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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The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company


Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. He says it broke even last year, has reached $14 million in gross bookings, and passed 100 million users at the start of the year with more than 200 corporate clients. The company has raised $4.4

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This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name.

Another Giant Tech Company Pays Record Fines: What Does it All Mean?

EdNews Daily

But news of tech companies breaking laws and paying massive fines really have no meaning. There was a time when doing something wrong could wreck a company. People would stop using a company’s services and that company would take a loss, or even go out of business.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?


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.”

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. An example? Half Price Books.

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


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.

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


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 for Teachers

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


Take the recent push to include more computer science education in schools, for example. 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.

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


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.” One example is around telecommunications and how some nations have skipped land-based lines right to a robust cellular network.

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


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.

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


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. Transforming Scholarship Ted Underwood ’s work is one of the more prominent examples of the kind of scholarship born of Google’s scanning push.

Reading the Trend Lines Reshaping Education: A Look at Bryan Alexander’s Book in Progress


This week EdSurge sat down with perhaps the most well-known futurist of higher education, Bryan Alexander, who is working on new book tentatively titled Transforming the University in the 21st Century, The Next Generation of Higher Education, expected to come out next year. Alexander was a guest on EdSurge Live , our monthly video discussion forum, and attendees asked the futurist about his upcoming book and what’s next for higher ed. Take the medical sector, for example.

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9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

My Paperless Classroom

We need to be able to quickly connect app-based work to the grade book. Do you think edtech companies should standardize for the sake of classrooms everywhere? A great example of this are websites that allow users to sign in using their Gmail or Facebook logins.

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Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads

The Daring Librarian

I've blogged about Speed Dating With Books before - but I really fell in LOVE with this activity - it was a new take on it! So stop asking me start-ups & companies!) We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. Try the Kahoot Speed Dating by Book Genre GAME

Create Image Books

Nik Peachey

Pim Pam Pum seems to be a company that is remarkably good at helping us to make the most of Flickr images, and I particularly like this little tool called Bookr. Bookr enable us to create nice interactive image books with text captions. Would be nice to be able to print the books up.

Book Club Discussion Questions For "Originals" By Adam Grant


Source: Adam Grant Adam Grant 's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , has vaulted to the top of best-seller lists since its publication last year. The book is a fascinating study of creativity, imagination, ingenuity, and success. What did you learn from this book?

Reflections on Jim Collin's Latest Book- Great By Choice and How It Applies to Educational Leadership

Saving Socrates

I adore Jim Collin''s books. I have read that book both in paperback and listening to it via audio. It''s a book that has very much shaped my thinking on effective leadership. When I first came to Magen David, I asked my principal if we could purchase that book for all administrators. The premise of that book, Good to Great , was one in which I believe rings true to many organizations and people regardless of mission. I have to start this off with a confession.

Textbook Publishers Are Major Obstacle to Adopting E-Books in Education

The 21st Century Principal

My hopes and expectations for seeing cutting edge technological innovation from these companies were dashed to pieces. It appears textbook companies are caught in the same trap. I don’t hear teachers saying things like, “Get our your books and turn to page 433 very much any more.” Textbook companies are still trying to sell educators books that were designed to be the main act of teaching, and a lot of teachers just don’t use those books that way any more.

The key to staying vibrant in a competitive market

The Christensen Institute

In fact, in our book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty , the power of market-creating innovations takes center stage—and for good reason. . How do companies maintain their competitive edge?

From nonconsumption to market creation: How Toyota became an economic powerhouse for Japan

The Christensen Institute

Yet today, the company is not only responsible for the world’s best selling car of all time—the Corolla—but sells more than ten million cars annually, surpassing American behemoth General Motors and Germany’s Volkswagen in sales.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

01:01 Vicki : So give me an example of how it’s used in your classroom. Also the book Making Thinking Visible can help you with these concepts. So that’s just one example of getting the year started off with a thinking routine. The Book: Making Thinking Visible.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! They are the perfect example of best friends.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. She gives examples of effective design using technology and where many programs are falling short.

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What everyone gets wrong about corruption

The Christensen Institute

For example, according to research cited by the World Bank, in Paraguay those living in poverty pay 12.6% Corruption is both economically corrosive and politically cancerous, and incidences of it create a vicious cycle that is difficult for countries and companies to escape.

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper with them. Blog: [link] Books: Energizing Brain Breaks Engaging Teaching Tools Digital Algebra Textbook – [link] Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link.

Give-Away: $25 Gift Certificate for Blog2Print


25 gift certificate to the web company: Blog2Print What is it? You can turn your blog into a book! I turned my blog into a book to use for my professional portfolio. This is an example of two of my pages. and enter the dates that I wanted the book to cover.

To build a new market, overcome these 4 barriers

The Christensen Institute

For example, in rural Uganda, as in many other low-income areas, something as basic as a floor is often unaffordable for the average household. The company has provided flooring to more than 8,500 people and has trained hundreds of employees.

A bold new direction for Global Prosperity

The Christensen Institute

In January, along with Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon, I published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty and soon after, began traveling across the globe to present the ideas in the book. 2019 was a milestone year for the Global Prosperity team.

The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Ballentine Books, 2008.) In their book Performance Management, Aubrey and James Daniels say, “A small immediate consequence that is certain to occur [effort scoring] is much more powerful in the behavior change process than large consequences [grades] that occur in the future.”

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park [the book they read that inspired their project]. Books: Contributor to Connecting the Dots: Teacher Effectiveness and Deeper Professional Learning.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Create the market you want to be a part of

The Christensen Institute

This ultimately leads to a “race to the bottom” phenomenon , in which companies continually reduce labor standards and wages to stay ahead. With a strategy like that, the moment competitors offer cheaper products, companies lose their competitive edge.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Example Lesson: Using Minecraft to Teach Science.