Thu.Aug 08, 2019

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Sherry St. Clair on episode 540 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sherry St. Clair gives us principles for effective instructional coaching.

Top 10 reasons to take immersive learning into your classroom


Immersive learning is considered the future of education, and research already backs this up. The main thing that introduces a game-changing aspect in the use of immersive learning is that of incorporating a more hands-on approach to the learning environment.

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Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. Starts Monday, August 12, 2019! . Click to sign up.

Guest post: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond


If we go by Training Magazine’s prediction about the eLearning industry, it will be safe to say that Online learning is not a small industry anymore. In fact, expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 5% between 2019 and 2024 and expected to cross the $200 billion mark by 2024. . Learning through a virtual medium has become highly popular over the last decade.

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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.

With ‘Hybrid’ Campuses, Online Course Providers Offer In-Person Services


In theory, online courses have the potential to untether learning from location, freeing students to study anywhere they can pick up a Wi-Fi signal. Yet in practice, that’s not how they tend to behave.

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Checkbox: Check It

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Checkboxes Checkboxes in Google Sheets has become a spreadsheet staple! Incredibly easy in Google Sheets. Highlight the range you want checkboxes and use the Insert menu to choose “Checkbox.” ” True or False The checkboxes are the value of the cell.

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Colleges Enlist Peer Mentors to Make Campuses More Welcoming to Neurodivergent Students


With parties, pep rallies and the departure of their parents, many freshmen find college orientation exhilarating. Others primarily perceive it as … noisy.

Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

The Hechinger Report

Quincy, 3, is ready for adventure as he plays with his mom, Lynette Stewart, at George Rocky Graham Park in Marin City, California. Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. MARIN CITY, Calif.

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Meet the DJI RoboMaster S1, a Mini Tank Drone and Trojan Horse for Teaching Code


It's a tank-like DJI drone, but a fun way to learn code, too

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.

The Journey of an Entrepreneur Starts With a Single Idea


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff welcomes writer, author, and entrepreneur Shane DeRolf from BigWordClub on the program to talk about how teachers can start with a single idea and turn it into a profitable business concept.

A few universities help black and Hispanic students reach and finish graduate school

The Hechinger Report

Josiah Hardy, who plans to become a doctor, adds dyes to solutions in a lab at Duke University, where he spent his summer in a program emphasizing students from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are not well represented among those earning Ph.Ds. “It’s

3 Tips to Prepare Your Campus Wi-Fi Network for a New School Year [Video]


Is your campus Wi-Fi network ready for a new academic year? In this edition of Ask and Engineer, Erik gives three tips to help prepare your wireless network for any device or application. BYOD in Education Wi-Fi Performance Wi-Fi Design

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Facebook Course Partner Raises $12 Million Series A


Inking 21 college partnerships in just four months validated Eleanor Cooper’s startup in a big way.

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.

4 benefits of using Minecraft in the classroom

eSchool News

When I met Grade 5 teacher Mark, he came to me with an exciting idea: He wanted me to work with him to teach creative writing through Minecraft in the classroom. I signed him up as my dissertation student in my Master of Education course, and over the following year we got to work on our project.

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An Administrator's Guide for Back-to-School Success with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

Back-to-school time can be a mixture of fast-paced planning and excitement that creates an energizing feeling all around. Whether you are new to ST Math or are familiar with the program, implementing ST Math with fidelity directly affects program progress and effectiveness.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

The Hechinger Report

Quincy, 3, is ready for adventure as he plays with his mom, Lynette Stewart, at George Rocky Graham Park in Marin City, California. Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. MARIN CITY, Calif.

Where You Are Right Now

The Principal of Change

I saw this picture on Imgur awhile ago, and I have it saved in my favorite images. This is a good reminder for us as individuals and as schools. For individuals, focusing on goals is essential, but the process and the journey are important and where you are now will only happen once.

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.

Writing Tools for Students and Teachers (Book Review)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This week’s featured book is authored by Roy Peter Clark and titled ‘ Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer’. While everybody can use this book to enhance their more

6 Tips for A More Accessible Classroom. Advice from @HabenGirma, First DeafBlind Graduate of @Harvard_Law


Haben Girma, author of Haben: The DeafBlind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law shared advice for making schools more accessible for students

Moving from textual thinking to visual thinking

eSchool News

We need to start seeing the world in different ways if we hope to make effective use of the tools of the digital age.

Scoutlier Offers Easy to Use Platform for Classroom Research


Scoutlier is a warehouse for middle and high school students to share pictures, observations, measurements, or videos (either on the web or through iOS and Android apps

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

The use of digital textbooks in classrooms is growing in the face of the easy availability of smartphones and the Internet.

Here Is How to Access Google Drive Files Offline

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One of the important Google Drive features that is overlooked by several teachers is the ability to use Drive files offline. This allows you to access, view and edit files such as Google Docs,read more

56 Essential Truths for Effective Teaching


Danny Steele and Todd Whitaker have done an impressive job recognizing and explaining 56 Essential Truths to help teachers be the best they can be for students, writes school leader Doug Dunn. The 99-page book works as a quick read or a source for daily inspiration.

Private Schools Are Ready to Serve Low- and Middle Income Students


Students from all socioeconomic backgrounds deserve to have access to an education that best fits their needs. In many cases, a private school option may be the right one. However, trends in enrollment and private school tuition suggest it is becoming more difficult for students from middle- and low-income backgrounds to access private schooling options.

EdTech at School

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