Fri.Feb 01, 2019

Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning is the combination of active engaged learning online and active engaged learning offline with the goal of giving students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.

My Favorite 5 Tech Tools for Teacher-Authors

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are five of my favorite tech tools for teacher-authors: 1. A good editing program. Whether you’re self-published or agented, you want your documents as clean as possible.

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Why Product Certification Matters

ViewSonic Education

Value-branded products are everywhere. New companies seem to pop up overnight. How to tell the quality from the questionable? The reliable vs. the risky? Product certification is one of your best tools. Buying on price and availability can expose users to avoidable risk.

Start with One Thing

Tom Murray

We all know the feeling… Being overwhelmed. Not knowing where to start.Being paralyzed by fear.Feeling like we’re juggling too many balls in the air. In the #LeadershipMinute video above, I connect with my good friend, Shannon Miller, who addresses this issue in which we can all relate.

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 infrastructure prevent cholera outbreaks like the one in Kampala? Maybe.

The Christensen Institute

Wikimedia Commons: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance | A drainage channel in Kampala, Uganda. In the overcrowded slums of Kampala, Uganda, there are at least 41 suspected cases of cholera, according to the country’s ministry of health over the weekend. Cholera kills quickly; Kampala’s latest outbreak has already claimed two lives at the time of this writing.

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For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream

Edsurge

All those ‘90s kids who used to try sneaking their Game Boys into class and playing discreetly under their desks—to no avail, of course—may soon be feeling like they were born in the wrong decade. The gaming devices aren’t being treated as contraband anymore, at least not in the 100 K-12 schools that have welcomed Nintendo products into their classrooms this year to help students develop collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Should Teachers Get Paid for their Side Hustles? A Conversation with Dr. Will Deyamport.

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with Dr. Will Deyamport from the Dr. Will Podcast to ask the question "Should Teachers Get Paid for their Side Hustle?". The post Should Teachers Get Paid for their Side Hustles? A Conversation with Dr. Will Deyamport.

Meet the Support Network Addressing Out-Of-School Challenges for Every Student

Edsurge

ROXBURY, Mass. Last year, a student in Yvonne Steadman’s Kindergarten class began missing a lot of days. Steadman, who teaches at Mendell Elementary School in this highly-diverse Boston neighborhood, passed along her concerns to a colleague, Madeline Gillespie, a family support coordinator. Gillespie spoke with the girl’s mother and learned they were living in a shelter and had no way to get to school.

Class Tech Tips: Creative Teacher Projects for Every Classroom

techlearning

Whether you want to create newsletters or classroom posters, the possibilities are truly endless

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.

DeVos Wants More Bootcamp-University Partnerships. Here’s a Look Inside One.

Edsurge

It came as a surprise to many last November when a for-profit coding school and a small liberal arts college announced that the two would join forces. Nestled in the green hills of Marin Country, Calif., Dominican University has been around for 129 years, and didn’t have many offerings available for students interested in technology or computer science.

1st Graders Making a Spreadsheet

Teacher Tech

Have Students Respond in a Spreadsheet This morning I woke up to see this tweet “What about first graders responding to a question in graph format through Google classroom?” ” There are many ways to accomplish this but here is a suggestion for how first graders might do this. This gives me some great ideas! What […]. The post 1st Graders Making a Spreadsheet appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Heard Helps Teachers Engage With Parents, Build Community

techlearning

Heard is a platform that allows teachers and parents to communicate, share resources, plan events, and more

6 Good Visual White-boarding Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Visual whiteboarding is a powerful technique to integrate in your instructional methodology. It basically consists of representing ideas in a visually interactive way using drawings, shapes,read more

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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.

4 Signs it's Time to Update Your Wireless Network

SecurEdge

Is your wireless network not performing as it should? In this vlog, Kevin explains why a network refresh or update may be in order when it comes to your Wi-Fi performance. The wireless planning and installation phases are critical for a optimized Wi-Fi network.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Service Learning [+ 5 Examples]

Prodigy

Involving your students in community service can feel like an impossible task when you already have endless piles of curriculum to cover during the school year. But what if you could accomplish both of these at the same time? You’ve probably heard of service learning. Maybe you’ve even wanted to use it in your classroom, […]. The post The Teacher’s Guide to Service Learning [+ 5 Examples] appeared first on Prodigy Blog.

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day 2019

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We’ve been celebrating World Read Aloud Day for several years now. In fact, World Read Aloud Day was my first venture into Skyping with other classrooms around the world, and it helped me make connections to so many teachers and librarians that I continue to collaborate with today.

A Unified Vision: Building the Foundations of Academic Integrity in Mexico and Beyond

Turnitin

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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.

Here Is A Great Google Drive Tool for Converting Audio Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Audio Converter is a good Chrome app to use on your Google Drive to convert audio files from one format to another. No software download is required, the app is web-based and works right in your.read more

New Career and Technical Education Playbook: Funding for Value

ExcelinEd

How can states fund CTE programs to maximize impact? Happy Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month! ExcelinEd is excited to share our new CTE playbook, Funding for Value: Maximizing the Impact of Career and Technical Education Funding.

Adobe Showcased Redesigned Adobe Education Exchange Platform at Bett 2019

techlearning

At Bett Adobe showcased its redesigned Education Exchange platform, a free learning platform and community designed by educators for educators

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February’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of February’s top books on education that you won't want to miss! The post February’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Top books on education

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 151 Chasing The Next Better, Reflections From #MyRoomMessage

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 151 Chasing The Next Better, Reflections From #MyRoomMessage Drew Perkins talks with teacher and author of #MyRoomMessage Monte Syrie about his reflections on teaching, classroom culture, and teacher preparation. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Monte’s web site: letschangeeducation.com @MonteSyrie Kelly Gallagher The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 146 Does Education Have a Twitter Problem? Listen […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

8 Common Core Math Standards, Explained [+ Examples]

Prodigy

The dust has finally settled, and it looks like Common Core math is here to stay.

Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail

Marketplace K-12

Big players in the K-12 market are looking to partner with companies that help them expand reach and value, according to a panel of experts at the LearnLaunch conference. The post Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 #LearnLaunch2019 Assessment / Testing Business Strategy Mergers and Acquisitions