Wed.Sep 12, 2018

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.

Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

Ask a Tech Teacher

For the past decade, schools have invested millions of dollars in technology. It started with a push for desktop computers which soon expanded to iPads and the wonderful apps (like art programs) that made tablets essential tools.

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Going Digital Is About More Than Just Devices.

The Web20Classroom

Going digital has truly made our world smaller. From the desks in our classrooms we can travel to far off places and talk to friends via Skype or share thoughts through blogs or experience historic sites like never before with virtual reality.

How Might Schools Quantify “Personalized Learning”?

Education Elements

Measuring your personalized learning journey is now easier than ever with the new Kiddom + Education Elements partnership. Personalized learning is a buzz phrase we hear often in education. This pedagogical style is inspirational, and may serve students well, but it often lacks direction.

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.

FallCUE Speaker Showcase: Corey Coble


If you are attending Fall CUE this year in American Canyon near the beautiful Napa countryside, you will find far more than just the best wine in the world. You will find some of the best educators in the world.

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How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing contributed by Peg Grafwallner, M.Ed. As the School Support Teacher/Reading Specialist of a large urban high school, I create, develop, implement and assess lessons with teachers of all content areas.

Free Guide to support Students' Social-Emotional Health

Educational Technology Guy

Social Emotional Learning and Well Being is very important to students and schools. Teachers and Administrators are starting to do more with this, but free resources are always nice. Aperture Education has created a free guide to help schools support Social Emotional learning and well being.

Teach like it’s summer school all year long

The Hechinger Report

Veteran science teacher Craig Fischer tries to give his students hands-on learning opportunities as often as possible. Photo courtesy of Craig Fischer.

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Is Focusing On Student ‘Improvement’ The Wrong Approach?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Is Focusing On Student ‘Improvement’ The Wrong Approach? by Terry Heick One of the central criticisms of public education should ideally be the effect of public education.

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.

Class Tech Tips: Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides


When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students?

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Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose


In my time as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent, I became professionally and emotionally vested in leading and supporting a vision for educational equity, which is shared by many of my colleagues. That vision is to create the best conditions that can lead to equitable learning outcomes and to provide all students with the right resources they need to learn, regardless of race, gender, income and other factors.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

The Unintentional Ways Schools Might Be Violating FERPA, and How They Can Stay Vigilant


Want to throw away old student records? Make sure you don’t just put them in trash cans—shred them first. If you don’t, your institution might get accused of violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, which protects student education records in both K-12 and higher education. LeRoy Rooker is a senior fellow at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

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.

OPINION: Here’s a novel way keep students in college: good teaching

The Hechinger Report

The Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Here in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, more planes pass over than land at the closest airport. Delta State University is certainly in “flyover country.”

7 Back to School Updates for Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum


Several months ago I shared a post on Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum. For those not familiar, it is a totally free, online curriculum, with engaging videos and practical projects that teachtechnology, life, and job skills to students (middle and high school) as well as adult learners.

Should students read 20 minutes a day?

Reading By Example

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash. While initially thinking about this question, I wanted to clearly state “no” No, we shouldn’t be assigning students to read 20 minutes a day.

Active learning classroom of the future becomes a reality at UNC


From the moment he started teaching 10 years ago, Gary Kayye knew the traditional classroom was a poor fit for his tech-savvy students. Gary is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

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.

Former ED Official Joins Bootcamp Lender to Lead Quality Assurance Efforts


It’s not uncommon for U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials to go on to work in education technology after Washington. Former education secretary Arne Duncan is now a partner at Emerson Collective, and has also joined the board of directors at edtech companies including Pluralsight and Turnitin. Former directors at Education Department’s technology office, including Karen Cator, Richard Culatta and Joseph South, now hold executive roles at different education technology nonprofits.

Today's Newsletter: Technology is not the Messiah


Guest post by Steve Baule, Educational Leadership Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior: While listening to a group of educators discuss how to improve the teaching and learning process recently, I heard a few things that raised my pedagogical hackles.

The Darker Side of Digital: How our Accounts, our Time, and our Free Will Are Being Hacked


Recorded webinar explores the many ways that we and our students are being hacked, manipulated, and addicted. This past Friday, I partnered with WizIQ to deliver a webinar exploring the darker side. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.


What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times

Teacher Tech

Have Students Analyze Graphs The New York Times is putting out an amazing resource for teachers. Every week they are posting a graphic and asking students to determine what information the graphic is providing. What an excellent way to have students use real data, to analyze over memorize, and engage in class discussion. Link to […]. The post What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

TEKVOX Drop-In A/V Systems at the Heart of Next-GenerationEquipment Upgrades in 100 Classrooms at Lone Star College


Serving more than 70,000 students in the North Houston area, Lone Star College has one of the first and largest managed Audio/Visual systems in higher education with over 1,000 classrooms spanning ten campuses.

How To Improve Design Thinking In School Students


As more schools look beyond the ordinary nuances of teaching and learning, several new concepts and ideologies of pedagogy, learning, intelligences and thinking, are making its way into everyday classrooms. Design thinking is one such frequentative taking prominence in modern classrooms.

What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times

Teacher Tech

Have Students Analyze A Graph The New York Times is putting out an amazing resource for teachers. Every week they are posting a graphic and asking students to determine what information the graph is providing. What an excellent way to have students use real data, to analyze over memorize, and engage in class discussion. Link […]. The post What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Start with Two Tools on Your ELA Tech Dive


Pairing English Language Arts classrooms with appropriate technology can be "down right difficult," says author and middle grades ELA teacher Jeremy Hyler. He recommends experimenting with no more than two digital tools at a time and shares a pair of his own favorites.

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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.