Thu.Jul 26, 2018

6 of the best art and culture ed-tech tools


We’ve delved into some quite technical stuff recently, so I thought I’d give us all a break with a little bit of art. Specifically I’ve trawled the net for some of the best art, art history and cultural appreciation sites and apps.

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Research Isn't Sexy.But You Need It Anyway

The Web20Classroom

For some time now Shaelynn Farnsworth and I have been reflecting on our own learning and professional development practices, looking for gaps in instruction and aiming to improve our craft. One of our longest conversations has been around research.

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How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

The Christensen Institute

Imagine a world with no achievement gaps; where every child excels in mastering age-appropriate academic content; where children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking, and social skills blossom throughout their schooling; and where every student enters adulthood prepared to thrive. The world above may be idealized, romanticized, or even utopian.

Design with Students in Mind


If we were to sit in one of the 26 desks in our classroom, what would we see? What would our day be like as we moved through the school, from class to class at the sound of the bell 6, maybe 7, times a day? The halls of our buildings have many stories within […].

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

The Hechinger Report

Participants from the college’s Summer Bridge program traditionally leave their mark on campus in the school colors of black, purple and gold. Photo: Delece Smith-Barrow. DALLAS — It’s not uncommon for college students to work to save money for everything from books to spring break vacations.

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OPINION: Is a new kind of online ‘resource room’ boosting morale for teachers?

The Hechinger Report

. Why are teachers leaving the profession, and how can we convince them to stay? It’s a complicated, long-standing problem that requires a multifaceted solution. As an assistant principal at West Nassau High School in rural Florida, I’m continuously searching for ways to address this issue.

Get the most out of LinkedIn

eSchool News

Until recently my professional social media presence was exclusively on Twitter (@matthewxjoseph). That was until I had a conversation with a successful and reputable professional— Rita Oates —who told me I was missing out by not being on LinkedIn. I knew of the site but had never joined.

State tests don’t have to be disconnected from classroom practice

The Hechinger Report

. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark


Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

3 Reminders for the Beginning of the School Year

The Principal of Change

It is such a pleasure to work with schools at the beginning of the year. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to hopefully push thinking on what is possible for the upcoming school year, while appreciating the hard work of educators, and hopefully inspiring them through some humor and fun.

Free Online Video Library Ideal for Flipped or Traditional Classroom


Check123 Free online video library keeps it short and sweet Pros: Pulls videos from all over the world into a safe, filtered, made-for-education environment. Cons: Some ads; no helpful video details like publication date, detailed content description, grade level, or standards alignment.

RaiseMe Gets $15M to Help Students Cut College Costs If They Do Well in School


Research suggests that simply paying kids for good grades doesn’t always work. But could students be better motivated with a more meaningful kind of monetary reward—say, college scholarships? That’s an incentive that RaiseMe believes will help grow its online service that aggregates scholarship opportunities from colleges and, more importantly, outlines what students need to do to qualify for them.

How to Conduct One-to-One Online Tutoring Using WizIQ


One-on-one tutoring has been popular for a long time. Before formal schools were established, teachers would visit homes to teach children. Even after formal schools became popular, parents would. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Learning Management & Course Management Systems

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Access to a Digital Reading Tool Empowers Students to Discover and Enjoy eBooks


The promise of educational technology is that it allows every student to experience instruction tailored to his or her learning style and specific learning needs. Equity of access and the opportunity for deep personalization are founding principles of many 1:1 programs.

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Adding Digital Strategies to Literacy Coaching


Reading Stephanie Affinito’s Literacy Coaching can benefit classroom teachers as well as literacy coaches, writes educator Kathleen Palmieri. In addition to covering learning communities, PD, and collaboration, the book offers extensive digital resources to boost student learning.

How Udacity Decides What Subjects To Offer Courses In (And Why It Isn’t Doing New University Partnerships)


Udacity helped start the whole MOOC craze several years ago, offering online courses that drew tens of thousands of students and sparking a conversation about whether these new online programs could replace college as we know it. These days, the company has grown into a billion-dollar valuation, but its scope is more focused on offering courses designed to serve specific areas in technology.

10 Famous Landmarks You Should Know About (But Probably Don’t)


The thing about landmarks is that there are tons and tons of them. The world is a huge place, and it’s full of amazing things. Everywhere you go, there are new sites to see and new mysteries and wonders to explore.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Today's Newsletter: Social Media Miscreants—Teacher Edition


When it comes to poor behavior online, most of the time the focus is on “kids these days.” Unfortunately, some adults can’t seem to handle it either.

Design a Successful Alternative Learning Program (With a Little Help)

Where Learning Clicks

The sky’s the limit with online learning, so see what other districts have done to build successful alternative learning programs to help students graduate. The post Design a Successful Alternative Learning Program (With a Little Help) appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

BlackTrax gets new distributor for South East Asia


CAST BlackTraxhas appointed Acoustic & Lighting System (A&L) as its South East Asia distributor for CAST’s unique, innovative BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system.

3-Bullet Thursday [Showlio. Lego Wedo. Basecamp]

Cycles of Learning

Interested in generating dynamic, beautifully aesthetic websites DIRECTLY from your dropbox folder? Consider using Showlio for student portfolio generation. Folder organization become website "tabs" and folder content is embedded dynamically on your website.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

BlackTrax appoints Amptown System Company


BlackTrax announces that Amptown System Company is the latest to join the growing BlackTrax partner network. The company will be responsible for the sales, support and marketing of BlackTrax real time motion tracking systems throughout the German speaking market.

Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learners


In addition to explaining the brain science behind adolescent risk taking, John Medina's Attack of the Teenage Brain! is filled with valuable information to change the way teachers respond to adolescents in the classroom, says educator Elizabeth OBrien.

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Building Much Needed SEL Skills in the Middle


Filled with thought-provoking ideas on how to meet the social and emotional needs of our students, Amber Chandler’s The Flexible SEL Classroom guides us with ideas and activities to try while meeting the curricular mandates we are given, writes Laura Von Staden.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.