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


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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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/ 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.

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Simple Machines: Fun Way to Learn Physics


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

Wendell Berry And ‘The Loss Of The University’

TeachThought - Learn better.

Wendell Berry And ‘The Loss Of The University’ by Terry Heick There are a variety of questions that guide my work at TeachThought, each with their own available inferences and underlying assumptions, among them: What should a person know? What should a person do with what they know?

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


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


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

Life at an Edtech Startup: Six Lessons for Educators


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


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.

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


“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.

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.

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


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

Why is Gyroscope Important for Virtual Reality?


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.

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU


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!

EdTech at School

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

Passwords and Positive Self-Talk


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.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kelly Mendoza


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.

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


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.

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.