4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post 3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Emerald was one of 100 schools across the country that benefited from a technology coach during the 2018–19 school year, the second year of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP). Through instructional coaching, the DLP aims to increase impactful use of technology and improve educational equity.

Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Alana Stanton – Bio as Submitted Alana Stanton is a kindergarten teacher at Mulberry Elementary in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She has taught several grades over her 14-year career including K-3 literacy special, first grade, second grade, kindergarten, and technology special.

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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How to Make Math Moments That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy and have an amazing 2020. Sponsor: Check out the free webinar for math teachers – how to transform your textbook into a curiosity machine – go to coolcatteacher.com/freemathwebinar to learn more about this free webinar being held four times in January 2020.

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Be the One for Kids!

The CoolCatTeacher

The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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Knowing Where We Are Paves the Way for Change: The Impact of Coaching

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years, I have shared all of the wonderful things happening at Wells Elementary, as I am now in my third year as their coach. Last but not least is the elementary school where evidence has been collected, demonstrating tremendous growth with high agency strategies.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? How to Integrate Technology.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

The overreaching goal for each session was to support instructional strategies aligned to rigor & relevance and the 6 C's with a focus on the purposeful use of technology. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Given today’s technologies, it makes sense and is exciting that learning occurs after schools hours, but for exciting, engaging, and profound learning not to occur during school hours is, simply put, a travesty.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. I am excited to see what message Pink has in a Keynote on Motivation and Leadership at FETC 2020. While I am booked through March of 2020, I do have some dates open starting in April of 2020!

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Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

Few of us can argue that the internet and its connected technology has changed the global educational landscape for the better. It’s important to note that those impressive numbers don’t include remote students at the elementary or high school level.

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How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] As an elementary teacher, it may seem tough to find time for art lessons when your school schedule is already filled with core subjects. 5 Creative Art Activities for Elementary Students.

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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

I would definitely recommend this conference to any educator in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. I also enjoyed each presentation and walked away with practical strategies, engaging activities, and valuable resources for my elementary students.

Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

For the last 10 years, I’ve been using blended learning models and technology to shift control in the classroom from me to my students. This book was inspired by the following… I want students to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities.

How To Know If A Career In Education Is Right for You

EdNews Daily

From elementary school instructors to college enrollment managers, many education professionals were inspired by teachers as students. Here are just a few positions for which a master’s or doctoral degree can prepare you: Teacher (elementary, secondary or higher education).

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

schools accessing high-speed broadband, and devices all but ubiquitous in the classroom, the question is no longer whether teachers and students are using technology, but how. Teachers themselves report a lack of confidence using technology tools in the classroom.

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. Digital Featured TechnologyBy Joe Parlier, Ed.D.

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Project Based Learning Goldmine… Over 86 Amazing Videos To Generate That New Project For A School Or Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

May you have a wonderful and rewarding 2020! Booking Info – Also, think about having me come to your school or conference event in 2020. All winners including the 10 people’s choice winners and 9 semifinalist for the 2020 Follett Challenge will be announced on March 23, 2020.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

The information and technology explosion has exposed a behemoth that is not able to pivot and adapt. He has taught in the same school district his entire career with experience at both secondary and elementary levels. By Matt Ridenour. The current public education system has stagnated.

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Home Visits Are Effective. Here’s Why They Still Make Some Teachers Uneasy.

Edsurge

Although it looked specifically at elementary school children, a 2015 study from Johns Hopkins University showed that absences declined by about a quarter among students in the Washington, D.C., Education Technology Early Learning“Sit near the door. Make sure your car has plenty of gas.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. An internationally recognized expert in the areas of instruction, rigor, student motivation, and leadership, she collaborates with schools and districts for professional development on-site and via technology. Digital Featured How Learning Works TechnologyBy Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson.

Yes, I Hug My Students. Research Says You Should Too.

Edsurge

You see, I was not teaching kindergarten or elementary school; I was teaching high schoolers. Education Technology Learning Research Social-Emotional LearningWhen I was a new teacher, I heeded the advice of my seasoned instructors: avoid physical contact with your students at all costs.

What Happens When the Librarian Doesn’t Want to Read?

Edsurge

Sure, I need to continue to read middle grade fiction, the grossest nonfiction I can find (trust me, there’s a readership for that in elementary school) and push myself to read genres I typically don’t. Not my usual genre, but definitely a hot commodity with the upper elementary school set.

Building a Positive Classroom Culture [4 Creative Ways]

EdTechTeam

I understand that this tip is formatted for an elementary or middle school classroom, where we spend a lot of the day together, but these tips require little time and prep. Katie most recently worked as the Technology Integration Specialist at Runyon Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado.

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. By Joe Parlier, Ed.D.

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Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051

Shake Up Learning

His extensive work at the policy level led to his appointment as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Education Technology Taskforce. Shout out to all of my friends with Northside ISD in San Antonio, specifically at Thornton Elementary and Rudder Middle Schools.

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

The Hechinger Report

Biochemistry can be elementary. Students generally learn about moles, atoms, compounds and the intricacies of the periodic table in college, but Daniel Fried is convinced kids can learn complex biochemistry topics as early as elementary school. Kids like technology.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

Edsurge

As an English as an additional language (EAL) support teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, I co-teach in four early elementary classrooms, supporting multilingual students who are developing their academic proficiency in English.

New Federal Initiative Will Fund Blockchain Experiments in Education

Edsurge

Department of Education hopes that the blockchain technology transforming the finance and logistics industries could play a role in making education records more portable and transparent. DeMillo, Georgia Institute of Technology. Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures. The U.S.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

Dr. Dennis Large, the director of educational technology for the Riverside County Office of Education, one among the first county offices in California to facilitate an esports league, knows first-hand the power of gaming in schools. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.