February, 2019

Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Brooke Morgan is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Talladega County Schools in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega County Schools is participating in Digital Promise’s Computational Thinking Pathways Challenge Collaborative.

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Neo LMS

Computer literacy training: many teachers, and adults, assume this to be a non-critical issue – haven’t students these days more or less grown up in front of screens, and behind computers?

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The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many thoughts and ideas as to what learning really looks and feels like. From these conversations, educators form their own perspectives and opinions that best align with the vision, mission, and goals of their classroom, school or district.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

AI + 5G = New Internet in 2020

The Journal

The marriage of two emerging technologies – AI and 5G – are about to remake the Internet. In this week’s blogpost we speculate on the changes these technologies and this New Internet will engender

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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

Readers of my blog know my thoughts and feelings about effective student learning. I have written blogs on: All Lesson Should Be Interdisciplinary Learning – [link]. The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning – [link]. Authentic Learning Experiences – [link].

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others.

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Teachers are constantly engaging with others—students, parents, and colleagues—yet they are the only ones with a complete understanding of their classrooms and practices. As a result, being a teacher can be lonely. I taught at a small school.

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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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.

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities.

Is the Homework Gap Gone?

Kajeet

The Homework Gap. The Digital Divide. Whichever term you use, they both point to the same problem: students without Internet at home face additional barriers to completing their schoolwork , have lower graduation rates , and score lower on tests when compared to their well-connected peers.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

Education Elements

There is a scene from the recent Star Trek movie reboot of a young alien named Spock at school. Spock and his classmates each stand in their own semi-circular pod, surrounded by screens while an automated “teacher” prompts them with questions.

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.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student.

Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Many students do not become readers until they encounter “the book.” ” It’s the book that grabs them and pulls them into the story. Once a person has had an immersive experience with a book, they usually become readers.

My Favorite 5 Tech Tools for Teacher-Authors

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are five of my favorite tech tools for teacher-authors: 1. A good editing program. Whether you’re self-published or agented, you want your documents as clean as possible.

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EdTech at School

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

Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

Kajeet

Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

These social-emotional learning strategies can make a difference in classrooms and schools and provide students and teachers with support. The post 4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom appeared first on Market Brief.

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

This post was originally published on September 26 2018 in The Teaching Factor. Students (like all people actually) have this paradoxical characteristic: they’re all the same; except when they’re not.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

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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.

MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more.

Here’s the Easiest Way to Check for Plagiarism

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the biggest problems facing digital natives as they grow into adults is understanding how to maneuver the vastness of the Internet ethically, safely, and to serve their needs. It sounds simple–log on, search, enjoy–but let’s equate this to a shopping mall.

The Greatest Challenge to School Innovation

Education Elements

When school leaders want to bring innovative practices to classrooms, what's the greatest challenge that stands in their way? Lack of funding? Inadequate in-house expertise?

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How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google.

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.