Wed.Aug 14, 2019

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Welcome on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t.

Announcing 14 New League of Innovative Schools Members

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is excited to announce 14 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders.

How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates. Adaptability was their immediate response.

Coaching for Success with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

At Newburg Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky, coaching is a key to success.

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 Behaviorism Can Turn Your Classroom Around

Ask a Tech Teacher

I first ran into Behaviorism in child psychology classes I took for my Early Childhood Education credential (ECE). It was developed by a renowned psychologist named John B. Watson and formed into the Theory of Behaviorism by another famous psychologist, B.F. Skinner.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: What will happen. Dangers to teachers & other users of Flash. 5 R’s Strategy to transition. Adobe will retire its crown jewel Adobe Flash in 2020.

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How Soft Skills Can Help You Pull Off a Schoolwide Tech Upgrade

EdTech Magazine

How Soft Skills Can Help You Pull Off a Schoolwide Tech Upgrade. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:09. K–12 schools must take many steps before they can install ambitious tech upgrades and enhancements. .

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Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

By Paul Erickson and Paul Gigliotti. A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective.

How to create a PDF ebook with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

PDF files are about as universal as it gets. You can open them on almost any Internet-ready device. They’re read-only, so publishing a PDF is a good way to distribute information to be consumed by reading. It may not be the first thing you think of when you use Google Slides but it really is […]. G Suite Google Slides Templates ebooks with google slides google slides google slides ebook gsuite how to create ebooks with google slides

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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.

Ebooks Are Great — Just Not for Young Readers

Edsurge

When you talk to an adult reader about ebooks, they typically come down on one side of the fence or the other.

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Using Tech to Practice SEL Skills

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke. As an educator and parent, I feel I have been waging the war against screens for more than a decade.

Come Original: Google Gets Into the Anti-Plagiarism Game

Edsurge

Today Google unveiled a new feature, “ originality reports ,” which, ironically, is not all that original. But it could make for a practical addition to its growing suite of online educational tools, now used by tens of millions of teachers and students.

eSpark - a fun and engaging way to differentiate reading and math instruction for students in preK-5th grade

Educational Technology Guy

eSpark is a fun and engaging way to differentiate reading and math instruction for students in preK-5th grade. It is completely web-based. They have just released a free, one-year trials of eSpark as well.

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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.

Screenshot URL: Show You Looked at Student Work

Teacher Tech

Use QuickShare Screenshot When Reviewing Student Work Updated: The QuickShare Chrome extension now includes the words “Screenshot URL:” when copying the link to your screenshot. Use the QuickShare Chrome extension to take a screenshot when you view student work.

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Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert. Teleology is the explanation of phenomena in terms of the purpose they serve, rather than the cause by which they arise. I started sailing with my father when I was five. After realizing we weren’t going to die, I felt like we were flying and I wanted to know why: What’s this for?

Best Games for Back to School: Video Games Finally Make a Legitimate Move into the Classroom

techlearning

Game-based learning—where teachers teach and assess through video games—is being found in more and more classrooms

60 Things Every Child Should Know About The Internet

TeachThought - Learn better.

Critical Thinking Online: 60 Things Every Child Should Know About The Internet by Terry Heick The simple premise is as-titled: What are the things every child should know about the ‘internet’? Below, I offer 60 possibilities. A few caveats: Of course, the list is subjective. The goal here is to brainstorm possibilities to begin thinking […]. The post 60 Things Every Child Should Know About The Internet appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

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.

OPINION: Many teachers see social-emotional learning as the ‘missing link’ in student success

The Hechinger Report

As instructors finalize lesson plans and schools across the country head back into session, there’s been a recent and significant surge of interest in social and emotional learning (SEL) curricula at both the federal and state levels. With few exceptions, policymakers, educators, families and communities in many states see the benefits of social and emotional learning and are united by shared goals to promote these practices as part of a well-rounded education.

New App Brings Multi-Device Screen Mirroring Tech to Apple TV

techlearning

Apple TV owners can now screen mirror multiple device types and up to four devices simultaneously with the new Ditto tvOS Receiver app

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What We Learned About WeWork’s Education Operations From Its IPO Filing

Edsurge

The short answer: Not much. On Wednesday, WeWork (formally called The We Co.) filed long-anticipated financial documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to prepare to go public.

KQED Teach Helps Teachers Boost Their Media Literacy & Certifications

techlearning

KQED Teach offers professional development (PD) for teachers in media creation and media literacy

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EdTech at School

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

Challenge-Based Learning: Science Curricula and Real-World Connections

edWeb.net

A Challenge-Based Learning model pioneered by Apple is now helping teachers engage middle school students in deep learning through projects that combine developing questions, investigating scientific phenomena, and solving problems in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Five Presenters Join TCEA Convention & Exposition 2020

techlearning

TCEA announces five new presenters for TCEA Convention & Exposition 2020

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4 challenges facing school principals each year

eSchool News

In May 2019, 150 school principals from across the country participated in an edWeb survey on the topics, challenges, and accomplishments they experienced this year as the educational leaders in their buildings.

Google for Education Introduces Originality Reports

techlearning

Today, Google for Education announced the launch of originality reports, a new feature that helps ensure the authenticity of coursework by flagging any text that has missed citations and has high similarity with text on the web or in books  

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.