Wed.Aug 22, 2018

Inspiring a Love of Writing in Fifth Graders

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 343 with Faith Marie Brody From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Classroom teacher Faith Maria Brody talks about how she inspires a love of writing in her fifth graders. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. Donor’s Choose.

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Middle School Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following middle school writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any middle school teachers interested in using them have access!

New Bedfellows: the Marriage of Personalized Learning and High-Quality Curriculum

Education Elements

Unexpected pairings are a common feature throughout history and culture; Dharma and Greg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Frog and Toad, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Opposites attract when they have a shared purpose and their strengths complement one another.

Interoperability in K-12 Education — How Districts Can Improve Teaching Efficiency and Student Success

Digital Promise

For anyone working in K-12 schools and districts, using multiple software products is a way of life. In fact, according to a Digital Promise study , 74 percent of districts use more than 26 different education technology products and another 17 percent of districts use over 100.

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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.

Using Google Slides to create Instagram Stories in class

Ditch That Textbook

Instagram is social media behemoth, and it keeps growing. It has eclipsed 1 billion users, and it’s the second most popular social media platform with teenagers behind Snapchat, according to a report. Although one statistic says it has more daily teenage users than Snapchat. It’s just one of a variety of social media and other […]. Ed Tech creative google apps ideas instagram google slides instagram in the classroom social media in classroom

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New Bedfellows: the Marriage of Personalized Learning and High-Quality Curriculum

Education Elements

Unexpected pairings are a common feature throughout history and culture; Dharma and Greg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Frog and Toad, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Opposites attract when they have a shared purpose and their strengths complement one another.

The Maker Movement Meets Literacy

CUE

The maker movement is all about making learning meaningful through creating new solutions. Some of you may say to yourself, “My school doesn’t have a makerspace,” or “I don’t have time!”

How Edge Computing Could Benefit K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

How Edge Computing Could Benefit K–12 Classrooms. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:22. If cloud computing is about processing data out there, edge computing is the opposite.

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OPINION: The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any

The Hechinger Report

. Imagine you must construct a building. When is the right time for you and your team to consider preparedness for natural disasters such as earthquakes?

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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.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With AR/VR in the Classroom

Edsurge

Getting started with augmented and virtual reality may seem overwhelming, but with the right approach, successful implementation is achievable—and can actually be a lot of fun to learn. As we head back to school, a solid plan will help turn frustrating experiences into mind-blowing creative lessons. But first, an introduction to the world of AR/VR, which can sometimes get confusing. Nearpod Exploring Ecosystems VR lesson What’s the Difference?

Should We Be Teaching Our Students To Write Like a Blogger?

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, we welcome blogger and podcaster Laura Yates on the program to discuss how teachers can help improve student engagement through blogging and podcasting.

How Do You Include Your Community in Creating Your Vision for Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

Over the past year, we’ve collected dozens of stories from educators and school leaders around the country, each at varying stages of personalized learning implementation in their schools and districts. Many of these accounts clearly illustrate both the challenge of answering the above question as well as the benefit and absolute necessity of doing so.

Should We Be Teaching Our Students To Write Like a Blogger?

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, we welcome blogger and podcaster Laura Yates on the program to discuss how teachers can help improve student engagement through blogging and podcasting.

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 Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice

Edsurge

During the last few weeks of summer as children cool off in lakes, pools, hydrants and beaches, some of our nation’s top teachers have been upping their game in preparation for this year’s students. Teacher-led conferences are popping up nationwide, cultivating communities of practice where educators share their best practices, celebrate their work and prepare to innovate on instruction for the upcoming school year.

15 active learning activities to energize your next college class

Nureva

The evidence just keeps growing – postsecondary students engage more, learn more and accomplish more with active learning.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 128 Navigating Victimhood Culture As An Educator

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 128 Navigating Victimhood Culture As An Educator Drew Perkins talks with sociologist and author Bradley Campbell about how educators might benefit from a better understanding of victimhood culture.

Create a Classroom Ad Campaign

EdTechTeam

TODAY on EduSlam… Create a Classroom Ad Campaign. To watch the video which was released today but will disappear on Sept 4. Sign-up HERE. What does an ad campaign have to do with being a teacher you might ask?

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.

Putting the Personal in Personalized Learning

EmergingEdTech

During back to school season, so many things are new. New students. New teachers. New learning. New school or district wide initiatives, including new software. Yet, for all that’s new, there are. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Report: Educators Believe Educational Technology Improves Student Achievement

techlearning

Educators overwhelmingly believe educational technology is an effective tool for improving student outcomes, according to a new national survey from DreamBox Learning ® and PBS.

Investors Write $3.2 Million Check for Writing Startup That’s All About Peer Feedback

Edsurge

If I were to use Writable to create a rubric for writing and grading funding announcements of the type you might typically see on EdSurge , it might look something like this: The K-12 writing-support tool is not (currently) designed for publications covering startups and venture capital. Yet many of the tool’s pre-set rubrics—citing credible sources, grouping related ideas and clearly stating a thesis, for instance—cover best practices that apply across disciplines and professions.

Teaching Kids to Examine Media Critically

techlearning

Critical Media Project Relevant media clips get students examining identity, culture Pros: The curated, high-interest, and identity-focused clips makes media literacy relevant and personal.

EdTech at School

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

New Google Classroom: Add Your Resources to the About Link

Teacher Tech

Link to Resources in the About Link The About tab in Google Classroom is no longer. Instead, you want to create a topic on the Classwork page for About/Resources. Add assignments to the About/Resources that are ungraded without a due date. Copy Link Once published, you can copy the link to the About section of […]. The post New Google Classroom: Add Your Resources to the About Link appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

techlearning

In past years I always had students create either a blog or a website to publicly share their work and curate their progress. Click here for an example.

New Google Classroom: Add Your Resources to the About Link

Teacher Tech

Link to Resources in the About Link The About tab in Google Classroom is no longer. Instead, you want to create a topic on the Classwork page for About/Resources. Add assignments to the About/Resources that are ungraded without a due date. Copy Link Once published, you can copy the link to the About section of […]. The post New Google Classroom: Add Your Resources to the About Link appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Hitachi America, Ltd. Introduces Two New 5,000 Lumen, 3LCD Laser Projectors

techlearning

Today, Hitachi America, Ltd. announced the newest expansion to its Collegiate Series line with the addition of two new 3LCD laser projectors. Both the LP-EU5002 and the LP-EW5002 offer 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness with resolutions ranging from WUXGA 1920x1200 to WXGA 1280x800 respectively.

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.