Mon.May 20, 2019

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Sheninger on episode 496 Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed.

Talking Race and Ethnicity

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Every year, the United States grows more racially and ethnically diverse, making the term “racial minority” soon a thing of the past.

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR.

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Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. There is also increasing interest and promising research around the impact that gamification can play in instructional design.

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.

How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For K-12 districts, June 30 marks the end of the fiscal years. Here are 6 strategies to land new business and position your company for the future. The post How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle appeared first on Market Brief.

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Ditch That Grade! 9 ways to move beyond the grade and on to meaningful learning

Ditch That Textbook

I know what you are thinking, ditch that grade? Really? Well, maybe not all grades… or maybe? It begs the question, why give grades? Where did this whole grading frenzy start? What do grades really measure anyway? What about schools that don’t give grades? Do students stop learning? If April showers bring May flowers… Okay, […]. Assessment Guest Blog Teaching assessment assessments ditch that grade going gradeless grading

The Greatest Barrier for Educators Changing Their Practice? Internal Resistance

Edsurge

NyRee Clayton-Taylor, a creative writing teacher at Wheatley Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., feels lucky that her school’s administration supports her use of hip-hop in the classroom, but she says it wasn’t always that way.

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Why We Should Make It Easier–Not Harder–To Be A Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why We Should Make It Easier–Not Harder–To Be A Teacher by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Recently, I tweeted a reflection about the challenging nature of being a teacher.

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OPINION: How to tell if early learning provides a level playing field

The Hechinger Report

Lately, there’s been a great deal of talk in the early learning community about equitable practices in early learning settings. .

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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.

How Learning In Your Classroom Is Different Than Learning In The Real-World

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Learning In Your Classroom Is Different Than Learning In The Real-World by Terry Heick Quick post with a basic premise: how are ‘school learning’ and ‘real world learning’ different?

Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

The Hechinger Report

Locations of charter middle schools in Boston. Source: “Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston’s Charter School Sector,” Sarah Cohodes, Elizabeth Setren, and Christopher R. Walters, NBER Working Paper No. 25796 May 2019.

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Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

Edsurge

At a time of major change at educational software and assessments provider Renaissance Learning executives decided to add one more item to their to-do list. It was spring 2018. The company had bought the myON digital reading platform that March to beef up their company’s literacy offerings.

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

techlearning

The activities below will motivate your students to reflect, help others, move and learn, and think creatively

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.

New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am pleased to announce that my book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory: Preparing for the New Generation of Students is now available! My chapter is titled Multimedia Learning and the Educational Leader.

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Billionaire Pledges to Pay Off Morehouse Graduates’ Debt. Will It Make a Difference?

Edsurge

Commencement speakers often tell graduates to follow their dreams, but yesterday the orator at Morehouse College’s graduation made that easier in a concrete way when he surprised the crowd by promising to pay off the student loans of all 396 members of the graduating class. The speaker was Robert F.

Gale Introduces Gale In Context: For Educators

techlearning

Educators can work independently, share their planning with others or work collaboratively to build classroom resources

Abl Acquires School by Design to Scale Effort to Make Class Schedules More Equitable

Edsurge

Why do some teachers always have more students in their classrooms? Why are certain science classes lacking in female pupils? And why do some students take many honors classes when others have none? The possible answers to those questions are endless.

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.

7 Ways To Get Your Google Drive Organized As Tech Coaches

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Learn 7 things that you can do to help your Tech Coaches get organized for the summertime. Topics include Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and more!

Creating Draggable Stacks in Google Slides and Google Drawing

EdTechTeacher

Interactive digital activities in Google Slides or Google Drawings are quickly taking the place of paper and pencil activities.

45 Captivating Water Games for Kids and Parents

Fractus Learning

I don’t think there’s a kid on this planet (or a dog for that matter) who doesn’t associate sprinklers and water hoses with fun water games. Even parents become kids again when reminded of the fun […]. Kids Outdoor Parents Teens Toys and Play

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make Accessible Social Media Photos

techlearning

Below are five questions to ask yourself when creating alt text

EdTech at School

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

Here Is A Powerful App to Monitor Your Kids Phones

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SpyMyFone is a leading web-based phone spy service for parental control and tracking locations of family members. Parents can use it to monitor their kids phones and stay in the know of what.read more. sponsored posts

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Creating a mindful classroom with 6 helpful apps

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the TCEA TechNotes blog.]. Mindfulness, meaning mental presence and reflection, is a popular practice across the U.S., incorporating tools to help people think clearly and critically, calm their minds, and be more productive.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment Infuses #EdTech for @BullisSchool Students to #DemonstrateUnderstanding @Weebly @Flipgrid

techieMusings

We are getting close to the end of the school year and, to keep with tradition, I wanted to showcase some highlights from the Megacity Project all of our 9th grade Human Geography complete as their capstone project for the course.

Comprehensive Quiz and Poll Classroom Tool Top Rated by Teachers

techlearning

This assessment tool allows teachers to create rich quiz-type content and engage all students through quick formative assessment questions or healthy team competitions

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.