Fri.Jul 05, 2019

What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 4 Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book. What’s Changed in Lesson Planning. What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids? 7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers. Smartphones in the classroom. 11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer.

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ” – Albert Einstein. A green screen in the classroom helps spark student creativity and imagination for any subject!

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3 Steps to Finding the Right Content Monitoring Solution for Your District

EdTech Magazine

3 Steps to Finding the Right Content Monitoring Solution for Your District. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:59.

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

Edsurge

Recently, Education Week published an article describing culturally-questionable activities and language found in Studies Weekly , a social studies curriculum used by more than 13,000 schools across the country.

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.

Drive 20 is BACK

Teacher Tech

Use Drive20 to Open 20 Google Docs All at Once What is good and bad about Google is they are always making changes. I like to think it keeps your brain young. Awhile back Google updated Google Drive and this caused the Drive20 Chrome extension to break. I am happy to announce it is BACK! […].

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Apps That Serve Limited Device Classrooms

CUE

My Favorite Limited Device Apps: In my last blog post, I described how limited device teachers have to be proactive problem-expecters focused on access, ease, & efficiency.

RealClearHistory. Hiding there in plain sight. (With maps. Lots of maps.)

techlearning

For a while now, I’ve hung around over at RealClearPolitics. For a poly sci junkie, it’s a great place to spend a few minutes or a hundred, digging into polls, commentary, and election gossip.

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5 steps to closing the homework gap

eSchool News

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds.

A teacher’s guide to preparing students for continuous lifelong learning

Linways Technologies

What is lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is one of the most essential 21st century skills we must have. It simply means the ability and commitment to learn throughout one’s life. It is the continuous, self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

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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.

The push to put robotics in rural schools

eSchool News

Rural schools in the United States face challenges many of their suburban counterparts couldn’t fathom. For example, access to challenging and engaging STEM courses such as robotics and coding is not as prevalent in rural schools as it is in larger districts.

Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

MindShift

This story was adapted from an episode from a Life Kit podcast, Parenting: Raising Awesome Kids. Are humans born kind? We both assumed, as parents of young children, that kindness is just something our kids would pick up by osmosis, because we love them. It’s a common assumption.

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An Important Google Sheets Tip for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Sheets has this wonderful feature that allows you to link to content in specific cells. This is especially helpful if you have a long spreadsheet with several cells. You can easily create.read more

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

Cross-posted to the Teaching Machines website. I submitted the draft of Teaching Machines to my editor at MIT Press at the end of May. I haven’t looked at the manuscript since, although I’ve been mulling over various parts and passages in my head almost nonstop.

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.

An Interesting Collection of Google Forms for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As you probably all know by now, the old version of Google Drive template gallery is going away very soon and only the new version will be available. New template galleries embed a wide range of.read more

#FactFriday: Independence Day Edition

ExcelinEd

We’re still celebrating Independence Day at Excel in Ed! Learn how we are working to transform education to unlock lifelong opportunity for every child and restore the American Dream at ExcelinEd.org. What Others Are Saying. 10 fascinating facts about the Declaration of Independence [link].

Android Message from your Computer

Hansen's Link to Tech

For Android/Pixel users, did you know you can text message right from your computer? It’s been around for roughly a year and its called Messages for Web.

Students and Teachers Make Interactive Images with Thinglink

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Interactive Images with Thinglink Thinglink‘s interactive image generator is perfect for enhancing illustrations and diagrams, making interactive infographics and posters, and creating scenes for digital breakout activities. Creating interactive images has never been easier.

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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.