Tue.Oct 15, 2019

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible. In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear.

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What Makes an Effective Classroom Coaching Program?

Digital Promise

Coaches may be most often associated with the fields of athletics or business, but they are just as important in education. Coaches in any realm have the same goal—to improve performance and assist those they coach in reaching their full potential.

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3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 573 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Families want to engage in classrooms but as students get older, it can be challenging.

Tips to increase motivation in e-learning


Keeping your classes engaged and motivated is a big achievement. However, not all teachers excel at this part. Most of them find it difficult to interact with their online classes in such a way as to boost students’ interest in the curriculum and topics discussed there.

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.

How one rapidly rising bootcamp is putting the skills gap on notice

The Christensen Institute

Bootcamps focused on coding and computer science have emerged as an important pipeline for tech talent. We conducted in-depth interviews with seven leading bootcamps to better understand their outcomes-focused business models. We are now sharing their stories, this being the fifth bootcamp profile.

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For better student outcomes, hire more black teachers

The Hechinger Report

There are 60,000 fewer public education jobs than there were before the recession began in 2007, according to an analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report by the think tank Economic Policy Institute.

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center.

Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

[callout]This post is written by Jon Fortney, a fifth-grade teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can connect with Jon on Twitter @FortneyTECH and check out his blog Fortneytech.com.[/callout] callout] Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours talking your […]. The post Creating student blogs with Wakelet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

How Tech Can Engage Students, Simplify the School Day and Save Time for Teachers


Spending on education technology in the US now exceeds $13B. Studies show that information and computer-assisted learning boosts academic achievement, improves learner engagement and reduces teacher burden by shaving time off the day. But not all edtech is equally effective.

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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.

The Game Changer


Seriously, is there anything better than hearing from students that, YES, I do have a voice!? Pear Deck allows for differentiation, collaboration, data collection and engagement all in one fabulous tool.

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From Boilers to Vape Sensors, the ‘Internet of Things’ Means More Work for Schools


Sandra Paul doesn’t typically don a safety helmet and work boots to perform her job as director of information technology and operations for a 7,200-student school district in New Jersey.

Helping Teachers Provide a Deeper Reading Experience

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. By Kenna McHugh. Jay Goyal, the CEO and Co-Founder of Actively Learn, began his journey to EdTech after graduating from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics.

‘The Secret to Developing Successful Readers’ Lies In How You Motivate Them


In our ever-changing digital world, new information spills out of devices by the second. This means that no matter which career students choose, there will always be more to learn and consider. As researcher and professor emeritus of education at the University of Maryland, Dr. John T.

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.

The Future of School Websites Is Consolidation and Consumerization

EdNews Daily

As technology improves, educational sites are evolving from digital brochures to marketing tools and communication hubs that feel familiar enough to make the entire community feel welcome. By Ali Arsan. Back in the mid-1990s, connecting online was not easy.

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A Tale of Two Spenders: How State and Federal Higher Ed Spending Shifted During the Great Recession


Government spending on higher education has shifted significantly over the past two decades, with federal support increasing and state support decreasing, according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Creating Culture Conscious Campuses

EdNews Daily

By Cynthia Wise, Ed.D. Upon completion of my Fellowship with the Bellwether Education Partners/Texas Education Agency, my CCC Model was codified.

A ’Golden Age’ of Teaching and Learning at Colleges?


Somewhere in a university lab, a research subject is being slid into a brain-scanning devices to try to better understand how humans learn and retain information. It may seem a bit like science fiction, but research like this is taking off around the world.

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.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 2)

EdNews Daily

By Ryan L. Schaaf. Today’s Kids Learn Differently. In the previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 1) , readers were introduced to the observation that today’s kids are different.

Fall into Pumpkins

Teacher Tech

My good friend Christine Pinto was telling me she was having her Kindergartners do some pumpkin activities this week in anticipation of going to a pumpkin patch. I thought alicekeeler.com/pixelart would be a fun way for kids to make a pumpkin since after all, the answer is always a spreadsheet!

Fun Learning, Creating and Coding With Roblox Education


The popular platform (second in line behind Minecraft) is seeing increased use in schools and classrooms. Roblox is a cross-platform hit game that was launched long ago (for the game industry) in. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The Game Changer


Seriously, is there anything better than hearing from students that, YES, I do have a voice! ? Pear Deck allows for differentiation, collaboration, data collection and engagement all in one fabulous tool.

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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!

Yup. You’re gonna have to talk about it. 22 impeachment resources that can help


If you’re not having classroom conversations about both current events and political issues focused on impeachment, you’re probably doing it wrong

Listening to Lead Forward

The Principal of Change

One book that I come back to over and over again is “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Written in 1936, there is still so much from this book that resonates today.

What Technology Can & Cannot Replace In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

What can technology replace in the classroom? While it isn't enough to make up for unengaging learning models, done well technology can change everything. The post What Technology Can & Cannot Replace In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

Develop Stronger Teaching Skills Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

The changing nature of higher ed coupled with the widespread availability of content through myriad providers can lead to greater emphasis on pedagogy and student-centered learning, according to Dr. Beena Giridharan.

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.