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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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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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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. We have to think differently about summer.

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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. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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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., Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. 5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive.

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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. In the article, titled “ Debunking the Gold Standard Myths in EdTech Efficacy ,” writers Jennifer Carolan and Molly B. Dietrich, 2004), to name a few.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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.

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. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

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. How can you tell?

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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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? Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

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. We have taken issue with other reports for similar issues.

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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.

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. Let’s Tute is an E-learning company based in Mumbai.

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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. 5 Things to Know About the Future of Jobs.

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. With Neopod, you can take kids to faraway places on our planet or Solar system.

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.

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.

Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom

Edsurge

Thursday morning, like any other at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper’s editors gathered around to discuss the news of the day, what they’ll cover and where it will run in Friday’s edition. We want to get teachers out of the classroom environment.”

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When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse

Edsurge

Around 6 o’clock on a fall morning in 2018, Jordan sat down at her desk, donned her headset, and logged in to her account with VIPKid , a Beijing-based company that connects native English-speaking teachers like her with children in China for live, online video lessons.

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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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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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.

Top 4 reasons why 1:1 programs fail

Neo LMS

There is among K-12 schools a veritable on-rush to put a device in the hands of every student; a laudable and necessary ambition. Once we have that I’m committed to the learning. I’m not going to allow tech companies be our 21st century publishers that pigeon hole my students learning.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. How to make sense of the new eRate gift rules ).

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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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4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Digital Promise

When my son Avi was about 18 months old, one of his favorite tricks was to reach into my pocket while roaring like a tiger. This was his way of asking me to play Daniel Tiger videos on my phone. When it comes to choosing media, my family favors public media.

MIT Media Lab Funding Scandal Could Have Far-Reaching Impacts

Edsurge

As the MIT Media Lab continues a reckoning over its ties to Jeffrey Epstein, tech and innovation leaders at other campuses say the scandal will likely have ripple effects across higher education. Which may be one reason the revelations about ties to Epstein are being met with such passion.

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

Edsurge

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.

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