Thu.Jan 24, 2019

5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Dusty blackboards, smudged overhead projectors, and over saturated photocopies - Surely this sounds like many people’s education experience. If that’s the case, take solace in knowing that, in many schools, those factors are in the past. Today, eLearning reigns supreme.

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21st-Century classrooms: Accommodating different learning styles

Neo LMS

Every child has a specific learning method that helps them achieve the best results possible. With many different approaches to the style of learning, it can be hard to find a way to teach that caters for the diverse needs of learners in a 21st-century classroom.

Powerful Learning is Inquisitive and Reflective

Digital Promise

This is the fourth post in our series on “Powerful Learning,” a set of principles guiding our work supporting schools and educators to develop learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners as we introduce new technologies.

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.

From handouts to opportunity: Understanding the role of innovation in development

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, Clayton Christensen, Karen Dillon, and I published The Prosperity Paradox : How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. As I reflect on the ideas put forth in the book, I not only find myself hopeful about the progress many impoverished economies can make, but also think about the journey to co-authoring The Prosperity Paradox. This quest‚ to improve life for as many people as possible in impoverished economies—started a while ago for me.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Unfortunately, data collection hardware is expensive and setup is complicated–intimidating for many non-tech-minded teachers. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. What is PASCO Scientific.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. QUINCY, Wash. —

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Five Predictions for the Future of Education in 2019

EmergingEdTech

Online education and digital learning tools—whether as a supplement to an on-campus experience, or as a full distance-learning program—have transformed the practice of education in recent years. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

Yesterday, I joined former Illinois Superintendent Dr. Greg Goins, on the Reimagine Schools Podcast. You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, issues that we are all facing, ways to advocate for some of our children most in need, and the work of my home organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education, each of which I share below.

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.

Maha, the Path to OER-Enabled Pedagogy, and Technological Determinism

iterating toward openness

Maha has written a brief but powerful post about how people’s contributions can go unacknowledged. Even though it paints me in a fairly poor light, I recommend that you read it. Among other things, the post discusses her role in my decision to abandon the phrase “open pedagogy” and adopt the phrase “OER-enabled pedagogy.” ” And as I will explain below, it is totally and completely accurate to say that Maha played an important role in that decision.

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Want Students to Remember What They Learn? Have Them Teach It.

Edsurge

Picture this: It’s Monday and Ms. D’Angelo, a seventh-grade science teacher in the South Bronx, gives her students a homework assignment about food chains that is due in one week. The assignment asks students to teach a family member about this concept by completing a model food chain together. The following Monday, Ms. D’Angelo is surprised to see that that some of her students seem to understand the material at a deep level—they even use new vocabulary terms with great fluidity.

65 New Products Will Be Introduced in the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference Expo Hall

techlearning

The National Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC®) announced 55 exhibiting companies who will introduce a total of 65 new products at the 39th annual event, January 27-30, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Last year, 274,000 classroom projects were imagined, funded and fulfilled because of an idea one teacher had almost two decades ago. That idea gave way to DonorsChoose.org , a nonprofit where teachers can create projects and request resources to help their students, and then donors come in to put up the funds. In 2018, it reached classrooms in 52,000 schools, or nearly half of all public schools in the U.S.

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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.

Celebrate National Engineers Week this February with STEM Toys for Future Engineers

techlearning

With National Engineers Week taking place this February 17-23, it's a great time to explore products that budding engineers will love to play with and learn from

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Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz

Teacher Tech

Creating Infographics in Foreign Language Courses A Guest Post by Barbara Kurtz Challenge: I want my students to WANT TO LEARN. I want them to be capable of communicating about a variety of topics in Spanish. They need to learn with an AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE. They need to use language with an AUTHENTIC PURPOSE: […]. The post Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design Student Projects Foreign Language infographics

Why leveraging computer science is crucial to every classroom

eSchool News

In the ever-changing technological world, computer science is not only becoming more prominent in classrooms , but a staple in education. Computer science combines the principles of technology and use of computers to educate learners on both the hardware and software of computer technology.

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Artificial Intelligence That Hopes to Empower Learners

CUE

It was only about 35 years ago that artificial intelligence (AI) and “thinking machines” were fodder for Arnold Schwarzenegger films. Now it seems AI is making its way into the classrooms of today.

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.

9 innovation tips from pioneering schools

eSchool News

Stories about innovation seem to be everywhere, and with good reason–educators are searching for groundbreaking strategies to inspire and improve education for every student in every classroom.

What Is The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning by Terry Heick There isn’t a whole lot to the Taxonomy Of Significant Learning, but what’s there is useful to help frame how you design learning experiences for students. As a preface, I should say that I have not been trained in this model, nor have I have I researched […]. The post What Is The Taxonomy Of Significant Learning? appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

Introducing Picture Categories

Buncee

At Buncee, our goal is to make learning fun and easy for every student. Early learners are particularly close to our hearts, and everything we do, we do with our littlest Buncee rockstars in mind. That’s why today we’re launching a new look to our categories. Introducing: Picture Categories!

Alexa, I wanna kiss your face!

Tech Helpful

In the last two days, Amazon has made our Echo Dot Kids Edition devices more useful in the classroom than ever before! Yesterday, I learned how to "whitelist" Alexa Skills for our Kids Edition Dots that were not specifically made as a kid's skill. What does this mean?

EdTech at School

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

element14 Community Donates 250 micro:bit Devices to Support Digital Literacy Initiatives

techlearning

element14.com, the online community for engineers, has donated 250 micro:bit devices to support coding in the classroom

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

The first Breakout Angie Sutherland designed was in response to a teacher’s request for an activity to help her students improve their teamwork skills.

ThinkCERCA, A Free Site That Boosts Critical Reading Skills

techlearning

ThinkCERCA is a web-based literacy program that supports critical thinking and argumentative writing skills for students in grades 3-12

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our newsletter. QUINCY, Wash. —

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.

Social-Emotional Learning, Furniture, and Books: What Products Teachers Want Most

Marketplace K-12

Education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org released its 2018 classroom funding data, identifying the products that teachers requested most over the year. The post Social-Emotional Learning, Furniture, and Books: What Products Teachers Want Most appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Market Research Social-Emotional Needs

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#BETT19 Report—Microsoft Ed announcements

techlearning

At BETT UK, Microsoft Education made its biggest product news announcement of the year. Microsoft’s goal is to empower every student to achieve more and is providing teachers with tech that helps personalize learning for their diverse classrooms

3 Good iPad Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The selection we curated for you today contains some useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. Some the things your kids will get to learn from these.read more