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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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.

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.

Slides Superpowers: Engaging slide-to-slide linking activities

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides is WAY more than a slide presentation tool. On the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, co-host Kasey Bell and I like to call it the “Swiss Army knife of G Suite.” ” You can use it to … Create stop-motion animation Make a collaborative workspace for your class Brainstorm with sticky notes Plan lessons digitally […]. Ed Tech google slides activities google slides classroom link slides to slides

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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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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.

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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

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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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.

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.”

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?

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.

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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AirDrop for the BYOD classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

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.


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?”

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

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought by Terry Heick With any knowledge comes underlying assumptions. In the case of cognitive architectures and other theories and models that seek to distill and unify, one assumption is that knowledge is reducible but only to a point, and once we reach that point, what we’re left with is […]. The post Learning Theories: Adaptive Control Of Thought appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Veteran Teacher

DIY Professional Learning Part 2


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

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.

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.

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


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


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.

Introspective Questions to Amplify Your Leadership


Veteran principal and multi-book author Baruti Kafele takes school leaders on a self-reflective journey to answer his title question by exploring 35 focused and intentional guiding questions. Education leadership professor Frank J. Hagen recommends taking the trip.

Some Good Websites for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we have curated for you this list featuring some new math websites. These are recommendations we have received in the mail in the last few weeks but we never had time to review them in more


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.

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives.

Tapping the Power of Daily Student Writing


Write Think Learn is an easy read for busy educators, challenges teachers and students to examine their attitudes about writing, gives readers a purpose and a desire to write, and will be a go-to reference throughout the school year, says teacher educator Linda Biondi.

ISTE and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership


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


The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List

The Game Agency

Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that The Game Agency has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market.