Sat.Oct 14, 2017 - Fri.Oct 20, 2017

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No. Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative.

Tom Murray

Few will disagree that over the past few years the notion of 3D printing in schools has gained incredible steam. It’s certainly one of the latest bandwagons. Scan social media on any given day and you’ll find end users pridefully holding the latest “cool” print in the palm of their hand, hashtagging some synonyms of “innovation.”

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Spooktacular STEM Activities & Apps for Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“As astronauts and space travelers children puzzle over the future; as dinosaurs and princesses they unearth the past … as monsters and gremlins they make sense of the unreal.”- ”- Gretchen Owocki. Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are around the corner. It’s the season where all are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and dress up!

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Google Champions Teacher Tech Training with New Program

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon The partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development. Management Professional Development Training

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What is the Missing Step in Your District’s Strategic Plan?

Education Elements

All districts have strategic plans. For many districts, they are the most expensive document created in a given year. Getting to a final draft usually takes several months or more and requires the time of many staff and community members. There are committees, meetings, surveys, reviews, discussions and multiple rounds of revision. Personalized Learning School Districts School Leaders

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Intent signal data comes in two types: either companies or individuals signaling interest in products like yours. Which kind of data delivers more advantages to B2B marketers? It depends. Get this infographic to learn about the advantages of intent-based leads and how you can most effectively use both types of data.

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Learning by Design: How Design Tech High School Uses Research

Digital Promise

According to Ken Montgomery, Executive Director of Design Tech High School (“d.tech”), a charter school in Northern California, “The world is going to change quickly and unpredictably, so the best thing that we can do for kids is give them a mindset and skillset that whatever the world is like, they can succeed and find their path.”.

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Fostering Respectful Debate in the Digital Age! #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many people don’t know how to argue respectfully or intellectually online. Differences of opinion often lead to personal attacks, cyberbullying and trolling. Even world leaders lack professionalism and tact when they share their disagreements and opinions on social media. Their posts and tweets incite conflicts with other countries and instigate mass protests. We need our learners to be better leaders who use social media and technology to strive for peaceful resolutions.

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Free photos, icons, magic and more with Google Slides add-ons

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine, for a second, that Google Slides is a Shop Vac. You know, one of those short, wide wet/dry vacuum cleaners with a hose.) Go with me on this … You can use that vacuum cleaner to do a lot with just a hose. Cheerios and Cheetos all over your minivan? (If If you’re a parent, […]. Ed Tech add-ons google slides google slides add-ons unsplash

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Bring poetry to life by using a ‘green screen’

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did a lesson in my school’s STEAM centre. It went really well, so I thought I’d share. And don’t worry, you don’t need any specialist equipment! In the prior lesson, the children had rehearsed poems and learnt them off by heart. They went into the ‘green screen’ room and performed their poems. You no longer have to be a Hollywood film director to make film with special effects! .

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Educating the Whole Child in the Philippines

Battelle for Kids

A team from P21 spent two days sharing insights about 21st century skills and project-based learning at the Annual Educators Conference in Manila. P21 Blog

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Student-Run Help Desks Provide Advantages to Schools, Learners

EdTech Magazine

By Ryan Petersen Districts can rely on added help while students gain valuable real-world experience. Help Desk Management

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You Can't Teach Without Eye Contact

Millions of us choose – or have to choose – to learn remotely. As interactions become increasingly rooted in digital experiences, what are we actually losing besides the proximity of people? What are the risks of this loss and are they avoidable?

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Achieving a Balance

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to work, I have had to battle some internal conflicts over the years. Early on in my career as a school administrator, and then again in my work in my current position as an ICLE Senior Fellow , I had to be put in place, thankfully, by those who care a great deal about me. In the past, the challenge for me had always been putting too much focus on the job and not enough time and effort on my family or personal well-being.

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Teaching Adult Learners: 5 Things Teachers Need to Know

EdNews Daily

Online courses have become very popular over the course of five short years. According to an article on Imo Education , they predict that by 2019, 50% of classes will be taken online. With education becoming more and more accessible to adults, teaching these courses will also become a lot more common. Here are five things teachers should know when working with adults online. Teaching Online Requires Time.

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Top 10 Ways to Make your Projects More Authentic

Battelle for Kids

Each spring, similar versions of the same snarky joke make their way around Twitter: “Every tax season I thank my math teacher for spending so much time in high school on the Pythagorean Theorem!” This is the slightly more mature version of the teenage complaint that teachers are all too familiar with–”When will I ever use this in real life?”. P21 Blog

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4 Tips for Successful E-rate Planning

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff By creating a plan, K–12 IT administrators can make the most of the federal funds. Access Points Funding Management Networking Wi-Fi

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

Ask a Tech Teacher

PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. It’s considered the most feature-rich, flexible, and diverse of all presentation tools and where everyone goes first (or wants to go first) to create presentations. Though the alternatives are loud and boisterous, over 500 million users choose PowerPoint, 6 million of them teachers. For years, new iterations of PowerPoint included tweaks and extensions of what already was there, but Office 365 changed that.

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What Bill Gates Learned About U.S. Education in 17 Years—and Why He’s Investing $1.7B More

Edsurge

Bill and Melinda Gates have poured billions of dollars into efforts to shape U.S. K-12 education over the past 17 years. So what’s $1.7 billion more? In his keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland this week, the Microsoft co-founder reflected on some lessons learned about education reform, along with plans to “invest close to $1.7 billion in U.S. public education over the next five years.”

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5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers

eSchool News

When teachers used digital educational games in the classroom, students raised test scores by more than half a letter grade in only three weeks, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University and partners at Legends of Learning , a research-driven educational game platform. The new research, published by the Journal of the Learning Sciences , demonstrates the benefits of game-based learning for students when compared to students who had no access to such games.

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IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. In this webinar, Jen Vanek, Director of the IDEAL consortium at World Education, presents an approach to supporting learner success in blended learning called “involved instruction” that incorporates a rich, primary curriculum, supplemental activities, a learning management system, and teacher engagement.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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169 Tech Tip #98: 13 Tips for Email Etiquette

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: #98–13 Tips for Email Etiquette. Category: Email. Sub-category: Assessment.

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A Teenage Bullying Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Beeghley on episode 173 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sarah Beeghley @the-geeky_girl has been called by a US Senator to tell her story as part of anti-bullying legislation. Hear her story or triumph and advice to teachers.

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Add At Least One C

Teacher Tech

Does Your Lesson Have At Least One C? In planning activities for our students, the first place to start is to ensure that the activity has at least one C, and that C is not clipart. Collaborate The first thing I plan for when designing a lesson is “How will my students collaborate.” ” G Suite […]. The post Add At Least One C appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design

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Shifting My Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

I’ve taught high school English Language Arts (ELA) and history for six years at Juab School District in central Utah. It’s incredible to look back at where I started as a new teacher and see how much my pedagogy and practice have changed since then. One of the biggest reasons for my growth as an educator has been competency-based learning.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? They mistakenly conflate these exemplars with learning. For example, a book report may require a certain number of written (or typed) pages or paragraphs rather than evidence that the student drew conclusions and summarized knowledge. That’s changing.

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10 Tips for Flawless Windows 10 Experience

EdTech Magazine

By Russell Smith Our Microsoft MVP details how to make the most of the latest OS version. Operating Systems Software Upgrades

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Felicia Durden on episode 170 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms.

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Lessons from a Global Design-Centered Learning Network

Digital Promise

What happens when students and teachers are invited to define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them, using powerful technology for creation and collaboration? Digital Promise Global set out to answer this question through a year-long research study in collaboration with Designs for Learning.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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How to redesign your classroom on a budget

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in July 2017 on Teach Secondary. Student performance is not only affected by their own physical or psychological factors, but the learning environment as well. The space where children do most of their learning activities is, in its traditional form, rather rigorous and stiff. As a result, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to meet the diverse learning needs of young people – and also of teachers – in such a setting.

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In a School’s Digital Data House, the ‘Plumbing’ to Make Connections May Be Complicated

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Schools and districts need to remember that creating the architecture to allow them to collect and use data effectively is not a simple process. The post In a School’s Digital Data House, the ‘Plumbing’ to Make Connections May Be Complicated appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Startups

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Tips for a Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Fast on episode 171 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vice Principal Dr. Amy Fast helps schools how to move their mission from the letterhead to what people do every day. A must-listen for school leaders. Dr. Amy Fast, the author of It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates , talks about how to regain the purpose of education in schools.

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A Toolkit for Video in the Classroom

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. After a three-year project that showed the promise and challenges of video observation as a tool for teachers’ professional growth, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard has released a comprehensive toolkit to help educators get a successful start with video observations in their own communities.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.