Mon.Feb 18, 2019

Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

During the last month, Ask a Tech Teacher readers voted on which tech tools had the greatest impact on their teaching. For this Best in Category award, we asked them to look for the ones that made them say Wow and rush to share with colleagues everywhere.

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VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom.

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3 tips for creating a positive AR and VR experience in every classroom

Ditch That Textbook

“I don’t have enough devices.” This is a common reason teachers give for not being able to integrate augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences into their classrooms. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are powerful learning mediums that continue to find a foothold in education. Augmented Reality (AR) – always involves adding […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog ar in the classroom augmented reality edtech virtual reality vr in the classroom

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively

EdTech Magazine

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:45. One question I hear a lot in my travels is, “Can primary students use tech effectively?”. My answer, always, is, “Of course!”

12 apps to help students improve their self-control

eSchool News

Building social and emotional learning (SEL) skills such as self-control requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home.

Visible Learning in Literacy: 3 Takeaways from John Hattie and Nancy Frey

The Web20Classroom

Opportunity to learn with renowned education researchers and practitioners rejuvenates the mind and reignites the passion in many educators.

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OPINION: Black students’ ‘unprecedented and unequal’ college debt should cause alarm

The Hechinger Report

. Today, students from all backgrounds are choosing to go to college, and many borrow money to make that possible.

Reading Fuels Empathy. Do Screens Threaten That?

Edsurge

Reading changes our brains. Beyond allowing humans to gather and synthesize new information, research shows it is key to cultivating empathy in individuals, too. One study finds this to be particularly true for fictional stories, which allow readers to imagine themselves as other people, in other worlds, with different ideas and challenges. The effects of reading on the brain are also strongly influenced by the medium through which we read. For a large part of human history, that has been print.

How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats

The Hechinger Report

Participation in the federal lunch program is used to track student poverty rates. Photo: Tovin Lapan. In 2014, schools had a new way to give students free breakfast and lunch, paid for by Uncle Sam.

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Finally: Pearson Sells Its US K-12 Courseware Business

Edsurge

Nearly a year after announcing the plan , Pearson has finally sold its U.S K-12 courseware business. The buyer: Nexus Capital Management , a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The headline value of the sale is $250 million, but the deal structure is broken down into several components. Pearson only gets $25 million in cash upfront. Nexus will pay the remaining amount—$225 million—in three to seven years.

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value

TeachThought - Learn better.

Think Like A Fitbit: Measuring What We Value contributed by Chase Orton I spent the summer asking math teachers the following question: At the end of the school year, how do you want your students to feel about themselves as mathematical thinkers?

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After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels

The Hechinger Report

Kaitlyn Barton writes down young patron’s orders while working her second job at Yazoo Pass in downtown Clarksdale last Halloween. Barton teaches English full-time at Clarksdale High School. Photo: Eric J Shelton for Mississippi Today. MARKS, Miss. —

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Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft

Edsurge

“Can we set the story in Minecraft?” We had been working for several weeks on a storytelling unit in my ESL classes in 2012. We had read and analysed short stories, examined the grammar of narrative tenses, looked into setting, character descriptions and developing plots. It was time to create our own stories. Yet, one group was struggling for ideas. I needed to intervene. I suggested taking inspiration from a story they knew. What films had they watched recently?

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How Do You Make Meaningful and Professional Online Learning Modules For Your Staff?

TeacherCast

Learn the six most important things about creating online courses and professional development learning modules for your school district today! The post How Do You Make Meaningful and Professional Online Learning Modules For Your Staff? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher by Terry Heick Teaching isn’t easy. It will challenge your content knowledge, pedagogical skills, charisma, diplomacy, communication, statistical analysis skills, and a dozen other strands you didn’t know where strands. Some teachers may try to tell you that being happy doesn’t matter. That it’s about results. Performance. Or […]. The post 10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher appeared first on TeachThought.

iCivics: The Bacon of Social Studies

techlearning

What’s the bacon of social studies? That one thing that is so delicious that you need to integrate it into your classroom

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How We Can Fix Faulty Background Knowledge

MiddleWeb

Good teachers 'stir the pot' to activate student background knowledge before a new lesson. But what if their understandings are flawed? Teacher educator Curtis Chandler has research-based tips to help detect and fix the faults. Plus some tech tools that can add fun to the process.

Today's Newsletter: What is Genuine Personalized Learning?

techlearning

Personalized learning must embrace the need to engage the interests of the individual learner

What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is eduCLIMBER? A Tool To Organize Student Data Once And For All by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by eduCLIMBER, a platform designed to organize actionable data that allows educators to make informed decisions that will help students succeed.

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Stanford History Education Group: Read Like a Historian

techlearning

The Stanford History Education Group website provides teachers with document-based curriculum and innovative assessments that are ready to use in the classroom

Some Excellent Resources for Teaching Learners with Autism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning needs of autistic students require a special attention from those attending to them. This is because autistic learners exhibit a wide range of characteristics that often interfere with their.read more

Community Based Instruction: Essential for Special Needs Individuals with Behavioral Difficulties

Fractus Learning

What is community-based instruction (CBI)? How is CBI different from field trips? Community-based instruction is education that is based in community environments as opposed to highly controlled locations such as schools or center-based programs. Community-based instruction […].

Conference Hunting Season

techlearning

You should follow these 5 guidelines when it comes to hunting for learning at these educational events

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Better-Angels.org @BetterAngelsUSA Better Angels on Facebook @billdoherty @JohnRWoodJr Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

HWB: Forces

techlearning

This interactive program will help you teach all about how forces work

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Google Certified Educator Level 2 Toolkit (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Level 2 Toolkit (FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Get the FREE 3-in-1 Download, including (1) The Level 2 Google Certified Educator Capacity Matix, (2) The Level 2 Challenge Tasks, and (3) The How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams eBook! Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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POWERUP Toys Debuts Three New Products at Toy Fair 2019

techlearning

New toys provide STEM activities to young learners

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A New Survey Creator Tool to Try Out

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Poll Animal is a web tool that enables you to easily create and share surveys and polls. Poll Animal is simple and easy to use and provides a wide variety of interesting features that will definitely.read more

4 Easy Steps to Use Prodigy as a Spiral Assessment Tool

Prodigy

Learning doesn’t always happen in a straight line. That’s why spiral assessments are an enlightening way to track how much students understand and retain throughout the school year. Did you know you can use Prodigy to deliver spiral assessments directly to your students while they play?