Tue.Oct 16, 2018

3 Habits of highly effective online teachers


While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative.

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Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Reflections on Situated Learning vs. The Traditional School System

Catlin Tucker

The more I learn about situated learning theory, developed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, the more I find myself reflecting on the sharp contrast between authentic learning and the design of traditional schools and curriculum.

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5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning


Original Source: [link]. Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. PROJECT VS PROBLEM.

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.

How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

In an era of escalating costs, low completion rates, and ballooning student debt, it seems fair to assert that American higher education is in crisis.

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Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor

Ask a Tech Teacher

Forms are popular in schools for all sorts of reasons. Some teachers look no further than Google Forms but for those who require greater simplicity and sophistication in a form builder, as well as agility and rigor, free JotForm (premium edition also available) is an excellent option.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:44. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them?

As more Latinos go to college, schools vie to become Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The Hechinger Report

New T-shirts in the campus bookstore symbolize the University of Central Florida’s identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Photo: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report. ORLANDO, Fla. —

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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.

6 Tips for Attending a Virtual Summit


There’s no place like home. Have you ever just wanted to do some professional learning from the comfort of your own living room? Wanted to experience an amazing conference but was unable to take the trip there? Close your eyes, click your heels three times and teleport to The Virtual.

The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning


Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). Both assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse when allowed to use technology. However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools! Too often, educators project their own learning habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital contexts.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.


First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. With that said, there are still significant gaps for some students at home. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide.

Turn Google Slides into an Animated GIF with this Free Tool


I recently came across an awesome tool that can take a Google Slideshow and save it as an animated GIF (thanks to Infinitely Teaching for the tip!) This free tool is called Tall Tweets (odd name, I know) and is created by the awesome Amit Agarwal.

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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.

How Do You Make Education Research ‘Accessible and Usable’ for Teachers?


Nearly every week, if not every day, a new report comes out detailing the latest findings and results around what works—or doesn’t—when it comes to the latest instructional approaches and tech tools. But what’s clearly not working is getting educators to pay attention to this research to inform their own work in the classroom.

Google Forms: One Form for All Periods

Teacher Tech

Do Not Make Copies The paradigm shift of using Google Apps is you do not make copies. Having multiple documents with the same name makes a mess of your Google Drive. You manage versions. However, with Google Forms there is no version history. If you are a teacher of multiple class sections, you do not […]. The post Google Forms: One Form for All Periods appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google G Suite google

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat


Could the rise in MOOC-based and other certificates affect how traditional college degree paths are designed? What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. But first, who are these nontraditional providers?

Google Forms: One Form for All Periods

Teacher Tech

Do Not Make Copies The paradigm shift of using Google Apps is you do not make copies. Having multiple documents with the same name makes a mess of your Google Drive. You manage versions. However, with Google Forms there is no version history. If you are a teacher of multiple class sections, you do not […]. The post Google Forms: One Form for All Periods appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google G Suite google

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.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm


Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. Terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012.

To Improve Performance, Start With Your Leadership

The Principal of Change

Whether it is in the classroom with a student, or a coach or an administrator working with the educators they serve, we can quickly start off focusing on what they can do to improve as opposed to what we can do to support.

InFocus Launches New Mondopad Line


InFocus Corporation announces a new line of Mondopad collaborative display solutions.

TLC Ninja: Brent Coley Connects with Us All


The TLC Ninja team recently had the pleasure of learning how Brent Coley leverages technology to reach students, families, and the community.

EdTech at School

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

Mystery Animal Game By Google


If you and your students are familiar with the classical 20 questions game, you will love this one! Mystery Animal Game is a new twist and a challenge. The computer pretends to be an animal and you try to guess it by using your voice. You can only ask Yes-No questions such as ‘Are you a reptile?”

Do I Need Guest WiFi for My Warehouse? 4 Reasons to Consider

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Does your company have one or more warehouses with pretty intensive IT needs? Do you feel like you may be outgrowing your current wireless networking infrastructure ? Perhaps your WiFi is just not fast enough, reliable enough, or secure enough anymore to meet your company’s growth plans.

Kahoot! in 30 Seconds


[ Free Platform Provides Simple Way to Discuss & Analyze Videos ] Wondering if Kahoot! is right for your classroom? This super quick video gives you the need-to-know info about this popular formative assessment tool.

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Halloween Math Activities with JiJi

MIND Research Institute

Happy Halloween from JiJi and MIND Research Institute! If you're looking for a trick or a treat this all hallows eve, you've come to the right place. MIND colleagues love to dress up and celebrate, especially when there is food involved! Treat: Paco Monster Halloween Activity.

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.