June, 2017

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE.

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Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements?

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Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster

Catlin Tucker

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project.

Review of Liz Kolb’s New Book, 'Learning First, Technology Second'

The Journal

The Triple E Framework, developed by Liz Kolb, guides teachers in thinking through how to make effective use of specific technology in their specific classrooms.

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.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

“ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz.

How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a perfect world, vocabulary is learned in context: The phrases and sentences around the unknown word define the meaning. If that isn’t sufficient, students use affixes — prefixes, suffixes, and roots — to decode meaning.

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Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

Catlin Tucker

My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place them at the center of learning. I want them to ask questions, conduct research, engage in conversations, collaborate with peers, and make meaning for themselves.

Supporting the Full Life-Cycle for OER-Based Lessons is Critically Important

The Journal

In the "old" paper world, teachers had evolved a comfortable process for managing the life-cycle of a lesson; developing, distributing, enacting, assessing, reflecting, sharing.

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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.

Research Webinar: Equity and Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Since the fall 2016 meeting of the League of Innovative Schools , superintendents from around the country have connected with leading researchers in the field of maker learning.

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each morning during Summer, 2017. It is split into three sections: Rational for Using No Tech, Minimal Cost Materials. Some Pedagogical Perspectives.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 89 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos. Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world.

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 AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad range of disorders that include autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with ASD typically struggle with verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, imaginative or creative play and sensory processing.

The SA Foodie Experience at #ISTE2017 Tips by a Local!

Teacher Reboot Camp

ISTE is around the corner and taking place in my hometown, San Antonio. Make sure to catch the Periscope videos by my newborn, Savvy, and I as we interview people as official ISTE Media ( @ShellTerrell ).

Maker Learning Research Webinar: Maker Empowerment

Digital Promise

For the last year, working groups focused on maker-centered learning and research in the League of Innovative Schools have joined forces to focus on the research behind the national wave of enthusiasm in maker learning.

Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

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.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search for education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience.

6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in coding comes a call for after school tech camps that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or volunteered) to run this activity, here are five activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate. Write an ebook. Genius Hour.

Why educators should consider scenario-based learning

Neo LMS

The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning comes in, where learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios that lets them gather skills and information.

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

Education Elements

Have you ever stopped and looked around your school, your classroom, and asked yourself: “How did this all happen? Where did it all begin? How did we get to this point? When did the transformation occur?”. In year one of being a personalized learning school, I have had many reflective moments like this at Trailside Middle School. I look back on what our classrooms looked like, sounded like, and felt like a few years ago - and the transformation is amazing.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One

Digital Promise

During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, Digital Promise and Maker Ed announced the Maker Promise. A commitment made by school leaders, in-school and out-of-school educators, and community advocates to bringing quality making experiences to all students. By signing the Promise, individuals commit to becoming champions of making, supporting spaces for making, and showcasing what students have made.

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Deepen mathematical understanding with ‘Think Boards’

EdTech4Beginners

I went to an education conference recently, and in one session a maths expert shared ‘Think Boards’ They are a simple but excellent idea, and fit in very well with maths mastery. They basically encourage students to explore numbers or problems in a deeper way.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope to see you there! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. If you’re going – enjoy.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

BOGO — Buy one class; get a friend in for free. July 3rd-July 10th only. Last chance–class starts Monday, July 10th! Click to join. The Tech-infused Class. July 10th – July 29th. Online. 229 (individual); $750 (group of 5).

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EdTech at School

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