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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. Article Source: [link].

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. How does that work?

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

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. How Does Edpuzzle Work?

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23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

As I organize my tenth grader for back-to-school, I’m realizing that we’re still missing some important items. I’m glad all of the products I mention here are in stock all year long at Staples because kids will need them to get organized. Take Home to Mom – A cheerleader folder.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e299.

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Low Barrier to Entry. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality has the power to transform the future of learning. How can students interact with the environment? Only you know the answer to that.

How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To

ProfHacker

If Cindy Craig were an on-trend technology company, she would describe her work as “microlearning.” Then, technology happened: Craig started out making videos for Vine, the Twitter-adjacent video service that restricted videos to 6 seconds. How has it worked for you?

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5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you. They’re reading to us.

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Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

The purpose of this post is to expand on this notion of social entrepreneurship in assisting learners in developing a pitch as if they were promoting their product or service to potential funders on a show like Shark Tank for kids. Know how to make appropriate personal economic choices.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. According to the Pew Research Center , “Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’”.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

And education research firm Eduventures expects this growth to continue for the next several years. Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers. 7 Reasons to Use an OPM.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion.

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AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence is well on its way to becoming a ubiquitous element in virtually all software systems. based startup whose flagship products rely on AI technologies to help students learn one of the most difficult languages for non-native native speakers to master: Mandarin Chinese.

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show will help you think about the research many of us have used for years to design lessons. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

Students with dyslexia can be highly intelligent, highly verbal, exhibit above-average listening comprehension skills or vocabulary, so their reading difficulties tend to be unexpected. a student may not have been taught to decode). at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company.

Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

We hope to dig deeper into those feelings, facilitating discussion and generating ideas for innovation. When we talk about advancing K-12 educational systems and outcomes, we have to know the people involved, their goals, what takes up their time — especially when their effectiveness is a lever for student success. I just stepped out of a meeting, actually, with two teachers helping them design a project that we hope will lead to the building of a food truck.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. While knowing how to use them is important, so is understanding which one might fit a particular inquiry the best. I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry.

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?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE. The annual event brings together thousands of teachers all trying to find the latest news, gadgets and education tips (or in this year’s case, to hear a few words from podcast superstar Jad Abumrad ). Upgrades come just in time for back-to-school.

Future proofing our students through education

Neo LMS

We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exploration, manufacturing, earth sciences, computer science, physical science… the list goes on. AI and machine learning are rendering entire sectors of the labor market closed to humans.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” They want to change the world.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

” Sounds dry, maybe even boring, but once a child learns to read, they get much more than an understanding of words, sentences, paragraphs, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. According to Early Moments , reading is associated with the following traits: bonding with you.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Where are they going to look to for teachers?

Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

edWeb.net

For many teachers, edtech translates to visuals and video. Learning is evolving on several fronts with regards to technology. In addition, most teachers acknowledge and use a multisensory approach to learning, providing materials for students to fit their learning style.

OERwashing: Beyond the Elephant Test

Doug Levin

I said my piece in the updated article that spurred my original comment (including that the service the company in question provides looks “interesting and valuable,” especially in the context of the K-12 assessment market). It is not evident to me that there are. (As

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It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

In an email sent last week, the New York-based nonprofit announced plans to close operations at the end of this summer. It wrote: “after long and careful consideration the Institute of Play’s board and executive staff have come to the difficult decision to wind down the organization.”

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

If I was still doing that now, I would be incredibly excited because so many wonderful resources would be available to my classroom. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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Diversity in Hiring Doesn’t Start With Hiring

Edsurge

EdSurge’s jobs fairs offer unparalleled access to a unique pool of candidates who have both the educational experience and technology skills your organization needs. In a 2018 research study, McKinsey found that the top quartile of gender-diverse companies were 21 percent more likely to experience above average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. Of course, there’s also a strong ethical argument to be made for diversity, equity and inclusion.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

When the MOMO Challenge reared its ugly head last week, I reached out on Twitter to other technologists to find out what they were hearing and what their thoughts were. It is not always easy, and we have a lot to learn as well. Questions to Ask Yourself Is the source authentic?

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. My end goal isn’t to increase OER adoption. But there’s a very, very long path from here to pervasive adoption.

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