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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

NPR Learning and Tech

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction. Image credit: Courtesy of Scott Bedley

3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News

The CoolCatTeacher

Example Fake News Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans and Bellringers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The fake news epidemic is disturbing. How do we fight it? Well, we can take a hint from how the medical community fights the flu or any other virus. We inoculate ourselves. In this post, I’ll teach you how I teach about fake news. The Video.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you want to know my productivity tips and tricks? How about what I use for digital film class? The technology I use in my classroom everyday? Powerschool Learning is today’s sponsor. Check them out. . The tools I use to communicate.

10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Along with my good friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth , we examine what authentic learning means and what these classrooms truly look like. Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. From the introduction of the No. pencil to the streaming of video in to support learning and teaching, technology is typically the driver to change. Download the Post Image.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

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Got an Idea for an Edtech Tool to Support Special Education? NewSchools Ignite Might Fund it!

EdNews Daily

Announcing up to $1.5 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Edtech Entrepreneurs! NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce the launch of its next ed tech funding opportunity: the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. This challenge targets ed tech entrepreneurs with a product that supports Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students in special education.

Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

NPR Learning and Tech

Communicating and interacting socially can be hard for some children with autism. Researchers are looking at how improv classes may help these kids do better day-to-day. Image credit: Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting

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4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation”

The Principal of Change

When I talk about “innovation in education”, creativity in schools, or meaningful use of technology, I always begin by saying that nothing I say matters if you do not build relationships in schools. There is no “culture of innovation” if there is no positive culture. It is the foundation of which we build things upon. The short answer; the culture does not support it.

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Flipped learning takes a big step forward

eSchool News

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders introduced its inaugural cadre of enterprise mission partners. The companies presented have agreed to support the latest research-based standards, and evolving global best practices in flipped learning. link].

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Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. love SMART lab, a new feature of the  SMART Learning Suite. Recently, Recently, when they sponsored several of my 10-Minute Teacher episodes, I tested SMART Notebook. Download a free trial.

Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

My Paperless Classroom

Are you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project? Google Slides just might be the perfect fit. The post Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. EdTech Innovations Google Education Google Slides

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How To Get Half Off The Price Of A Master's Degree

NPR Learning and Tech

A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a few universities are trying a combination of online classes with in-person ones, which can make things cheaper. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

Ditch That Textbook

The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Alice Keeler, my co-author in our upcoming book Ditch That Homework, proves that again and again. Alice is one of the only people I know personally who codes for [.].

8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace

eSchool News

Though makerspaces are becoming more mainstream, creating and maintaining one could overwhelm educators who are starting from scratch. Aside from the technology tools and other resources that make up the space, it’s wise to have a plan in terms of when students will use the space, how it will be shared, where funding will come from, and how students will demonstrate what they are learning.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Jessica Gordon shares her tips on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can gamify your classroom. It isn’t hard. Sixth-grade teacher Jessica Gordon@ 1337teach  gives us tips, ideas, and links for how to gamify our classrooms now. Game based learning can be simple and free. Listen now. Listen on iTunes. Full Bio.

“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same. When I asked them to clarify, I asked outright, “Do you mean that all students will take the same test?”, ”, to which they replied, “yes.” April 16, 2010 Learning from the New.

What’s a Digipuzzle?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Netherlands-based Digipuzzle is an online educational resource that offers hundreds of G-rated learning games for younger audiences, many in both Spanish and English. Topics include math, animals, typing, geography, spelling, letter recognition, holidays, seasons, dinosaurs, USA, other games, and more. Digipuzzle even offers holiday games. It is the labor of love from Marcel van de Wouw.

10 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February , 2017 Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task ask.read more. my freebies technology integration tips

When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

eSchool News

Innovation doesn’t simply involve throwing technology into a classroom. It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. And as the world becomes more connected, schools are making every attempt to help students develop the skills they’ll need to be a part of that interconnected world. Students work independently with their parents three times a week.

A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

#11 Teacher Jim Forde shares his inspirational song for teachers and the story behind it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jim Forde (@ stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education.

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24 Of The Best PDF Tools For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 24 Of The Best PDF Tools For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Technology General New Teacher Tools

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Qualified teachers are choosing not to teach in our schools — I am one of them

The Hechinger Report

When I left the classroom in 2014 after 14 years of teaching in the United States, it was for a variety of reasons. Primarily, though, I felt a need to address systemic issues plaguing public education, some stemming from legislative and other state mandates that constrained the learning of the immigrant students I worked with. I am not alone in this realization. Should I be back in a classroom?

7 Simple STEM Lessons for K12 Teachers by @veronicahuntt

My Paperless Classroom

STEM has become more than just a term of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Here are 7 Simple Rules and Thoughts about teaching in a STEM classroom. The post 7 Simple STEM Lessons for K12 Teachers by @veronicahuntt appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial STEM Education

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15 tools and apps real educators actually use

eSchool News

Some of the best things about an ed-tech conference are the sessions, where attendees learn about new tools and resources, trends, and teaching strategies. But you can’t make it to every session, and sometimes it’s hard to choose when each session is compelling and relevant to your educational needs. That’s where eSchool News can help. During TCEA, our editorial team attended sessions each day.

Tackling Behavior Problems by Acting out Negative Stereotypes

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT Episode #13 Interview with Todd Clinton about the "School Perfect" Project From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How do you reduce problem behaviors? Could it be as simple as acting out negative behaviors? Listen to the show. The teacher who has started School Perfect , Todd Clinton @ motivatedthe , is a special education teacher in a middle school.

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

NPR Learning and Tech

One school counselor's take on how to help teens get past the pop culture myths. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Amazon Joins With Purchasing Group to Give Schools Access to Online Marketplace

Marketplace K-12

Officials at the online retailer and U.S. Communities predict the arrangement will allow many schools and districts to avoid having to issue formal RFPs to purchase supplies, including some forms of technology. The post Amazon Joins With Purchasing Group to Give Schools Access to Online Marketplace appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Amazon Educational Technology/Ed-Tech procurement RFP

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.  To be honest, one thing that I feel guilty about is not responding to comments on my blog, but I love reading them. For example, in an English exam, I can ask.

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5 examples of personalized learning in action

eSchool News

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles and needs to create personalized learning environments. A new report from iNACOL gives educators, parents, and policymakers a platform to learn about and advocate for personalized learning in their schools.

Call for Student Participation - 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference , a student-organized event, will be held ONLINE on Saturday March 4th, 2017 , and feature keynote speakers and crowd-sourced presentations by students in grades 6-12 and college. There is no cost to participate or attend. CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Please share this outreach from the organizers: "Students of the global village, we have a question for you!

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The Meemic Foundation to Give Out $500,000 in Grants to Local Educators in 2017

EdNews Daily

Virtually all teachers wind up paying out of their own pocket for supplies. In fact, according to the Education Market Association , on average, most spend nearly $500 per year, and one in 10 spent $1,000 or more. Last year, a total of $1.6 billion in school supply costs was shifted from parents – or struggling districts – onto teachers. Grants for Teachers in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres

EdTechTeacher

Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations. For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions  and Nearpod VR  allow teachers to guide their students through powerful pre-created immersive virtual reality environments.