November, 2019

Strengthening connections between home and school can make a world of difference for students

The Christensen Institute

As educators scope out their work during the early ramp-up of the school year, one important item on their to-do list should be building connections with students’ families and learning about their lives outside of school.

6 Novel ways in which educators can teach creativity in the classroom

Neo LMS

Read any article about the future of the workplace. Not even that, any article about the future in general. It seems that everyone agrees that innovation is the most important asset that we have to deal with present and future challenges.

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How to Improve Checks for Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal of time is spent developing and providing feedback on lessons with the goal being student learning. Regardless of the terminology that is used, virtually every plan follows a format to help achieve this outcome.

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Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? In October 2017, AdvancEd conducted our five-year district accreditation review. At the conclusion of the review process, we received a couple of recommendations that were spot on and aligned with our district comprehensive needs assessment’s (CNA) overarching needs.

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.

Designing Balanced Lessons

Catlin Tucker

The theme of balance has been top of mind for me lately. I have a book Balance with Blended Learning coming out in January. I started a podcast called The Balance focused on exploring issues related to balance in education.

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Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. The U.S.

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

EdTech4Beginners

Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology. Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. While this has its benefits in developing future skills that will be vital to them later on, it also has its dangers. Lauren Naylor of Grapevine, Texas warns that it could be a gateway to cyberbullying––an epidemic that affects close to 43% of children, with repeated attacks in one in four cases.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others.

Language Arts Lesson Using a micro:book

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making I discuss the importance of and strategies for integrating technology into the curriculum. Maker education needs to be intentional.

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.

Breaking Out of the Habit Loop of Working Inertia

Education Elements

Have you ever caught yourself working deadline to deadline without coming up for air? I have and I’ve sworn to myself it would be the last time, only to return to that place and wonder, how did I get here again?

5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

Neo LMS

Virtual Reality (VR) is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education.

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

There is true power in listening—listening not just to hear, but to understand. This kind of listening has been a pivotal part of how Digital Promise, our partners, and educators across the country have been working to accelerate innovation in education, working with and not just for communities.

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together.

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.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving. I can’t tell you how many kids–and parents–ask me, “How do I get an A.” ” My answer: “By thinking,” which oddly confuses them.

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Great Leaders Embrace Multiple Styles

A Principal's Reflections

We have all heard the saying don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It represents a sound piece of advice for any leader, especially in the field of education.

Diamonds aren’t forever, but there’s still hope for Botswana

The Christensen Institute

In 1966, when Botswana gained independence from Britain, it was the world’s third poorest country. With a GDP per capita of around $70, a population of just over half a million people, and the fact that it was landlocked, Botswana’s economic prospects were very poor.

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments

Neo LMS

E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom.

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!

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country.

3 Ways to Thank Administrators

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank Buck on Episode 389 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Thankfulness is modeled and shown by how we appreciate those around us. In today’s show, Dr. Frank Buck gives some creative ways to thank administrators.

16 Sites, 3 Aps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation. Thanksgiving edu-websites–CybraryMan.

EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

The Journal

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? Good question! In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019

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.

A Maker Education PD Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. I was excited about having teachers and other professionals from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, and New Zealand attend.

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Globalization has an impact on various aspects of our lives. We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. In schools, teaching from a global perspective can be quite challenging.

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Immersive Storytelling for Global Understanding

Digital Promise

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) , we are highlighting the work of educator Eckardt Kreye who uses MY World 360? to facilitate collaborative international exchanges between his students in Germany and students in Kenya. Sustainable development is how we can survive on this planet.

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat?

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EdTech at School

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