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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 [.].

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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? Well, Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve included links below for you. Check them out. .

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. 2 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 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

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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If we’re not irrelevant, what are we?

Dangerously Irrelevant

utilize digital technologies in academic- and work-productive ways that go far beyond social uses or mere replication of analog instructional practices. We do a great deal of research and teaching on interesting and important topics. We speak out against the marginalization of underserved and underrepresented groups. We talk a lot against federal and state policy. Principal 2.0 (new new book!).

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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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.

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. I love SMART lab, a new feature of the SMART Learning Suite. Recently, when they sponsored several of my 10-Minute Teacher episodes, I tested SMART Notebook. So, here’s a tutorial.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Can Virtual Reality “teach” empathy?

The Hechinger Report

A still photo from “One World, Many Stories: New York City,” one of three VR videos about young people in different parts of the world created by Global Nomads Group. Photo courtesy Global Nomads Group. In November 2015, middle-school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in Southern Sudan mingling with a crowd of refugees fleeing civil war.

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on digital pedagogy for deeper learning I asked attendees to discuss then share out on TodaysMeet how they were effectively integrating technology in their classroom, school, or district. Others confessed that they weren’t sure what effective use constituted.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

Learning Sciences Research Necessary to Drive Personalized Learning For All

Digital Promise

The second installment in Digital Promise Global’s Making Learning Personal For All series, “ Research and The Promise of Personalized Learning ” explores advances in the learning sciences that underscore key Learner Factors that must be considered in order to better support students based on their unique learning needs. To learn more, get your copy of the report.

Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

The Hechinger Report

School leaders and teachers struggle to find the right education technology to suit their needs. Education technology makers can’t figure out exactly what schools need – or if their products can work as intended. Enter the matchmaker. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Schools say what they need and then get to test-drive programs for free. It’s the wild West. The U.S. It’s the wild West.

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.

Tennessee Says A Third Of Its High School Graduates Didn't Meet Requirements

NPR Learning and Tech

Tennessee becomes the latest reason to doubt much-touted improvement in the nation's high school graduation rate. Image credit: Dawn Majors/Courtesy of the Office of Governor Bill Haslam

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Learning spaces of the third kind

Learning with 'e's

The first kind of space was highly organised. In these 'class' rooms, our students gathered, seated in rows, facing toward a single part of the space - the front. At the front of the classroom were all of the important things, such as the teacher, and of course, the teacher's tools. The students looked on as spectators, and occasionally as active participants in their education. Watch this space).

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.

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.

SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

Class Tech Tips

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? It’s so important to gauge student understanding in the midst of a lesson. The folks at SMART Technologies have a special formative assessment tool to help teachers check for understanding as part of their Learning Suite. You might be familiar with SMART’s popular interactive whiteboards.

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. I am one of those teachers.

“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.

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

Scan QR Codes from Chrome Mobile

The Electric Educator

QR codes provide a quick way for someone with a mobile device to visit a web site. The problem is that mobile devices don't come pre-loaded with a QR code scanner. Explaining what a QR code is and asking users to download an app takes far more time than manually typing in a web address. For now, that's only a wish. For now, this is probably the best option for scanning QR codes.

Here’s what schools need to know about ESSA right now

eSchool News

Recently, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told the Council of Chief State Schools Officers (CCSSO) that states should continue to move forward with their ESSA plans. However, accountability regulations may be significantly changed. What exactly does this mean for schools? The Difference between NCLB, ESSA and Common Core. This is a question that we receive a lot,” he said. Accountability Plans.

24 Of The Best PDF Tools For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.