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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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


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


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.

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.

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.

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 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.”

The Innovator’s Mindset and the Profile of a Graduate

The Principal of Change

This post is from my “ Innovate Inside the Box ” co-author, Katie Novak. In her recent work, she connected the idea of graduate profiles and “ The Innovator’s Mindset. ” Check out her post below. .

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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

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.

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

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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Tracking QR Code Scans

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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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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.

EdTech at School

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

Here Is An Important Platform for Educational Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Following the publication of educational apps evaluation rubric, one of our readers brought our attention to this interesting platform called Education App Store. This is an independent more

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

Cycles of Learning

Slides Workshop Materials


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.

#EIE19: Celebrated Author Dr. Jonathan Haidt to Speak to the Coddling of the American Mind


Today’s students are growing up in an ever-increasing polarizing climate, and many are ill-equipped to have classroom discussions about differing ideas and to resolve interpersonal conflict.

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.