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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. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e258. So Heidi, tell us about this opportunity and what you’re going to be doing. How can we follow along? Go to: [link].

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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. Now by some counts, roughly three times that many are working with colleges — striving, and sometimes struggling, to expand their businesses. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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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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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline.

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5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D., Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam lets you create assessments with formats including multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and even handwritten numeric answers that can be read and scored by Aita – Gradecam’s Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant.Score assessments, generate reports, and transfer grades automatically.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around. Not all parents have the luxury of working from home, and many households lack sufficient technology to support their children’s online learning. The data was then sent to Baker’s team at UPenn for analysis. Here is the full report.)

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations. MIND’s Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson has made the case time and time again that the “one good study” paradigm is insufficient for edtech practitioners to base decisions on, and that a model of repeatable results at scale is one that should be adopted across the education industry. Dietrich, 2004), to name a few.

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7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e227. Vicki: Today we’re talking to one of my dear friend, Dr. Frank Buck @DrFrankBuck. We’re going to talk about seven productivity power tools for the busy educator. That’s where everything that I have to do “lives.” I can add to it with my voice. I can move unfinished tasks en mass to a future day.

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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.

SEL Skills Are More Vital Than Ever. Here’s How to Choose the Right Tools.

Edsurge

In January, our team published a report on social-emotional learning research that has taken on new importance during the past few months. To an adult, missing a graduation ceremony may seem trivial in the face of a pandemic. Our initial report was written for edtech developers.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Not only do they battle the monsters of ignorance in quiz battle-games but when they type faster, they earn gold coins to buy awesome outfits for their avatar. And despite what some may think, the game is not required to motivate great behavior because I don’t even try to reward everything.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

Edsurge

Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

It's estimated that 3 million students vape , a shocking stat to many but not to teachers, who have seen it take over school campuses firsthand. Juul, like other vaping products, has been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco, lacking smoke and tar. So how did Juul and other e-cig products get to the point where 20.9% of eighth-graders report they've vaped in the last year ? ” Show the Vox video "How Juul made nicotine go viral."

How to Fight Phishing in Your School District

Leadership Lounge

Fast-growing phishing scams — where perpetrators use social engineering tactics to trick people into giving up information — are targeting school districts and businesses alike. And these perpetrators are crafty; they research organizational charts and reporting structures from your district’s website to find enough information to start their scam. I am tied up in a meeting and there is urgent matter i need you to take care of.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. They wanted to look at things.

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Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Wisewire

As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education. After all, with national on-campus enrollments faltering, online numbers continue to speed forward. Those demographic realities have already forced dozens of colleges to go under.

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The K-12 Edtech Market Is At an Inflection. But Where Is It Going?

Edsurge

Lessons of the Spring Distance Learning Scramble The spring scramble to homeschooling and remote learning shows that parents want and will pay for a better digital learning experience. Our four children range from 3 to 9. (We Opaque pricing wouldn’t sit well when selling to parents.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. However, there were some other things right from the start that bothered us about the report. We have taken issue with other reports for similar issues. Survey designers cannot know which of their respondents have actually read this article and which have not.

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5 ways to ensure SEL is an instrument for equity of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Last month, AEI published my new article titled “ Unleashing the social in social-emotional learning. ” In the piece, I discuss how central relationships are—and should be—to the SEL field and the outcomes it cares about. Click To Tweet.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). How could that be done online? In Alia Wong’s article for the Atlantic, “ Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It ” she chronicles several of the reasons why, as P.E. Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

The Digital Transformation of Literacy Education

EdNews Daily

Companies that have been in the game for a while have been courtside in watching EdTech explode over the past 35 years. The report found that a foundation in phonemic awareness and phonics was essential. From Floppy Discs to Web-Based Learning. By Tyson Smith.

Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions

Neo LMS

However, there are categories of students who don’t have equal chances when it comes to accessing the Internet, which hinders their development and personal growth. VoiceIn uses Chrome’s speech recognition engine to let students voice type into any website in over 120 languages.

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.

Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

EdTech4Beginners

VR is here to stay, love it or hate it. To name a few, San Francisco Unified School District and Polk County Public Schools in Florida are reported to have adopted VR technology, Fortune says. Just imagine being able to walk students through chemical reactions , take them to the center of a cell and relive the epic events of US history. According to Venturebeat, Google has taken more than 1 million students on Expeditions.

18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Our list specifically identified sites that offer videos for use without having to sign up to be a member or enrolled in a course. An extra bonus is many of the subjects are aligned to AP high school curriculums. You can refine your video search from the pre-school level all the way to higher education. The Institute of Arts and Ideas brings together their own collection of articles and videos of world-leading thinkers. Complete solutions to educational videos.

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The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Take a moment to consider the digital disruption that has already occurred in the following industries (Goodwin, 2015). The largest taxi company owns no (human driven) taxis (Uber) The largest accommodations provider owns no real estate. Netflix) The largest phone companies own no telecommunications infrastructure. For yet another example, check out this week’s article on “America’s Dying Industries: These businesses lost the most workers in the past decade.“

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. There is much more to share, however, about the reality of the OPM industry, its value propositions, and where its shortcomings might be. The question, then, is not whether to go online, but how. 7 Reasons to Use an OPM.

Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives)

Ask a Tech Teacher

As one who manages way too many online accounts, I read this article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor and CyberSecurity expert (retired), Sam Bocetta with interest. I should pay more attention to my passwords. Yep–switched to HTTPS for my blogs and websites. I update software when prompted (that’ll have to be black). Read Sam’s article below. And while most are aware that cyber-threats exist, most don’t know what to do about it.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. It’s also true that you can’t always wait until you have that relationship to start teaching. So I prefer to teach with methods that help build relationships as I teach. They are sponsoring this post, and since some of their most popular courses are on the topic of classroom management, they asked me to create a resource for helping teachers with classroom management.

OPINION: We can make podding equitable if parents work together

The Hechinger Report

If New York City public schools open this fall, my second-grader and fifth-grader will be going to school for just one third of the usual time. The rest of the time, we have to figure out on our own what to do with them.

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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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials. Help your students learn to write a better lab report. The goal of learning is not to all learn to do something the same way.

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