Mon.May 21, 2018

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” ” – Joseph Pulitzer. When I was a child, my father only accepted homemade gifts.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship.

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Linguistically Responsive Teachers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In schools across the United States, the presence of English learners in mainstream classrooms is commonplace.

169 Tech Tip #13: The Powerful Right Mouse Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

The Hechinger Report

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. Students may learn more. Photo: Jamie Martines.

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Speaking kids’ home language in pre-k could provide a lifelong advantage

The Hechinger Report

Specific compliments for newly gained skills decorate the walls in a Colorado Preschool Program classroom at Eyestone Elementary School in the Poudre School District. Photo: Lillian Mongeau.

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Global Programming: Design Experiential Education for Today's (and Tomorrow's) Students

Battelle for Kids

In 1974, a public-school teacher in Washington, DC named Sue Deerin had a bold idea. Recognizing the unique opportunity inherent in the hundreds of foreign missions that had planted their feet in DC, Deerin wanted to build a bridge between foreign diplomats and her students. Tapping into the network that her membership in the Washington Performing Arts’ Women’s Committee afforded her, Sue launched a program that connected embassies and her classroom for yearlong partnerships.

Bring Wonder Back into Your Classroom with TeacherGaming

CUE

Your students know it, science knows it: video games are a naturally engaging, entertaining and personalized way to learn. But how can you tell which ones are educational enough? Which ones fit your curriculum? And most importantly, which ones are actually fun?

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out

EdTech Magazine

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out. jena.passut_7651. Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:49. Cluttered bulletin boards, garbled loudspeaker announcements and missed memos are becoming a thing of the past as a growing number of schools turn to digital signage. The tools make communicating with students, staff and parents easier, more effective and even less expensive.

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.

Google Slides: Frayer Model

Teacher Tech

Frayer Model in Google Slides The Frayer model is a graphic organizer to help students make connections with vocabulary words. Here is a template in Google Slides. Template alicekeeler.com/frayermodel Individual or Collaborative Why open 30 documents when you can open one! Using Google Slides allows each student to add a slide, put their name in […]. The post Google Slides: Frayer Model appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides templates google slides template

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

The Hechinger Report

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C. Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images. “In In middle school, I had a dress code and they always dress coded people,” a Washington, D.C,

The Second Wave of MOOC Hype is Here, and it’s Online Degrees

Edsurge

In the past year or so there's been a flurry of announcements from the big MOOC providers involving new degree programs based around their online courses. Earlier this year, for instance, Coursera announced six new degrees , including the first-ever MOOC-based Bachelors. So far, ten universities have announced MOOC-based online degrees, and together they offer a total of 25 different degrees.

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Infographic: Top 10 Ways Toys Can Teach STEAM

techlearning

The Toy Association has released a new report, “Decoding STEM/STEAM,” to help tackle the challenges, stigmas, and myths related to STEM/STEAM learning.

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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.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

Edsurge

What leads to reading success? In my view, success with reading doesn’t follow from drill and kill practices that stifle interest and motivation. Rather, it follows from nurturing a love of reading and closing the reading engagement gap—the discrepancy between how students engage with modern digital content and how they engage with traditional texts in school. Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill.

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

MindShift

Educators and parents have long known that curiosity is at the center of powerful learning. But too often, in the push to meet standards and pressure to stay on pace, that essential truth about learning that sticks gets lost.

STEM Sims Let Kids Explore Topics From Algebra to Zoology

techlearning

ExploreLearning Gizmos Vast array of science and math simulations impresses Pros: Gizmos are simple to use, cover nearly every topic in math and science, and come with an array of supportive resources and assessments.

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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.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet.

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8 Tips for Quality Posts During Conferences & Events

techlearning

The school year is ending and for many innovative educators that is when their own learning begins as they hit local, national, and international conferences and events like the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit , Building Learning Communities , or International Society of Technology in Education Conference.

OPINION: Technology, stupor and the future of liberal arts colleges

The Hechinger Report

liberal arts education can be a transformative experience, but only if a student is awake to its nascent possibilities. And, being awake to education in this way is becoming increasingly difficult.

12 tips for great speaking

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Tup Wanders on Flickr In my previous post , I reflected on 18 years of keynote speaking in academic conferences. I mentioned that I had spoken at over 250 international events in more than 35 countries. In nearly two decades, I guess you learn quite a lot.

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.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces 1EdTech Initiative

techlearning

How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Mississippi is in line with the majority of states in requiring at least 180 days of instruction time each school year.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md.

Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn’t guarantee better schools

The Hechinger Report

Before she was appointed U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos was one of the wealthiest advocates of the charter school and school choice movement in the country. After assuming her role in the Trump Administration, she became one of the most powerful. At her 2017 Senate confirmation hearing, DeVos began by asking the senators, “Why in 2017 are we still questioning parents’ ability to exercise educational choice for their children?”.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Reading the Trend Lines Reshaping Education: A Look at Bryan Alexander’s Book in Progress

Edsurge

Futurists play a mental game of obsessively tracking what’s new right now and making imaginative leaps to predict what might come, say, ten years out. So what do futurists say is coming for higher education? This week EdSurge sat down with perhaps the most well-known futurist of higher education, Bryan Alexander, who is working on new book tentatively titled Transforming the University in the 21st Century, The Next Generation of Higher Education, expected to come out next year.

Today's Newsletter: Can Tech Keep Students Safe?

techlearning

School security unfortunately remains a popular topic in the Tech&Learning newsfeeds.

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps GIFs Are Everywhere As succinctly stated in this Smithsonian article, “Thanks to the humble GIF, no emotions are too big or small to capture in animated image form.” Why just have your students copy other people’s GIFs when they can make their own in less than.