Tue.Jan 15, 2019

3 Awesome Minutes: Question Formulation Techniques (QFT)’s

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chris Fancher talks about how to use question formulation techniques (QFT)’s in your classroom by sharing what he does in his. This simple 3 minute technique can change your classroom.

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How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

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.

College Students with Disabilities are Too Often Excluded

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. AnnCatherine Heigl, a sophomore at George Mason University, recently attempted to join all eight sororities at her school. All eight turned her down.

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Free Lesson Plans from Study.com

Ask a Tech Teacher

Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, quizzes, and more.

Teacher Google, Doctor Google

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

How many of you have googled instructions to repair or replace something in your home, garden, or vehicle? How many of you have googled an ailment to see what remedies are suggested? My guess is: All of you!

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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2018

techlearning

It is critical to select products that work best to support your makerspace

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Engaging Social Media for Educators

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.

Social Media is Increasing Anxiety, Depression, Especially in Teen Girls. We Need to Talk About it.

EmergingEdTech

Educators should be aware of the mental health challenges that more and more of our young students are dealing with. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smartphone and similar. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record. There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. Last year, U.S. education technology companies raised $1.45 billion, matching the previous high for the single-year funding total of this decade, set in 2015. The funding total in 2018 also eclipsed the $1.2 billion raised by U.S. edtech startups in 2017.

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52. As an educator, you’re swamped when it comes to keeping up with the latest and greatest in ed tech. You count on us to advise you on IT management and ­general tech know-how.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it it was like she met a new best friend,” her Boys and Girls Club teacher James Carter said. They just clicked.” And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.” Even better, it was Ayanna who had programmed Cozmo to say it. Ayanna is one of roughly 50 kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania who are using a new artificial intelligence kit created by ReadyAI.

PhET in 30 Seconds

techlearning

This short video showcases the site's famed interactive simulations as well as some pros and cons that'll help you decide whether it's right for your students

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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

Edsurge

Open educational resources hit a turning point in 2018. For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. But fans of OER are increasingly facing a problem.

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Common Sense Launches Curriculum to Combat Sexting, Tech Addiction & Cyberbullying

techlearning

Common Sense today launched the Digital Citizenship Curriculum for grades 6–8, available free to all schools through its flagship Common Sense Education platform

How Colleges Can Support Faculty New to Teaching Online #DLNchat

Edsurge

“Online teaching is the joy, fun, and magic of bringing teaching and learning into the online environment,” Karen Costa tweeted last Tuesday, January 8, kicking off the #DLNchat. Many may agree with Costa, but for faculty who have spent their academic careers teaching face-to-face, the shift to online instruction can be daunting. So last week, the #DLNchat community shared ideas about how to best support instructors making the transition to the online classroom. Hello #dlnchat.

The Paper Bag Mask – An Interesting Path to Success

Teacher Tech

You Are More Thank You Think You Are A Guest Post by Brock Heasley I’m a writer, but for most of my life I didn’t know that. Drawing Not Writing Back in high school, writing was an academic exercise at best, a vehicle for whatever B.S. I needed to create to fill out the required […]. The post The Paper Bag Mask – An Interesting Path to Success appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post Paper Bag Mask

New Verizon Fees Could Cut Off Access for Millions of Remind Users

Edsurge

Can you hear me now? That’s what Remind and many of its users hope to get across as they protest Verizon’s new fees, which threaten to disrupt use of the messaging service millions of students and educators depend on. Thousands of teachers have taken to Twitter this week to blast the telecommunications company and defend Remind , a school communication platform used for everything from announcing homework assignments to contacting parents when a student is sick.

5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more.

Language barriers still impede home-school communication

eSchool News

Just a little more than half (55 percent) of teachers in a recent survey say their schools translate parent correspondence into other languages, despite federal data showing that almost 5 million U.S. students are English language learners (ELL).

VIPKid to Host Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that VIPKid will be sponsoring Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed , a professional learning community on edWeb that focuses on supporting ELL/ESL students to improve their academic achievement and English language learning.

Tech directors: Here’s how to truly support multi-screen classrooms

eSchool News

Today, education is far more flexible and collaborative than a generation ago, and technology is key in enabling teachers to quickly adapt lesson plans to suit the moment’s activity.

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BETT19 Preview— Free Biology Games to be Showcased at Bett

techlearning

Two free interactive platforms that teachers can use to help students learn about molecular biology have been developed by researchers

Why Onboarding New Devices is Impossible on Your Network

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

For most workplaces, wireless networking (WiFi) is as important as utility power, air conditioning, heating, and running water. Because of this, many kinds of companies invest in standby power generators to largely eliminate the business interruption from a loss of utility power.

NEC Display Consolidates Entry-level Projector Series

techlearning

New MC and ME series offer affordable models with up to 15,000 hours of lamp life

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Three Ways Technology Can Help Teachers Differentiate Student Learning

eSpark

This piece originally ran on Edsurge. The wide range of differences found among children when they first enter school is sufficient to tax the skill of the most capable teacher.”.

Celebrating the Success and Differences of Others #LEAPEffect

The Principal of Change