Thu.May 02, 2019

Micro-credentials to Support Learner Variability in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Educators welcome a diverse set of students into their classrooms daily. Every student brings a unique background with their own set of experiences, interests, strengths, and challenges.

The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. In a sharp departure from some of his more technocratic arguments of years past, Brooks has been writing passionately about the essential — and oft-ignored — role that relationships play in our lives and the lives of children.

Is Coding Over? Why Learning to Code Is Really About Learning to Learn.

Edsurge

We are now living in a technological world and the future of work is this: Tech workers will no longer solely work in the tech industry. Every field will hire employees with strong digital skills, and this trend will only continue to accelerate.

7 Things That Can Spoil Your Relationships With Your Students

EmergingEdTech

Teaching should be about guiding and inspiring your students, not punishing them Has something like this ever happened to you? You’re about to start a new course at university. You’re excited and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

When Learning Goes Nomadic

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 4.

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4 fun ways principals can boost teacher self-care

eSchool News

Teachers are very giving people. I read an article the other day that said educators have the most unpaid overtime of any job in the world. And it’s true: We get here at 6:30 in the morning, and most of us leave at 6:30 in the evening. We give so much of ourselves to our students.

5 Irresistible Benefits of Technology in the Math Classroom

Prodigy

The longer educators stand in opposition to technology in the math classroom, the more challenging it will be to engage today’s students. For better or worse, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a student apart from some form of mobile technology.

How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived!

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Bunyard in her home-based child care in San Francisco. Rachel M. Cohen for The Hechinger Report. SAN FRANCISCO — Meredith Bunyard, 34, always knew she wanted to run her own preschool.

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.

Join Us for Great Ways to Use Google Slides for Student-Driven Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Would you like to design and facilitate student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating.

Self-Paced Coding Lessons with Grasshopper

Teacher Tech

Learn to Code with Grasshopper New to coding? Not sure where to start? The Grasshopper app, available on Apple’s App Store and on Google Play, teaches JavaScript through self-paced lessons and practice. Lessons The app guides you through progressive lessons that build on one another and slowly introduce different tools and functions in JavaScript. As […]. The post Self-Paced Coding Lessons with Grasshopper appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Coding Grasshopper

The Next Big Thing?

The Principal of Change

At the beginning of my teaching career, I applied for a Kindergarten position, and from that interview, I was given the opportunity to teach high school technology.

Pear Deck Templates Tip (with a focus on SEL templates) @PearDeck #edtech #SEL

techieMusings

I wanted to share a quick tip on getting started with some of the new slide templates that Pear Deck has been working on. The templates are “meant to jumpstart your use of interactive questions so you can create amazing moments of classroom collaboration and engagement.”

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.

ST Math Provided a Challenge for My Son, and a Mission for Myself

MIND Research Institute

When we decided last year to relocate from New York City to Orange County, CA, I felt a rush of conflicting emotions. Hooray, no more winter! Hooray, Disneyland! Boo, traffic.” And then, most critically, “Oh gosh, what are we going to do about Dante?”

7 Reasons Prodigy Is Right for Your School

Prodigy

More than a million teachers and school leaders across 90,000 schools are using Prodigy. Here’s why. Educators never pay for Prodigy All math, reporting, and access to Prodigy is completely free — and free forever.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades. The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. I was studying at college and a man in a white coat wheeled a television and video player into the room.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Badges and Portfolios

MiddleWeb

David Niguidula goes beyond theory and provides a multitude of authentic examples, practical applications, and thoughtful considerations for the development and use of digital badges and portfolios to boost student mastery, writes teacher leader Jennifer Savery.

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.

Our 2019 Collection of Drawing and Sketching Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of iPad apps we have particularly curated for art lovers. Students can use these applications to unleash their expressive power and enhance their creative thinking.read more. 2019 drawing tools iPad Sketching apps

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May’s Top 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 May’s top books on education that you won't want to miss! The post May’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Top books on education

Here Is A Great Tool to Enhance Students Digital Literacy Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few days ago we featured a number of interesting applications teachers can use to integrate Augmented Reality (AR) in their instruction. In today's post we are adding another equally important.read more. 2019 augmented reality Coding resources

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Selecting Digital Tools for Literacy Coaching

MiddleWeb

Many books focus on effective literacy coaching, and others are specific to technology integration in education. Stephanie Affinito’s Literacy Coaching: Transforming Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology fills a gap by merging the two, writes Shannon Russell.

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EdTech at School

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

9 Books to Read for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Turnitin

A list of 9 books written by Asian Americans to read in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Toca World unites many Story Grammar Settings

SpeechTechie

The free app Toca Life: World (available for iOS, Android, Kindle) works some device magic by uniting any of the Toca Life apps you have on your device. I've long been a fan of these sandbox-play apps that present a variety of scenes mirroring real life for sociodramatic play.

“The biggest problem that we teachers have to face is our students’ emotions and their pressure at home.” – Katarzyna Góralczyk, Poland

Daily Edventures

Katarzyna Góralczyk. English Teacher. 4better. Bialystok, Poland. Katarzyna Góralczyk works to bring technology and creativity into every phase of learning, but before her students can learn, she knows that they must sometimes overcome emotional hurdles. Even something as simple as disappointing grades can uncover deeper problems. All of the students want to have only an A+,” she explains, “and any other grade is a huge disaster for them. So they start to cry or scream.

“The biggest problem that we teachers have to face is our students’ emotions and their pressure at home.” – Katarzyna Góralczyk, Poland

Daily Edventures

Katarzyna Góralczyk works to bring technology and creativity into every phase of learning, but before her students can learn, she knows that they must sometimes overcome emotional hurdles. Even something as simple as disappointing grades can uncover deeper problems. All of the students want to have only an A+,” she explains, “and any other grade… Information 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.