Wed.Sep 19, 2018

14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

The CoolCatTeacher

André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people.

How Clear Communication and Defined Career Pathways Can Boost Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Teachers love their jobs.

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations.

$38 Million Available for Arizona Schools to Replace Buses

Kajeet

It was recently announced that the state of Arizona is using $38 million of the $57 million they received from the Volkswagen (VW) settlement to repower or replace old school buses.

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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.

How to Teach Critical Thinking

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work.

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K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:15. Forecasts report that computer science skills will be essential for the future workforce, creating a need for K–12 experts to work harder to incorporate such lessons into the curriculum.

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Bring Me A Higher Love

The Jose Vilson

Pardon me since I haven't done this in a while, but I'd like to quote a bit of poetry from Steve Winwood: Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above. Without it, life is wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

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Simple Machines: Fun Way to Learn Physics

techlearning

Excellent elementary NGSS engineering practices embedded in fun games Title : Simple Machines by Tinybop Summary : Excellent elementary NGSS engineering practices embedded in fun games Pros: Kids create and figure out simple machines on their own terms.

Conrad Wolfram: Let’s Build a New Math Curriculum That Assumes Computers Exist

Edsurge

Has the math brand become toxic? That was the provocative question posed by Conrad Wolfram in a blog post earlier this summer. Sadly,” he wrote, “I’ve started to conclude that the answer is yes.” That conclusion may seem startling, especially as Wolfram is the strategic director of Wolfram Research, and one of the brainchild behind Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica, a system widely used in technical fields to process complex computations and calculations.

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.

Happy 90th Birthday, OED. (And thank YOU for bringing the gift.)

NeverEndingSearch

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the publication of the First Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press is offering UK, Canadian and US non-subscribing public schools free online access for the 2018/19 calendar year.

How Can You Create A Podcast For A Niche Audience and Build A Community Around It?

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff welcomes podcaster Maria Alcoke on the program to discuss her podcast "The Engine Mom."

How Genius Hour Helps Kids Connect What They’re Learning in School to Their Future Goals

Edsurge

“It bothers me that I am not learning things in school that will help me become what I want to be.” This is the most sobering and common response to one of three questions I ask my students before we start Genius Hour: What bothers you? What do you love? What do you wonder about? What would it take to help students find that connection between school and their future? Sometimes, all it takes is permission.

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How can Microsoft Teams and Flipgrid be used to create an AMAZING Digital Classroom for mobile learning?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Justin Chando from Microsoft Teams and Joey from Flipgrid on the podcast to talk about how to create a seamless digital classroom using collaborative tools found in Office365.

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.

Tonara – Connecting Music Teachers and Students In and Out of the Classroom

EmergingEdTech

Applications Makes Learning to Play an Instrument More Interactive and Productive for Students and Teachers I recently spoke with Ohad Galan, CEO of Tonara, a powerful application designed to provide. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How Can You Create A Podcast For A Niche Audience and Build A Community Around It?

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff welcomes podcaster Maria Alcoke on the program to discuss her podcast "The Engine Mom."

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU

techlearning

The journey of the educator is much like a quest. We strive to successfully gather the necessary skills and knowledge loading our brains and backpacks (teacher toolkit) with what we think will best benefit our students.

Money Smart Chat (Read on for a Chance to Win Big!)

Discovery Education

Forces for Good in Education and Financial Literacy: As Told by TWO Special Guest Bloggers! Dr. Alice Wilder: Emmy award winning Ed Psychologist and digital education specialist behind the work of Blue’s Clues, Super Why, Speakaboos, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids , and more!

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.

Passwords and Positive Self-Talk

techlearning

Note: Although the focus of this blog is on creative ways to use technology for teaching and learning, occasionally I may share something else that crosses over into the technology realm, but also addresses the human condition.

16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Do you listen to podcasts? I do! I love them and I have 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers to share in this post! Podcasts are a great way to get PD on the go.

Life at an Edtech Startup: Six Lessons for Educators

Edsurge

If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be working for an edtech startup in San Francisco, I would have thought you were crazy. I’ve had many jobs as an educator over the past 16 years, but at my core, I’m a 7th-grade middle school teacher. Nonetheless, here I sit in the heart of Silicon Valley ingenuity and innovation, exactly where I’m supposed to be—surrounded by engineers, business gurus, and dozens of fellow educators who have also made the switch.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kelly Mendoza

CUE

In this age of information overload, as a teacher, I often find it overwhelming trying to educate my students on what is worthy of using in the classroom. What is real? What is fake? How can we teach those critical thinking skills? Kelly Mendoza is tackling this problem head on.

EdTech at School

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

Why is Gyroscope Important for Virtual Reality?

Veative

The introduction of the iPhone 4 saw the addition of yet another amazing sensor known as the ‘gyroscope’, which became an instant success, just as the addition of the ‘accelerometer’ to the first iPhone was a significant milestone. The question is, why do we need a gyroscope? What are its implications for virtual reality? Let’s find out. Gyroscope – Motion Against Gravity. A gyroscope is defined as a device which uses the earth’s gravity to help determine orientation.

Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

Edsurge

“Computer science for all” — a favorite catchphrase in edtech — can only be achieved when computer science education is as accessible to traditionally marginalized groups, such as black and Latinx students, as it is for everyone else. That’s the impetus behind Tech Exchange, Google’s latest effort to increase diversity in tech and make its own company look more like its users.

OPINION: When a low census count hurts children’s well-being

The Hechinger Report

Students in a federally funded Head Start program in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 21, 2013. Photo: Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/ZUMAPRESS.com. The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 million children younger than age 5, a recent report cautions.

Here Are Some of The Best Audiobook Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you enjoy and love reading, you should definitely consider these apps. These are audiobooks apps you can easily fit into those contexts where ‘traditional’ forms of reading are just not feasible.read more

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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.

How controversial topics inspire deeper learning

eSchool News

As a former social studies educator and current learning specialist, my idea of nirvana is to help grow students who can examine issues from multiple perspectives. Getting them to practice that, however, can be a harrowing experience, particularly when the issues up for discussion are controversial.

Some Good Web Tools to Help Students Enhance Their Writing Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a fan of the digital writing workshop, I believe that when teaching writing teachers should focus primarily on the process and only secondarily on the product. Such a focus can help students.read more

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7 apps that could cause harm to our students

eSchool News

No one can dispute the importance of technology in today’s homes and classrooms. Seeing a child with a mobile device is nothing new, and many parents conversations today focus on when, and not if, to give a child a smartphone.