Wed.May 15, 2019

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan.

Becoming An Innovative Teacher Leader With Innovative Leader Competencies

Education Elements

In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that educators were leaving the teaching profession at the highest rate on record. As teacher protests about fair wages and adequate resources are on the climb, districts aim to staunch the flow of the teaching exodus.

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How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

The CoolCatTeacher

Jaime Casap on Episode 494 Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist, grew up in poverty. Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll want to listen to this encouraging show!

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K–12 Schools Find Educational Benefits in Cloud-Based Gaming

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Find Educational Benefits in Cloud-Based Gaming. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:59. Six years ago, mixed reality game designer Jane McGonigal ’s keynote at the 2013 ISTE conference focused on how video games can boost resilience in real life.

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 Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? Recently a film crew from CBS Interactive for T-Mobile came to my campus to film my predictions on just that topic. Take a look at the full video here or view a short 30-second clip below.

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Data Privacy Concerns Get Closer Scrutiny in K–12 Districts

EdTech Magazine

Data Privacy Concerns Get Closer Scrutiny in K–12 Districts. Data privacy is quickly emerging as a top concern for K–12 districts.

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Dena Simmons: Without Context, Social-Emotional Learning Can Backfire


A few years ago, I had the great fortune to meet Bronx native Dena Simmons on a fellowship trip and hear about her life’s work and experience.

OPINION: Three ways to help more underrepresented students graduate from college

The Hechinger Report

. Boosting education equity should be the starting point for a solution aimed at narrowing the nation’s widening — and alarming — gaps in income, wealth and education.

How Should Professors Respond When Students Ask for Accommodations?


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 a brand new faculty member. I do not have formal training in pedagogy, except one measly adult education class from undergrad.

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.

Three Steps to Get Ready for Change


The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.


Five years is a lifetime—maybe two—for startups that can’t navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of business. But such was the length of time for finalists of the Global Learning XPRIZE competition before learning the winner of $10 million.

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today.

Motivating Reluctant STEAM Learners: Changing how you assess can inspire students


In the Innovation Lab, my makerspace for 4th and 5th graders, I see students once a week for the entire school year. To help students focus on the process of creation and iteration, I changed the way I assess their work  

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.

3 steps to implementing a 21st-century financial education curriculum

eSchool News

Effective and accessible financial education has historically been absent in U.S. schools. Outdated instructional practices and a lack of standards have made it difficult for teachers to easily incorporate this crucial topic in the classroom.

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Moving from Dioramas to Dynamic Projects


A dynamic project should have a balance of static and interactive elements as well as individual work and cooperation


The importance of jaggedness in personalized learning

eSchool News

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83 percent of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26 percent think students are reaching those levels today.

Create and Access Interactive Games With TinyTap


TinyTap is both a tool for creating interactive games and books and a vast library of precreated games and content

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.

A Handy Tool to Create Interactive Content for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Genially is a web tool you can use to create animated and interactive content for your class. You can design presentations, infographics, portfolios, video presentations, posters, CVS, quizzes, more. 2019 free presentation tools

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Using Techn to Give Students Agency Over Their Own Learning


As an educator with several years of experience, I've always believed in one major principle above all others: Students need to be able to trust their teachers

Teaching Visual Literacy: Images and Propaganda


It's not a simple matter to separate photojournalism from visual propaganda intended to sway emotions and opinions. Drawing in part on iconic images from Dorothea Lange's career, expert Frank Baker explores the question and shares SEL and media literacy lesson resources.

A Must Have History Resource for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) is a great platform for history teachers and students. It features a large collection of educational materials designed to enhance history learning more. 2019 Resources for History Teachers

EdTech at School

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

How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools


School counselors help guide students with academics, college applications and social matters with other students. Increasingly, however, they are also helping students deal with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

#AskExcelinEd: Why do PARENTS start public charter schools?


If you’re not familiar with charter schools, this question may not have occurred to you. You might not have realized that parents are often founders of charter schools. But they are.

Things you should know about App Notarization

Jamf on EdTech

With the release of macOS 10.14.5, Apple introduced an important security enhancement for App Notarization. Get full details in this Q&A blog post


One Program’s Success: Preparing Students for the Workforce

Where Learning Clicks

Partnering with a local VW plant and community college, Hamilton County Schools is giving local students a jump start on their careers. The post One Program’s Success: Preparing Students for the Workforce appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.