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How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

As I’ve reviewed The Week, I believe this is a valuable resource for teachers to use because the week surveys a variety of news sources that students can access and read. Each week comes with a lesson guide to help you plan and select appropriate topics of conversation.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. They’re explaining their code and how it works.

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How to Retain Students in a Post-Pandemic World

Omega Notes

Lost income negatively impacts a university’s ability to carry out its mission, but even worse is the tragedy that many of these lost students will never realize their full potential without a complete education. How can you stop this inferno from consuming your university’s future?

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How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

You are here wondering how to create an LLC for your educational podcast … that's great! Or, perhaps you are here looking to learn how to set up a small business and form an LLC … that's also great! The term LLC means Limited Liability Company.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work.

How to Succeed at Working From Home [3 Educator Tips]

EdTechTeam

So in hopes that I might be able to help some of the millions of teachers around the world now facing similar circumstances, I thought it might be valuable to share the routines, productivity hacks, and collaboration tools that have worked well for me.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year. Dr. Amin has created some great guides to using Web 2.0 You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. Web 2.0

Vetting Social Studies Resources Is Important. And Hard. Here’s How to Do It Well.

Edsurge

This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to Reinvest. How do we select and vet resources that foster engagement and deeper learning? How, then, can we support students in building these skills and ways of thinking?

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5 Reasons Why Teachers Hate Interactive Whiteboards and How to Avoid Them

myViewBoard

But there are many advantages to interactive whiteboards, and there is value in using them in the modern classroom. Like any new technology, there are challenges to adoption and how to?overcome?them. It is hard to miss?in in recent visits to educational technology?trade

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about.

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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.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Reasons to Make Use of eLearning There are plenty of advantages when it comes to eLearning technology for both teachers and students. Not to mention, there are areas with no Internet connection at all.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs.

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30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken be a while to write. Over seven years ago I worked with our District Technology Director and Superintendent to create a 1:1 e-learning program that would be used to make up snow days. Keep in mind that not everything has to be done online.

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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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Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dan Lauer, the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate. Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant. In our classes, we teach students to progress through rapid cycles of trial and error.

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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The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050

Shake Up Learning

If you’re a tech coach or instructional learning professional, you won’t want to miss this interview with Jim Knight. . Jim is sharing The Instructional Playbook he uses to create strong relationships between coaches and teachers and how professional development has changed over the years. .

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network. We would LOVE to Feature you!

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

In the late 1960s, Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert Simon posed the following thought exercise: Imagine you are an alien from Mars visiting a college on Earth, and you spend a day observing how professors teach their students. colleges, but that has grown to more than 10,000 today.

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

Iterating Toward Openness

I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. This post, written as part of my agreement to keynote #OER18 later this spring, provides some historical context for the emergence of open content.

Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc Seigel, a contributing author to Flipping 2.0 , talks about an innovative flipped science classroom. How do lessons flow? How do students make progress? Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Making Feedback Meaningful for Students

EdTechTeam

I hesitate to label this a “buzzword” because feedback isn’t a concept that goes out of style. Administrators want to see that feedback is a component in the classroom. My concern is that the concept has gotten a bit stagnant since it is so much easier to provide feedback with current digital tools. It is just easy to fall into a comfortable routine of what providing feedback can look like. This is not a bad way to provide feedback. Feedback.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’m looking forward to stepping away from the office and spending time with family and friends one last time before the 2017-18 school year gets underway in earnest. As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). So there needs to be industry standards. But just how enormous is its repository?

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

The case for integrating teacher preparation into K–12 schools

The Christensen Institute

One well-known philosophy for improving teaching in K–12 schools is to define clear and rigorous standards for teacher licensure and teacher preparation programs—and then hold teachers and programs to those standards. In short, IBM had to do everything in order to do anything.

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AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

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. The UC Davis California History Social Science Project frames current events within their historical context , connecting students’ present to the past.

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Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

Using it in my classroom allows me to model appropriate use and teaches my students necessary skills they will need for their lives beyond our classroom. To connect with parents: Using social media in a classroom gives parents a window into their child’s day. Want to learn more?

What school librarians make (revisited)

NeverEndingSearch

Back in November of 2010, I wrote a response to a superintendent’s proposed elimination of school libraries in New York State. Sometimes, when I am introduced, people refer to me as more than a librarian because I write a blog or speak at an occasional conference.

How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. I saw people excited to receive their StitchFix, FabFitFun or Blue Apron boxes. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? I spun around my laptop, which was currently displaying Mancrates , a website that sends Valentine’s boxes to avid lovers of artisanal meats.

More Than a Million Syllabuses at Your Fingertips

Edsurge

The Lit Lab is a stronghold of the Digital Humanities, a field that ties computing to humanistic research. By identifying the reading list on each document, the team can number and rank the most-taught books since the dawn of storing syllabuses online. The project began as a research attempt to trace the way that individual academic fields transform over time. Digital humanists create tools like OSP, in this case to research the history of teaching and learning.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Content Exploring the Science of Happiness: Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don't know how to handle it.

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