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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology


In March, we celebrate National Reading Month! Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite months of the year. I grew up surrounded by and loving books. I can’t remember a time in my life in which I didn’t consider myself a reader.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online


It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Here in the U.S. it seems almost unfathomable, despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start preparing.

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Using Virtual Reality for Social and Emotional Learning


by: Thomas Daccord. A few weeks ago I attended one of Greg Kulowiec’s Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (ARVR) workshops in the Boston area.

New Computational Thinking Resources for Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

Teachers around the nation are being called to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms to prepare all students to thrive in a computational world.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thanks to easy access to internet resources and a serious lack of understanding on the part of many students about what online resources can legally be used, plagiarism has become a huge problem in schools.

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The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening


Here’s a fast fact: over 60% of all misunderstandings come from poor listening and only 1% from poor reading.[11] 11] If you don’t currently teach your students specifically how to listen, it may be time to add activities to your curriculum that strengthen this skill.

Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Planning for Virtual Learning When Schools Close

Education Elements

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more school districts are asking us how they can prepare to continue teaching and learning in case of school closure.

What You Might Have Missed in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February: Multimedia content personalizes learning. Random Acts of Kindness. What is Constructivism? Tech Tip: My Internet Stopped Working. Tech Tip: Visit a Foreign Language Google . 10 Great Virtual Reality Apps.

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

The CoolCatTeacher

Darren Hudgins talks about how to help kids sort through viral news stories From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. Some stories are accurate. Some stories are not. And some stories are full of half-truths.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. This claim felt vague—what does “based on research” even mean to this product?—and

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Enhancing the Creative Process in Young Children with iPad

iTeach with iPads

Recently, I was chatting with a colleague who teaches first grade.

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Here’s a Preview of March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in March: Upcoming college-credit online classes. World Maths Day. Easter websites and resources. Tech Tip: Open a program maximized. Patricks Day websites and resources. 13 Pedagogies That Will Make You a Better Teacher.

How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter If you’re using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time.

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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.

Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a former librarian and district leader, I found that success was the best form of advocacy—when the great work of librarians is shared and documented, good things follow for students and library programs.

8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas

Ditch That Textbook

Students watch LOTS of YouTube videos. Certain types of YouTube videos are VERY popular. Here are some classroom video ideas based on them. You've probably heard that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. You can also probably imagine how much of a behemoth YouTube has become. Some stats:2 billion logged-in monthly users81% […]. The post 8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Student engagement Video in the classroom

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons.

4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can solve problems by going Upstream.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner


Over the past few years, the term “makerspaces” has become a growing buzzword in the educational field. Whether or not you’ve seen one in action, you may have wondered whether these spaces are just an educational fad or a legitimate way to nurture creativity and learning in your students.

20 ways to gamify your class

Ditch That Textbook

Games are fun. We love playing them, watching them and even creating them. But how can we bring elements of gameplay into our classroom in meaningful ways? Here are 15 ways to gamify your class.A quick way to start a conversation is by asking someone about their favorite game. Whether it’s the latest video game […]. The post 20 ways to gamify your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

High-Frequency Vocabulary for the New SAT

Catlin Tucker

Spring is testing season. Students sit through lengthy state-mandated tests, and many high school students are preparing to take the SAT. It can be an exhausting and stressful time for them. Years ago, I recorded a collection of 30+ SAT vocabulary videos to help my students prepare for the SAT.

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How private equity can win big in Africa

The Christensen Institute

This spring close to one thousand delegates from more than seventy countries will convene in Washington D.C for the 22nd Annual Global Private Equity Conference.

EdTech at School

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

An Open Letter to the K-12 Community and a Love Letter for Education Elements

Education Elements

Dear K-12 Education Community, Leadership

Books I read in February 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in February 2020… The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Noncomformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players , Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik [baseball]. The Light of All That Falls , James Islington [fantasy]. Secondborn , Amy Bartol [fantasy].

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

3 relationships schools shouldn’t underestimate in closing opportunity gaps

The Christensen Institute

It’s tempting to focus on faculty- and teacher-student relationships at the core of schools. And for good reason. Educators remain the leading in-school driver of student success.

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.