Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. I’d make a book.

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GET MY NEW BOOK: Do What Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

When I release the book, the price will go up. The book includes the ebook and over 30 of my favorite templates for planning in both Excel (for full customizability) and PDF (type on them). When I went to college, I read books on college success.

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For the College Student: Campus Book Rentals

Kleinspiration

I recently was contacted by a company called Campus Book Rentals. The fact that the name of the company doesn''t leave much to the imagination does not mean that it isn''t well imagined. Take a look at how that $200 science book can very quickly become a $60 rental.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Book Creator Features.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. Every year my students do a coin drive, and they raise money to pay for the shipping of books.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The post Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books appeared first on The Hechinger Report. The St.

Student Book Budget: Let the Readers Read

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The last group of books from this year’s student book budget group has arrived. Our spring break slowed us down a bit, but our Capstone books are finally ready. When the books arrived, students worked together to unpack the boxes and check the packing slip.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. Half Price Books.

The Student Book Budget Books Have Arrived!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

After almost two months of working on the 2015-2016 student book budget project, the books are rolling in to the library, and the excitement is brewing. Students had $5,000 to spend on books. It's book budget unpacking day! Each company required a different process.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Edsurge

If I feel that one book will save my life this semester, I’ll break down and buy it,” she says. “I’m A lot of the academic readings in her economics classes are from sources like JSTOR, a digitized library of scholarly journals, and for some of her politics classes, most of the readings are academic works of other professors, research on the subject and books. Additionally, she turns to a Facebook page for people who attend her university where students sell their books.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

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Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Edutools: A Quick Guide Upon viewing this e-book for the fist time, I was nearly blown away at the incredible size and scope of the project Dr. Amin took on in the creation of this guide. Edutools: A Quick Guide isn''t a list as much as it is an actual book. Web 2.0

Follett Expands Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

techlearning

Follett today announced its one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Books Reading News Literacy Ed Tech Ticker

20 Great Books (and Eposters!) to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Students

Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education Company praises the contributions of women who shaped the world we live in today. Try adding one of Michelle Kwan’s short figure-skating program performances to Michelle Kwan, her biographical e-book, to really bring the content alive.

How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

The CoolCatTeacher

As for me, I’m finding this book an easy and powerful read, perfect for my spring break reading. ?? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

The Best Teachers Teach from the Heart, Not From the Book

EdNews Daily

I had a job with another company at the time. I looked into 51Talk and noticed it was a growing company that provided a good salary. My favorite saying is, “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”

My current book-writing process (and what scares me about book #5)

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: A sneak peek on book #5 and my current book-writing process. I’ve gotten a lot of requests to talk about how I write and publish books. How I use the book-writing process to think through questions I want to answer.

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Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

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May 24, 2018—The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2018 “Fast 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year. Companies that did not show growth from 2016 to 2017 were excluded.

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Despite the growth in newer trends, the most commonly requested item on DonorsChoose remains one that has been around for centuries: books. The two most popular titles requested in 2018 were “Wonder” and “The Hate U Give”—books that speak to a wide range of experiences and promote diversity and inclusion. A lot of what we’re seeing is teachers wanting to diversify their classroom library with books students can really see themselves in,” Rosen explains.

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What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?

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Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). Parents scroll through these profiles, book sessions, and leave and read reviews from other parents. The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I In addition, there is no guarantee that teachers will be booked.

More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

Edsurge

In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. Louis-based company’s $50 million Series B round, which closed in November 2015. Already boasting 4,000 tutors covering 1,000 subjects, the company is on the hunt for more teachers. That feature is a far evolution from the company’s humble beginnings in Washington University, where Cohn started the business as a student in 2007. Tutoring is big business.

Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’

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To mark the 20th anniversary of Blackboard, one of the first LMSes, the company’s co-founder, Matthew Pittinsky, wrote an epic blog post about the company’s history, which includes his advice for today’s edtech leaders. As origin stories go, the founding of Blackboard twenty years ago lacked that single light bulb moment that tech companies like to tell. The winner of the LMS market would be the company with the most widely adopted platform.

What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies

Edsurge

Companies want secret formulas for identifying talented job candidates—and weeding out duds. Students may have led group projects in classes, for instance, but they may not be able to explain how that experience makes them a good fit for a project-management role at a company. It’s called the Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy , and it’s led by Sean Gallagher, who wrote the book on The Future of University Credentials. “We

Student Authored Multi-Touch Books on WW1

Kairos EdTech

For the second year in a row, they undertook the challenge of becoming authors and publishing a set of multi-touch books reflecting on what they learned about WW1. Last school year, another group of 8th graders published 4 multi-touch books on the French Revolution on iBooks.

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Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

Many teachers have older books that were not written to the standards and therefore don’t cover the new content. Students are actively engaged in hands-on activities and note-booking throughout Carolina’s programs in every lesson.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

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While many people look to news headlines about innovations and promising practices, we are also wise to note several new and substantive books that sparked important conversation over the last year. The year started with Bryan Caplan releasing his newest book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.” The book also provides a blueprint for how others might embrace a similar approach.

Book Writer One

Technology Tidbits

Book Writer One is the new free iOS app for digital storytelling brought to you by the company Good Effect (of Book Writer fame). Book Writer One has a drag-n-drop interface and allows users to easily create multimedia books by uploading images, audio, video, and more. I highly recommend checking out Book Writer One by clicking here !!!

Physics for Babies? Books That Expand Science Understanding

MindShift

When Kelly Barrales-Saylor was a new mom, she got a lot of children’s books as gifts. Most were simple books about shapes, colors and letters. When reading to his kids, Ferrie noticed that most books used animals to introduce new words.

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners Announced

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BOSTON, MA, and New York, NY —May 31, 2018—Today The Horn Book, Inc., and The Boston Globeannounced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

2015 Student Book Budgets Step Two: Goal Setting

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The students in this year’s book budget group have been busy. The book budget crew have carried iPads to recess and lunch as well as picked up iPads before school to survey students. First, the students started picking out the kinds of books that received the most votes.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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Alan November Alan November: So, there’s a seminal book by a Harvard business school professor named Shoshana Zuboff, called In The Age of the Smart Machine. So, that book has influenced me a lot. Some librarians have gotten wiped out as a result of schools thinking they don’t need books (though it’s not a big number). What Zuboff argues in her book is that you will not get any improvement in the quality of work if you don’t redefine the work, or change processes.

Book Review: Wikinomics

The Electric Educator

The book was different than I expected and not quite as applicable, yet there were some key ideas that I''d like to share. The thesis of the book is that industry is changing because information is abundant and cheap and connecting with people is easy. The old system of top-down decision making and closely guarded company secrets is over. book review [Note: this post was written in April of 2010. For whatever reason I never finished it.

Creating Wish Lists with Capstone Press: A Next Step in Student Book Budgets

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Jim Boon from Capstone Press has been doing student book budgets with me since the beginning. The most challenging thing is making sure that every voice is heard and that all members of the book budget group are engaged. Book budgets with Jim Boon is starting!

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. Now I spent much of my time studying history broadly across the last two centuries, and the reason is basically Google Books.”

Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright

Edsurge

As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. But researchers at the Internet Archive and Tulane University say they’ve found a legal way to scan and make available many in-copyright works published between 1923 and 1941, which will come as welcome news to those who want to dive into a digital copy of a book like In Love With a T-Man , a 1937 pulp novel by Rob Eden.

Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

We probably went there with a specific book in mind, one required for school, but ended up taking our time exploring all the tomes available. Another supposed threat to the print book is torrenting and online downloads of materials. How Amazon Dominates Book Sales. More on books.

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Taylor Swift, Scholastic Partner to Give 25,000 Books to NYC Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has partnered with book publisher Scholastic in the donation of 25,000 new, age-appropriate books to 25 public schools in New York City. To date, the Scholastic Possible Fund has donated over 43 million books.