Wed.May 01, 2019

How to Give Effective Feedback that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers spend hours giving effective feedback only to have students not respond or use it to improve. In this case, one could argue that the teacher isn’t giving effective feedback because it is not being used to learn.

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How Instructional Coaching Benefited a Pennsylvania School District

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country.

How to Transform the American High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Fine on episode 484 Dr. Sarah Fine, co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning, The Quest to Remake the American High School talks about her research into remarkable high school experiences. Scroll down to download the transcript for this episode.

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Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

As elementary students learn how to read, teachers administer reading fluency tests and listen to students read passages. During these reading fluency tests, teachers listen for speed, accuracy, and expression.

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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.

Appreciate Teachers Year-Round by Developing a Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

It’s that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming (at least here in Texas!). The sun is setting later. Winter jackets are being retired. The season is changing around us, just as it is in our schools. Around the country, test prep and standardized testing season are in full swing.

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20 ways to analyze text, images with Edji

Ditch That Textbook

Texts and images related to the content we teach can spark students’ imagination. Provoke controversy and fierce debate. Inspire them to see themselves — and the world differently. But done poorly, they can be one-dimensional learning. Fact recall-based. Anything but memorable. What makes the difference? What causes some lessons to flourish and others to flop? […].

Cengage, McGraw-Hill Agree to Merge to Become 2nd Biggest US Textbook Publisher


Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education plan to join forces in an all-stock merger. The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , would create the second-biggest U.S. textbook publisher if the deal is approved, with a combined valuation estimated at $5 billion. Pearson, with a market cap of $8.5

OPINION: 7 in 10 students aren’t writing at grade level — we can do better

The Hechinger Report

. It’s widely accepted that there is a crisis in reading in this country, but there is also a writing crisis that requires our attention.

K-12 Leaders Unite for ‘Check the Privacy,’ a One-Stop Shop for Safe Classroom Tech


For years, the privacy community has been urging educators to be more intentional—and careful—about introducing new tech tools in their classrooms. But expecting teachers to wade through the legalese of every vendor’s privacy policy may be too much to ask for.

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.

A New View of AV


The world of AV tech is booming, with new trends like AR and VR reinvigorating the field with innovative ways to incorporate learning

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ASU Agrees to Independent Investigation of Its Online Textbook Practices


Arizona State University agreed this week to mount an independent investigation of a professor’s allegations that students were forced to pay for unneeded software so that they could turn in their homework in hopes of getting a grant from the textbook publisher.

5 Proven Ways To Attract Subscribers To Your Email Newsletter


Would you like to grow your email subscribers? Let's take a look at 5 simple things you can do to engage and convert your readers and listeners into newsletter subscribers. The post 5 Proven Ways To Attract Subscribers To Your Email Newsletter appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game


How much does it cost to build educational games with all the flair and polish of their commercial counterparts? $10 10 million ? $13 13 million ? Try $100 million.

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.

Digital Citizenship Framework Updated


Technology in education is not going away, but poorly implemented technology should

How STEM learning invigorates classrooms

eSchool News

eSchool News (eSN) recently spoke with Vince Bertram, the chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which has been bringing real-world and hands-on STEM learning into the classroom for 22 years, about the importance of STEM education.

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Kill the SAT


The college application process needs a do-over. And fast


4 reasons to start K-5 computer science and computational thinking

eSchool News

The push for computer science education and computational thinking in K-12 schools is spreading across the nation, but many districts struggle with equity issues as they ensure economically disadvantaged students and students with special needs have access to the same resources.

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.

Tom's Guide Selects: Dell Chromebook 3189


Want to go deep? Our colleagues at put any and every piece of tech available through its paces. Tech&Learning highlights the gear that works for schools

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Amplify announced its new personalized reading program, Amplify Reading. Amplify Reading combines adaptive instruction with an engaging story world, ensuring that students are working on the skills they need while embedded in an age-appropriate narrative

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3 Augmented Reality Apps Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Augmented Reality (AR) technologies have opened up an entire world of possibilities for teachers and educators. From organizing virtual field trips to setting up simulated virtual laboratories, AR more. augmented reality

EdTech at School

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

Feature: Launching Digital Portfolios District Wide


Teich After incubating the idea in his district’s strategic plan, Dr. Chris Wasko, Instructional Project Manager in Wake County (NC) Public Schools, helped launch a digital portfolio initiative involving 700 teachers from 187 schools


Why Normalizing Struggle Can Create a Better Math Experience for Kids


Math educator Dan Finkel grew up doing math with ease and completed calculus as a freshman in high school. But it wasn’t until he went to math summer camp and learned how to think like a mathematician that he truly fell in love with math.

Tom's Guide Selects: XYZ DA VINCI NANO 3D printer


Want to go deep? Our colleagues at put any and every piece of tech available through its paces. Tech&Learning highlights the gear that works for schools


How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. Broderick. Used with permission of the publisher, W. Norton & Company. Skillful Responding: The Mindful Way of Dealing with Challenges.

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.