Thu.Apr 11, 2019

10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. While student familiarity with this tool has improved, one thing that never varies is the myths surrounding teaching with it.

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Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units

Catlin Tucker

In a Twitter chat this month, I mentioned student-designed units. Several curious teachers asked for details, so here goes! My favorite unit each year is the unit my students’ design. We spend the entire year building up to it.

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Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Inyenyeri

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. Globally, almost three billion people depend on traditional biomass for cooking, a number that is expected to remain unchanged by 2030.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in Episode 469 of the 10-Minute Teacher Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you’re struggling with student engagement, this is for you. Listen to Noa Daniel Talk about Unconventional PBL Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Noa Daniel’s Bio as Submitted Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger.

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How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:35. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. .

Students Create a Pop-Up Makerspace at a Domestic Violence Shelter

Edsurge

We pulled up to a building, which looked like a storefront from the outside. As we entered, anxiety set in—at least for me. The inside had a factory aesthetic, with old furniture strewn about and folding tables arranged in the center of the room.

Teachers’ essential guide to cyberbullying prevention

eSchool News

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It includes repeatedly sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, or mean content about someone else on purpose.

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Coaches Do More Than Teach Athletics. They Build Strength On and Off the Field.

Edsurge

In senior year of high school, my football team once came back from being down 0-34 at halftime to win the Central Valley championship, 35-34, in overtime. It was the craziest thing we had ever done. My younger brother and I were teammates then—me on defense, him on offense.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take

TeacherCast

Are you looking to turn your hobbies and dreams into income generating small business? Join us LIVE on April 16, 2019 for our Webinar. The post Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Learning Spaces That Inspire and Innovate

CUE

When thinking about designing a new learning space, or making updates, changes or tweaks to an existing one, most educators pick up a catalog or start a pinterest board and their minds begin swimming through flexible seating options and fun shaped tables and desks.

Biblionasium Social Reading Site Earns Top Ratings From Educators

techlearning

Biblionasium is a social network that allows students to log books, review them, and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers

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.

3 Important Questions Regarding “Success” in Schools

The Principal of Change

This article, “ 9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life in 9 Short Days ,” has some excellent advice that could benefit many, educators and students alike. The first paragraphs on “success” struck me: Successful people live by a different set of rules.

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing by Terry Heick One of my favorite genres of writing is the essay, and one of my favorite essayists is David Foster Wallace. Wallace–or DFW if you’re okay with that–was equal part non-conforming, angst-ridden rebel and submissive lover of formal language and all […]. The post How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing appeared first on TeachThought.

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So You Need a Compelling Question? How About a Couple Hundred?

techlearning

If we’re going to help our kids become knowledgable, engaged, and active citizens, they need to be solving problems and addressing questions

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NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

EdTech at School

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

To Boost Reading Comprehension, Show Students Thinking Strategies Good Readers Use

MindShift

Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy. They can speak the words they see. But whether they understand them is a different question entirely. Reading comprehension is complicated. Teachers, though, can help students learn concrete skills to become better readers.

Empowering Mathematics Communities at NCSM and NCTM

MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute colleagues have returned from a jam-packed week of great insights on important topics in mathematics education.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. A client of mine recently started using some supervised group chatting and was making a few minor mistakes.

From the Ground Up: Building a New Classroom Culture

EdTechTeam

No matter where you teach and learn, two things are true about education: Change is constant Change is difficult.

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.

NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Typing.com Introduces Free District Accounts and Support Features

techlearning

“It’s our mission to make sure every student has the opportunity to learn the fundamental success skills of the 21st century,” said Austin Butler, Founder and President of Teaching.com, the creators of Typing.com.

A Good Video Annotating Tool for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

MoocNote is a new web tool ideal for flipped classrooms. Using MoocNote, you will be able to build your own video library by importing videos from YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive. You can.read more

Nearpod Acquires Flocabulary

techlearning

Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary are used by teachers in 97 of the 100 largest US districts

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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.