Wed.Mar 06, 2019

What This Writing Expert Learned That Will Make You a Better Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on episode 454 of the 10-Minute Teacher Angela Stockman has been spending time with students as she teaches them to improve and enjoy their writing. She’s learned some remarkable things that she shares on this show.

The Research Behind the TED Talk: Angela Duckworth on Grit

Digital Promise

This blog post was updated on March 6, 2019 to include more current research, information, and opinions on grit in the classroom.

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Personalized Learning and the Shift from a Pedagogy of Poverty to a Pedagogy of Plenty

Education Elements

A few months ago I attended ICLE’s Leadership Academy in Atlanta and heard Dr. Tyrone Howard speak.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

March 10th-15th: the 56-page PDF, “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” for free! “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” is a thorough discussion on which are the most useful tools in a K-8 classroom, organized by grade level.

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.

OER 3.0: K-12 Teachers in Michigan Are Creating and Using Deeply-Digital, OER Curricula

The Journal

OER – Open Education Resources — will play an increasingly important role as schools move to 1-to-1. In this week’s blog post, we describe OER 1.0, OER 2.0 and OER 3.0. Examples of OER 3.0,

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Designing for Deeper Learning: A Conversation with Author Julie Graber

EdTechTeacher

Innovation in education has accelerated, in large part, due to the tremendous changes in digital technologies. Each one of these innovations have, in various degrees, shifted teaching practices in schools across the nation.

Book review – Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Dangerously Irrelevant

This post is a review of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray. Disclaimer: both are friends of mine so keep that in mind as you read below. My short recommendation?

A big reason rural students never go to college: Colleges don’t recruit them

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Lowndes, a rural student in Michigan, at a college recruiting fair in Grand Rapids she traveled an hour on a school bus to attend. Photo: Aaron Gettinger for The Hechinger Report. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —

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4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:43. As one-to-one programs see significant growth in K–12 schools across the country, IT teams will need extra support to manage and maintain the surge of student devices.

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.

5 Tips to Design Better Forms

techlearning

Google Forms is a marvelous tool in the classroom. Get even more value out of form by applying these five tips that go beyond the basics

Review: Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer Offers Simple and Speedy Creation

EdTech Magazine

Review: Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer Offers Simple and Speedy Creation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:14. Dremel, a company known for creating award-winning rotary power tools, has built a 3D printer that deserves a spot in today’s modern classroom.

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Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B

Edsurge

A company best known (and sometimes rebuked) for its plagiarism checker has just received one of the biggest checks in the education technology industry. Turnitin, an Oakland, Calif.-based based developer of software that uses artificial intelligence to scan students’ writing and code assignments to check for plagiarism, will be acquired by Advance Publications, a media conglomerate that also owns Condé Nast. The deal, which The Wall Street Journal estimated is worth nearly $1.75

Student Agency – Fitting your own mask first

EdTechTeam

For many educators, teaching is a calling. It’s not a job or a paycheck, it’s in the blood. They are inspired to craft methods to draw the greatest potential from students, colleagues and themselves. This calling, however, can come at a price.

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.

Move Over, Laptop Ban. This Professor Teaches a 5-Hour Tech-Less Reading Class.

Edsurge

David Peña-Guzman starts off his Friday class at San Francisco State University like any other professor might: students file in and pull out their note-taking materials, and he opens his laptop to begin lecture. But stay in Peña-Guzman’s class a little longer—maybe five hours longer—and things start to look a little different. For starters, it’s long. The course, titled “The Reading Experiment: The Power of the Book,” takes place every other Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

According to Code.org, the majority of Americans want schools to teach computer science , but only 35 percent of high schools teach it.

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education

Edsurge

Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. The company boasts a footprint of 70 million educators and students using its G Suite for Education tools, and 40 million users using its Classroom app. Lupoli, senior director of technical integration strategy at Irvine, Calif.-based

Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups? by Terry Heick Want to help us beta test TeachThought Groups? If you love TeachThought and love learning, an upcoming opportunity may be useful for you or someone you know. We are beginning early beta testing of TeachThought Groups, a social learning approach that gathers teachers based […]. The post Want To Help Us Beta Test TeachThought Groups? appeared first on TeachThought. TeachThought Updates & Events

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.

Investment in Early Learners Is on the Rise

Edsurge

As venture capitalists and private-equity firms continue to invest billions of dollars in education, they’re increasingly directing their funds to early childhood development, a long-neglected subset of the education population, according to a panel of impact investors this week at SXSW EDU.

Delete Resolved Comments from Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Comments in Google Docs Resolved Google Docs (Sheets and Slides) are amazing for collaborating. The ability to insert comment notes to collaborators to interact around ideas is a game changer. But what about when they resolve the comment? You get an email that the comment was resolved. I’m sure some people love that, I feel […]. The post Delete Resolved Comments from Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

Edgenuity Partners with Institute for Teaching and Leading

techlearning

The report identifies best practices for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of digital learning models through case studies of schools at various levels of implementation

Delete Resolved Comments from Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Comments in Google Docs Resolved Google Docs (Sheets and Slides) are amazing for collaborating. The ability to insert comment notes to collaborators to interact around ideas is a game changer. But what about when they resolve the comment? You get an email that the comment was resolved. I’m sure some people love that, I feel […]. The post Delete Resolved Comments from Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Creating Agricultural Awareness PSA’s in @WeVideo: @BullisSchool 9th Grade Human Geography Students #edtech #DemonstratingUnderstanding

techieMusings

Introduction — Our ninth grade Human Geography students recently completed a unit in Agriculture and Rural Land Use. Teachers Ben Mosteller, Kristin Kowalew, and Allison Ewing wanted students to showcase their understanding of the unit by creating an Agricultural Awareness PSA.

Zooniverse Brings Real-World Research into Classroom

techlearning

Students choose research projects that range from transcribing documents from Shakespeare's era to cataloging galaxies through Galaxy Zoo

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

Gaggle Releases Student Safety Report

techlearning

49 out of Every 10,000 Students Used Online School Accounts to Divulge Suicidal or Self-Harm Urges in a Six-Month Period

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.