July, 2016

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success. The stakes have become higher as changes in a globally connected world are far outpacing those in our schools.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters.

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Mobile Learning: No Longer About the Technology, but About the Learning

The Journal

A transition, quietly but most assuredly, has occurred: Today, in 2016, discussions under the heading "mobile learning" are becoming more about how "all-the-time, everywhere learning" can be supported with "mobile" technology than about mobile devices and apps.

12 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Educators

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people (undated).” ” – Karen Stephenson.

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.

5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

I’ve written extensively about the benefits of using the Station Rotation Model with students. English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations.

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The Power of You

A Principal's Reflections

Make no mistake about it; the job of any type of educator is tough these days. It is a rewarding profession in that we have the opportunity to make a positive difference each day, but for all our efforts, thanks and appreciation are tough to come by at times.

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11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

Truths for Future-Holders So We Can Hold a Brighter One From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain.

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Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

The Journal

Learners are not just short users. So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users!

Goal: Set Aside Time for Yourself

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” ” – Ovid. Goal: For 1 week, dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to rest and relaxation.

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.

Cardboard Challenges: No Tech/Low Cost Maker Education

User Generated Education

I believe in the importance of participating in ongoing and continuous reflective practice as an educator. This is my reflection on my Cardboard Challenges Maker Education Camp that was taught to twelve 5 to 10 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each morning.

ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion

Neo LMS

If you ask any European about their opinion on the USA, I bet a lot of answers will include the word big , or any synonym of it: wide roads, big cars, tall buildings, grande coffee cups, jumbo-size food portions, big smiles, big… everything.

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Critical Conversations

A Principal's Reflections

We are in the midst of disruptive change that is engulfing our society. The second we get a grasp on a new technology there is an update, new version, or something entirely different. It is an exciting, yet terrifying time as many of us just try to keep up.

3 Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Reading and Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters with Dr. Linda H. Mason From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Improve reading skills by helping students learn how to set their own goals.

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.

Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

I recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me. I used the website Canva to make the graphic ( click here for my video tutorial on how to use it). Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech? Share them by commenting below.

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Goal: Interview a Colleague

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Goal: Interview a teacher or learner from another country. Accomplish this goal: Conduct a video, audio, or written interview with a colleague from another country to gain perspective on an issue.

Ten Reading-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top reading-related articles according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: How do I create a classroom library checkout system? 5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading. 5 Tech Tools That Motivate Every Reader. 3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading. 32 Reading Websites.

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Originally published at [link]. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008. Perfect Storm : an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically.

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.

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track.

Do Students Learn Better in Chairs or Couches?

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Oskar Cymerman, the science teacher on a quest to Starbucks his classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Design your classroom to be intentional and inviting.

3 Ways Ed-Tech Can Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets have become staple buzzwords in education.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France. Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands.

EdTech at School

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

Moving schools? Transfer and save all of your old emails and content using ‘Grad Gopher’.

EdTech4Beginners

When you move schools your email account is often deactivated shortly after you leave. What happens to all those emails with useful information, contacts and resources that you will need in your next role? They more than likely get deleted. This is when you need Grad Gopher.

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Breaking Things as a Form of Education

User Generated Education

One of my learners’ favorite things to do at my maker education summer camps is taking toys apart – breaking them and then putting back together in another form. This got me thinking that breaking things should be part of every teacher’s and learner’s education.

Word Cloud Tools: Raising the Bar

A Principal's Reflections

Word clouds, or tag clouds as they are sometimes called, bring words to life in a visual way. They constitute graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more often. These words can be taken from an analyzed text or added manually.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact.

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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.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math teachers: This is for you. Here are some great suggestions from efriend and math afficionado, Matt Kim: Before I was ever a high school math teacher, I was always a hardcore technophile.

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Goal: Set the Stage for Innovation

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.” – Albert-László Barabási.

10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. Image courtesy of air-watch.com.

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