Tue.Oct 02, 2018

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos on episode 373 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia.

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest challenges they face is the wide range of reading skills in their classrooms. A first-grade class may have students who are struggling to decode while other students are reading at a third-grade level.

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Fueling the Educator Micro-credentials Ecosystem through Powerful Partnerships: Stories of Impact from the Field

Digital Promise

Collaboration and community are critical foundations of powerful learning environments. They are also the pillars upon which strong networks are built. Digital Promise’s work is guided by the principle of networks connecting us to people and ideas.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula.

LMS 340

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.

Three common misconceptions that thwart school improvement

The Christensen Institute

M isconceptions are dangerous things. They shackle our visions of what’s possible and doom us to consequences we do not expect. For example, a student who believes her genes predetermine her academic abilities may avoid crucial learning experiences that are initially challenging.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Tom Covington


Podcasting for students? Audio as assessment? Tom Covington will convince you that this is the next great thing you need to add to your classroom repertoire.

Do Text Message Nudges Improve Academic Performance?


Although some people believe that the differences in social status don't play a significant role in higher education anymore, the truth remains that income and geography still influence academic. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Getting started with AR and VR: Defining Terms


When diving into the world of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality it’s very important to understand how they are two distinct mediums for learning. Virtual Reality (VR) is meant to take you somewhere else. Augmented Reality (AR) is meant to add to where you are.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Laura Bradley


I’m not going to lie. When I saw Laura Bradley’s name on the schedule for Fall CUE, I may have squealed. Laura introduced me to NaNoWriMo a few years ago, and she has continued to inspire me since.

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 to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter


A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. The newsletter (a link and pdf) was emailed to every parent with a Spanish version as well! Next time I might try Turkish and other languages.

How Mental Health, Trauma and Stress Shape Educational Outcomes


Pamela Cantor knows first-hand how a child’s environment and early experiences can affect their educational outcomes. She knows this not only because she is a child psychiatrist who has studied how the human brain responds to trauma, but also because she herself was sexually abused as a child. For many years after that experience, she said, she carried “deep shame.” Cantor, who delivered one of the opening keynotes on Tuesday at the EdSurge Fusion conference in Burlingame, Calif.,

A Math Class Structure that Fosters Conceptual Learning

MIND Research Institute

In each installment of our Educator Perspectives series, we interview teachers and administrators across the country who are engaging, motivating and challenging their students in unique ways.

Only 28% of Districts Have Enough Bandwidth to Use Digital Learning Every Day


As America’s classrooms become increasingly connected, the nation inches ever closer to reaching a major milestone: 100 percent of schools with high-speed internet access, defined as at least 100 kbps (or 100 thousand bits per second) per student. But what was once the gold standard for high speed is now barely enough to keep pace with modern learning environments, according to Evan Marwell, CEO of the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway , which released its annual State of the States report Tuesday.

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.

Innovation in Pursuit of Developing the Learner

The Principal of Change

Here is a snippet from “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” that sets the stage for the book: Speaking of success, if you are looking for answers to create higher test scores, you might want to stop reading this book.


What Do Edtech and IKEA Have in Common? Persuasive Design.


Technology shapes the way we interact everyday. We FaceTime with family across the country, we send snaps to our friends to let them know where we are and what we're doing. But sometimes we fail to realize that the platforms and data that push us to interact don't always do it in objective ways. Our interactions are increasingly shaped by algorithms, and those codes are designed by humans—people who literally write the script for the ways that tech will make us tick, for better or for worse.

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TLC Ninja: Hawanya Urquhart and Project Lit Detroit


Project Lit Detroit is part of a nationwide effort to bring culturally relevant literature to students. Learn more about this grassroots literacy movement as Hawanya Urquhart talks with the TLC Ninjas about how she is planning to share books that will engage kids inside and outside the classroom.

How an Aquaponics Facility Became Ground Zero for Lessons in Business and Data Analytics


It’s not every day that business students leave the classroom to work on a farm—particularly one that relies on the symbiotic relationship between living fish and plants. But one course at the University of Connecticut is testing the waters. The course is meant to give students a deep dive into data-gathering and analysis, and it’s offered as a special topics course in the university’s major for Management Information Systems, which draws on both business and technology courses.

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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.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Teri Dix


Google Classroom has not only made me a more organized teacher, it has brought the level of engagement in my classroom to an all time high. And GC just keeps getting better. Come check out all the ways Google Classroom can work for you with Teri Dix at Fall Cue. Teri Dix has been in […].

Achieve3000 Acquires Literacy Startup Actively Learn


Stuart Udell has overseen nearly two dozen mergers and acquisitions across his career in the education industry, which spans stints at Penn Foster, Catapult Learning and K12 Inc. Now, just a few months into his current role as CEO at Achieve3000, Udell is already adding another company to the list.

Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?


One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self. The self, a protean entity, is often perceived as a bundle of contradictions, seemingly constant and yet so fragile, familiar and yet elusive. However, as we push ourselves to the frontiers of reality, one must ask, how have technologies such as VR changed our perception of the self? Our selves are easily defined as the extent of our bodies.

Classcraft Joins the #TeachersAreProfessionals Movement

Teacher Tech

Classcraft Partners with #TeachersAreProfessionals Love Classcraft? Want FREE materials for your classroom? Want to STOP paying out of pocket? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out this incredible offer! Classcraft has partnered with us to offer free Quests and for each downloaded quest, Classcraft will donate $1 to the PledgeCents campaign. Check […]. The post Classcraft Joins the #TeachersAreProfessionals Movement appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Benefits of Guest WiFi for Enterprise Business


Are you looking to add Guest WiFi access for your business? You’re not alone! It doesn’t matter what kind of business you own or manage. Your customers, guest, patients, and students all expect secure, reliable, high-speed WiFi service. Enterprise Wireless Network Guest WiFi

Student Blogging: Importance of Authentic Audience and Student Ownership and Connecting Home with School

Dr. Shannon Doak

I recently had the chance to support all students Grade 1 through Grade 5 on a Library project that was then shared to our school community using Seesaw. I saw something amazing with almost every student.

Why History Matters

Hack Education

This talk was given today to Eddie Maloney’s class at Georgetown University (specifically, its Learning and Design program) on “Technology & Innovation By Design” A couple of weeks ago, I saw an educator say on Twitter something about how the changes we’ll see in the next 30 years are “so radical” that history won’t be much help.

Two Great Websites for Science Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are two good science websites to use with your students in class. Both of these websites have been featured in Common Sense Education’s ‘Best EdTech of 2017’ where we have initially discovered.read more

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.