February, 2017

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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities. com.visionobjects.calculator&rdid=com.visionobjects.calculator Turns handwritten equations into typed and solves them Evernote https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: Sylvia Duckworth on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sylvia Duckworth (@ sylviaduckworth ) is a leading sketch note artist in education today. Her new book Sketchnotes for Educators: 100 Inspiring Illustrations for Lifelong Learners is a MUST BUY for every teacher and administrator. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor.

Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

EdTech4Beginners

QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free ! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is. We flip the tables and transfer the task of making quizzes from teachers to students. Instead of learning from taking a quiz, they learn from making a quiz. Why quizzes?

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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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

eSchool News

Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Peterson presented a TCEA 2017 session on augmented reality’s application in classrooms. This is a great way to grab kids and get them involved.”.

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #09: A 10-Minute Teacher Show Interview with Dr. Brad Johnson From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We ask students to sit and expect them to learn? We want children to act like adults? These are just two of the five things that sometimes we educators are doing today to harm student learning. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Full Bios.

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 We talk a lot against federal and state policy. Principal 2.0 (new book!).

3 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Your Classroom This Year

The Web20Classroom

This post is in partnership with ACER. Over the next few months I will be writing and sharing many of the exciting classroom products they offer like tablets, desktops and more! while back I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning. We debated back and forth about what creativity looked like and could you really teach creativity. But does that mean I am creative?

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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

Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

5 big takeaways from redesigning learning spaces

eSchool News

The U.S. Department of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education had already recognized our schools in Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in southern Lake County, Illinois, for academic excellence. To that end, we turned our attention to rethinking and redesigning our classroom learning spaces to fit the 21 st century needs of our students.

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#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Adam Bellow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn the pitfalls, challenges, and advantages of these BreakoutEDU adventure game boxes used to teach everything from grammar to math. Kids and teachers are raving about BreakoutEDU boxes. Let’s learn what they are from Adam Bellow, cofounder of BreakoutEDU.

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.

What the New England Patriots can teach us about healthcare data

The Christensen Institute

This piece was originally published in The Health Care Blog. American football is rich with statistics and advanced analytics meant to depict success in specific facets of the game. For years, patients with diabetes have relied on their glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c or hemoglobin A1c) levels to assess their success in managing their diabetes. What does this have to do with football?

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Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake

NPR Learning and Tech

In written answers to a Senate Democrat's questions, Trump's pick to lead the Education Department grossly overstated the graduation rates of several online schools. Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

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.

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom

eSchool News

Virtual reality is one of the latest tools to hit education, and educators across the country are excited to engage students with dynamic, immersive visuals and virtual field trips. But getting started can be overwhelming, especially with different platforms and devices on the market. Larger device sets will likely be needed at the elementary level.

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.

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.

Bridging the gap between traditional and innovative teaching and learning

The Christensen Institute

In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world. Leaders who are innovating around classroom instruction by adopting nascent practices of blending and personalizing learning are still on the periphery of a system very much entrenched in a time-based world of education. Education Blog

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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Teachers: Should you use business tactics for happier classrooms?

eSchool News

In recent years, school leaders have debated what, if anything, schools can glean from the way businesses are run. Should schools be managed like business organizations? And to what extent? Three common strategies emerged: empowering teams and avoiding micromanagement, being great coaches, and emphasizing accountability. Each educator used different approaches in their research.

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #10: Jennifer Serravallo on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She was a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and taught in Title I schools in NYC. Happy 5 Idea Friday! Thank you PowerSchool Learning for sponsoring this episode. Pitfalls of a lack of focus when teaching writing.

2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. Time and time again I find myself thinking “Darn, my predictions aren’t half bad but things are moving too slowly, slower than I expected.” This year, however, I am confident when I say that we are going to experience a lot of change -- largely influenced by shifts resulting from elections, among other factors. Outside of changes to our company, I predict 2017 will bring five major changes to education as a whole.

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 [.].

The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

NPR Learning and Tech

Research shows that many college students across the country are working, borrowing and still falling behind. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. Being a connected educator doesn’t mean sticking to one favorite platform and having that singular lens to learn from. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Of All U.S Social Media

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Differentiating instruction sounds good. But it can be overwhelming to figure out how you're going to reach every child. It doesn't need to be. Education How to Guides. Lesson Plans News & Trends Teaching Technology

Character Playbook: How the NFL are Champions for Youth

EdNews Daily

The NFL, Houston Texans, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Worldwide and Verizon have announced the Houston launch of Character Playbook , a new education initiative focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships. The interactive digital program will be implemented directly in schools throughout Houston. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston.