Thu.Oct 18, 2018

Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Neo LMS

Some of us can distinctly recall a charismatic, persuasive or empathetic teacher – someone who cut through our teenage turmoil and managed to teach us something.

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League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Park City, Utah last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Juab School District , Uinta County School District #1 , and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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What does the future of teaching look like?

The Christensen Institute

Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”,

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.

6 Answers To The Most Common Teaching Interview Questions

EdNews Daily

Question: Which States can I teach in after I graduate? Answer: After you graduate, you can teach in the state in which you hold your new teaching certification. However, if you want to teach in another state, you would have to research the requirements, as they are all different.

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Schemas Are Key to Deep Conceptual Understanding

MIND Research Institute

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Join us at iNACOL 2018!

The Christensen Institute

Come join the Christensen Institute at the iNACOL Symposium, October 21-24, as we engage in some of the most pertinent topics in education today: equity and personalized learning.

What the SAMR Model May Be Missing

Edsurge

Personalized learning technologies can, ironically, make the learning experience less personal, less human. That perspective is rooted in my experience teaching in Silicon Valley, using some of the same digital apps and tools that are popular in classrooms today. Despite my criticisms and sour experiences , I don’t believe that all education technology is bad.

Not many of South Carolina’s African-American high school grads attend its flagship campus

The Hechinger Report

?. Many of the country’s flagship public universities – taxpayer-funded and designed to serve a state’s students and, by extension, its future welfare – are failing to provide this service equitably.

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.

Free Textbooks Are Not Always Free: New Study Analyzes OER’s Costs to Colleges

Edsurge

When professors shift to assigning Open Educational Resources instead of publisher-produced textbooks, the move typically saves students money (and it can be a significant amount). But OER is not free, since it costs money to develop the materials, takes time for professors to evaluate and adopt them, and typically involves other campus-support services as well.

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Q&A: Laz Alberto Describes the Rise of High School eSports

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Laz Alberto Describes the Rise of High School eSports. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:30. While surprising to some, the rise of esports leagues in higher education has exploded, and now they are gaining traction in K–12. Interest in this new type of sport is growing, and has begun to inspire school district administrators to create their own programs. . There has already been some movement with the creation PlayVS , the first official esports high school league.

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As Alternative Higher-Ed Pathways Take Off, We’re Still Forgetting Parent Learners

Edsurge

Higher education has, in some ways, woken up to the realities of demographic and technological change. Institutions can’t keep preparing the same students for the same jobs in the same way they always have. The savviest colleges and universities are adapting to better serve adult and lower-income students, and the ones that aren’t are losing market share to a bevy of new providers. Both long-time and new providers, however, are still overlooking a key group: parent learners.

Google Docs is NEW!!

Teacher Tech

Try Dot New with Your Google Apps There is a new way to create your favorite Google App. End it in dot new. doc.new docs.new sheet.new sheets.new spreadsheet.new form.new forms.new slides.new slide.new site.new sites.new Control T I love an excuse to get in a tip to use a keyboard shortcut. Use Control T on your […]. The post Google Docs is NEW!! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Forms Google Sheets Sites Slides G Suite google sheets slides

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.

Helping Underrepresented Students Score Tomorrow’s Jobs

Edsurge

Housing prices are still soaring in many major metropolitan areas today. In the San Francisco metro area, an $82,000 annual salary is considered “low income” for a single adult. For a family of four, the number is $117,400, according to a study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. When it comes to higher ed, it’s increasingly hard on low-income families and students working to make ends meet on their path to a degree.

Chrome Can: Poster

Dr. Shannon Doak

Part of ensuring that Chromebooks get used for more than just taking notes and doing research is helping others find the right tool to support creativity in the classroom. If you have been following my blog, you know I am a big proponent of the capabilities of a Chromebook.

Tool to Brand Yourself or School with a Logo

techlearning

Educational institutions are becoming more and more aware of the importance of branding staff and schools in our digital world. However schools and districts often don't consistently have and/or use their logo and slogan in their materials.

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Google Sheets: Code Adding Content to Multiple Tabs

Teacher Tech

You Can Code Google Sheets Coding Google Apps Script is easier than you think it is. Learning to code can increase your productivity significantly. One thing I frequently code is adding the same piece of information to multiple tabs in a spreadsheet. I like to have all students in one spreadsheet, their name on a […]. The post Google Sheets: Code Adding Content to Multiple Tabs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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.

3 Simple Questions To Shape Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

I have often heard that there are two types of professional learning experiences; a “warm bath” or a “cold shower.” ” The “warm bath” is an experience that makes you feel that everything you are doing is right and just full of positive affirmations.

How to Check Spelling and Grammar in Google Docs!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Check Spelling and Grammar in Google Docs! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The wait is over! There is finally a spelling and grammar checker for Google Docs! You can now help students improve their writing with this awesome new tool!

Google Sheets: Code Adding Content to Multiple Tabs

Teacher Tech

You Can Code Google Sheets Coding Google Apps Script is easier than you think it is. Learning to code can increase your productivity significantly. One thing I frequently code is adding the same piece of information to multiple tabs in a spreadsheet. I like to have all students in one spreadsheet, their name on a […]. The post Google Sheets: Code Adding Content to Multiple Tabs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Free Quizzing Tool Combines Learning With Avatars & Music

techlearning

Quizizz Quizzing tool balances meme-fueled fun with useful features Pros: Comprehensive reports and integration with learning platforms make assessing easy. Cons: Too easy for students to mistakenly tap the wrong answer on touchscreens; no open-response questions.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I’m currently working on a book called Teaching Machines , and I think that means my thoughts today are rather disjointed – this talk is one part ideas I’m working through for the book, and another part ideas pertaining to this class. I’m not sure I have a good balance or logical coherence between the two.

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EdTech Podcast Spotlight - Edufuturists

techlearning

Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I love podcasts. Pretty much any subject that comes up leads to me saying "I was just listening to a podcast on that the other day!" In the past I have shared posts on " 12 Terrific Podcasts to Learn Something New Everyday " and " 11 Great EdTech Podcasts ".

Ready to Get Google Certified?

Shake Up Learning

The post Ready to Get Google Certified? appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All Google Certification Course Open on November 20th! Are you ready to get Google Certified? Shake Up Learning can help! It’s finally here, well, almost here!

Reading Horizons Launches Online Dyslexia Screener at No Cost

techlearning

(Salt Lake City, UT) October 18, 2018 — In honor of dyslexia awareness month, , a leading provider of literacy solutions for the Prek-12 education market, has launched a complimentary online.

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EdTech at School

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