Mon.Jul 23, 2018

Teachers Learn Just Like Students: A Case Study From Singapore

The Journal

Professional development is out; professional learning is in. In this week’s blog post we visit Singapore schools again. We describe how researchers and experienced teachers, there, scaffold fellow science teachers who are learning inquiry pedagogy through inquiry.

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

Part 1: Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. You will not want to miss it!

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

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.

Can outsiders redefine the insurance industry?

The Christensen Institute

Today’s insurance industry faces a daunting set of challenges including deteriorating trust, information asymmetry, misaligned incentives, legacy systems, fraud, and new risks like cyber that are difficult to price. This climate has created opportunities for insurers to rethink their business models, as well as opportunities for new companies to enter the insurance sector.

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

iterating toward openness

You may have heard me say some of this before. By definition, open educational resources (OER) are licensed in a manner that gives you permission to change, update, and improve them. However, that permission gives you no insight into what needs to be improved. Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning.

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McGraw-Hill Education And Sesame Workshop Announce Collaboration


McGraw-Hill Education and Sesame Workshop today announced an agreement that will bring research-based Sesame content and expertise into pre-kindergarten (PreK) and elementary school classrooms across the United States.

5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom. At the end of June, Google announced some pretty big updates that are coming to Google Classroom.

Managing Comments in Google Classroom (2018 Update!)

The Electric Educator

Google Classroom is an under-rated messaging platform for teachers and students. When used effectively, the messaging / commenting capabilities in classroom lead to rich conversations and learning moments between teachers and students.

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.

How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE).

Georgia State Professor—and Student Success Innovator—Awarded McGraw Prize in Education


For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. The prize is awarded annually through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp facility, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak. We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” when it comes to hiring.

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Excellent Tool for Online Collaboration, Brainstorming


[ Solid Platform Lets Kids Produce, Share Websites Safely ] PrimaryPad Peer editing a breeze with adequate teacher modeling Pros: Encourages critical thinking and collaboration among young learners. Cons: May be challenging as a learning tool for kids who struggle with writing or accessing text.

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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.

OPINION: Many student-parents drop out because they don’t have enough time for their schoolwork, research shows

The Hechinger Report

student recently came into my office at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where I am a mathematics professor. A single mother with a 5-year-old daughter, the student told me she works 22 hours each week to make ends meet for her small family.

Smart Devices Promise K–12 Benefits, if IT Infrastructure Is Up to the Task

EdTech Magazine

Smart Devices Promise K–12 Benefits, if IT Infrastructure Is Up to the Task. With the Internet of Things opening the door for students to engage with school networks through various devices, school districts need to review their networks, access points and security. While inviting more devices onto a network may seem like a burden, IoT has also helped K–12 IT teams implement certain tools to help secure and expand their infrastructure. amy.burroughs_26341. Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:47. Tweet text.

Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out


Can a “Netflix”-like subscription model really work for online education platforms? Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. Skillshare has raised $28 million in a Series C round led by Union Square Ventures. Burda Principal Investments, along with existing investors Amasia and Spero Ventures, also chipped in. Of that amount, $8 million was raised as debt (and the rest was equity funding).

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6 New Google Form Features To Make It A Better Tool For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 New Google Form Features To Make It A Better Tool For Teachers by TeachThought Staff In 50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher, we took a look at many of the ways Google technology and resources can improve your teaching–and thus the learning of your students.

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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.

Driving Change to Personalized Learning? Here’s How Three Leaders Have Done It


Moving towards personalized learning can be fraught with tension. How do you set a vision? What supports do you need in place? How can you get district and state level systems to work together to get a full picture of what is happening? Ahead of our 2018 EdSurge Fusion conference in October, we sat down with three attendees to discuss the secret sauce of what is working in their communities.

Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy


Washington, D.C. and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. 35 CTOs, CIOs and Superintendents from as far away as Texas gathered to collaborate on this important topic.

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning.

4-Part Checklist to Create A Killer Calendar Invite


If there is anything innovative educators need more of, it’s time. By being as complete and accurate as possible when creating a calendar invite, no one wastes time searching for location or materials. Creating calendar invites is an activity that today's modern learners should be engaging in daily.

EdTech at School

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

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

NPR Learning and Tech

Two experts believe that six C's form a framework that can help parents guide kids as they grow. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


Today's Newsletter: Making Edtech Work (for real!)


The disconnect between the creators of education technology and those who use it has forever been a problem. Call it the scourge of “shelfware”—software and hardware purchased by a district, introduced to teachers one morning in an August PD workshop, then promptly ignored once school starts.

New Google Classroom: Use the Browser Back Arrow

Teacher Tech

New Google Classroom Use Browser Back Arrow A feature I like in the new Google Classroom interface is the depreciation of the back arrow. To me, it was confusing as I thought I was going back but I was taken instead to the Stream. A standard for websites is to click on the site logo […]. The post New Google Classroom: Use the Browser Back Arrow appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Amelia Earhart Day


On 7/24 we celebrate Amelia Earhart Day. The mystique of incredible bravery gives Amelia Earhart a lasting place in history. To this day, her death is unsolved and her character an enigma. This official site includes photos as well as her life story. [

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.

Tons of Educational Rubrics to Use in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

University of Wisconsin has this collection of excellent educational rubrics to help you in your teaching. These are materials you can use to design instructional plans with precise more. rubric resources

Six Great Apps for the ACER Chromebook Tab


Let’s explore the new Acer Chromebook Tab and some awesome apps to get the most out of your device. The new ACER Chromebook Tab works just like a Chromebook with access to the core Google for Education apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. The Tab features access to Chrome Web Store and Android Apps and it includes a built-in pen, which opens up the possibilities for this device in the classroom. Here are six great apps for your Chromebook Tab: Google Expeditions.

6 things you need to know about digital badges

eSchool News

Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches , some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos. As a teacher, your learning is no different and your continuing professional development (PD) should provide you with credit for both informal and formal learning.