Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Week to All!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking next week off. I’ll be preparing for my daughter’s holiday visit from her home in DC and my son who’s visiting virtually from Okinawa Japan. I am so excited to see both of them! I’ll be back November 26th.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life.

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology?

Startup Founder Finds New Focus in Mission of Social-Emotional Learning Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

After Move This World founder Sara LaHayne became bogged down in the administrative aspects of management, she took time to find a renewed emphasis on her company's message of self care for teachers and students.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

Teaching responsibility and preparing students for the real world: 20 alternatives to homework

Ditch That Textbook

Homework is a hot button topic. It ignites strong emotions and there are people firmly planted on both sides of the fence. Many educators claim that homework teaches students responsibility and prepares them for the real world. But does it really? Are there more meaningful ways that we can teach these skills in school? In a […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Homework alternative homework assignments alternatives to homework ditching homework homework

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What does Creativity Look Like in Todays Classrooms? A Reflection from the @ISTE Creative Constructor

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we broadcast LIVE from the 2018 ISTE Creative Constructor Lab and discuss the topics of Creativity and Collaboration in today's classrooms. The post What does Creativity Look Like in Todays Classrooms?

5 Levels of Difficulty Videos: Alternative Assessment Inspiration

Cycles of Learning

Recently I stumbled upon a series of videos called "5 Levels of Difficulty".

Some of The Best Android Apps for Sudents with Special Needs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good Android apps curated specifically for students with special needs. The apps cover different areas including dyslexia, autism, and visual impairment. We have only.read more

Editing Videos for Involuntary Curiosity: 3 Chemistry Examples

techlearning

Often times a powerful video can simultaneously engage AND demotivate students by "inducing" curiosity, while also explaining the content that underlies the phenomena

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

What Do East Coast Coding Bootcamps Think About Amazon HQ2?

Edsurge

After a long build up, Amazon announced this week that the company will open its new headquarters in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas. Colleges and universities were a part of cities’ pitch to the e-commerce giant, the idea being these places could feed Amazon’s hungry talent pipeline, which will bring around 25,000 new employees to each region. Virginia Tech even announced this week plans to build a $1 billion tech campus near Amazon’s Arlington, Va.-based based headquarters.

A Helpful Google Resource to Teach Kids about Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After featuring this free resource to help teachers better integrate the ethos of digital citizenship in their instruction, we are sharing with you this equally important resource designed.read more

Tag You’re It: Email Collaborators

Teacher Tech

Keep Collaboration Going with Email Collaborators In Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings you can use the File menu to choose “Email collaborators.” ” This will allow you to notify your collaborators of what you did to the document and request them to do something. Change the Subject Line The way Gmail works is it groups […]. The post Tag You’re It: Email Collaborators appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Google G Suite google

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher.

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.

#CelebrateWithDE Thanksgiving

Discovery Education

One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives. We hope you and your students have much to be thankful for this year! Featured Resources. Content Collection: Thanksgiving. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources. Give thanks—for Thanksgiving!

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 series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. That series isn’t going to be much of one this year… And frankly, this Friday thing is going to be paused for the duration of Teaching Machines book-writing, starting quite soon. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics.