Tue.Aug 13, 2019

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

The CoolCatTeacher

Rob Donatelli on episode 543 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class.

How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

We all want to help students learn. When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. This is especially critical for students who are not being served by current instruction.

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A Superintendent's Quest to Marry Equity and Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Equity and personalized learning share quite a bit of common ground. They each require an ongoing commitment from all stakeholders. Both are built on the premise that each person’s needs are unique, and both recognize that no one set of tools and responses will support everyone.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. But how can we accomplish that goal?

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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.

The business model of research is winner-take-all. Is it killing higher ed?

The Christensen Institute

The international perception of US higher education can be pared down to three words: Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. But that’s not the reality of US higher education.

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Leading Change? Start by Talking About What You Value

Education Elements

As any great leader pursuing innovation in education knows, having a clear “why” for pursuing the “what” of change is critical to success. But equally important, often less emphasized, and incredibly hard is the “how” of making and managing that change in a classroom, school, or system.

Why word of mouth on school innovation is holding us back

The Christensen Institute

All across the country, schools are innovating to better serve students—but from outside of schools’ four walls, it can be hard to gain visibility into where and how new approaches to student-centered teaching and learning are evolving.

Feedback for Every Teacher to Boost Student Engagement

Education Elements

Take a look inside a high school physics teacher’s classroom. In her fifth year, Ms. Valdez is popular with nearly all of her students. They appreciate her energy and sense of humor.

20 ways to Ditch That Textbook in K-2 (with templates!)

Ditch That Textbook

Are you a primary educator? Are you interested in Ditching but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! This post will walk you through template after template of rich learning experiences you can provide your students today! 20 activities to Ditch that Textbook in K-2 1. CVC Word Builder – Simply pull down either the […].

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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.

Everything Old is New Again: Textbooks, The Printing Press, The Internet, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s much to learn from history. Sadly, as Audrey Watters has frequently noted, it might be impossible to find a field of endeavor outside educational technology where more of the participants are so utterly ignorant of its history. (I

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Can Anyone Be an Inventor? Why MIT’s Invention Education Officer Says Yes


When you hear the word “invention,” what comes to mind? The lightbulb? Telephone? Maybe the airplane?

GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group

Teacher Tech

GroupDocs Add-on Randomly Assigns Students to Groups In the modern world collaboration and getting along with a team is essential. Assigning students to group work can sometimes be tricky. Use my Add-on GroupDocs to assign students to groups and give each group a copy of a collaborative document.

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What the Big Edtech Mergers and Acquisitions of 2019 Signal for the Industry


Mission-oriented investors often refer to the “ double bottom line ” when saying how they care just as much about making a positive social impact as they do about financial returns. But at the end of the day, making money is a legal fiduciary duty. After all, investors have investors, too.)

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.

10 Back to School Tips for An Awesome Year!


The 10 tips below have helped me be an effective and energized teacher


The cost of going back to school keeps rising

The Hechinger Report

Index cards — check. Pencils — check. Three-ring binder — check. Copy of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” — check. Parents, you’ll be paying a little bit more this year for school supplies, so please prioritize the essentials.

10 Good iPad Apps for Learners with Autism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After writing about the best books for teachers and parents to learn and explore the world of autism, we are introducing you to this collection of some good iPad apps to help autistic kids 'learn,read more

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Making Learning More Accessible for the Differently Abled with VR


The 20th century was marked by the rise and widespread adoption of experiential learning or “learning through reflection and doing.” According to David Kolb, who pioneered this approach as a learning. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Awards of Excellence 2019 Contest is Open!


40 years * 40 finalists * 1 big party


Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? – SULS025

Shake Up Learning

The post Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? – SULS025 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Is Microsoft making a comeback in education? Today’s guest is the gadget guru herself Leslie Fisher.

3 Steps to Setting Achievable Goals


What’s preventing me from being a great leader? This is a question I often ask myself. I find that some days the answer comes easier than others. Leadership is a constant work in progress with constant action, inquiry, and reflection.

Game Highlight: Devouring Mathematical Concepts with Pie Monster

MIND Research Institute

Pie Monster is one of my favorite game characters in ST Math®. As someone raised on cheesy 80’s horror, I like anything with monsters. And, I can relate to the fact that all Pie Monster needs to be happy is pie.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

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!

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard


Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers.

Accelerate Learning Introduces Core Mathematics Curriculum, STEMscopes Math


The curriculum features inquiry-based math investigations, virtual manipulatives, and interactive games to engage students as they build their understanding

Exit Tickets as Formative Assessment in a Blended Learning Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Using formative assessment is a great way to check in on student progress. Find out how exit tickets can make this process quick and easy for everyone! The post Exit Tickets as Formative Assessment in a Blended Learning Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Five Great Apps You Should Try in Microsoft Teams


This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. ACER produces a range of affordable Windows 10 devices designed for use in education. For schools using Office 365, Microsoft Teams brings together lesson content, collaboration and apps in one easy place for students to access.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.