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5 ways to teach students to be future-ready

Ditch That Textbook

Today’s students face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in their future. We’re already looking at the possibility of widespread smart houses, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence that can talk to us and work on our behalf. Our parents’ and grandparents’ curriculum won’t be sufficient. How do teachers identify the trends, predict what students will need and prepare […].

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New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.

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Kids become teachers: Helping out at a Senior Center

Ask a Tech Teacher

As schools look ahead to serving not just student needs, but the greater needs of their community and world, service learning becomes an increasingly important part of high school education. The positive relationship between personal success and giving has been proven over and over, but it is not intuitive. When students become involved in ventures that give of their time and knowledge, they understand how important helping others is, not in an academic way but in a hands-on practical sense.

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New NMC Horizon Report Highlights Coding, STEAM as Rising Tech Trends of the Year

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Experts from NMC and CoSN explore the trends and issues facing K–12 schools in the coming year.

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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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MindShift Podcast: Be The Change You Want to See

Catlin Tucker

Last spring, Katrina Schwartz from MindShift spent two days in my classroom recordings students at work and interviewing me, my teaching partner, students, and parents for this podcast about N.E.W. School. In this 21 minute podcast , Schwarts articulates what drove my desire to experiment with a new approach to teaching and learning, while highlighting the challenges, doubt, and pushback we’ve faced trying to change the status quo at a big public high school.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. During the last four years of using flipped classroom techniques, I’ve come to rely on what is called the “in-flip” — I show the videos in class and interact with students to help them do in-class activities with what they’ve learned.

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3 Benefits of Establishing a ‘Genius Hour’

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Letting students explore their own passions in the classroom can meet educational standards in innovative ways.

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It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

This interview was first published on Huffington Post. According to NPR , teacher attrition is high, and university enrollment in teacher preparation programs has fallen 35% over the past five years — a decrease of nearly 240,000 teachers in all. According to the NEA, some sources estimate that 50% of teachers who currently work in classrooms across the country will retire or leave the profession over the next five to seven years.

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How Do Your Students Share Their Knowledge with Others? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I invite you to share your ideas, tips, and resources for this week’s #EdtechMissions chat on Flipgrid , an easy to use video response web tool and app. Click here (code: 04c535) to record your response to this week’s topic, “Students as Teachers.” It’s free and takes less than 2 minutes to share! We have 2 guiding questions.

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Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Kids Discover Online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers), Monica Burns (Class Tech Tips), and I will be hosting a free webinar with Kids Discover Online on October 3 from 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern Time. We will discuss 10 ideas for excellent inquiry-based learning.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's 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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Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators Requires Cultural Change

EdTech Magazine

By Dean Kamen K–12 must leverage partnerships and boost excitement to encourage STEM success.

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate

A Principal's Reflections

Innovation has been a hot topic of discussion for the past couple of years even though it is not a new or novel concept. New ideas leading to improvements have been occurring since the beginning of time. All one has to do is take a look at the evolution of the human species to see how important innovation has been leading to society as we now know it.

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Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” – John Naisbitt. Taking selfies has become a cultural phenomenon. Selfie was the word of the year for 2013 (Brumfield, 2013). Taking selfies is an important part of a student’s sense of self, self belief, and self-esteem.

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What works for tracking student progress in online learning

Neo LMS

Tracking student progress is a core function of teaching. With online learning tools this function becomes not just easier, but more effective. While grades remain an important indicator on how well your students are understanding the coursework, there are a myriad of other tools and techniques that will give you even more insight into their progress.

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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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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ Brings 21st-Century Students Back to the Oregon Trail

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The popular world-building game is reviving a classic classroom video game.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy this week, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress happening across the country on behalf of the 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. These adults face several challenges. Multiple jobs, child care issues, and transportation issues often keep adults from attending classes that will help them improve their skills.

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Top 10 Episodes So Far in Season 2 of the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thank you for listening to the 10-Minute Teacher. We’ve broken the quarter of a million download mark and growing. So many amazing educators have joined the show to inspire and encourage teachers. Here are the top 10 shows for season 2 so far. #10MT Season 2 Top 10 (So far). 5 Mistakes Teachers make the First Week of School (and how not to make them) with Linda Kardamis (#115).

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Mission-Minded Learning Makes the World a Better Place

Brilliant or Insane

Shelly Sanchez Terrell, author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, is taking education technology integration to new heights with her EdTech Missions and mission-minded learning. In Episode 102 of the Hack Learning Podcast, Shelly explains how Mission Learning makes kids and their world better, and how teachers can launch EdTech Missions immediately with 27 ready-to-use resources […].

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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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How to Leverage Technology to Make Videos a More Active Learning Experience

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Digital tools let educators maximize class time spent watching a video.

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Interview with André Spang, @Tastenspieler: Remix the Textbook!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , shares an example of the Mission in Action by a teacher I admire. When I was writing the Mission: Remix Learning in a Digital Textbook, I immediately thought about my good friend from Germany, André Spang, @Tastenspieler. I met André several years ago on #Edchat.

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How Do You Build Cultural Bridges In Education?

EdNews Daily

Welcome to our continuing thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Today, we chat with Isaac Johnson-Tyas, who recently came on board to support 51Talk teachers. He also does a lot of work behind the scenes. His role is invaluable as he helps to build a bridge between teacher communication, recognition, and socialization, while helping the operations team make informed decisions.

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It’s Time to Move PBL into the World

Battelle for Kids

Is there any educator in the world who wouldn’t want their students to demonstrate the following qualities: Committed, Creative, Confident, Courageous, and Curious ? Or to see students leave school at the end of the term and describe themselves as Skillful, Passionate , and Humble ? Or have students working hard to make communities happier ?

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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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6 Ways Technology Helps Educators Tackle Low Literacy Rates

EdTech Magazine

By Amanda Murphy Apps, videos and games can boost comprehension for students.

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Every Student Deserves a Hero Moment

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble… ” – May Parker, Spider-Man II. Every student should experience a hero moment when they are challenged to accomplish a grand feat to improve the lives of others. All students should be presented with missions that require them to be brave and step out of their comfort zones in order for them to build resilience.

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How to use Google Classroom’s secret productivity tool: the mobile app

Ditch That Textbook

The education world is starting to get used to Google Classroom. It was released in August 2014 to much fanfare and basic features. Since then, the updates have come fast and furious, and as of January 2017, Google Classroom has more than 70 million users: students, teachers and others. We’re finding ways to become more […].

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Highly-versatile, Easy-to-use Form Creator–and it’s free!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everywhere outside of the education industry (which seems to focus on Google Forms), JotForm is the gold standard for creation of forms whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. It can be used to sign up volunteers, get feedback on events, enroll people into classes, ask for donations, or collect payments. A JotForm can even show different questions based on what a user answered in prior questions.

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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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Improved State Leadership and More Fiber Connectivity Mark the Future of School Internet

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez While the digital divide has lessened, there is more work to be done to connect students to learning opportunities.

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In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

Doug Levin

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “ Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” Education Week. 28 September 2017. “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in offensive, abusive, and otherwise problematic content, and they are even getting called to testify before Congress for their roles in enabling foreign governments to spread misinformation and meddle in elections.

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Emphasizing Understanding Builds Better Projects

Battelle for Kids

Designing and planning your first (or second or third) project can definitely be a challenging prospect. It takes time and intention to figure out how to expand learning beyond the walls of the classroom, involve experts in the field, and mimic the work adults do in the world outside of school. Choosing the right content around which to build a project is essential in order for deeper learning to occur.

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169 Tech Tip #69: Instead of Emailing, Share

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #69–Instead of Emailing, Share.

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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.