Mon.Jul 01, 2019

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work.

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8 questions that help get at deeper thinking and learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to drive deeper student thinking and learning, consider these 8 questions from Section A of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. I still have a few spots for summer PD so I’m reprising this popular discount: July 5th-8th: Group Professional Development. Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Writing With Tech.

CK-12 Certified Educator Program - free resources and free PD

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 is one of my favorite resources for educators. It contains a wide variety of materials, lesson plans, virtual labs, interactive lesson activities, digital-multimedia "flexbooks" and much more. CK-12 also has a certified educator program for teachers.

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.

Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives

EdTech Magazine

Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Mon, 07/01/2019 - 06:10. Students at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools are preparing for careers, but not in the way that many associate with traditional vo-tech education.

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Wiley Buys ZyBooks in $56M Cash Deal to Bolster Courseware Offerings


Textbook publishers, once considered likely and logical buyers for education technology startups, have lost a bit of their appetite. Pearson has bowed out (but started its own investment fund ). Cengage and McGraw-Hill are merging— with each other.

CleverPDF - 27 Powerful and Free Online PDF Tools

Educational Technology Guy

PDF files are extremely useful and ubiquitous. There are ways to view them on any device and any platform. Sometimes you need to convert a PDF file to another format or you want to convert another file to a PDF file. There are a lot of resources out there to do this. CleverPDF is one of them.

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The Art of Learning, In and In Spite of School: A Conversation with Austin Kleon


Austin Kleon is a New York Times bestselling writer who draws. And his work draws from his experiences in school, weaving across the realms of interdisciplinary thinking, social-emotional learning, self care, and the steady search for creativity on a human scale.

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Live Total Solar Eclipse Coverage from the Exploratorium on July 2

Educational Technology Guy

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 12:23 to 2:46 p.m. PDT, the Exploratorium , in partnership with NASA , will broadcast a total solar eclipse from the NSF’s Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile.

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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.

The Breaststroke (A Reflection on the 2019-2020 School Year)

The Jose Vilson

The last time I went into a swimming pool, I did my usual routine. I’d put my full right foot in, slowly lean with my left foot, and draft full body into the water. I’d wait a few minutes before doing an accelerated vertical drop so as to wet my shoulders and head.

Google Classroom: Make Your OWN Grades

Teacher Tech

Which Gradebook Defines Your Classroom? I have been loathing this update since the first day that Google Classroom came out. The gradebook. Now it is here and it is available to everyone and it is terrible.

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The Best Uses of EdTech: Giving Every Student a Voice


One meaningful use of education technology is the ability to change how students can share their voice After 10+ years of exploring and writing about the evolving relationship between technology and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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NASA STEM on Station - lesson resources with the International Space Station

Educational Technology Guy

NASA is an amazing resource for STEM education. They have multiple sites and programs, with multimedia and lesson resources for educators. NASA also has a speakers bureau that will provide engineers, scientists, and other professionals to speak to audiences around the country.

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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.

Charter schools aren’t a radical solution and neither is blaming them

The Hechinger Report

A pre-K class at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images).

Ironhack Raises $4 Million to Grow Coding Bootcamps Across Europe and Latin America


Francesca Giordano says she learned the hard way that in some businesses, it’s who you know, not what you know. The Venezuelan graduated from the University of Miami and fought to get a work visa. She struggled to find work in her area of study, commercial graphic design.

4 Ways to Improve Digital Equity in Your Classroom


From inconsistent homework policies to a perceived lack of empathy and understanding from their teachers, the students were coming at the digital equity issue from a whole different angle

Departure of ‘Fame’ high school principal is victory for arts education and student power

The Hechinger Report

Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform ’42nd Street.’ ’ on March 19, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images.

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.

At a Time of Campus Polarization, Can ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ Efforts Help?


There’s a growing call for diversity on campus. And it’s not all about demographics—there’s a new push toward making classrooms inviting to a diversity of political viewpoints.

The Missing Piece of Coding Education: How Do You Turn Block-Based Coders Into Text-Based Coders


Just about any teacher who has incorporated Scratch into her classrooms knows that students love this free block-based coding language. Invented by MIT, Scratch allows users to drag-and-drop blocks that snap together to form “lines of code” that they can then run to see an output.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)


ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me. However carefully I plan my choices, each year I am plagued by FOMO. This year, with the help of ISTE Librarians Network President Nikki Robertson, I asked our colleagues who attended the Network Breakfast to help us all out by sharing their biggest takeaways.

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Best of #ISTE19 Podcast from @SoundTrap. Great for Those #NotAtISTE


Podcasts include experts discussing topics such as accessible technology, digital equity, digital portfolios, inclusive classrooms, and podcasting with students

EdTech at School

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

OPINION: ‘What teachers and schools need is for the whole community to see education as its job’

The Hechinger Report

When you think about the obstacles that many students face, you might not put the weather at the top of the list. But during a typical Twin Cities cold snap in January, a family in St. Paul, Minnesota, had to deal with their children coming home to bone-chilling cold when the furnace broke down. It’s hard for children to focus on homework and studying when they’re freezing. In this case, help was available. Mary Vang , a nonprofit employee embedded at St.


2 ways educators are using data to solve problems

eSchool News

The chorus singing the praises of data in education has been ever-present for years now, but it’s not always clear how educators can effectively put that data to use. Should we be using data to solve problems at the individual student level, the school level, or district level?

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ISTE 2019 Wrap Up & Review


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode, we take a look back at the conference and share insights from both educators and edtech companies about what they see as the state of today's digital classrooms and what we can look forward to next year at ISTE 2020. The post ISTE 2019 Wrap Up & Review appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Flipgrid: Exciting updates from ISTE


Every 45 seconds of every minute of the 2018/2019 school year, a new educator signed up for Flipgrid. During the past school year, kids shared 24 billion seconds of Flipgrid video.

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.