Thu.May 28, 2020

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay.

8 Ways Parents and Teachers Support Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Corona virus has been difficult not just for teachers and students but for parents. They aren’t used to the homeschool aspect of remote teaching and it is a challenge to balance the needs of all of their children as well as their own personal circumstances.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” ” – Robert John Meehan. The school year may have left you exhausted.

Guest Post: Reimagine What Learning Looks Like in a Classroom

Digital Promise

Spending my adult life in a job surrounded by children couldn’t be more rewarding. Watching them grow physically, mentally, and emotionally may be one of the best experiences an adult could have.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Strange. Challenging. Hopeful. These are probably the best adjectives that describe the times we are all currently living.

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task.

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Don’t stop with broadband—build an infrastructure for supporting students

The Christensen Institute

From major cities to swaths of rural America, long-standing gaps in internet connectivity have never been so stark. Disparities in students’ access to home Wi-Fi have turned the “homework gap” into a far more serious “school” gap.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp.

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.

Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 027 – Marion-Walker Elementary School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10- to 15-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 027 is below.

Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. When students create comics they use props, scenery, dialogue, text, and characters to visualize and contextualize vocabulary and knowledge.

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Stay Active at Home With These 6 Fun AR / VR Apps

Edsurge

Remote learning may be new for millions of educators, but as someone who’s worked from home for the past four years, I can confidently say you do adjust. I suppose I learned my work habits from my father.

EdTech at School

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

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content.

How Colleges Can Help Educate the 40-Million-Plus Newly Unemployed

Edsurge

Roughly one out of every four American workers are now unemployed, after jobless claims rose to more than 40 million this week. Typically, that results in a rush of people looking to higher education for new skills and credentials.

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter ( @ShellTerrell ) and on this blog.

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Defining Leadership in a Time of Chaos

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert “True Leadership only exists if people follow when they have the freedom not to.” –Jim Collins What does leadership look like? When I was doing leadership work with DLA (Defense Logistics Agency), my audience was mostly male, mostly retired military, and very, very blunt.

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.

The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers. When students design games they use a lot of creativity and critical thinking skills.

The Question of Screen Time Once Again is Front and Center

EdNews Daily

Studies identify the optimum screen time for children, and most schools are very careful to adhere to the guidelines. Even so, the question of screen time is never far in the background, especially during this time of COVID-19 and forced virtual learning.

7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” ” – Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann (1996). On this blog I’ve shared thousands of web tools, apps, and resources that are free or offer a freemium option for teachers.

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Are you trying to teach your kids too much at home?

The Hechinger Report

Teachers say parents shouldn’t worry about spelling or formal writing when teaching their young kids at home. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report Credit: Jackie Mader.

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.

12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. This Wednesday, November 13th, is World Kindness Day!

Supporting English learners with culturally responsive teaching

eSchool News

Culturally responsive teaching before COVID-19 and after should focus on keeping students’ cultural norms and beliefs in mind and putting time into relating to students who have different life experiences, languages, and values than your own.

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Tis’ the Season to be Jolly! 25 Days of STEM Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Happy holidays! To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I will be sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar.

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CUE Announces Partnership with Microsoft for Global EdTech Academy

CUE

CUE and Microsoft have teamed up for a global collaboration – bringing the masses free, universal access to an entire suite of live and recorded EdTech resources, Master Class sessions, and personalized office educators with educators and authors in the field.

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.