Fri.Feb 14, 2020

#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org ( [link] ) for how you can participate.

169 Tech Tip #79 My Internet Stopped Working

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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The Digital Transformation of Literacy Education

EdNews Daily

By Tyson Smith. Companies that have been in the game for a while have been courtside in watching EdTech explode over the past 35 years.

Microsoft Forms: Share as a Template

Teacher Tech

Give a Copy of Your Microsoft Form to Another Teacher Teaching is hard. It is too hard to do it alone, if you are not collaborating you are going to burn out. If you make a Quiz or survey in Microsoft Forms you likely want to give a copy of the Form to another teacher […].

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!

Advice to Combat the Looming Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

Renee Gordon. In December of 2019 the US Department of Labor confirmed that the number of teachers that schools across the country are short is 300,000.A

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First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S. educators who follow Special Reports for professional growth from the Learning Counsel.

Another way college applications are rigged against low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Without advice from a counselor, D’naysha Griggs says she would not have known how to talk about her work history and family obligations in her college applications. Photo: Steven Yoder for The Hechinger Report.

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

By Monica Gill. The way of teaching and learning is changing every day. In today’s classrooms, keeping children focused on the content they are studying is a big challenge.

The universities that enroll more poor students have less financial aid to give

The Hechinger Report

UW-Milwaukee students head to the university’s on-campus dorm. Freshmen are required to live on campus, which can cost more than $10,000 for room and board. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz/The Hechinger Report.

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.

Google Forms: Auto Collect Email Addresses

Teacher Tech

Set Your Preferences to Always Collect Email Addresses We’ve all done it, sent out a Google Form and forgot to ask for the email address or name. How do you fix that… you can’t.

Another ‘Best and Final Offer’ Emerges as Vote on Instructure Sale Is Postponed—Again

Edsurge

The waiting game continues for Instructure, which has pushed back—again—a shareholders’ vote on an offer from private equity firm Thoma Bravo to acquire the publicly traded company. The vote, originally set for Feb. 13, was rescheduled for today.

#FactFriday: Why do parents and students love CTE?

ExcelinEd

High-quality career and technical education programs deliver what students and parents want! To learn more about CTE and how can it serve students in your state, visit ExcelinEd.org/CTE. CTE 101.

Trump’s budget would slash support for low-income students

The Hechinger Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the presidential election campaign picks up, almost every top candidate has released a plan for higher education that addresses college affordability and student debt issues.

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EdTech at School

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

How It's Done: Using Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

techlearning

Using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to creatively engage and make 'app'ier students

Apple Education's Guide to Evaluating Apps for the Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Evaluating Apps for the Classroom is an excellent free short interactive eBook (15 pages) created by Apple Education to be read on iBooks. As its title indicate, this guide is meant to help.read more

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S.S. Grin Invites Kids on Journey of Social Learning

techlearning

Grin does a good job of introducing each character's values and strengths via role playing and storytelling

Blended Learning in A Nutshell

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Blended learning is a pedagogical approach to learning and teaching that marries digitality with classroom learning activities. It is both a mode of instruction and learning that has different models.read more

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.

Cupids in Your Classroom

Turnitin

Five ways that you know cupids have visited your classroom, spreading love and cheer.

Presenting Our 2019-20 Student Book Budget Purchases

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Since December our student book budget team has been working to make selections for our library. They have used profits from our fall book fair along with Capstone Rewards to order books from both Avid Bookshop and Capstone. With rewards and dollars, their budget was about $3500.

How More Teachers are Being Trained in the Science of Reading

MindShift

Hannah Hughes is playing a game with a group of second graders at Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport, Tennessee, who are still working on their reading skills. Hughes shows the group the word “bright,” but then takes a card and covers up the letter “b.” . What does the word say now?” she asks.

CoSN's CETL® Certification Program

EdTech Magazine

The CETL® certification program demonstrates K-12 education technology leaders have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to build 21st century learning environments. Get started today

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.

Cupids in Your Classroom

Turnitin

Five ways that you know cupids have visited your classroom, spreading love and cheer.

CoSN's CETL® Certification Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN's CETL® Certification Program

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Instructure Board Approves $49-per-Share Acquisition Proposal by Thoma Bravo

Marketplace K-12

Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, had originally offered $47.60 per share to acquire Instructure. Some shareholders considered that sale price to be too low. The post Instructure Board Approves $49-per-Share Acquisition Proposal by Thoma Bravo appeared first on Market Brief.

4 Ways to Develop a Team of Forward-Looking Tech Enthusiasts

EdTech Magazine

Technology plays an increasingly critical role in K–12 classrooms. From collaboration apps to VR/AR equipment, digital learning tools are making instruction more innovative, engaging and inclusive of all students. It’s no surprise, then, that educators strongly believe in its value. A 2019 Gallup survey found that 85 percent of teachers, 96 percent of principals and 96 percent of administrators support the increased use of tech in their schools.

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.