Mon.Mar 25, 2019

Transactional vs. Transformational Teaching

Catlin Tucker

The more I learn about leadership, the more convinced I am that teachers need leadership training in credential school. We create a culture in our classrooms, establish norms and routines, and seek to influence our students.

Overcoming Challenges of Technology in the Classroom Starts with Great Coaches

Digital Promise

When students see technology as an instrument for goofing off, playing games, and chatting with their friends, it can become a distraction in the classroom rather than a tool for powerful learning.

Fake News or Fact? How do you tell?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keeping up with national and international events was a lot easier when all the news came from one of three major TV news outlets and a few newspapers like The New York Times.

Immersive Tools Are Poised to Change Communication in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Immersive Tools Are Poised to Change Communication in K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:01. New educational technology is revolutionizing how K–12 students and teachers engage with each other in and out of school. . Online communities are certainly not new.

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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.

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Page in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Creating web pages used to be very time-consuming. If you didn’t know HTML then putting together a webpage was almost impossible. Luckily web design tools have come a long way and designing your own web story is now even easier with Adobe Spark Page. You can create eye-catching web pages with magazine style themes. Want […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog adobe spark creating web pages with students creative teaching edtech educational technology web design

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TEACHER VOICE: Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline with ‘windows and mirrors’ for black boys

The Hechinger Report

. The connection I’m building with my students starts every day with a box of Cocoa Puffs. Name-brand cereal may not sound all that special, but it’s something most of my students can’t afford. It’s something I remember longing for when I was a kid.

Report from ASCD, Part 1: Sessions Covered, Classroom Coding, Leadership Strategies and More


More than 7,000 educators from around the globe gathered in Chicago March 15-18 for deep dish pizza, green drinks for St. Patrick’s day, and to participate in ASCD's #Empower19 conference.

When school rewards backfire

The Hechinger Report

Example of a letter sent home to students in a California experiment that failed to boost attendance rates. Source: The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Awards by Carly D. Robinson, Jana Gallus, Monica G.

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Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education


When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. That’s because not many people had that role. But things have changed dramatically over the last decade, as questions and concerns over privacy have emerged front and center in the public consciousness.

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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.

Ted Ed: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain


Did you know March 26th is National Spinach Day? Through this animated TED Talk, students can see how various foods, such as spinach, can help your body and brain function in a healthy way


Lessons Learned From the First Edtech Startup Competition in the Arab World


Even before the largest refugee crisis since WWII , governments across the Arab world have been struggling to provide quality education to serve a growing population of enrolled students. Even the top performing Arab country on the PISA is well below the OECD average , despite data from the World Bank showing that the percentage of public expenditure on education in the Arab world actually exceeds the OECD average.

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How would the Trump Administration’s education budget proposal impact Mississippi schools?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo Invests $21 Million in Tinkergarten


Over the past two years, Tinkergarten has nearly tripled both the number of teachers and total users on its platform that connects families with outdoor classes and activities for young children. And now, it’s added an impressive investment to its coffers to help the company continue growing.

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.

Transform your staff lounge to support teacher wellbeing

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the Move This World blog.]. According to a study done by the University of Missouri, 93% of teachers are experiencing high levels of work-related stress.

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Learn Why It’s Important To Know Your Audience When Creating A Content Strategy For Your Brand Today!


Learn the most important top branding strategies for educators by some of the most visibly recognized educators in the world. The post Learn Why It’s Important To Know Your Audience When Creating A Content Strategy For Your Brand Today! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Branding Building Your EDU Brand Marketing Tech Coach Technology Coaching

Designing a K–5 robotics class from the ground up

eSchool News

As a former computer engineer with a background in applied math, I’m a firm proponent of STEM education.

Makerspaces A to Z: Human Algorithm Design


In Algorithms to Live By, the authors explore an interdisciplinary way of thinking called human algorithm design, which essentially means searching for better solutions to the challenges people encounter every day


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 Shake Up Learning Show Premieres TOMORROW (March 26)!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Shake Up Learning Show Premieres TOMORROW (March 26)! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning Show. The Shake Up Learning Show Premieres TOMORROW with 5, binge-worthy episodes!

Organize, Share, Collaborate with Dropbox


Dropbox can introduce students to cloud-based file storage, which has become a common way to organize electronic documents in schools and the workplace


Teachers' Guide to Evaluating Apps for Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Evaluating Apps for the Classroom is an excellent free short interactive eBook (15 pages) created by Apple Education to be read on iBooks. As its title indicate, this guide is meant to help more

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Three things to love with Jamf Pro 10.11

Jamf on EdTech

To coincide with Apple’s March 25 event, Jamf Pro offers day-zero support for Apple's spring release of operating system updates. Learn more

EdTech at School

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

90 Brilliant Would You Rather Questions For Kids

Fractus Learning

We all know children can sometimes be shy. What if there were a game you could play to draw them out of their shell? That game is called “Would You Rather” – it’s great for kids. […]. Classroom Educators Parents Resources

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

Graphite Blog

What is cyberbullying? How common is cyberbullying? How can I tell if a student is being cyberbullied? When and how should I intervene in a cyberbullying situation? What's my responsibility as a teacher in preventing cyberbullying? What lesson plans and classroom resources are available to address cyberbullying? How can teachers work with families to prevent and identify cyberbullying? What is cyberbullying?

Here Is A Great Tool for Creating Interactive Content to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sway is a great Microsoft app that allows you to easily create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and many more. Using Sway’s web-based canvas, you can more

The Top Skill We Can Teach Our Students


It’s at the precise moment when students are bombarded by facts, whether historical or current, that we need to be especially vigilant, writes American history and current events teacher Sarah Cooper, paraphrasing historian Sam Wineburg. Sifting through sources has become a life skill.


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.