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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer


Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jody Green and Dr. Tim Greene talk about taking teaching to the next level with #supermuch.

Understanding Learner Variability: The Research and the Reality

Digital Promise

In our paper, Learner Variability Is the Rule, Not the Exception , we define learner variability, based on research on the science of the individual and what research says matters in learning.

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5 insights for innovating in underdeveloped economies

The Christensen Institute

Investing and innovating in “developing” economies is often seen as more risky than investing in “developed” economies. However, it is precisely these actions that enable countries to climb up the economic ladder.

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.

A Lesson in Creating Immersive Media

Digital Promise

This summer, we are working with Houston’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) to support teachers who are guiding students to create immersive media about what Houston means to them.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out the full piece, and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

7 ninja Google Keep tricks for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

As vast as the Internet is, it’s good to have a way to archive things you find — and the ideas that it sparks. For me, that all comes down to Google Keep. It’s like digital sticky notes you carry with you in your phone, computer or Chromebook. I’ll jot down a fleeting thought, capture […]. Ed Tech

Is college enrollment among older adults increasing? Depends who you ask

The Hechinger Report

More than 19 million undergraduate students are enrolled in colleges and universities for fall 2018, according to a report this week from the National Center for Education Statistics , and many of them are adults aged 25 and older. NCES says this older student population peaked in 2010 at 8.9

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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.

YouTube Genre Mash-Up Lesson


THIS WEEK on EduSlam YouTube Genre Mash-Up Lesson. To watch the video which is will disappear on Sept 4. Sign-up HERE.

What “mastery-based” can look like in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

In a mastery-based fourth-grade math classroom, students review concepts until they learn them, regardless of how long it takes. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Back To Basics: Device Tips For #BackToSchool

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology it was always a fun day when we could deliver brand new devices to a school. The students and teachers were always excited and ready for the new possibilities ahead. Then after a few weeks frustration would set it.

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Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

The Hechinger Report

Alana Wolf was accepted to Cornell University, which told her to go somewhere else as a freshman and come back as a sophomore under a little-known policy called conditional admission. She spent her freshman year at Ithaca College and will enter Cornell this fall.

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.

Montour School District Prepares Students for an AI Future

EdTech Magazine

Montour School District Prepares Students for an AI Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:35. Not too long ago, artificial intelligence was a science fiction concept.

32 Videos to Get Going in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

New Google Classroom Videos In Fall 2018 Google Classroom updated the interface to make the Classwork page the prominent focus. Check out these 32 videos to help get you going with Google Classroom. Thank you to ViewSonic for doing the filming and editing. One of the best ways to learn Google Classroom is to experience […]. The post 32 Videos to Get Going in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

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10 Ways To Use ReadWorks In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Ways To Use ReadWorks In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’ve been using ReadWorks recently to grow literacy skills of readers from elementary school to high school.

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo


Why do white men clam up when conversations steer toward race? Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears silence women of color)? Why do some leaders feel uncomfortable and reluctant to get feedback on how their actions and behaviors are perceived? If these sound like familiar reactions—or how you respond yourself—to conversations around race, you’re not alone. There’s a term for this type of defensive reaction, and it’s called white fragility.

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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.

Excellence Raised


Among the many old man cliches I like to drop on my children includes the classic, “I have socks older than you!” In many ways, that’s how I feel about our Awards of Excellence (AOE) contest.

10 Tips for New Teachers

The Principal of Change

I fell upon this article by Jennifer Gonzalez (known all over the world for her excellent site, “ The Cult of Pedagogy ”) advising new teachers. It was a great read and reminded me a lot of my ups and downs as a beginning teacher. Here is the thing about teaching.

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:54. “Do Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” That’s how conversations about classroom mobility options often start.

Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee


SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The resolution passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support. “In

EdTech at School

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

Games and Video From PBS Engage Kids on Diverse Topics


PBS KIDS One-stop shop for a wealth of fantastic PBS KIDS educational content Pros: Easy, one-stop access to the high-quality design and extensive resources available from PBS KIDS websites.

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How an Oakland Nonprofit Is Teaching Girls Environmental Stem in a Way That Hits Close to Home


Situated in West Oakland, the nonprofit Techbridge Girls works to expose girls from low-income communities to STEM. Environmental education is one of the topics the 18-year-old organization teaches girls, and its efforts in that area recently won $100,000 as the grand prize winner of the UL Innovate Education Award. Techbridge Girls is involved with schools the Bay Area (via its Oakland headquarters), as well as the greater Seattle area and the Washington, D.C. metro region.

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SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms


WeVideo today announced that SkoleTube has extended its contract with WeVideo for an additional five years.

20 iPad Tips & Hacks That Are Actually Useful

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 iPad Tips & Hacks That Are Actually Useful by TeachThought Staff 20 iPad Tips & Hacks That Are Actually Useful 1. Create a screen recording 2. Take a screenshot 3. Show more apps in the dock 4. Actually close apps 5. Personalize the control center 6. Erase all data 7.

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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.