Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten.

6 Ways to Incorporate Coding into Your Classroom


Did you know there’s an annual, week-long learning event that 663 million people ages four to 104 have already joined? It’s the annual Hour of Code Event that takes place from December 3 to December 9.

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Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December. Bear in mind–it’s a short month! Holiday Gifts for Teachers. Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective. Have Santa Call Your Kids.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry


A version of this post was originally published on November 8, 2018, in OEB Insights. The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or Higher Ed , face-to-face instruction can’t possibly be the only solution.

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.

Toward the Digital Transformation of K-12

The Journal

Digital transformation — where organizations move from analog, paper-and-pencil processes, to fundamentally new processes enabled by digital technologies — is happening in virtually every industry.

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework.

How Coding Supports the Mathematical Practices

MIND Research Institute

Many educators across the world will be inspired to engage their students in a coding lesson this week, as December 3-9 is Code.org’s annual Hour of Code event.

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The 14 most innovative SEL districts, part 2

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the Move This World blog on November 1, 2018.]. Make sure you read “ The 14 most innovative SEL districts, part 1.”.

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.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume

TeachThought - Learn better.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume contributed by Laurel Schmidt, myedexpert.com Teachers don’t get to set the culture of their school, but they do define the world inside the four walls of their classroom.

Teachers need help teaching computer science

eSchool News

Most teachers agree that computer science education is critical to students’ future success in the workplace, but not all teachers feel qualified to teach the subject, according to new research.

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Self-Checking Assessments in Google Sheets with Conditional Formatting


There are several tools that can be used for this sort of self-assessment. One great option is to use Google Sheets with conditional formatting

Assess Literacy Skills Without Risk of Readicide


We want to help our students discover the joys of reading, writes 7th grade ELA teacher Jeremy Hyler. We also need to track their progress as readers. Check out some ways that Hyler assesses reading without committing "readicide," using book websites, trailers and more.

EdTech at School

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

NEW! Making the Most of Your School Bond Funding


How districts can secure and make the most of school bond dollars


What a Vision for Teaching the Whole Child Looks Like in Action


It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in education today: the whole child. Basically, it’s the idea that educating students is about more than what’s said in class. Factors like nutrition, home life and out-of-school relationships can all play a huge role in how kids learn—and it’s something more schools are starting to pay attention to. The theory behind whole child is one thing. How it gets put into practice is something else entirely. That’s something Jonathan Raymond had to learn on the job.

Buying Wireless on a Budget (Why Cheaper is Not Always Better)


You get what you pay for. Wireless Network Design


Reflection in Education


There are many ways technology can help teachers see themselves and their practice more clearly

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.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Discovery Education

Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about the details of the attack and response, encourage them to create a news report that would have informed citizens about the event when it occurred in 1941.

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Exploring “Digital Wellness” (is This a Good Thing or Not)?


I like the idea of striving for “Digital Wellness”, but I hope it isn't just used as another guise for the big data players to hide behind while they cull our data and further invade our. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention Digital Literacy

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Many Online Education Marketplaces Have Sputtered. Will Quizlet’s Pass the Test?


Content may be king. But distribution determines the fate of kingdoms. For decades, print textbook publishers have owned K-12 distribution channels, usually through fleets of sales representatives that hone relationships with schools and districts. Digital distribution and getting online materials directly to consumers, on the other hand, has proven tougher to crack.

New Updates to CoderZ Learning Environment Announced


Intelitek recently made several significant updates to CoderZ, its online learning environment where students in grades 5-12 learn STEM by coding real and virtual 3D robots

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.

Can Space Activate Learning? UC Irvine Seeks to Find Out With $67M Teaching Facility


When class isn’t in session, UC Irvine’s shiny new Anteater Learning Pavillion looks like any modern campus building. There are large lecture halls, hard-wired lecture capture technology, smaller classrooms, casual study spaces and brightly colored swivel chairs. But there’s more going on in this three-level, $67-million facility, which opened its doors in September.

KinderLab Robotics Offers Two Free KIBO Activities for the Worldwide Hour of Code Event


KinderLab Robotics, the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced their participation in the worldwide Hour of Code event.

A Collection of Useful Apps for University Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a full time doctoral student, iPad is my number 1 companion. I use it for a wide variety of educational purposes but mainly for reading. I have been experimenting with various apps and the.read more

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NEC Display Solutions Upgrades Two Popular Entry Installation Laser Projectors


NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., today announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL, intended for locations where a large, high-quality image is desired


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.