Thu.Oct 10, 2019

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing.

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills


I remember when I finished university a few years ago. I was full of excitement thinking about my dream job in marketing and I was really eager to start applying what I learned. Well, the reality was a bit different.

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5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) at Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Chad Klein in episode 570 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chad Klein is a 22-year educator. He shares his advice for teachers to take care of themselves and love teaching in this quick motivational talk.

Don’t just flip the classroom, flip the school day

The Christensen Institute

Flipping the classroom—in which students independently consume online lessons or lectures and then spend their time in the classroom focused on what we used to call homework—crashed on the scene eight years ago.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Gift of Teacher Time

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. . Teachers’ time is one of a school’s most valuable and scarce resources, yet it’s often wasted because of poor leadership and management.

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2 Great Websites For Teaching Weather


Are you teaching your class about weather? These websites are amazing, and will really help the children gain an understanding about it. 1) [link]. Show the children this great site, which live-maps wind patterns, temperatures and even ocean currents all around the globe.

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Screencasting: Where the Market Is Shifting in Education

EdTech Magazine

Screencasting: Where the Market Is Shifting in Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:56. As modern learning environments evolve, a new technology has appeared more and more frequently among K–12 schools: screencasting. . The interest in adopting this new technology is evident.

Innovators Worth Watching: EverlyWell

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Thanks to a recent explosion of at-home health and wellness innovations, consumers are learning more about themselves and their health. From fitness trackers, to DNA tests like 23andMe, to at-home fertility test Modern Fertility, it’s becoming increasingly easy for consumers to take their health into their own hands.

Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb: STEM in all Areas, Part Two


Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun. What are the skills that make up that STEM-based occupation?


Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education


In the K-12 education market, Nearpod boasts a far reach, claiming its tools are used by about 7 million students in 60 percent of U.S. K-12 districts. Now it has set its sights higher—literally—by looking at colleges and universities.

MIND Partners with 100Kin10 on Foundational Math Brain Trust

MIND Research Institute

At MIND Research Institute, we believe every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. We believe that all students deserve equitable access to high-quality educational content and dynamic learning experiences.

Tiny Programmable Computer Micro:bit Teaches STEM, Game Design, Coding and More


The micro:bit is a great addition to any STEM curriculum


How STEAM prepares students for the global economy

eSchool News

“We have students who are passionate, engaged and comfortable with technology, yet students are living in silos and not equipped with the 21st century skills which they genuinely need to be part of the global workforce of tomorrow.”

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.

7 Ways to Elevate Pedagogy in Large Lecture Courses


In this blog post, we examine how instructors can support learning in large lecture courses with large lecture pedagogy and methodology

Storefront Advising Programs Bring Free College Counseling Into Low-Income Communities


HOUSTON — Colorful college pennants line the walls in a small room at a public library branch in the city's Near Northside. At a table with stacks of flyers advertising scholarships, a family confers quietly with a counselor.

Removing the Stigma from Alternative Education

Where Learning Clicks

One high school is removing the stigma from alternative education by partnering with local businesses to offer an in-house work-based learning program. The post Removing the Stigma from Alternative Education appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While facilitating a webinar series for MyInfinitec, an agency whose goal is to provide access to the core curriculum for all learners, I’ve taken another deep dive into the current accessibility features in Google.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Tracking QR Code Scans

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have already written about how QR Codes can be used on Chromebooks. In that post, I went over a few ways they could be used in the classroom. If you are interested, please have a read. Below is a great video that also shares some great ways QR Codes can be used in the classroom.

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Linking Data Sets in Different Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Updating One Google Sheets Spreadsheet From Another You have more than one spreadsheet of data. You need the information from one spreadsheet to interact with the data in another spreadsheet. There are 2 ways to do this in Google Sheets.

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How film and a flipped classroom lead to student success

eSchool News

According to research , in a typical classroom lecture students will generally retain only five percent of the material presented.

Bulk Removing Users From G Suite Admin

Teacher Tech

G Suite Admin – Bulk User Removal I am the apps admin on my G Suite EDU domain. For a training I had created 100 temporary accounts and then wanted to delete them after the training. Doing a Google Search the results show me how to tediously remove one user at a time. Unacceptable.

EdTech at School

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

Why Intentionally Building Empathy Is More Important Now Than Ever


Many people believe that life is a zero-sum game and that the most ruthless people get the furthest. But Jamil Zaki, a Stanford psychologist and author of The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World , says there’s a lot of evidence to the contrary. “It

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SAM Labs Launches New K-1 Coding and Creative Problem-Solving Courses


“When teachers started to use our products, we were often asked why we did not have something for lower levels, something to introduce concepts like exploration and collaborative problem-solving,” said Joachim Horn, Chief Executive Officer of SAM Labs

Discover Tons of Free Common Core Resources to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back with another excellent resource from OER Commons. This is basically a collection featuring over 4000 free resources aligned to the Common Core. Teachers can use, share and even design their more

Johnston Institute Workshop Slides (Sparking Curiosity: A Lasallian First Approach to Instructional Design)

Cycles of Learning

Slides Workshop Materials


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.