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What is Whole-Child Learning (and Why Is It Important?)

Nina W. Nina W. June 19, 2019

What is the whole child approach to learning?

My first teaching assignment was as a toddler teacher assistant in an early learning program I interned with when I was sixteen years old. I spent a year studying different teaching philosophies, completing coursework on behavioral guidance, learning to create a lesson plan, and assisting with instruction in the toddler program. I observed a lot, and that was probably the single most important part of my training.

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, trends, 2019

Activities to Integrate Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. May 21, 2019

*Originally posted at eSchool News*

Students are at their best in environments that focus on respecting and educating them as whole people. It has been researched and determined that students whose social emotional learning needs are prioritized and consistently met do better long-term in not only academics but in overall personal and professional growth and success. If you find yourself wondering “what does that mean for teachers?” or how you can integrate social emotional learning activities into your curriculum and classroom, these activities are a great place to start!

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, Social-Emotional Learning, SEL, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Classroom Management Solution, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, trends, 2019

How To Make End of Year Chromebook Collection Easier

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 09, 2019

 

 As school winds down for the year and summer break nears, the last thing administrators or teachers want to do is worry about collecting and inventorying their students’ Chromebooks. Unfortunately, the task of making sure every student returns their assigned device before the end of the school year is a necessary part of successful 1:1 programs.

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Posted in Technology, "Web filtering, Filtering, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Chromebooks, trends, 2019

9 Unique Ways to use Technology in the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. March 11, 2019

Finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom can both make your life easier as a teacher and boost student excitement levels and engagement with lessons. From helping with communication among teachers and students (as well as peer-to-peer), to organizing curriculum calendars, to enhancing presentations and lessons with media and visuals, there is no limit to the ways to use technology in the classroom to create an enriched learning environment. If you’re looking for ideas of exactly how to use technology in the classroom to enhance learning, some examples include:
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Posted in Differentiated instruction, classroom management, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, trends, learning games

3 Trends in Educational Technology to Watch in 2019

Nina W. Nina W. January 25, 2019

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In educational technology, change is the only constant and 2019 brings with it several new, innovative ideas and changes surrounding how we approach edtech. From new classroom management solutions, to teaching trends, tech developments and more, we’re in for another exciting year of new information, resources and strategies to enhance the ways edtech is utilized in classrooms. Let’s explore 3 new and essential edtech trends to watch in 2019, that are certain to be educational staples for teachers.

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Posted in Differentiated instruction, classroom management, SEL, edtech, Whole Child, trends, 2019, learning games

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