Sat.Nov 26, 2016 - Fri.Dec 02, 2016

What Does Supportive Teacher Centered Professional Development Look Like?

The CoolCatTeacher

Research Spotlight with Dr. Matthew Kraft From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When a teacher first starts teaching, we know that their learning improves dramatically.

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Tells Schools To Carry Out Research on Educational Technology: Really?

The Journal

In this week’s blogpost, we examine a new proclamation from the U.S.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

2016 so far has been a very challenging year, yet also very rewarding. We should all be thankful for all the good things that happened, and hopeful that the next year we’ll witness even more of them.

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Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

Recently I facilitated a simple machines leading into Rube Goldberg machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. As I’ve discussed in past blog posts, I use several criteria to guide my lesson design: Instructional challenges are hands-on and naturally engaging for learners.

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 Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Even worse, many students have no filter when they consider what they should share.

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A Positive Role for Ed-Tech Products in the Murky World of SAT Scores

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For all its controversy, the SAT better correlates more strongly with high school students' declining reading abilities than does GPA. The post A Positive Role for Ed-Tech Products in the Murky World of SAT Scores appeared first on Market Brief.

Personalizing Student and Educator Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has prioritized a culture of technology-enriched student learning through its Students and Teachers Advancing Tomorrow Initiative (S.T.A.T.). The central mission of S.T.A.T. is to transform BCPS into a student-centered, personalized learning environment.

How to Understand Cyberbullying: From a Teen’s Experience

The CoolCatTeacher

Are You a Teacher Kids Can Tell? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When bad things happen – do kids have someone they trust? Are you that someone?

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Blogging: What matters is the metacognition

Dangerously Irrelevant

Seth Godin and Tom Peters on blogging. Yeah, this is pretty much why I blog (and maybe why you should too)… No related posts. Blogging blogging

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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.

MyShakespeare

Catlin Tucker

I’ve been in love with Shakespeare since college. However, the very thing I love about Shakespeare’s plays–the language–is the exact thing that alienates so many students. The language is foreign and the humor goes over their heads.

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What It Looks Like to Have Always-Available Access to Technology

Digital Promise

The fall semester is quickly coming to a close. Forty-six Verizon Innovative Learning schools have successfully rolled out tablets equipped with 4G data plans, providing every student and teacher with always-available access to powerful tools and resources, both in the classroom and at home.

How to Teach Students Who Struggle with Self Control

The CoolCatTeacher

Research Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Misbehavior happens in the classroom. From time to time, it happens to every teacher or principal. You can get angry, or you can make progress.

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5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

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.

5 Tips to Strengthen Your School’s Identity

A Principal's Reflections

There are many lessons we can learn from the business world and adapt in ways that align with education. Take the concept of branding. Since the advent of media organizations across the globe have worked tirelessly to build a positive brand presence that resonates with potential consumers.

2 Great Professional Development Opportunities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Two great professional development presentations from Nepris : View this email in your browser. Why should kids have all the fun? This year, we’re offering two awesome industry chats meant exclusively for teachers.

How Do I Help My Substitute Teacher Make Progress with My Students?

The CoolCatTeacher

Spotlight on Practical Everyday Teaching Problems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a teacher, there are times many of us will substitute for our peers. Substitutes are fantastic professionals who do a tremendous service for schools.

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You HAVE To Use Virtual Reality As A Writing Prompt.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently needed a short, engaging prompt to inspire my students to write.

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.

Homework: a low return-on-investment activity

Ditch That Textbook

As teachers, we’re so used to assigning homework. Students are used to doing it. It’s what we’ve come to expect as the norm. Why do we do it? We hope that kids will improve. We hope they’ll be smarter, or more resilient, or develop positive skills that will prepare them for the future. But does it [.]. Homework critical thinking education reform education research homework passion-based learning problem solving

A Shout Out for My Donate Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher is a small group of tech-ed teachers with a big goal: provide free and affordable resources to anyone, anywhere that integrate technology into education. It’s an ambitious goal and we rely on donations from readers like you to make that happen.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical Advice from Research to Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Too many times the research is completely disconnected from the classroom. But in today’s show, we talk about some very practical issues for teachers.

CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Having a group of experienced company leaders to share experiences with can help you run a healthy, successful business. The post CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog business CEO Lean Startup Listenwise startup

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EdTech at School

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

Will blended learning fulfill its disruptive potential?

The Christensen Institute

As I mentioned in my last post , the history of education in the United States includes a long list of ambitious programs, initiatives, and reforms that have floundered in producing their promised improvements in student outcomes.

15 Good Replacements for ScreenChomp

Ask a Tech Teacher

For years, TechSmith’s ScreenChomp app has been my go-to resource for whiteboard drawings, screencasts, and for an uncluttered online art platform for students using iPads.

Curriculum Matters When it Comes to Kindergarten Friendships

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Friendship is often described as a major outcome of early childhood inclusive classrooms that support all children, irrespective of their abilities. Friendships provide children with joy, laughter and comfort.

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Don't Throw the Bucket Overboard

Education Elements

As a child growing up, my family didn’t take the traditional summer vacations. Instead, we had a boat named “Sadie”, which we sailed to different locations on Lake Ontario. During these sailing adventures, we experienced many unforgettable moments. I remember one such occasion during a cross-lake trip to Canada. We were roughly halfway across the lake. There had been no sight of land in any direction for hours, and it would be a few more hours before we would see land again.

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.

4 Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Make sure your district is geared up for what’s next in education by collaborating to build a strong infrastructure. Leadership Management Networking Training

8 Reasons Why Students Should Create Videos and 15 Webtools to Do That

Ask a Tech Teacher

For decades, teachers have used videos in the classroom to share information. They communicate a message with audio, visual, motion, color, and spatial details, making videos much more effective than traditional approaches like reading from a text, lecturing, or showing a slideshow.

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Hacking G Suite – 4 Creative uses of Google Sheets in the Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Google’s G Suite is a proven platform that allows schools, teachers and students to maximize the potential of a 1:1 classroom environment. Sheets, one of the tools on the G Suite platform, is traditionally viewed as a data collection and organization tool.

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