Mon.Jan 13, 2020

Becoming a Teacher Leader With Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a classroom teacher, I have always kept a bright orange poster on display that asks students two critical questions: Do you know it? Can you show it? If a student can answer a resounding YES to both questions, that student is able to make progress as a learner.

What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class?

Catlin Tucker

Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? I get asked this question frequently as a blended learning coach. My answer is a resounding “Yes!”

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

169 Tech Tip #81 My Pic’s a BMP and I need a JPG

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

iTeach with iPads

A greater focus has been placed on our environment in recent years. We hear the terms sustainability, climate crisis, global warming, carbon footprint, hazardous waste, greenhouse effect, and more…all aimed at raising awareness.

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Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

iTeach with iPads

A greater focus has been placed on our environment in recent years. We hear the terms sustainability, climate crisis, global warming, carbon footprint, hazardous waste, greenhouse effect, and more…all aimed at raising awareness.

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5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ambition precedes curiosity. Without wanting to advance, learn, change, or grow, curiosity is simply a biological and neurological reaction to stimulus. The post 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious appeared first on TeachThought.

A study on teaching critical thinking in science

The Hechinger Report

A study of 2,500 middle school students finds that the acquisition of scientific reasoning skills produces stronger learning gains. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images).

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Cybersecurity Begins With Strong Device Management


Recently, we’ve seen a global shift in approaches to security and privacy across all aspects of our digital footprint.

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.

Pear Deck: Project to Student Devices

Teacher Tech

Pear Deck for Interactive Presenting Pear Deck is an awesome company with very fun pear graphics. But they are more than great graphic design, Pear Deck brings interactivity to your Google Slides and PowerPoint presentations. Reduce Look at Me I am into student centered classrooms.

What Does ‘Innovation’ Mean in Early Education? Here’s How Government Leaders Answer.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — It may have been the seventh time that the U.S. Department of Education hosted its annual ED Games Expo.

A Place Called Home – Ken Shelton Spring CUE Featured Speaker Guest Blog


We must all turn around on the proverbial moving sidewalk and ensure ALL truly means ALL when it comes to access, opportunity, and ultimately success. The post A Place Called Home – Ken Shelton Spring CUE Featured Speaker Guest Blog appeared first on CUE, Inc.

How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]


Student data privacy has become one of the greatest educational concerns of our time. Knowing that student social security numbers and birthdates are 50 times more valuable than other pieces of personal information, data ransomers, hackers and cyberthieves have made this data a top target.

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EdTech at School

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

STUDENT VOICE: Don’t call me ‘Indian’ — A line of strong Ojibwe women inspired my journey to college

The Hechinger Report

My mother’s side of the family never immigrated to North America — they’ve always been here. While many people can trace their family history back to a great-great-great-great grandfather who traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in search of the famed “American Dream,” my ancestors inhabited the lands and waters in the Great Lakes region since the beginning of time itself. We are Anishinaabe peoples, also known as Ojibwe or Chippewa.


Why the Convenience University Will Rule Higher Ed


A couple of decades ago, when I was dean of online learning at Stevens Institute of Technology, a small STEM college on the Hudson with a view of mid-Manhattan, we polled our digital students about why they chose to enroll as virtual learners.

The Ups and Downs of Big Displays


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3 Strategies for Teaching Academic Vocabulary


Although we have always known the importance of teaching vocabulary, there’s been a recent surge of interest in teaching academic vocabulary across the content areas. Author Barbara Blackburn describes three strategies she recommends to help make the new words stick.

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.

Use GRASPS for Real-World Assessment


Innovative educators understand that there is more to learning than processed worksheets and tests

What are the key components of a digital classroom?

eSchool News

Most teachers today view edtech as an essential part of an increasingly digital classroom, and a new report from Common Sense sheds light on the role these edtech tools play in teaching and learning.

CA Online Community College CEO Announces Plans to Resign, Less Than a Year Into the Job


Less than a year into the job, Heather Hiles says she will resign from her post as CEO of Calbright College , the name of California’s online community college. Her last day will be March 31, according to a statement from Calbright board president Tom Epstein. Hiles will be on leave until that time.

3 Ways You’ll Grow From A TeachThought PBL Conference

TeachThought - Learn better.

Our Foundations of PBL Workshop, the center of both PBL Hilton Head and PBL Grow 20, is focused on helping you learn project-based learning through the creation of a project for implementation in your classroom. Over the course of the two and a half days you’ll think more deeply about your teaching as you focus on design and planning, scaffolding and assessment, and implementation and management of projects.

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.

Aperture Education Hosts Webinar Series on Trauma-Informed Practices


Aperture Education, in cooperation with its partner Dovetail Learning, is hosting a free webinar series providing resources and insight about trauma-informed practices

Leading Schoolwide Change: Where do we begin?

Reading By Example

I peeked on Twitter today – part of my minimal diet of social media now – and I was intrigued by this tweet from Will Richardson. I'm all for convos about "transforming schools" and ending the "status quo."

Sora App, a 2019 TIME Best Invention, Increases K-12 Student Reading


OverDrive Education’s K-12 student reading app Sora is now available in over 23,000 schools worldwide – a 28% increase over 2018, and schools using Sora saw student reading time nearly double throughout the 2018-19 school year.

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Educational Android Apps to Students with Math Homework

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some of the best math solver apps to help students with their homework. Students can use them to solve a wide variety of math problems through a step-by-step more

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.