Mon.Jun 10, 2019

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Blackburn on episode 511 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter So many kids struggle, especially in summer school.

Take a road trip with Google MyMaps

Ditch That Textbook

This post comes from accepting a challenge. I’m a regular listener of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast hosted by Matt Miller and Kasey Bell. After listening to an episode about how to use Google MyMaps in the classroom I was inspired to create a choice board using Google MyMaps as the platform. I shared my […]. Ed Tech G Suite Guest Blog edtech google google mymaps gsuite gsuite edu

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Summer Learning Happens at Home

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Where’s the best place for summer learning? Hint: Don’t look far.).

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, education finds new ways to make learning more inclusive and diversified. The latest change agent is Artificial Intelligence (AI), now being used in classes to focus learning, simplify redundant tasks, and infuse lesson plans.

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.

How am I going to make this work relevant?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Peter Greene said: … if your spouse says, “I’m looking for ways to make you interesting and appealing,” that is not a good sign.

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What To Do When 50% Of Your Students Send In Copied Work? - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

What To Do When 50% Of Your Students Send In Copied Work? Guest post by: ALICIA ROTHER Author Bio: Alicia Rother is a freelance content strategist who works with small businesses and startups to boost their brand reach through creative content design and write-ups.

Is School Surveillance Going Too Far? Privacy Leaders Urge a Slow Down

Edsurge

To surveil or not to surveil? That is the question U.S. schools are grappling with as they face mounting pressure to better protect students against the gamut of growing safety concerns, from school shootings to bullying and self-harm.

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

The Hechinger Report

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

It’s game over for the Institute of Play as an organization. In an email sent last week, the New York-based nonprofit announced plans to close operations at the end of this summer.

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.

What Do Teachers Look For When Listening To Educational Podcasts?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Do you have a favorite educational podcast or podcaster that you enjoy listening to? So do we! Learn what makes EDU Podcasts so awesome! The post What Do Teachers Look For When Listening To Educational Podcasts?

How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, Various times I get feedback from students that they find me too unsure when in front of the class. What are helpful strategies to get better at this? This is especially hard for me since I teach large classes and it is challenging to connect.

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How to Prepare for End of the School Year and Summer Time Staff Pd Days

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Are you a Technology Coach working on extensive summertime professional development for teachers who don't want to attend your sessions and if they do, aren't fully involved in the activities?

ISTE NEWS: HoverCam Spotlights Next-Gen Learning Platform at ISTE 2019

techlearning

The company will feature its Pilot Series of digital teaching stations; next-gen document cameras; and the debut of ClassFusion, a presentation and learning management software platform for today's digital classrooms

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.

New Colorado Innovation Program Will Unleash Innovation

ExcelinEd

Earlier this month Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB19-216, creating the High School Innovative Learning Pilot Program.

Video Journals to Help Build Powerful Ideas and Reflective Thinking

EdTechTeam

Getty Images. We often hear phrases such as, “student-centered learning” and, “student-directed learning.” Educators often manifest these phrases through the creation of small groups, allowing students to work together, or giving student-choice in projects.

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4 Steps For Planning A STEAM Program In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Steps For Planning A STEAM Program In Your School contributed by Caleigh Heenan As a teacher in her 13th year, I’ve seen many educational initiatives come and go. However, one recent trend in education has long been a passion of mine: authentic, personalized learning.

Turning New Teachers into Intentional Learning Designers

techlearning

An executive director of high school instruction shares how his district is transforming its induction program into an ongoing support system for early-career teachers

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.

Survey Reveals How To Get Kids Interested in STEM

Fractus Learning

According to a survey of 1,100 high school students, humor, relevancy, technology, and busting myths may be the four ingredients necessary to get kids interested in STEM careers. SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in […]. Educators STEM

Clark Griswold would have loved Google My Maps. So will your kids

techlearning

Tenae Alfaro, Slate Creek principal, is planning a summer trip and so she asked fourth grade kids to do some in-depth research and plan a trip for her

OPINION: How ‘free college’ turned into a ‘state-by-state hodgepodge’

The Hechinger Report

. There’s a national conversation about “free” college taking place in statehouses and dining rooms across America. There are many students who want to attend college, but costs get in the way. Currently, only 47 percent of U.S. adults aged 24 to 64 have a college degree.

Using a growth mindset as the foundation for SEL

eSchool News

Research continues to show the benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL), especially with elementary-age students. But as SEL gains ground, educators need to think about best practices for adding it to their classroom. One of those approaches includes using a growth mindset.

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.

Beginning with the Brain

Reading By Example

I have long loved learning about the brain and how it miraculously works FOR our body. Our brain figures out instantaneously how to respond to any given situation. Our brain knows how to respond to a positive event, such as holding your child for the first time.

KODABLE: Revolutionizing Coding & Empowering our Students’ Futures

EmergingEdTech

As a teacher who holds a degree in computer science, I am passionate about teaching kids coding. Exposing students to coding at a younger age isn’t just a good idea anymore, it’s a necessity. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Teaching Coding

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Save Text, Video, Images to Handy Virtual Corkboard

techlearning

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) is a website (and Chrome app) where kids can save text, video, and images to a virtual corkboard to share or catalog them for future use

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Getting Physical: How the Flagway Game Sparks Learning and Love of Math

MindShift

Seventh-grader Ellie Snyder always hated math. Nevertheless, when she heard about a game that combined math and athletics, she thought, “Why not? I’ll try it.” Her best friend, Olyvia Marshall, already loved math. Both girls signed up for the new Flagway team at Mansfield City Schools in Ohio. “We

EdTech at School

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