Mon.Aug 13, 2018

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

Trade The Cow

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes, we start the school year and things from year’s past are dragging us down. We kick off Season 4 of the 10-Minute Teacher with a Motivational Monday story from Will Rogers — “Trade the Cow.”

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Digital Promise

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10 Apps for Back to School


Back to school used to mean new pencils and notebooks, but now it means new laptops, cases, and digital tools, especially applications. With hundreds of apps available for educational-use, it can be overwhelming to decide which one (or ones) to download. Digital Learning Tools and Tips

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.

Children Understand Far More About Other Minds than Long Believed

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking.

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Vote Early and Often for Our SxSWedu Sessions

Battelle for Kids

Once again, the P21 network of Exemplar schools and member organizations is eager to represent at SxSWedu in Austin next March. P21 Blog


12 curation ideas for students AND teachers with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

How do you get the most out of social media without letting things get lost in the shuffle? Being an educator on social media can be both inspiring and overwhelming. There are so many great ideas and resources out there to use that it can be hard to keep up with it all. It can […]. Ed Tech curation edtech educational technology productivity

Gawande’s listening. But can he disrupt healthcare?

The Christensen Institute

Image: Atul Gawande | Wikimedia Commons: Amar Karodkar. Buffet, Bezos and Dimon have found their man. Five months after the respective chiefs of Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and J.P. Morgan Chase jointly founded a venture to reduce the cost of healthcare in the U.S.,

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:17.

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.

OPINION: Embracing the uncertain, scary future — with a liberal arts degree

The Hechinger Report

. Can you predict the future? Flying cars, miniature nuclear power plants in every home and a world without disease are daring predictions that missed the mark — and still appear unlikely in the near future.

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Survey: 35% of Parents Had No Interaction With Kids' Classrooms


A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. teachers found that the state of parent-teacher engagement still has room for improvement. The survey, conducted by ClassTag , found that 65% of teachers reported adequate parent engagement, but 35% of parents had no interaction with their classrooms last school year.

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture It’s an age-old saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” What separates good teachers from the excellent ones? The excellent ones are handing out fishing poles; creating a culture in the […]. The post 20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Middle & High School Professional Development Student Engagement Veteran Teache

20 Steps To Get Started with the New Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

20 Steps to Get Started with the New Google Classroom Create a new class. Click on the Classwork tab. Click on the Create button. Create a topic called “Today.” ” Click on the Create button and create a topic called “About/Resources.” ” Click on the Create button and create a topic called “Unit 1” Click on Create […]. The post 20 Steps To Get Started with the New Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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.

At more than 25 percent, Mississippi’s food hardship rate highest in nation

The Hechinger Report

In a 12-month period in 2016-17, more than one of every four Mississippi households with children — 25.8 percent — lacked enough money to buy the food they needed , according to a new report by the Food Research & Action Center.

Libraries Are Often Missing From ‘Student Success’ Initiatives. Researchers Are Asking How to Change That.


Libraries offer a refuge where students study, find books or take the occasional nap. But could these places soon provide additional services beyond homework help? A new report this week explores whether libraries can play a more proactive role in helping community college students succeed.

School on the move

The Hechinger Report

On the day after Thanksgiving, 1960, Edward R. Murrow took Americans from their living rooms into the fields where hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers across the country worked harvesting the nation’s food.

Scientific Learning Corp. Releases Second Quarter Results; Jeffrey D. Thomas Assumes CEO Role


Oakland, Calif. — 9, 2018 — (OTC PINK:SCIL), a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, today announced that it has released its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018.

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.

The invisible signs to look for on the first day of school

The Hechinger Report

Last week, when many students were beginning the new academic year in some public schools in the United States, my family and I took a cruise to Cuba. My 7-year-old-son Roby could barely wait to get off the ship to enjoy the sights and sounds of Havana. This was not his first vacation abroad.

Exploring Blended Learning, Present and Future (Recorded Future Trends Session)


On Thursday, August 2nd, it was my great pleasure to by the featured guest on Bryan Alexander's Future Trends Forum. We had a lively discussion, exploring blended learning. We explored questions from. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Toss the Smartboard. Here's The Best #BacktoSchool Teaching Tool: @ClassroomScreen


ClassroomScreen which I will be using at all future learning events. ClassroomScreen basically allows me to ditch my former toolbox of presentation tools as it combines them into one nice, simple place.

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RISE and Instructional Design

Iterating Toward Openness

Matt Crosslin has posted a thoughtful response to our RISE article from last year. An open implementation of RISE was recently published in the Journal of Open Source Software. Since Matt took the time to engage so thoughtfully, I wanted to respond in kind. Also, it’s a breath of fresh air to write a little about instructional design… it’s good to get back to your roots.). [T]he

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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!

How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team


What can a 15-year-old from Chino Hills, CA do to help break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program , a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much.

Create Courses, Lessons, Websites and More with Today's Top Pick


Versal Slick course creator is full-featured, but lessons remain traditional Pros: Absurdly easy to use, supports tons of media, and works instantly with other systems such as Google Docs, Office, and Prezi.

#CelebrateWithDE – National Aviation Day

Discovery Education

National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by president Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate flight. We celebrate each year on August 19 – the birthday of Orville Wright! Encourage your students to expand their interest in aviation by offering them resources and activities that will deepen their understanding and let their imaginations soar.

10 Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little


When a colleague invited Joy Kirr to a professional development day featuring the Scottish design thinking expert Ewan McIntosh she didn’t think it would be life changing.

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.