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How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem.

Take the LEAP – Don’t Sit and Stick

The CoolCatTeacher

Elisabeth Bostwick encourages us to make progress From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creating the culture in your classroom can help you be a better and happier teacher and can help your students learn better and be happier too.

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12 social media-inspired hooks for class

Ditch That Textbook

Each social media platform grabs our attention in different ways. Here are some ways to use those hooks to engage students. The post 12 social media-inspired hooks for class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Creativity Ed Tech Student engagement

3 school innovation insights that challenge common assumptions

The Christensen Institute

Assumptions about how innovation evolves and spreads can run rampant in the education space. Sometimes these assumptions are perpetuated by durable stereotypes about capacities and challenges in different kinds of schools: urban, low-income, affluent, predominantly minority, etc.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

12 Of Our Most Popular Articles About Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Of Our Most Popular Articles About Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Project-based learning is a useful framework for unifying many of the elements of ‘good teaching’ and progressive learning.

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Genealogy course takes high schoolers deep into their family histories

The Hechinger Report

Reagan Rock, 14, grew up celebrating her Italian heritage. Her grandmother cooked meatballs and classic Italian dishes. She always identified as Italian-American.

4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

In project-based learning, mistakes are allowed and even expected. The result? Students become active rather than passive learners. The post 4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Experienced Teacher

Common Sense Media at Spring CUE

CUE

Common Sense Media will be taking Spring CUE by storm this year, with three sessions organized by the agency to get the word out about digital citizenship.

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Google Classroom – Assignment Templates

Teacher Tech

Create an Assignments Templates Bank I have a style. There are certain ways I write my directions. Certain resources I use all the time. Certain assignment types I like to do over and over again. This means I am also typing the same thing over and over and over again. THERE HAS TO BE A […].

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.

Acadeum Raises $7 Million to Help Colleges Share Courses and Save Money

Edsurge

Change sometimes comes in threes, as it has for Josh Pierce. First, he rebranded his Austin, Texas-based startup to Acadeum. Then, Pierce and his wife had their first child, a boy, earlier this month.

Why People Keep Going

The Principal of Change

You might have seen the below picture below by Anna Vital on “Why People Give Up” : Any single one of those reasons are things that can set us back. They have set me back often.

How Colleges Are Thinking Differently to Serve Adult Students

Edsurge

More than a third of today’s college students are over age 25, and there are millions of Americans who have earned some college credit but no degree. Colleges and companies are trying to learn how to attract and educate this large population of current and potential adult learners.

OPINION: Black students hold too much debt, and the way out includes more and better career counseling

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: Black students are more likely than their peers to borrow money for college, struggle with repayment and default on student loans.

EdTech at School

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

Archdiocese of Chicago Adopts Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades K–2

techlearning

The Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K–2. The Archdiocese will implement the online program as a formative assessment for both reading and mathematics starting in the 2020–2021 school year. &  

How to use Screencast-O-Matic’s Android Screen Recorder App

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam partner Screencast-O-Matic recently released an intuitive Android screen recorder app.

Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

techlearning

Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business –that provides patrons access to over 4,000 on-demand video courses across more than 75 categories  

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The Power of Questions in Instructional Coaching

EdTechTeam

Advice is overrated. I know that may sound strange coming from someone who is writing a blog which is essentially providing advice, but just hear me out. How many times has someone offered you “advice” on how to do your job?

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.

Follett’s Destiny 17.5 Release Features Key Updates

techlearning

Follett has released Destiny 17.5, featuring enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny

One of Those Meetings

Adjusting Course

I was in one of those meetings recently where you know you need a big box of Kleenex nearby. It was one of those meetings where you listen and learn about really complex stuff kids should never have to deal with. But they do. And the people who help support students know this all too well.

Tech Tools—Remark Test Grading software

techlearning

Let the computer do the grading

Technology in rural schools: Addressing digital equity

eSchool News

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out.

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.

Navigating the Waters of Teacher Social Media

MiddleWeb

Teacher Social Media has had a powerful positive effect on Brent Gilson's professional growth. That’s the plus, he says, but there are also the minuses, including too-safe and comfortable conversations, edu-celebrity, and frequent failure to give credit where it is due.

T&L Leadership Summit Preview: Capital Gains—How one Washington, D.C., school made 21st century school promises a reality

techlearning

Attendees to the March summit in Washington, D.C., will visit Garfield Elementary School to see firsthand how edtech is improving learning outcomes

Celebrating Digital Learning Day 2020: Personalized Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Where Learning Clicks

Digital Learning Day allows administrators, educators, and students the time to reflect on just how impactful and innovative digital learning is. The post Celebrating Digital Learning Day 2020: Personalized Learning Anytime, Anywhere appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Open Digital Textbook Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection below. This is a list featuring some popular platforms.read more

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.