Steve Katz

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5 ways to be a good teacher leader

For teachers, being asked to be a leader to our peers seems like a loaded question. What does being a teacher leader mean? We don’t want to direct …

How an R&D Mindset Brought Teachers and School Leaders Closer Than Ever

<i>Great. Another bogus professional development day with a guest speaker, a workshop, and a 50/50 chance that the lessons and/or message of the day</i> …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Share on<p>BY - 19 Jul 2017<p>PHOTO …

Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

In the last decade, schools have put significant resources into academic technology in an effort to improve instruction and prepare students for a …

Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech

As a principal, I get pinged by edtech providers almost every day. Everyone has a new solution that is going to “disrupt” my school. Most of the time …

Make Twitter work for you

Did you join Twitter to stay in touch with a personal or professional learning network (PLN) of educators, but now find yourself overwhelmed by a …

Empowering Educators to Take Informed Action

Hoonuit is an analytics and professional learning provider to schools and districts. We empower educators to take informed action to positively …

Small Change, Big Difference

I try very hard to push myself to get into better shape, and I will have to admit, the struggle is real. Getting older, slowing metabolism and a lack …

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo.<p>Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on …

Teaching

Why Don't Educators Want to Be Coached?

In less than a week we will all be leaning in watching the Olympics. Thousands of athletes who have worked for years with their coach to improve in …

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves

Learning Strategies<p>5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves<p>sponsored content …

Pedagogy

Let’s Get Digitally Physical: Technology in Gym Class

Gym class clearly plays an integral role in student fitness and education, but how do educators keep P.E. engaging? Here are some tech tools that can …

Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

Education Everywhere Video Series<p>This series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes …

Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

Coding, Cognition and Communication<p>In terms of cognitive advantages, learning a system of signs, symbols and rules used to communicate -- that is, …

French, Spanish, German ... Java? Making Coding Count As A Foreign Language

Florida is poised to become the first state to allow computer coding to fulfill a foreign-language requirement in high school. In a competitive job market, the thinking goes, computer skills are as important as speaking another language.<p>At SAIL High School in Tallahassee, a 3-D printer whirs away. …

Half of the highest-paying jobs in America now require this skill

If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you.<p>Roughly half of the jobs in the top …

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

<b>11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints</b><p>by <b>Justin Boyle</b><p>If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital …

Top 10 strategies to improve your online reputation

> A great brand can take months, if not years, and millions of dollars to build. It should be the thing you hold most precious. It can be destroyed …

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

By Meg ConlanExpert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students.

What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students?

Research<p>What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students?<p>By Molly B. Zielezinski     Jun 25, …

Education Technology

Why Educators Should Join Twitter

In late July I decided to join Twitter. To be perfectly honest with you I had no idea what I was supposed to do when I got on there but I heard so …

Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate

After her first year teaching history in a public high school in the District, Jamie Josephson was exhausted and plagued by self-doubt. Teaching had been more grueling than she ever expected. Law school began to sound appealing.<p>Then she stumbled onto Twitter. In the vast social network on the Web, …

The 7 pillars of today’s digital leadership

School and district leadership isn’t about a position or title–it’s about improving practices around digital learningIf educators want to see results …

5 Reasons to Have a Classroom Blog

Earlier today someone wrote the following in response to my post featuring a good example of a teacher and student blog, <i><br>"Franklly (sic) I don't want</i> …

Why a Dodgy Social Media Profile is Better than None

Everyone knows by now that drunken party pics, profane posts and inappropriate Tweets can cost you a job or a job offer.<p>But did you know that having …

5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Young filmmaker Simon Cade's channel, DSLRGuide, is one of the most popular for filmmaking tutorials. He's got hundreds of tips to share and started …

Going Paperless: Not as Green as You May Think

Feelings of guilt and concern are on the rise about the use of paper and its alleged impact on the fate of trees and the environment. Are these …

10 Common Presentation Mistakes: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Your Presentation

© iStockphoto<br>Silberkorn<p>Most of us have experienced dull, irrelevant, or confusing presentations. But think back to the last really great presentation …

The Deadliest Presentation Mistakes Anyone Can Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Bernard Marr, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It’s fairly inevitable: at some point in your career, you’re likely to be asked to make a presentation.<p>For some, public speaking is an opportunity to shine. For …

What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners

Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online “almost constantly.”<p>…

Teaching