May, 2016

Ten Tech Problem-Solving Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top ten problem-solving tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? Google It! What to do when your Computers Don’t Work. 25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. I Can Solve That Problem…. Let Students Learn From Failure. Let’s Talk About Habits of Mind. Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. #81: 81: Problem Solving Board. 5 Ways to Cure Technophobia in the Classroom.

8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

TeacherCast

As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive. The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial

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7 Ways To Remove The Gamification In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 7 Ways To Remove The Gamification In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General Terry Heick

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

The Journal

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem

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.

Ending the School Year with Epic Ideas and Intrigue

The CoolCatTeacher

End the School Year Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Your legacy moment as a teacher is the last day of school. In today’s high-energy show Dave Burgess will get us all motivated to end the school year well.

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How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: How do I teach my state/national/international curriculum using technology? When I first addressed this issue about fifteen years ago, there weren’t any tools to make this happen.

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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative. Where others see trash, I see treasure.

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Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Success. What a fine idea. Everyone wants to be successful. Yet when you ask people to define success, you get a gazillion of different answers.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

The Journal

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy

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.

2 Ways to Unleash More Energy By Examining Your Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Examine your relationships. You may find a secret stash of energy waiting to be unleashed. The People Who Drain Our Energy. Some people are vampires.

Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation

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As states or districts look at device options, please don’t stop with looking at the cost of the device.

Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. How can I blend it into what I already do without taking time I don’t have?

3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

A new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills. Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report.

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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.

Approaching Marginalized Populations from an Asset Rather Than a Deficit Model of Education

User Generated Education

Too often marginalized populations (e.g., some populations of people of color, students from lower economic communities) are approached with a deficit model.

Teachers Creating and Curating OER-Based Curricula: An Example from Tullahoma City Schools

The Journal

Expanding the conversation around "Reinventing Curriculum": In this week’s blog post, Superintendent Dan Lawson explains how his district is creating OER curricula. Dan's post is a thought-provoking response to our earlier blog post about the challenges teachers face in creating OER materials

STEM can be fun, just do this.

The CoolCatTeacher

8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.

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Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students.

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.

Conversations Instead of Grades

Catlin Tucker

At the start of this year, I wrote a blog titled “ Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook ,” which detailed my desire to rethink assessment in my classroom.

Expanding technology’s influence

eSchool News

Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Neo LMS

I’ll tell you a little secret: I was awful at cheating at tests in school. I used to be a pretty good student: I paid attention to class, I did my homework every time, and I scored quite decently in tests. But cool kids usually did the opposite.

Interactive Whiteboards Facing Steep Decline Globally

The Journal

Global sales of interactive whiteboards are facing a steep decline in the next decade, according to a new market report published by Future Market Insights, a U.K.-based based research firm

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EdTech at School

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

7 Tips for Teachers Who Have No Interest in Coding

The CoolCatTeacher

21st Century Skills Made Simple From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Grant Smith helps teachers learn to code. Surprisingly, he says that teachers have less to learn about teaching coding than programmers do!

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Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy.

Invest in Innovation

Catlin Tucker

“We need great teachers!” ” I frequently hear this war cry for improving schools. The insinuation is that great teachers can fix what’s wrong with our education system.

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.