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Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

The Journal

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? Good question! In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019

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The Golden Bell of Justice

The CoolCatTeacher

A story to teach about caring for others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Tiffany Wycoff

Catlin Tucker

Is your teaching practice sustainable? The answer I hear most from teachers is “no.” Teachers enter this profession determined to do it all – design and facilitate lessons, communicate with parents, monitor and track student progress, provide timely feedback, and grade everything.

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.

The Neurobiology Behind What Makes Coaching Beneficial for Teachers

Digital Promise

Today is International Coach Appreciation Day! Over the past decade, teacher coaching has increasingly attracted the interest of educational leaders. The years between 2000 and 2015 saw the number of instructional coaches in U.S. schools double.

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Enhancing Students Learning Experience with Quillionz

Kleinspiration

As a parent of two and an elementary school teacher, I know firsthand the challenges students face when trying to study new subjects and basically learning anything new. Quite often we don’t know where to start and how to tackle the subject to easily digest and remember the material.

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How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do

Edsurge

As the chief technology officer and assistant dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Paul Kim spends more time than most pondering how artificial intelligence (AI) can impact education. He believes most educators don’t think about it enough, and those who do worry too much about it. “We’re

Different Goals, Different Strategies

Iterating Toward Openness

Cropped photo by Ameer Basheer on Unsplash. I think Michael Feldstein is directionally correct in his analysis of what has been happening to “open education” for the past several years. Without wading into the labeling fray (are we a movement? a coalition? a community? a field? a discipline?)

Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim

The Hechinger Report

A writing assignment from a middle school classroom. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The poor quality of student writing is a common lament among college professors. But how are elementary, middle and high school teachers supposed to teach it better?

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

5 Ways To Encourage Technology Integration With Your Classrooms

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of the Ask the Tech Coach Podcast, Jeff discusses 5 ways that you can encourage Technology Integration with your teaching staff.

The Problem With How We Teach History

Edsurge

This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to ReInvest. The 1898 photograph of the construction of a London underground station drew me in. The workmen were draped across the machinery. They looked simultaneously heroic and indistinct.

Developing Confident Students Using Gradual Release Of Responsibility

TeachThought - Learn better.

To use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, students need to see others using it and who better to model it but you? The post Developing Confident Students Using Gradual Release Of Responsibility appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching How-To Student Engagement Terry Heick

Taking Micro Steps Toward Macro Learning

Edsurge

When Dr. Brooke Morgan walks into a classroom at Talladega County Schools , she's met with the buzz of students asking questions, collaborating, problem-solving, and building. "I I call it productive noise," says the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the district.

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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.

November’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

Each month, hundreds of new books about education come out so we’ve chosen 5 books coming out this month that can help you both in and out of the classroom. The post November’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Virtual Nerd: Free Videos to Support Math Instruction & Flipped Classrooms

techlearning

The videos cover topics such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, along with additional videos on SAT and ACT math topics

OPINION: Let’s make the FAFSA required for a high-school diploma, to increase college enrollment — and more counselors wouldn’t hurt either

The Hechinger Report

Here’s an idea worth pursuing: Make every U.S. high school student complete a FAFSA before graduating, to move more students toward college. Here are two more: Hire more school counselors, and simplify the forms for federal aid.

Bringing Augmented Reality into the Classroom

edWeb.net

Augmented Reality, or AR, is described by Jaime Donally in a recent edWebinar as a “digital layer in our real world that gives an illusion that it exists in our space.”

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Calming the Waters When Parents Are Angry

MiddleWeb

Every principal has dealt with unhappy or angry parents and guardians. Many family members simply have a concern and want to share it with someone they believe can resolve the problem. Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn offer ways to calm waters and get to solutions. Articles Parents Barbara R.

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Pearson Returns to the Buyer’s Table With Workforce Education Deal

Edsurge

Since the turn of the century, Pearson has acquired more than two dozen education companies. But last year, as it was selling assets and slashing jobs left and right amid a major reorganization, CEO John Fallon said the company had curbed its appetite for buying startups.

Open Middle Math Depth of Knowledge Matrices by @robertkaplinsky

Teacher Tech

Guest Blog post by Robert Kaplinsky Ready for a problem that will make you rethink how we teach students mathematics? Try solving the fourth grade problem below in less than three attempts.

Applications Now Open: $40,000 College Scholarships in Computer Science

techlearning

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community involvement, work experience, future goals, and financial need

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EdTech at School

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

Marginal Syllabus 2019-20 (November)—Whiteness is a White Problem: Whiteness in English Education

Educator Innovator

The first reading for the 2019-20 Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN Marginal Syllabus employs racial storytelling as a means to think critically about whiteness.

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6 Helpful Writing Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is an updated collection of some good iPad apps to use with your middle school students. These are apps to help students enhance their writing skills and improve their grasp of language. Some.read more

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Digital FIRST: Your New Acronym for Accessible Content

techlearning

If you’re thinking paper first, you’re not thinking accessible first

Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Netflix Template A little while back I saw a Netflix Template for Google Slides. It’s essentially a template to replicate the screens you view when looking at episodes for a Netflix series.

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.