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A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have been hit by Hurricane Michael.

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October 15th-19th: Digital Citizenship Training. Buy the K-8 curriculum and get online PD for teachers in the 13 top Digital Citizenship topics Free! To celebrate California’s Digital Citizenship Week Oct. 15-19th, 2018.

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How Digital Resources Transform Teaching and Learning

Kajeet

Devices in the K-12 classroom are becoming as common as chalk and chalkboards once were, but how do teachers use those devices? Teachers, those on the front lines of this ed tech revolution, see the direct impact of technology on how their students learn.

5 Strategies Teachers Can Use To Help Struggling ESL Students

EdNews Daily

If you have ever tried to learn a second language, especially as an adult, then you know how challenging it can be to learn, understand, read and write in a new form. Any language can be difficult for a new language learner.

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.

For Schools, It’s About Who You Know

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. For more than a decade, establishing partnerships between schools and outside organizations — education-related nonprofits, community centers, colleges, or athletic and arts organizations — has been seen as a key way to address the obstacles and lack of opportunities many students face.

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The golden age of podcasting: listening and creating for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

The Golden Age of Podcasting During the Golden Age of Radio, families would sit around their radios to be entertained by shows of Little Orphan Annie or the early crime drama of the Shadow read and created by a 22-year-old old actor, Orson Welles. Other stars include Jack Benny, Bob Hope and the husband & […]. Guest Blog best podcasts for educators podcasting podcasting with students podcasts podcasts in the classroom teaching with podcasts

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students.

Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

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Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

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Designing classrooms from a young child’s perspective

eSchool News

When adults visit a preK classroom, they see all of the wonderful learning opportunities for the children: the reading nook in the far back corner, the rug for meeting and circle time near the display board, the shelves full of toys and manipulatives, and the tables and chairs that greet the children as they enter the room.

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.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Fifth graders Davonayshia Hollis, left, and Denaya Rippey, review a group entrepreneurial project for a parent-approved music device, developed in a mentorship program, Thursday May 19, 2016, at Brooklyn’s P.S. 307 in New York.

How To Take Cornell Notes

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How To Take Cornell Notes Originally published in 2015; updated in October 2018 Form: Cornell Notes Purpose: Distill complex text, arguments, etc.

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Efficiency, Motivation and Comprehension = the ‘Skill, Will and Thrill’ of Reading

Edsurge

Nick Mack, a fourth-grade teacher in Burlington, Vermont, says his students are at a transformative stage of their early education. Around fourth grade, students transition from just reading for reading’s sake—or just for pleasure—to reading for understanding content,” he explains. But if students are reading inefficiently, it means they can’t get enough information from the text to develop background knowledge—or to acquire vocabulary.

Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Successful Networking at Educational Conferences

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff speaks with podcaster Zach Hesterberg about the business of podcasting. Together they discuss entrepreneurship, creating ad campaigns and how to properly network at conferences.

EdTech at School

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

From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’

Edsurge

While most schools in the U.S. boast broadband access these days, and plenty of assignments require the internet, when students head home, their connections are not quite in lockstep with schools. Thus, there is a homework gap—the problem created when students who use digital learning in class can’t get online at home to finish up their schoolwork. This topic has gained some attention in recent years, as the mission to connect all U.S. schools to high-speed broadband nears completion.

Learn How To Succeed Giving The Four Most Popular Forms of Professional Development To Your School District

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several strategies for working with staff members to provide the best professional development possible.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

techlearning

"There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams October is National Bullying Prevention month. I like to focus on getting students to spread kindness and feel the benefits of being kind versus being mean to others.

Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Successful Networking at Educational Conferences

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff speaks with podcaster Zach Hesterberg about the business of podcasting. Together they discuss entrepreneurship, creating ad campaigns and how to properly network at conferences.

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.

OPINION: Faculty diversity? ‘When the guy in the white coat isn’t white, or a guy, every time’

The Hechinger Report

Academics have talked a good game about increasing campus diversity. In the wake of campus protests over issues of racial representation three years ago, some schools committed millions of dollars toward ending the paucity of black faculty.

Learn How To Succeed Giving The Four Most Popular Forms of Professional Development To Your School District

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several strategies for working with staff members to provide the best professional development possible.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg did what no one had done before. He printed the first major book, using movable metal type. Books became the gold standard of information storage because they could finally be easily reproduced and shared. From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Those days are coming to an end.

Putting an ed tech darling in context

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Back in 2011, the Mooresville, N.C., school district was the toast of the ed tech community — acclaimed as a shining example of how laptop computers could improve education.

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.

New Oculus Quest Headset: Going Cordless May Speed Immersive Learning

Edsurge

Last month Facebook announced the next generation of its VR headset technology, and though the previous models have not caught on widely among consumers, it is worth thinking about how the emerging technology could be used at colleges. The new device is called Oculus Quest, and it works without wires, overcoming what has been a major drawback of the the earlier Oculus—and of many competing products.

Creating a Safe Space for Difficult Conversations

MiddleWeb

In his powerful book "Not Light, But Fire" teacher Matthew Kay shares three rules of discussion – each centered around listening – that he teaches his students. His goal is to transform the classroom into a true "safe space" for difficult conversations about race and life.

Adding PhET Sims to Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Bring Digital Simulations Into Your Classroom PhET from the University of Colorado Boulder provides digital simulations for math and science concepts. No registration is required, you can easily push out these simulations to your students via Google Classroom. phet.colorado.edu Share to Classroom Be on the lookout when using non Google products for the opportunity to share directly […]. The post Adding PhET Sims to Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

This Extensive Free Resource Supports Finance Lessons for Middle & High School Students

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Next Gen Personal Finance Straightforward finance site is brimming with resources for teachers Pros: Immediately useful lessons, materials with a broad range of uses, and valuable professional development options.

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.