Tue.Oct 23, 2018

Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using


The thing about podcasts is that they have the same familiarity, immediacy and immersion as the radio programs of bygone days. Ask any person over 40 and they’ll invariably remember the radio programs of their youth, whether they were dramatized adventure stories, discussion panels or game shows.

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Powering Professional Learning Through Micro-credentials: Experiences in Wisconsin

Digital Promise

Imagine a world where every learner has the capacity and drive to learn for life. At the Institute for Personalized Learning , we focus on bringing this vision to life in our work with education leaders and practitioners.

National School Bus Safety Week


This blog was originally written on October 16, 2017. Did you know the third full week of October is National School Bus Safety Week ? Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBus

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

The Hechinger Report

Photos of the class of 2018 are shown on May 15, 2018, on the Onalaska High School front office wall in Onalaska, Washington. Beneath each student’s name, the district prints the names of the colleges to which each student has been accepted.

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.

STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. I hope you enjoyed the 35 STEAM Ideas in the last post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education.

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More Trending

Augmented Reality – The Art of BYOD


There are times in a school year when we are able to try things out with students with less risk (meaning failure is ok). For me, one of those times is often found at the end of the school year when final exams are finished and objectives are complete.

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Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/23/2018 - 09:46. K–12 schools are constantly looking for ways to upgrade their education models with digital initiatives.

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Writing Sparks


If you are looking for sparks and a writing challenge for your students, here is a cool website that will give us and our students an instant writing challenge. With Writing Sparks , as a teacher, choose your age group and decide what sort of spark you are looking for.

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.


There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. For students in school today, however, the issue is urgent, research shows. What if the job they aspire to today is no longer an option when it comes time to graduate? How can they train for jobs that don’t even exist yet?

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.

Tracking Reading Patterns Over Time

Teacher Tech

Reading Tracker: A Simple Way to Monitor Progress A Guest Post by Jen Roberts I’m a 9th grade English teacher to 140+ students and I let them read every day. Independent reading is where my students get the most choice, the most autonomy, and the most differentiation. It’s where they discover what interests them, what […]. The post Tracking Reading Patterns Over Time appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Forms intermediate

How Video Coaching Leads to More Honest Teaching


You know that squirmy feeling you get when you hear a recording of your own voice? Maybe you listen back to your voicemail greeting to make sure it’s really you? Multiply that feeling by ten and you’ll get an idea of how it initially feels to watch videos of yourself teaching. When we first began doing video coaching at Brevig Mission School in Northwestern Alaska, I was nervous. So were my colleagues. But sometimes all you need is a little push.

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Stepping Forward and Stepping Back

The Principal of Change

In the book, “ A New Culture of Learning,” by Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown (highly recommend this book), they state the following: For most of the twentieth century our educational system has been built on the assumption that teaching is necessary for learning to occur.

YouTube Launches $20 Million Fund as Part of ‘Learning’ Initiative


Ever turn to YouTube to learn “how to” do something? You’re hardly alone. Last year, videos with those two words in the title amassed over a billion hours of viewing time, according to a YouTube spokesperson. That data point suggests a hunger for informational videos—which the company wants to feed. On Monday, YouTube offered details around a new $20 million fund that is part of YouTube Learning, an initiative announced by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki this summer, to invest in educational videos.

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.

2018 #FallCUE: Now I Can Sleep!


Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Fall CUE Conference in American Canyon, CA.

New Merger Wants to Create ‘WeWork for Education’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses


Southern New Hampshire University ( SNHU ) and nonprofit LRNG have agreed to merge into one behemoth education organization with an ambitious goal: to streamline the disjointed pathways between K-12, higher education and the workforce and create something altogether more cohesive. “We

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Jason Chong


Jason Chong explains how he helps educators infuse coding and computer science into their classrooms. Find out more from TLC Ninja Episode 13. The post TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Jason Chong appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire coding

Designing Classrooms from a Young Child’s Perspective


When an adult (parent, educator, guest) visits a preK classroom, they see all of the wonderful learning opportunities for the children.

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.

Follett Partners with CrisisGo on PreK-12 Emergency Alert System


Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4

EdTech Magazine

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/23/2018 - 15:59. Ask the Experts: How Should IT Professionals Protect Their Schools’ Infrastructures? More on How to Optimize K–12 Computing For Cybersecurity. Networking.

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Zearn in 30 Seconds


[ Adaptive Math Curriculum Earns High Marks From Teachers ] Wondering if Zearn is the right math curriculum for your classroom? This video gives you everything you need to know about this popular digital tool in just 30 seconds.

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MIND Goes to Milwaukee to Launch MathMINDs Games

MIND Research Institute

Earlier this month, MIND Research Institute was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to celebrate the launch of MathMINDs Games: South of the Sahara with our partners Rockwell Automation and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)!

EdTech at School

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

WaaS for the Hospitality Industry: Benefits and Features


If you manage a hotel, resort, or spa, you already have your hands full.

Report: ACT Scores Drop Again; Math Scores Hit 14-Year Low

TeachThought - Learn better.

Report: ACT Scores Drop Again; Math Scores Hit 14-Year Low by TeachThought Staff According to a new report released on October 17, 2018 by the ACT, performance on the standardized test by nearly 2 million high school students in the United States continues to fall. Examples?

Using the @Wacom #BambooSlate to Create a Screencast – Inking On a Worksheet & Editing with @Camtasia #edtech @TechSmith @TechSmithEDU


I have written in the past about using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate to literally go from notepad to computer & classroom projector, wirelessly: From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate.

Getting to Know Perceivant – a Uniquely Effective Approach to Higher Ed Content


Next-Level Content Approach can Make a Big Difference in Student Learning, at no Direct Cost to Schools. Recently, it was my pleasure to talk with Brian Rowe, CEO of Perceivant, and some of his. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.