Thu.Jan 23, 2020

3 Questions to Spark Change

The CoolCatTeacher

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers.

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From nonconsumption to market creation: How Toyota became an economic powerhouse for Japan

The Christensen Institute

If you had predicted decades ago that Toyota would someday become the world’s largest car manufacturer, many would have laughed at you.

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Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

A free summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1- 3 pm ET From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much.

How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals


The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. School administrators are the ones in charge of making decisions about which edtech tools to buy, often on a tight budget.

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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.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use.

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Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

The Christensen Institute

The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce. Automation is creeping into most sectors ; the gig economy is booming; and all of these developments require that workers upskill, reskill, and master soft skills.

KOOV: The STEAM solution that’s turning heads


Sony KOOV for ages 8 and up provides a fun way for students to learn core STEAM concepts. Using standard-correlated educational content, KOOV gets your students building and coding original robotic creations. Shape your future problem-solvers, one block at a time with KOOV. Sony provides two types of kit options to learn with KOOV.

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What Teachers Can Change

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you had to start somewhere--with one idea or 'thing' to change, what would it be? What if your only goal was to change the arc of your students' lives? The post What Teachers Can Change appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick Veteran Teacher


Spread the Word and Nominate Young Changemakers for #Digital4Good


This November, #ICANHELP will host its fourth annual #Digital4Good awards event in New York City, NY. A CUE partner, #Digital4Good is a movement and event that awards and celebrates students using digital tools and social media to create positive social change in their school, community, and beyond.

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.

Microsoft’s Free STEM Offerings: Science and Engineering on the Cheap


The only thing better than teaching interested children about science, technology, engineering and math is doing it for free

Women in K-12 Technology Leadership Still Face Sexism. Now They’re Calling It Out.


Women make up the majority of the K-12 education workforce but are chronically underrepresented in leadership roles.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Wednesday 22nd January


Microsoft’s keynote led with new research that examined what teachers would need in the classroom of 2030

Instructure Lays Off About 100 As It Urges Shareholders to Support Sale


Learning management system provider Instructure has laid off as many as 100 full-time employees as the publicly traded company nears a key shareholder vote on a proposed sale to a private equity firm.

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.

How It’s Done: Using Tech-PBL to Reach Struggling Students


Using tech tools to enhance project-based learning helped one teacher personalize lessons and reach all her students, regardless of knowledge gaps and multi-level abilities

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Going to the Spaces Where You Can Inspire Change

The Principal of Change

I was recently participating in a FlipGrid book study on “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” and was asked this question by one of the participants: In writing a book on innovation, did you ever struggle with the idea that you were using a very “traditional” format?

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5E / Hero's Journey Example: Simple Circuits

Cycles of Learning

Engage Hero is Called Play Operation. What are you curious about? Explore ​Hero is Challenged Take apart Operation and inspect how it works. Explain using words and a diagram. Create your own game by repurposing the materials. Additional materials are welcome.

How the ‘Contract Cheating’ Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students


This is the first of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.” Look for part two next week, about new efforts by colleges and governments to try to prevent contract cheaters. And join us on Tuesday, January 28, for a live online discussion about the issue as part of our EdSurge Live series.

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.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Thursday January 23rd


The second day at Bett 2020 was off to an incredible start with the insightful Made by Dyslexia panel


The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company


Of all the education technology startups that could go public next, there’s one that’s likely not on your radar: Busuu , a London-based developer of a language-learning platform. But its co-founder and CEO, Bernhard Niesner, has started to make his case.

California Considers Permitting Students Excused Mental Health Days


Parents, educators and clinicians are seeing an alarming increase in mental health problems among young people. Various national surveys show the rates of depression , anxiety , and suicide on the rise, but what to do about it is less clear.

Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm


The Omidyar Network is going through changes. Since 2018, the investment and philanthropic vehicle started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, has spun off five independent firms that grew out of its investment activities.

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!

This district uses micro-credentials to boost PL

eSchool News

Nationally, distance is a barrier to traditional in-person training opportunities for teachers and administrators in many rural areas.

Why technology could be the key to powering the teachers of tomorrow


Microsoft wants to power the teachers of 2030

The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. fun and. educational and explore a topic in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.


A Good Tool for Creating Diagrams

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quizlet Diagram Maker is a free tool from Quizlet that allows students to learn in a visual way. Students can easily create diagrams using images and text. They can add annotations, locations more

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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.