Tue.Jul 31, 2018

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

How many times have we seen communities come together to care for their own, to rebuild after natural disasters, to provide simple acts of kindness to those in need? This is the power of communities.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone!

August Preview at Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: Wikispaces has closed. Now what? 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. Websites to teach Moune Skills. Plan a memorable Back-to-School Night.

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Is higher education teaching teachers to blend?

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, a lot of time and effort has been put into professional development and training for in-service teachers to prepare them to teach in a blended environment. Teacher preparation institutions have begun to take a more proactive role to improve preservice teacher exposure to blended teaching before they enter the classroom. For example, some states like Utah have even mandated that preservice teachers learn to teach effectively in blended environments.

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.

6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success

Edsurge

I’ve worked as an elementary and primary school teacher here in Finland for more than a decade, and spent five years as a vice principal as well. Our education system is widely considered one of the best, if not the best , in the world. Some might assume that this is because we pay our teachers the most, but according to recent figures, Finland is not among the top 10 when it comes to teachers’ salaries. So, what makes Finnish schools consistently excellent?

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Whole Brain Teaching Is Weird — and Weirdly Viral

Edsurge

Do a quick internet search for “whole-brain teaching” and it will pull up a string of videos of young students repeating words back to a teacher in unison, waving hands or conducting other movements, and turning to their neighbor every few minutes to share. In some ways, these classrooms look like organized chaos.

4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018!

TeacherCast

Do you have a passion for podcasting but don't know where to start? These four podcasters just launched amazing shows and you can too! | | TeacherCast.net. The post 4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Clusters of black science majors offer a map for future investment

The Hechinger Report

When demographers and pundits talk about the United States transitioning in the future to a majority-minority country, you get a sense they are almost threatening businesses to hire people of color with an “or else the entire house of cards will fall” argument.

Eureka Math Users – CHECK THIS OUT!

Teacher Tech

Preparing to use #eurekamath? We created [link] for teachers like you. Spread the word. Videos for every lesson. ?? Homework solutions. ?? Topic quizzes. ??@goformative goformative exit tickets. ?? Google Slides for lessons. ?? pic.twitter.com/bEPiCzsGRh — duane habecker (@dhabecker) July 31, 2018 Resources for Eureka Math I am NOT endorsing Eureka math. However, I know many […]. The post Eureka Math Users – CHECK THIS OUT! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Math math

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.

Pearson’s Former Product Chief Reflects on the 4 Megatrends Shaping Global Education

Edsurge

I started working with classroom technology in 1989 at The Dalton School in New York City. We taught sixth-grade students ancient history through an archaeology simulation we developed on black-and-white Macintosh computers. We explored new planetary nebulas by scanning digital images from the Hubble telescope.

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Ari Flewelling

CUE

Ari Flewelling finds balance! In Episode 44 of TLC Ninja Ari talks about keeping a healthy home-work balance. The post TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Ari Flewelling appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire balance

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Reader Survey: What’s on Your Back to School Wishlist?

techlearning

What edtech are you looking forward to using next year? Tech & Learning is putting together a report for its September issue and we want to hear from you! Our survey takes just a few minutes and your replies will be shared with more than 90,000 of your colleagues!

Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

Edsurge

People love to try guess what Apple is up to—that’s true for the company’s education strategy as well. But often there’s not much to go on beyond press releases and speculation. So when Apple’s longtime vice-president of education, John Couch, published a book this year with his thoughts on the future of education and accounts of his work at Apple, it opened a rare window into the company’s views on education.

iPad 101

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.

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:51. A colleague and I were talking about the best kinds of pizza and — believe it or not — it made me think of classroom technology. Like pizza, schools have preferences for toppings (devices). Sure, everyone has a classic, like pepperoni ( Chromebooks ), while others anticipate fresh flavors like pineapple ( virtual reality ).

K-8 Math Program DreamBox Raises $130 Million from The Rise Fund, Adds Arne Duncan to Board

Edsurge

“I’ve been spoiled by the likes of Reed Hastings and John Doerr,” acknowledges Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning. Those “patient investors,” she says, helped keep company running when its digital math product was still looking for its footing in the education market. Now the company is getting even more spoiled, in the form of a $130 million investment from The Rise Fund. Along with the check comes Arne Duncan, the former U.S.

10 Ways to Enhance Your Math Lessons Using Buncee

Buncee

August is here, and that means Back to School Season has officially begun. It’s our favorite time of the year, so we’d like to celebrate by bringing you ideas and inspiration on ways you can enhance your math lessons with Buncee!

Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

Think about some of the recent movie blockbusters like The Avengers, Justice League , and X-Men. Yes, these are fictional characters, but what do they have in common? They are all stories of individuals combining their talents to achieve a common goal.

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.

Revisiting 25 Predictions I Made About The Future Of Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Revisiting 25 Predictions I Made About The Future Of Education by Terry Heick Originally published Dec 22, 2012 Preface: I talk a lot about the future of learning, and sometimes it’s fun to go back and look to see how off I was about some things while getting lucky and being a little less wrong […]. The post Revisiting 25 Predictions I Made About The Future Of Education appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps

Teacher Tech

Give Faster Feedback with Keyboard Shortcuts When using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings you can insert feedback comments by using the keyboard shortcut Control Alt M. Command Option M on a Mac.) This is much faster than other methods to insert feedback comments, and as teachers, we need every second we can get. Control […]. The post Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate apps G Suite google

The 6 Qualities of a Good Teacher (+ 25 Ways to Show them!)

Prodigy

Should the qualities of a good teacher be defined solely by student achievement? Or should they encompass traits more difficult to measure — such as the capacity to connect emotionally with children?

Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps

Teacher Tech

Give Faster Feedback with Keyboard Shortcuts When using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings you can insert feedback comments by using the keyboard shortcut Control Alt M. Command Option M on a Mac.) This is much faster than other methods to insert feedback comments, and as teachers, we need every second we can get. Control […]. The post Control Alt M – Commenting in Google Apps appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate apps G Suite google

EdTech at School

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

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

MindShift

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win for schools balancing spending priorities.

“Imaging is dead!” Now what? — Part 1

Jamf on EdTech

In part one of our three-part blog series, we examine why imaging is going by the wayside and how to build workflows to replace it

Developing Wisdom in Schools

The Principal of Change

I have been reading, “ The Seven Decisions; Understanding the Keys to Personal Success,” by Andy Andrews , and this quote on “wisdom” stuck with me: Most people mistake wisdom for education, like a high school diploma or college degree.

Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking Google Slides is too powerful to limit its use to boring presentations.

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.