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How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

Neo LMS

Lauded as the 21st century’s “critical skills”, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity have become buzzwords among educators, and it is quite easy to see why. Rote learning, memorization, mnemonics are aspects of what what I call one-directional learning.

8 Tips for Better Classroom Procedures (in a STEAM Lab)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 54 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I am sharing some of the classroom procedures that make my computer lab hum.

Annotate PDFs with Kami

Catlin Tucker

Last week, my students began reading excerpts from The Sixth Extinction to complement our Environmental Unit. I shared the PDF version because our library only had a few copies of the book.

Better Decisions, Better Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

The only thing that might be harder than embracing change is making tough decisions. A hallmark of great leadership is creating the conditions to arrive at consensus when major decisions will impact the entire school or district.

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.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Equality and equity are two sensitive concepts. Dramatic debates can spring instantaneously based on them. At one point or another the well-known phrase from the famous novel “Animal farm” might creep into those debates. All animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others.

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5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.

EdTech4Beginners

Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. The excitement with which we begin something dwindles over a period of time, making the task at hand seem unachievable. Be it learning a new language or a new craft, acquiring new skills need not always be a complicated affair.

Toy Take Apart and Hacking

User Generated Education

Toy take apart and hacking is a high engagement activity that works for kids of all ages, including adults who haven’t lost their sense of kid, and both genders.

Ramping Up Research on Education Innovation Clusters

Digital Promise

In the 1800s, an English economist named Alfred Marshall was thinking about the grouping of industries in specific regions. He noticed the development of the pottery industry in Staffordshire, the chair-making industry in Buckinghamshire, and the cutlery industry in Sheffield.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Tim Green on episode 52 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Tim Green @theedtechdoctor , Instructional Design Expert, talks today about augmented reality.

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.

10 Great Websites For Creating Graphs and Charts

EdTech4Beginners

Graphing is an important skill for children to learn. It is imperative that they can graph by hand. But when it is not the main focus of a lesson, why not let your students use a tech tool and take the hard work away?

The Technology Trap: Can You Personalize Learning Without Devices?

Education Elements

I was lying to myself and didn’t even realize it. After completing numerous 5K and 10K runs, I was considering taking my running to the next level by training for my first half marathon. I would visit the specialty running store and look longingly at the glass case of GPS smart watches. “If If I only had one, I’d run more,” I’d say to myself. “I I would have up-to-the-second data and an increased desire to run. Everything would be easier.” I took the plunge and made the purchase.

Maker Learning Research Webinar: Creative Learning in Makerspaces

Digital Promise

As maker-centered learning gains traction in schools around the country, district leaders in the League of Innovative Schools are pioneering best practices for implementing new programs. What does research have to say about maker learning? How do we measure and show the impact of these programs?

Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Karen McCallum in episode 53 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen McCallum is a special ed elementary teacher in Alberta, Canada.

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.

Bring Weather into Your Lesson Plan with Earth Networks and WeatherSTEM

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the hottest topics in schools and an area of greatest need is STEM resources. Earth Networks has developed creative and compelling STEM curricula on a variety of weather topics. Any school with a weather unit or an onsite weather station will appreciate this site.

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10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve seen it in my own life. I bought an old zero-turn radius lawn mower and learned how to drive it on the fly. I’ve tinkered with broken items around the house until I fixed them. I’ve seen it in the classroom.

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Adding a Dash of VR to Class Is Possible with a Limited Budget

EdTech Magazine

By Maya Georgieva Thanks to cardboard viewers and free content, districts can explore new tools on a budget. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Virtual Reality

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When Kindness goes Viral #Mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Principal Will Parker in Episode 51 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Will Parker @williamdp has seen kindness go viral on his campus.

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.

Understanding By Design — What’s That Even Mean?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, Understanding by Design (UbD) is a lesson planning approach that visualizes the end result (what students should understand) to better select learning activities (the path that will get students there).

The Quizlet Advantage

EdNews Daily

Op-Ed, Written by: Michael Snead, recently named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Barton Middle School in Buda, Texas. All across the education field, teachers are always trying to find ways for students to be successful in school.

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Districts Explain How to Make Tech Accessible After School

EdTech Magazine

By Marcia Wade Talbert Digital equity is the topic du jour, but CoSN leaders are showcasing how to make it a thing of the past. Access Points Networking

Learn to program games using Python on a Raspberry Pi with Code Angel.

EdTech4Beginners

Launched yesterday on Kickstarter, Code Angel is a completely new way to learn to code. Code Angel comes on a Raspberry Pi computer and teaches the principals of computer programming in Python using a series of 12 game development projects.

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EdTech at School

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

Visit My New Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Store!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Textbook publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, now offers an education resource website called HMH Marketplace.

What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found that children who read stories both on tablets and in print are more likely to have above-average vocabulary than those who read in printed books alone.

Rosetta Stone: Celebrating 25 years of helping students learn a second laugnage | @RosettaStoneED

TeacherCast

On this episode of the TeacherCast App Spotlight, Jeff welcomes Global Marketing Director Tanya Mas and Sydney Harper from the Aspen Academy to discuss how Rosetta Stone is transforming the way students are able to learn and master a new language.

Interview with Steve Wheeler

EdTech4Beginners

I was recently interviewed by one of my university lecturers, Steve Wheeler. Whilst completing my degree, he was very inspirational, giving me invaluable advice about teaching and education.

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.

3 Writing Webtools You Can Learn This Summer in the AATT Summer Learning Series

Ask a Tech Teacher

This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). Tech-infused Class. Teach Writing with Tech. 20 Webtools in 20 Days (and the Structured Learning curriculum edition ).

The Perfect Couple: Social Emotional Learning & Gold Standard PBL

Battelle for Kids

May I share something personal with you? I have, a few times in my life, found myself in a “PBL relationship” with a seemingly awesome interdisciplinary (read: meticulously planned, artfully scaffolded, student centered) project and watched in dismay as it fizzled. P21 Blog

Q&A: Vadim Polikov’s Startup Brings Game-Based Learning to Science Class

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez New company Legends of Learning offers 900 research-backed games to educators. Classroom Digital Content Game-based Learning