November, 2019

6 Novel ways in which educators can teach creativity in the classroom

Neo LMS

Read any article about the future of the workplace. Not even that, any article about the future in general. It seems that everyone agrees that innovation is the most important asset that we have to deal with present and future challenges.

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How to Improve Checks for Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal of time is spent developing and providing feedback on lessons with the goal being student learning. Regardless of the terminology that is used, virtually every plan follows a format to help achieve this outcome. As I have discussed previously, the anticipatory set at the beginning and closure at the end are critical strategies that can assist any teacher or administrator in determining the efficacy of a lesson.

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Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? In October 2017, AdvancEd conducted our five-year district accreditation review. At the conclusion of the review process, we received a couple of recommendations that were spot on and aligned with our district comprehensive needs assessment’s (CNA) overarching needs. Two specific recommendations the review team provided really hit home.

Designing Balanced Lessons

Catlin Tucker

The theme of balance has been top of mind for me lately. I have a book Balance with Blended Learning coming out in January. I started a podcast called The Balance focused on exploring issues related to balance in education. I also spend a significant amount of time helping teachers to design balanced lessons in my role as a blended learning coach. When I design a lesson with a teacher, I stress the importance of balancing the various elements within the lesson.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform

Neo LMS

The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect. We are not talking about some science fiction dream that is going to take 20 years to accomplish; almost all of these technologies are already available to various degrees in various industries, and they’ll go to the next level sometime in the next year, or in the next few years. Educational institutions need to keep up.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

EdTech4Beginners

Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology. Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. While this has its benefits in developing future skills that will be vital to them later on, it also has its dangers. Lauren Naylor of Grapevine, Texas warns that it could be a gateway to cyberbullying––an epidemic that affects close to 43% of children, with repeated attacks in one in four cases.

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The Surprising Impact of Student Led Learning

EdNews Daily

By Amy Howell. TechEd is a hot topic in education right now, but what we really need to be discussing is student led learning. Students leading other students in learning is one of the most amazing things you can see.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. Quickly, it is becoming the close reading tool of choice for teachers because of its ease of use, differentiation of needs, depth of tools, and variety of resources. What is Actively Learn. Actively Learn is a high-functioning ereader for ELA, social studies, and science students in grades 2-12.

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EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

The Journal

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? Good question! In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education. Within inclusion settings, all students are placed in the same room to learn alongside each other, as opposed to removing students with disabilities to a separate space. Read more: How AI is changing special education.

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

There is true power in listening—listening not just to hear, but to understand. This kind of listening has been a pivotal part of how Digital Promise, our partners, and educators across the country have been working to accelerate innovation in education, working with and not just for communities.

12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. This Wednesday, November 13th, is World Kindness Day! The resources below will help your students understand what kindness means and why showing kindness is important to making the world a better place.

The Stages of Innovative Change

A Principal's Reflections

Change isn't coming as it is already on our doorstep. Granted, this has been the case for thousands of years thanks to either discoveries such as fire and cultivated crops or inventions that led to the creation of electricity, manufacturing, and expeditious travel.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate.

Catch the Flipgrid fever! 30+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Bring the back row in class to the FRONT row! Flipgrid, a FREE video discussion platform, gives all students a voice. Here are more than 30 ideas on how to use it in class. This post is by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. You can follow […]. The post Catch the Flipgrid fever! 30+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

Neo LMS

Virtual Reality (VR) is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education. The time to get VR into schools is now, so that teachers and students become drivers of innovation. Virtual Reality is best known for transforming lessons into immersive experiences that give learners perspective and drive deeper understanding.

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Learning Comes to Life in Verizon Innovative Learning Labs

Digital Promise

It’s not every day that a top executive from a Fortune 500 company visits a middle school located more than 600 miles from the company’s headquarters.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Language Arts Lesson Using a micro:book

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making I discuss the importance of and strategies for integrating technology into the curriculum. Maker education needs to be intentional. It follows, then, that if we want to bring maker education into more formal and traditional classrooms—as well as more informal environments such as afterschool and community programs—it needs to be integrated into the curriculum using lesson plans.

Record Video Directions and Maximize Your Minutes

Catlin Tucker

Few things are more frustrating than repeating yourself over and over. Yet, many of the teachers I work with repeat the same information and directions multiple times in a lesson. Sometimes this is the result of students who are distracted or not paying attention. Sometimes a student walks into class late and needs to know what to do. Other times a student may need to hear the instructions again because they got started, hit a bump, and need clarification.

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Happy Thanksgiving Week to All!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking next week off. I’ll be preparing for my daughter’s holiday visit from her home in Maryland and my son who’s visiting from Okinawa Japan (by way of Georgia). I am so excited to see both of them! I’ll be back December 2nd.

How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning day activities, homework

Ditch That Textbook

No internet at home? No problem. Set up Chromebooks and laptops with offline access to G Suite. Your elearning day activities just got a lot more interesting!Having Having Chromebooks and G Suite can supercharge learning in class. Information is at students' fingertips. They can create digitally with what they learn. They can share, collaborate and make […]. The post How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning day activities, homework appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Globalization has an impact on various aspects of our lives. We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. In schools, teaching from a global perspective can be quite challenging. Growth comes from stepping out of our comfort zones, which classrooms can become quite easily.

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Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country.

micro:bits for good

User Generated Education

At the beginning of November, 2019, I had the opportunity to travel to Singapore to attend and present at Edutech Asia 2019. During that time, I had the opportunity to hear about their initiative to use micro:bits to help students learn technology in authentic ways.

Great Leaders Embrace Multiple Styles

A Principal's Reflections

We have all heard the saying don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It represents a sound piece of advice for any leader, especially in the field of education. The reason being is that a person in a position of power or influence should not concentrate all efforts in one area since initiating and sustaining change requires a dynamic mashup of strategies.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

16 Sites, 3 Aps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation. Thanksgiving edu-websites–CybraryMan. Thanksgiving Games. Thanksgiving games and puzzles. Thanksgiving games–Quia. Thanksgiving information –history, more. Thanksgiving Jigsaw. Thanksgiving Jigsaw II. Thanksgiving Lesson Plans.

3 ways to support your students with Immersive Reader

Ditch That Textbook

Immersive Reader supports students who struggle to read in a non-stigmatizing way. Students can use it for free in several ways.Picture your classroom full of students. Now, realize that, on average, one out of every five of them has some form of reading disorder. Now, imagine being one of those students. You need help, but you […]. The post 3 ways to support your students with Immersive Reader appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments

Neo LMS

E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom. Unfortunately, online learning also brings some security risks with it, and schools and teachers who embrace online learning will need to consider how they’ll keep their students safe while using this technology. As an educator, you will play a direct role in helping to keep your students safe while using this technology. Start with education and awareness.

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