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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box?

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 1, 2019, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

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.

No, K-12 schools aren’t getting disrupted. But here’s what is.

The Christensen Institute

If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.” Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Meanwhile, people on the other side of these debates worry that “disruption” is a flawed yet rhetorically powerful narrative used to rationalize K–12 privatization.

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Part 1: Computational Thinking: Ten Ways To Promote CT Across The Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part One of this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” and “why”along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students.

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes. amy.burroughs_26341. Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:11. K–12 schools are evolving their use of data analytics tools as pedagogies such as personalized learning focus on more immediate feedback and the “whole student.” . “We

Rural colleges aren’t supplying the workers rural businesses and agriculture need

The Hechinger Report

Farris Beasley, a retired large-animal veterinarian in Fayetteville, Tenn., has a barn full of agricultural machinery dating back to 1939. It’s the newer stuff he can’t find anyone to fix. Matt Krupnick for The Hechinger Report. FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn.

InFocus Launches New LED and Laser Projector Lines, Plus New Model for Education


InFocus debuts five new projectors for offices, meeting rooms, classrooms and presentations on-the-go with a choice of solid-state, LED, and laser technology, that will all be on display at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 at stand #2-B60

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.

Principles and Popular Structures for Gamification


Image Source Gamification is a popular buzzword now. People across the globe are using this technique for various purposes – increasing sales, getting attention and so on. It can be used in. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

10 major insights on teaching, learning, and STEM

eSchool News

STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S. classrooms by 2021.

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Single-Point Rubrics and Checkmark Make Your Life Easier & Your Kids Smarter


You just finished putting together a great instructional lesson or unit. Then you realize. you haven’t created the rubric yet


7 discoveries from an active learning classroom

eSchool News

There is a fair amount of research into the impact of classroom design on student learning.

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.

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos


What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience.

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Google Sheets: What is On My Google Calendar

Teacher Tech

Create a List of Your Google Calendar Events Have you ever wanted a simple list of every event on your Google Calendar? Use this Google Sheets template to extract a list of your events. Template alicekeeler.com/listcalendar Calendar ID When you create a copy of the template you will notice a spot in cell B2 […]. The post Google Sheets: What is On My Google Calendar appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Why Should Your Business Offer a Captive Portal to Your Guests?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Over the past decade, the hospitality industry has become technology-driven. Deloitte’s 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook reveals “just how much technology has shaped the travel and hospitality industry in such a relatively short time.

4 Thoughts to Help You Move Beyond Harsh Self-Criticism

The Principal of Change

I have been reading the “Marc and Angel Hack Life” blog for years, and it always gives me a little mental boost after soaking in some of the ideas.


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.

Promethean News From FETC 2019


Global education technology provider, Promethean®, will preview their latest technology at the Future of Education Technology Conference January 28-30 in Orlando, Florida. 

Seeing Our Core Values In Our MIND Colleagues

MIND Research Institute

Here at MIND Research Institute, we talk a lot about our mission to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. Everything we do here is in pursuit of that mission, and that pursuit is framed by our three core values: People People learn.

Study: Blended Learning Literacy Tool Boosts Reading Achievement


Findings from a new study suggest that Raz-Plus® is an effective supplemental resource to improve elementary students’ reading achievement and interest

Needed: 4 Radical Shifts in How We Teach Kids


2018 was a bonanza year for STEM, and 2019 holds even more promise. But we face some big challenges to get STEM education where it can fully deliver on its potential. Anne Jolly outlines four areas to radically improve STEM and instruction generally in today's schools.

EdTech at School

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

HoverCam Showcases Next-Gen Learning Solutions at TCEA 2019


HoverCam will showcase its Pilot Series of digital teaching stations; wireless Ultra 10 document camera; and ClassFusion, a classroom presentation and learning management system in booth 1673 at TCEA 2019

OneCity Stories: Building Community Through Passion-Driven Learning, Storytelling, and Making

Educator Innovator

The St. Louis metro area is one of many communities, says Gateway Writing Project co-director Katherine O’Daniels. The county is divided into 91 different municipalities, with most of its population existing outside of the city proper.

Epson Announces New PowerLite U50 WUXGA Projector For K-12 Classrooms


Epson today announced its new PowerLite® U50 WUXGA 3LCD projector – an ultra-bright classroom projector that offers up to 10,000 hours of lamp life in Normal Mode and features 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness, plus WUXGA resolution.

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Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Educational institutes have been practicing the traditional teaching method since ages. Most of us are familiar with the traditional model where one teacher is teaching fifty students at a time. No-one knows if those fifty students are able to understand what is being explained or if they are even paying attention to the lecture. This style of teaching is not considered very effective today.

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.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Austin Independent School District Adopts DreamBox Learning® Adaptive Math Platform


DreamBox Learning® has announced a five-year agreement with the Austin Independent School District to deliver its adaptive online K-8 math platform to every elementary and middle school in the district

News Websites for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by members of the Association for Library Service to Children.read more

#EIE18 Behind the Scenes – What’s Your Favorite Children’s Book?


Last month, Excel in Ed hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). We asked some of our speakers and attendees about their favorite children’s books.