Thu.Nov 15, 2018

Using Google Slides live closed captions in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

You can turn on closed captions at the bottom of videos you watch on TV and online. But providing closed captions in real time in the classroom has been harder to pull off — until now! Google Slides has a new feature — live closed captions. They transcribe your speech on the fly and display […]. Ed Tech Screencasts google classroom accessibility google slides google slides in the classroom live closed captions

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Identifying “Jobs” opens up innovation opportunities

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part three of the series, based on an earlier blog.

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions Google Expeditions – Beyond Virtual Field Trips From the bottom of the sea to the moon and beyond: virtual and augmented reality now enable us to take students virtually anywhere.

Why schools should bridge the generational divide

The Christensen Institute

Every so often a book I’m reading for work morphs into a book I’m reading for pleasure. This month that book was Marc Freedman’s How to Live Forever.

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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.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

A statue of George Mason on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP.

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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow! But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today!

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5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth

Teacher Tech

Doodling as Visual Note-Taking A Guest Post by Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, has so many benefits for students. Many studies have proven that images are considerably more effective than words when it comes to memory retention, comprehension and motivation. There are psychological benefits as well, because sketchnoting has a calming effect similar to […]. The post 5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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A Look Back: “New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior”

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

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A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes

MindShift

Teachers know that students learn a tremendous amount from scrutinizing their mistakes , but getting them to take the time to stop and reflect is a challenge. Some teachers have stopped giving grades altogether to try to refocus class on learning instead of on grades.

5 Things You Need to Know About the New and Improved Techlearning Website

techlearning

You may have noticed that things look a little different around here. That’s because we’ve redesigned, re-engineered, and re-organized the Techlearning website to make all the great content you’ve come to rely on easier than ever to find and use  

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Such a Hard Job

Reflections

It was the end of a long few days. Days that felt fuller of mistakes than accomplishments. Days that felt bumpier than they needed to be. I was saying good night to a colleague and caught myself almost commenting about how hard this job is.

This Post From The NY Times Learning Network Is The Most Important Resource You’ll Find This Month

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. The New York Times Learning Network produces an incredible amount of useful resources. But they’ve outdone themselves today with Out of the Classroom and Into the World: 70-Plus Places to Publish Teenage Writing and Art.

Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?

NeverEndingSearch

It may not be the typical white glove or laboratory experience, but students of history and science can find multiple opportunities to volunteer as citizen archivists or citizen scientists in a few important crowdsourcing efforts.

Ed Tech Digest

Larry Ferlazzo

Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

20 Critical Thinking Questions About American Pop Culture Holidays

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Critical Thinking Questions About Christmas Pop Culture In The United States by Terry Heick Simple premise: Allow your students to think critically about the American pop culture holidays.

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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature. These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

Top Site Provides Standards-Aligned Practice and Assessment

techlearning

Freckle is a practice website (and app) that addresses skills and concepts for Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

The Power of Delayed Gratification

EdSense

The classic Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper tells about a lazy grasshopper who spends the summer playing music, while an army of ants is busy hoarding up food for the winter. When the winter arrives, the grasshopper starves and begs for food from the ants, but they refuse.

SETDA Names Alabama's Jerome Browning 2018 State Leader of the Year Award

techlearning

The annual SLY Award honors an active SETDA member who has exhibited exemplary national and state leadership in educational technology

Former Wrestling Pro Gives Hope to K-12 Audiences

Gaggle Speaks

One of our sales representatives, Alex Danko, learned about a dynamic school assembly speaker who focuses on bullying, suicide, and making good life choices.

KinderLab Robotics Announces Lower Pricing and a New Introductory KIBO Robot Kit

techlearning

KIBO is a playful, educational robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) learning

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools? The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. What’s the easier way? Looking at proficiency data.

Customizing Learning to Innovate “Inside the Box”

The Principal of Change

I often ask these questions of participants to get them to think about how we are using our time differently. The first question is the following: How many of you in this room go onto your personal social media while you are working?

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‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Edsurge

Earlier this month, a group of high school students in New York City took to the streets to protest their school’s online program, Summit Learning. On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning.

Introducing Buncee Templates

Buncee

Have you ever needed to start a project, but didn’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have to prepare an engaging activity for your students, but don’t have time to start from scratch?

Reading Racer

Technology Tidbits

Reading Racer is a new iOS app that I just had the pleasure of reviewing. This is an excellent easy-to-use app that uses the mobile device's microphone to "listen" as a student speaks the words on the screen.

Quakertown Community School District Adopts Hitachi Interactive Projectors

techlearning

The high school recently completed a five-year renovation project, which included retrofitting classrooms with Hitachi’s CP-TW3005 interactive projectors

10 of the best websites for bringing history & social studies to life

eSchool News

History and social studies bad reputations for being boring. To many students, these subjects mean reading long-winded textbooks and memorizing incessant facts. They don’t necessarily see the importance of studying something that happened hundreds or thousands of years ago.

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ClassDojo Goes ‘Beyond School’ to Launch First Monetization Feature for Parents

Edsurge

Most investors want to exit their investments and get a financial return within seven years. It’s taken ClassDojo that long to announce its first paid offering. The San Francisco-based company may be one of the last venture-backed education technology startups founded at the start of this decade that’s still alive—and growing—without making any revenue. But it’s amassed quite a footprint.

Learn why @Shmoop is the best online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels.

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Shmoop, an online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels.

Understanding Effect Size

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Students from St. Albans City School, Vermont Honored by SETDA

techlearning

 SETDA, the membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders, honored St. Albans City School, Vermont as the winner of the 2018 Student Voices Award.

10 Sites for Checking Plagiarism

Technology Tidbits

"Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author 's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. wikipedia) ". Plagiarism has been a "test of time" in schools dating back to the beginning of education. However, technology has made it easier for teachers and student's to check for plagiarism and make sure that one's work is original, leading me to creating the following list.

Tips from Online Schooling Parents: How to Schedule Your Student’s Workday to Break Up the Monotony

EmergingEdTech

Students Using Online Schooling Need to Know How to Manage Their Day There are several benefits associated with online schooling—greater flexibility and individualized lessons, for instance. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

What does it mean to create?

EdTechTeam

I am quite thrilled to be a keynote speaker for EdTechTeam’s “The Virtual” summit , European edition (November 17, 2018). In my talk, entitled “Crushing It with Creativity” I plan to share my thoughts on how to maximize your personal creativity as well as develop a creative classroom culture.