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Organic Edtech Coaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers.

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169 Tech Tip #36: The Internet Toolbar Disappeared

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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“That’s Not Fair!” The Myth About Assistive Technology

Ditch That Textbook

Some label assistive technology as unfair. We hold onto myths about it. In this post, Catherine Day identifies and dispels some of those myths. This post is written by Catherine Day a graduate student at Edinboro University currently majoring in Reading and Literacy. Day currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You can connect with her […]. The post “That’s Not Fair!” The Myth About Assistive Technology appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Guest Blog Teaching

Start a Station Rotation Idea Document Today

Catlin Tucker

Crowdsource the best ideas for engaging students in stations! Despite working on a school campus surrounded by other talented educators, it’s easy for teachers to feel isolated and disconnected.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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!

Moving Students From Consumers To Creators To Contributors

TeachThought - Learn better.

While it’s true that our students are indeed the future, there are real reasons why we need to remember that they are also a big part of our today. The post Moving Students From Consumers To Creators To Contributors appeared first on TeachThought.

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How It's Done: Using Blended Learning to Close Achievement Gap

techlearning

By adopting blended learning, Dayton Public Schools has successfully recalibrated its tools and strategies in its core instruction program

From the Author @mjmcalli – I’m Sorry Story

Teacher Tech

The Journey to be an Author Guest Post by Melody McCallister To sign up for author read aloud [link] How the I’m Sorry Story Developed Roughly eleven years ago, the I’m Sorry Story was floating in my head. I was teaching fifth grade in Garland, Texas and pregnant with my first child.

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4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, and educators are often left sifting through hundreds of options to find high-quality material.

Edtech in Action: How to use wireless technology to untether a teacher

techlearning

T&L Leadership Summit attendee Rick Cave shares how West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District has developed its Educational Classroom of Today (EdCOT

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.

Test Anxiety Is Crippling Students. Giving Them a Breather Can Help.

Edsurge

It’s 9:30 in the morning when Anton enters my classroom, an hour after the morning bell signals that breakfast is over and the school day is beginning.

Reel Classics: Shirley Temple.

techlearning

On February 27, 1936, Shirley Temple, aged 7, received a contract from 20th Century Fox paying $50,000 per film

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Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in because it’s not only fun but also a viable educational tool!

Informable: Quick Quizzes Help Kids Think Critically About Online Content

techlearning

Informable is a media literacy app from the nonprofit News Literacy Project that challenges users to think critically about online content

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EdTech at School

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

13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices.

Dave’s Killer Bread Co-Founder Invests in Rising Prison Education Startup

Edsurge

It’s rare enough for any entrepreneur to lead a company to a $275 million sale—in cash. The odds are significantly slimmer when that person is a convicted felon who previously served 15 years in prison. But that’s how much Dave Dahl sold his family company , Dave’s Killer Bread, for in 2015.

How parents of young kids make it through college

The Hechinger Report

Irena Butcher is all smiles after receiving her nursing pin at Borough of Manhattan Community College, with her 3-year-old daughter, Charlie, and partner, Semiv Ali. Charlie has been going to school with her mom while she gets her degree. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report.

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What We Learned About the Challenges and Commitment of Early Childhood Educators

Edsurge

Cindy Decker had big plans when she began her job as executive director of an early childhood education program in Tulsa, Okla.

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.

Three Kid-Safe Headphones for Schools

techlearning

Headphones that are good for students to use in class

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STUDENT VOICES: Ready to drop out of school, until restorative justice offered a path back in

The Hechinger Report

?. School was a happy place for Adriana Del Valle — at the elementary level. During her middle-school years, though, she eventually stopped going to school, started hanging out with the “wrong crowd” and was “sent away.” She was i n the foster care system and constantly changing schools.

VHS Learning Announces New Courses for the 2020-21 School Year

techlearning

VHS Learning has announced enhancements to its course catalog for the 2020-21 school year that will expand Advanced Placement®, core, and elective offerings

9 ways to create better makerspaces

eSchool News

Makerspaces and maker culture have quickly become a favorite of STEAM advocates, and new research shows that makerspaces can be highly effective at helping elementary students develop skills such as critical thinking, design thinking, and problem solving.

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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.

Digital Literacies Books for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digitality has radically redefined the concept of learning expanding its breadth to unprecedented extremes. New epistemologies have seen the light and with them comes a bunch of new literacies,read more

Five Apps Students Can Use To Make Podcasts

MindShift

Karen Keating’s eighth-grade English students at Lower Dauphin Middle School in Hummelstown, Pa., fire up their laptops and gather a bundle of snowball microphones. With the click of a mouse, their laptops become studios, and they’re ready to record.

Beginner’s Mind

Reading By Example

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few. Shunryu Suzuki. Every so often, we get a new person at tai chi. They come for a variety of reasons: to improve balance, to increase focus, maybe to be more healthy overall.

Apple Keynote Guides for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Keynote is one of the best presentation creation apps for iOS devices. I have been using it for years on my Mac and I am way satisfied with it. I also make use of other presentation tools (e.g.,read read more

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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.