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.

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.

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.

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

The Benefits of Proper WiFi Design

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. I’m standing at the front of the classroom. The lights are off, the projector screen is pulled down, and 30 expectant little faces are looking up at me. I explain what our mini-lesson will be about, instruct my students to turn to their partner, and share any prior knowledge on this topic.

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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.

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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EdTech at School

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

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.

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

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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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.

Should Aptitude Tests be trusted in foretelling candidate’s competency?

Think Exam

It is becoming a standard practice across varied sectors to integrate aptitude and knowledge tests while screening potential applicants for any job opening. But what makes it an inevitable trend?

The Connection Between Consumption and Creation

The Principal of Change

District Practices in Setting Goals for Social-Emotional Learning Vary Greatly

Marketplace K-12

Urban and non-urban school districts differ in their policies for setting goals for social-emotional learning, a RAND Corporation study found. The post District Practices in Setting Goals for Social-Emotional Learning Vary Greatly appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Assessments / Testing Social-Emotional Needs