Mon.Aug 19, 2019

Using Amusement Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms to Inspire Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

John Meehan on episode 546 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student engagement! We need it!

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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 going to take 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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5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore how to build interactive presentations that will engage students and use technology integration to create interactive learning environments. Students today expect the classroom to be both educational and enjoyable at the same time.

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Icebreaker Idea: Fun with the Frayer Model

Catlin Tucker

The Frayer Model is a graphic organizer that many teachers use to support vocabulary development. It can be easily adapted to facilitate fun icebreaker activities at the start of the school year.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Filter Out the ‘Noise’ to Become a More Creative Entrepreneur

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Tuning out social media, day-to-day noises and even the radio for short periods of time can boost energy and help startup founders focus on their goals. The post Filter Out the ‘Noise’ to Become a More Creative Entrepreneur appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Entrepreneurship female entrepreneur Innovation Leadership mindfulness Power of Pause SEL social-emotional learning Startup wellbeing women in tech

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New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put the brakes on Obama-era regulations to monitor how students of different races are identified with disabilities. New research study questions whether black students are disproportionately put in special education. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

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Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:40. Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice.

Report: Judging Colleges by How Much Recent Graduates Earn Is a Misleading Metric


When consumers search the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard , the results that come back are ranked by the average salary students make after graduating. That’s just one example of the growing use and prominence of early-career earnings data in evaluating colleges.

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8 Alternatives To School Staff Meetings

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Alternatives To School Staff Meetings by TeachThought Staff We were recently admin’ing the TeachThought twitter feed when we saw four tweets in six minutes regarding ‘tips’ for ‘paying closer attention’ in staff meetings. There is a lot implied in this kind of thinking, namely: 1. Schools have a lot of meetings 2. Educators (of […]. The post 8 Alternatives To School Staff Meetings appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Admin

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates


The education industry’s current fascination with income share agreements—in which students typically pay a percent of their future income in lieu of upfront tuition—is no better exemplified than in the current crop of graduates from Y Combinator.

Are you sure your edtech tools are working?

eSchool News

Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full of passionate leaders, dedicated teachers, and inspired learners.

Why Efforts to Improve Teacher Productivity and Efficiency May Not Pay Off


In a previous EdSurge piece , I described how economics and technology trends tend to drive educational innovation by providing models that reformers build into their visions, sometimes unconsciously.

An Excellent Digital Storytelling Tool to Use in Class with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

StoryJumper is a good web tool students can use to create and publish storybooks. It’s an ideal way to enhance students writing skills and immerse them in engaging writing projects. StoryJumper more

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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.

Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin


This month marks the four-year anniversary of Summit Learning , a program that aims to personalize learning for students with an emphasis on projects, mentorship and technologies that help them build skills and self-initiative. Grown out of a small pilot in 2015, the program began as an experiment.

Getting the Most from Collaboration Tools

Communication and collaboration are not the same thing. There are many tools that allow educators and administrators to talk to each other, but to take advantage of edtech’s promise, they should also be able to use the tool to work together on the same projects.

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Jeff Whitsitt Codes Google Slides

Teacher Tech

You can code!! Step 1: what app are you using? Jeff says “Slides!” ” Great! You start with SlidesApp and press period. In Google Slides go to the Tools menu and choose Script Editor. Once in there, within the curly braces of the function type SlidesApp Press period.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript? Drew Perkins talks with Ben Rein, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships at Mastery Transcript Consortium, about their work to remake the transcript into a more useful and meaningful tool for schools and students. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @MastTranscript […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript? appeared first on TeachThought.

EdTech at School

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

Some Good iPad Apps for 1:1 Classrooms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

1:1 Classrooms are teaching/learning environments where each learner has his/her own device be it a computer, laptop, or a tablet. The pedagogical strengths of 1:1 classrooms lies in the fact more

The never-ending quest for a simplified SBG system!

Cycles of Learning

Ever since I read amazing physics instructor Frank Noschese's writngs on Standards Based Grading (SBG), I have been obsessed with figuring out a system that works for me. This 2011 blog outlines my initial attempt. This 2018 blog outlines one of many subsequent revisions.

Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

The financial costs of textbooks and course materials acts as one of the primary obstacles college students are forced to overcome in order to have a fully developed and successful education in the 21st century.

Math Play with Patterns and Relationships


Math educator and consultant Jerry Burkhart is back with more playful ideas for the mathematics classroom! Diagrams that show relationships between operations and numbers create engaging and meaningful opportunities for students to have fun exploring mathematical concepts.

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.

ACT Academy: Top Resource for the Technology-Driven Classroom


ACT Academy is a K-12 resource library where teachers can search for, save, and assign multimedia content to individuals or groups of students

Telling time worksheets: 20 effective practice materials


Telling time worksheets are the perfect way to make sure your students understand how to read different kinds of clocks. They’ll be using this necessary skill throughout their daily lives, so it’s important you give them all the tools they need to succeed.

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Up, Up, and Away in Your Own Hot-Air Balloon


Kids learn how hot-air balloons launch and maintain flight in this Science Buddies project

Summer Study Series on Mindwing


As you may know, I continue to blog monthly on the website of Mindwing Concepts Inc, creators of some of my favorite tools, Story Grammar Marker® and Thememaker. This summer I wrote four posts summarizing recent research and published articles.

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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.