Wed.Oct 24, 2018

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 379 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge.

The “secret menu” for Google Slides, Docs, Drawings and more

Ditch That Textbook

I had heard a TON about In-N-Out Burger. Heard that the food was amazing. Heard that it was an experience I should try. While on vacation in California with my family recently, we made a stop at an In-N-Out Burger. It did not disappoint. Our burgers were tasty. The tiny menu surprised me but made […]. Ed Tech g suite secrets g suite tricks google classroom google secrets google tricks

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The Impact of VR on Student Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Reality–VR–is the 2018 buzzword among students, teachers, and even parents. And rightfully deserved, VR has the ability to recreate so many of the rules that used to shape education.

Personalized Learning at Its Best


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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.

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

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Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught writing in my classroom.

Three Things You May Misunderstand About the Creative Commons Licenses

iterating toward openness

Here’s a little brain teaser for you. According to the most recent version (4.0) of the Creative Commons licenses, which of the following three statements is false? Licenses including the BY condition require you to attribute the creator when sharing BY-licensed material. Licenses including the SA condition require you to share any changes you make to an SA-licensed work under the same (or a compatible) license.

OPINION: How easy high schools are failing their students

The Hechinger Report

. Millions of students are leaving high school unprepared for college-level coursework. At the same time, millions of students are reporting that high school is too easy.

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Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators


The learning never stops for Innovative educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing something else. Here is my current podcast list.

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.

5 active learning process fails – and how to avoid them


By 2022, 75 million jobs will be gone, taken over by technology and AI. That’s according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs Report. But the news is actually good – at the same time 133 million new jobs will be created.

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Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple


Can I show a video from Netflix in my classroom? Can I make 25 copies from my favorite math workbook? I just need three more copies of our book, can I make those? As educators, we use a variety of resources in our classroom to enhance a lesson. Knowing when our decision to use something falls under fair use and when it is a copyright violation can get tricky, but it doesn’t have to. Before we dive too deep, let’s get a basic understanding of copyright and fair use. What is Copyright?

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Decimals, Fractions, and Numbers: Why Math Education Is So Important


If you’re like most people, when you were a child you probably sat in class wondering why learning a particular STEM concept or lesson was so important. If you were ever a parent who tried helping students with their STEM homework, you may have wondered the same thing.


100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers [Updated For 2019] by TeachThought Staff The following is a compilation of some of our favorite blending learning resources for teachers in 2018 and 2019. Blended Learning Resources: Examples, Ideas, Benefits, and Definitions 1. The Definition Of Blended Learning 2. 12 Different Types Of Blended […]. The post 100 Of The Best Blended Learning Resources For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher

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.

Middle School Girls Become Math Game Designers

MIND Research Institute

Over the summer, I had the pleasure to join MIND Research Institute’s lead mathematician, Brandon Smith ( @bds_math ), in piloting MIND’s Math Maker workshops in an all-girls environment with Girls Inc. of Orange County at their Eureka! Summer Camp. Eureka!


Sending a Copy Instead of the Editable Original

Teacher Tech

Share a “Forced Copy” Rather Than the Original When you share a Doc or other Drive item with someone, you generally give them access to edit or view the item. You can also share it in a way that requires them to make a copy. This way they have a copy to use at their […]. The post Sending a Copy Instead of the Editable Original appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google drive intermediate

How To Stop Google Slides from Auto-Advancing When You Click On Them


Google Slides is one of my favorite G Suite programs since it is so versatile. I have shared many times that my favorite hack or use of Slides is to build your own app with it (see “Create your own “My School App” in Google Slides for mobile devices” ).

STUDENT VOICE: ‘This walkout is just the beginning’

The Hechinger Report

This story about proficiency education in New England was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up here for our newsletter.

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.

Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

One of the things a good computer should be able to do is to enable students to create a variety of media. This media includes images, audio, video, blog posts, and eBooks. Chromebooks can do all of these things including creating eBooks.

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Interactive Lesson Platform Ideal for Traditional or Independent Students


[ Screencast Tool Lets Kids & Teachers Create Multimedia Presentations ] LessonUp Flexible interactive presentation tool engages kids at school and home Pros: LessonUp works great for both in-class engagement and flipped learning.

Introducing the Scientific Method with Applied Digital Skills


For years I’ve taught students about the scientific method. This cornerstone in the science classroom comes easily for us science teachers, but for our students, it’s often difficult to grasp.

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OER is Growing at Religious Colleges, But Raises Unique Challenges


One popular draw to open educational resources is that these openly-licensed learning materials can—and are often encouraged to—be tailored for a particular professor or course. But at religious institutions, adapting open materials for a faith-based curriculum can be trickier. Communications librarian Kristen Hoffman oversees much of the OER work at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian university in Washington.

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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.

Why Teach Students How to Ask Questions?

Where Learning Clicks

A necessary ingredient for getting help is knowing how to ask for it, so we've got some tips to help you teach students how to ask questions. The post Why Teach Students How to Ask Questions? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

7 Good Flashcard Creation Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some of our favourite apps for creating flashcards on iPad or iPhone. Students can use them to help with memorizing vocabulary, preparing for a test, learning a more

When Should We Teach Critical Thinking to Kids?


The rise in fake news calls attention to the lack of critical thinking by many of today’s readers, including students. Media literacy expert Frank Baker shares an essential teaching tool and other resources for ELA and social studies teachers ready to address the issue.

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Introducing Jamf Setup and Jamf Reset

Jamf on EdTech

Learn the what, why and how of Jamf Setup and Jamf Reset — two new apps that power shared-use devices for any workflow

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

A Great Resource of Free Stock Photos to Use with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Pexels is another good website where you can access and find free photos to use in your instruction. Photos in Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) which allows you to more

LEARN with Colleagues Committed to Equity in Learning and Literacy: The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus

Educator Innovator

Read the full LEARN 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus. The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus, titled Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN , is kicking off this year on October 29, 2018. LEARN has been co-developed in partnership with the National Writing Project (NWP) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. In the last five years, according to Amelia Vance, director of education privacy & policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), over 600 bills on the topic have been introduced and 125 new laws have passed in about 40 states.