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.

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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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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

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

This post was written by Kenzie Chin. Kenzie is a K-12 education research intern at the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on learning from schools in the Blended Learning Universe. Kenzie holds a masters in educational leadership and policy studies and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer.

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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.

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)!].

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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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.

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

6 Good Android Apps to Enhance Your Professional Growth

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For our Android fans here in EdTech and mLearning, here is a collection of some very good apps to help you with your professional growth. These are apps that provide you access to a treasure trove more

Pre-K Learning: Enhancing Education with Digital Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

This is the digital age. A child of age four picks up an iPad and starts a game. Although this isn’t really a game, but rather, it’s a digital learning session. A friendly voice from the iPad says, click on the word bake, which is colored red. The child selects a word, and the voice on the other side says in affirmation, “Correct, good job.” The child smiles and moves to the next learning chapter.

Make The Best of Your Google Drive with These Search Tips

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are a heavy user of Google Drive, chances are you already have so much of your content stored there. While Google Drive does provide some excellent organizing features that allow you more

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.

Exploring Visual Texts to Boost Comprehension


In “The Art of Comprehension: Exploring Visual Texts to Foster Comprehension, Conversation and Confidence” Trevor Andrew Bryan shows how to help readers learn more about visual texts through a series of frameworks.

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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Understanding macOS Catalina and Jamf Connect

Jamf on EdTech

With the announcement of macOS Catalina for on-premises Active Directory users at 2019 WWDC, Jamf is pleased to report that Jamf Connect is still working exactly as it has in the past

Jamf Announces New Features for Jamf School


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

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