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Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers), Monica Burns (Class Tech Tips), and I will be hosting a free webinar with Kids Discover Online on October 3 from 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern Time. In this webinar, we’ll cover: What is inquiry-based learning? I hope you see you at the webinar.

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How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Today, Mary Howard, a sixth-grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we can engage kids in distance learning.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection. I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.” In the final analysis, don’t think that blending doesn’t apply to your classroom. My students need to be ready.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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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!

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Learn how to use the amazing Immersive Reader that makes learning accessible to all.

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Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. There seems to be evidence that reading on a screen promotes this “light” version of reading.

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. Much of what I’ve heard has been about ST Math , but many of these strategies are applicable to any program or situation.

PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

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A solid PR campaign has the power to bolster your brand. If PR can do so much for a brand, why don’t more brands use public relations to begin with? The truth comes down to misinformation. There are many choices when it comes to PR, and at all price points.

Get Social with Digital Reading

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While printed books aren’t going away, today’s kids are wired to think digital first. Combined with increasing ways for teachers, students, and authors to interact online, digital reading is allowing students to connect with content on a deeper level.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

FREE WEBINAR ON INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Join me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns next Tuesday, October 3 for a special webinar on 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning. They want to change the world.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

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Due to the rapid transition from NCLB to ESSA, it is important for educators and vendors to be aware of the key differences between the two. States will now be responsible for accountability, and each state will have to submit their own accountability plan to be peer reviewed. “I

What Makes Professional Development Work?

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There are a vast plethora of people who could be the best teachers ever, yet they don’t want to be in the profession. It is not easy for teachers to thrive and to grow when teacher professional development is irrelevant, generic, and unsustainable.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

As with all education conferences it is easy to identify what trends in education have been most popular over the last year by the number of sessions being offered on any given subject. I was delighted to see that there were several sessions on Professional Development, which is what I believe to be a key in improving our education system. I was pleased to hear that in the summary of these sessions that they would address the problems with professional development.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. For example, CoSN counts phishing (sending fraudulent emails from seemingly credible accounts) as a top security threat to schools. Filter information coming into buildings and to school email addresses.

What’s New

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms. inches to a maximum height of 51.4

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

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It’s common to hear well educated adults declare themselves “not a math person,” sometimes proudly. Indeed, people of all ages believe that mathematical ability is something you are either born with or not, rather than something to be mastered with focused effort. What’s more, it’s harmful to kids as they have their first experiences learning math; the attitude that “I can’t learn math” quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. To some young people, that is exciting.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. But now, it is imperative to all of us.

Micro-Credentials: Taking PD to the next level

The Thinking Stick

This is the reason when school districts contact us at Eduro Learning to help teachers understand the changing nature of teaching and learning in a connected classroom, the first thing we tell them is: It takes time. It’s that embedded approach that allows for the change to happen.

Are You Still There? How a ‘Netflix’ Model For Advising Lost Its Luster

Edsurge

The “Netflix for education” analogy has become somewhat of a cliché for edtech companies using student data to recommend anything from courses to textbooks. The pitch is simple: Why waste time choosing, or leave it to chance of whether a human advisor will understand your unique situation, when an algorithm can tell what you want based on your academic history? At first, Degree Compass was met with fanfare and praise—and data to back it up. percent to 33.8

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting. This blog post and the majority of the content linked to it are a culmination of recording over 1,000 podcasts over the span of 8 incredible years. The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting. Click To Tweet.

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge. Every space to engage fits that bill.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Why teacher-authors don’t give everything away free (& neither should you)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Sometimes I just ignore the comment, and sometimes I try to educate the person. 2) I wanted to have a blog post that I could point people to so that I’m not explaining the same thing over and over again. Want to listen to this post instead of read?

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

EdTechTeam

As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. At mLevel, we deliver an innovative platform to help others learn better, retain more information, and perform better on the job. Most of all, I think customers want to see training produce real results as soon as possible.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions. googleCE #googleET #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

Learning Revolution Free PD - 100+ Library Sessions This Week - GlobalEdCon Deadline - Membership Milestones

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Please visit [link] to see session descriptions and instructions for joining each of the day''s presentations. It will be free to attend, and everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. network to over 20,000 last week. Details to join the webinar at [link].

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at [link]. I''ve looked forward to holding an event specifically about Ed Tech in the classroom. Details to join the webinar at [link].

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Online Summit This Weekend! - Gaming in Ed - Support Free PD

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 2nd, 2014 Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming. The great majority of these events are free to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

On November 19, just eleven days after being elected President of the United States of America, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump settled a class-action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $25 million to put to rest fraud allegations from his now-defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University. The President-Elect refused to accept any wrongdoing. I briefly mentioned the ongoing Trump University lawsuits in that article. How do we know?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students.” ” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.).

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Free Masterclass: 15 Best G Suite Tools for Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

In this free masterclass, I’m going to share my 15 Best G suite tools for Schools and how to use them in the classroom. We’ll make the announcement live in the webinar of my favorite 15 G Suite Tools for Schools! This will be a one-time-only webinar.