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Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade

EdTech Magazine

Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:25.

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What Donuts Can Teach Schools and Teams About Lasting Change

Education Elements

“And we both hit our goal weight!”. That’s amazing! So how did you celebrate?”. “We We ate an entire box of donuts! And then gained all of it back.”. On an August visit with a group of teachers I’ve been partnering with for over a year, our conversation steered toward the idea of setting goals.

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Researchers can detect when students aren’t trying on computerized tests

The Hechinger Report

More than 10 percent of boys make rapid guesses on a low-stakes standardized test of reading, according to an analysis of nine million students. Steven Wise/NWEA.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers.

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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.

4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

The CoolCatTeacher

Mel Paradis on Episode 553 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mel Paradis, author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook , shares four ways to use Improv to teach in the classroom. Here are some fantastic ideas to share in your classroom.

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What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top five posts for the month of August: Basics of internet safety. Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. Classroom tech resources. How Behaviorism can turn your classroom around. eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading.

The Impact of Micro-credentials on Educator Practice

Digital Promise

Each school year, educators welcome a new group of students into their classrooms. Every student is a unique learner, and educators must continuously demonstrate new skills to meet the needs of all learners.

4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Charles Poole on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Charles “Chuck” Poole shares how to build relationships that matter.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement


A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. Whether you love it or hate it, technology is here to stay — and continuously change our lives.

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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.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nonconsumption: the fiercest competitor you didn’t know you had

The Christensen Institute

The way we typically define competition, and the method employed by companies to assess the competitive landscape, leaves out the most significant competitor of all: nonconsumption. And nowhere is this feisty competitor more prominent than in emerging and frontier markets.

The Oculus Quest: Why It Is a Game Changer

The CoolCatTeacher

Jaime Donally on episode 552 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual Reality is improving for use in the classroom. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality Education Expert, Jaime Donally, thinks that the Oculus Quest is a game-changer for the classroom.

4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes


In an ever more globalized and interconnected world, language classes are a must in higher education.

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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.

Helping New Teachers Thrive

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. If you want to understand one reason for the current teacher shortage , google the phrase “first-year teacher.”

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). How could that be done online?

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

The CoolCatTeacher

Helping Kids with Emotional Dysregulation with Dr. Jody Carrington From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need our help to regulate their own emotions.

Return on Instruction (ROI) Revisited

A Principal's Reflections

The pursuit to improve never ends and nor should it. With all of the disruption we see as a result of the 4th Industrial Revolution, changes to how we educate kids have to be considered.

EdTech at School

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

3 easy strategies to organize your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Let’s be honest. Your Google Classroom is a hot mess. If it is, you’re like many, many other teachers. (If If it’s not a hot mess, kudos to you. We can learn something from you!) Thankfully, Google Classroom has a feature that helps you keep your classwork page neat and tidy and orderly — topics! Some […]. Ed Tech G Suite Google Classroom google classroom google classroom organization google classroom topics how to use google classroom

Prevention, not prescription: how to better address the chronic disease epidemic

The Christensen Institute

If you’re living in the United States, chances are you, or someone close to you, suffers from a chronic disease. According to the CDC, six out of ten adults in the US are diagnosed with at least one, with four out of ten having two or more.

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The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I’m writing a blog post about the E4Effort app. This system works to acknowledge and reinforce student effort during class learning activities and discussions. Think Class Dojo for older kids.

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Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? This Company Founder Says Maybe

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The growing popularity of esports among students and its entry into high school athletics could provide business openings in the marketplace. The post Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? This Company Founder Says Maybe appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Tech tip smackdown! 70+ edtech tips from fellow educators

Ditch That Textbook

Warning! This post contains SO many great tips, tricks, links and ideas that you may end up with a case of “too many open tabs” That’s OK, it’s totally normal. Using the Wakelet or OneTab extension can help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with this condition. As educators, we have many amazing tech […].

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Why teachers should disrupt themselves

The Christensen Institute

Daily life in the United States two hundred years ago looked strikingly different from life as we know it today. Back then, most people had to pump water from wells or gather it from streams, make candles for light, grow most of their own food, and make and wash their clothes by hand.

Culture will tell you what it needs, but only if you ask it

Dangerously Irrelevant

We had the pleasure of having Zac Chase as a guest facilitator this past week in one of my principal licensure cohorts. Zac was amazing, which is no surprise to anyone who knows him.

10 Reasons We’re Excited to Attend the Responsive Conference

Education Elements

This year, four of us from Education Elements (Megan Katie, Jill, and Keara) will be attending the Responsive Conference , September 13-14 at Zappo’s Headquarters in Las Vegas.

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.