10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. That’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay. We drove the streets of Montevideo, a world capital that reminded me a lot of life in the United States.

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Teachers Use Podcasts to Teach Writing & Reading

CUE

Although “audio blogging” has been around since the 1980s, podcasting – as we know it today – didn’t gain popularity and traction until 2004 when broadband internet and audio playback devices become more readily available to consumers.

My ideal 21st century classroom. What’s yours?

Ditch That Textbook

When I started teaching in 2004, there was one computer in [.]. I know. We’re already many years into the 21st Century. And I know there’s a chance that the term “21st Century” might rub you the wrong way. But we’re here, and teaching and learning look very different. At least they have the potential to. Ed Tech 21st century classroom 4 c's creative teaching global collaboration service learning student-centered instruction

Why is My Wireless VoIP or Video Conferencing a Terrible Experience?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Commercial Voice over IP (VoIP) is nothing new, tracing its roots back to 2004. And VoIP’s underlying packet voice and packet network interconnection technology dates back to the early 1970s when IEEE published a related research paper. Wi-Fi as a Service Wi-Fi Performance

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Reflections on Why Our District Personalizes

Education Elements

In 2004, the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York, found itself in a whole lot of academic trouble. In Middletown, we are personalizing education, not standardizing it! We knew that we were not necessarily any different than most other high-minority/high-poverty school districts; our performance numbers of a 54% graduation rate and an even a greater percentage of students who were not proficient in either math or literacy mirrored other similar school districts.

10 Great Tools for Creating High-Quality Educational Podcasts

EmergingEdTech

In 2004, Ben Hammersley was the first person to use the word podcasting in an article for the Guardian. Have you Ever Considered Implementing Podcasts as a Part of in Your Teaching Methods? He used. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

NPR Learning and Tech

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question. Image credit: Zak Bennett for NPR

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New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Student information systems, online gradebooks, electronic formative assessment tools, and data warehouses are all examples of technologies that help educators input, manage, analyze, and present student learning data (Wayman, Stringfield, & Yakimowski, 2004).

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Are Grad Students Employees? Labor Board To Again Weigh In

NPR Learning and Tech

For decades, the National Labor Relations Board held that students were not employees, then ruled in favor of students in 2000, then reversed again in 2004 It's a labor issue familiar to regulators.

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Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

The GRASPS model (Wiggins & McTighe, 2004) can greatly assist educators in the construction of quality performance tasks. 2004). Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late.

Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire

Teacher Reboot Camp

Bio- Maria Theologidou has been working as an EFL teacher and translator since 2004. Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” ” – Bob Talbert.

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective Professional Development [Link]

The CoolCatTeacher

2004 ) has shown that effective professional development includes creating classroom content, modeling techniques for teachers to use in their classrooms, and feedback on lessons ( Harris, Graham, and Adkins, 2015 ). 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective Professional Development. Vicki Davis on Edutopia. April 15, 2015. Highly effective classrooms can result from highly effective professional development. Recent research ( Butler et al.,

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How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

2004). As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker. A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

When Kindness goes Viral #Mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

He became an assistant principal in 2004 and was named the 2011 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year. A conversation with Principal Will Parker in Episode 51 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

Sparc

The revisions mark a significant departure from Elsevier’s initial policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their final accepted manuscriptsEarlier today, SPARC joined with our colleagues from the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and 22 other international organizations to raise serious objections to the latest revisions to Elsevier’s article sharing policy.

Weapons of mass distraction

Learning with 'e's

In 2004 Mark Curtis wrote a book titled 'Distraction' which has the strap line 'Being human in the digital age'. 2004) Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age. Photo by Steve Wheeler Humans were once untethered, free to wander the world and explore at will.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

2004 and McDermott et al., “ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

2004). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Consequently, compared to less engaged peers, engaged students demonstrate more effort, experience more positive emotions and pay more attention in the classroom (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004).

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

techlearning

Since 2004, ABCya has provided students from pre-K to 5th grade with access to hundreds of educational games and apps. Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids.

10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

Teacher Reboot Camp

I began teaching teenagers in 2004 in Texas. “The adolescent mind is essentially a mind or moratorium, a psychosocial stage between childhood and adulthood, and between the morality learned by the child, and the ethics to be developed by the adult” ( Erikson, 1963, p. 245 ). I really enjoy teaching teenagers and supporting them in becoming strong individuals ready to conquer the world as adults when they leave my classes. Teaching teenagers is much harder today than when I was a teenager.

Lockhart Ed Tech

eSchool News

David Lockhart started teaching high school history in 2004. He had to find that thing that made his lessons stand out, and he saw it with technology. For the last four years, he has been an instructional technologist who coaches, trains, and speaks full time.

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To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

By 2004, revenues had reached $614 million. Two months ago, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned, creating an opportunity for new leadership at the world’s foremost development institution.

Google

EdTechTeam

An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. Google LLC. Is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

From 2004 through 2008, I basically rubber-stamped the status quo while adding a splash here and there of technology. I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology.

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens.

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering

Edsurge

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight currently offers more than 6,000 online courses on a variety of technical, business and design skills—from architecture to manufacturing, game development and software engineering. The long-awaited filing finally happened. This morning, Pluralsight announced it had confidentially submitted paperwork for an initial public offering.

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Standard deviation

Learning with 'e's

As Curtis (2004) writes, the digital age has introduced a spatial shift where we are explicitly and implicitly connected to each other as never before. 2004) Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

Rooney (2004) reports that arts-based teaching and learning at the community level improves relationships leading to better “cooperation and more creative problem solving” (p. 2004). By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.

Will half of all colleges really close in the next decade?

The Christensen Institute

From 2004–2014, “Closures among four-year public and private not-for-profit colleges averaged five per year from 2004-14, while mergers averaged two to three,” according to Moody’s.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

The number of states with policies in place to promote and facilitate competency-based systems has grown from just a handful in 2004 to 43 states in 2018. Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:46.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

In 2004, after nearly two decades of research, Albert Rizzo and his fellow researchers at the University of Southern California developed a VR-based diagnostic tool to detect and potentially treat ADHD.

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

Edsurge

Since 2004 it has created more than 1,100 clips that have amassed an estimated 50 million views. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library.

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EdTech Pioneer Flocabulary Taps Seasoned Leader

techlearning

Founded in 2004, Flocabulary began as a revolutionary SAT prep platform that taught vocabulary through rap lyrics. Flocabulary , a learning platform that brings the K-12 curriculum to life through its standards-aligned hip-hop videos, today announced the appointment of Din Heiman as president.

How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg completely changed the way people interact with friends and family by launching Facebook in 2004. Entrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality.

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What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns

MIND Research Institute

Sources and Further Reading: Fuster, Joaquin (2004). Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2004 8 (4) pp.143-145. A toddler scoops up mud, loving the way it squishes between his fingers. As he brings the wet, cool clump to his lips his caretaker warns, “No! That’s gross!”

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Is podcasting today following the same, inevitable trajectory as blogging back in 2004? Slack has launched Buttons to ensure you never leave, advancing the platform from a discrete messaging app to a productive work hub.