January, 2020

Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

The Christensen Institute

Over a decade ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen took his theory of Disruptive Innovation from the boardroom to the K-12 classroom. Observing the rapid rise of online courses, he predicted that online learning would radically shift education in the 21 st century.

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The complexity of self-actualization and how to help students achieve it

Neo LMS

One of the primary goals of educators is typically to help students reach their greatest potential. However, before this can be done it’s often necessary to find out what motivates and brings them alive.

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Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Serhii Tkachecnko, CEO at Unicheck, shares his thoughts on how educators can teach students about the benefits of plagiarism checking. Students experience an array of emotions toward education: from excitement to boredom.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use.

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Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

by Shawn McCusker. This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. What Skills and Behaviors Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ambition precedes curiosity. Without wanting to advance, learn, change, or grow, curiosity is simply a biological and neurological reaction to stimulus. The post 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious appeared first on TeachThought.

4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game

Ditch That Textbook

Tests and quizzes should let students show what they know. How can we avoid playing "gotcha" -- catching what they DON'T know? Here are some strategies to use on your next quiz or test. If you haven't been nailed by the "gotcha" game when you were a student, I'll bet you've seen it as a […]. The post 4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Feedback Teaching formative assessment strategies test design

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. There is a growing body of research that points to coaching as a powerful way to support teacher effectiveness. As such, coaching is becoming more prevalent in schools and districts in the U.S.,

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

#WorldReadAloudDay February 5

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 5, 2020, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not.

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The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons , I propose a model for the stages of making. I believe that the heart of making is creating new and unique things.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning.

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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.

What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class?

Catlin Tucker

Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? I get asked this question frequently as a blended learning coach. My answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? If you don’t teach in the United States, this might be a term you aren’t familiar with.

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Silicon Valley Teacher Spotlight: Mike Messner

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mike Messner teaches seventh-grade social studies in Silicon Valley.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

New Year’s Learning Resolution – Great Way to Engage Teachers

More Verbs

One of the things that has weighed on me with the new Tech Director position in Bethel is trying to figure out how to support all our staff (K-12) with coaching, professional learning, and support for learning through technology.

Can you teach K-12 students to become entrepreneurs?

Neo LMS

Quick: What’s the first name that comes to mind when I say: entrepreneur ? I’ll wait. Got it? For an overwhelming majority of us, an entrepreneur is a famous business person who probably has a very compelling story: starting very early, such as Bill Gates, or late like Colonel Sanders.

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Designing a Kinesthetic Station: Get Kids Moving in Math Class

Catlin Tucker

Can the Station Rotation Model work in a math class? I get this question a lot. I’ve coached math teachers who struggle to imagine designing their lessons using this model because the curriculum is so linear.

Becoming a Teacher Leader With Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a classroom teacher, I have always kept a bright orange poster on display that asks students two critical questions: Do you know it? Can you show it? If a student can answer a resounding YES to both questions, that student is able to make progress as a learner.

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.

How to Talk to a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s always been something mystical about people in technical professions–engineering, science, mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of mathematical functions, even smile at the mention of calculus.

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect.

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): How are we going to address our children’s emotional needs?

The Journal

Our children are hungry — food-wise and emotion-wise. Schools have addressed the former and they are starting to address the latter. In this beginning blog post on SEL — social and emotional learning — we define it, raise a few provocative questions, and then we hear from Dr. Tyralynn Frazier, an SEL expert, who explores “SEL and Equity.” A very good place to start

Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Neo LMS

Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching focused on students and their uniqueness. Learners come from different cultural backgrounds, they have different cognitive strengths, they evolve in different ways and have to overcome different challenges.

EdTech at School

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