Tue.Sep 11, 2018

10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are already blowing up my Twitter feed with awesome photos taken during their first few station rotation lessons !

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home?

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Hear from Real Teachers about the Benefits of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Across the country, educators are demanding opportunities to personalize their professional learning. Research suggests the traditional professional learning methods—typically one-size-fits-all and top-down—don’t meet the needs of today’s educators or their students.

HE challenges: finding innovative solutions to the rising costs of attending university


It is in a way appropriate that the higher education space mirrors and also reveals the broader challenges faced by the society of the day.

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.

We Remember… 9/11

Ask a Tech Teacher

America, we love you. History News


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9-11-01 Seventeen Years later and still remembered

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Getting into medical school is brutal. Getting through medical school is even worse.

St. Vrain Valley School District is the future of America

Dangerously Irrelevant

The St. Vrain Valley School District is arguably the most innovative school district here in Colorado. And I’m incredibly excited to lead their next principal licensure cohort starting in January 2019. Woo hoo! Here is the district’s latest video. Public education proud, indeed.

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Tools that create change: Lessons from the U.K.’s health system

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Dr. Vikram Devalia, a practicing clinician from the United Kingdom with a special interest in applying business theory to improve healthcare systems. Over the past twenty years, innovators, policymakers, and administrators have worked tirelessly to reimagine the U.S.

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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.

A Measure of This Teacher

The Jose Vilson

This is how it had to be. 90° weather permeated a musty classroom, untouched since mid-summer when custodians and school aides moved furniture away then into the center to wax the floors. My old room's furniture found its way into this room as well. The first two days of setting up my classroom involved lifting bookshelves, setting up student desks, the teacher area, and textbook collections (because calling them "libraries" would be an insult to libraries).

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

Teachers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, use a curriculum that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities. Emily Hanford | APM Reports. This story was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission.

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing by Terry Heick David Deutsch wrote about this idea over on Nautilus a few years ago, but I saw it for the first time today. [su_quote

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

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.

Dog Introductions, Humanization and Other Ways Online Ed Can Better Serve Students


Online education has been touted as a way to increase access to education. But it’s increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, even as digital learning makes its way into more institutions’ offerings. The quality of online courses still varies drastically, and research shows there are major racial disparities in digital-learning outcomes. This has all left us asking: Who does online education really serve?

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Learn How Thousands of Students Are Learning about Digital Literacy This School Year!


In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Jeff Meyer, the Director of Education for Learning.com. The post Learn How Thousands of Students Are Learning about Digital Literacy This School Year! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

MeTEOR Education Names Industry Veteran Cindy Eggebrecht as Senior Vice President of Marketing


– MeTEOR Education has announced the appointment of Cindy Eggebrecht to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years.

Learn How School Districts Are Creating A United Communication System Through The Use of Smore!


In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Rachel and Shlomi from Smore on the program to discuss how educators and school districts are using Smore’s robust platform to communicate with students, their communities, and each other.

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.

TypingMaster Launches TypeTastic School Edition


(Helsinki, Finland) September 11, 2018 —TypingMaster Inc., a leading provider of engaging keyboarding courses, today launched TypeTastic School Edition , which includes an entire K-12 keyboarding curriculum, as well as a suite of teacher tools.

Engagement Thrives When Students Own Their Math Learning

MIND Research Institute

In each installment of our Educator Perspectives series, we interview teachers and administrators across the country who are engaging, motivating and challenging their students in unique ways.

Many College Courses Are Either Overloaded or Underfilled. That May Be Hurting Retention.


Crafting an efficient schedule of college course offerings means solving a complex puzzle. And more colleges these days are turning to algorithms to help reduce the number of classes that are either overloaded or full of empty seats. A study out last week of about 200 colleges found that many course schedules are “unbalanced,” with 45 percent of courses analyzed filled to less than 70 percent capacity and 23 percent of courses classified as “overloaded,” meaning more than 95 percent full.

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Study: Are We Preparing Kids for Jobs of Tomorrow?


To better understand the struggles teachers face in preparing young people with digital skills, PwC conducted a survey of more than 2,000 K–12 educators.

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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.

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Sarah Thomas


Sarah Thomas helps to connect educators around the world. Want to connect with thousands of educators? Find out more about EduMatch on Episode 49 of TLC Ninja. The post TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Sarah Thomas appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire connected educator Personal Learning Network (PLN

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions


I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless.

5 Ways to Find Edtech Candidates Who Aren’t Looking


How do you attract your ideal candidate if that person isn’t actively searching for employment? A candidate can become an applicant at any moment, so you need to be ready when that happens. In fact, if you’re doing your job well, you may actually cause it to happen. But let’s start with a reality check.

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Funny Face Picture Prompts Spice Up Class Photos


For most of us we have just two options when it comes to group photos. Say cheese is the standard. Okay, be silly, is next. Second grade teacher Shira Moskivitz has figured out a way to make boring class or staff photos a thing of the past.

EdTech at School

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