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Hack the Textbook

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Textbooks are an important part of instruction and curricula. Often, textbooks are the main way students learn the course content. Textbooks need to evolve. Many are too expensive, unengaging, lack diversity, present limited perspectives, aren’t relatable, and are uninspiring.

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

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The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing.

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

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“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others.

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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

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“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.” ” by K.G., 1st Grade Teacher. One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn!

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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.

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

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First in the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

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While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar names, included Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, and Gardner.

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

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“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” ” – Joseph Pulitzer. When I was a child, my father only accepted homemade gifts.

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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.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

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“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

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Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

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Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners.

STEAM Up Learning Outdoors! 15+ Ideas to Try Now or this Summer!

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“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world.” ” – Barack Obama, Former U.S.

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 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

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“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” ” – David Warlick.

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Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

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“[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin. One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders.

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

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“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” ” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work . One of the most important ways to end the year is by getting students to reflect on the learning journey in your class.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

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I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I met some of my 650 elementary students and their parents.

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.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

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I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I met some of my 650 elementary students and their parents.

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

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“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” ” – Walt Disney. Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others.

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12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

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For over two decades I’ve taught English language learners from the ages of 2 to 90 in over 20 countries.

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

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Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth.

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.

15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

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“Thoughts need words. Words need a voice.” ” – Sharon M. Draper. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity.

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Tips for Encouraging Learners of All Ages to Read

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Today I was the guest moderator for #Edcontentchat thanks to Barbara Mascareno ( @spanish4kiddos ). The chat is only 30 minutes and we shared resources and ideas for encouraging learners to read. In case you missed the chat, I’ve included important ideas and resources shared during the chat.

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

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This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present.

Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!

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“Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita. Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

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“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie.

How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin. The holidays are here! You might be familiar with advent calendars, which have treats or gifts to count down the days to Christmas.

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Adding to Student Success with Google Add-ons

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I don’t work at a learning institution that uses Google Classroom, but I do require students to sign up for a Google account. With a Google Drive account, students and teachers have access to incredible time-saving studying features and tools.

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Transforming Classrooms into Thriving Learning Communities with an LMS! My #ISTE18 ItsLearning Keynote

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This past week the incredible Alan November and I delivered mini keynotes for the Rethink Learning Summit hosted by ItsLearning. Huge thanks to Noah Geisel ( @senorg ) for recording both keynotes.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

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“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” ” – Stephen Few. When learners design their own infographics they interpret their data, information, research and facts.

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Superhero Activities to Empower Students

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“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble” – May Parker, Spider-Man 2. Every student can find a superhero to admire and learn from.

Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments

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Technology has transformed the way our learners share their opinions and argue. Not only do our learners observe arguments daily on their social networks, but they often participate.

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

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“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” ” – Harry Wong. Many of us will be starting our classes soon! Give your learners the gift of the unexpected by revamping the syllabus.