Mon.Sep 24, 2018

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides.

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Strengthening EdClusters: Asset Mapping to Improve Our Networks

Digital Promise

The national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) has grown substantially in the past few years. Today, the network includes 25 clusters in as many cities, stretching from New York to San Diego.

Get Your Donors Choose Project sponsored by Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

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.

Take Steps to Make Modern Learning Spaces A Reality

EdTech Magazine

Take Steps to Make Modern Learning Spaces A Reality. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00. Imagine the perfect learning environment for your students. What would it look like? Would there be books, Chromebooks , interactive screens , comfortable chairs?

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8 Types Of Imagination

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Types Of Imagination by TeachThought Staff Imagination is critical to innovation and learning–but what exactly is it? Dr. Murray Hunter of the University of Malaysia Perlis explains that imagination is, in part, about filling in gaps in our knowledge.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study. Photo: Tara García Mathewson.

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Start With Hello Week with Sandy Hook Promise

Discovery Education

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for students to show their leadership, creativity, and passion for protecting their friends, schools, and communities from violence before it happens.

OPINION: Bullying is on the rise, survey shows. How did we get here?

The Hechinger Report

have been thinking a lot lately about bullying in schools, as a parent, citizen and executive director of a nonprofit that works closely with educators across the nation. I know that many of us have been.

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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.

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning


"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. The content itself can be curriculum, corporate training, technical tutorials, or any other subject that does not require the immediate response of an instructor.


Why this military shipbuilder is investing in local schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School


Two years ago, my oldest son graduated from high school. I watched proudly as he used his self-determination skills to choose a major and enroll at a college that was an eight-hour drive from home. I stood back and watched. as he failed miserably. He returned home after just one semester at college. I thought he was well-prepared for the transition to life after high school, but soon realized I was wrong.

The new movie Night School passes my test

The Hechinger Report

Anyone with an adult child with special needs knows how hard they can fall after they leave high school and no longer have that safety net. In school, academic and other cognitive tests are used to bring tutors, therapists and other academic supports to students who need them.

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.

Reading Is Visually Unnatural—Here's How to Help Students Who Struggle


When Mark Taylor was growing up near Huntington, NY, his house had a special draw no other home in the neighborhood could boast: a basement full of prisms, projectors and other cool optometric gadgets. His friends loved coming over to mess around with the devices, but these were no mere toys: they were part of a family legacy. they have no idea that reading is much more difficult for them than it is for other students.

OPINION: Educators must prepare for the dismantling of affirmative action

The Hechinger Report

. It is clear that schools must continue to offer equitable opportunities to all students, but the Trump administration is threatening to take legal action against universities that continue to practice affirmative action in admissions.

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Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice


These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are behind next-generation improvements in a range of software tools for students with sensory or learning disabilities. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology.

Poverty, Perseverance and a PhD

The Hechinger Report

Teresa Williams grew up in a low-income neighborhood in East St. Louis, IL. Her mom worked as a nurse’s aide, and Teresa aspired to be a doctor. Her best shot was attending Washington University in St. Louis, a private university with a strong academic reputation that wasn’t too far from home.

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.

Teaching Office Hour: How Can Profs Support Students Who Come In With Poor Writing Skills?


The following is the first full installment of the new EdSurge advice column about teaching in higher education. You can pose a question for a future column here. How can I best support students with very poor writing skills when the class is not one specifically focused on writing? I'm already encouraging them to use the Writing Center and giving feedback that highlights one or two specific grammar/ clarity issues to focus on.

How To Train Your Teachers To Provide Digital Instruction using a Learning Management System


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss our latest post "The Great Learning Management System Debate" and share several ways that Tech Coaches can assist their school districts in creating a digital learning environment in all classrooms.

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham Think: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Star Wars, every good quest-adventure story has a team of contributors, each with a special skill set that contributes to the team’s successes.

How To Train Your Teachers To Provide Digital Instruction using a Learning Management System


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss our latest post "The Great Learning Management System Debate" and share several ways that Tech Coaches can assist their school districts in creating a digital learning environment in all classrooms.

EdTech at School

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

Microsoft Flagship Schools, Insta Parent Guide and more!


In this episode of TOSAs Talking Tech, Tom and Michael discuss Microsoft’s new Flagship Schools program created through lesson learned from many pilots across the country.

Top Clubs and Social Spaces to Help Online Students Connect to Their Peers


The Growing Number of Young Students in Online Schools Need to Have Opportunities to Connect Socially and Develop Vital Social Skills For many children, a large part of their socialization comes from. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

MIDAS Introduces New Website


MIDAS ("Massively Integrated Data Analytics System") recently announced its new website has added the MIDAS Education Data Visualization and Educator Growth and Mentoring tools.

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How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

Cycles of Learning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class.

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.