Thu.Jul 11, 2019

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.

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Green light for using green screen in classroom activities


One of my favorite movie scenes ever is when Hogwarts students first learn how to fly in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a child myself, I could feel their excitement and apprehension of learning something so new to them. Today, it’s all about the movies.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath’s book Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is my book of the summer.

How presidential candidates can reimagine our nation’s broken healthcare system

The Christensen Institute

It’s that time again: the 2020 Election is fast approaching, and candidates are lining up to be the potential 46th President of the United States. On June 26 and 27, 20 Democratic candidates took the stage in the first primary debate of the election season.

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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.

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:52. Educators embracing project-based learning to engage students. In PBL, teachers create assignments rooted in the real world to help students build important skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork. At McKissack Middle School in Nashville, Tenn.,

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Girls Who Code Goes to Capitol Hill: Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?


Jacky Rosen, a former computer programmer and the current junior U.S. Senator from Nevada, says she “got into computers a little bit by accident.” It was the late 1970s, and Rosen was pursuing a degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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Does lunch have to be 45 minutes? Rethinking school schedules to support innovation

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! Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Project-Based Learning Done Right: Aligning Academics, Skills and Careers


When I was in seventh grade, my middle school class was tasked with raising funds for our end-of-the-year field trip. Since the school had a garden, and tomatoes and peppers grow well in the South, we decided to make and sell salsa.

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Changing The Classroom


Where cultural zeitgeist is concerned, artificial intelligence is both today’s ultimate breakthrough technology and a bit of a buzzword. It is, however, changing many facets of our lives, some of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

Ditch That Textbook

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […]. Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer reading

Google Classroom: Remind Yourself to Give Feedback

Teacher Tech

Use Google Calendar to Set Google Classroom Reminders One of the paradigm shifts for using Google Classroom over more traditional methods is the ability to engage in a feedback loop. It is hard to collect, put feedback, ask for responses to the feedback, and recollect the assignment when it is paper.

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Minerva Project Raises $57M to Support Its Tech Platform—and Spin Off Its School


The Minerva Project started in 2012 to reinvent American higher education. Lately, that mission seems to be attracting more interest and traction abroad.

Streaming VR with a Participant and Their Experience with Green Screen


What’s more engaging is to stream both a participant in the experience and the VR


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.

The Magic Number for Any Successful Education Technology Acquisition


When deciding whether a company is viable to be bought, CareMonkey president Peter Bencivenga says the magic number is 90 percent.

LEGO® Education Welcomes New Cohort of Master Educators


“I’m constantly learning new things from my peers that I would miss out on without a program like this

Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha


Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to auction off part of the wireless spectrum reserved for education.

Relationships at the Core

The Principal of Change

My friend and an educator that I have incredible admiration for, Bill Ferriter , recently wrote a post titled, “ The Best Innovation Ever ” where he discusses the importance of relationships in his classroom environment.

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 Cybersecurity? Have Your Students Hit the ‘Range’


Practice makes perfect—or, at the very least, a better defense. And that’s just part of what Virginia Tech is now offering to those studying cybersecurity—both in higher ed and in high school—throughout the US. This week, David Raymond, the director of the US Cyber Range at Virginia Tech as well as Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Lab, said that his program is opening its doors to all comers.

Google Classroom: Remind Yourself to Give Feedback

Teacher Tech

Use Google Calendar to Set Google Classroom Reminders One of the paradigm shifts for using Google Classroom over more traditional methods is the ability to engage in a feedback loop. It is hard to collect, put feedback, ask for responses to the feedback, and recollect the assignment when it is paper.

Life at MIND: Celebrating Independence and Community

MIND Research Institute

July 3, 2019 marked exactly one month that I have been with MIND Research Institute , and in my honor (not really, it was to celebrate Independence Day), MIND hosted a good, old-fashioned barbecue.

Investing in Your Students’ Safety

Gaggle Speaks

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) started handing out laptops on a 1:1 basis, the district knew the importance of protecting its students in the digital world.

EdTech at School

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

Hot Ice For Summer

Fractus Learning

Creating Hot Ice: A Great STEM Experiment For Summer You can buy ice in the supermarket but hot ice you’ll have to make yourself. Making hot ice is an easy fun experiment three to eight-year-old kids can try […]. Science Projects STEM


Jamf Announces New Features for Jamf School


Jamf School is a purpose-built mobile device management (MDM) solution for education

30+ new tools and services we saw at ISTE 2019

eSchool News

Another ISTE has come and gone–were you in Philadelphia for ISTE 2019? If not, don’t worry–we’re highlighting some of the newest and most innovative edtech tools we saw at the show.

What Makes A Good Educational Video?


Quick Take: Take a look at what teachers are looking for in educational videos: The 3 challenges that make educational videos not work now. The 4 features that teachers are looking for in a solution. What makes a good educational video for teachers to use in their lessons?

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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.