization and lots of patience to be an effective coach. This episode will focus on my best-kept secrets, how to…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

If you haven’t noticed, we have a major email overload problem in our lives and society. There are many reasons for email overload, and there is not a single solution, but one way we can address some of the underlying issues is to reflect on what I’ll term “the cognitive cost of carbon copy email.” Carbon Copy, or CC email, are messages we send to recipients in addition to the primary folks included in the TO line of an email.…

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Top Microsoft Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19 – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually! Over a year ago I learned about Microsoft Education’s Immersive Reader, which is a free powerful literacy tool that is transforming education. Immersive Reader is the tool I am most excited about this year, because it helps support struggling readers of all ages. You must check out this…

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2 Signs That You Aren’t Generating Questions Efficiently – Can AI help? – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

Assessments and knowledge checks are central to any eLearning course. Good questions have the power to make the learning experience memorable and successful. They help prepare, reinforce, and evaluate. But good questions are also hard to come by. Creating questions is often a tedious and complicated process. It involves ‘too many cooks’—subject matter experts, instructional designers, vendors. It consumes a lot of time and effort; and in the end you’re left wondering if the result is truly worth the investment…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Welcome to Episode 462 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcasts, a now-wildly irregular podcast by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy and instructional technology. This episode includes two segments. The first is an interview with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes), our elementary art teacher at Casady School in Oklahoma City. This past spring, Megan had an opportunity to travel to the Chicago area and spend part of a day with Tricia Fuglestad (@fuglefun). Tricia…

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Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 – Education Article

Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Differentiation is a big buzzword in teaching, but it is often easier said than done. Let’s discover ways to use our favorite Google tools to level the playing field and make differentiation a reality in your classroom. This student-centered teaching strategy helps us reach all learners. G Suite tools help teachers and students communicate and manage multiple assignments with ease. Listen closely for step-by-step instructions,…

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Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! – Education Article

YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! I am #superexcited to launch the official book study of my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! I couldn’t just write a paper book. I had to make it an interactive experience and give you extra resources to go deeper and make reading the book a dynamic learning experience. About the Book…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

In our visual culture, communicating with images and media is an important element of literacy. Whether you are composing an email, a document to print, an image to share online, or something else, the ability to capture a SCREENSHOT from your computer or mobile device can come in handy. Here are techniques to use built-in screenshot “keyboard shortcuts” on different kinds of computer operating systems and mobile devices. On a Mac, hold down the COMMAND, CONTROL, and SHIFT keys simultaneously and…

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015 – Education Article

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

What are we going to do about email overload? It’s been a problem, it continues to be a problem, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to systemically improve anytime soon. As much as adults today like to comment about younger students, “They don’t check their email,” graduates of our schools continue to enter a workforce highly dependent on email because it’s a “common denominator” for internal as well as external communication. As educational leaders, what are we going to…

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Comparative Assessment In The Classroom – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is comparative assessment and how can teachers use it in their classroom? Psychologist, Louis Thurstone, published a paper on the law of comparative judgment in 1927! Thurstone’s method of comparative judgement exploits the power of adaptivity; in scoring rather than testing. There has been a recent and welcome revival of comparative assessment, but it has been around for a long time and one could argue that we are 90 years too late. With an influx…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Here’s an important cautionary tale for anyone with a cell phone: Beware of phishing calls. Don’t share personal information with strangers over the phone, if you can’t verify their identity and authority with absolute certainty. Like many others, I’ve noticed a significant uptick in the past few months of spam phone calls to my cell phone. I’m not sure how folks are getting my cell phone number, but I suspect as cell phone numbers have become a de-facto identifier in…

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Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers (FREE Template!) – Education Article

This post combines two of my favorite things, podcasts and choice boards–a Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers! Yay! This post was designed to help give the Shake Up Learning readers even more ideas for how to use podcasts for professional learning at your school or on your own. I put together this Podcast PD Choice Board, inspired by Meredith Akers’ Podcast Tasting that was shared in episode 12 of The Shake Up Learning Show. It includes choices from both…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past week at school, I accidentally clicked a bad link while setting up a fresh installation of Windows10. This dramatically highlighted how easy it is for someone today to accidentally install malware or adware on a computer, and why friends shouldn’t let friends use the Edge Web Browser or the Bing search engine by Microsoft. By comparison, the Chrome web browser and Google’s search engine are MUCH more secure and safe. In this post, I’ll share more details from last…

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