November, 2018

40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more.

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High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Use Right Now

The Web20Classroom

Engagement versus effectiveness. This is a conversation I have been having with educators and leaders all over the country for a while now. Just because we see students engaged in learning might not mean actual effective learning is taking place.

What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I began writing this blog back in 2009. For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. I didn’t even have a Facebook page until a year later.

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.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020.

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Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency.

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

First in the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

Quieten down your class with this website!

EdTech4Beginners

CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

In education, a lesson makes or breaks a learner’s experience in a classroom. Planning takes time.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

Neo LMS

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

Every time I lead a blended learning workshop, teachers ask me the same question. “How do you deal with students who are off task or distracting other students?” ” This is a hard question to answer. Classroom management isn’t something I have struggled with.

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation.

Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. The DLP utilizes instructional coaching to increase powerful and impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

Chase Growth, Not Perfection

A Principal's Reflections

Perfection is something many people chase after. Educators are no different, but more on this later. In sports, there are only defined scenarios when perfection can be achieved. A pitcher can deliver a perfect game if he or she gives up no hits or walks and the fielders commit no errors.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow! But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today!

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How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

The CoolCatTeacher

Pana Asavavatana on Episode 388 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher.

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology?

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life.

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How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp.

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8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue

A Principal's Reflections

As a school administrator, I remember always having the best intentions when it came to instructional leadership. During every summer, my team and I would reflect on the past year and establish a better vision and plan for how we all would collectively work to improve learning.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least.

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

You’ve heard it said countless times… “Kids today…” and it’s often not said in a positive manner.

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

Four quick thoughts for higher education faculty

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the privilege of participating in a conversation today at my university about how (and whether) the digital work done by faculty should count for promotion and tenure. (I I also had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes; here are my slides ).

Integrating ed-tech in the classroom one step at a time with the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Today’s students are truly digital natives. Not only were they born and raised surrounded by technology, but that technology was in advanced stages of development.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced.

Learning Analytics Can Be Deceiving

The Journal

"… Learning analytics … has the potential to transform American education …" A(nother) Holy Grail? Perhaps. In this week’s blog post we present a cautionary tale from a real classroom with real students and real learning analytics

Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?