Wed.Oct 17, 2018

What I’ve Learned (and Will Teach) from Disaster

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 378 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ve reflected on the things I’ve learned and will teach as a result of experiencing disaster.Things are challenging for many of us without power, but we’re learning and pulling together. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers.

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Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

Let’s not simply end poverty. Let’s ignite prosperity.

The Christensen Institute

In an attempt to highlight the importance of its goal to end poverty and to inspire many who may not be attuned to the struggles of the poor, the UN General Assembly created the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognized October 17 every year. On that day, the UN and other major development organizations discuss the progress that has been made in ending poverty and the work that remains to be done.

Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 15-19, 2018 as Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

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.

SEL shouldn’t be a canned curriculum that we buy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 3

EdTech Magazine

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 3. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:14. Ask the Experts: What Cybersecurity Aspect Is Crucial for K–12 Leaders? . More on How to Get All of the K–12 Community Involved in Maintaining Cybersecurity. Security.

Students analyze rap lyrics with code in digital humanities class

The Hechinger Report

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!

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Building Conceptual Understanding

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

The Hechinger Report

Aboubacar Konate graduated second in his class from high school, took Advanced Placement classes, speaks four languages and played three sports. College was my dream and my goal,” he says.

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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.

Real or Fake? Factitious is a Breakthrough Tool for Assessing Student Online Literacy


Real or fake? Biased or unbiased? Trustworthy or untrustworthy? During a recent trip through different parts of Texas, I got the chance to lead several teacher conversations around these three questions.

OPINION: The Opt Out movement is gaining ground, quietly

The Hechinger Report

. Imagine hundreds of thousands of parents protesting the ways in which schools educate their children. Now imagine that this protest continues for several years in a row and that it takes place in multiple locations simultaneously.

15 Simple Tricks To Improve Your Presentation Skills


Teacher's “present” often, but presenting outside of the classroom is a different situation. Educators AND students can use these tips to help make the most of these opportunities! Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

To boost preschool quality, Massachusetts invests in college degrees for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Preschool teacher Kayla Pinto works with a 4-year-old student at the Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Massachusetts. Pinto is working toward a bachelor’s degree, with the support of state programs that aim to increase college access for early childhood educators.

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.

Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering. If you are anything like the educators and leaders in the schools and districts we at iTeach support, you are already a ‘believer’ in the promise of a learning experience that is personalized.

How to Bring Innovation to Campus Without Cheapening Education


Many professors worry when they hear the word “innovation,” or when they see college leaders looking to the business world to upgrade practices on campus, because they fear it will weaken the quality of education. There’s even a growing body of scholarly work critiquing a so-called “McDonaldization” of higher education , saying colleges risk becoming factory-like deliverers of training rather than places of research and intellectual exploration.

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Higher ed conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count


There’s nothing quite like a higher education conference. Could be it’s the opportunity to hear how other institutions are tackling the same issues you are, like the rise of active learning or the need to reduce IT risk.

What’s in a Word? Mrs. Wordsmith Raises $11 Million to Become the ‘Pixar of Literacy.’


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then some investors are betting that pictures of words could be worth millions of dollars. Specifically, $11 million—which is what Mrs. Wordsmith , a London-based education startup, has raised in its Series A round. The deal was led by Trustbridge Partners, and previous investors Reach Capital and Kindred Venture Capital returned to contribute to this round. Reach Capital is also an investor in EdSurge.) To date, Mrs. Wordsmith has raised $14.5 million.

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.

Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon


As educators, we are constantly seeking to engage our students in the most meaningful ways. Not engage, like simply hooking them in with entertaining or trending toys, rather we work to engage our students in meaningful learning.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself


Curriculum Associates has been around for about five decades, and has reinvented itself throughout the years. The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. But eventually, it started incorporating technology in its offerings. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. EdSurge recently spoke with Rob Waldron, the CEO of the North Billerica, Mass.-based

Winner of 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Aims To Improve Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer


Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Rishab Jain the winner of the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist).

Adolescent Wellness Program Builds Flexible Learners


Sitting on my mat, in a room full of seventh graders, I said to myself, “Something is wrong.” It was too quiet, too calm. As I led the group through our opening rounds of sun salutations, I was unable to shake the thought, but when I opened my eyes it suddenly occurred to me that the room was silent because everyone was engaged in the movement and breathwork that I was leading.

EdTech at School

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

Mastercard and Scholastic Partner on Girls' STEM Education


Today, Mastercard and Scholastic announced plans to help raise awareness of STEM-opportunities among all students, reaching 20,000 classrooms, including 300,000 girls nationwide through hands-on, in-class materials.


How Do We Create Teachable Moments from our Most Vulnerable of Times in the Classroom?


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff sits down with Pam Moran to discuss her 43 years of being in education. Learn not only how to create a positive and innovative culture in your school district but also why it’s important to have the ability to create teachable moments when things don’t go as planned in the classroom. The post How Do We Create Teachable Moments from our Most Vulnerable of Times in the Classroom? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence


-- Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System Invention in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- Silver Spring, Md. and St. Paul, Minn.

Continual Professional Development for Teachers


Schools across the country, are resorting to the best of practices to change the face of education. With each passing year and generation, tools and techniques, students and their learning preferences, and attitude towards learning continue to change.

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.