Fri.May 03, 2019

5 Ways to Overcome Being Overwhelmed

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Harper on Episode 485 This time of year is a challenging one for educators. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. Today’s show will encourage and help you to overcome that overwhelmed feeling with 21-year educator Jon Harper.

3 Ways to Ensure New K–12 Digital Infrastructure Fits

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Ensure New K–12 Digital Infrastructure Fits. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:54. While K–12 schools are working to guarantee their data is secure , educational IT experts are raising concerns over the safety and accessibility of physical IT infrastructure in schools. .

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-May 10th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite teacher articles: 18 Things Teachers Do Before 8am. Definition of ‘Teacher’. How to be a Tech Teacher. 10 Steps to Become a Better Geek.

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.

How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials


The announced merger this week between two of the world’s largest textbook publishers—McGraw-Hill and Cengage—could mean more students end up buying subscriptions to digital courseware libraries each semester, rather than making a trip to a bookstore.

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AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.


Artificial intelligence is well on its way to becoming a ubiquitous element in virtually all software systems.

TechSmith Launches Camtasia 2019: A Complete Video Recording And Editing Solution For Content Creators


Are you looking for a fantastic application to edit your video tutorials and podcasts? TechSmith just released Camtasia 2019 with a ton of great new features!

Test Time, Game Time


It’s that time of year again. Spring break is over, the sun’s out, and for many, there’s one last dreaded obstacle in the way of summer break: end of year testing.

How online learning helps students pursue their passions

eSchool News

As a high school principal at an international school, I want students to successful and well supported if they journey into online learning. Our students in grades 11 and 12 can take online classes for the IB Diploma Program (DP), and we partner with The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.)

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.

Adding Attachments to Google Calendar Events

Teacher Tech

Posted by Erin Whalen One of my favorite features of Google Calendar (of which there are many – I love Google Calendar!) is the ability to add attachments to an event. This is helpful for my own organization and efficiency but especially helpful for events with guests such as virtual or in-person meetings. When creating […]. The post Adding Attachments to Google Calendar Events appeared first on Teacher Tech. Calendar Drive Google

Essential steps to develop a district safety plan

eSchool News

On December 14, 2012, the planning of the late Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, principal of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut, saved the lives of 12 students during what CBS News called “one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.”

Free 1-12 multiplication chart for teachers [Plus memorization tips]


Students are constantly learning new and complex content as they progress through their education. At a young age, they’re introduced to multiplication — something that’s used in everyday life, from simple math when grocery shopping to complex calculations on tax forms.

Make the AV Upgrade with these Hot Products


New announcements from Epson, Casio, and ViewSonic

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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.

14 Powerful Math Websites for Middle School Students


As a school leader in the digital age, one of your greatest responsibilities is to ensure teachers are using quality math websites that can engage students, monitor their progress, close learning gaps, and address individual needs.

5 Chrome Extensions to Enhance Teachers Online Productivity

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are five good Chrome extensions to enhance your productivity and help you get more things done. This new collection features add-ons that will enable you to : personalize and add more. 2019 Chrome extensions


How the Mystery Skype Game Helps Kids Learn Geography and Connect with Others Globally


The rules for playing Mystery Skype are simple: Students can only ask “yes” or “no” questions, and whichever class guesses the other’s location first wins. At Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, Va., an eighth-grade class plays through video chat with another classroom.

Here Is A Great Screen Recording Tool for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Screen recording tools are ideal ideal for creating educational video tutorials and explainers. Over the last few years we have reviewed a number of these tools and one of our favourite among more. 2019 Screencasting tools

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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.

35 Multimodal Learning Strategies and Examples


Even the most confident educational leaders can find themselves asking the same questions, over and over. Are students listening? Are they engaged? Are they learning the way they should?

The Chasm Grows: Public versus Private

Tech Helpful

My heart is burdened. One of the things that always bothered me as an educator is how polarized I often felt as a private school educator when I attended conferences.

4 Easy Ways for Multiplying Exponents [+ Activities]


What do earthquakes, the stock market, computer science and nuclear physics all have in common? They all involve multiplying exponents. Exponents are an essential part of algebra, polynomial equations and higher-level math courses, but many students struggle to understand how to work with them.

Deep Center: How a Strong Pedagogy Allows for Improvisation and Teaching to What’s Real in Young People’s Lives

Educator Innovator

One year ago we were able to invest in this inspiring and transformational work through our LRNG Innovators collaboration with John Legend’s Show Me Campaign.

EdTech at School

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

Upgrade Anxiety, Solved!


The world of projection tech is always on the move — and your district’s fleet of AV gear is fast approaching its expiration date. The question is no longer if they need replacement but when and how much will it cost. Don’t worry, Tech&Learning is here for you with expert advice on creating an upgrade strategy

#FactFriday: 86% of State CTE Directors prioritize improving state CTE data systems


Advance CTE’s new report The State of Career Technical Education: Improving Data Quality and Effectiveness draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to identify ways states can improve the quality of their data systems to make more effective use of their data. What Others Are Saying.

Interview on eLearnChat

Learning with 'e's

I enjoyed chatting with Rick Zanotti and Lesley Price on the Relate Organisation channel's eLearnChat programme yesterday. We discussed my new book Digital Learning in Organizations and the concepts behind it.

Reflections from AFC’s Policy Summit


This week at the American Federation for Children’s Annual Policy Summit , my Excel in Ed colleagues and I heard from an array of speakers and leaders across the educational opportunity movement. We found that two themes threaded each conversation. United We Stand. Father Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Ministries, said “There is no us and them, just us.”

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.