Fri.Dec 14, 2018

It’s 2018, not 1918. Basic skills are not enough.

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here is a quote from Kentucky Education Commissioner, Dr. Wayne Lewis (who is a friend of mine). The context is a statewide conversation about higher education standards for Kentucky high school graduates.

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Amy Fast at one of our Future Ready Institutes.

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50 ideas to kick off Ditch Summit

Ditch That Textbook

Amplifying student voice. Building relationships. Integrating technology. Cultivating a community of creators. Building good habits. The topics covered at the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — are sure to be relevant and useful. And the presenter line-up is incredible. On the eve of the 2018 Ditch That Textbook […]. DitchBook Twitter chat DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit professional learning network

Communities of Practice: A Professional Development Theory for the Digital Age

EdTech Magazine

Communities of Practice: A Professional Development Theory for the Digital Age. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:24. In our digital age, social interactions are evolving as people increasingly turn to social media and other virtual spaces to connect.

A Special Letter From Santa in 2018 … Why Teachers Must Be Magic!

techlearning

Welcome to a very magical entry for 2018… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season. For those following my 150 Resource STEM Series it will follow my holiday posts).

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Dream, Design, Create… 3D Printing

CUE

My Tech Toolbelt Podcast episode 22 3D Printing – Dream Design Create – Brian Adams Have you thought about exploring the world of 3D printers? Do you have a 3D Printer, but not sure what to do with it?

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Chrome Can: Chrome for the Holidays!

Dr. Shannon Doak

This post, while not really in line with my other posts, where you can learn about how Chromebooks are great tools for creation, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, will introduce some great things a Chromebook can do to help you all celebrate the holiday season.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. While four-year-olds can’t compete with even third graders in engineering, they can learn and benefit from modified lessons.

"Think Like Churchill" Brings History to Life

techlearning

In Think Like Churchill, users face several scenarios from Nobel laureate and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's life and must weigh how to respond at key decision points

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

Education is changing and we have to address these changes in order to adapt and choose the right path. There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning.

Library of Congress Adds Awesome New Tools. Today? Case Maker.

techlearning

A year or so ago, the Library of Congress introduced three new apps that focused on civics and the use of primary sources. Eagle  Eagle Eye Citizen, Engaging Congress and Kid Citizen were developed through the LOC’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program

What is Cheating in the Digital Age?

Tech Helpful

For the past few weeks, I've heard the laments of teachers worrying about cheating. For some, it's because they are actively aware it is happening in their classrooms. For others, it's because they have heard it is happening in someone else's classroom. As I hear what others are saying I am appalled by some of the blatantly sneaky cheating that is going on by students but I also am aware of a gray area that seems to blend the lines between right and wrong.

Educational Windows Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Similar to Mac Apps for Teachers, Educational Windows Apps is a resource section we created last year to help teachers using Windows in their instruction find and access educational Windows apps. We.read more

Teachers, Take a Break!

Teacher Tech

Our Bodies and Our Brains Need a Break Last year I wrote Don’t Be the Holiday Grinch: Ditch the Break Packets. For years I made these giant holiday worksheet packets. No one told me to do that? I thought I had to do that, what from my past made me think this was something that was […]. The post Teachers, Take a Break! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries

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Some Excellent Reads for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since its inception last year, our Pinterest board ‘Great Books for Teachers’ have grown so much in popularity with more than 16k followers and over 170 pins. During 2015, we reviewed a number of.read more

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Teachers, Take a Break!

Teacher Tech

Our Bodies and Our Brains Need a Break Last year I wrote Don’t Be the Holiday Grinch: Ditch the Break Packets. For years I made these giant holiday worksheet packets. No one told me to do that? I thought I had to do that, what from my past made me think this was something that was […]. The post Teachers, Take a Break! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries

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Humans, machines and learning

Learning with 'e's

Image by Mike MacKenzie on Flickr One of the many topics I discuss in my forthcoming book is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the future of learning and development.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore.