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140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter.

The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

A topic I don’t cover enough is 3D printing. It’s relatively new on the education landscape and I have yet to reach a comfort level with it. Thankfully, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Lisa Michaels, has lots of knowledge and experience on this topic.

'Personalized Learning': From Marketing Hype to Good Pedagogy

The Journal

We (CN &ES) took a deep dive into a popular "personalized learning" programs for K–8 mathematics instruction.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In the last week’s post I promised to address exactly 10 BYOD concerns that keep schools reluctant to allowing students to use their mobile devices in the classroom. But I only delivered five, so this post will address the other five. I invite you to check them out again.

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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.

How Do We Teach Politics to Kids During an R-rated election?

The CoolCatTeacher

The US Presidential Election Can Be Taught: But How? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The fifteen thousand pound Statue of Freedom placed upon the US Capitol Building is dressed to defend her country.

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Online Gaming Strategy Sparks Idea for Ed-Tech Startup Business

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Guest post By Nikki Navta, Founder and CEO of Zulama. Nikki has been inventing products that combine left-and right-brain thinking for more than two decades.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You’re teaching your heart out. All of a sudden, you look in their eyes and wonder if they understand. But in due time, you decide enough of them know the material and it is time for a test.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Judy Willis in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step.

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.

Try Using Augmented Reality To Create A Truly Interactive Display.

EdTech4Beginners

In English, my class have been studying discursive writing. The topic we have focused on has been zoos and whether they should be banned. During the unit of work, I made a display with the aim of it being interactive. I thought of many ways to do this, but decided on using augment reality (AR).

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Ed-Tech Startups Can Develop Apps in Affordable Ways

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The first step for any startup creating an iPad app is to find an app developer. Since our startup “team of two” were subject-matter experts in the field of speech-language pathology, we needed to learn more about the complexities of turning our ideas into apps.

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Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

A Big Thank You to Staples for their Support of Teachers and Students From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

A Primer on Maker Learning and How You Can Get Involved

Digital Promise

Teachers, school leaders, parents, and, most importantly, students have been rallying around hands-on, creative, and design-centered learning that we have come to call “maker learning.”.

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.

A brilliant website for drawing lessons – thousands of ideas and tutorials.

EdTech4Beginners

Drawing How To Draw is a brilliant website which features a huge number of drawing tutorials and lesson ideas. In my school, we have 30 minutes per week, in which the students get out their sketchbooks and draw something. This works well, as it develops both skills and creativity.

The global extreme poverty rate has reduced to less than 10 percent…so what?

The Christensen Institute

In October 2015, for the first time ever, the World Bank estimated that the global rate of people living in extreme poverty (calculated as people living on less than $1.90 per day) fell to just under than ten percent. Consider this—in 1990, there were approximately 5.2

Three Things to Know about the New Title IV SSAEG Program Guidance

Doug Levin

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program (as authorized by Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act ).

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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.

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.

EdTech4Beginners

My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom. The lesson was secondary chemistry and the students were challenged to make infographics using the website Piktochart ( click here for my tutorial ).

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along.

Teaching through the camera lens: 10 activities with photos and video

Ditch That Textbook

Once, it was so handy to carry one of those disposable film cameras around in our pockets. Once, we were so thankful for our point-and-shoot digital cameras because they made instant photography so much easier. Today, so many of us carry cameras around in our pockets.

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PL Implementation Framework: 1 Year Later

Education Elements

One year ago, my colleague Keara Duggan introduced the concept of a “bingo board” for personalized learning , formally known as our Personalized Learning Implementation Framework. This framework outlines the 25 areas we think are essential for a district to effectively launch, support, sustain, and grow personalized learning. What a difference it made in our work! We’ve found that over and over again, the framework has been so helpful to district leaders at all stages.

EdTech at School

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

Virtually Presenting At The Primary Maths Initiative.

EdTech4Beginners

In November, I will be virtually presenting at the Primary Maths Initiative CPD: “A support network of teachers and specialists representing world-class pedagogy.” ” .

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A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: How Illinois Educators Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals

EdNews Daily

This is a four part mini-series; a must watch for educators who believe in taking charge to reform the system-in their own hands. The Wallace Foundation today released a four-part video series exploring Illinois’ bold actions to revamp the way school principals are prepared.

Office Hours–Questions? Let’s Talk

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you are using the SL K-5 Technology Curriculum , you’ll love this free service. Every Sunday, Ask a Tech Teacher will offer online, virtual Office Hours to answers questions about the curriculum.

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5 ways tech can truly improve learning (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

Trainers, bloggers and education pundits tend to use lots of catch phrases and buzz words to talk about the power of technology in education. You’ll hear things like this: Technology is a game changer. Technology can do so much for education. The Internet is full of resources we can use.

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.

My article for a joint project between Google and TES – Ten ways to use tech to teach creativity.

EdTech4Beginners

I was recently contacted about the opportunity to write for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Tech and creativity were the focus and I jumped at the chance.

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Implementing Wearable Technology at Schools Boosts Engagement, Motivation

EdTech Magazine

By Courtney Pepe, Stephanie Talalai These best practices from a New Jersey school for students with disabilities outline four ways wearable tech can head to the classroom. Classroom Digital Content Mobility STEM Wearables

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

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