Fri.Nov 09, 2018

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp.

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High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Use Right Now

The Web20Classroom

Engagement versus effectiveness. This is a conversation I have been having with educators and leaders all over the country for a while now. Just because we see students engaged in learning might not mean actual effective learning is taking place.

Unpacking ‘CS for All’: Tools for Creating an Inclusive Computer Science Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

How do you help many different kinds of students find success with computer science? These strategies and resources will point teachers in the right direction. The post Unpacking ‘CS for All’: Tools for Creating an Inclusive Computer Science Classroom appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog #CSforAll Computer Science edtech equity inclusive Startup

Thanksgiving Activities That Keep You in Charge of Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

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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.

30 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. Interactive lessons stick. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. They are the lessons we all remember. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. Have […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

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Career-ready capstones [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

America Achieves has been sponsoring an Educator Voice Fellowship program here in Colorado. They have an upcoming event where they will highlight the work that these awesome educators have done regarding authentic performance tasks and career-ready capstone experiences.

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Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

EdTechTeam

When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students?

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LinkedIn Learning Opens Its Platform (Slightly)

Edsurge

A few years ago, in a move toward professional learning, LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding the well-known library of video-based courses to its professional social network. Today LinkedIn officials announced that they plan to open up their platform to let in educational videos from other providers as well—but with a catch or two.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 140 Getting The Most Out Of Minecraft In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 140 Getting The Most Out Of Minecraft In Education Drew Perkins talks with Neal Manegold and Mark Sparvell of Minecraft Education about learning and technology and the use of Minecraft Education as a tool to prepare learners for the modern world.

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.

Let’s Get Small

techlearning

The Advantages of Short-Throw Projection Tech

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Publishing to WordPress via the REST API from R (with httr and JWT)

iterating toward openness

The WordPress REST API is awesome. For a project I was working on this week I needed to be able to publish pages to WordPress via the API from R. Needless to say, there aren’t a ton of resources available online about how to do this (read: none). After fighting a losing battle between httr’s implementation of OAuth and the WordPress implementation of OAuth in Jetpack, I decided to try using JSON Web Tokens for authentication. That finally got things moving.

Google Science Fair as my Biology Final Exam

techlearning

The Google Science Fair designed in such a way that students are inspired to turn their thoughts and ideas into a format that address a gap in the world, and thus, change it

Immersive Technology: Asset to the Classroom or Another Tech Fad?      

edWeb.net

Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality—can immersive technology really benefit students and their learning, or are these just tech fads?

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.

Hot products

techlearning

These projectors might be short on “throw”, but they are long on features

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Add a $: Context Matters

Teacher Tech

Add Context to Lessons Context is not one of the 4 C’s but it should be. When designing lessons I ask myself “why would the STUDENTS care about this?” ” What context can they relate to? How does the context answer the question “when will I ever use this?” ” Dollar Sign I was working with my […]. The post Add a $: Context Matters appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries Lesson Design lesson planning

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Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

MindShift

When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness campaigns, monitoring and outreach. But should they be acting with equal urgency when it comes to childhood trauma?

Some Good YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are some good educational YouTube channels curated specifically for social studies teachers. They cover a wide variety of social studies topics which you can appropriate and integrate in.read more

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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.

15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

techlearning

Differentiation, the ability for teachers to meet the needs of a variety of learners, is a key component for successful teaching

Add a $: Context Matters

Teacher Tech

Add Context to Lessons Context is not one of the 4 C’s but it should be. When designing lessons I ask myself “why would the STUDENTS care about this?” ” What context can they relate to? How does the context answer the question “when will I ever use this?” ” Dollar Sign I was working with my […]. The post Add a $: Context Matters appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries Lesson Design lesson planning

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Adventure Game/Curriculum Teaches Coding Through Gameplay

techlearning

CodeCombat's "play first" approach gets kids gaming long before it occurs to them they might want to learn computer programming

The Changing Roles of Educators

Reading By Example

My son did not want to practice his trumpet. He was finding anything else to do to avoid this daily task. To be honest, I felt the same way when I was in 6th grade and the novelty of playing the trumpet had worn off after about two weeks.

EdTech at School

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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. It’s a bit tricky to do some weeks – because some weeks I’m traveling and some weeks a major event happens in the middle of the week making some of the “before” reporting seem a little odd. National) Education Politics.

5 Good Google Slides Templates for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who havven’t see them yet, here is a collection of some very good templates you can use to create visually engaging presentations. These templates are provided by Google Slides for.read more

3 ways lesson planning is like following a recipe

eSchool News

Recently, when a friend shared a recipe on Facebook for a pumpkin cheesecake (yum!), it reminded me of the time I tried to make my own cheesecake. I purchased all the ingredients and some new equipment, including that special pan that snaps around the cake. Unfortunately, I missed a step.