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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 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.

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

How to Build a Successful Instructional Coaching Program

Insight Education Group

Atul Gawande, an acclaimed surgeon and research scientist, wrote in a 2011 New Yorker article , “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”. How to Build a Plan. At best, failing to make this connection results in isolated support.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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!

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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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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.

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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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?

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Uversity , formerly known as Inigral, had been first to market with an app, built on the Facebook platform, that provided a safe, professional environment for incoming college students. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. The company missed its revenue targets.

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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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Speak Truth to Power: To inspire the next generation of human rights defenders, Robert F. the ethical issues with autonomous technology, how A.I.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

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