Mon.Jan 27, 2020

How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not.

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5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? If you don’t teach in the United States, this might be a term you aren’t familiar with.

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How to Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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Building a PBL Environment


by Shawn McCusker. This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. What Skills and Behaviors Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

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.

Microsoft Teams Feedback Box

Teacher Tech

Expand the Feedback Box I had completely forgotten I had chatted with the Microsoft Teams team awhile time back. Recently, I made a blog post on 5 things I Like About Microsoft Teams. One of the things I mentioned was how easy it was to give feedback from the roster in an assignment.

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The Best Grants for Education for 2020 & Beyond


As traditional sources of funding decrease, securing grants is a reasonable supplement to established funding

The Emerging Story of Burnout in Educational Design


The field of instructional design dates back to a 1940s training and development model used by the US military. But since then it has evolved—and in some ways sprawled—to become a standard role across higher education.

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Google Forms Retakes

Teacher Tech

How to Manage Retesting in Google Forms One of the issues with using a Google Form for testing is that it is the exact same test when you retest. You can set the questions to shuffle and the answer choices to shuffle… but still the same questions.

How It's Done: Enrichment - It’s Good for the Sole


The challenge took students through an online environment of the sport; set up with milestones and labs to uncover information needed to create deliverables


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.

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor.

How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program


We have a lot more understanding of where kids are, where they need to be, where we want them to go.

Thomas Paine's Common Sense


Read about the rhetorical touches Thomas Paine employed in this pamphlet which galvanized colonial thought about breaking away from Mother England


This Former Learner Is Now a Leader Driving Tech Integration at Her Alma Mater


In 2011, Cat Campos was a senior at Immaculata-La Salle High School , struggling to see how the iPod touch devices they were testing in her AP Literature class could support learning.

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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.

Web Tools to Help Teachers Create Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a collection of some good web tools to help you create digital quizzes. You can use them to design interactive quizzes, questionnaire, forms, more

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K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize


Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This time, publicly traded virtual schooling and education management provider K12 paid $165 million in cash to buy Denver-based coding bootcamp Galvanize.

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5E / Hero's Journey Example: Stoichiometry (Reactions as Recipes)

Cycles of Learning

Engage Hero is Called Watch video below. What are you curious about? ​Explore ​Hero is Challenged Using the below materials, design an experiment to find the optimal Alka-Seltzer water combination. Hypothesize a macroscope and microscope explanation for your optimal ratio.

National Geographic Kids: Fantastic Resource for Students to Explore Life on Earth


National Geographic Kids provides a great many high-quality visual learning tools

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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.

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Educational Video Lessons

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some great web tools you can use to create video lessons. As we have stated elsewhere, ‘The nature of a video lesson differs according to the purpose for which it is created; read more

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4 Steps to Building a Great Customer Experience in Your School

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service.

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EdTech Magazine


The History of School Choice


National School Choice Week (NSCW) provides an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, advocates and policymakers to highlight the existing array of K-12 school options and the benefits of school choice.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Managing teaching for the 21st century

Linways Technologies

Teaching is one of the most important jobs there is. The influence of teachers goes far and deep into their student’s life both as a role model, and in the form of what they have taught.

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How States Can Address Charter School Facility Needs


Nationwide, over 3 million students are enrolled in public charter schools, and an additional 2 million students want to attend a charter school but cannot access one. Despite their obvious success, public charter schools often lack access to affordable facilities.

5 tools to help with project-based learning

eSchool News

Educators know project-based learning (PBL) isn’t simply another teaching strategy.

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.