Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

“People can’t only design with their heads. They have to do it with their hands, too.” ” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University.

How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach.

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5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students


A version of this post was originally published on November 25, 2019, in Education Technology. A sense of security is something usually unseen yet it’s paramount to a great learning experience.

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Cash transfers to the poor won’t solve poverty

The Christensen Institute

In July of 2017, I was invited by a prominent development organization to a convening on cash transfer programs. In global development, cash transfers typically describe direct payments that donor organizations or governments make to the poor, often with no strings attached.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom


Most students feel stressed at times in class, but some might be more vulnerable to stress than others. When stress builds up to severe levels for a child, they may be at risk to develop toxic stress—which can have lasting effects on their social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.

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What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

In a blog post last fall, I called out an inconvenient truth facing K–12 blended learning. Blended learning still falls short as an effective, reliable, and convenient means to boost student learning. Those shortcomings keep it from becoming the norm across K–12 schools.

Kids blogging in math class: Why and how

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Thom Gibson a middle school math & robotics teacher and advisor at Headwaters School in Austin, TX. You can connect with Thom on Twitter @GibsonEDU and catch his educational podcast Stories from the Classroom. I often ask my 7th grade Pre-Algebra students "why do you think this is right?" when […]. The post Kids blogging in math class: Why and how appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Guest Blog

Cognitive Evolution Will Define How AI Ushers in the Next Phase for Education


Our brain is an impressive organ, capable of great feats. It is also one of the most complex structures known to man. This jelly like 1.4 kg organ contains almost 100 billion neurons and each neuron. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Here are 10 reasons to use AR and VR in the classroom

eSchool News

In Phenix City, using AR and VR in the classroom has been an integral part of our STEM programming for the past four school years.

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.

Digital Learning Resources for January 2020


Explore digital learning resources for January 2020 and preview February's list

Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users


Instagram is cracking down on underage users…or at least attempting to. In a recent article on EdWeek.org, writer Mark Liberman reports that new users are now being asked to disclose their date of birth, rather than just confirming that they are 13 years of age.

How It’s Done: Reading Students through Digital Storytelling


After brainstorming ways to peer coach, two virtual charter school teachers use their affinity for distance learning tech and podcasting to reach fellow educators around the country

Fun with Data: How Many Students Choose Math for Christmas?

MIND Research Institute

For many students, ST Math may be something familiar they turn to during their holiday break, whether to show off their progress to their family or have some quiet time working on a challenging problem.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

The End of the Road for Windows 7: Three Options for Safe School Computing


Windows 7 may not be in the rear-view mirror quite yet but there is a lot you can do to keep your school’s computers safe and secure


8 Great Time-Saving Tips for Teachers [Checklist]


Teachers, we’re well aware of just how much you have to accomplish each day in the classroom and how little time there is to get it all done.

Intro to @PearDeck Vocab w/Options to Export to @Gimkit or as Printable #Flashcards #edtech


I wanted to share some tips about using Pear Deck Vocabulary (aka: Flashcard Factory). To begin, here is a blog post I’ve previously published on Creative Ways to Use Pear Deck Vocabulary in a Variety of Classrooms.

Why One Online University Launched Two Edtech Investment Funds


Universities have long served as incubators for promising ideas, and even as investors for some that turn into companies. And one of the biggest online universities in the U.S.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Put to the Test: A Desktop in Your Pocket


Samsung's DeX Desktop Experience software is a unique program that lets teachers and students put all their schoolwork on their phones

Teach Email Subject Line

Teacher Tech

Eliminate No Subject How often do I get an email from students, including my college students, that has no subject line at all? Or something that does not help me to prioritize the email? I am sure like me, this drives you nuts.

It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s NOT about Google, y’all! It’s about the LEARNING! Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite?

Another Excellent Resource to Help Students with Their Writing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an educational website that offers tons of excellent free writing resources for students and writers. OWL, which belongs to Purdue University, has a huge.read more

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom


For many teachers, edtech translates to visuals and video.

Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs Partner to Provide Data-Collection STEAM Activities


Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with SAM Labs to teach middle school students coding and computational thinking skills through data-collection STEAM activities

Extension for Google Chrome


Where to start? Install PlagiarismCheck.org extension from Chrome web store. Once it is installed, click on the PlagiarismCheck.org icon in your browser and then Login. In the Profile go to Integrations and click on Connect to Google Classroom, to link extension with your Google Classroom account.

HoverCam to Spotlight Classroom of the Future at FETC 2020


HoverCam will showcase its family of classroom learning technologies in booth 2425 at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2020 in Miami.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.