Tue.Feb 26, 2019

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

Promoting student well-being through serious games


Let’s play: what comes to mind when you think of the word “game”? Some people will think of their childhood. Others, of board games and fun evenings with friends. Most probably, the majority of us will think of video games.

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Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Bangladesh is probably not the country that comes to mind when you think about economic miracles. Its GDP per capita is just $1,750, and close to 15 million of the 166 million people in the country live on less than $1.90 a day.

Carnegie Mellon Institute Leader Shares Guidance for Women on a Computer Science Path

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, the director of Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute, provides insight about opportunities in the computer science field and the importance of collaboration and a work/life balance.


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 workforce development must integrate and bundle

The Christensen Institute

In noted education investor and author Ryan Craig’s latest musings , he makes the argument that even as it’s time for the unbundling of colleges and universities, it’s well past time for workforce development to do the reverse—bundle—to help people bridge the education-to-employment gap.

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Make Photos Speak In Multiple Languages


Learn how to use common apps to convert images to descriptive text

Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?


A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." The premise back then was that classes would make high-quality online education accessible for all—and for free. Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. They’ve rolled out bundles of courses called ‘Specializations’ or ‘Nanodegrees.’ And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online.

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What Can You Learn After Your First Podcast Recording?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with South Jersey Podcaster, Brian Costello from The Teacher’s Journey Podcast to discuss the trials and tribulations of being a first-time podcaster and the lessons you can learn by simply hitting the record button.

How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden


Data integration baffles even the most edtech-savvy districts. Translating and sharing data between your student information system (SIS) and a multitude of tech applications is complex, costly and time-consuming. But with easy access to data comes visibility into students’ successes, struggles and—most importantly—their needs. Now grade data isn’t stuck in different, individual systems where schools can't get it out and can't do anything with it in any meaningful way.

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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.

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

TeachThought - Learn better.

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow by TeachThought Staff Updated for 2019–2020 If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated. We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, […]. The post 48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow appeared first on TeachThought.

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How a Prescription Pill Emergency Woke up Our School Community to a Mental Health Crisis


When four ambulances arrived at school in 2015 to transport middle school students who had taken prescription drugs in the classroom, it was a career first for me. We had made so much progress as a school community to improve student behavior in the classroom that year, having reduced disciplinary referrals by 25 percent. However, as the sirens blared that morning, I realized classroom behavior was just the tip of the iceberg.

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

Teacher Tech

What are you curious about? What questions do you have? A Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Based on the work of @ramusallam These are the questions I was asked after watching a Verizon commercial, in which a bicyclist rides throughout San Francisco and his path is captured on his phone in the shape of a […]. The post Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor appeared first on Teacher Tech. Collaboration Lesson Design Student Projects Curiosity Ramsey Musallam

Stranger Google: Crazy Tools from the Upside Down (Part 2)!

Shake Up Learning

The post Stranger Google: Crazy Tools from the Upside Down (Part 2)! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google never ceases to amaze me! You know I love me some G Suite tools, but there is so much more to Google than you ever imagined!

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.

Formative & Google Classroom


It’s no secret that many schools know and love Google for Education. The capabilities of the apps, along with the research and solutions for teachers and students allow for seamless technology usage within the classroom.

The Connection Between Consumption and Creation

The Principal of Change

This is an excellent video from John Spencer on the idea of “ Why Consuming is Necessary for Creation “: Paraphrasing this analogy before from John Medina speak (author of “ Brain Rules “), that “creation without content would be the equivalent of playing the air guitar; you know the motions but do not understand how to play the instrument.”. In this article, “ This is the single most important skill of the 21st century that will take your career to the next level, ” the skill they share is the ability to learn and adapt. They give countless examples of people that focus on reading for their development. This quote resonates: “Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.”. Ideas without action lead to little progress, but action without ideas often lead to progress without direction. As John reminds us, consumption and creation are connected, not in opposition. October 4, 2017 Why Content and Knowledge are Important for Innovation March 25, 2016 Learning Before You Innovate October 11, 2017 Less Work, Deeper Learning March 5, 2014 A Focus on Consumption October 27, 2016 Developing Innovators and Entrepreneurs. Leading a Learning Community Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context innovation in education innovative teaching and learning John Medina john spencer

Using ST Math Reports to Inform Teaching

MIND Research Institute

Today, teachers are expected to be data experts on top of their already brimming workloads. In order to better equip their students for success and truly personalize learning, they must know how to organize, evaluate and utilize the abundance of student data available to them.

The Benefits of Proper WiFi Design


In today’s digital-first world, technology gives your company a sharp, competitive edge. However, a technology infrastructure that’s poorly designed can be more of a liability, than an asset. This is especially true with wireless networking. WiFi Design Wi-Fi as a Service Managed WiFi

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.

A Closer Look at the Science of Learning – What Matters and What Doesn’t for Teachers


If you have followed this blog for a while, you have probably noticed that I have an interest in the science of learning, how it intersects with what teachers do in the classroom, and how it can and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Student Centered Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood


The experience of natural spaces, brimming with greenish light, the smells of soil and the quiet fluttering of leaves in the breeze can calm our frenetic modern lives. It’s as though our very cells can exhale when surrounded by nature, relaxing our bodies and minds.

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6 tips to help teachers pull off collaborative learning

eSchool News

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve.

Here Is A Handy Google Drive App for Signing Docs and PDFs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

DocHub is anther excellent Google Drive tool for filling, editing, and signing PDFs. Compared with similar tools out there in Chrome web store, DocHub is way easier and simpler to handle. You can use.read more

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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!

5 key network steps for supporting educational technology in 2019

eSchool News

Today’s K-12 students are coming to the classrooms toting three or more mobile devices, from smartphones and laptops to tablets and smart watches.

Getting Test Ready? Try Some Retrieval Practice


Memory research leads us to an important insight: not only do we have to help students store information, they also need to be able to retrieve it. Expert Marilee Sprenger shares 13 rehearsal and retrieval practices to make learning stick. Re-reading isn't one of them.

5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Teachers need to understand the learning capacity of their students while imparting knowledge, as opposed to overloading them with information.

Using Technology for Timely Student Intervention

Gaggle Speaks

With 10 schools serving 5,500 students and a new 1:1 technology initiative in place, School District 87 in Bloomington, IL needed a trusted provider to keep students safe.

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.