Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me. I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work.

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4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center!

Shake Up Learning

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center! New and Updated Google Educator Certifications! I spend a lot of time helping other educators prepare for Google Certifications, and I am happy to share some new information today.

How Student Safety Saves Lives in Edison Township

Gaggle Speaks

Many of my colleagues and I are extremely fortunate to meet passionate educators willing to share emotional stories with us at ISTE, Tech & Learning SchoolCIO Summits, K-12 Innovation Forums and other events. Google Apps for Education Success Stories

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Follow up studies provided insight into the relative impact of each of these factors.

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Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

We started looking for software that could monitor the email and document collaboration taking place in Google Docs,” said Director of Technology Ryan Adkins. Yorkville CUSD 115 turned to Gaggle and have found that both the software and customer service support meet their needs. “We

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom


On the flip-side, the freedom to meet targets and objectives in “your own way” is also much appreciated by employees. Google is famous for permitting its employees to spend 20% of their time in the office, working on a passion project.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement


In this University of Roehampton London study , one school saw dramatic improvements by incorporating Classcraft ’s collaborative game and personalized learning tools into their one-to-one and Google Classroom implementation.

Resources for Using Edmodo in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Create a global classroom where you can invite students from other parts of the world to meet your students and develop language skills, communicational skills, skills of initiative, problem solving, self awareness and working collaboratively in teams. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Edmodo is a learning management system. Edmodo is a great resource for teachers, students, and parents, allowing communication, collaboration and sharing.

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 Eastern and Central time zones, since that worked well for our meetings, sales operations and customer support times for schools.

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library


This interview was conducted at the library back in February, before the COVID-19 outbreak restricted in-person meetings, and when it was still conceivable to think and talk about things other than the global pandemic. Is that the case?

Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

In the case of the Enriched Virtual, online learning is the backbone of learning, enhanced by a brick-and-mortar component that is distinct from the traditional classroom. On days when there is not a face-to-face class, students can see their blended teacher for extra help, go to the library, work in the cafeteria [renovated with flexible study and collaborative spaces] or the school’s cyber cafe.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

During our first meeting Julie explained to me what my responsibilities were as a mentor. This is where the idea for incorporating OpenCourseWare (OCW) into Julie’s project arose, and the Independent OpenCourseWare Study (IOCS) was born. Cross-posted at SmartBlog on Education.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Perhaps you have a principal who is a gifted editorial writer, or a teacher who can deliver the message of digital learning to local Rotary meetings and other gatherings. With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us.

AV that Makes the Grade


Here is a sample of case studies that illustrate how AV can turn K-12 spaces into student-driven hubs. The school district’s IT department regularly evaluates its technology to ensure that it is meeting the highest standards set forth in the district’s technology vision.

S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: FreshGrade, ScreenCastify, Quizlet Live


If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. I've exclusively used the mastery scale for student work and assess with language like fully meeting, exceeding and meeting expectations. However, I liked the idea of broadcasting myself along with my PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations. Many of the options I found were for pay only, but Screencastify is a Google Chrome add-on.

A Year in Review 15-16

The Thinking Stick

Last week at a training that Kim and I were facilitating for Cohort 2 (the next 150 teachers) a math teacher said to me, “I’ve started using Google Forms and ‘Flipping’ my class, but other than that I’m not doing much.”. I haven’t made much time to blog this semester….OK….this this year.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Free Synchronous Meeting Tools to Deliver Faculty Professional Development - Dr. Rochelle Franklin, Director of Faculty Training and Development Providing follow-up support to village school teachers for improved teaching and learning processes - Mr. Asher Javaid Who Has Time for Data?

Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, May 22nd at 11am Fifth Graders Meet Author Grace Lin , During the winter/spring of 2014, fifth graders at three elementary schools in Illinois and Massachusetts read the novel by Grace Lin entitled Where the Mountain Meets the Moon ( [link] and participated in online discussions about the book using Edmodo. On May 22, these students will have the opportunity to "meet" Ms. Lin via a Google Hangout on Air event.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: The Google Slide presentation will be made available for viewing after the presentation. DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom ([link] Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had so much fun at this year''s ISTE Unplugged events, and it was great to meet and reconnect with so many of you! The XXI International Conference features 4 conferences, 3 case study panels, 2 iEARN project panels, 1 media festival, 30 workshops, and 17 posters. Learn how to help your students not just meet, but exceed, the standards. Many of us have heard of the Google-crafted "genius hour" - the 20% creative, exploratory time built into the work week.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learn about the pedagogy behind these engaging projects and how they support design thinking while meeting the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for more authentic, hands-on learning, critical thinking and problem-solving. Mobile'' Schools Use Technology to Break Free of the Classroom edX High School Initiative When (Big) Data Changes the Way We View Our World: A Brief Case Study When Schools Can''t Get Online What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

Week of February 20, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MATHSEEKER: THE PUBLISHING GROUP MEETING ( Math 2.0 link] SYMBIOTIC LEARNING WEEKLY MEETING ( Math 2.0 link] USING GOOGLE FORMS ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 22 Feb 11:00AM New York / Tue 22 Feb 04:00PM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 03:00AM Sydney Sarah Eaton. Learn how to use Google forms and embed them on your website or use them in your own e-learning presentations. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

So, for example, if you’re building timelines, we want you to do that with assembly tools that articulate well with WordPress, Google, and other kinds of platforms. And if you’re using maps, we want you to use Google Maps or GIS and those kinds of things. Patrick Jones: Our classic use case is, for example, when I’m on campus and I’ll talk to someone and I’ll say, What’s your major?, The textbook in many cases becomes more of a reference point.

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#flipgridfever: New features for fall


Another thing you’ll notice are the inspiring stories of educators who powerfully adapted the affordances of a very flexible communication platform to meet the needs of their own learning communities, and beyond that–to connect learners meaningfully and to amplify their voices.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. ” Via Times Higher Education : “ Online courses ‘more time-consuming’ to prepare for , study says.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Atlantic : “An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case.” ” “How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study” – Elie Mystal in The New York Times on a partnership between the HBCU Bethune-Cookman and the for-profit Arizona Summit Law School. Via Google’s blog : “ Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex.” Education Politics.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals. ” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” ” Also via The New York Times : “Judge Aaron Persky Under Fire for Sentencing in Stanford Rape Case.”