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Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

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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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.

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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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.

Disrupting teacher prep for diverse, plentiful opportunities for teachers

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director for Digital Promise. Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. She earned her Ph.D. in Composition and New Media from Old Dominion University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her A.B.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

Storybird in 30 Seconds

techlearning

Is it right for your classroom

School Needs a Redesign, and Educators Can Lead the Way

Edsurge

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?

Collaborative Coaching Models: EdTechTeam Dynamic Learning Project

EdTechTeam

“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.

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.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

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.

Have You Seen What Is New At Microsoft EDU?

TeacherCast

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.

Making Math Fun, Accessible, and Real-World Based

EmergingEdTech

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.

Using Anchor To Record Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

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.

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.

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. […].

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.

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.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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?

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

techlearning

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

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

Edsurge

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.

How Vancouver Public Schools Safeguards Students Using District-Provided Devices

Gaggle Speaks

Following the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington, the district’s superintendent recognized the need for a watchful eye on student safety.

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.