31 Aug

Create Personalized Teacher Newsletters for Each Student

One reason a parent might not read the classroom newsletter is that it is not about their child. Here is a solution for creating weekly newsletters for parents that are individualized for their child. Add the above Google Drive folder of newsletters to your Google Drive.

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31 Aug

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

While on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The sketch itself was created by Sylvia Duckworth and it definitely caught my attention.

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30 Aug

6 Reasons Why Rebellious Kids Turn Out To Be More Successful

Does your child get sent home with a note from the teachers because of disobedience, defiance or maybe talking back to almost everyone? Here’s a silver lining for parents of rule-breaking children: such surly kids with a classical defiance to authority could end up being very successful in life.

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30 Aug

Here Is A Great App for Creating Educational Documentaries with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 30, 2015 Videocraft is an excellent iPad app to use with students to create short educational documentaries.The app is both a multi-track video editor and a movie maker.

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30 Aug

Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas’ latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there’s still no end in sight. The next stop is the state Supreme Court, which hears oral arguments Tuesday.

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30 Aug

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the chapter entitled, “Hack 10: The 360 Spreadsheet.” For at least a decade now, the driving force behind education reform has been data.

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