Wed.Dec 19, 2018

Top 5 Shows of 2018 – 10 Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This week is encore week on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. We’re counting down the top shows of Season 4 of the show. Season 4 started in July and runs through December!)

What We Talked About in 2018 - The Top 10 Blog Posts from Education Elements

Education Elements

Over the past year, we published 71 posts, and we’ll probably manage to sneak in a couple more before the year is done!

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:59.

Be proud of your pockets of innovation. AND…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Every school system has pockets of innovation. Those three forward-thinking teachers in the elementary school, that one grade-level team in the middle school, the department that’s really trying to do something different at the high school, that amazing principal over there, and so on.

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.

Hackers Use AI to Reshape the Cybersecurity Landscape

EdTech Magazine

Hackers Use AI to Reshape the Cybersecurity Landscape. amy.burroughs_26341. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:47. Cybercriminals aren’t hobbyists: Cybercrime is a business that uses sophisticated technology , including artificial intelligence, to automate profit-making. It’s a big business, too.

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3 Ways to Configure Windows 10 for a Distraction-Free Experience

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Configure Windows 10 for a Distraction-Free Experience. amy.burroughs_26341. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 08:15. Windows 10 can be a mixed blessing because of the numerous ways that it uses notifications to keeps users informed.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

Schools don’t have to reinvent the wheel

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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Versatile Free App Lets Kids Create and Share Digital Notes


Bamboo Paper


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.

OPINION: Employers must do more to support foster parents

The Hechinger Report

. Foster children face myriad challenges in school. A tightly knit safety net between foster children’s home lives, their education and their future can help. However, educational efforts can falter if workplaces don’t provide the support that these children’s parents require.

To Foster Social-Emotional Learning, First Confront Our Own Biases


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. When I first entered the classroom in 2011 and was conducting research for my graduate thesis, I chose to create a project that would help develop my students’ social and emotional learning (SEL).

Just Take It Slow, We Got So Far To Go

The Jose Vilson

On Monday, our students had a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. After a series of whip-arounds and semi-completed scavenger hunts, we entered the waiting area for the Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated Dark Universe.

Recalibrating Our Approach To Misinformation


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. In the past year, many educational institutions began to address the challenge of digital misinformation. As head of a multi-institutional project that addresses these issues, I found this heartening.

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.

Today's Newsletter: Technology Fear Therapy


60 Minutes recently posted a “groundbreaking” study about screen time and the adolescent brain

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Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle


In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. With over 750 universities and more than 38,000 colleges today— compared to roughly 650 universities and 25,000 colleges in 2012—the country looks unsurprisingly unlikely to meet that objective. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms


If you are an innovative educator, than you know that you serve students with varying abilities and learning differences

Kahoot Earns a $376M Valuation After Disney Investment—and Is Looking to Acquire


Kahoot , an Oslo-based developer of a digital quiz tool popular with teachers, just started making money this year. But a recent investment from one of the biggest names in the entertainment business is valuing the company in the hundreds of millions. In 2017, Kahoot joined the Disney Accelerator , a program run by the venture capital arm of the media juggernaut.

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.

Make your Classroom FUN Again!

Teacher Tech

Play Like a Pirate by Quinn Rollins Reviewed by Erin Whalen In this 2016 book from Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., author Quinn Rollins takes us on a journey of bringing fun back into our classrooms through play. Each of the three sections, Toys, Games, and Superheroes, Graphic Novels, & Comic Strips, reminds us of the […]. The post Make your Classroom FUN Again! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Gamification Minecraft DBC Play like a pirate

Ed Tech’s Role in Meeting the Growing Demand for Data Science Programs


Image Source Demand for data scientists is accelerating. As a result of the significant increase in demand for data literate talent, academic institutions are rushing to add data science courses, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Holiday BluesThe Effect Depression Has on Students During Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

While the holidays are typically described as a time of joy, not all of our students are necessarily sharing in the spirit of the season. The National Association on Mental Illness reports that half of all chronic mental illness begins by 14 years of age , and between Thanksgiving and the New Year, busy schedules and sky-high expectations from family and friends can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression.

Working with an originality report: false positive and false negative results


Academic decency is the cornerstone of an effective educational process and the default requirement of each assignment students take.

EdTech at School

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

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

Learning seems like a simple process. The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access).

Working with an originality report: false positive and false negative results


Academic decency is the cornerstone of an effective educational process and the default requirement of each assignment students take.

#8: 7 tips to better define personalized learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on May 16th of this year, was our #8 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!].

A New Way To Get College Students Through A Psychiatric Crisis — And Back To School


Sometimes a psychiatric crisis can be triggered by something small. For Alexia Phillips, 21, it was a heated argument with a close family member in February 2017. She remembers the fight blew up before she left the house to go to classes at Queens College in Flushing, New York.

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.