Mon.Sep 10, 2018

The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Morgan Toal shares on episode 356 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

“The most accurate predictor of school success is the size of a child’s vocabulary at age five of ‘book’ words,” according to a report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:50.

Newcomer Students in Rural and Suburban Communities

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Where are America’s immigrant families settling, and where are their children going to school?

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.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken some time and research to put together for you. I believe that connecting our students to the world is so important. The internet provides many possibilities. In this post I want to introduce you to 25 of of them. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey.

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Common Project-Based Learning Myths and Mistakes

Battelle for Kids

Schools around the world are shifting to project-based learning, which challenges students to create something original while collaborating and building knowledge through authentic learning tasks. But how do you make this kind of deep learning a reality in your classroom? There are so many moving parts to PBL that it can be difficult to know where to start. P21 Blog

Can SEL Spark the Shift to Student Agency? – From Tom Driscoll


More than any other idea in education, the idea of student agency suffers from the greatest disconnect between intentions and outcomes.

College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

The Hechinger Report

Only a handful of states, colored in blue, are predicted to see an increase in the number of students attending regional four-year colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. The rest will see declines in students. In the red-colored states, the drop in students will exceed 15%.

How To Play The ‘Count To Ten’ Team-Building Game

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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.

This Mississippi district says these four strategies are helping their struggling readers

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today! Mississippi has long struggled to improve reading scores.

Engineering the Environment for AAC Users


As an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country. Recently while in California, working with special education teachers, we were exploring how the physical environment impacts student learning.

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.


Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media.

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning


A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video).


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.

The Secret to Finding ‘Aha’ Moments in Math Class


After several decades of experimentation with technology in schools, we continue to face fundamental questions: What role should technology have in the classroom? How often should it be used? What are the opportunities for technology to transform both teaching and learning? As the CEO of Woot Math and previously of Kerpoof, I have spent the last ten years grappling with questions like these.

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What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick answer the questions you have emailed, tweeted and left voice messages about. . The post What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

. The recent resignation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s (CPFB) top student loan official, Seth Frotman, comes on the heels of several policy changes at the U.S. Department of Education that enrich big businesses at the expense of students and borrowers.

14 Time Saving Tips For Your Next Website Redesign


Learn our 14 most important tips and tricks for your next website design project. Check out our video of our recent keynote presentation. The post 14 Time Saving Tips For Your Next Website Redesign appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

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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.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process


At the start of this decade, the education industry saw hundreds of flowers bloom. Launched from garages and tech accelerators, startup after startup burst onto the scene with technology tools for the education market. The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. Data from investment bank, Berkery Noyes suggest these deals have grown at a steady clip since 2013.

What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick answer the questions you have emailed, tweeted and left voice messages about. . The post What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

New Research Explores Teens' Use of Social Media in 2018


Common Sense today published a new research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. GoGuardian Announces Beacon, Self-Harm Prevention Tool for Schools ] Highlights include: Teens are on social media for much of the day.

OneNote Tips and Tricks, and Leading Edge Certification


In this episode, Michael and Tom discuss their experience with Leading Edge Certification, sharing about the Professional Learning Leader Course. They also share the other of trainings available through Leading Edge.

EdTech at School

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

Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Link to Graphic Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom To get students quickly into Google Classroom Have them go to [link] You click on the settings cog at the top right to find the class code. Click on the tiny triangle next to the code to “Display.” ” Students click the plus icon in the upper […]. The post Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS


How are you driving your Ed Tech instruction? When the song “ Life is a Highway “ comes on, it is one of those songs you turn up a little, maybe even smile, roll down the window, and sing the chorus. One line sticks out to me “ Life’s like a road that you travel on. ”

Can Federal ‘School Safety’ Funds Be Used for Surveillance Tech? Congress Is Looking Into It.


On the heels of news that the Education Department would consider if schools can use federal funds to arm teachers with guns, Congress is asking if the same block grant that could go toward firearms can also be used to purchase surveillance technologies such as security cameras and metal detectors.

Sphere Introduces Bolt


Robotic toy company Sphero announces its newest product, Bolt, a robotic ball with coding capabilities through the Sphero EDU app.

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.