June, 2016

Top 5 things to consider when designing an LMS

Neo LMS

In a previous post I talked about why should schools focus on visual elements and user experience instead of features when selecting an LMS. The reason for this is quite simple.

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Sketchnoting Superstars Panel from #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Slides and Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sketchnoting is a fascination for me. So, ISTE was a dream for me. What if we got some of the best in sketchnoting together to share their secrets and how this applies to education?

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Beyond OER: K-12 Needs An Open Standard for 'Deeply Digital Lessons'

The Journal

OER – open education resources are a boon to K-12. But OER is a start, not an end. As K-12 moves to fully 1-to-1 and blended learning, K-12 needs to go beyond digitized versions of paper-based lessons (and proprietary formats) and develop an open standard for the "deeply digital lesson

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Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. I applaud this effort.

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.

Developing a Flexible & Risk-Taking Mindset

User Generated Education

A flexible and risk-taking mindset rather than a fixed one will benefit all stakeholders in an educator’s realm: the educator’s learners, colleagues, her or his learners’ families, the community, the field of education-at-large, and of course, the educator him-or herself.

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5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There’s been a lot of talk about whether ed-tech should be evolutionary or revolutionary. Should it build on existing systems and instructional philosophies, or completely revamp how we think about education?

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Get Netsmartz, the free program to help educate teachers, parents and students. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids.

Proving LMS ROI: Is an LMS a worthy investment?

Neo LMS

A learning management system is a complex software that is supposed to support an educational institution in achieving its scope: that of educating students. To some extent, an LMS is the most important part of the technological side of education today.

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'The Times They Are A-Changin' – Dylan Got It Right!

The Journal

David Thornburg, our guest blogger, looks back and looks forward – and sees Chromebook’s DNA in the history of computing and forecasts all sorts of provocative software that this "new" platform will engender

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.

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. It can be fiction, non-fiction, narrative, biographic, expository, or even poetry.

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Challenge your pupils to design an App!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently I asked my students to design a new app. I kept the explanation brief and just told them that it would need to be useful or entertaining. They began by researching ideas in teams. After, they discussed their ideas and came up with a final concept.

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What Is Your Mental Momentum About Teaching?

The CoolCatTeacher

What has to happen before you can make your classroom better From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have a problem in the hearts and minds of many educators everywhere. I’m guilty of it sometimes, too. Sometimes my momentum is not moving forward.

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.

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 most influential ed-tech brands in the country! OK, we were a little bit off the top 100 coming in at #102, but it’s still pretty impressive for a company that’s only three years old.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. Well, maybe you can, but it’s way more interesting to see technology in action and its power over education.

Maker Camp: Toy Making and Hacking

User Generated Education

For the past two summers, I have gotten the marvelous opportunity to teach maker education camps to elementary level students, ages 5 to 12. Each week has a different theme and each theme meets for the five weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 with a half hour break.

Dear Otto: My Students Think Hunt-and-Peck is Good Enough. What do I do?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. . I got this question from a teacher.

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.

A nifty tech trick to increase the accuracy of recording in science lessons.

EdTech4Beginners

Slow motion (slowmo) is a video effect in which time appears to be slowed down. To create a slowmo video, simply record something and then apply the effect.

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Things Every Teacher Should Know About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Educate yourself to prevent the nightmare From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Picking the wrong technology tool can unleash a nightmare. Don’t think it can’t happen to you.

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Awe might seem like just another three-letter word, but it is so much more. A recent New York Times article detailed how humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe, that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

Neo LMS

It isn’t, really. But it is. It’s a fine line between them. While both terms are often used interchangeable, there are situations when learning management system is a better choice of words than learning portal — and the other way around.

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EdTech at School

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

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When it comes to integrating ed-tech into middle and high school classrooms, it’s not enough to create software “that works.” Instead, creating effective personalized learning solutions is just the first step.

3 Online Keyboarding Programs Students Will Choose

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching kids keyboarding isn’t about finding the perfect online website or downloaded software and setting students lose on a year-long self-directed journey of progressive lessons hoping their speed and accuracy improves.

My Article For The International Teacher Magazine: Using Minecraft To Engage Students In Learning.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the International Teacher Magazine about simple ways to use Minecraft in the classroom. Click here for the full article. Have you used Minecraft in a lesson? Please leave any comments below.

5 Ways to Make Learning Personal

The CoolCatTeacher

with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey share five very important concepts in today’s show.

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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.