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

Neo LMS

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.

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?

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.

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.

Walkthroughs And Observations: There Is A Difference

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology I was tasked with training all district and school leadership on the process of walkthroughs. We’d spend 2 days reviewing protocols, analyzing data and how to lead conversations. Afterwards they would go out and conduct their walks.

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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

Edsurge

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).

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.

10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration

techlearning

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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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.

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School

Edsurge

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.

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.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

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

techlearning

Is ExploreLearning Reflex the right math program for your elementary students

Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money

Edsurge

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.

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 !

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

ISTE Announces New Board Members

techlearning

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

Champion

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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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.