Mon.Aug 20, 2018

A Learner Centered Innovation Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Katie Martin on Episode 341 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Katie Martin, an ISTE 2018 keynote, talks about the importance of putting learners at the center of your innovation model.

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Managing Student Devices in K-12

Kajeet

At the start of 2018, the U.S. market experienced a 10 percent year-over-year growth in mobile devices sold to K-12 schools, according to THE Journal. From tablets to laptops to smartphones, mobile devices have taken over education. Digital Learning Technology Insight 1 to 1 BYOD MDM

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22 Websites and 4 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse. No surprise because using a mouse correctly is one of the most important pre-keyboarding skills.

Teaching the Power of Computing Through Supportive Guidance

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An interview with William Lau, the author of "Teaching Computing in Secondary Schools," withadvice about avoiding common misconceptions about teaching the subject. The post Teaching the Power of Computing Through Supportive Guidance appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Immersive Learning in Virtual Reality: A Few Lessons

Veative

The great bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, was of the view that education should be a ‘joyous exercise of our inventive and constructive energies’. As an educator, my interest in VR therefore lies in understanding its role and potential in spearheading changes in our educational ecosystems.

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Good teachers use the N-word

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump listens to Omarosa Manigault Newman, then-director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

How Can Your School District Quickly And Successfully Assess Technology Skills For Every Staff Member?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Nick and Jeff take a look at the many ways that school districts can assess the technology skills of staff members. For many tech coaches, the collection of useable and actionable data is the basis for their entire programs.

OPINION: ‘I thought everyone else deserved to be there and I didn’t’

The Hechinger Report

. Growing up in Janesville, Wisconsin without resources, I always knew that if I went to college, it would have to be on scholarship. A Key Club merit award covered full tuition and $1,500 a year for expenses, but I had to patch together other scholarships for room, board and transportation.

How Can Your School District Quickly And Successfully Assess Technology Skills For Every Staff Member?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Nick and Jeff take a look at the many ways that school districts can assess the technology skills of staff members. For many tech coaches, the collection of useable and actionable data is the basis for their entire programs.

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.

How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist

Edsurge

“Here's how this lesson is going to apply to a job you may someday have.” These are important words to Jennifer Johnson.

How K–12 School Districts Can Best Prepare for Ransomware Recovery

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 School Districts Can Best Prepare for Ransomware Recovery. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/20/2018 - 09:15. No matter how many layers of security school districts put in place to stop ransomware, it’s inevitable that, at some point, an endpoint will be infected.

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15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s no secret that I love Google tools, but Google is not the only option for your classroom. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools!

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The Boys are Back!

CUE

The Rumor is True! TOSAs Talking Tech is back from Summer Hiatus! Boy, have we missed you! We are really excited for what this new year brings, and right off the bat we are talking new things!

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.

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

techlearning

Cross posted at the #NYCSchoolsTech blog. Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters.

Are colleges helping Americans move up?

The Hechinger Report

Patrick Hughes has a quintessentially American story. The son of Jamaican immigrants, he was raised in a lower-middle-class section of Queens, New York. His parents, particularly his mother, urged him to go to college.

5 digital tools to save time in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Precious minutes are lost each class to administrative tasks. This post looks to share a few tools that can help increase efficiency and enhance productivity in the classroom while also integrating technology seamlessly into lesson plans. Classroom Screen My favorite tool that I have come across in 2018. Classroom Screen is a free website […]. Ed Tech classroom productivity classroom screen classroom time savers edtech tools to try noisli onetab yell key

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Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

techlearning

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. I’m so excited to share a new online course from a former colleague and fellow Participate author.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Should Schools Be Asking Teachers To Self Assess Their Tech Skills And If So … what Would That Look Like?

TeacherCast

Welcome back to a new school year! In order to personalize professional learning for your teachers, one of the first things to do is assess the skills of staff members. But that isn’t the only time. There are plenty of opportunities where a simple survey can yield great results. The question that often comes up is “what should a technology self assessment look like?”

A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU

Teacher Tech

I turned my entire syllabus into a welcome back game. Now it’s a team challenge through 10 stations with action-oriented work products at each so we never have to read the class rules again. Day 1 empowerment. Please steal it! link] #hacklearning pic.twitter.com/tf4dgK5ka7 — John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) August 19, 2018 A Gamified Syllabus Guest […]. The post A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Should Schools Be Asking Teachers To Self Assess Their Tech Skills And If So … what Would That Look Like?

TeacherCast

In this post, we look at several reasons for creating an educational technology self-assessment and provide a FREE downloadable template for use. The post Should Schools Be Asking Teachers To Self Assess Their Tech Skills And If So … what Would That Look Like? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

17 Fun First Day of School Activities to Try

Prodigy

Whether you’ve been teaching for years or it’s your first day as a full-time teacher, the first day of school is usually accompanied by some anxiety — no matter how prepared you might be. It’s the same for students.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU

Teacher Tech

I turned my entire syllabus into a welcome back game. Now it’s a team challenge through 10 stations with action-oriented work products at each so we never have to read the class rules again. Day 1 empowerment. Please steal it! link] #hacklearning pic.twitter.com/tf4dgK5ka7 — John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) August 19, 2018 A Gamified Syllabus Guest […]. The post A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Physical Science: Radio Waves

techlearning

Did you ever wonder how music travels from a radio station to a radio receiver? How do the sounds travel through air and buildings and everything else in between you and the station? Celebrate National Radio Day (8/20) by learning all about radio waves.

Creating Empathy with Coding

EdTechTeam

TODAY on EduSlam we released Creating Empathy with Coding. To watch the video which was released today but will disappear on Sept 4. Sign-up HERE. cross-posted from kevinbrookhouser.com.

Today's Newsletter: Tracking Students Back-To-School

techlearning

The Tech&Learning news feeds are reporting some rather ominous trends in the annual back-to-school stories that appear this time of year.

EdTech at School

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