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How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park.

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How to Communicate with Parents, Students, and Colleagues (The Easy Way!)


Keeping Everyone on the Same Page Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult When You Use this Simple Hack… Whether your students are in pre-kindergarten, high-school, or somewhere in between, one thing’s for certain– teaching them is not a solo sport.

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FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:56. Wi-Fi-enabled bus programs have the potential to improve K–12 student success by extending their learning time, but the road to implementing one of these programs can be complex.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality


The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter. Schools can be Academies, Grammar Schools, State Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, and so forth.

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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.

Here’s a Preview of February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: February Subscriber Special. Questions Parents Ask about Tech in School. 20 Valentine Sites For Students. How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities. 15 President’s Day Activities.

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7 Reasons You Can't Miss the Personalized Learning Summit 2019!

Education Elements

We're counting down the days to this year's 5th annual Personalized Learning Summit! We're so excited to gather together again this year and share the experiences and innovation we've all been developing since the last PL Summit.

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

The Hechinger Report

The Thompson family, (from left) Clive, CJ, Christine, Oneita and Timothy, stand in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, where the parents and their two youngest children have been living since August. Kate Kilpatrick for The Hechinger Report.

Confidence in Leadership: How the Imposter Syndrome Can Impact School Leaders


“The joke’s on you!” A few years ago, a group of us went out for a celebratory lunch. The celebration isn’t relevant, so I won’t digress, but the picture that we took during that lunch is.

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New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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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.

5 Innovative Conferences For Educators And Entrepreneurs To Attend In 2019

EdNews Daily

Did you know that there are almost 100 education conferences every year? Some of these conferences are offered in the States, while others are held around the globe. How do you choose which ones to attend? Whether you’re a teacher or an education entrepreneur, there is something for you.

OPINION: ‘Programs that give every student a computer instead of time with a teacher are misguided’

The Hechinger Report

In recent years, the state of Rhode Island has engaged in many innovative learning projects. This past semester I had the opportunity to observe two elementary classrooms using technology in new and exciting ways. One was a fifth-grade class at Whelan Elementary School in North Providence, Rhode Island, that had just agreed to begin a commercial personalized learning program. The other was a third-grade blended-learning classroom at Lincoln Central Elementary School, in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally


As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce. One U.S. company thinks it can help prepare the country’s future programmers. Trilogy Education Services announced today that it is expanding its services to help Monash University in Melbourne, Australia launch a bootcamp-style tech training program.

Polyup – A Thinking Playground

Teacher Tech

A Virtual Mathematical Playground Guest Post by Shaya Zarkesh Polyup is a computational thinking playground. Students from elementary through high school can play with puzzles involving numbers and functions. In a drag-and-drop, expression-building environment, students will create expressions that evaluate to a target value or values. Polyup has recently integrated with Google Classroom. Teachers can […]. The post Polyup – A Thinking Playground appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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.

Hanson Robotics Announces “Little Sophia,” New Educational STEM Companion For Kids


Hanson Robotics Limited announces its robot Little Sophia, a tutorial companion that teaches STEM, coding, and Artificial intelligence (AI

Podcasting to Educate Podcasting for Freedom


There are so many categories of Podcasts to choose from. You can listen to the news, political, true crime stories, historical, lifestyle, celebrity interviews, gardening, money management, education, technology and just about anything else you can think of.

5 easy ways to get parents involved in SEL

eSchool News

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Guiding Peer Feedback with a Feedback Chat

Learning in Hand

The teachers at my school, College View Elementary , are doing a year-long inquiry into quality feedback. Our principal, Amy Glime , has lead us through several learning experiences during our weekly professional development time. At first we focused on the feedback that teachers give students.

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.

Feeling the midyear slump? Recharge your meetings with MicroPD

eSchool News

As principal of a middle school, I meet weekly with teachers and school counselors to discuss team and department progress of our students.

FH Knights And WAMS Make Esports History


On Thursday, January 10th, the Fair Haven Knights esports team made history when we took on the William Annin Vikings in the first round of the Jersey Shore Esports Cup


Student Work Creates Bridge Between School and Community

Educator Innovator

Like anywhere in the United States today, the rural Texas town of Bastrop, located about 30 miles outside of Austin, is no stranger to the pervasive narrative of our nation’s “failing public schools.”

Exploring Low Stakes Assessments


Providing full credit (100%) for completing some assignments or assessmenets can be a great way to decrease ‘test stress' and grade anxiety, gather much-needed feedback about student learning. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

EdTech at School

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

Summative Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide


When gauging student learning, two approaches likely come to mind: a formative or summative assessment. Fortunately, feeling pressure to choose one or the other isn’t necessary. These two types of learning assessment actually serve different and necessary purposes.

Some of The Best Android Note Taking Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to requests from some of our readers here in EdTech & mLearning, we have curated this list featuring 10 Android apps for taking notes. The titles included here are among more

How In-Class Writing Assignments Prevent Contract Cheating


How to supplement in-class writing assignments in order to prevent plagiarism and contract cheating. Tips and insights

Peerless-AV® Announces Motorized Cart for Education Environments


Peerless-AV® today announced the launch of its SmartMount® Motorized Height Adjustable Flat Panel Cart for education applications

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.