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The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times. Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Remember when we had to get all of our professional literature and information from journals, books, conferences, over the phone, or people that we came in direct contact with?

How I Overcame Adversity

The CoolCatTeacher

episode 500 Many people are destroyed by bullying, teasing, and the challenges of youth. Over the years, I’ve often contemplated why my story was so different. Why did I overcome? Why wasn’t I broken beyond repair? Today, we celebrate 500 episodes.

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The Relationship Between Failure and Success

A Principal's Reflections

In life, there are certain truths. One of these is that to succeed, many times, you must first fail. Obviously, this is not always the case, but if you are like me and many others, success doesn’t come easily or on the first try.

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Sheninger on episode 496 Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

Being a parent* is hard work. Being a teacher is also hard work. Parents are primarily responsible for their children’s well being and education. Teachers are also responsible for their students’ well being and education. See the similarities?

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Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

How School Leaders Can Empower Every Teacher to Be a Leader on Campus

Education Elements

Imagine a school in which every classroom you enter, you’ll find curious, joyful students engaged in meaningful learning, and teachers who are responsive to the needs of all learners.

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

This post was originally published on May 6th, 2019, in eSchoolMedia. The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future.

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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.

55 creative Chromebook projects to try at the end of the year

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the year provides us with lots of opportunities to try something new. We might have a little bit of time before or after an end of the year activity or maybe your class has finished all of the requirements for the year and you just want to try something fun. Hey, it […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech G Suite Teaching chromebook projects create with chromebooks creating with chromebooks google edu gsuite

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR.

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How Parents, Teachers, and the General Public View Learner Variability

Digital Promise

At least 75 percent of public school parents, teachers, and the American public believe most students are capable of reaching high levels of educational achievement, according to a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates of New York for Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project.

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Game Jam: Creating a Video Game

User Generated Education

The Game Jam was developed for and offered through the Santa Fe Public Schools’ SAGE (Services for Advanced and Gifted Education) Program although any school or youth group could enter. The game categories were: Board, Card, Action, and Video games.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students

EdTech4Beginners

Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools.

6 articles on teacher-assigned summer reading

Dangerously Irrelevant

The school year is ending for most children here in America, and that means we also often see the imposition of schoolwork on students’ free time over the summer months. Here is a quick collection of six articles and blog posts on teacher-assigned summer reading: Rethinking summer reading.

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Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

Creative Coding Across the K-12 Curriculum

Digital Promise

As a former classroom teacher, I understand the feeling of wanting to be the teacher who introduces her students to computer science (CS) and coding. How incredible would it be to pique students’ interest in what could become a new passion or even a future profession? But where would I start?

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

Across the campaign trail, we are seeing myriad variations of “free college” proposals. The intentions aren’t bad: provide a solution to the record $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.

2 books for 2 different needs

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s always gratifying when something you write resonates with others. That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book).

Rocking TpT This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin’ Resources tells us how to get started. Listen to Pam Olivieri talk about Tpt Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials provide educators with recognition for the skills they develop throughout their careers. Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills.

Placing Tasks Before Apps

Tom Murray

Monica Burns (@ClassTechTips) joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute @ClassTechTips Monica Burns Tasks Before Apps

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For Jumia—Africa’s tech unicorn—to succeed, here’s who it must focus on

The Christensen Institute

On April 12, 2019, Jumia—Africa’s largest e-commerce company and the first African tech unicorn—debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s stock was priced at $14.50 and is now trading at $23.29, at the time of this writing, representing a 60% increase in value since its debut.

Ditch That Grade! 9 ways to move beyond the grade and on to meaningful learning

Ditch That Textbook

I know what you are thinking, ditch that grade? Really? Well, maybe not all grades… or maybe? It begs the question, why give grades? Where did this whole grading frenzy start? What do grades really measure anyway? What about schools that don’t give grades? Do students stop learning? If April showers bring May flowers… Okay, […]. Assessment Guest Blog Teaching assessment assessments ditch that grade going gradeless grading

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am pleased to announce that my book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory: Preparing for the New Generation of Students is now available! My chapter is titled Multimedia Learning and the Educational Leader.

How to Use Virtual Exchange to Make History Meaningful

Digital Promise

In this second post on our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Glen Coleman shares how students are using Skype to learn about history through the lens of contemporary issues.

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A Note About the Fifth Year Anniversary of This Is Not A Test

The Jose Vilson

I wrote this book for you. For some of you, it means I wrote this in love. There’s always that first visit to the local bookstore when we scan the education section and don’t see a book that tangentially relates to your qualms and visions.