Wed.Aug 08, 2018

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. He has some great thoughts on breakout rooms, discussion forums, virtual reality, and gamifying lessons.

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Revive Your Creativity

iTeach with iPads

When I was in elementary school, I played outside almost every day with my next door neighbor. We created elaborate play schemes, including an outdoor “kitchen”, complete with mud pies. We also had fun reenacting one of our favorite books, Harriet the Spy.

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How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year. The feeling of getting back in my classroom after recharging during summer break, the excitement of unpacking book boxes, decorating the walls, and way too many trips to Target for those must-have new supplies. The moment that made it feel most real was getting my class list, picturing the faces that would soon fill the empty desks.

Revive Your Creativity

iTeach with iPads

When I was in elementary school, I played outside almost every day with my next door neighbor. We created elaborate play schemes, including an outdoor “kitchen”, complete with mud pies. We also had fun reenacting one of our favorite books, Harriet the Spy.

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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.

How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year.

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Learning to Teach for the Future

CUE

“If you can dream it, you can code it.” As I looked around the huge ballroom filled with eager educators, Hadi Partovi’s words began to energize and excite me. It also seemed Partovi’s words were having a similar effect on the overly air conditioned room, filled with over 500 teachers.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

The Hechinger Report

Teacher Catherine Connelly leads a lesson on giving compliments in Vista’s pioneering new class on social and emotional wellness. Connelly loved the curriculum, but not the rolling furniture. Photo: Mike Elsen-Rooney for The Hechinger Report.

Want to influence your school leaders?

CUE

Focus on the problems they are trying to solve. In a recent OnCUE blog post, Kristina Allison references some of the challenges of teacher leadership, including the dilemma of being spread thin over multiple, sometimes conflicting, priorities.

OPINION: ‘The fact that today’s youth feel ill-prepared or uninformed should set off alarm bells’

The Hechinger Report

. For many high school graduates, “career-ready” is more a catch-phrase than an accurate description of their educational experiences.

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.

12 Of The Best ASMR Videos With No Talking

TeachThought - Learn better.

? Does This Help You Relax?

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How Classroom Design, Technology and Furniture Can Enhance Student Learning

techlearning

At a CTO summit this summer, I joined a group of educators discussing the effect of spatial design and furniture selection on learning. It was clear that attempts to influence learning by changes to spaces and furniture had not always met with success.

Thoughts on OER and Cost Savings

Iterating Toward Openness

Yesterday, Phil Hill wrote about OpenStax’s new method for calculating the savings students see when their faculty adopt OER. Welcome Change: OpenStax using more accurate data on student textbook expenditures. His article highlights these paragraphs from Rice University’s recent press release : Our community is creating a movement that will make a big impact on college affordability.

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The TeachThought Podcast Episode 126 Improving School Ratings And Accountability

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 126 Improving School Ratings And Accountability Drew Perkins talks with Chris Domaleski, Associate Director at the Center for Assessment, about his recent publication “Establishing Performance Standards for School Accountability Systems” and how we might improve the process of evaluating and sharing the quality of schools. Links & Resources Mentioned In This […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Episode 126 Improving School Ratings And Accountability appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

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.

Give Audio and Text Feedback Quickly With This Google Docs Add-On

techlearning

Kaizena Nifty add-on enables audio and text feedback in Google Docs Pros: Private or group-level feedback via text or audio. Good Google Classroom integration. Cons: The initial sync with Google Classroom is slow.

What It’s Like to Be a Teacher Vlogger Star on YouTube

Edsurge

Educator Charles Reynolds has gotten recognized at teacher conferences and restaurants. That’s because he’s not just a ninth-grade literature teacher at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia High School. For approximately the past two years, he’s been vlogging on YouTube about his experience as an educator—and garnered hundreds of thousands of video views in the process. Reynolds is just one of many teachers that have taken to vlogging over the past few years, creating a vibrant community along the way.

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Project Inspiration: Using @SutoriApp in Math Class – Video Walkthrough

techieMusings

I wanted to share a video I created where I walk through two assignments that I had my AP Calculus AB students do this past year, both using Sutori.

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Pathrise, a Career Accelerator ‘By Students, For Students’ Raises $1.2 Million

Edsurge

Would you take career advice from a 23-year-old—and pay a chunk of your salary for it? That’s the question that may surface when one first encounters the team behind Pathrise , a startup co-founded by a pair of early twentysomethings (who look even younger in pictures). But what the team may lack in age, it makes up for with a staff whose resumes are padded with stints at some of the most sought-after companies including Yelp, Facebook, Salesforce, GitHub and, of course, Google.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. On the surface, classroom is a simple tool, but with a little creativity and ingenuity it can do some awesome things!

Integrating Coding with SpheroEdu

EdTechTeam

I love walking into a classroom with Spheros in my hands. The students, no matter what age, smile with excitement. These little ball robots have opened up so many possibilities. Students don’t fear failure because Spheros offer a level of engagement like no other. And the beauty is you can use this little robot in any lesson, in any subject, and with any age. For me, it all started in 2015 when I asked for a Sphero to use with my after-school Environmental Club.

Today's Newsletter: Where to Find & Curate OER Resources

techlearning

Guest post by Steve Baule, Educational Leadership Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior: As the school year begins, one of the struggles many teachers have is finding good repositories of Open Education Resources (OER).

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How Learning Science Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

MindShift

Editor’s note on Aug. 8, 2018: This piece has been substantially updated from a version published in 2014. A solemn little boy with a bowl haircut is telling Mr. Rogers that his pet got hit by a car.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Streaming Plus Digital Resources Will Help Create Immersive Learning Experiences in All 39 District Schools- Silver Spring, Md.

New Site Connects Students With Ed-Tech for ‘Real World’ Expertise, Guidance

Marketplace K-12

WhoYouKnow.org is a new resource from the Clayton Christensen Institute to help schools identify ed-tech that will connect students with ideas, opportunities, and expert advice from their communities, and the world. The post New Site Connects Students With Ed-Tech for ‘Real World’ Expertise, Guidance appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Assessments/Testing Career/College Readiness English-Language Learners Market Research Online/Virtual Learning

Indianapolis District Awarded $700,000 WiFi Grant

techlearning

The Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township today announces it has been awarded a $700,000 two-year grant through T-Mobile's EmpowerED program.

Write a Letter to Your Future Self – Write Today, Receive an Email in the Future

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Write a Letter to Your Future Self – Write Today, Receive an Email in the Future When I was in the fourth grade, Mrs. Mahoney had us write letters to our future selves and seal them in envelopes. We were supposed to open them upon graduating from high school. My parents came across mine while.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.