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EdChat News Sunday, March 18 Status quo, Learning experience.   change, Rubric codes & more…

EdChat News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • Teachers are the Driving Force of Change
    • status quo, learning experience.   Change, entire process.  Reflection, typical administrative position, Learning Transformed
  • Speed Up Grading with Rubric Codes
    • Do you have a mountain of student writing to grade? Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback? This little trick will help.
    • rubric codes, free Homework Rubric, rubric codes—a, Rubric Pack, detailed feedback
  • 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
    • 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
    • humanly possible attempt, positive learning environment, belief level–what teachers, beautiful starting point, technology
  • Change at scale is a collective effort where we must leverage the unique assets embedded in every position and at all levels.
  • Now granted, building and district leaders play a huge role in supporting change and ensuring success.
  • If it weren’t for our teachers embracing broader ideas and putting them into practice would any change in schools actually occur?
  • It was because my teachers believed we could be better for our learners and as a result, they embraced innovative ideas.
  • The change our schools need at scale can only be ushered in by our teachers.

Tags: status quo, learning experience.   Change, entire process.  Reflection, typical administrative position, Learning Transformed

  • Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback?
  • This video shows you how to use rubric codesa small twist on gradingstudent writing that keeps the feedback but cuts way down on the time.
  • Youll get weekly tips, tools, and inspiration in quick, bite-sized packages all geared towardmaking your teaching more effective and joyful.
  • To thank you, Ill send you a free copy of my new e-booklet, 20 Ways to Cut Your Grading Time in Half.
  • Youll get weekly tips, tools, and inspiration in quick, bite-sized packages all geared towardmaking your teaching more effective and joyful.

Tags: rubric codes, free Homework Rubric, rubric codes—a, Rubric Pack, detailed feedback

  • 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology – – Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual.
  • In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom arent much different than those that dont.
  • But using technology in the classroomand using it effectivelymight require some slight adjustments on the part of the teacher to sustain the effort, creative problem-solving, and innovation required to actually improve learning through the use of technology.
  • This occurs at the belief levelwhat teachers believe about technology, education, and their own abilities to manage technology.
  • Looking at the characteristics of teachers that effectively use technology in the classroom, then, can be useful to create an edtech mindsetone that believes in purpose, adaptation, change, and meaningful planning.

Tags: humanly possible attempt, positive learning environment, belief level–what teachers, beautiful starting point, technology