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Lower Test Anxiety and Improve Retention with These Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley shares research and best-practice from his classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about the newest innovations in testing and assessment. You can improve retention and lower anxiety. Try these simple strategies from Todd Finley.

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

3 Ways to Shake Up The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Over the last two years, I’ve spent time exploring variations on the established blended learning models. In this post, I want to share three different ways teachers can shake up the traditional approach to the Station Rotation Model. This model does exactly what its name suggests.

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.

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.

The 7 Questions I ask myself EVERY day

The CoolCatTeacher

Living an Examined Life of Loveliness From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tracy left me a comment on the 36 Edtech Tools blog post I posted this week. She asked about the seven questions I ask myself every day. So, I’ll share them with you.

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Making progress in learning with gamification

Neo LMS

The digital revolution is all around us. Just think about how we communicate, how we travel, how we meet new people, and of course, how we learn. Schools and universities need to adapt to this digital reality and provide their students with all the tools they need in order to become successful.

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.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom right now.

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Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Newly published, peer-reviewed research out of Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine suggests that one-to-one laptop programs improve student academic achievement in K-12 classrooms. The primary author of the study ( Binbin Zheng, Ph.D.

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.

How To Use Google Docs For Collaborative Work.

EdTech4Beginners

I use Google Docs a lot with my class. It is simply fantastic for collaborative work and develops writing skills well. This week I asked my students to work as a team to create an information page in Science for our topic, ‘Healthy Bodies’ First, log in to Google and go to Docs.

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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.

The Impact of Play: A College Researcher's Perspective

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 2. Driving Question: Where Has All The Play Gone? It's springtime in the mountains. As I sit writing this, I'm wishing I were watching the kids on my street playing outside. But no. I am inside grading papers for my college students.

Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

iTeach with iPads

The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. – David Lassner. Wow…where did the school year go? We have only 24 days remaining!

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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.

How To Use Google Docs For Collaborative Work.

EdTech4Beginners

I use Google Docs a lot with my class. It is simply fantastic for collaborative work and develops writing skills well. This week I asked my students to work as a team to create an information page in Science for our topic, ‘Healthy Bodies’ First, log in to Google and go to Docs.

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Please Stop Calling It “Digital Content”!

More Verbs

As they should, educators are searching for online courses, apps, programs and software that will help them teach their students. But educators and vendors alike too often refer to these as “digital curriculum” or “digital content.”

NPR: Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem

Waterford

Why do some school districts spend so much per child, while others spend so little?

Subscriber Special: May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. April 1st through May 15th: 10% Discount ( use code SUMMERPD ) on any of our Summer Learning online classes: The Tech-infused Teacher.

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.

How to do a ‘Mystery Skype’

EdTech4Beginners

Mystery Skype is a global guessing game where 2 classes from anywhere in the world Skype each other, taking it in turns to ask yes/no questions to determine where the other school is located and what it’s name is. The first class to find out wins! How do you organise a Mystery Skype?

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The inconvenient truth about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is quickly gaining steam among educators, philanthropists, and policymakers.

Making Space for a No-Frills Maker Space

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 4. Driving Question: No Frills Maker Spaces: What? I have long been aware that students are often bored or frustrated with conventional classes taught from textbooks. Worse, they seldom understand the relationship between their subjects and real-world applications.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd-May 6th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd-May 8th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite teacher appreciation articles: 10 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer. How to Talk to a Tech Teacher. 18 Things Teachers Do Before 8am.

EdTech at School

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

How to do a ‘Mystery Skype’

EdTech4Beginners

Mystery Skype is a global guessing game where 2 classes from anywhere in the world Skype each other, taking it in turns to ask yes/no questions to determine where the other school is located and what it’s name is. The first class to find out wins! How do you organise a Mystery Skype?

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80% of Students See Grade Rise With New Note Taking Technology

EmergingEdTech

University of Nevada Students Navigate a More Successful Note Taking Strategy The need for more support and time to record and absorb lecture and study information was initially observed in my work. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The Impact of a Great Teacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” – Haim Ginott.

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NJEFP Helps New Jersey School Districts Connect with Donors

The Journal

The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership has adopted an online platform designed to connect school districts with donors

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.