Innov8: Teacher Appreciation Week
It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week (which, by the way, we think should be celebrated year round), so from our team to all of the educators out there spending your time (and often your own money) to ensure that all of your students graduate high school and go on to be successful in college, career and life, we say THANK YOU!!
Happy #NationalTeachersDay! Teachers make the world a better place. They also make the best guests on my show. pic.twitter.com/usqhnnt3mj
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 9, 2017
We agree with Ellen – teachers really do make the world a better place, and this week’s stories share tools and resources that can help teachers continue to do a great job of inspiring their students.
And don’t forget to tell us why you think teachers are superheroes by 11:59pm PT on 5/12 and be entered to win one of two $150 Donor’s Choose gift cards!
#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools
1. Digital Learning List
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students’ Digital Learning via @ProjectTomorrow #edtech pic.twitter.com/jEyIgWVssO
— JackieGerstein Ed.D. (she, her, hers) (@jackiegerstein) May 23, 2016
Don’t forget to be keeping up-to-date on your Digital Learning engagement strategies!
2. Student Data-Driven PD
New Research from DreamBox Learning® Explores Professional Learning for Teachers Driven by Student Data https://t.co/AWQ6MJuM4F
— Lorenzo Pasqualis (@lpasqualis) May 8, 2017
It’s important to keep in mind the relationship between student outcomes and teacher PD.
3. Education Unicorns
The official launch is here! @projunicorn #ASUGSVSummit @MSDF_Foundation @EdSurge @Getting_Smart @DigitalPromise @InnovateEDUNYC @CoSN pic.twitter.com/XnBPQ62j7l
— Mike Baur (@mbaur) May 9, 2017
Have you been keeping up on our latest series that looks at EdData interoperability through case studies on a number of different companies?
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
4. Learner-Connected Framework
Ready to connect your classroom to real-world learning experiences? New “Learner Connected” strategies are up! https://t.co/uvzDz3nsMU
— LEAP Innovations (@leapinchicago) May 9, 2017
Real-world learning experiences empower and engage students. These resources can help you do it right.
Dollars & Deals
5. $110M to Grammarly
Monster round: @Grammarly raised $110m for grammar app https://t.co/zcfMHpxu77 via @techcrunch #EdTech #EduVC @sparkcapital
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) May 9, 2017
Grammarly can help with your (and your students’) 21st-century writing projects.
6. Epiphany learning acquires My Learning Collaborative Solution:
We have BIG #personalizedlearning news! Epiphany Learning acquires #competencybased #platform @mylcsolution! #edtech https://t.co/BKr5a5hYrb
— Epiphany Learning (@EpiphanyLearn) May 4, 2017
7. National Day of STEM
Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education to Hold First-Ever National Day of STEM on May 16, 2017 https://t.co/9rNRO38XBn #edchat #educat…
— Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D. (@ziegeran) May 5, 2017
This day should is well-placed to remind us all of the importance of keeping students engaged in STEM over holiday breaks.
8. Destination STEM
The World’s Most Creative Students to Showcase Innovative Solutions at Global Finals 2017 Competition https://t.co/eMQ3EfrJjV #GF17
— Destination Imagination (@IDODI) May 4, 2017
Few things inspire students’ creativity like a good STEM competition.
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.
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