Wed.Jun 12, 2019

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching.

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Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

3 Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons

Catlin Tucker

Although many teachers recognize the importance of making students active agents in the classroom, it is easy to overlook student agency when we plan our lessons. However, the ability to make key decisions about their learning is a powerful motivator for students.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”.

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.

Getting Personal About Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

When I tell friends and family about the types of projects I’m working on with Education Elements, I throw around terms like “personalized learning” and “competency-based education” like they’re the titles of new Beyoncé albums.

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Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer is the push-pull of regeneration and rejuvenation: Should I spend my summer weeks learning my craft or relaxing? Me, I have no regular winner but the more convenient learning is, the more likely I’ll squeeze a goodly quantity of learning into my vacation that serves me in the long run.

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Guest post: 2 Signs That You Aren’t Generating Questions Efficiently – Can AI help?


Assessments and knowledge checks are central to any eLearning course. Good questions have the power to make the learning experience memorable and successful. They help prepare, reinforce, and evaluate. But good questions are also hard to come by.

IT Fortifies Physical Security to Protect K–12 Communities

EdTech Magazine

IT Fortifies Physical Security to Protect K–12 Communities. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:48.

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.

Students in Tech Say Soft Skills and the Arts Set Them Up for Success


WASHINGTON, D.C.—When When Dolica Gopisetty was applying for summer internships earlier this year, employers kept telling her that what they valued most in potential hires was strong communication skills and a willingness to learn new things.

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5 ideas for creating captivating experiences in class

Ditch That Textbook

Differentiated instruction. Great tech use. They’re both doable — and they can work in harmony! In this book that I co-authored with educators Nate and Angie Ridgway, we give TONS of practical ideas for differentiating well with technology. Differentiation is something many of us wish we did better. Thankfully, the technology we have available to […]. Creativity Ed Tech Teaching edtech educational technology

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick Imagine the dogged pursuit of a proper clock-maker, day after day bound up in design and measurement and function and orderly thinking, forcing exactitude on little bits of metal that never asked for it.

When Ed-Tech CEOs Aren’t Educators, Foster a Culture of Continuous Teacher Engagement

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Tech founders are often taught to "scratch their own itch" by building products they themselves want to use. But what do you do when you're building an ed-tech product and you aren't a teacher or student? The post When Ed-Tech CEOs Aren’t Educators, Foster a Culture of Continuous Teacher Engagement appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startups Teachers

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.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

The Hechinger Report

Getty Images. If we did in health care what we do in education, we’d say this to everyone who walks through the hospital door: “We prescribe the same treatment for everyone. We’ve always done this. It’s more convenient for us.

New York Startup Coursedog Gets Seed Funding to Tackle Class Scheduling


Scheduling isn’t for the faint of heart, as anyone who’s tried to find a time and room for a team meeting well knows.

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The silence of school leaders on climate change

The Hechinger Report

Park Guthrie (upper left), founder of Schools for Climate Action, believes that government inaction on climate change is a form of child neglect and argues that educational organizations have a responsibility to press Congress to do something. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Guthrie.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy.

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.

SIIA Announces 2019 CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology


2019 Education Technology CODiE Award Winners

Will Maker Media’s Shutdown Impact the Maker Education Initiative? (No.)


The abrupt announcement of Maker Media’s shutdown startled and shocked people in many walks of life—especially educators who felt inspired to bring making and the do-it-yourself spirit into teaching and learning.

#AskExcelinEd: How can educators improve students’ chances of job market success?


The new Credentials Matter research verifies what we had long suspected: states need to more effectively align the credentials high school students earn with local labor markets. Credentials Matter shows that many of the hundreds of thousands of credentials U.S.

A Guide to Sharing Positive Education Stories in Social Media


Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available.    At the Expo attendees saw amazing work happening in schools with students. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, you don't have a way to find out about what's happening.

EdTech at School

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

4 strategies to close the digital equity gap

eSchool News

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Classic Logic Puzzler Promotes Thinking Skills


Zoombinis is a logic puzzler straight from the pantheon of classic learning games

The Argument for Transformative Learning Spaces


Learning space design gets a makeover. Bob Dillon, co-author of the book “The Space” with Rebecca Hare and “Redesigning Learning Spaces”, discusses changing the narrative around learning space design in his recent article for Medium website.

PublicSchoolWORKS Updates Staff Training System


PublicSchoolWORKS introduces new analytics features to provide deeper insight into safety and compliance training

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.