Thu.Feb 07, 2019

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both


Computer literacy training: many teachers, and adults, assume this to be a non-critical issue – haven’t students these days more or less grown up in front of screens, and behind computers?

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5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Trevor Muir’s Facebook videos are getting millions of views. Hear the touching teacher stories that are resonating and have teachers sharing.

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Innovators worth watching: Mursion

The Christensen Institute

This is the second blog post in a two-part blog series on simulations for educator professional development. You can find the first part here. Teaching isn’t something you can learn just from reading books and listening to lectures.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The award-winning HUE HD Pro USB camera and visualiser is one of the most versatile, flexible, affordable document cameras I’ve ever tested.

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.

The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2018 Year in Review

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. Public schools are relying on technology for teaching, learning, and school operations like never before. Yet, with the embrace of technology, K-12 cybersecurity incidents are growing both more common and more significant.

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Tech & Learning Announces the Winners of the TCEA Best of Show and Top Awards of Excellence


At a special reception at the TCEA conference in San Antonio, Tech & Learning announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show awards, as well as the top three winners of the Awards of Excellence Contest

How teachers are helping students affected by deportations

The Hechinger Report

While teaching in the bilingual program at Armijo Elementary School in Albuquerque several years ago, Juan Ortega provided support to one of his fourth graders whose father was deported.

Using Virtual Reality to Provide Intervention for Teens with Depression or Anxiety


One of the more interesting applications of technology I've come across recently addresses a challenge that more and more students are facing. Pixvana and Limbix have created an interactive. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How To Develop Compassion and Cope With Confrontational People


At times, we may perceive people as confrontational and difficult, however, our own limited perception can also keep us in a discontented state. Sometimes, it’s necessary to exercise compassion as opposed to judgment. By doing so, you can learn how to interact better with all kinds of people.

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.

Report: A New Cybersecurity Incident Strikes K-12 Schools Nearly Every Three Days


Just a little over a month into 2019, already about a dozen cybersecurity incidents have struck U.S. school districts. And if the past is any indication, more are likely to come. A U.S. school district becomes the victim of a cyberattack almost as often as every three days, according to a report released Thursday. Last year, public K-12 education institutions experienced 122 known cybersecurity incidents, ranging from data breaches to phishing scams and ransomware attacks.

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How Can You Automate Your Podcast Promotions?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with podcaster Dan Kreiness about how you can automate your podcast process. Learn what apps you should and shouldn't be using to save some time once you hit the record button. The post How Can You Automate Your Podcast Promotions?

To Get More Students to Office Hours, Colleges Rethink the Faculty Office


Professors often complain that students never come to their office hours. Robert Talbert, a professor at Grand Valley State University, has a theory about why students stay away. Faculty make their offices their own personal domain—It’s like my bathroom or my bedroom or my kitchen or my house,” he says, equating them to “man-caves” for professors (perhaps the gender-neutral version would be ‘prof-caves’). Think of students coming in—there’s a huge psychological barrier that you have to overcome.”

DIY Professional Learning Part 2


Design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates

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.

AirDrop for the BYOD classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Apple AirDrop makes transferring files from one device to another a breeze. Have a photo on your iPhone you need on your Mac? No problem, just AirDrop it! This is great if you are in an environment that has only Apple products.


Massachusetts’ Early Literacy Expert Panel Recommends Lexia RAPID Assessment for Students Age 5+


The Early Literacy Expert Panel selected RAPID after a five-month review process as part of the State’s effort to develop comprehensive assessment systems

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

I received this question and image from David Voves today regarding a passage from “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: “Reading today and with personalized pd, I always question what I have in orange. Wondering if you could give me insight?”

Beyond Music & Weather: 3 Ways to Get Smarter with Smart Speakers


Smart speakers were "The Gift" of the 2018 holiday season


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.

Creating Opportunities by Building Collaborative Teams


What should you do with limited resources when faced with a need? This is when your creativity needs to step in.

Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIOs, teachers, administrators, and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy, and interoperability.

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15 Multiplication Games to Make Math Lessons Fun


Multiplication is one of the hardest math concepts for students to grasp, often requiring a frustrating amount of instruction and practice. Multiplication games are a great way to incorporate game-based learning into material and help students understand their multiplication lessons.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind Drew Perkins talks with author and reading specialist Lois Letchford about her story and ongoing work teaching of reading based on lessons learned from helping her son overcome massive reading issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Reversed: A Memoir @LetchfordLois […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

EdTech at School

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

ISTE and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership


ISTE members are now eligible to receive access to STEM Connect, Discovery Education’s newest digital service


A 3-step plan for smart edtech maintenance

eSchool News

In the past several years, school districts have invested time and money to upgrade and integrate new technology into schools.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. But many times tech is only integrated at specific points in the classroom or with a specific tool as determined by the teacher. At St.

Kindergarten Exploring How Books Are Made: Authors, Illustrators, Editors, & Publishers

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Kindergarten has launched into an exploration of “how-to” writing. In class, they’ve been thinking a lot about the steps it takes to make something. They’ve been taking these steps and writing their own “how-to” books.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.