Wed.Jan 22, 2020

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Connect your classroom! It can be done.

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Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

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How to Talk to a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s always been something mystical about people in technical professions–engineering, science, mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of mathematical functions, even smile at the mention of calculus.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek.

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.

Partnering for Effective Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

How do you conduct learning sciences research that promotes more practical, equitable, and scalable improvements in education? This question drives Digital Promise’s Learning Sciences Research (LSR) team.

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How A Montessori Education Can Help Students In The Future

EdNews Daily

A Montessori education can help kids develop a love of learning while also teaching independence. This type of education can foster self-motivation, creativity, and problem-solving opportunities. . Here are a few reasons you might want to pursue a Montessori education for your child.

In the dead of winter, here’s why it’s time to focus on summer learning

The Christensen Institute

It may be cold and wintery outside, but visualize yourself basking in the warm glow of summer…school. Harder than expected? Given many people’s idea of summer school, and the reality of summer school for many, that’s not surprising. An essay published last year contrasts one student’s summer school experience, dubbed “purgatory,” with a summer leadership camp that another student from a more privileged background plans to attend.

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

By Joe Parlier, Ed.D. As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident.

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Inclusion Matters


Inclusion and inclusivity holds such a special place in my heart. As a former (and forever) special education teacher, my mission was – and still very much is – to provide the students in my classroom with as many of the same opportunities as their typically developing peers.

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.

Learn the Secrets of One of the Nation’s Most Successful Digital Districts

EdNews Daily

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school system in Georgia, with 143 schools and a student population of 180,000. For a district this size, delivering technology successfully is no mean feat.

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Raspberry Pi on Steroids: Boolean Girl Tech Lights, Camera, Sensors


When it comes to getting the most out of a Raspberry Pi computer in the classroom, Boolean Girl Tech’s Lights, Camera, Sensors kit comes into its own

The Learning Counsel’s 2019 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey Yielded Surprising Results

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel released the results of its sixth annual Survey of School and District Digital Curriculum Strategy and Transformation. 462 K-12 U.S.

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A Series of Small Decisions

Adjusting Course

I had the opportunity to work at a new restaurant chain for several years in high school and part of college. I don’t think there was a single job in that restaurant that I didn’t learn during my time there. I worked as a server, cashier, runner, cook, dishwasher, supervisor, and more. (I

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.

CirQlive, Sibme Announce Partnership for Real-Time, Remote Teacher Coaching, Training and Mentorship


CirQlive and Sibme today announced a partnership that will allow real-time video training and coaching by districts, continuous education programs, or mentors and coaches

New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


A satirical student newspaper recently wrote that Stanford University installed facial recognition cameras in the front of some lecture halls to take attendance and analyze the expressions on students’ faces.

Ed-Tech Bett Digital Guide 2020 Now Available


The Guide offers exclusive interviews with keynote speakers and select exhibitors, insight into the latest trends in education technology, the best new laptops and Chromebooks, new edtech being shown for the first time at Bett, and MUCH MORE

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow


Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest.

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.

OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM

The Hechinger Report

I first understood the impact of stories from listening as a little girl to my grandmother. She would put me on her knee and share stories from her own journey — how she went from living in extreme poverty in rural Virginia to having full agency over her life.


Distance Learning Field Trip: WWII Museum @WWIIMuseum


Schools can take advantage of four distance learning programs as follows

Making every lesson a STEM lesson

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox.


Free "LabXchange" Science Education Platform Launched By Amgen Foundation, Harvard FAS


LabXchange gives students access to a library of educational videos, interactive simulations and personalized instruction to aid them in their scientific discovery

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!

Credential Engine is a Foundational Building Block for Expanded Recognition of Learning Credentials


Paving the Way for Enhanced Recognition of Microcredentials and More Learning credentials come in all shapes and sizes today, ranging from digital badges to doctoral degrees. Yet schools and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Easy Facilitation is a Click Away with ClassroomScreen

Class Tech Integrate

I tend to blog about edtech tools that students use more so than tools strictly for the teacher, but breaks the mold! Simply put, is a classroom facilitation tool.

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CoderZ’s New Cyber Robotics 102 Curriculum Engages Students in Coding and STEM


Cyber Robotics 102 has students work in an online virtual environment that features a new robot called Ruby and that accurately mimics real-life physics and a physical setting

Rapper Boosie Badazz can be a bridge to getting black men into college

The Hechinger Report

Rapper Boosie Badazz received criticism for wearing a red sweater with the Greek letters of the national fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, of which he is not a member. Source: Instagram/Boosie Badazz.

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.