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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. As we work to integrate nonfiction texts into student reading, it is helpful to use reliable online tools for this purpose. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week?

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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. Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If For their assessments this week in my class, my students are demonstrating the process they use to code their video games.

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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. In 2019, on average 26 percent of students postponed or stopped their education according to the NSC Research Center. How can you stop this inferno from consuming your university’s future? Here is what to look for in a retention solution.

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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! Taking the steps needed to turn your ideas (or hobby's) into an official company is pretty darn awesome. In 2011, I created the TeacherCast Podcast and built a little website simply so I can have a place to put my audio recordings.

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. The EdSurge newsroom is working to answer these questions and direct readers to appropriate resources, where they exist. Instructors who have questions or concerns should feel free to contact such offices themselves.

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 technology and I''ve received a lot of positive feedback on how these tools have helped many in the classroom. Today I am happy to very happy to present his landmark new piece, 40 Must-know Web 2.0 If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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. I’m lucky to have had a home office (or shared home office) most of this time, but when I haven’t, I set one up in the garage, so I could still close the door. After work hours, it’s important to still get plenty of exercise.

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. There’s a long history of political disagreement about what social studies classes should study – and even whether to use the term “social studies” at all – as well as what knowledge and skills constitute a high-quality social studies education. How do we select and vet resources that foster engagement and deeper learning? How do AP US History students use this resource?

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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. So once you check out 5 reasons teachers dislike interactive whiteboard, make sure to check out 3 simple ways to integrate the technology into a classroom the right way. It is hard to miss?in in recent visits to educational technology?trade

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. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. I’m not down to the 40 Hours some teachers get to, but I’m so much more efficient.

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. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. ” Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about. And pdfs are difficult to make searchable.

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

Edsurge

The pandemic is changing the way tests and quizzes are conducted at colleges across the country, with the rapid adoption of new tools that proponents say catch cheating, but in ways that many students say amount to an unacceptable invasion of their privacy. We’re a security company.

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. Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Luckily, teachers can rely on community-driven plagiarism detection and prevention platforms to secure the principles of academic integrity and trust.

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. Georgia Tech may have been testing the waters with its computer science degree, but other institutions soon followed in pursuit of ways to grow enrollment and compete in the burgeoning space. 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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Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

edWeb.net

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Data-driven decisions now determine how students are taught, teachers are paid, and schools are run, so data management and sharing have become crucial job functions. From the Big Picture to Individual Details. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. By Robert Low.

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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. Just look at how Airbnb and Uber disrupted legacy companies in their respective industries. According to the general consensus of last year’s Intrapreneur Alliance, an intrapreneurial viewpoint stresses thinking like a business owner.

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. Some of the ideas in this article were part of our discussions and writings. I have looked at what we did and tried to rephrase it for the environment we find ourselves in today. It might go from text messaging, to email, to a a complete LMS.

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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. They know the stakes are high: They’re making a commitment, not just to one season but potentially to years of usage. Both patients and those administering the tests are “blind” to who is receiving which treatment.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. I hope pou find this first article helpful and that you return for continued postings in this series.

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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. In this post, I wish to emphasize the idea of knowing what search engines to use for questions your students might have. I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. Primary Document Search Engine.

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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.

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. Because of the extremely busy time of year, this post will be short and to the point. You''ll have to be sure to check that out and submit your photos or video. I feel so lucky to have a career that I enjoy.

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. . Taking on the role of a coach can mean different things to different people, but you really want to maximize your impact on instructional and student learning, this episode is for you!

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.

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. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e273. How difficult is this to organize?

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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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.

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. Mimicry of others who are equally untrained, instinct, and what feels right tend to provide the guidance. As a result, teaching is, to use another building metaphor, not up to code. colleges, but that has grown to more than 10,000 today.

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. Our research on the theory of modularity and interdependence, however, suggests that this approach is not likely to succeed until we develop a stronger understanding of and a greater consensus around what constitutes good teaching.

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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. Not all [screen time] is created equal, and we really need to get kids thinking about balance in their lives and really thinking about what [quality screen time is] to them” said Mendoza.

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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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.

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.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

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. We’d also have access to historical documents from the British Museum – such as notes from an English merchant in Syria in 1739 – and to the prisoner of war archives from the Red Cross.

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