Tue.Sep 04, 2018

10 New Grants for 2018-19 Ed Tech Initiatives

Kajeet

Technology is increasingly essential in the realm of education; however, technology comes at a cost, as in a monetary cost. Regardless of cost, tech tools have developed into a necessity because of the benefits which it provides for students, along with the innovation it brings.

Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom.

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The Perfect Pairing: Virtual Field Trips and Scavenger Hunts

Catlin Tucker

“Mrs. Tucker, why don’t we go on more field trips?” ” Every year students ask me this question. There are a couple of answers. Field trips are time-consuming to organize and plan. There aren’t always resources (e.g., buses) available to make a field trip happen.

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Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

September 3rd through 6th: Back to School Bundle. Lots of teachers want to integrate tech into their class but picking what to use among the thousands of offerings is daunting. Here are five tools you can start Day One and use throughout the year: 25 Digital Tools in the Classroom.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

Merriam Webster defines “create” as to produce through imaginative skill. What struck me is the word “ skill” Creative acts are a means of self-expression, but I hadn’t really thought of it before as a skill.

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3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

Neo LMS

3D printing is one of those strange education trends that garners much hype, but which to my mind has yet to unveil any true educational potential.

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#QRBreakIN: A game-changing approach to old-school centers

Ditch That Textbook

My 11th-grade English students loved escape room activities in class. But I was bugged by the fact that not every student ended up having access to every puzzle each time we ran these scenarios. Some students might breeze through two or three activities in the same time it took a group of their classmates to […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital breakout games qr break in qr codes in the classroom

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September is National Preparedness Month, so Be Prepared!

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. This year will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen.

Four Reasons Why Students—and Teachers—Need SEL Embedded Into School All Day, Every Day

Edsurge

It’s no secret that educators who champion the whole-child approach also laud social and emotional learning (SEL) for its scientifically linked success in creating a productive, positive, less stressful school climate.

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.

Fostering Digital Fluency

EdTechTeam

We have all seen the headlines about online safety, cyberbullying, sexting, and phishing scams. But how does that play out in our classrooms, and how do we help our students navigate things that we are still learning ourselves?

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

Merriam Webster defines “create” as to produce through imaginative skill. What struck me is the word “ skill” Creative acts are a means of self-expression, but I hadn’t really thought of it before as a skill. After reflecting on this, I’ve come to realize creativity is a skill that can be developed through experimentation, exploring, and synthesizing information.

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Google Forms Column to Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Send a Column of Responses from Google Forms to Google Slides Google Forms is awesome but can be tricky to go over responses with the class. I coded an Add-on for Google Sheets that will allow you to select a column of responses from a Google Form and send those responses to Google Slides.

Tackling Challenges of Blended Learning

WizIQ Education & Technology

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

How wearables, AR, and VR help students to develop SEL skills (part 2)

eSchool News

In my previous post, “ How wearables, AR, and VR help students develop SEL skills (part 1) ,” I explored the ways in which wearables, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) show promise in helping to cultivate social-emotional skills.

Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think They Are

NPR Learning and Tech

Nearly 17 million students head to college this fall. About half are financially independent from their parents, and nearly one in four is a parent caring for a child. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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How Can We Change The Culture Of Our School Districts Through Professional Development?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro on the program to discuss how school districts can improve teacher moral and improve student test scores by building a culture of positive professional learning. .

The Real Way to Avoid Hearing from the Same 26 Facebook Friends

techlearning

Innovative educators are generally good fact checkers and don't fall for chain social posts like the one making its rounds about seeing the same 26 people on Facebook. They know to verify and that even a basic search on The Google will help you find out if what you are reading is fact or fake.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

K-12 Game-a-thon Hall of Fame 2018

MIND Research Institute

The K-12 Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solution­­s to mathematical problems.

Thriving special ed programs have these 7 elements

eSchool News

Focusing on inclusion, using data, and forming partnerships are among the practices that can help make special education programs successful in schools, according to a report.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

CUE

It’s another year of change: Can you answer these questions?

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This is the 13th installment in Jennifer Abrams’ ‘Personal Development’ column for eSchool News. In her columns, Abrams focuses on leadership skills for anyone working in a school or district. Read more about the column here.] . Here we go: another opening, another show.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Fun with Friends and Flipgrid!

CUE

In this episode of TOSAs Talking Tech, Mike and Tom interview the wonderful and amazing Ann Kozma. We catch up with her on all kinds of summer travelling, and her new transition from FullertonUSD to Flipgrid Educator Innovation Team. It is always fun catching up with Ann.

What Is Missing From Our Curricula?

Edsurge

As Atul Gawande, a surgeon and New Yorker writer, walked by his hospital’s newest construction project, he wondered how something so large and complex could possibly be managed. He had once constructed a bookcase that instantly fell apart.

Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning. The article identifies 8 learning. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

My Four Top Priorities to Start the New Year

MiddleWeb

When students entered Michelle Russell's classes for the first time during an extra-busy start of school, she saw it was time to focus on priorities: engagement, community building, classroom management, and sparking some excitement about math. Here's what she did.

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K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.