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Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. When students create comics they use props, scenery, dialogue, text, and characters to visualize and contextualize vocabulary and knowledge.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators.

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Engage Them in the First 5 Minutes! Bell-Ringers, Warm Ups, and Prompts!

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As soon as students enter the classroom they can be engaged in learning. At my school we call these “to dos.” ” I have often heard these called bell ringers, warm ups, starters, and entrance tickets.

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Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. A digital portfolio allows students to upload and keep a record of work over time and share this work with family members and school staff regularly.

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.

Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task.

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12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

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“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. This Wednesday, November 13th, is World Kindness Day!

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter ( @ShellTerrell ) and on this blog.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content.

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.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Coding also inspires students to invent and innovate.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives.

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Tis’ the season for students to express gratitude and care for others by creating and sending greetings. Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff.

Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

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“People can’t only design with their heads. They have to do it with their hands, too.” ” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University.

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.

How to Inspire the Next World Changers

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“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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A Template to Help Students Tap Into Their Genius Potential

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“Children are the most learning-hungry beings in the world.” ” – Ashley Montagu. This year we will be getting our elementary students (2nd to 5th) to explore their passions and interests with Genius Hour Projects.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Join the Cause and Be Inspired at the ELT4PR Online Conference for Teachers

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ” – Nelson Mandela. This weekend, January 25th to January 26th, join me and teachers worldwide for the ELT Day for Puerto Rico 24 hour online conference.

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.

Motivate Students with Digital Badges

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Motivate students with digital badges. The Mac Arthur Foundation defines a digital badge as “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online.

Lifelong Learning with Social Bookmarking Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way to inspire students to be lifelong learners is to teach them how to collect, categorize, curate, and tag resources with a social bookmarking tool or app. I have listed some of my favorites for students and teachers below.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

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“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals. Check out several of my students’ reflective portfolios here.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I still remember the storybooks I created when I was younger. They were made by stapling or gluing construction paper over notebook paper and illustrating the pages with crayons and marker.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

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Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources.

Build Relationships Throughout the Year With These Awesome Icebreakers! Free Template!

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“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”- ”- Mattie Stepanek. Relationships are the most important factor in your effectiveness as a teacher and your student’s success!

Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A new year is around the corner, which is a great time to encourage students to create a vision board where they visualize their personal, academic and professional goals.

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Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. Each year I meet younger and younger learners who have their own YouTube Channels.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos.

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers. When students design games they use a lot of creativity and critical thinking skills.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

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“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke. One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye.

Missions and Goals to Inspire Teachers and Students! #EveryChildEveryDay Chat Resources

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Today I was the guest author for the Foundations, Inc. ( @Foundations_Inc ) #EveryChildEveryDay Twitter chat. We shared ways to inspire teachers and students to set and achieve goals and missions. I believe growth in steps is the key to personal, spiritual, and academic success.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.