Tue.Feb 12, 2019

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction


This post was originally published on September 26 2018 in The Teaching Factor. Students (like all people actually) have this paradoxical characteristic: they’re all the same; except when they’re not.

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Developing an “explorer’s mindset” is the goal. To help nurture the explorer’s mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students.

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15 President’s Day Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February–this year, February 19, 2018. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still unofficially called “Washington’s Birthday” by many.

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Create the market you want to be a part of

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part five of the series, based on an earlier blog.

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.

Writing as Threat

The Jose Vilson

On the Saturday after I spoke on a panel at the Schomburg , I attended the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators conference here in NYC.

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The other victims when colleges decline or close: their hometowns

The Hechinger Report

Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, which has been placed on probation by its accreditor, is a big customer for Justin Cote, co-owner of Flywheel Farm.

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Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:41.

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Not an academic exercise, not business as usual

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog is written by Jay Gerhart, Vice President of Consumer Strategy, Atrium Health. As part of Atrium Health’s Innovation Engine, Jay has a passion for applying the theories of Professor Christensen, human-centered design, and improv to drive consumer-focused innovation. In November 2015, Dr. Jean Wright, Chief Innovation Officer of Atrium Health, took an action that fundamentally changed our Innovation Engine team.

Storybird in 30 Seconds


Is it right for your classroom

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.

Making Math Fun, Accessible, and Real-World Based


Many students dread working with math and have trouble finding the fun in it. As a self-professed “math nerd,” I’m here to tell you that mathematics can be incredibly rewarding and fun when it’s done. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.


As anyone who’s ever spent hours hunched over Candy Crush can attest, there’s something special about games. Sure they’re fun, but they can also be absorbing, frustrating, challenging and complex. Research has shown our brains are “ wired for pleasure ,” and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them?

Have You Seen What Is New At Microsoft EDU?


A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) along with almost 10,000 of my closest friends.

School Needs a Redesign, and Educators Can Lead the Way


Imagine yourself back in a classroom. You’re not taking English or history or pre-calculus; the sign on the door says “Obstacles.” You enter and on the board is your first assignment: create something—a drawing, a model of a house, a sketch of a new product, a sculpture. You do, and then as you step back, the teacher steps forward and smashes your creation. And tells you your next assignment is to pick up the pieces (including yourself) and make something new. How would this course impact you?

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.

Using Anchor To Record Your Educational Podcast


Learn how to create and manage a podcast featuring multiple cohosts that all need to work together and be on the same page. TeacherCast Educational Network. The post Using Anchor To Record Your Educational Podcast appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?


Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick We’ve written about inquiry-based learning in the past, as well as its mother project-based learning, and its more complex cousin self-directed learning. So it made sense to take a look at challenge-based learning–the process of anchoring the learning process through problems–usually local, authentic, and personal to the student. […].

Inclusion for All – and Ideas for Making it Happen


As we continue to highlight CUE educators who are catalysts for change, we look next to Christy Cook – a special education teacher from the Inland Empire who seeks to empower her students through inclusionary practices at her place of work.

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.

Collaborative Coaching Models: EdTechTeam Dynamic Learning Project


“What went well in your lesson today?”. I was nervous. It was the first time my coaching supervisor was observing me coach, and I was pretty sure it wasn’t going well.

10 things teachers can do today to prepare students for the future

eSchool News

In 2008, I read Clayton Christensen’s Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. It inspired me to think about changes in education that would benefit students by transforming teaching and learning and I was excited about the possibilities.

Building Blocks for Edu


When it comes to building blocks for education, there is no better platform than Minecraft Education!

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Game Design: World War 1 Student Design Team Game Building Project


We started our project with a brief discussion about gaming using two World War One games


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.

Going back to school after 50

The Hechinger Report

Army veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. The program is open to veterans between the ages of 35 and 60.

9 top YouTube channels to boost classroom lessons

eSchool News

Video can be a powerful tool for classroom learning, and it’s safe to say that teachers have never had more videos at their fingertips than they do today. But with so many videos on YouTube, how do you find the good stuff?

Denver teachers are next to take to the picket line

The Hechinger Report

Denver high school social studies teacher Nick Childers, right, chants as teachers picket outside South High School on February 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

Google’s AI Assistant Fund Invests in GradeSlam to Make Online Tutoring More Equitable


Online tutoring services are a dime a dozen, and in recent times they’ve raised many dimes. Since 2016, these companies have raised more than $1.2 billion in venture capital, according to EdSurge data—most notably Chinese startups that connect local students with English tutors. Most online tutoring startups offer their services directly to consumers, or, in the words of former teacher Philip Cutler, those who can afford to pay for them.

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.

Matt de la Peña: Writing From the Outside

Reading By Example

“How many wizards do you have in your school?” Examining book selection and cultural representations in our school libraries. – @mattdelapena #WSRA19 #PointerNation pic.twitter.com/YE2ZYuUmNL — Matt Renwick (@ReadByExample) February 9, 2019.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. It has also evolved rapidly with the changes taking place in the digital world. Today, you would find most of the schools and universities using digital aids in classrooms.

Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down!

Shake Up Learning

The post Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Any Stranger Things fans out there?