Fri.Sep 28, 2018

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Really Good Stuff ? Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app.

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Social Network Analysis Toolkit: Building Stronger Networks for EdClusters

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are rooted in the belief that partners who operate outside traditionally siloed sectors are uniquely poised to accelerate innovation.

How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code

EdTech Magazine

How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:10. Computer science has taken a priority slot for K–12 teachers , as experts forecast a majority of jobs will incorporate some kind of coding skills or computational thinking by as early as 2020. .

Here’s a Preview of October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in October: Resources for Dyslexia Awareness Month. Resources for Digital Citizenship Week. Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Qualities of an effective teacher.

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.

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:49. Let’s be honest: If a student had a choice between playing a game or doing a math worksheet, he’d pick the game 100 percent of the time.

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Exploring 10 Strategies That Can Personalize Learning


I recently had the incredible opportunity to help launch my school district’s new “Personalized Learning Fellowship.” We spent the day exploring the what, why and how of Personalized Learning, while also engaging in deep discussions about the current state of K-12 education.

Eliminate worksheet homework with the Fast and the Curious EduProtocol

Ditch That Textbook

Repetition-based worksheet homework frustrates teachers and students alike. It often struggles to get results and you never know who’s doing the work. Plus, the feedback to students comes very, very late. There’s an alternative. Try the Fast and the Curious EduProtocol, an idea from Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo’s book, “The EduProtocol Field Guide.” ” It […]. Screencasts Teaching eduprotocols fast and the curious jon corippo marlena hebern


MatheMAGIC – Guest Post by Jen Saarinen


Guest Post via Jen Saarinen. Jen Saarinen is a middle school educator from Rhode Island who believes in the power of student voice. Jen was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in June of 2018.

10 Ideas For Using Technology To Teach Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Both high-tech innovations for learning and the inability of many American schoolchildren to write well have been major talking points in educational circles for quite some time, but oddly enough, one may offer a solution to helping remedy the other.

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.

Why a Web of Connections—Not a Single Relationship—Should Surround Students


Advocates for personalized learning have bold and plentiful ambitions for students: higher rates of engagement, greater persistence, healthy development and expanded opportunity—not to mention improved academics. All of these ambitions to support healthy, whole child development often fall to a single, key relationship at the heart of any school: the relationship between students and their teachers.

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Google Classroom: Schedule Assignments

Teacher Tech

Schedule Assignments in Google Classroom Plan out assignments in advance and schedule them to post when you’re ready. Tiny Triangle G Suite users should get excited about 3 dots and tiny triangles! Tiny triangles are all over the place, don’t wonder… click on them! When creating a Google Classroom assignment there are 6 (7 if […]. The post Google Classroom: Schedule Assignments appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

How a Composting Initiative Led to the Growth of an Unexpected Learning Space


Language teacher Serena Maniscalco never thought a composting initiative she led several years ago would lead to the development of an learning space that would help so many students grow. But it spurred the development of a garden at Moreau Catholic High School, a private school in Hayward, Calif., where students get to grow produce like pumpkins, tomatoes, eggplants and lemons.

Use Sway As Digital Portfolio Tool


Title : Office Sway Summary : Cool scroll effects, flexible features boost visual storytelling tool Pros: Tons of features make it easy to combine text and images to tell a story that's all your own. Cons: Watch out for the privacy features to make sure that you're not sharing too much.

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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.

Building a Bridge to Your Next Edtech Job


I attended a small job fair recently for mid-career professionals studying at a top Bay Area graduate school. I was impressed by the résumés — an array of engineering and design experiences at brand-name technology firms. Yet, more often than not when candidates shared their stories, I struggled to contain a yawn. They engaged in formulaic narration, recounting past jobs and current graduate work, and telling me one after another how qualified they were.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Nupur Sethi


As an English teacher, who began teaching with an Apple IIe, I remember collecting work all year long to create portfolios. I had bins full of projects and writing assignments for each student. I believe these collections created more dust than meaningful reflection.

The Power of Positive Climate and Culture


As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. One pattern that I have noticed is that a teacher, no matter how strong they are, hits a wall when it comes to progressing to the next level.

LOC Debuts its National Screening Room


Nearly 300 motion picture treasures representing a century of cinema history are now easily available through the Library of Congress’s new National Screening Room.

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.

How to Help Kids Manage Sleep, Schoolwork and Screens


In the aftermath of a huge New England snowstorm, a friend’s car got stuck driving down KJ Dell’Antonia’s driveway. So she and her four children bundled up and headed out with shovels. After freeing the car once, it slid into a snowbank, and they had to start again as the sun was setting.

Early STEM exposure is key for the future of the workforce

eSchool News

More than half of today’s adult workers (62 percent) say they were never exposed to STEM-related studies and career possibilities in elementary school, according to a survey from littleBits and YouGov.


Need a Team-Building Icebreaker? Try Team Trivia!


Whenever I get the opportunity to work with a team of educators for a day, I’m always excited for what the day will bring. Being an attendee at many a workshop as well, I know that there is a sense of dread when it comes to “icebreakers”.

Watch out for these red flags to help identify dyslexia

eSchool News

Children cannot grow out of dyslexia. Rather, the dyslexia will only have more severe consequences over time with lack of intervention. It is critical to keep an eye out for all possible red flags at every grade level to understand when intervention is needed.

EdTech at School

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

Comics and Graphic Novels: Honoring All Literacies

Reading By Example

I was only partially surprised when a librarian mentioned to me that in her school, graphic novels were not seen as quality literature by some of the teachers. This discussion was prompted by a note a former student had written to her recently. Thank you for letting me read graphic novels.

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Discovery Education

Celebrate World Space Week with other humans around the Earth from October 4 – 10. The 2018 theme is “Space Unites the World” – a great opportunity to talk about the common fascination humans have with the vast space in which we exist. It’s also a good time to talk about curiosity and exploration. We’ve gathered resources about looking to space from where we stand on this spinning globe and venturing out into it thanks the combination of wonder and science. Happy star gazing! Learn.

A Collection of Good iPad STEAM Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have covered STEAM websites to use with your students in class, we are sharing with you this visual we have been working on for the last few days. It features what we think are some of more

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I bet I missed some stuff this week as I was trying desperately to not pay attention to the dumpster fire of US politics. National) Education Politics. Poetry. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports.

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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.