February, 2017

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10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

Ditch That Textbook

The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Alice Keeler, my co-author in our upcoming book Ditch That Homework, proves that again and again.

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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: Sylvia Duckworth on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sylvia Duckworth (@ sylviaduckworth ) is a leading sketch note artist in education today.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. You don’t have to be a fan of technology, but you do need to understand that it’s a catalyst for some exciting pedagogical changes.

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.

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10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

Ditch That Textbook

Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey. Inefficient. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students. Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe). Students turn it in the next day.

10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Along with my good friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth , we examine what authentic learning means and what these classrooms truly look like. Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. From the introduction of the No.

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5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #09: A 10-Minute Teacher Show Interview with Dr. Brad Johnson From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We ask students to sit and expect them to learn? We want children to act like adults?

5 Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond

The Principal of Change

Innovation in education should not be a luxury, but is now a necessity. The world is changing so rapidly and it is not longer about schools “embracing change”, but creating it. You can wait for it to happen, or you can make it happen; either way change will continuously head our way.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

IRS Official to Schools: “One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams We’ve Seen”

Doug Levin

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraudulent tax returns.

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Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

12 ways to really make Genius Hour work in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Lots of schools and classrooms are making innovation a priority and changing how day-to-day school is done. Don Wettrick’s students take it to a whole new level. Don teaches “Innovation Class,” where students take on a project that connects with their passions.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. My sister is a senior in high school. Whenever we spend time together I ask her about “what the kids are into these days?”

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Adam Bellow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn the pitfalls, challenges, and advantages of these BreakoutEDU adventure game boxes used to teach everything from grammar to math.

Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

MindShift

Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running underneath daily life all the time. One theme she returns to over and over is the importance of cultivating empathy , a very different reaction than sympathy.

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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

eSchool News

Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education.

If we’re not irrelevant, what are we?

Dangerously Irrelevant

10 ways to create interactive multimedia in any grade/subject

Ditch That Textbook

Watch a video. Move definitions around to match their term. Jump to an article online. Get instant feedback to a multiple choice question. Student-centered learning lets kids get right to work and take control. It also lets the teacher connect and help with students one on one. That student-centered learning is at the heart of [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology multimedia storytelling sutori timelines

3 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Your Classroom This Year

The Web20Classroom

This post is in partnership with ACER. Over the next few months I will be writing and sharing many of the exciting classroom products they offer like tablets, desktops and more! A while back I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning.

#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Matera (@ mrmatera ) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and speaker.

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology.

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom

eSchool News

Virtual reality is one of the latest tools to hit education, and educators across the country are excited to engage students with dynamic, immersive visuals and virtual field trips. But getting started can be overwhelming, especially with different platforms and devices on the market.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Written by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

Can Virtual Reality “teach” empathy?

The Hechinger Report

A still photo from “One World, Many Stories: New York City,” one of three VR videos about young people in different parts of the world created by Global Nomads Group. Photo courtesy Global Nomads Group.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you want to know my productivity tips and tricks? How about what I use for digital film class?

2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. Time and time again I find myself thinking “Darn, my predictions aren’t half bad but things are moving too slowly, slower than I expected.” This year, however, I am confident when I say that we are going to experience a lot of change -- largely influenced by shifts resulting from elections, among other factors.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource.

Station Rotation Model: Student Designed & Led Stations

Catlin Tucker

One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

Educational Technology Guy

K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education.

4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation”

The Principal of Change

When I talk about “innovation in education”, creativity in schools, or meaningful use of technology, I always begin by saying that nothing I say matters if you do not build relationships in schools. There is no “culture of innovation” if there is no positive culture.

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#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Dr. Tom Grissom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Let’s learn about One Note with Dr. Tom Grissom.