Mon.Dec 03, 2018

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Subscribe today!

College Major Myths

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anyone studying the humanities probably has a story of someone raising a skeptical eyebrow and asking: “What do you plan to do with that?”

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Why I Became A Teacher

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Jill Drum. A few years ago, I began planning my retirement for when I reached the end of 31 years of teaching. This June will be it, and as the date rapidly approaches, panic is setting in. My whole identity is that of a teacher.

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.

What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code. Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade. 10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code. Hour of Code 101. Metaverse–Education Game-changer. A Thanksgiving Poll for Students–What does ‘Turkey’ mean?

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Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest.

Beyond the Hour of Code: 20+ free lessons for teaching computer science

Ditch That Textbook

Computer Science Education Week is the first week of December. Have you heard of, participated in, or seen images of the Hour of Code on social media? If so, you probably know how engaged students are and how creatively they solve problems when learning computer science. If you have wondered how to harness that excitement […]. Guest Blog Uncategorized code coding computer science computer science education csedweek hour of code

The Difference Between Education 1.0 & 3.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Education 1.0 & 3.0 contributed by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

“In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,” said Antonis Katsiyannis, Clemson University researcher and the lead author of a 2018 study on school shootings.

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.

5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

Apps are increasingly common in U.S. classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). BrightBytes Inc. is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools.

You Don’t Have To Like It (Students Watch and Talk About Us, Anyways)

The Jose Vilson

A few times a month, I’ll be on the whiteboard, jotting down examples for my lesson with my back turned to my students. The students find ways to distract themselves (while believing they have nothing to copy down along with me, but that’s another story).

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8 Great Ways to Enhance Retention [Infographic]

Edsurge

Whether we’re studying arithmetic or calculus, we tend to forget most of what we learn and only hold onto a few key details. How can we retain more of what we’ve learned and fight our tendency to forget? How can teachers equip their students to retain more of the information they’re given? To learn more, check out these 8 great tips for enhancing retention. Click here to see the full infographic. Education Technology Learning Research Research

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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.

How Should You Prepare to Present a Multi Hour Presentation or Workshop?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick dissect the dreaded “multi-hour workshop presentation” and provide key tips, tricks, and strategies for your next large conference workshop presentation or school based professional development day. .

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

The digital divide between rich and poor students isn’t what it used to be. As more devices find their way into homes, screen time across the socioeconomic spectrum is growing. But some more affluent parents are starting to pull back, setting stricter limits on device use both in and out of the classroom. That was the focus of a recent New York Times article, which noted that even as America’s public schools promote the use of devices, others are banning screens from class.

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How Should You Prepare to Present a Multi Hour Presentation or Workshop?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick dissect the dreaded “multi-hour workshop presentation” and provide key tips, tricks, and strategies for your next large conference workshop presentation or school based professional development day. .

December’s Top 5 Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of December’s top 5 books on education that you won't want to miss! The post December’s Top 5 Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

OPINION: Don’t trust university accreditors to stop for-profit schools from scamming veterans

The Hechinger Report

. When U.S. Marine Anselm Caddell completed his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, all he wanted to do was pursue a degree in criminal justice. It was a path he believed would provide him with the skills and credentials for a career in the security industry.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time.

Today's Newsletter: How to be a Part of the Biggest Week in Edtech!

techlearning

Late January 2019 in London will be the place to be for all things edtech with three major events in one week

In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

Edsurge

Is there a disconnect in current efforts to teach computer science? Some teachers think so. In a new survey, 88 percent of teacher respondents said they believe computer science is critical for students’ success in the workplace—but two in 10 teachers said their students aren’t taught any computer science. Commissioned by Microsoft, in time for Computer Science Education Week, the survey was conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov, who surveyed 540 K-12 teachers.

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EdTech at School

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

Simply Way to Incorporate Game-Based Learning into the Classroom

techlearning

TeacherGaming pairs digital games with high-quality lesson plans and learning analytics

You Can Code! Start Learning Today!

Teacher Tech

Coding Google Forms Workshop Starts December 3rd You can code Google Forms with Google Apps Script. Google Forms are pretty amazing on their own but coding makes them even better. If you would like to learn how to code Google Forms, with an emphasis on increasing your productivity as a teacher, this is the workshop […]. The post You Can Code! Start Learning Today! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Coding Google coding go slow Google Apps Script

Students Advance to Finals of Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

techlearning

Finalists in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas will be traveling to venues in their home state this December to compete in person

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

Edsurge

New York City—Gen Z students don’t want the same things from college their Millennial predecessors did. Elite colleges will be just fine, but mid-tier campuses without defined niches will face extinction. And Elsevier, the for-profit scholarly communications giant that many librarians and researchers love to hate, will never go away. Those were all takeaways from the ITHAKA Next Wave 2018 conference, held here last week.

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.