Tue.May 22, 2018

New Educational VR App Teaches Kids About Recycling


The educational potential of VR technology in today’s classroom is still for the most part uncharted waters. What seems certain, however, is that this technology promises to open up some of the most exciting horizons in the education of tomorrow.

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

Educational Technology Guy

Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? CK-12 has some amazing and diverse resources to help students learn and explore. It is one of my single most favorite resources to share with teachers and students.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hyperdocs literacy task boards and Flipgrid are two favorite tools of Laura Dennis, third grade teacher.

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School is almost out - reflecting on the past year as a teacher

Educational Technology Guy

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. The weather is getting warmer, students are getting excited, and teachers are exhausted. It is a time for celebration and reflection. One thing I always did around this time of the year when I was a teacher was to reflect on the past year.

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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.

Has video killed the red grading pen?

The Hechinger Report

Some teachers are trading red grading pens like this one for video feedback. There’s evidence that video grading does more to motivate students than written edits — and it can also save teachers time. Photo: MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images. A decade ago, English teacher David Narter had a revelation.

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No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students

Larry Ferlazzo

Education Secretary DeVos certainly did not make many families feel safer today when she said it’s up to schools to decide if they should identify undocumented students to federal immigration authorities (see DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids from Politico).

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3 Reminders For the End of the School Year

The Principal of Change

The end of the year can be a stressful time for educators, both work wise and emotionally. As a principal and teacher, there was always this “I forgot to pack something for my trip” anxiety that I had at the end of the year. What did I forget to do? What needs to be done?

How To Teach History Through Hamilton

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Teach History Through Hamilton contributed by Kevin Cline, Former National History Teacher Of The Year After teaching history for over 13 years, I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard a student say “History is boring!” I’ve never understood that line of thinking, knowing that history features some of the greatest stories ever […]. The post How To Teach History Through Hamilton appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching social studies

How Giving Students Feedback Through Video Instead of Text Can Foster Better Understanding


This story about video grading was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up here for our newsletter. A decade ago, English teacher David Narter had a revelation.

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ISTE 2018 Cheat Sheet


I have had the opportunity to attend ISTE six times, and each time I attend, I discover new ways to make the most out of this wonderful experience. Each year, ISTE invites dynamic keynote speakers , conference presenters , and a huge exhibitor hall.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

NPR Learning and Tech

Public school teachers across the country say they've been improperly hit with thousands of dollars in debt when paperwork errors turned their grants into loans that they're now supposed to pay back. Image credit: Stacy Kranitz for NPR

Verso Learning Launches Version 2.0 of its High-Impact Teaching Product


( Orange County, CA) May 22, 2018 — Verso Learning, a leading provider of high- impact teaching resources, today announced the release of version 2.0 of its cloud-based platform.

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In A Surprise To No Teacher Anywhere, New Studies Find Positive Teacher/Student Relationships Help Learning

Larry Ferlazzo

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning is a useful article in the Hechinger Report. In addition to the two studies mentioned in the headline, the piece also includes links to additional research with similar findings.

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Copy Comments to Google Classroom Docs and Slides


Several months ago I shared a blog post about " How to Force a Docs Copy WITH Pre-Loaded Comments to Help your Students ". The post explained a URL trick you can use to not only make a copy of a document, but to also copy any comments you have made in the Doc.

“Popular 50” Lets You Watch Popular Videos From Around The World

Larry Ferlazzo

Here’s how Popular 50 describes itself: Popular50.com serves as a 24/7 hub covering and curating the most viral and shareable video content across the web. It is a home for all videos of what is trending on the Internet.

Animaker Edify

Technology Tidbits

Animaker Edify is an amazing creative toolkit for students/educators that I found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers. AE allows users to create animated videos that includes media such as: videos, infographics, gifs, and more.

Video: “Voters around the world embrace nationalism”

Larry Ferlazzo

When we study Nationalism in the nineteenth century in my ELL World History class, I have students compare it with nationalism today. Here’s a new video I’ll be adding to that section of our class blog : social studies video

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Why I Like IBM’s Open Badges and DeveloperWorks Courseware


I just earned a “Blockchain Essentials” Digital Badge – for free (and it was fun) Kudos to IBM for putting together great mini-courses that are free to everyone and provide digital. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Digital Literacy Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources Professional Development

“No Shortage Of Education Buzz Words”

Larry Ferlazzo

No Shortage Of Education Buzz Words is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Megan M. Allen, Debbie Zacarian, Joe Hendershott, Russel Tarr, Laura Greenstein and Robert Jorczak share their thoughts about… education buzz words. Here are some excerpts: Ed Week Teacher

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text


-- Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Selects Winner from 1,300 Submissions in Nationwide PSA Competition -- Silver Spring, Md.

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On that video about non-book reading


A few days back I kinda jumped on a social media bandwagon reposting the Jimmy Kimmel video, Can you name a book? I cringed when I watched that video. And I had an icky feeling when I hit the Tweet button. But I did it anyway.

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Telescopic Text


If you are looking for a cool idea to make your students enjoy writing activities, here is an excellent tool: TelescopicText. By clicking on the greyed words, unfold new words and sentences. This tool proves that “a simple sentence becomes a reading text with full of descriptive words.”

3 Gamification principles for a gamified learning environment


Remember Mary Poppins? She was the perfect nanny for the Banks children. Every activity she initiated and every word she uttered were part of a complex scheme of making those kids learn about the surrounding world. I guess her teaching style was… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Google Certification LIVE Q&A with Kasey Bell

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification LIVE Q&A with Kasey Bell appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Certification LIVE Q&A with Kasey Bell… AND a chance to WIN a seat in one of my certification courses! I’m going LIVE on Facebook on May 23 at 5:00 PM CST!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Google Slides


A User Guide for Powerful Student Presentations! Google Slides is a powerful publishing and presentation tool when formatting is sharp and ideas are clearly communicated in clear and engaging ways. It is important for teachers to take the time to outline key design principles to allow students the creative freedom to express both their ideas and learning.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces LTI Advantage Early Adopters


IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS) announced that 19 educational technology suppliers have committed to early LTI Advantage adoption and IMS certification. [

TLC Ninja: Wanda Terral Says You Can Sketchnote


Wanda Terral wants you to know that you don’t need to be an artist to dive into this note-taking method that combines images and text to increase understanding and retention. Find Wanda online on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest as well as on her website at ignitionEDU.com.

Spectrum Announces New Security Door for Mobile Charger


Spectrum Industries Inc. is introducing a new locking feature on one of its storage solutions, the Collectiv8 Charging Pillar. In stock, ready to ship, the Collectiv8 offers a new optional security door that was created to help protect tablets, notebooks, laptops, Chromebooks and more.

Student Produced Podcast reaches community!


We love all things podcast. From awesome tech related podcasts like Check This Out and My Tech Toolbelt, to geeky listens like Dear Mr. Potter and Stanford Innovation Lab, we listen to it all. Recently, TOSAs Talking Tech was a guest on a student-produced Tech podcast out of Covina, Ca.

ClassLink Announces OneSync, Next-Generation Account Provisioning


May 22, 2018 – Clifton, NJ - ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced the release of OneSync during IMS Global’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute.

Goodbye Cash and Checks—Here's How to Choose a Safe and Effective School Payment System


School expenses, such and lunch and field trips, are big business in United States. Paying for these expenses is a huge logistical headache for most parents. Every year families across the country hand over more than $41 billion to their children’s schools to cover everything from after-school care to athletics, field trips to fundraising , and more. Incredibly, the vast majority of these payments are made in-person, with cash or personal checks.

STEM Resources From ETA hand2mind Are First Supplemental Programs to Earn Approved Endorsement From STEM.org


VERNON HILLS, Illinois – May 22, 2018 – ETA hand2mind today announced STEM in Action, STEM at Play and STEM Bins are the first supplemental programs to earn the STEM Approved “Trustmark” from STEM.org™.


Night Zookeeper Star Writing May Challenge

Technology Tidbits

Night Zookeeper is an excellent new site for students to help them w/ their Writing skills through fun interactive lessons/competition. Also, it has an educational portal that allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time. This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

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10 of The Best Educational Apps for Learning Grammar

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning grammar can be more fun for students if it is taught through the use of interactive games and activities that both entertain and challenge students linguistic skills. Below are some popular.read more. Repost