Thu.Aug 30, 2018

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

John Stevens on episode 349 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students.

Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine


Back-to-school time is often a hectic time for families; kids and parents alike are trying to get used to a very different routine than the one they were on during the summer.

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The 3 questions every development organization should ask

The Christensen Institute

Many organizations, regardless of industry, are often so focused on their immediate tasks that they don’t find the time to take a step back and see how their activities impact their overall mission.

Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching used to be based on textbooks used by millions nation- or worldwide. They took an entire school year to finish leaving little time for curiosity or creativity. Some subjects still do fine with that approach because their pedagogy varies little year-to-year.

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.

Do tech giants need to think bigger about healthcare interoperability?

The Christensen Institute

Patients, healthcare providers, payers and administrators all have critical tasks that the right health-related data (with appropriate protections and consent) can help them perform better and more affordably.

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Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

EdTech Magazine

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:22. During my tenure as technology director at St.

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A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school

The Hechinger Report

Freshmen at St. Louis Park High School, just outside of Minneapolis, take time out of their social studies class for a team-building exercise that is part of the school’s Building Assets, Reducing Risks program. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:18.

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

The Hechinger Report

This report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce highlights the special difficulties for low-income students of working while in college.

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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.

10 tips for great classroom video calls

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can extend the walls of your classroom all over the world. Using them, I believe, is one of the most powerful ways we can leverage classroom technology to create amazing experiences for students. When you use Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or others, you can … bring guest speakers to your classroom to share […]. Ed Tech classroom video calls skype in the classroom using hangouts in class using skype in class

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Should innovative HED strategists look inward first? Why new students aren’t a silver bullet

The Christensen Institute

In the midst of higher education’s upheaval, some of the most commonly referenced problems facing colleges and universities include falling enrollments and a decline in revenue. In response, many traditional institutions are doubling down on their current strategy: pushing for prestige, by prioritizing new enrollments and maximizing revenues per student. Is there a viable alternative strategy, whereby universities instead prioritize access and student success?

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Bending to the law of supply and demand, some colleges are dropping their prices

The Hechinger Report

Tuition is being cut by about $25,000 this year to attract more students to Mills College in Oakland, California, one of several colleges and universities freezing or reducing tuition this fall in the face of an enrollment decline and consumer backlash.

The Kansas Moonshot: Redesigning Education


NASA’s early success provides a redesign model for K–12 education in Kansas NASA’s Project Mercury launched the first Americans into space in the early 1960s and led to a remarkable series of space flight accomplishments that still inspire us today, including a successful moon landing.

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.

These schools are opening their arms to special education students. Can they afford it?

The Hechinger Report

School founder Vera Triplett holds a potential future student while chatting with current students Joelia Simmons and Langston Kali. Photo: Sharon Lurye/The Hechinger Report.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool


Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. EDGENUITY’S UPSMART ( ) Valerie Wirth’s math students in the Amphitheater School District in Tucson, Arizona, learn using UpSmart.

6 Vital Social Skills to Teach to Pre-School Children


In this digitally-saturated world, it is more vital than ever that educators continue to recognize and value the human interaction skills that are so important to our students' development and well. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

4 Benefits of Integrating Mindfulness in STEM Education


Among 100 STEM occupations, 93-percent pay nearly $40 an hour, according to a recent report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To launch a career in this prosperous field, STEM students pursue complex and rigorous learning tracks.


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.

The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers


After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries , a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue. The annual survey , conducted by Gallup, polled nearly 1,900 superintendents—about 15 percent of the country’s total—on pressing concerns, student safety and their overall optimism about the future of education and student success after high school.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools


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3 Things in Education That Have Stayed the Same and How They Have Changed

The Principal of Change

Throughout the years, I have focused tremendously on the ideas of “change” and “innovation” in both my speaking and writing. Change is a constant in our world, but I have noticed that I have been thinking a lot about what needs to stay the same in education.

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Product Review: Kubo


KUBO offers screen-free coding for K–2 students with a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot for classrooms. ? Retail Price: Single set—$279; 4-pack—$1,095. KUBO offers screen-free coding for K–2 students with a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot for classrooms.

EdTech at School

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

Genius as an Alternative Social Media


Kate Holterhoff @KateHolterhoff is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas include nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British literature, visual culture, digital humanities, and the history of science.

Product Review: CoderZ


CoderZ by Intelitek is a browser-based coding environment that teaches middle-and high-school students to program both virtual and physical robots. ? Retail Price: Home use: $6.25/month (billed annually); classroom subscription: $840; school and unlimited use by quote.

A Cat Seeking Revenge and an Asian American Man Smashing Stereotypes: Gameheads' Latest Showcase


A cat out to get revenge against a fraternity. An Asian-American man who refuses to live up to stereotypes, seeking instead to become a career house husband. A young wizard seeking a place where she can fit in. Such were the unique games built by students and put on display last weekend at the fourth annual showcase for Gameheads, an Oakland-based nonprofit.

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Back Office Business


A national technology program offers Polk County (TN) Schools in southeast Tennessee new tools and new approaches. TECHNOLOGY RE-ENERGIZES RURAL DISTRICT A national technology program offers Polk County (TN) Schools in southeast Tennessee new tools and new approaches.


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.