July, 2016

3 Top Tips to Make Writing Exciting

The CoolCatTeacher

Collaboration, Commenting, and a Global Audience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learning writing can be exciting! Kids can love writing. Now, students can easily join writing communities.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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6 Ways to Get the Most out of Back to School Shopping @Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

Prepare for Back to School From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Prepare for back to school by getting the supplies (and the rewards) to help you and your classroom succeed.

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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!

3 Arguments in Favor of the In-class Flip

Catlin Tucker

Whenever I train teachers on the Flipped Classroom Model, I’m always asked the same questions. “What do you do if your students do not complete the homework?” ” or “What do you do if students do not have access to the internet and/or devices at home?”

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.

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.

Educators Commit to the Journey

Digital Promise

Last month, our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative held its second annual project-wide summer convening.

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

Blended Learning in Action

Catlin Tucker

It’s been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.