Sat.Sep 08, 2018 - Fri.Sep 14, 2018

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Inspiring… or not

Dangerously Irrelevant

Learning math by building bridges or designing aircraft wings is inspiring. Chugging through the odd-numbered practice problems at the end of the chapter is not. Improving our community by collecting data and investigating the causes of local environmental challenges is inspiring. Participating in artificial, recipe-like science ‘experiments’ from a publishing company is not.

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Going Digital Is About More Than Just Devices.

The Web20Classroom

Going digital has truly made our world smaller. From the desks in our classrooms we can travel to far off places and talk to friends via Skype or share thoughts through blogs or experience historic sites like never before with virtual reality. We can code new apps or design new objects on 3D printers. The digital tools we have available to us for both teaching and learning is (and will continue to have) dramatic effects on both.

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10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are already blowing up my Twitter feed with awesome photos taken during their first few station rotation lessons ! It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. 1) Use your teacher-led station for a range of activities beyond direct instruction.

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4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:51. Immersive technologies such as virtual reality and 3D scanning are becoming so hot that educators across the country are beginning to roll them out for students of all ages. The problem is that, while technologies blending elements of the physical and digital worlds in simulated environments offer enormous academic value , too many institutions fall prey to what I call the “

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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HE Challenges: Combating declining completion rates

Neo LMS

Last time we started to explore the top four challenges facing higher education in the US. Preferring to offer up innovative case studies from across the HE sector (rather than just discuss the issue) today’s blog will look at declining completion rates, and ways in which some universities are addressing them. The facts. The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) released a report in 2017 , demarcating the specifics of the “drop out” or (more polite phrase) completion rate problem among coll

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. From helping students to effectively generate questions to modeling curiosity, we have five practical ideas to bring inquiry into our classroom.

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5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:07. To assist the professional development process for both teachers and IT professionals, Digital Promise, in conjunction with Google , has established a new program called the Dynamic Learning Project to help introduce new education technology into the classroom. .

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The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class. Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in college, through direct instruction in K-12, or at times consumed from a textbook or encyclopedia, it was everywhere. The more I think about it; content was predominately the focus in every class. Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we l

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first thing most teachers think about when discussing gamified learning is the online math games kids play. Maybe Vocabulary.com and its spelling games come to mind next. But those webtools exemplify where the gamification of education started. Their approach is good but way down the SAMR pyramid to what can be done today, easily, in classrooms.

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Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. They are programming in advanced ways with a full motion capture lab. Even more amazing are the methods Sean is using to teach his students.

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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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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:50. Technology giants are working to bolster K–12 education in middle America , specifically targeting subjects that will help young students learn the skills they’ll need as traditional jobs like agriculture and manufacturing evolve with the rise of emerging technology.

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Mr. Venn and His Diagram: Now, In a Free, Collabrified, App!

The Journal

The Venn Diagram has been a powerful tool for visualization. Now, CollabrifyVenn, a device-independent, browser-based, drag-and-drop, "text-editor" for Venn Diagrams, makes it easy for learners to change their Venn Diagrams and thus enables learners to engage in the iterative process of Venn Diagramming.

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Newcomer Students in Rural and Suburban Communities

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Where are America’s immigrant families settling, and where are their children going to school? With immigrant populations in rural and small-town America on the rise, the answer, increasingly, is everywhere. Between 2000 and 2016, South Dakota, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Tennessee experienced the largest percentage increases in immigrant population in the

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The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher knows that students do better with positive reinforcement. As tempting as “punishment” might sound when referring to that student who has scrambled your last nerve, to explain consequences of actions in positive terms goes much further toward student success not only in school but in the ongoing effort to build life-long learners. “Positive reinforcement, whether it be with your family, when following laws, or with students, can best be defined as the logical cons

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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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Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols. From unencrypted browsing during a class activity to embedding videos into presentations, schools can inadvertently compromise student privacy by exposing them to tracking cookies, according to a recentl

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The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Morgan Toal shares on episode 356 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teacher Morgan Toal shares the powerful writing project that she calls the “Thank You Project” – what a great way to be kind and considerate and teach writing at the same time! This is a fantastic project to consider around Thanksgiving, at the end of the school year or something you could do throughout the year at certain times to

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Hear from Real Teachers about the Benefits of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Across the country, educators are demanding opportunities to personalize their professional learning. Research suggests the traditional professional learning methods—typically one-size-fits-all and top-down—don’t meet the needs of today’s educators or their students. Moreover, we now know that educators are learning in more ways than ever before—at traditional workshops and in-service days, but also online, from colleagues, from mentors, and through trial and error in their classrooms.

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Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

Ask a Tech Teacher

For the past decade, schools have invested millions of dollars in technology. It started with a push for desktop computers which soon expanded to iPads and the wonderful apps (like art programs) that made tablets essential tools. Quickly after iPads, schools fell in love with Chromebooks and their amazing ability to allow students to collaborate and share, not to mention their ease of maintenance.

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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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St. Vrain Valley School District is the future of America

Dangerously Irrelevant

The St. Vrain Valley School District is arguably the most innovative school district here in Colorado. And I’m incredibly excited to lead their next principal licensure cohort starting in January 2019. Woo hoo! Here is the district’s latest video. Public education proud, indeed. Get ready to take the world by #StVrainStorm !!!! Happy viewing! On a side note… Notice that there’s nothing in here about content regurgitators.

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Using Google Drawings to create blackout poetry in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Blackout poetry takes standard text (from a newspaper or magazine article … really any text you find). The artist then uses a marker and blacks out all of the words except for a select few, leaving a pithy piece of prose behind. I was first introduced to blackout poetry by Austin Kleon, author of the […].

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All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Sharos on episode 359 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses. It definitely isn’t just drill and practice, but a team experience that starts with a relationship.

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High School Technology Curriculum Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

We’re hard at work on a high school technology curriculum. We’ve had a lot of requests for this and hope to have it available before the holidays.

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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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A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless. I’m taking the time before we go into coding to help students learn about giving instructions, since the most important thing all my elementary students learned this past week is that a computer works by following instructions.

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9-11-01 Seventeen Years later and still remembered

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience. What I saw and did are still with me, as is a type of asthma from breathing the dust. My Experience as a Paramedic on 9-11-01 I still vividly remember where I was (at Sikorsky Aircraft) when it happened, responding down there as a paramedic, the sights, the smells

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home? talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets.

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Blogging bootcamp: Top tools, tips, and resources for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

Blogging gives educators a way to share their voice. It allows us as professionals an opportunity to collaborate with others and write for our peers. Through blogging, we can give others a window into our classroom. We can write about our passions. We can share ideas and resources with our professional learning network. We can be heard. In […].

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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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A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless. I’m taking the time before we go into coding to help students learn about giving instructions, since the most important thing all my elementary students learned this past week is that a computer works by following instructions.

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Common Project-Based Learning Myths and Mistakes

Battelle for Kids

Schools around the world are shifting to project-based learning, which challenges students to create something original while collaborating and building knowledge through authentic learning tasks. But how do you make this kind of deep learning a reality in your classroom? There are so many moving parts to PBL that it can be difficult to know where to start.

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A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken some time and research to put together for you. I believe that connecting our students to the world is so important. The internet provides many possibilities. In this post I want to introduce you to 25 of of them. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey. First, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

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FBI Warns Educators and Parents About Edtech’s Cybersecurity Risks

Edsurge

The FBI has released a public service announcement warning educators and parents that edtech can create cybersecurity risks for students. Specifically, the organization notes that the “widespread collection of sensitive information” by education technology vendors, such as web browsing history, biometric data and students’ geolocation, could “present unique exploitation opportunities for criminals.

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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.