Sat.Jul 09, 2016 - Fri.Jul 15, 2016

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Blended Learning in Action

Catlin Tucker

It’s been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom. I did not receive any support, technology, or professional development from my school or district and was forced to figure it out on my own.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France. Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands.

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Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

I recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me. I used the website Canva to make the graphic ( click here for my video tutorial on how to use it). Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech? Share them by commenting below. Tagged: canva , edtech , education , educational technology , inspiration , inspiring quotes , learning , quotes , teaching , tech , tech tool , technology.

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A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This week I’ll be on a panel discussing the Future Classroom at this year’s STEM Summit hosted by Towson University. Given that my experience is limited to middle school and high school students through my test-prep company and my critical-reading web app, SmartyReader , I’ll highlight my own insights in hopes of sparking a larger discussion of how the K-12 classroom will look in 2025.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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GET MY NEW BOOK: Do What Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about planning and make your own planner From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m sick and tired of doing “things.” ”Things” are what happened to me when I was a young Mom on a tight budget. I kept going to WalMart to buy “things.” I bought a little thing here and a little thing there. Then, I had to buy stuff to organize my “things” and take time to clean out my closet and give away lots of those “things.

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Ten Reading-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top reading-related articles according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: How do I create a classroom library checkout system? 5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading. 5 Tech Tools That Motivate Every Reader. 3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading. 32 Reading Websites. How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving. Common Core Reading–What if Students Don’t Like Reading.

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Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When I was a reporter in public radio, I rarely received professional development. The only training or workshops I attended were those I got a grant for, applying on my own. Not working in education, I didn’t know how much value (and money) is placed on PD. Now as the founder of an ed-tech startup Listenwise ( new name !), I think about PD very differently.

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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how. Robin’s students designed a remote underwater vehicle (ROV) that went to Antarctica. She was intimidated when she started thinking about it.

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. Image courtesy of air-watch.com. There are many positives with these schemes however there also problems that can arise. Below I have listed 10 pros and cons of BYOD: PROS: 1) The devices are excellent learning tools which bring a lot to the classroom. 2) Communication certainly is easier between teachers, stu

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4 Reasons Gifted Programs are Irrelevant

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Some things I’ve heard in 17 years of working in gifted education: “What do I need to do to get my kid into the gifted program in your school?” “You know how important it is in this community to have your child labeled gifted.” “I need my child in the gifted class because I don’t want […]. The post 4 Reasons Gifted Programs are Irrelevant appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Facebook Commits $15 Million to Code.org

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan The money will fund programs aimed at increasing gender and racial diversity in computer science education.

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Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real

Digital Promise

In my work with Cell-Ed and Avasant Foundation, I have seen adult learners study basic literacy, English, citizenship, and workforce skills at all hours of the day and night. Juggling long and often irregular work schedules, they study on the bus, while waiting in lines, and on work breaks between mopping floors, milking cows, picking fruit, and caring for others.

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Why is the Supreme Court So Important — and How to Explain That to Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you think of the Supreme Court, you think of old people in black robes that dispassionately determine the fate of the country’s laws. That’s all true, but there’s more to maintaining law and order than a podium and a gavel. The Supreme Court is the apex of one of three branches in the American government: The Legislative (the House and the Senate) passes laws.

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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: A 21st Century Characteristic

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 4. In this issue, we share four posts from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Education Division, TEACHUNICEF, about its special work in global education. Read more of the what, the why and the how of their work to engage U.S. classrooms in this mission and how that work can benefit your students in 21st Century classrooms. Driving Question: How do we develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for students to become global citizens?

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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STEAM-Focused 3D-Printing Projects to Try in Your Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Take a peek at three of the 3D-printing projects that earned kudos from MakerBot.

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Sparking Student Financial Empowerment through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Financial literacy is a skill that is important for every high school graduate to have. Students need to be able to understand the consequences and impact of their financial decisions — a skill that is critical in our economically integrated world. Teachers, parents, and students alike believe high school curriculums should offer students the opportunity to manage their own finances in order to develop financial literacy skills.

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Five Great Summer Jobs For Teachers That Involve Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, for teachers, summer is so busy we can’t breathe. Between enrichment to summer seminars to watching kids who are out of school, there isn’t a free moment. But other times, summer offers an endless vista of time, perfect for a part-time job that provides a nest egg for a special project. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Joyce Wilson, has five great ideas that will help you stay busy this summer: Last year, there were more than 3 million teachers in school systems across the

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Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

Cyberbullying and self-harm prevention solutions based on real time data from social media trends across the country. The post Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives? appeared first on Blog.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Global Stories to Act On

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 5. Thirteen-year old Mustapha and his family were forced to leave their home in Aleppo, Syria last year. The family had faced a difficult decision after the Syrian war began: stay and risk being killed or flee and leave everything behind. Mustapha recalls, "We were always afraid. There was always war where we lived." The family decided to leave in search of safety in Europe.

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In the Age of 'No-Excuses' Schools: A Case for Compassion and Better Social-Emotional Learning

Edsurge

Take a minute to ruminate on your own K-12 academic experience. Was it a pleasant experience that left you with a love for lifelong learning? Or was it an exercise in drudgery that left you wishing every Monday was Friday? I used to see this imbalance every day. When I was a first-year teacher to thirty 6th graders, I was excited and fully expecting the students to share my enthusiasm—but my students were there for safety, a hot meal, to see friends, and to have shelter for the day.

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What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 12 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills. Website Review: ProdigyGame.com. 3 Online Keyboarding Programs Students Will Choose. 9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools. 67 K-8 Hour of Code Suggestions–by Grade Level. How to Create a Curriculum Map. 3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing. 84 Math Websites for K-8.

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Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

Cyberbullying and self-harm prevention solutions based on real time data from social media trends across the country. The post Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives? appeared first on Blog.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology. Superintendents and chief technology officers from the League of Innovative Schools serve as coaches and support participating districts’ ongoing digital transformations by providing expertise and technical assistance

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5 Free Tools to Help Students Learn Real World Financial Skills

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Aside from “Home Economics 101,” most students don’t have a chance to beef up their financial skills. As a result, they’re often unprepared to leave the insular environment of academia and transition into fiscally independent adulthood. “Becoming financially literate early in life is fundamentally important to your financial well-being as an adult.

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Differentiate with Tech–Starts July 18th!

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to Make Differentiation Fast and Easy with Tech. Starts Monday! Last chance to sign up. This Ask a Tech Teacher online class is only offered for college credit.

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Constant Learning and Creative Response: Charting the Course in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements we try to walk the walk of personalized learning. We strive to make our workshops interactive, upbeat, and fun. We create space for spirited large and small group discussion, and we honor time for quiet individual processing and reflection. We believe teachers should be designers of their classrooms. We want school teams to build connections at our workshops.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Empowering Students for the Global Stage

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 3. Driving Question : What happens if a state education department leads with a 21st Century global education program? All the World is a stage and we are but players on it. William Shakespeare.- William Shakespeare. The North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction have stepped to center stage with a statewide global education initiative.

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Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

Edsurge

In Paul Tough’s new book, he writes that the people who are best at engendering “noncognitive”—or character—abilities like grit in students hardly ever mention these skills in the classroom. It’s an observation that has won attention and admirers such as New York Times columnist David Brooks. But what has been left unsaid is how our current system of education works systematically against instilling these skills in students, and how we could naturally embed the development of grit in students—in

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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 10, 2016 Here is a short visual we created for teachers explaining the core notions behind the concept of Blended Learning. We have also included a collection of what we believe are some.read more.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.