December, 2019

How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Technology has transformed the world. In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience.

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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

With all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators. The top two issues that commonly come up in my talks with educators are the technology (Internet, hardware, devices, apps) not working or off-task behavior on the part of students.

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Considering Collaboration? Answer These 4 Questions First

Education Elements

A few years ago I found myself in the middle of an aisle at the home improvement store acquiring some tools I needed for a job around the house. In the moment, I didn’t make the connection to my classroom, but I later realized how I don’t usually go to the store to buy tools that I don’t need.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2019

Neo LMS

Dear fellow teachers, We have reached the end of another year and you probably had a busy time, especially these past weeks.

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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.

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents

Waterford

You may know your ABCs but what about your XYZs, as in generations? It’s so easy to put together a classroom Facebook group or send a school email without a second thought.

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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools

Neo LMS

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones — are becoming more and more popular among flight enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why. The thrill of being able to take amazing photos and stunning videos from above is what motivates most drone hobbyists.

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Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. When students create comics they use props, scenery, dialogue, text, and characters to visualize and contextualize vocabulary and knowledge.

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Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting.

30 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides isn't just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are 30 activities that bring interactive learning to students.So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools […]. The post 30 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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).

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 9-15th, 2019, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code –a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators.

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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.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Adam Welcome

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Adam Welcome , a father, educator, speaker, and writer. Adam has written three books– Kids Deserve It!:

20 sites for students with free time on their hands

Ditch That Textbook

When students are done with an assignment or project, how can they spend extra time wisely? These sites give them something academic to chew on.>>> >>> UPDATED DECEMBER 2019! <<<As <<<As a teacher, there’s always been a question that I wanted to have an answer to. “I’m done. What do I do now?” ” Early in my teaching career, my […].

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Did You Miss These in November?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books. What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it? Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources. Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform.

My 2019 Highlights

User Generated Education

The post is describes my 2019 Highlights. I did this for four main reasons: We, especially as teachers, should spend more time reflecting on what we are doing well – our accomplishments. Often, we don’t get the recognition we deserve.

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.

Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions

Neo LMS

E-learning has become an intricate part of education in general. However, there are categories of students who don’t have equal chances when it comes to accessing the Internet, which hinders their development and personal growth.

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Engage Them in the First 5 Minutes! Bell-Ringers, Warm Ups, and Prompts!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As soon as students enter the classroom they can be engaged in learning. At my school we call these “to dos.” ” I have often heard these called bell ringers, warm ups, starters, and entrance tickets.

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Education Technology Duality: Nouns, Verbs, and “Everything Just Works”

More Verbs

I write a lot about a learning-focused approach to education technology, including a Learning Technology Framework , an exploration of whether we are talking learning or talking technology , or imploring education technology leaders to focus on learning.

What To Do With Wonky Wednesday

Catlin Tucker

Most of the schools where I coach have a wonky Wednesday schedule that I have to navigate with teachers when we co-lesson plan together.

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!

13 Holiday Websites and 9 Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Holiday Crossword. Holiday Elf Games. Holiday Hangman II.

Empowering Community Perspectives in Evaluation Research

Digital Promise

What is equitable evaluation? As funders, government agencies, and service providers become increasingly focused on program evaluation results to make evidence-based decisions, evaluators and other researchers seek to answer this question.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

Neo LMS

If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support.

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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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.

Smart Technologies Could Benefit Education – or Could Make Our Problems Worse

EdNews Daily

By Katherine Prince. Editor’s note: This is part three in a series. If you missed them, you can read part one and part two. Not long ago, states and school districts were implementing one-to-one initiatives designed to make a computer or iPad available to every child.

My List of Best Education Videos – 2019

User Generated Education

Here is my annual list of best education videos. Youth Voice. As you’ll notice the first several are youth voices. “The power of youth is the common wealth of the entire world… No segment in society can match the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of young people.”

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Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued.