Thu.Jun 06, 2019

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Rob Donatelli on episode 510 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular.

5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Partnerships such as these are critical as we work together to achieve that reality.” ” – Karen Cator, CEO, Digital Promise.

AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?


We’ve described before the nuanced distinction between AI and machine learning : machine learning is a subset of AI and encompasses cutting-edge work primarily using neural networks to mimic how the brain computes, applied to the more superior capacity of computers, enabling them to learn.

Designing Learning That Inspires Global Changemakers

Digital Promise

In this third post in our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Tiffany Correa shares how students used Skype to connect to a teacher in Bangladesh. Educators must fully immerse our young leaders of tomorrow in authentic , meaningful connections.

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.

A how-to guide for taking the guesswork out of innovation in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

Innovation is often perceived as an enormous risk. No matter how much data you collect, there’s no guarantee your innovation—however clever, attractive, or useful it may be—will succeed. And that’s true in economies with developed markets, where infrastructure and laws actually support innovation.

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From rhetoric to reality: creating communities to forge a skills-based future

The Christensen Institute

As the Hechinger Report recently reported , there is growing momentum around hiring based on skills, rather than degrees.

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses


MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates. Industry reports and instructional designers alike typically report that only between 5 to 15 percent of students who start free open online courses end up earning a certificate.

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AUDIO in Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Add Audio Files to Your Google Slides A new feature in Google Slides is the ability to add an audio file. No more hacking inserting YouTube videos to get an audio only recording on your Google Slides presentation. When teachers can talk less, students can do more.

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ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return


Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor.

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.

10 Tips to Make the Most of Teacher Webinars


Both live and prerecorded teacher webinars can share information that is actionable and ready for you to try out in your classroom

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?


Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities. But the technology is also raising serious questions about quality.

Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast!


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Learn how to transform the traditional 5-paragraph essay into an educational podcast using Synth! The post Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Chegg Expands Student Debt Relief Benefit for Employees—Up to $5,000 More a Year


Paying off student loans has become the new cool. Last month, billionaire Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners, pledged to pay off the debt for his alma mater’s graduating class. It was a hard act to follow (although Burger King tried ).

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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.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website Offers Wealth of Teaching Resources


The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum website offers educators a wealth of resources and guidelines for teaching about this sensitive topic

Memorization is Not a Bad Thing

The Principal of Change

Here is a scenario: The year is 2030, and you are having a conversation at a dinner party. Eventually, people start talking about a significant historical event, and you have never heard about it before.

Elephant Toothpaste

Fractus Learning

Elephant Toothpaste is a fun science experiment to see the physical foamy effect of a chemical reaction. There is enough foam squirting out for an elephant to brush its teeth. Maybe elephants don’t like brushing their […]. Science Projects STEM


Career exploration is made possible with community partnerships

eSchool News

There’s a big difference between working at a job that you have to do and discovering a career that you love to do.

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.

Khan Academy, NWEA Team Up to Link Assessment Results With Learning Resources

Marketplace K-12

The two organizations have created a MAP Accelerator platform that will be piloted with 150,000 students in math for the 2019-20 school year. The post Khan Academy, NWEA Team Up to Link Assessment Results With Learning Resources appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English / Language English-Language Learners Khan Academy Mathematics nwea Online / Virtual Learning Personalized / Adaptive Learning

3 digital developments for visually impaired students

eSchool News

As someone with years of experience working with visually impaired students, I am thrilled by the transition from traditional to digital classrooms–and I am particularly excited by the opportunities that new technology is bringing with it.

Another Interesting Music Site for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

WURRLYedu is a content platform that delivers culturally relevant lesson plans and a comprehensive suite of tools to make music education fun, effective, and affordable for teachers and students. more. 2019 music websites

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12 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

Graphite Blog

Educators' approach to internet safety in the classroom has changed as the technology and our use of it continues to evolve. In the past, digital citizenship lessons on internet safety focused more on dos and don'ts, like do create safe passwords and don't talk to strangers online.

EdTech at School

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

Celebrating End of Year Student Success with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

As the school year wraps up, there are many special ways to celebrate student success with ST Math ! Celebrating your students helps them feel proud and excited about their growth throughout the school year. It also rewards their intrinsic motivation for achieving their own learning goals.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 Giveaway Winners Announced!

Where Learning Clicks

We’re giving away six prizes to thank teachers for everything they do. Click here to see if you’re a winner of our Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 Giveaway! The post Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 Giveaway Winners Announced! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Although they can be used interchangeably. Why is STEM Training Important?


How Many? Expand Kids’ Thinking about Math


Christopher Danielson takes kids, tweens and teens on a journey of exploration as they think about and interact with math in new ways. Based in his research and teaching, How Many? helps students see far beyond simple responses and think creatively, writes Linda Biondi.

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.