Wed.Dec 05, 2018

Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Flatt in Episode 399 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Play can be used to teach. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms.

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Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning.

Coaching For Innovation: 10 Competencies to Maximize the Impact of a Coach

Education Elements

“I don’t think I would have made it through that year without her.” “His His support and confidence in me helped me grow and achieve in ways I never had before.” “She She pushed me to change the way I think about my work and my life, and I am a better person for it.”.

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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.

Innovative programs need innovative funding models. What could they look like?

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , Part 2 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

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4 things you should know about digital portfolios

eSchool News

During a recent visit to our elementary art classroom, I saw students in various stages of their personal learning projects. Some were heavily engaged in their work within the medium of their choice, such as sculpture or fiber arts.

OPINION: To fight online trolls, we must teach teenagers how to think like them

The Hechinger Report

A display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., dedicated to information, the press and journalism. Photo: © Maxppp via ZUMA Press. High school students often combat social media trolling by leaping before they look, jumping into heated arguments online.

9 ways schools can create better makerspaces

eSchool News

Makerspaces and maker culture have quickly become a favorite of STEAM advocates, and new research shows that makerspaces can be highly effective at helping elementary students develop skills such as critical thinking, design thinking, and problem solving.

District Leaders Take on the New Reality of Cyber Security in Schools


This cyber security incident shut down Columbia Falls SD 6’s 25 schools for three days and impacted 1600 students, staff, and local sheriff and police departments


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.

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:27.

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Hacking the Sub Lesson: Videos IN Google Forms.

Cycles of Learning

I tend to miss class from time to time. I hate missing class. I love nothing more than being with my 9th grade Biology students and 10th grade Honors Chemistry students helping them to negotiate the complexities, and beautiful intricacies of science. Teaching is my hobby.

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9 questions to create a powerhouse active learning classroom


Postsecondary students are on campus a lot – perhaps more than anywhere else. The spaces they spend time in matter. Little things make a big difference: comfy seating next to a library window, the ability to fit the whole project team around a table, plug-ins for devices (can there ever be enough?).

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The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction


Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes. See: benefits for learners.

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EdTech at School

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

Child Psychology Tips To Make Parenting Easy


Parenting isn’t easy! There’s no two minds about it.

What You Can Expect from EdSurge in 2019


EdSurge is redefining its mission. Eight years ago, we started EdSurge to bridge the emerging communities of edtech developers and users. Using digital technology to deliver curriculum, support professional development and myriad other uses seemed novel; educators who tried them were pioneers. Now technology has become intertwined with education in countless ways: Few schools lack a student information system and many administrators are becoming savvier about data protection and digital privacy.

How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05 billion in 2016 to $18.44 billion in 2025.

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Introduce Kids to Coding With Fun Game App


Kodu Game Lab is a tool for making 3D video games easily

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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.

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

The Hechinger Report

This story about school segregation was produced by The Texas Tribune , a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that provides free news, data and events on Texas public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. It was reprinted with permission.

CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group


BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today. An educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world” said today that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group. Business analysts in Israel estimated that TAL paid between $15 million and $20 million for the CodeMonkey. Together, the duo plan to continue to expand the CodeMonkey brand internationally and develop extensions for the Chinese market.

3 Lesson Planning Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to share with you our favourite free tools more

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8 Apps to Enhance Learning

We’re in the Golden Age of Educational Apps, according to Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School (MO). However, many parents and educators question the educational value of apps and worry they are taking away from actual instructional time.

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.

What expectations for the future mean we should do now

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! People like predicting the future.

Louisville’s Actors Theatre Offers Grant And Speaker Opportunities At 2019 Humana Festival

TeachThought - Learn better.

Actors Theatre Offers Grant And Speaker Opportunities At 2019 Humana Festival Of New American Plays from a press release Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville announces two opportunities for theatre professionals and new play supporters to participate in the 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays.


In San Antonio, school integration may not lift all boats

The Hechinger Report

Brian Sparks is the principal at Lamar Elementary School in San Antonio. He helps out with cafeteria duties on the first day of school. Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune.

How Do You Morph Two Images Together In Apple Keynote?

My Paperless Classroom

Getting Creative with Keynote Begins with inspiration. One of the great things about education is that there are so many great teachers sharing new ideas. I found this video from Kurt Klynen, who saw a Twitter post from @nahdan and I made a version of the video for my kids.

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.