Tue.Dec 03, 2019

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Tis’ the season for students to express gratitude and care for others by creating and sending greetings. Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

Neo LMS

If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support.

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Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting.

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.

5 Simple Ways That Your Tech Coach Can Create Effective District Wide Online Professional Development

TeacherCast

Over the course of my last 4+ years focusing on redesigning professional development, I have worked to meet teachers where they are, while giving them the most up-to-date PD offerings that they can choose from an array of workshops, discussions, and more.

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5 Simple Ways That Your Tech Coach Can Create Effective District Wide Online Professional Development

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Are you looking to create online learning courses for your teachers? Check out these great suggestions!

The constant quest for school safety

eSchool News

Securing K-12 schools takes a multi-prong line of defense. The physical campus needs to be fortified against live, in-person attacks, while the school needs to shield its IT/network from cyberattacks, protect sensitive data and monitor threats against all three.

Looking for Post-PISA Answers? Here’s What Our Obsession With Test Scores Overlooks

Edsurge

The latest PISA scores are out. And for those who have closely followed the international test, which is delivered to 15-year-olds in developed countries every three years, the top-line results won’t offer many surprises.

Developing successful personalized learning literacy programs

eSchool News

As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, who later taught struggling readers in grades three to five, I was acutely aware of the reading instruction gaps that we weren’t filling.

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.

When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment

Edsurge

These days working in a fast-food restaurant or other service-industry job often comes with a new benefit: a college education. More employers at least are offering tuition assistance to workers or even letting them take courses for free.

Intelligent Tutoring Systems (a Decades-old Application of AI in Education)

EmergingEdTech

While “AIED” may seem relatively new, a deeper look shows us it has been developing for over half a century In the last few years, numerous developments have led to a growing awareness of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Bring Parent Communication into the 21st Century

techlearning

How a single communication app can help a school build relationships and trust (and gets rid of the Friday Folder

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5 Time-Saving Tips Every Teacher Needs to Know

EdTechTeam

It’s true when people say it’s precious …especially as an educator. We’re constantly balancing data, parent communication and relationships, meetings, testing, and the list goes on (and on).

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.

Some Helpful Apps for Students with Visual Impairment

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning we went ahead and curated for you this selection of some very good iPad apps to use with blind and visually impaired.read more

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Britannica Digital Adds Pear Deck Learning Assets To Social Studies Platform

TeachThought - Learn better.

Britannica Digital Learning, in partnership with the popular education platform Pear Deck, has introduced new tools to its Social Studies platform. The post Britannica Digital Adds Pear Deck Learning Assets To Social Studies Platform appeared first on TeachThought. News Social Studies

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How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

Excerpted from Building Better Citizens: A New Civics Education for All by Holly Korbey. . A Twenty-first Century Guide to Politics in the Classroom .

5 Checks Every Student Should Do On Their Work

Turnitin

Here are five essential checks that every student should do before submission in order to ensure their highest quality work

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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.

Life at MIND: Our Attitude is Gratitude

MIND Research Institute

One of my favorite authors, Dr. Maya Angelou, was known for her many talents. She was an incredible poet, a talented author, a singer, and a civil rights activist. She also penned one of my favorite quotes. She said, “This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.”.

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Learning to Learn Beyond the Test

The Principal of Change

My good friend Katie Martin , author of “ Learner-Centered Innovation ,” and I were having a conversation about the importance of focusing on going beyond “test scores” in education and focusing on providing powerful learning opportunities for students.

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Higher education in India is moving ahead on the global stage.

Linways Technologies

Nation is in the initial stages of “higher education-massification” according to recent reports. India is closer than ever in reaching a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30% in higher education. GER has increased during the last 5 years, from 24.3 in 2014-15 to 26.3 in 2018-19.

Useful Tips to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task ask yourself the.read more

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

S I M P L I F Y I N G: New Class Website Approach

Cycles of Learning

Lately I have been obsessed with simplifying my curriculum. That is, drastically decreasing the Extraneous Cognitive load of all materials, technology, etc. Perhaps I'm just maturing as an educator? Perhaps I'm just EXHAUSTED by all the options out there.

BenQ EH600—The Two-In-One Projector

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Standalone functionality makes it easy to move classroom to classroom

Protected: Writing Style Guide

Fractus Learning

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What We Can Learn While We’re Grading

MiddleWeb

Grading never goes away. But what if we approach it as a form of personal PD? Teacher Lauren Brown traces how a history assignment evolved over four years as she paid close attention to what stymied her 8th graders and adapted her instruction to support their learning. Future of History Grading assignment evolution eighth grade formative assessment grading historic quotations Lauren Brown professional development writing assignment

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.