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


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.

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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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.

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.

Schemas Are Key to Deep Conceptual Understanding

MIND Research Institute

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What the SAMR Model May Be Missing


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.

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.

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


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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Tool to Brand Yourself or School with a Logo


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


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.

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.

Chrome Can: Poster

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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.

Helping Underrepresented Students Score Tomorrow’s Jobs


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.

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.

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. 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

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.

Free Quizzing Tool Combines Learning With Avatars & Music


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.

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!

EdTech Podcast Spotlight - Edufuturists


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 ".

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

EdTech at School

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

Reading Horizons Launches Online Dyslexia Screener at No Cost


(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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How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

Bullying is a real danger for students today. More than 28 percent of U.S. students in grades 6-12 experience bullying and more than 160,000 stay home from school each day due to fear of being bullied. In today’s always-connected world, cyberbullying has also become a growing problem.

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.

Palm Trees and Professional Learning


This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to travel with Buncee to Teach Your Heart Out in Miami, Florida. I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily.

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.

NEC Display Announces New Collaboration Technology


NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. today announced the launch of InfinityBoard, a tool for interactive meetings that offers Mosaic Hub collaboration software, flexibility via multi-platform support, and ease of purchase for enterprise customers.

6 new apps to know, love, and use

eSchool News

Apps are fun and engaging tools for educators who have access to mobile devices and who want to use digital resources with students.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles


October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before.