Fri.Aug 03, 2018

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

CUE

How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly. Okay, they don’t focus until the last […].

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Microsoft Education Releases Two Major Updates for Minecraft: Education Edition

TeacherCast

In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, Jeff sits down with Sara Cornish and Trish Cloud from the Minecraft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:47. With the wave of school shootings that have swept the U.S. in recent years, concerns about physical security and safety have overwhelmed parents, teachers and school administrators alike.

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.

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

techlearning

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

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Robert Reich on Student Brains, Civic Education and Restoring Pathways to the Middle Class

Edsurge

There are few professors who are as popular on-campus as they are off. But that’s not the case for Robert Reich, a chancellor's professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Reich is a former Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administration, author of 15 books, and recently a Netflix star, with popular documentaries such as “Saving Capitalism.”

TED-Ed Clubs: Student Voice and Presentation Skills

EdTechTeam

“What would you say if the world was listening?” TED-Ed is much more than the great videos we see on YouTube. Through the TED-Ed Clubs initiative, the TED organization has emerged as a champion of student voice and of learning public speaking. Do you love TED Talks?

There’s Strength in Being Vulnerable

Reading By Example

One of the greatest strengths that literacy leaders can bring to their schools is a willingness and the ability to be vulnerable. We think we need to come into a culture with all of the ideas that will “fix” a situation. Maybe someone gave us this directive.

4 ways AR/VR can transform your lesson plan

eSchool News

The post-1990’s generation, Gen Z, doesn’t remember a world without digital technology. In fact, the children of millennials, born after 2010, are sometimes described as Generation Alpha.

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.

Teach Ethics, Critical Thinking With Today's Top App

techlearning

[ Movie Making Site Offers Abundant Learning Opportunities ] Quandary Slick ethics game teaches students to make tough decisions Pros: Students make thought-provoking decisions that have no right or wrong answers, learning important critical-thinking skills.

Teaching Tech-Based Farming: Microsoft Backs Program for Ag Group’s 650,000 Students

Marketplace K-12

The tech corporation and the Future Farmers of America are partnering to develop academic resources for the youth organization's 650,000 members. The post Teaching Tech-Based Farming: Microsoft Backs Program for Ag Group’s 650,000 Students appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Agricultural Education Business Strategy career technical education Mathematics Science Education

4 Tools to Effectively Search The Web

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you four practical Chrome extensions that will enable you to search the web in more efficient and effective ways. More specifically, using these extensions you.read more. search tools

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Back to school with Apple School Manager and Jamf Pro

Jamf on EdTech

With a new school year just around the corner, read this step-by-step guide to see how you can streamline device rollouts and app distribution to new and returning students

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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.

7 Handy Google Forms Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms is a great free web tool that allows you to create a wide variety of forms (e.g., surveys, polls, questionnaires.etc). Your forms can include various multimedia materials such as text,read more. google forms

10 reasons why you’ll love Edcamp as much as I do

eSchool News

Have you ever been in a professional learning (PL) experience where you don’t keep looking at the time, checking Facebook, or texting people? I have! I spend several Saturdays a year at an Edcamp , an unconference-style professional development (PD) for all educators.

Apple Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation. Does the Profitable Glow Extend to Education?

Marketplace K-12

Apple, which has lost market share in K-12 schools, has reached $1 trillion valuation, fueled by its success in the consumer market. The post Apple Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation. Does the Profitable Glow Extend to Education? appeared first on Market Brief.