Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency.

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

We’ve provided a lot of projects and lesson plans, as well as websites you’ll like organized by grade. Here are all those that don’t easily differentiate by grade. See if some of them work for you: Websites.

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Four quick thoughts for higher education faculty

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the privilege of participating in a conversation today at my university about how (and whether) the digital work done by faculty should count for promotion and tenure. (I I also had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes; here are my slides ).

Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This ed-tech company CEO found that letting go of things that were not serving her company's mission was critical to its progression. The post Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startup Startups

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.

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Minecraft for Education: Powerful Tool for Learning Across the Curriculum


Minecraft: Education Edition adds new collaboration tools, classroom controls, and more (now also available on the iPad

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K–12 Videoconferencing Offers New Opportunities for Understaffed School Districts

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Videoconferencing Offers New Opportunities for Understaffed School Districts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:11. K–12 schools are looking for new ways to connect qualified teachers with their students. Videoconferencing tools and online learning environments may be the answer. .

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25 ways to Ditch That Homework

Ditch That Textbook

How would your day differ if you no longer assigned homework to your students? Would your instruction or the learning happening in your classroom change? As we take a look at the purpose behind giving our students homework, these questions are important ones to answer. How can we provide our students with more effective ways […]. DitchBook Twitter chat ditch that homework homework teaching

iOS Voice Memos App to Google Classroom


Recently we were planning for the ETT Boston Summit in November when we decided to explore the iOS Voice Memos app. As we began our exploration of the app, we discovered that its interface was streamlined and intuitive to use.

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.

Students Say Poor Social and Emotional Skills Are Leaving Them Unprepared


When and how should students learn social and emotional skills—between first-period biology and third-period English literature? After lunch and before U.S. history? It might seem strange to squeeze in lessons on coping with trauma or resolving political disputes in between frog dissections and persuasive essay writing, but students today say they want to be as prepared socially and emotionally as they are academically when they leave high school.

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One Screen to Bind Them All


How mirroring enables 1:1 classrooms to truly integrate projectors

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench


Getting acquired by the likes of Apple, Google and other “Big Tech” firms is often the dream of entrepreneurs (and their investors). Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms.

Using @WeVideo + @Flipgrid to Capture the Power of the Spoken Word @BullisSchool


One of my biggest goals as technology coordinator is to help teachers create assignments and projects to empower all students to find their voice and showcase their unique creativity.

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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.

10 Tips to Help Students Spot Fake News

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few days ago we shared with you a new Google feature that allows you to easily fact check online content. Today, we are sharing with you 10 good tips that will enable you to critically assess more

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Get your groups in gear with one of these connection-ready learning options

Tech-based sources of clinical information and research


As I just finished writing a presentation for PaTTAN that has a ton of EBP references, I wanted to give a round-up of some of my favorite sources of information. We live in a time of great access to research digitally, and it's important for us to keep in the loop!

Our 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was a Success!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The 2018 Picture Book Smackdown was held on November 29, 2018. This has been a yearly tradition since November became Picture Book Month. During a smackdown, we hold a Youtube Live event where students and authors in multiple states book talk as many picture books as possible across 45-60 minutes.

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!

How Teens are Learning Crucial ‘Soft Skills’ Before Their Internships Start


Editor’s note: This story about soft skills is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

Educational iPad Math Apps for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime going through iTunes App Store collections for high school students and curated for you the apps below. These are some good applications high school students can use to more

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. But I’m putting that project on pause while I write my book. So you can start counting down the number of times you’ll have to wade through this depressing list of education- and tech-related stories. National) Education Politics.

K-12 Dealmaking: Online Tutoring Startup Vedantu Raises $11 Million; Sandbox & Co. Makes Acquisition

Marketplace K-12

The London-based education investment company Sandbox & Co. has acquired Constructive Media, a provider of educational games, and Wellspring International and Cornerstone have also made acquisitions. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Online Tutoring Startup Vedantu Raises $11 Million; Sandbox & Co. Makes Acquisition appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Global / International Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startups

EdTech at School

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

How are teachers and student curating content?

Class Tech Integrate

This week, I decided to start a video reflection series on Blended Learning. Topic 1: Content Curation. I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about content curation. I find so many great articles and infographics online, just to lose them in the ocean of information that is the internet.

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