Wed.Sep 05, 2018

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman on Episode 353 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year.

What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of August: Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. The Important Morning Meeting. It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free. Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives? 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School.

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Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report.

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Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset

Veative

As illustrated by the intricate inlay and pietra dura work on the walls of the marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate expression of the elegance of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship. Considering the hordes of tourists that it draws, it makes one wish to become a bird, so that they can fly above the masses and study the decorations closely.

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.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report.

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Focus on School, District and Regional Transformation in Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report.

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4 Tips to Boost Your K12 District’s Wi-Fi

EdTech Magazine

4 Tips to Boost Your K12 District’s Wi-Fi. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:42. With Wi-Fi now the primary, default and sometimes only internet access for students and staff in schools, it’s vital to get the most out of its infrastructure.

Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships

The Hechinger Report

You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class. South Carolina has bet heavily on apprenticeships.

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How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

“Architecture is the story of how we see ourselves,” wrote American architect Thom Mayne. He could have just as easily been speaking about classroom design.

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EdTech at School

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

A “handmade forerunner” of personalized learning, forged by teachers

The Hechinger Report

Jenn Zweber and a group of students in grades K through 3 discuss the impact of a Service Learning project on their community, during the first year that Impact Academy at Orchard Lake opened in Lakeville, Minnesota. Photo: Julene Oxton.

Have CONTROL Over Your Links – Hold Down the Control Key

Teacher Tech

Hold Down the Control Key It is helpful to get in the habit of holding down the Control key (Command on a Mac) when clicking on links. This forces the link to open in a new tab so you do not lose the page you are on. Google Search When you Google Search something very […]. The post Have CONTROL Over Your Links – Hold Down the Control Key appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate Keyboard Shortcuts Chrome classroom G Suite google

To teach, protect and serve

The Hechinger Report

This story about school violence was produced in a collaboration between The Trace , an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis; The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education; and Marie Claire.

Diversity in Hiring Doesn’t Start With Hiring

Edsurge

Looking for a candidate who's got it all? EdSurge’s jobs fairs offer unparalleled access to a unique pool of candidates who have both the educational experience and technology skills your organization needs. Learn more here. San Francisco, October 10, 2018. Boston, October 16, 2018. New York, October 17, 2018. The business case for building a diverse workforce is growing stronger every day. Diversity is an important aspect of any organization.

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.

TLC Ninja: Martin Cisneros Focuses on What EAL Students Can Do

CUE

Martin Cisneros believes that we should be looking at what our students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) can do, not at what they can’t. Did you know he was doing his family’s taxes in 1st grade? The TLC Ninja team sure didn’t.

CrowdBeamer – A Self-Contained Portable, Interactive Wi-Fi Classroom In-a-Box

EmergingEdTech

Fire up your Crowdbeamer and present interactively! Have you ever been in a situation as a teacher (or any other kind of presenter for that matter) where you wish you could just fire up your own. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Presentation tools

Beyond the Fizz: Turning Moments of Wonder into Lifelong Learning

Edsurge

No one cared that it was cold outside. These kids could hardly wait to see what would happen next. Giggles and laughter bounced from child to child as the group of second graders positioned themselves around the 2-liter bottle of diet soda. In a whispered voice, one boy asked, “Do you really think she’s going to do it?” Sure… she’ll do it, but you have to get ready to run,” replied the girl standingnext to him.

First Days of School: Keep it Simple

Reading By Example

The classroom could have been for almost any age level. The bulletin board was bare besides the butcher paper stapled up with colorful border framing each side. Book bins stood empty, waiting to be filled with reading material.

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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.

Makerspaces A to Z: Aspirational

techlearning

As we embark on another school year, I thought I would launch a new series, Makerspaces A to Z. Throughout the year I’m going to share what I think are the key ingredients to building a sustainable makerspace in a series of short blog posts. [

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Edtech Job Hunt

Edsurge

Looking to level up in your career? Join us at one of our jobs fairs EdSurge is hosting a series of jobs fairs this October! Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. San Francisco, October 10, 2018. Boston, October 16, 2018. New York, October 17, 2018. Can't make it? Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 131 Balancing Screen Time And Digital Media With Real Life

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 131 Balancing Screen Time And Digital Media With Real Life Drew Perkins talks with Anya Kamenetz about her new book and the issue of balancing the use of digital media and screen time with our children and students.

GoGuardian Announces Beacon, Self-Harm Prevention Tool for Schools

techlearning

GoGuardian announces Beacon, a suicide and self-harm prevention tool for K-12 schools, that acts as an early-warning system to help schools proactively identify at-risk students.

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.

What’s Included With a Wireless Site Survey?

SecurEdge

It’s hard to believe, but as recently as 15 years ago, wireless networks were still a novelty and a rarity. Sure if you had a large IT budget and advanced in-house IT talent, you had WiFi back then.

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

Edsurge

ACT , the nonprofit best known for its college-readiness test, is undergoing a major transformation. Ever since taking the helm as CEO in 2015, Marten Roorda says ACT has closed 10 deals in which it has invested in, acquired or formed strategic partnerships with educational companies. Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests.

From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout’s Inspiring Story

MindShift

Sylvia Acevedo grew up on a dirt road in New Mexico. Her family was poor, living “paycheck to paycheck.” ” After a meningitis outbreak in her Las Cruces neighborhood nearly killed her younger sister, her mother moved the family to a different neighborhood.

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How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

“Architecture is the story of how we see ourselves,” wrote American architect Thom Mayne. He could have just as easily been speaking about classroom design.

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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.