Tue.Sep 10, 2019

How to motivate students for lifelong learning


It’s a well-known fact that students who are intrinsically motivated are more likely to be engaged in the classroom, find meaning in their work, and are more resilient.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers.

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4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 558 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath’s class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode.

How One K-12 Startup Is Harnessing the Podcasting Wave

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Listenwise realized her pubic radio experience gave her unique experience to offer educators and students a new service. The post How One K-12 Startup Is Harnessing the Podcasting Wave appeared first on Market Brief.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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Lasting Gains from Preschool

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. .

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Slide into science: Demonstrating learning with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

With the introduction of new standards across different content areas, the focus of learning has moved beyond simply mastering content knowledge to applying skills within disciplines. The Next Generation Science Standards is an example fo this. It contains 8 different science practices across all grade levels k-12. They are: Asking questions and defining problems Developing and […].

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School innovation knowledge is trapped in an echo chamber. We can break out of it.

The Christensen Institute

Knowledge of which schools are reimagining the learning experience for students, and how, remains deeply fragmented and woefully incomplete.

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The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment


Our instructor Shawn McCusker’s most recent article has been published on the Otus blog. In it he discusses the challenges we face and the opportunities available to us If you would like to read it in its entirety you can find it here: The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How we got the edtech resource we wanted

eSchool News

As classroom teachers, we are always on the lookout for new resources and services that will benefit every student in our school.

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Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:44. As schools across the country reopen for the new academic year, students will be greeted by more than teachers, administrators and their peers. .

10 reasons to use AR and VR in the classroom

eSchool News

In Phenix City, using AR and VR in the classroom has been an integral part of our STEM programming for the past four school years.

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?


This week on the podcast we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure, or in some cases how vulnerable, the tech systems in school systems are these days.

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 Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. It’s as if schools are sitting on the deck of the Titanic, playing music as the great ocean liner descends into the murky depths of the North Atlantic. As the band plays on, their music is filled with our day-to-day challenges.

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Localized Raises $1.2M to Bridge Alumni and Career Networks Across the Globe


At many U.S. colleges and universities, former graduates volunteer their time to give career advice and guidance to students at their alma mater. But many higher-ed institutions elsewhere do not have such alumni networks and traditions, says Ronit Avni.

Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle is more than simply a school safety company or an AI algorithm that works to monitor students’ digital footprint. It’s an organization of professionals across the country who are devoted to empowering educators, protecting students, and saving lives.

3 Tips for Celebrating Success with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from the MIND Success Team, which includes Danette Morse, Education Success Manager, and Huey Pham , Education Success Manager. Looking for an alternate way to play this video? Watch it on Vimeo.

EdTech at School

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

Student Metacognitive Portfolios Using Google Sheets

Cycles of Learning

I have already written during the first week of school about my excitement as I embarked on a paradigm shift in how I, and my students, think about, and record work (grades, activities, reading reflections, etc.). Three weeks later my excitement has turned into obsession!

3 Innovative Ways to Address Chronic Absenteeism


More than 1 million school days – this is the number lost during the 2015-16 school year due to chronic absenteeism. According to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 8 million students (16% of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Google Classroom: Copy Link

Teacher Tech

Link to an Assignment in Google Classroom While students are able to find their assignments organized on the Classwork page there is sometimes a need to direct students to a particular assignment. 3 Dots Use the 3 dots on the assignment stripe on the Classwork page to “Copy link.”

Bringing Out the Gifts and Talents of Every Child

The Principal of Change

This is from Sanée Bell’s fantastic book, “ Be Excellent on Purpose; Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership “: Students should have rich, relevant, and authentic experiences at school, across the board.

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.

Best 3D Printers 2019


3D printers are becoming an affordable way to teach STEM topics


How To Share Elementary Videos?

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom to Share Privately I was asked this question Looking for a suggestion… A music teacher wants for all our elementary music teachers to be able to video 30-60 seconds of a class and for the rest of the department to view the videos… Not for public, but for idea sharing within the department… […].

What is Item Analysis? And Other Important Exam Design Principles


In this blog post, we define and explore exam design principles--how can we use item analysis to increase teaching efficacy and assessment accuracy

Some of The Best Educational Apps for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a a full time doctoral student, iPad is my number 1 companion. I use it for a wide variety of educational purposes but mainly for reading. I have been experimenting with various apps and the.read more

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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.