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Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. We invite partner organizations and learners themselves to share their stories moving forward.

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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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e308.

7 Tips for Better Thanks Living All Year Long

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, I share seven secrets to live a more joyful, thankful life all year long. To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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How to Effectively Use AR and VR Apps With Young Learners

Edsurge

Most of them were intended for entertainment and only the most eager educators ready to embrace augmented and virtual reality were able to make connections to classroom curriculum. As a result, I’ve found educators trying to make existing tools fit.

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.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. How does AR work in 3D Bear?

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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Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

He uses the “hero’s journey” to make his classroom more epic. His students make books to celebrate local heroes. The goal is to make his classroom more epic and I think he has succeeded! Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video.

What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning still falls short as an effective, reliable, and convenient means to boost student learning. It’s success hinges on both new technology and novel approaches to teaching—two discrete variables that are rarely controlled by the same players. Click To Tweet.

4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018!

TeacherCast

This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2018 edition of Podcast Movement. This mega-conference is THE premier place for podcasters both young and old to gather and learn from each other the art of creating digital media for the masses. Facebook. Facebook.

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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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

If I was still doing that now, I would be incredibly excited because so many wonderful resources would be available to my classroom. The UC Davis California History Social Science Project frames current events within their historical context , connecting students’ present to the past.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class

Edsurge

Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. And if you were to ask their executives about what problems they’re trying to solve, “community” is a word you’d likely hear. From K-12 classrooms to professional sales training, many entrepreneurs would say that learning is better together, with peers and instructors. That also applies to “bootcamp” models of online learning, which made up half of the six edtech graduates.

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What Summer Slide Actually Means—and 5 Ways to Fight it

Edsurge

The article begins with a series of disappointing—but unsurprising—statistics about the summer slide, a term used to describe the academic regression experienced by students over the summer. The impact of the summer slide contributes to a more pronounced achievement gap. My colleagues and I budgeted substantial amounts of time to reteach our students the skills that they had learned the year before; it was no secret that summer vacation led to rusty skills and forgotten knowledge.

Fighting FAKE NEWS: Recommended Reading and Resources for Teachers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

It's time for all of us to step up our efforts to fight fake news. I've created a reading and resource list to help battle fake news at our school. Feel free to share these resources with your teachers! Brief, selected history of fake news from 1807 to the present.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

According to NPR , teacher attrition is high, and university enrollment in teacher preparation programs has fallen 35% over the past five years — a decrease of nearly 240,000 teachers in all. However, one person wants to change these statistics. How are their needs not met?

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

Edsurge

The mellow atmosphere at this year's SXSW EDU didn’t stop Day 3 keynoter danah boyd from lighting up Twitter and sparking countless conference-floor conversations on the merits of media literacy and how to think critically about critical thinking. A refreshing diversion into intellectualism, boyd’s talk was the clear highlight of a day that seemed almost to hum by on its own accord. Here’s what else we saw, along with the answer to the question we’ve all been waiting for.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

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

Doug Levin

I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast. While there are inconveniences to air travel, the upside for me is that I use these long haul flights as a chance to catch up on my long-form reading list. While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Take it and see how you do!

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Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

News is often overwhelming, and it can be difficult for students to tell what news is true and what is false. How students engage with news (executive summary). For instance, what young people do to find resources for academic tasks does not resemble the behaviors for personal tasks.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. So how hard is it?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

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

Doug Levin

I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast. While there are inconveniences to air travel, the upside for me is that I use these long haul flights as a chance to catch up on my long-form reading list. While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Take it and see how you do!

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Chase the Endless Summer With These 50+ Higher-Ed Conferences

Edsurge

Summer is a time to relax and reflect before the academic year kicks off yet again. For those looking to keep the feeling alive beyond September, there’s good news: Any time of year, faculty, administrators and software developers are gathering to discuss what’s next in education and technology—and we’ve compiled a free, downloadable calendar of the events that innovative instructors and entrepreneurs don’t want to miss.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. it seems almost unfathomable, despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start preparing. I’m trying to build a skill here.”

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Using non-permanent markers, students “tattoo” their arms or hands in response to a prompt and then share what their design says about their digital imprint.

Learning Through Augmented Creation with 3DBear AR

EdTechnocation.com

When determining the effectiveness of a new app or tool for the classroom, one of the first questions I try to answer is if it allows the students to create. Empowering students with the ability to create is the most powerful form of learning.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. Can high-school kids check the authenticity of an alarming image posted on Facebook?

Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

While the library was a wonderful place to work, I longed for a community with which I could share ideas and learn. It was our Facebook community that really took off. District leadership has also been inspired to join the group.