Tue.Feb 19, 2019

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. She gives an excellent overview of all of the apps and tools out there.

Behind the Scenes with a MY World 360° Media Creator

Digital Promise

Filmmaker and photographer Andrew Arias tells stories about his community that are personal and profound. Growing up, I saw things that were amazing to me—stuff that other people don’t see,” Arias says.

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The current ways m-learning is making online education better


A version of this post was originally published in ICT & Computing in Education , on January 18, 2019. Even though many people accuse the education system of being stuck in the past and resistant to change, it advances nonetheless.

10 classroom apps for coding, philosophy, fractions, and more

eSchool News

Apps are often a great way for educators to leverage classroom mobile devices and engage students in different concepts. And by now, “there’s an app for that” certainly rings true in most situations.

Measuring diversity without holding schools accountable won’t bring about integration

The Hechinger Report

There’s an adage many researchers and policy wonks live by: What gets measured, gets done. The saying suggests that measuring something enhances your ability to achieve it — except, of course, when you’re talking about integrated schools.

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4 ways to add up a love for math

eSchool News

Mathematicians aren’t born—they’re made. That’s why one of my favorite phrases is “I hate math.” Nearly every student shares this sentiment with me at some point during the school year, and when they do, I simply smile.

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2019 K-12 Game-a-thon is Open for Submissions

MIND Research Institute

Looking for a unique way to engage students in math? Encourage your students to enter this year’s K-12 Game-a-thon challenge. In this national challenge, students design, build, and share a game that features creative and unusual solutions to mathematical problems.

I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains.


Teachers change brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students’ cognitive development. Recent advances in educational neuroscience are helping educators understand the critical role we play in building brain capacities important to students’ learning and self-control. To understand how teachers change the brain, we need to begin with a reasonably new understanding of the biology of learning.

Google Tools and Activities for Art Education


Technology can offer many ways for students to be creative when making art

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How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice


Necessity is often the mother of invention. For Dr. Jessica Calarco, it was motherhood itself that necessitated—or at least sparked—innovation. Five years ago, Calarco was a new mother, often awake half the night with her infant daughter. As luck would have it, the Serial podcast was released that year. The groundbreaking, Peabody Award-winning true-crime program by public radio producer Sarah Koenig precipitated a podcasting renaissance.

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What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow by Terry Heick Teaching can do weird things to you. It can give you purpose and sanctuary, or dissolve both right in front of your eyes. It can energize and drain you. Inspire and demoralize you. Connect and isolate you. It’s an awkward mix art and science–analytics […]. The post What Every Teacher Needs In Order To Grow appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Terry Heick


The Science of Empathy: What Researchers Want Teachers to Know


There’s a lot we don’t know about how the brain works. But scientists are finding out more everyday. And one maybe surprising thing experts are saying these days is that empathy pretty seriously affects our ability to learn. This weekend, EdSurge caught up with John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a keynote speaker at the Learning and the Brain conference last week in San Francisco.

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.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. You’re focused not only on test preparation, but also on each student’s specific needs. That might mean juggling students who have test anxiety while supporting others who have varying levels of understanding and comprehension—all while fielding questions from parents and administrators. At Edmentum , it’s our goal to put educators first in everything we do.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination! In this post, we will explore ways to give meaningful feedback in Google Classroom.

On Inviting Parents and Students to Professional Learning Opportunities

The Principal of Change

I recently had an interview with NASSP on a myriad of topics (the whole interview will be available soon), and one of the questions I received was on “engaging parents” in education.

How Schools are Evolving to Serve Students in a Tech-Focused Economy


Image Source The rise of the internet and related technologies has changed the education industry in a variety of ways. Brick-and-mortar educational institutions now have access to the sum of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How Machine Learning and the Cloud Can Rescue IT From the Plumbing Business


Many educational institutions maintain their own data centers. But to Jeff Olson, chief data officer and senior VP of technology strategy at the College Board, all those humming racks of servers are just plumbing—and he doesn't want to be in the plumbing business. He would rather focus on how the College Board, which administers the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Tests, can help students reach their educational goals. "We

Experimenting with Math Testing in Groups


Michelle Russell's first try at giving a group math test – with students self selecting into groups of four – will add a new tool to her practice. She reports on how her students responded, what they achieved, and how she and the students evaluated the experience.

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#SuperintendentsSoWhite: Three Takeaways from the Annual Survey of School Leaders


For a field that is dominated by women, there sure are a lot of male superintendents overseeing U.S. public schools. It’s one of the most pressing issues facing superintendents today, according to leaders at the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, as well as one of the most glaring findings from this year’s superintendent salary survey. That, and the fact that superintendents are overwhelmingly white.

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The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning


By Beth Holland. Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). Both assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse when allowed to use technology. However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools!


Teacher Tech

Head on over to slides.new and check out the new accessibility feature. Note, anytime new features are released they ROLL OUT. If you don’t see them, wait up to 2 weeks.) Accessibility Menu You can also find the new Accessibility menu to the right of the Help menu. The menu is also available in Google […]. The post NEW ACCESSIBILITY in Google Apps appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google G Suite google

Review: Dell OptiPlex 7460 Offers Powerful Computing with Simple Setup

EdTech Magazine

Review: Dell OptiPlex 7460 Offers Powerful Computing with Simple Setup. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:31. Within the family of Dell computers, the OptiPlex line is designed to have the most stable computing build.

Creating Interactive Flowcharts in @Google Slides Using Hyperlinks – #DemonstratingUnderstanding of Diseases in Anatomy & Physiology #gsuiteEDU #edtech @GoogleEDU


I had another chance to collaborate with my colleague, Dr. Duruhan Badraslioglu (aka Dr. B), who teaches Anatomy and Physiology. He is always looking to put an innovative spin on lesson plans and projects. What makes Dr. B so much fun to work with is that: 1.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


Between the barbeque and baristas, the dive bars and dueling pianos, thousands of educators, along with entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policymakers across the education industry, will descend on Austin, Texas, during the first week of March for SXSW EDU.

How to Boost Your Wireless Network (Without Breaking the Bank)


For as long as the PC industry has existed, dating back to the 1980s, companies have tried to save money on IT-related expenses. Budgeting Wi-Fi as a Service Wireless Planning


Teacher Tech

Head on over to slides.new and check out the new accessibility feature. Note, anytime new features are released they ROLL OUT. If you don’t see them, wait up to 2 weeks.) Accessibility Menu You can also find the new Accessibility menu to the right of the Help menu. The menu is also available in Google […]. The post NEW ACCESSIBILITY in Google Apps appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google G Suite google

How to Teach Your Students to Think Before They Post

Graphite Blog

Let's start with the obvious: Kids make mistakes. It's a normal -- and important -- part of growing up. But today, with smartphones, cameras, and social media everywhere, anything they do can be instantly broadcast and recorded -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace


In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, both from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

Google Slides Has Easy Peasy Accessible Closed Captions


Closed captioning helps students during presentations by making content more accessible and inclusive