Fri.Dec 13, 2019

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

To meet state and national requirements (and receive critical funding), schools must be open a minimum number of days each year. When dramatic weather hits — be it snow or violent storms or another emergency — it becomes impossible to reach the classroom.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Smart Technologies Could Benefit Education – or Could Make Our Problems Worse

EdNews Daily

By Katherine Prince. Editor’s note: This is part three in a series. If you missed them, you can read part one and part two. Not long ago, states and school districts were implementing one-to-one initiatives designed to make a computer or iPad available to every child.

50 Examples Of Analogies For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

By forcing students to distill one relationship in order to understand another, it's almost impossible to solve analogies without understanding. The post 50 Examples Of Analogies For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

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.

Are FREE Apps Putting Your School and Students at Risk?

EdNews Daily

By Art Willer. For the classroom teacher, the word FREE is a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes to stretching chronically inadequate budgets for learning resources. FREE means one less thing you have to convince the principal or the school budget committee to buy. What a relief!

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Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

EdNews Daily

By Ryan Schaaf. In my previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation, readers were introduced to several learning attributes of the digital generations.

As cities dole out billions in subsidies to developers, teachers ask: What about us?

The Hechinger Report

Hilario Dominguez, a special education teacher, in his classroom at Peter Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy on the first day back at school after the strike. Photo: Sophie Kasakove for The Hechinger Report.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

By Suzanne Carreker. Dyslexia affects an estimated 15-20 percent of the U.S. population. But it is often called “the hidden disability” because impacted students are often competent or even exceptional in areas other than reading.

Lifelong Learning with Social Bookmarking Tools and Apps

techlearning

Social bookmarking helps students visualize and personalize their learning in boards, magazines, or walls

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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.

Meet the Podcasters at Spring CUE 2020

CUE

Imagine an event that gives you access to your favorite personalities from the edtech/pedagogy podcaster space. Podcast fans unite!

Google Just Released An Inspirational Video Summarizing Search In 2019

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google just released their trends in search for 2019 video and it's really quite good. The post Google Just Released An Inspirational Video Summarizing Search In 2019 appeared first on TeachThought. Life Google Education Tools For The Classroom

Put to the test—3 Image Editing Apps for Tablets

techlearning

Photoshop Express, SnapSeed and Moldiv shoot it out

4 Common Ways Students Avoid Plagiarism Detection

TeachThought - Learn better.

Students who get creative in the wrong way sometimes present a paper in the form of an image so that an instructor cannot run it through anti-plagiarism software. The post 4 Common Ways Students Avoid Plagiarism Detection appeared first on TeachThought. Technology University

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.

Code for Life: Free Coding Platform Includes Wealth of Lesson Plans

techlearning

Code for Life is a versatile platform for learning and teaching coding

10 Statements To Help Students Understand Wisdom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Wisdom is knowing what's worth understanding, understanding the value of ideas, and always placing knowing in the context of not knowing. The post 10 Statements To Help Students Understand Wisdom appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Terry Heick Veteran Teacher

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Teacher Gifts: Prodigy’s Holiday Guide [Top 25 Survey Results]

Prodigy

Your child’s teacher deserves a great gift this holiday season. But when wedged between all your holiday errands and your busy schedule, planning teacher gifts can be overwhelming — and can become even worse when you’re trying to get something they’ll actually love.

Some Helpful Books on Autism for Teachers and Parents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some popular books on autism. Get to explore the autistic world from multiple perspectives and learn more about the inner emotional life of autistic individuals. Some of these.read more

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.

Teach Math With Prodigy: Effective & Interactive Math Learning

Prodigy

From implementing traditional methods of teaching to adopting new and improved game-based learning as an interactive approach, the education system has evolved a lot over the past decade. In fact, according to a survey conducted by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, more than 74% of teachers from KG to 8th grade have reported using some […]. The post Teach Math With Prodigy: Effective & Interactive Math Learning appeared first on Prodigy Math Blog. India Teacher Resources

5 steps to building a future-ready K-12 network

eSchool News

Any investment you make in your network infrastructure should be driven by the learning objectives you’ve set. Creating a plan for your network upgrade begins with understanding how your network will be used over the next 3–5 years to advance teaching, learning, and school administration.

#FactFriday: It’s Computer Science Education Week!

ExcelinEd

We’re celebrating Computer Science Education Week ! Computer science education offers students countless opportunities. Yet not everyone has the chance to access this critical subject.

How mentorship (and video) help new teachers grow

eSchool News

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to become the coordinator of professional development and induction at Turlock Unified School District. I leapt at the chance! In my 20 years with the district, I had served mostly as a high school English teacher, with four years as an instructional coach.

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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.

Helpful Tools for Research Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of our popular infographics we published last year featuring important web tools and apps to help you in each of the 7 steps of the research.read more

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Personalized learning: A 50-year-old “trend” worth exploring

eSchool News

Any teacher who has spent more than a few years in the profession will be exposed to a variety of educational trends. Innovative interventions, burgeoning buzzwords, and ambiguous acronyms are often touted as the next best thing, only to be replaced a short time later with a new trend.