Mon.Feb 04, 2019

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that have people talking.

AI + 5G = New Internet in 2020

The Journal

The marriage of two emerging technologies – AI and 5G – are about to remake the Internet. In this week’s blogpost we speculate on the changes these technologies and this New Internet will engender

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The first handheld graphing calculator, the Casio fx-7000G , appeared in 1985. Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics.

10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

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.

5 ways you can Ditch That Burnout

Ditch That Textbook

Teacher burnout can be very tricky. Sometimes it’s a slow burn that lays low for a long time and other times, it can show up in an explosion of flames. Either way, when it rears its ugly head, there are ways for you to be proactive to the signs of teacher burnout, no matter what […]. Guest Blog burnout education teacher burnout teaching

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Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two on this series based on Computation Thinking. This second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculum. You will not want to miss it!

Google Classroom: Class Roster Chrome Extension

Teacher Tech

Quickly Export Your Class Roster from Google Classroom A simple class roster is something all teachers need. Google Classroom is great but getting a simple roster of your students is not easy.

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Weakest students more likely to take online college classes but do worse in them

The Hechinger Report

. Online college classes and degrees give working adults a lot of flexibility in furthering their educations but there’s a big policy debate over whether students are learning much. According to the most recent federal statistics from 2016, roughly one out of every three or 6.3

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Jonathan Nalder Goes BOLD


CUE’s 2nd annual BOLD (Blended and Online Lesson Design) Symposium is set for May 4th-5th at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad, CA. Of the many talented educators who will be presenting and showcasing at BOLD, Jonathan Nalder is set to take the stage as one of two featured speakers.

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.

OPINION: College athletics departments do a better job counseling students than career offices

The Hechinger Report

. Ohio State football phenom Nick Bosa is expected to be among the first picks in this year’s NFL draft. But his career trajectory is far from typical. Out of 500,000 student-athletes competing at NCAA and NAIA schools, fewer than 1.5

Football, Commons, and the Long-term Sustainability of OER

iterating toward openness

This post is rather long. For the tl;dr, read the final two paragraphs. Football as played in America is not the same sport as the football they play in the rest of the world. Actually, that is an oversimplification, as a wide range of very different games are called “football” around the world.

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When acceptable attire depends on the color of your skin

The Hechinger Report

Every day educators teach students the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Many are familiar with the biblical verse, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’


By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. News , and is singled out for its high reading and math achievement, as well as its relatively narrow equity gaps among different ethnic and socioeconomic groups in academic performance. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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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.

What's New in Google - January 2019


Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from January 2019, and see great ideas and resources

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why.


Dan White, the co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, an educational video game developer based in Madison, WI, knows from personal experience that kids can get a lot more out of video games than entertainment, sharpened reflexes and enviable manual dexterity. Back in the '90s he was a devotee of Civilization, a game where players run an empire from the dawn of time to the Space Age. Along that timeline you make all sorts of interesting strategic decisions about your empire,” says White.

Turn Your Word Documents Into Dynamic Websites Using SWAY!


This week, Microsoft announced a brand new feature that allows users to easily transform any Word Doc into a beautiful website using SWAY. This process is pretty awesome and extremely to do and I highly recommend you try it out with your students today!

Could Entrepreneur Programs Someday Replace Their Colleges?


If I gave you a magic wand, and said you could redesign a college from scratch, what must your students learn? I argue that you need to help build problem-solvers who are adaptive, creative and entrepreneurial in their thinking. It turns out you can find programs on today’s campuses that already teach these things: entrepreneurship programs.

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.

A Tech Coach Wrap-up and Review of the FETC Conference 2019


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick look back on a fantastic trip to the FETC Conference. Later in the episode, we sit down for a conversation with Sam Brooks and Lance Key to discuss how their school district is personalizing learning in their school district.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Playing Video Games


From high school valedictorian to game company CEO to computer science instructor, all I really needed to know, I’ve learned from video games. With lessons ranging from time management to algorithmic graph search, here are three of the games that have influenced me the most, and what I’ve learned from playing each of them. Final Fantasy Min-maxing is a resource-management term used often in terms of gaming strategy. It is the process of maximizing results while minimizing resources spent.

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A Student’s Best and an Assignment’s Value


I’m on a constant search for amazing stories, and I particularly like those that tell the story of the good people can do—when given the chance.

5 ways we develop SEL in our students

eSchool News

These days, words like bullying, isolation, suicide, peer pressure, and anxiety are more and more commonly used among students, parents, and educators. As educators, we hear these words and experience the reality of each. I’m reminded of a time when the expression, “Can’t we all just get along?”

EdTech at School

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

Microsoft Takes a Bite Out of BrightBytes, Acquiring Its DataSense Platform and Team


From launching new tablets to virtual-reality curriculum , Microsoft has added plenty to its educational offerings through a series of new product updates and acquisitions over the past few years. The company’s latest deal involves something a little bit more invisible and behind the scenes, but what it calls “one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education.”

Ebook and Audiobook Usage in Schools Sees Record Growth


Eight millions students from 17,000 districts and schools have the opportunity to access digital books through Sora, the new student reading app from OverDrive Education

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More Evidence: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment and Attainment


Children participating in the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program are more likely than their peers to enroll in college and earn a degree. This according to new research from Matthew Chingos, Tomas Monarrez and Daniel Kuehn of the Urban Institute.

Cell and Cell Structure App An Impressive Guide to Basis of Life


Cell and Cell Structure is a reference app that takes kids on a virtual journey through cells


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.