Mon.Apr 08, 2019

2 questions about cheating, copying, and student ‘integrity’

Dangerously Irrelevant

We’re so quick to bemoan the lack of ethics in our students. They cheat. They copy. They take shortcuts on the work.

169 Tech Tip #7 Transparent Backgrounds

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.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:41. Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy.

Five Tips for Teaching Typing and Why It's Essential


Keyboarding is, perhaps, the most essential of all 21st-century skills. With computers in use across the majority of U.S. schools now, many educators may feel the need to focus on educational software.

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.

Language Should Never Be A Barrier

The Web20Classroom

I recently returned from a trip to Paris, France where I attended a gathering with over 250 educators from across the world. In their respective countries, these educators were the best of the best; innovative, creative and focused on creating student-centered learning for everyone.

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New Google Add-on Allows Gmail Users To Save Emails Directly To Evernote


Are you looking to find the perfect way to archive and organize your Gmail messages? If so, check out the new Evernote Add-on for Gmail that allows you to. The post New Google Add-on Allows Gmail Users To Save Emails Directly To Evernote appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library. If Alex Rappaport, the co-founder and CEO of Flocabulary , had to bust a rhyme about the deal, that’s how it might go. (We We asked, but he declined.)

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ISTE19 Aims to Inspire Educators with Bold Speakers


“ISTE is about highlighting the stories of educators who are making incredible contributions to our practice and the world,” said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos


Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad.

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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.

Study finds that new principals can boost student achievement — with a little help

The Hechinger Report

One theory for how to improve schools begins not with teachers in the classroom but with the principals who hire and oversee them. To that end, the Wallace Foundation spent $85 million on a five-year project to improve school principals in six cities and large urban counties, from New York to Denver, beginning in 2011. The Wallace Foundation is also among the funders of the The Hechinger Report.)

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As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning


Graduate education has been a bright spot in U.S. higher education, as getting a graduate degree has become far more common in recent decades, particularly for the millennial generation.

DragonBox Algebra 12+: Fun, Cutting-Edge Approach to Algebra


DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a fun and challenging game that teaches kids how to solve algebraic equations

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education


It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps.

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.

3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed

eSchool News

Today’s kindergartners are the class of 2030, and by the time they enter the workforce, it will look vastly different. Occupations will need expertise, creativity, grit, and, most importantly, people who can learn and cultivate new skills.

Inside ‘Dream Big,’ the Engineering Doc That Wants to Reach Every US School


The Imax documentary “ Dream Big ” started out with one ambitious goal: Make engineering flashy, appealing and cool.

Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Gaggle Speaks

Following a switch to a 1:1 technology initiative, Huntley Community School District 158 in Algonquin, IL needed a solution to monitor students’ activity.

Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?,” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction.

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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.

ICYMI: Two Great Podcasts on Choice in Florida


Excel in Ed CEO Patricia Levesque recently joined Voices4Ed and Pundits on the Porch to discuss one of her favorite subjects: education choice in Florida! Voices4Ed: Should Public Dollars Go Towards Private School Choice? April 3, 2019.

How Can Tech Coaches Use PD Days To Establish A Month’s Worth Of Teacher Interactions?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at the important period of time that happens after a major PD Session and discuss several things that a Tech Coach can do to engage their teachers both in large, medium, and small group settings. The post How Can Tech Coaches Use PD Days To Establish A Month’s Worth Of Teacher Interactions? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Tech Coach Technology Coaching

The Week Magazine Provides Teaching Resources for Digging Deeper into News While Building Skills


Questions, Ideas, and Rich Activities Ready to Use to Dig Into Current Events and Explore Them With Your Students Every day we are assailed by stories about the world around us. News media come at us. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Nine Ways To Ensure Your Mindfulness Teaching Practice Is Trauma-Informed


A recent MindShift article highlighted some things teachers should be aware of if they’re bringing mindfulness into their classrooms.

EdTech at School

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

E-rate Window Closes with 'Vibrant’ Activity


“As the FY2019 E-rate application period closes, initial results show vibrant activity among schools and libraries seeking support,” said John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning

15 Unmatched Outdoor Birthday Party Games For Kids

Fractus Learning

Your child just told you they want to have a birthday party at home. At your house. Half a classroom full of energetic, over-stimulated little people. Don’t panic. We’ve got what you need. You need some […]. Games How To Parents Resources

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Why I Keep a Supply of Cheery Thoughts Nearby


That day you left your notes at home. Or taught a stupendous lesson that left kids bored. Or found a student's super essay was all plagiarized. Or arranged a special speaker only to learn about a conflicting event. Middle school teacher Lauren Brown offers solace and a mood lifting idea.

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.