Thu.Sep 06, 2018

Top 5 LMS benefits for K-12 Students


Another year has flown by and stores everywhere are yet again full of school supplies, one more useful (or eccentric) than others. The back-to-school season is a stressful season, for students, parents and teachers alike.

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Culture of Trust is Key for School Safety

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Language Teacher: Cultural Awareness and Story to Excite Kids about Learning Spanish

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Degenhardt in episode 354 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Degenhardt talks about how she uses stories in Spanish to help students engage with learning Spanish. Listen to the Show.

Making Rhode Island a Home for Innovation

Digital Promise

In Rhode Island, the name “ EduvateRI ” represents the efforts of committed education innovators who have been collaborating since 2012 to seed, inspire, and scale innovation across the state.

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.

Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies — meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction?

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Unpacking our educators’ belief systems

Dangerously Irrelevant

Recently I shared some stories of youth using technology in amazing, empowered ways with a group of educators. One of them asked me: So you believe that students should be on computers all the time in school? I was taken aback for a second.

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3 lessons for global development from LeBron James’ “I Promise” School

The Christensen Institute

As the NBA’s four-time MVP and arguably the greatest basketball player in the world, LeBron James is used to being in the spotlight. But by opening up a school in Akron, Ohio, it appears that his biggest achievement may be yet to come.

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Great Back to School Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first week of school is different from all others.

NEW Book Creator Updates for a New School Year


With the start of the new school year, Book Creator for iOS has launched an incredible update to an already versatile app. Students and teachers can now add just about ANYTHING into a book.

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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.

Can CMS’ proposed ACO changes really help Medicare beneficiaries?

The Christensen Institute

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Give Them The Choice!


We all know that when students are engaged in a lesson it is much more successful. How to you get students engaged? How do you motivate them?

Q&A with VR Innovator Kris Hupp on the Best Ways to Bring Tech to Schools

EdTech Magazine

Q&A with VR Innovator Kris Hupp on the Best Ways to Bring Tech to Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:45.

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Take a closer look at those back-to-school photos: Is something missing?

The Hechinger Report

Students line up with their books for library in a kindergarten class in Maine. This school’s demographic make-up has changed dramatically in the past decade, over 70 percent of its students are English Language Learners. Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images.

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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.

10 ways to generate great lesson ideas

Ditch That Textbook

I’ll bet you’ve been there before. Seated at your desk. Staring at a blank page in your lesson plan book. Or looking at a blank document on your screen, the cursor blinking as if it’s mocking you for being stuck. Trying to come up with great teaching ideas is tough! It’s especially tough when you […]. Teaching creative lesson plans how to make lesson plans lesson planning ideas

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Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

Grinnell College, halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City. First-year students here attend a mandatory career advising program before their classes even start. Photo: Meenakshi Van Zee for The Hechinger Report.

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Incented memorization

Dangerously Irrelevant

Seth Godin said: Useful modern education is not the work of rote. When you tell someone the answer and then give them a test to see if they remember what you told them, that’s not education, it’s incented memorization. via [link]. Related Posts. The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum.

10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About


It’s back to school season, and these teachers are excited. The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. EdSurge recently spoke with four educators to see what they were most excited about. Here’s what they shared: The start of the school year means handing out course outline packets by the dozens.

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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.

Great Ways to Start the Math Year with @joboaler

Teacher Tech

Great ways to start the school year: 1. Our WiM tasks. link] 2. Free student online class that sig increases maths achievement: [link] 3. 4 boosting messages video: [link] 4. Our new, free algebra lessons:[link] — Jo Boaler (@joboaler) September 5, 2018 Or as Jo Boaler would say… Maths A tweet from Stanford Math […]. The post Great Ways to Start the Math Year with @joboaler appeared first on Teacher Tech. Math math

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E-Scooters Get an Education


As college students head back to school, electric scooter companies want to help them get to class. Colleges and universities are among the latest points of interest for e-scooter operators, which have taken major cities across the country by storm after deploying the dockless scooters—sometimes unannounced. They’ve developed a reputation for littering streets, creating safety hazards, and even threatening to call the police on riders who don’t pay.

How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides (FREE Template)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides (FREE Template) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You may have heard me refer to Google Slides as the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite.

3 Questions to Promote Innovative Leadership in Education

The Principal of Change

I received an email from a teacher the other day that was quite frustrated.

EdTech at School

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

How To Help Students Find More Time To Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Help Students Find More Time To Read by TeachThought Staff How can you find more time to read? Better yet, how can you help students find more time to read? Below, I’ve collected a few strategies. The big idea here is mindset and tone—the mindset of the reader and the general tone of how […]. The post How To Help Students Find More Time To Read appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

Free PBS Site Explores Nature Through Games & Real-World Activities


PBS Kids: Plum Landing Web games, outside adventures offer in-depth tour of Earth’s ecosystems Pros: Hands-on investigations help kids explore the world around them and build scientific understanding. Cons: Alignment to the Next Generation of Science Standards leaves a bit to be desired.

Purdue Global Drops Requirement That Professors Sign Nondisclosure Agreements


Since Purdue University purchased for-profit Kaplan University last year to create what is now Purdue University Global, faculty members have raised questions and concerns about how these two very different models of higher education would fit together. On Thursday, Purdue University Global decided to end a practice that had drawn particular ire from Purdue faculty and from national faculty groups, saying that it would no longer require Purdue Global professors to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

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#BacktoSchool List No No #1 - Graphing Calculators


It is not unusual for costly graphing calculators to be a part of back-to-school lists. The arguments go something like this. We need students to have a separate non-computer graphing calculator to know they really know how to use a graphing calculator. Wait, what world are we preparing our kids for?

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.