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Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Throughout the world, many public schools still rely heavily on text-based core curriculum. Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

I teach online grad school classes in how to integrate tech into education. One topic I always ask students is how they manage cell phone usage in their classes. Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago.

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6 insights about school innovation from 173 schools you may never have heard of

The Christensen Institute

There’s no shortage of opinions and ideas about how nontraditional practices are taking off in K-12 schools, but often scant data to back up those ideas—let alone data that can surface patterns and blind spots where we may not be paying attention.

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Why Education Entrepreneurs Need To Move With Education—Not Disrupt It

EdNews Daily

Edtech investments reached an incredibly high number in 2018, with $1.45 billion raised—the same amount that hit the market in 2015. However, raising venture capital, regardless of the industry, is not a guaranteed measure of success in any business.

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.

Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems.

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So, Apparently, There are No Verbs Without Nouns

More Verbs

As I mentioned in my previous post , I finally have the opportunity to help shape an entire district toward More Verbs, Fewer Nouns.

Don't Forget Closure

A Principal's Reflections

There are many pedagogical techniques that run the gambit when it comes to instruction and learning. In a previous post, I discussed the importance of opening lessons with a bang, using an anticipatory set. Whether you call it a set, hook, or bell ringer is not the issue.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. In this blog post and episode, I share some of the ways I believe nurture creativity in students.

3 Great Resources To Close The Adult Literacy Gap

Digital Promise

Adult education providers encounter a variety of challenges related to closing digital literacy gaps. In the U.S., an estimated 36 million adults struggle with basic math, language, and digital literacy skills needed to find well-paying jobs and navigate public and social systems.

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.

Keeping parents in the loop with edtech

Neo LMS

Using edtech can help teachers access tests, set objectives, and create lesson plans for students. Technology isn’t just helpful for teachers, though. Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education.

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What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume. 9 Good Collections of Videos for Education. Videos: Why, How, Options. Digital Assistants in the Classroom. Help Students Select the Right Summer School.

The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Rousell, PhD talks about his research into life change From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever had a moment when your life changed?

5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended 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.

Making Pay Parity Non-Negotiable at Education Elements

Education Elements

We all experience the world in different ways. I know that, as a white person, my experiences are different than those of a person of color – in ways both big and small – such as a feeling of belonging and safety, or the knowledge that I am implicitly trusted by others.

169 Tech Tip #100 Top Ten Internet Shortkeys

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrea Moore on episode 583 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need life skills. Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Others have always had these courses.

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Students demanding more value would boost the impact of the years that matter most

The Christensen Institute

In his new book The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us , journalist Paul Tough dishes up a whirlwind of details on the successes and failures of American higher 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.

What We Learn About Building Team Habits from Ripples and Basketball Movies

Education Elements

The start of a new school year often brings with it discussions about new vision statements, improvement plans, yearlong initiatives and sweeping changes in the name of increasing student success.

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Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us

Waterford

Do you know whether you’re a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinaesthetic learner? What about your students? If you’ve been in the educational field long enough, you’ve probably come across Fleming’s learning styles theory.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón shares insight on empowering girls in schools today From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lynn Colón, co-author of Empowering Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More , helps us understand what schools need to be doing to intentionally empower their female students to achieve more. Lynn shares some of her journey and the nuances of understanding girls today. Listen to Lynn Colón talk about empowering girls Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Just make a copy and adapt it for your use or print it. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy. As principal of Mary Williams Elementary School in 2014, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy. She now heads the office that provides comprehensive registration services to English learners and immigrant children, including translation and interpretation services, to a school division serving over 90,000 students. These students represent 124 countries and 149 languages. Colón holds two master’s degrees: a degree in curriculum and instruction, and the other in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Old Dominion University. Book: Empowering Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More Blog: leadwithmagic.com Twitter: @ TheColon_s Instagram: LynmaraCosme Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show. The post 5 Ways to Empower Girls appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow! 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades All Subjects Equity How to Guides. Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers

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Create a TikTok-style experience with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

The TikTok video app is taking the world by storm. It has 500 million active users worldwide, and 41 percent of them are between 16 and 24 years old. And who knows how many that are YOUNGER than 16 that use it anyway?) Kids and adults are excitedly shooting, uploading and sharing videos on TikTok. […]. Ed Tech G Suite Google Slides Student engagement Templates tiktok in the classroom tiktok lesson plans tiktok slide template tiktok teaching ideas

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Nollywood has written the script for African development

The Christensen Institute

Malika: Warrior Queen , a new animated short film, is charting new territory for Nigeria’s film industry, known as Nollywood.

7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” ” – Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann (1996). On this blog I’ve shared thousands of web tools, apps, and resources that are free or offer a freemium option for teachers.

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Guest post: 4 Powerful Visual Strategies For Teachers

EdTech4Beginners

No one can deny the importance of visuals in content creation, digital learning, and promotions. Visuals play a huge role in conveying a message much more effectively to its audience. No matter what your field of expertise, this is one area that you cannot choose to ignore.

Create a TikTok-style experience with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

The TikTok video app is taking the world by storm. It has 500 million active users worldwide, and 41 percent of them are between 16 and 24 years old. And who knows how many that are YOUNGER than 16 that use it anyway?) Kids and adults are excitedly shooting, uploading and sharing videos on TikTok. […]. The post Create a TikTok-style experience with Google Slides appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.