Wed.Aug 29, 2018

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

The term “blended learning” is an umbrella that encompasses many different models that combine active, engaged learning online with active, engage learning offline.

8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

This is the first installment of a two-part series on innovative forms of educator professional development. Look for the second installment in the weeks to come.

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.

Google Classroom Updates K–12 Teachers Should Know

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom Updates K–12 Teachers Should Know. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:16.

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8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores by Terry Heick Quick preface: Any argument rests on premises and terms, and so clarifying those premises and terms and related underlying assumptions is necessary if that argument is to be entirely understood.


OPINION: College or technical ed? Here’s why students need both

The Hechinger Report

. It’s a powerful advantage for young people: Career and technical education (CTE) prepares graduates with skills to enter the workforce directly after high school. Students can avoid the expense of higher education and get head starts on careers. Data show that about 2.79

OnCUE Chats with Michael Vollmert


Gold Disks are CUE’s oldest recognition program. A Gold Disk is a recognition of the recipient’s contributions to CUE and to technology in learning. What does it mean to be a Gold Disk Award winner? Find out from one in the following interview.

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.

Momentum builds for career-focused P-TECH schools

The Hechinger Report

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

Gaming's Not Just for Kids: What Educators Need to Know About Esports


League of Legends, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm and—of course—Fortnite. You may recognize these as titles of popular video games, even if you aren’t strictly a “gamer.” The reality is that video games and the communities, organizations and players surrounding them have become big business—some worth potentially millions of dollars. These aren’t just games anymore; they have emerged, along with other massive titles such as Overwatch, as a phenomenon it seems everyone is racing to catch up with.

Learn About Several Great Updates to Kahoot! Just In Time For Back To School Season!


In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Asmund Furuseth from Kahoot! To share the launching of a brand new Kahoot! Certification program for educators worldwide. For more information about Kahoot!, please visit The post Learn About Several Great Updates to Kahoot!

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills


As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage , a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand. For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home.

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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.

Tech Makes it easier for schools and students to track and report community service for college applications


How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom contributed by Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know how their students are progressing, and this is very much a part of the assessment […]. The post How I Use Video For Assessment In My Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers How-To

What Role Should Students Play in Your Personalized Learning Implementation?


Recently, we discussed creating a common vision for a school model that meets the needs of the whole learner and mentioned that we'd be tackling this very problem at Fusion 2018 in October. With that hard work behind us, it’s now time to consider how best to implement your vision. Perhaps the most important consideration to be factored into a personalized learning plan is the amplification of student voice.

4 Expert Tips for Getting Your EdTech Budget Approved


Experts Weight in on Critical Steps for Getting Those Budget Requests Approved Proper training and education are vital to success in today’s world. Everyone from students to employees need effective, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Old School Doesn’t Work

My Island View

If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run.

General Assembly’s $1M Lawsuit Settlement Asks: Are Instructors Employees or Contractors?


Roughly 16.5 million Americans work in the “gig economy,” based on estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A part of that workforce has long been a staple in higher education, where adjunct professors teach full-time but with few benefits. Joining them are professionals from other industries who teach at nontraditional educational programs. But the rise of alternative education providers that rely on contractors raises the question: Should these instructors be considered employees instead?

8 Awesome Inquiry Lesson Cycles!


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the science educators at D211 in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. As part of the workshop, all teachers were challenged to work in discipline specific teams to create an outline for an NGSS aligned, 5E Learning cycle. They were too good not to share!

Application Essays Can Help Students Get Into College. Could They Also Predict Their Success?


In higher education, predictive analytics often draw from data that an institution has readily available about its students: grades, attendance, online school-related activity, and even historical and demographic information. But one university is trying to incorporate unstructured data—in particular, college admission essays—to predict how likely a student will persist and graduate on time. “We

Data 101

EdTech at School

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

Aligning our Standards: Two new crosswalks


Yesterday, the AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force launched two eagerly anticipated crosswalk documents on the new Crosswalks page of AASL’s National School Library Standards Web Portal. In their May 31 blog post, Why Did the School Librarian Cross the Road?

Educators: Join the Growing ST Math Community

MIND Research Institute

It’s time to journey back into the classroom for many of our teachers and students across the country. In addition to making sure you’re up to speed on what’s new in ST Math , following our social media channels helps you support your students in getting the most out of ST Math.

Great Sound, Graphics Draw Kids Into Disaster Sim


Stop Disasters! Slick sim explores global natural disasters Pros: This game's high entertainment value is matched with great learning potential. Cons: The results can feel gloomy and aren’t appropriate for all ages.

Comparisons Among Siblings And The Effect It Has On Children


If you grew up with a sibling, chances are, you’re not privy to comparisons in the house. Comparison among siblings is so naturally practiced in households, that it isn’t even given a second thought, or pondered over.

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.