Wed.Sep 26, 2018

One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Dianne Maroney on Episode 369 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Imagine Project has free journals and lesson plans that help students cope with the drama and trauma of life.

Tech Ed Resources for your Homeschool

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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Do Challenges Make School Seem Impossible or Worthwhile?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Did you get where you intended to in life? Are you as healthy, wealthy and wise as you want to be? If not, perhaps the problem is a lack of motivation.

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Design Parameters for Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As I meet with education leaders across the country, I am often asked questions about the best way to roll-out personalized learning within a district. I always struggle to answer this question since it entirely depends upon the unique needs and circumstances within each community.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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!

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Vanessa Heller


Project based learning has been around for a long time and there’s a reason. It’s effective and amazing! Vanessa Heller is passionate about PBL and infusing inquiry into classroom practice. Come check out her session at Fall CUE.

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Alabama Getaway: A Report from the ALET Symposium


This is the second year for the rebranded ALET Symposium in the very lovely (but, sadly, very rainy) Perdido Beach, AL.

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OPINION: Fighting drugs and violence by trading in textbooks for dance?

The Hechinger Report

. When I traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007, my grandparents asked why I couldn’t conduct my research in Europe. Colombia had a reputation as one of the most violent places in the world.

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5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning


In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. Therefore, I often have the opportunity to sit with school administrators at all levels and hear first-hand their thoughts on education.

Bring the World to Your Classroom


There were so many “ ooohs” and “ah-has” as I read this book! I definitely recommend it for all social studies teachers or teachers that want to get the most out of Google’s Geo Tools.

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.

Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa


Two hours. Over 70 students. A whole lot of pizza. It wasn’t the conventional way to kick off a major strategic IT initiative at the University of Ottawa. But for CIO Martin Bernier, it was just what he needed.

Where does net neutrality stand in fall 2018?

Bryan Alexander

What’s happening with net neutrality, and what does it mean for education? To find out I’m devoting this Thursday’s Future Trends Forum to a conversation with Jarret Cummings.

What Can Machine Learning Really Predict in Education?


Gather student data, make predictions about their learning—and perhaps their future. For years education companies have tried to apply technologies to better understand students and tailor their learning experiences, or support instructors who can intervene when human help is needed. Today the latest buzz revolves around machine learning, which education technologists claim can support more precise tools. But there’s much more to machine learning than theory and hype.

The Library Of Congress Launches Resource To Stream Motion Pictures

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Library Of Congress Launches Resource To Stream Motion Pictures by TeachThought Staff The Library of Congress announced today that it has digitized hundreds of hours of motion pictures that will be freely available on the newly launched National Screening Room website.

EdTech at School

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

Why Students Don't Love History


What do you remember from history class? For Americans of every generation the answer might be “not much.” To history teacher Joe Welch, too many of today’s lessons still call to mind Ben Stein’s classic classroom lecture in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Anyone? Anyone?) Welch, an 8th-grade teacher at North Hills Middle School in Pittsburgh, is charting his own path—one that doesn’t include a textbook.

Creative Ways to Use @PearDeck Vocabulary (aka: Flashcard Factory) #edtech


You probably already know a thing or two about Pear Deck if you read this blog :) But not you may not have tried using Flashcard Factory. The main purpose of Pear Deck Vocabulary is: “Increase retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game!

ISTE Expands Certification Program


In response to increased demand for teacher professional learning to use technology effectively the in the classroom, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is doubling the capacity of its training network for the ISTE Certification for Educators.

Empowering superintendents to connect technology and learning

eSchool News

“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many district technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.

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.

Edsby Updates Learning and Analytics Platform


Edsby ® K-12 education learning and analytics platform now uses proprietary and open standards to talk to a wide variety of data sources, such as different student information systems (SISes) and legacy data warehouses. It then merges and normalizes data in a single data store for analysis.

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Goodbye imaging; hello better IT workflows

Jamf on EdTech

Discover why modern deployment methods are rendering imaging a thing of the past, and learn how you can replace imaging workflows with superior provisioning practices

What Is 5G and What Will It Mean for EdTech?

EdTech Magazine

What Is 5G and What Will It Mean for EdTech? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:49. 5G, the fifth generation of wireless networks, promises to be the catalyst for a new age of connected technology and network speed.

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New Study Shows That Students Using MobyMax Math Make 53% More Progress


A large-scale research study of 4,000 students in 230 U.S. classrooms has shown that using MobyMax Math for less than 20 minutes per day enables students to advance as much as one full school year. A large-scale research study of 4,000 students in 230 U.S.

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.

Genes are key to academic success, study shows

eSchool News

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed.

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Education Design Lab announces #TeeUpTheSkills cohort of employers and college partners to test effectiveness of digital credentials


WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2018– Education Design Lab (the Lab), a national non-profit leader in the design and implementation of new learning models, announced today that it has accepted seven institutions, each with at least one employer partner, into the first, highly selective # TeeUpTheSkills cohort. The cohort institutions serve 175,000 students in total. Most of the institutions serve a majority percentage of historically underserved populations, including a significant number of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, active duty military, veterans and rurally-based students. The #TeeUpTheSkills Cohort: Alamo Colleges District (Employer Partner: San Antonio Works) American Public University System (Employer Partner: MVM, Inc.) Central New Mexico Community College (Employer Partner: TLC Plumbing, Jaynes Corporation) Langston University (Employer Partner: ONEOK) San José State University (Employer Partner: Cisco) University at Albany- State University of New York (Employer Partner: Startup NY, Branch VFX) University of Maine (Employer Partner: Bangor Bank, Northern Light Health) This groundbreaking #TeeUpTheSkills initiative is the first of its kind to bring schools and employers together to understand how 21st Century Skills digital badges can close the skills gap and improve hiring practices, particularly for historically underserved learners. Most of the institutions in the cohort serve a majority percentage of underserved populations, including a significant number of African American, Latino, Native American, active duty military and veterans, and rurally-based students. The Lab will work closely with the employer partners, ranging from Fortune 500s to start-up collaboratives. The teams will identify the most in-demand 21st century skills for the entry-level jobs they need to fill and then offer the Lab’s 21st Century Skills digital badges to a pilot group of students at each institution. “Our employer advisory boards have continued to share the need for credentialing technical and 21st century skills,” said Denise Ojeda Industry Liaison at Central New Mexico Community College. “Micro-credentials have gained a lot of traction quickly,” said Kathleen deLaski, founder and president of the Education Design Lab. “But to fulfill the promise that they will help students articulate key hire-ability skills and make them digitally visible to employers, we need hiring managers to give us clearer “market signals” to validate these as credentials. We are very excited that these employers see enough promise to jumpstart this translation process.” Participating employers have agreed to look at the resume of any student who earns the 21st century skill badges, so learning providers can learn how to better prepare and equip all students with the skills and credentials they need to be digitally “discoverable” by these and other employers. Asa Stone, Presidential Fellow of Micro-Credentialing at Central New Mexico Community College sees the promise: “How do we understand and translate skills that students have already acquired through life? The adversity faced by our students of color, budgeting restraints, being a single mom, etc. are all grounds where students are developing these transferable skills.” Luke Dowden, Chief Online Learning Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor at Alamo Colleges District agrees, “ultimately it gives both our students and our employers partners the confidence that when a student transitions into the workforce they have the skills they need to meet the employers business needs.” This initiative is launched in partnership with Credly and Checkster, ed-tech platform and assessment partners who are providing services pro-bono. #TeeUpTheSkills pilots will run during the 2018-2019 academic year. TeeUp refers to the “T shaped worker,” the concept that successful career climbers need to master technical skills, but perhaps more importantly, they need horizontal, 21st century skills as they move up the career ladder to help them collaborate, problem solve, communicate and build empathy and leadership competencies. The Lab will be sharing “T-profiles” for different job pathways and other learnings from this project through its Innovator Network. Sign up to join here. – Learn more about #TeeUpTheSkills here. The Wire

3 Collaboration Tools for Middle Level Classrooms


Collaboration doesn’t always come naturally (or calmly) for middle level students. Teacher Michael McClenaghan shares his success with three edtech tools (Soundtrap, WeVideo and the free G Suite) in facilitating meaningful teamwork and higher levels of student engagement.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas


-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md.

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.