Sat.Sep 01, 2018 - Fri.Sep 07, 2018

Unpacking our educators’ belief systems

Dangerously Irrelevant

Recently I shared some stories of youth using technology in amazing, empowered ways with a group of educators. One of them asked me: So you believe that students should be on computers all the time in school? I was taken aback for a second.

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Culture of Trust is Key for School Safety

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Hacking the Education Narrative with Dungeons & Dragons

MindShift

A timid ninth-grade student cautiously approaches the table with downcast eyes, picks up the oddly shaped dice, shakes them awkwardly and rolls.

10 New Grants for 2018-19 Ed Tech Initiatives

Kajeet

Technology is increasingly essential in the realm of education; however, technology comes at a cost, as in a monetary cost. Regardless of cost, tech tools have developed into a necessity because of the benefits which it provides for students, along with the innovation it brings.

Top 5 LMS benefits for K-12 Students

Neo LMS

Another year has flown by and stores everywhere are yet again full of school supplies, one more useful (or eccentric) than others. The back-to-school season is a stressful season, for students, parents and teachers alike.

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The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman on Episode 353 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year.

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The Perfect Pairing: Virtual Field Trips and Scavenger Hunts

Catlin Tucker

“Mrs. Tucker, why don’t we go on more field trips?” ” Every year students ask me this question. There are a couple of answers. Field trips are time-consuming to organize and plan. There aren’t always resources (e.g., buses) available to make a field trip happen.

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Physical Computing Is Heading to Education: What You Need to Know

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Physical computing means using creating or using devices, like robots, and getting them to interact in with the world around them. The post Physical Computing Is Heading to Education: What You Need to Know appeared first on Market Brief.

Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom.

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What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of August: Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. The Important Morning Meeting. It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free. Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives? 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School.

Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies — meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction?

Making Rhode Island a Home for Innovation

Digital Promise

In Rhode Island, the name “ EduvateRI ” represents the efforts of committed education innovators who have been collaborating since 2012 to seed, inspire, and scale innovation across the state.

5 Ideas for A Positive Cultural Impact

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Polansky on episode 355 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Polansky gives us five exciting ways to have a positive cultural impact in your school now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

Merriam Webster defines “create” as to produce through imaginative skill. What struck me is the word “ skill” Creative acts are a means of self-expression, but I hadn’t really thought of it before as a skill.

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Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

Have you ever paid money to go and watch a professional sporting event, play, or musical? Your answer is probably a resounding yes. If you are like me, then you have gone too many times to count and have lost track. What drives you to spend money and attend these events?

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming.

Work Hard–it’s Labor Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September (this year, September 3rd). It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times.

3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

Neo LMS

3D printing is one of those strange education trends that garners much hype, but which to my mind has yet to unveil any true educational potential.

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Innovators Worth Watching: Western Governors University

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Now in its third decade, Western Governors University (WGU) has students in every U.S.

Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques

The CoolCatTeacher

Oskar Cymerman on Episode 351 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

September 3rd through 6th: Back to School Bundle. Lots of teachers want to integrate tech into their class but picking what to use among the thousands of offerings is daunting. Here are five tools you can start Day One and use throughout the year: 25 Digital Tools in the Classroom.

#QRBreakIN: A game-changing approach to old-school centers

Ditch That Textbook

My 11th-grade English students loved escape room activities in class. But I was bugged by the fact that not every student ended up having access to every puzzle each time we ran these scenarios. Some students might breeze through two or three activities in the same time it took a group of their classmates to […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital breakout games qr break in qr codes in the classroom

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3 lessons for global development from LeBron James’ “I Promise” School

The Christensen Institute

As the NBA’s four-time MVP and arguably the greatest basketball player in the world, LeBron James is used to being in the spotlight. But by opening up a school in Akron, Ohio, it appears that his biggest achievement may be yet to come.

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Language Teacher: Cultural Awareness and Story to Excite Kids about Learning Spanish

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Degenhardt in episode 354 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Degenhardt talks about how she uses stories in Spanish to help students engage with learning Spanish. Listen to the Show.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report.

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NEW Book Creator Updates for a New School Year

EdTechTeacher

With the start of the new school year, Book Creator for iOS has launched an incredible update to an already versatile app. Students and teachers can now add just about ANYTHING into a book.

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The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class. Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in college, through direct instruction in K-12, or at times consumed from a textbook or encyclopedia, it was everywhere.

Disrupting ‘Who You Know’ to bolster students’ life opportunities

The Christensen Institute

My freshman year at Yale, I took an introduction to international relations class with the late, great Professor H. Bradford Westerfield. The course was notable for Westerfield’s informative, entertaining, and occasionally sweeping statements, including this one: “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”. In a course on international relations, one might wonder why a noted professor would repeat this line several times—both consecutively and across sessions of the course.

September is National Preparedness Month, so Be Prepared!

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. This year will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen.