Mon.Oct 21, 2019

Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tara Martin on episode 576 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In!

Around the Same Table During Media Literacy Week

Digital Promise

“Not everyone plays sports or practices religion…but everyone eats!” ” This is the message behind “Around the Same Table,” one of nine student-produced 360? films screened at the United Nations General Assembly in September as part of MY World 360? ,

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StudySync: 3 Strategies Designed to Maximize the Impact of SyncTV Episodes

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate station rotation workshops with teachers using StudySync , I encourage them to consider designing offline discussion stations. There is value in having a small group of six to eight students discuss a text as opposed to facilitating a whole group discussion.

Videos: Why, How, Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were used only for a few reasons: to teach historical events, as a prize for something students did well, or for the sub to fill the time while I was out.

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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.

The Right Corporate Education Is Key To Growing Your Organization

EdNews Daily

Whether you own a small business, run a nonprofit, or run a Fortune 500 company, you’ve most likely noticed the demands of the workforce are changing. The shift toward businesses becoming more purposeful within their own organizations, and how they interact with the world has a new calling.

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Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. The post Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

Breaking the Blockbuster Model

CUE

In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. Get it–a “nickle”odeon?). Since then, movies have changed a lot, and so has education too.

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Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work

EdTech Magazine

Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:34. There’s a temptation in the world of educational technology to think that if only instructors had the right tools, all their teaching troubles would go away. But Kathleen Perdisatt knows better.

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Breaking the Blockbuster Model

CUE

In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. Get it–a “nickle”odeon?) Since then, movies have changed a lot, and so has education 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.

How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD

Ditch That Textbook

[callout]This post is written by Mandi Tolen a math teacher from Missouri. You can connect with her on Twitter @MandiTolenEDU and check out her blog infinitelyteaching.com./[/callout] callout] Escape rooms are a fun adventure where you solve puzzles to escape from the room. To add to the adventure, you usually have a time limit. I love creating […]. The post How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

How Partnering With a Local University Saved This School From Closure

Edsurge

In 2015, East Upper and Lower Schools—formerly East High School—in Rochester, New York entered into a unique partnership between the New York State Education Department, Rochester City School District and the University of Rochester.

How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD

Ditch That Textbook

Escape rooms are a fun adventure where you solve puzzles to escape from the room. To add to the adventure, you usually have a time limit. I love creating physical escape rooms in my classroom. They are fun and they get the students up and moving in the classroom. However, there are a few drawbacks […]. Gamification creative teaching edtech games in the classroom gamification

This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children

Edsurge

NEW ORLEANS —A little boy with a plastic dinosaur toddles over to his teacher at Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy, in the Algiers neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi. Oooooh! That's a scary dinosaur,” gasps the teacher Tracy McChester.

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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.

A major test for would-be teachers will de-emphasize the more difficult math sections

The Hechinger Report

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Should State Assessments Be Split Up? Testmaker NWEA Thinks So

Edsurge

Last week, testing provider NWEA—best known for its district-level MAP Growth exams—came out with a bold new claim: The way states give summative assessments is broken. Its solution, however, was a bit more predictable: get states to switch to its own model, of course.

Fast: Create a Branching Google Form

Teacher Tech

Create a Branching Google Form Design your Google Forms to provide immediate feedback by utilizing branching options. Create multiple sections in your Form and add only one question per section that determines which section to jump to next.

Accessibility Isn't A Nice to Have. It's A Must Have.

techlearning

Schools should anticipate being the focus of increased scrutiny and challenges to the accessibility of their websites

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.

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds. Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. In September 2019, a young Canadian ed tech company called Classcraft announced that it had raised $7.5 million from investors.

Class Tag, An Easy-to-Use Messaging Tool for Teachers & Parents

techlearning

ClassTag is a messaging tool for teachers and their students' families

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OPINION: Understanding college admissions letters is hard enough, but what if English isn’t your first language?

The Hechinger Report

How do you say “subsidized loan” in Spanish? . Or in Tagalog? Or in German? . Every year, students across the United States open their financial-aid letters from the colleges to which they have worked hard to be admitted. The letters are there to tell students, and their parents or guardians, how much money they are being offered to help pay for their college journey — and how much they have to pay themselves. It seems like a pretty straightforward concept to understand. . It’s not.

EconEdLink: Peanuts, Pecans, and Peas, Please

techlearning

Our country has a day just for nuts.National Nut Day is 10/22. Check out this informative site that looks at the world of the peanut. This tiny legume, commonly considered a nut, had a great influence on our economy.

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EdTech at School

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

Social Studies Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some useful iPad apps curated specifically for middle school students. These are apps students can use to learn and enrich their knowledge about a wide variety of topics.read more

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Working with the Rural Schools Collaborative to close the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

In our work, we’ve learned that when a school gains access to high-speed Internet, the entire community can see positive benefits and economic growth. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Rural Schools Collaborative to help address school connectivity gaps, specifically in rural areas.

Help Students Analyze the Impact of Political Ads

MiddleWeb

We know political advertising persuades and influences. When we use campaign ads in instruction and guide students through the analysis and deconstruction process, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker, we’re helping them become better critical thinkers and viewers.

How Tech Tools Can Reduce Anxiety And Strengthen Relationships With Students

MindShift

Excerpted from Tech With Heart by Stacey Roshan, copyright 2019. Reprinted with permission by Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. By Stacey Roshan. Pencils down, time’s up. Capture all multiples of five before the timer is up. Game over!

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.