May, 2019

Station Rotation Model: Avoid Falling into a Rut

Catlin Tucker

As a blended learning coach, I spend a lot of time in classrooms where teachers are experimenting with blended learning models. The Station Rotation Model is one I see used frequently.

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […]. Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a dj

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

This post was originally published on May 6th, 2019, in eSchoolMedia. The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years.

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.

The Relationship Between Failure and Success

A Principal's Reflections

In life, there are certain truths. One of these is that to succeed, many times, you must first fail. Obviously, this is not always the case, but if you are like me and many others, success doesn’t come easily or on the first try.

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How Instructional Coaching Can Impact a School Community

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from San Ysidro Middle School in San Diego share how the DLP benefits both teachers and students in their school.

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25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. I printed them all out and spread them around our classroom (which is a school library).

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

Being a parent* is hard work. Being a teacher is also hard work. Parents are primarily responsible for their children’s well being and education. Teachers are also responsible for their students’ well being and education. See the similarities?

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What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Sheninger on episode 496 Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed.

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.

Zoning in on Change

A Principal's Reflections

The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears. - Dan Stevens There are many impediments to the change process. One of the biggest culprits is fear.

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Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

Wisewire

Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own.

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How Parents, Teachers, and the General Public View Learner Variability

Digital Promise

At least 75 percent of public school parents, teachers, and the American public believe most students are capable of reaching high levels of educational achievement, according to a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates of New York for Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project.

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The Lucky Generation: Why So Sad?

Education Elements

Never before has a generation had so much and seemingly wanted for so little.

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.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. The Finnish example.

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR.

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What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. You may have first been instructed by a parent. Or watched a how-to video.

Shoe Design Project

User Generated Education

As the final project of the school year, I asked a group of my gifted 4th through 6th graders to design and prototype a new type of shoe.

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.

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Is the purpose of school really low-level content and procedures?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In The Genius Myth , Michael Meade said: If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting, and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person. Kindle location 371].

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan.

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.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times. Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Remember when we had to get all of our professional literature and information from journals, books, conferences, over the phone, or people that we came in direct contact with?

How Effective is Your Ed Tech Program?

Kajeet

You may have the most exciting ed tech program ready to go in your district. Perhaps you’ve finally gotten the green-light on incorporating a new ed tech tool into your classroom. Either way, it’s one thing to have a new initiative. It’s another thing entirely to have it be effective.

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Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

I Have a Dream: Authentic Learning

User Generated Education

I wrote a post earlier this year entitled, Authentic Learning Experiences. Some of the characteristics of authentic learning I identified are summarized in this graphic: The Task.

EdTech at School

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