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9 Characteristics of authentic learning


The need to adapt learner instruction to the challenges society gives us has increased in recent years. What schools used to teach students, the skills needed in the past and their applicability in real life are no longer suitable in a scientifically and technologically developing world.

Technical Writing with Drones in the Traditional Literature Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeremy Rinkel on episode 568 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeremy Rinkel has added technical writing to his traditional English Literature course.

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Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

One of my favorite memes on the Internet displays a picture of Abraham Lincoln and a quote, attributed to him, that says, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” It’s a clever jab at a challenge we all face: differentiating fact from fiction. Source: [link].

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How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier.

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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.

Targeting nonconsumption: The most viable path to growth

The Christensen Institute

In the early 1980s, AT&T decided to pull out of the mobile phone development business. The decision came after McKinsey & Co. estimated that by the year 2000 the global market for mobile phones would comprise of merely 900,000 subscribers.

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Why we need diverse data to understand what works in education

The Christensen Institute

In August, John Oliver dedicated a segment of Last Week Tonight to investigating bias in medicine, uncovering this gem of an interview from CBS in 2014, featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewing neuroscientist Larry Cahill.

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The FTC Has Its Sights on COPPA, and Edtech Providers Should Take Notice


Following September’s unprecedented $170 million settlement with YouTube for COPPA violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signaled its intent to aggressively pursue actions against websites and online services that violate COPPA.

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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

TeachThought - Learn better.

From voice and choice to global collaboration and opportunity, there are many ways to empower students in the modern classroom. The post 50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.


When the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Golden Grove Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL pad around the classroom in their (possibly) smelly socks, everyone cheers. It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies.

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.

How I used Project Based Learning to start a podcast

Ditch That Textbook

This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in a program called MERIT, which stands for Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching, in Los Altos, CA. As a part of MERIT, I took an online course about Project Based Learning (PBL). Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by […]. Creativity Guest Blog Teaching pbl podcasting podcasting in the classroom. project based learning

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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World contributed by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au What does it mean to find your voice? Having the courage to speak up? Expressing your opinions more often? Having opinions in the first place? Or is it more than that? “We

Digital Distractions in the Classroom: 4 Ways Instructional Technology Can Help


Technology has brought a crucial paradox into the lives of students: The same gadgets that help them complete their work are also their biggest distraction from getting work done. Over the past few. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

4 Examples Of Technology In The Special Education Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology in classrooms can often allow students with special needs to learn without a special curriculum. The post 4 Examples Of Technology In The Special Education Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

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.

To Foster Confidence and Motivation in Young Readers, Consider This


This article is part of the guide, What Does Reading Well Look Like? I can read. I am a reader. On the surface, these sentences seem to say the same thing, but I would argue that they are distinctly different ideas.

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

By Samuel Alfie. Ocean’s 13 is more than just a heist movie in a casino. It showed how using a high-tech artificial intelligence system precisely predicts the genuineness of a player’s win, by analyzing factors like – surprise, shock, hysteria, reaction, and change in the heart rate.

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State Support, Community Effort: Personalized Learning in South Carolina


Marianne Beja had been in education for more than 30 years when she discovered personalized learning. I want to build a community of lifelong learners, and I think personalized learning is the way to do it.

Targeted Teaching: Ensuring Lessons Hit the Mark

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker. Targeted teaching is all about setting students up for success. Rather than hoping a certain topic hits the mark, it provides a progressive framework to ensure chosen tasks are purposeful, practical, and personal for the given learner.

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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.

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.


What does it mean to be a good citizen? It’s little things like reading the news, putting your trash in the right bins, turning the water off when you’re not using it and donating used clothing and books when you’re done with them.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? Yes, I did! 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom.

Halloween Classroom Activities: Pac-O-Lantern Lights the Way!

MIND Research Institute

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. A day where you can dress up as anyone you want and people give you candy? What’s not to love?! Imagine my excitement when I came to work for MIND and discovered that my amazing colleagues share my love for Halloween.

Creating Opportunities for Purpose in School

The Principal of Change

I recently had the opportunity to discuss “ Innovate Inside the Box ” and “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” on “The Award-Winning Culture podcast by Wildcat Nation.”

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Making elite colleges white again

The Hechinger Report

A federal court ruled last week in Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard that Harvard University can continue considering race in its admissions processes.

Edgenuity Expands Social and Emotional Learning Courses


The curriculum addresses topical interventions for students at risk or in need of behavioral supports and intervention

Avoiding plagiarism as a blogger


Blogging is usually seen as a casual experience. Some people believe that since this type of content is rather informal that the rules of plagiarism don’t apply. Well, it simply isn’t true. Plagiarism is actually a huge issue on the internet in general, especially blogs.

Boxlight Releases New STEM Guide


Available at no charge, the guide explains why STEM is critical for today’s students and shares how to incorporate STEM learning into the classroom


EdTech at School

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