Tue.Dec 11, 2018

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Barb Gilman (known as @barbinnebraska) has a classroom rich with a love of reading. Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading.

How m-learning is transforming online education


The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. Even online classes have been a part of college campuses and K-12 organizations since the turn of the century.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

One of the biggest challenges many teachers face when shifting from traditional teacher-led instruction to blended learning models is the release of control from the teacher to the student.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

How can jobseekers better connect with employers looking to hire? When working parents scramble for time, how can they remain engaged with their child’s education? What if teachers could organize their classes with the help of an app?

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 new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today struggle to keep up with society’s expectations. It isn’t enough for them to just cover their curriculum.

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13 Holiday Websites and 13 Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Holiday Crossword. Holiday Elf Games. Holiday Hangman II.

How K–12 Schools Can Maintain Student Safety Without Undermining Privacy

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Maintain Student Safety Without Undermining Privacy. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:10. Internet content monitoring can create a clash between student safety and student privacy. .

13 Holiday Websites and 13 Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Holiday Crossword. Holiday Elf Games. Holiday Hangman II.

Virtual Classes Shouldn’t Be Cringeworthy. Here are 5 Tips for Teaching Live Online


The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni: I'm wanting to learn about best practices for virtual courses that are "live" (e.g., using a platform like Zoom).

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun

EdTech Magazine

Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:50. For years, computer science experts have been pushing K–12 schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten.

10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration


I love writing… blog posts, stories, poems, and more. As much as I love it though, writing can be a challenge. Often one of the mostdifficult parts is just getting started. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration, a jump start to get us thinking down a new path

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How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School


This is the second part of a two-part story looking at how one school is piloting MIT research on playful assessments to measure student growth. Read part one for background. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A single hallway nestled inside Murray High School houses a newly redesigned middle school where students have been mapping out their colonization of Mars, organizing local and national election campaigns and designing labyrinthine escape rooms for the past three months.

Visual Thinking And Human Rights Day

The ASIDE Blog

Source: @StefRosenthal ; ASIDE 2018 We just thought these second-grade drawings were too good not to share.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching


Artificial intelligence promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S. education and jobs in the next decade. But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” There are few that understand what these forces mean for the world—and for education and learning—better than Kai-Fu Lee.

ExploreLearning Reflex in 30 Seconds


Is ExploreLearning Reflex the right math program for your elementary students

Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money


Can a pacifier accurately monitor children’s neurodevelopment, based on their sucking patterns? Can vacant parking lots be redeveloped into libraries for children in “reading deserts?” And how can an AI-enhanced robot help toddlers improve language skills? These were among the projects pitched at Early Futures, a conference hosted by the Omidyar Network, Promise Venture Studio, and Sesame Workshop in San Francisco on Nov. 27-28, 2018.

12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff This is sponsored content from education.com.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Bernard Bull was nominated to share his thoughts by futurist Bryan Alexander, who wrote for the project in 2017. What should educators learn from 2018 and where are we going next year?

This Student Says Project-Based Learning Is The Key To Sustainability

TeachThought - Learn better.

This Student Says Project-Based Learning Is The Key To Sustainability by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD It should be no secret that we’re big fans of project-based learning. Helping schools and teachers grow their practice through PBL is the bulk of the work that we do.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

Because of a Teacher…

The Principal of Change

Image by John Spencer. It is almost winter holidays for many teachers all over North America. At this time of year, it can be extremely stressful as kids minds are often other places, sometimes positive, and sometimes negative, but usually not in the classroom.

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One of Our Greatest Gifts – The Power of the Para


How can we recognize the significance and impact of our paraeducators to our students, and at the same time help them maximize their effectiveness? Principal and NBCT Rita Platt shares ways to appreciate them, keep communication open, and provide professional education.

ISTE Announces New Board Members


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the results of its election for board of directors

edWeb and FreshGrade Host Professional Learning Community on Technology for the Classroom


edWeb.net is delighted to announce that FreshGrade will be sponsoring TechTools for the Classroom , one of the largest professional learning communities on edWeb.


Comfortably 2.0

This is a blog post two years in the making. I've always had a hard time trying to find the words to describe this experience. It was one of the best days in my teaching/coaching career. I feel as though my vocabulary isn't strong enough to describe the events of that summer day in July of 2017. Let's go back to December 1, 2016. One of our social studies teachers does a tremendous job of

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2 crucial lessons to help your district manage change

eSchool News

There are a number of old sayings about learning to understand another by walking in their shoes, moccasins, or sandals.

Kicking Off Science in the Park

Educator Innovator

If you happened to be visiting Independence National Historical Park in late October, you might have seen some of us educators and park rangers walking around with cell phones and taking pictures of things not normally featured on the postcards sold in the Park’s gift store.

Don’t Confuse My Kindness With Weakness

Fractus Learning

“You’re too nice,” he said to me. Now, I get this all the time. All the time. All my life. All walks of life. Relatives. Teachers. Coaches. Friends. Girlfriends. As a child, I got if from […]. Educators Parents