Thu.Jun 20, 2019

5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers need personal professional development.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!


Philadelphia is the birthplace of American independence, with the Declaration of Independence signed there in 1776 and the Liberty Bell still present in the city center as a symbol of that great historic moment.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Problems identified. Features sought by teachers. Suggested guide to video searching. Different solutions options.

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7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology is a natural education fit in everything from math to Spanish to literacy. The one corner of K-12 learning that is not so obvious is PE — Physical Education. In that class, we think of physical stuff — not digital — like running and exercising.

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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.

Why this missing ingredient is crucial for the Rust Belt’s revival

The Christensen Institute

For most of the 20th century, America’s “Rust Belt”—stretching across the Great Lakes region and areas in the Midwest—was an economic powerhouse. The region served as the central hub of the United State’s manufacturing industry, and by the 1950s it was home to almost half of all American jobs. However, the clock was ticking on America’s “Golden Age” of manufacturing. A global economic recession in the early 1970s kicked off a sustained economic decline from which the region has never recovered.

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K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:02.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Considering an education projector for your classrooms or lecture hall? That’s a smart move. This useful tech has a long history of helping educators present content. Teachers have used projection systems for well over a century to bring engaging content to students.

Apps to get your children reading over the Summer holidays…


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As Income Share Agreement politics heat up, San Diego debuts first renewable learning fund

The Christensen Institute

Stifling student loan debt has spiked the interest in moving away from using loans to finance students’ education and instead using Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which collect a set percentage of a student’s future income. Students who fail to meet minimum income thresholds pay nothing when earning below the threshold. In other words, students aren’t on the hook for burdensome loan payments if they don’t get good jobs after leaving a school.

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.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder


Taylor Hill devised a plan to better her life. To move beyond her current customer-service job, she’d teach herself how to use customer-management software popular with the type of higher-paid sales position she coveted.

As college enrollment falls, recruiters descend on a state that still has lots of applicants

The Hechinger Report

A scene in the aisles of the Greater Los Angeles National College Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center, where colleges and universities from across the country worked to scoop up local students who are having trouble getting into California’s overcrowded public universities.

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Top Ten Tech Toys for Education


Whether you're teaching future engineers, mathematicians, or scientists, these are the educational toys that'll get your students' cogs turning

Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

The Hechinger Report

Actress Lori Loughlin appears in court to face charges in the college admissions cheating scandal related to her daughter’s admission at USC; she pleaded not guilty. Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images.

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.

How To Use Digital Portfolios To Provide Authentic Learning Experiences For All Students


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. I have been a big fan of Bulb for the last few months and it is an extremely easy application to use and is a fantastic way to teach your students the art of presentation. Check them out today!

ISTE NEWS: ScreenBeam Announces Latest 4K Wireless Display and Collaboration Solution


ScreenBeam 1000 EDU will debut at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia, PA on June 23 – 26 in booth #1008

Join Me This Year For Some Exciting Workshops During the 2019 ISTE Conference!


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. It's my favorite time of the year again. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer and 20,000 of my closest friends are getting ready to gather at the annual ISTE conference.

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EdTech Magazine

ISTE - 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:56. Join EdTech: Focus on K–12 as our editors cover the ISTE 2019 Conference & Expo. The largest conference of its kind in the K–12 education space, the event runs from June 23-26 in Philadelphia. .

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.

Sown to Grow Helps Kids Develop Self-Directed Learning


The goal of the website is to help students develop a growth mindset in order to take a more active role in their learning

10 Educational Google Drive Activities You Can Do Using Chrome Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are using Google Drive on Chrome, the visual below (initially featured here) is definitely a must see. It features a number of interesting ideas and activities you can do on Google Drive more

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ISTE NEWS: Microsoft Announces New Accessibility Features


Microsoft Education has announced new technology to support inclusive, student-centered learning in the classroom: 

5 components of educational innovation

eSchool News

The industrial education model was massively successful at first, with high school graduation rates and student achievement increasing decade after decade.

EdTech at School

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

Changing the Equation: Moving Math Education Forward

MIND Research Institute

How do we measure success? How do we acquire learning? And who leads that learning? How do we move math education forward? These are some of the questions that educators from across Ohio and beyond came together to discuss this spring.

ISTE NEWS: Ed Leadership Sims Debuts New PD Simulations for School Leaders at ISTE 2019


In each online simulation, leaders make decisions and experience consequences at each step of the way to practice their critical thinking and problem-solving skills


Buncee + Immersive Reader: A Powerful Combination for an Inclusive Classroom


At Buncee, we’ve always been passionate about working with educators to give students the tools they need to succeed.

The Roomba Meets Root


Root robot is uniquely designed to help kids learn coding at home and in school

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.