Tue.Oct 30, 2018

A Personalized High School: How It Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning.

Google Classroom Comment Bank vs. Setting Your Preferences in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

I was excited in August when Google Classroom got an upgrade. The feature I was most excited about was the Google Classroom comment bank.

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3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

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.

Prepping Your Students for Tech Success


K-12 education has always been about learning and growing; about helping school-age children understand the world they live in, and the myriad ways in which it works.

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Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line


Remember the many hours you used to spend preparing and printing documents each week, only to watch them make their way from students’ desks to the floor, the trash bin or the bottom of their backpacks? This was the reality for teachers living in the paper era.

As states push for news ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning lets Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore Bella Curtis study toward a certificate in horse management. Photo: Austin Haeberle. NASHVILLE, Tenn. –

Make Mondrian Art with Google Sheets


Although you might not recognize the name, you most likely will recognize the look. Mondrian Art is an abstract form of art that uses a creative layout of squares and rectangles, often filled in with primary colors.

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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market


The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades. Today, more than three million students pursue higher education fully online, representing a $20-billion market. While online students are still only about 15 percent of all higher education enrollment in the U.S.,

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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.

7 Fun and Creative Ways for Students to do Research Projects


Giving Student Choice Increases Their Motivation and Buy-in Students thrive when their work coincides with their interests. The great benefit of doing research projects is that it provides the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Class Tech Tips: Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches


When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google. If the first search term I type in doesn’t send me in the direction I was hoping, I head back to the top of the screen and try typing in something different.

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Is Open Content Enough? Where OER Advocates Say the Movement Must Go Next


It’s not uncommon to stumble upon headlines about students spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on course materials. In response, open educational materials, or OER, have emerged as an alternative to expensive textbooks that disproportionately affect low-income students. OER have been around for more than a decade, and the sheer number of these materials—in the form of textbooks, courses, videos, software and other public-domain resources—are increasingly available online.

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When Google Slides and Google Draw Collide


Google Slides and Google Draw are two powerful publication and graphic design tools, but when combined together the results are absolutely explosive for student creativity and expression.

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.

Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds


The number of colleges running efforts to help professors shift from published textbooks to low-cost online materials known as OER is growing rapidly. That was one key finding in the latest Campus Computing Survey , one of the largest annual surveys of college technology leaders in the U.S., which was released today. Nearly two thirds of colleges in the survey—64 percent—reported campus programs to “encourage faculty to use OER content for their courses.” That was up from 34 percent in 2014.

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From inner space to outer space, schools try new ways to help students explore

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ‘s education supplement, Learning. . Purvis Thompson poses for a portrait at the Brooklyn Public Library after taking an anthropology class offered by Bard College on October 16, 2018.

Who’s Doing the Learning?

Teacher Tech

Are the Students Learning or Is the Teacher? A Guest Post by Erin Whalen I have had the privilege of hearing Alice speak several times now, and while I have learned a LOT from her, there is one particular phrase that has really made me stop and think about my own practices. It’s sort of […]. The post Who’s Doing the Learning? appeared first on Teacher Tech. Collaboration DOK Hands-on learning lesson planning

Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation Awards Grant to The Reading League


The Reading League , a Central New York nonprofit organization that trains educators on evidence-based practices to improve reading instruction, has received a grant of $4 million to expand its programs nationally. Pleasant T.

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.

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Sandra Chow


Sandra Chow was first featured on TLC Ninja Episode 18. In it she discusses how she incorporates Virtual Reality into classrooms. Can’t afford to take your students to China to experience the Great Wall? Then bring the wall into your classroom with Virtual Reality!

Sharing the Joy in Math with Global Math Week

MIND Research Institute

Earlier this month, MIND Research Institute partnered with the Global Math Project to share and bring visual math games to Global Math Week. Global Math Project is a movement to bring to life the joy of mathematics all across the world.


“…it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts most.”

The Principal of Change

“The best leaders are lifelong learners; they take measures to create organizations that foster and inspire learning throughout. The most effective leaders are those who realize it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts most.” . ? John Wooden. Two organizations. Both have success.

Survey Tool Aims to Help Districts and Schools Align Time with Values


A new survey tool is designed to give school leaders better insight into how their school’s use of time aligns with school-wide priorities.

EdTech at School

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

Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.

My Island View

In a recent #Edchat discussion we discussed whether or not schools should encourage teachers to use technology to reach out in communication with parents.

Slow WiFi on Campus? How to Measure Wireless Performance at Universities


When you think about the 2,827 public and private, four-year degree granting education institutions in the United States, that’s a lot of students, faculty, and staff! To be more precise, there are 19.9 million students attending American colleges and universities.

PDF To Flipbook With Anyflip


AnyFlip is a cool tool that will convert your PDFs into cool-looking flipbooks. Once you sign up, you can get your online flipbook by simply uploading your pdf on the website. You don’t need to know any coding to be able to do that.

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When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves


Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning.

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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.