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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Neo LMS

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

Edsurge

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

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

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!

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Waterford

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.

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.

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Robert Kalman’s middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today.

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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EdTech at School

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

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.

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

Waterford

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.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

The 2010s were the decade for technology to fundamentally change education. Two years before the decade’s dawn, Clayton Christensen, Michael B.

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.

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

Education Elements

Dear K-12 Education Community, Leadership

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.

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.

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.