Mon.Feb 11, 2019

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

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Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

Kajeet

Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

Preventing Gender Bias

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Despite gains in gender equality, ingrained biases about males and females still exist — and can have grave consequences.

How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities.

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.

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:40.

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If girls are bad at math, should we blame their mothers?

The Hechinger Report

Girls in biased homes performed worse on math tests, study finds. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. There are loads of theories for why girls tend to do worse in math than boys, from differences in innate ability to discrimination by teachers.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. The key is building the basic foundation of understanding and planning.

OPINION: Transportation costs can block student success at community college

The Hechinger Report

. Be it car, bus or subway, students often overlook the cost of transportation when calculating the price of attending community college. Commuters comprise 99 percent of all community college students, with just 28 percent of their institutions offering on-campus housing.

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Quizlet Tips for Teachers & Students Including Adaptive Learn Mode @quizlet #edtech

techieMusings

Quizlet is a great study aid that many of our students already know and love. It is one of those tools that students are using whether or not their teachers are assigning Quizlet in the classroom, which is amazing!

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.

Mississippi one of ten states leading the nation in encouraging well-rounded, ‘healthy schools,’ report finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

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Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I can do this. I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I GOT THIS!”, I think to myself. I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitter

This District Rolled Out Minecraft and Teacher Collaboration Skyrocketed

Edsurge

When Roanoke County Public Schools gathered educators for their first training in how to teach with Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE), “you could hear the rumble in the room,” says Jeff Terry, the district’s director of technology. That was early 2018. Today, his district is among the top ten for M:EE usage worldwide. While Terry was surprised to hear that stat, he was also excited.

10 Not So Popular Chrome Extensions That Every Tech Coach Should Know About

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss their favorite Chrome Extensions that every Tech Coach should have in their back pocket when working with teachers.

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.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy.

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How to transform a library into a makerspace

eSchool News

What Is Guided Reading (and How To Use It In 2019)

Fractus Learning

Reading is an essential skill all children and adults need in modern society. With guided reading, students improve their reading skills, problem-solving techniques, and learn to read with meaning. The key to successful guided reading is […]. Educators Literacy

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? by Judy Willis M.D., radteach.com & Terry Heick We know that for most children kindergarten is something anticipated with awe and enthusiasm – especially when one or more older siblings are already in school. There certainly can be anxieties, but they revolve around fear of leaving a parent or the security […]. The post Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? appeared first on TeachThought. Learning New Teacher

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.

PBLWorks Introduced

techlearning

A new brand from Buck Institute for Education focuses on improving access to Project Based Learning for all students

How we turned around our wireless network performance and security

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Welcome to our newest feature, Turnaround Tuesdays. Each week, we will share a story about how a district used technology in schools to improve something. Come back each week for insight on transforming everything from reading scores to wireless network performance.].

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Universal Design for Learning: Principles and Examples for 2019

Prodigy

When something is universal, it applies to everyone. So, when hearing the term universal design for learning (or UDL), it makes sense to imagine it as a blanket format that covers all students. But is that really what UDL is all about?

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10 TED Ed Videos for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One of the wonderful video resources we have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos curated.read more

EdTech at School

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

How to use Prodigy as a relevant entry or exit ticket

Prodigy

Many teachers use Prodigy to engage students at the start or end of class, but it only takes a few clicks in your account to align those entry or exit tickets to your lessons. Here’s how you can use Prodigy to preview or reinforce content!

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Simple Way to Keep Parents in the Loop

techlearning

Among Bloomz's many features are helpful tools such as those to schedule parent-teacher conferences, request and organize volunteer help, or send out photo updates of student activities

Teach Students to Read Like Fact Checkers Do

MiddleWeb

Sam Wineburg’s new book Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone) is a game changer, writes Sarah Cooper. Here she focuses on his ideas for teaching students to evaluate websites laterally in addition to vertically, in the manner of professional fact checkers.

TryEngineering: Build a Big Wheel

techlearning

To honor the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, George Washington Ferris, try this engineer lesson. Students will immerse themselves in a study of motion, lode, construction of various wheels throughout history.

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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.