Sat.Dec 16, 2017 - Fri.Dec 22, 2017

5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns

The CoolCatTeacher

Ramona Persaud on episode 211 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Ramona Persaud @ramonap director of the film, Grey Matters , talks about how we can teach kids the way the brain learns.

18 things that leaders of innovative schools do differently

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had a wonderful time this past week at the TIES conference in Minneapolis. Having worked at the University of Minnesota for six years, it was super fun to connect with old educator friends and new (including a lot of goofiness with Shelly Terrell while at Flipgrid headquarters).

Focusing on the Process: Letting Go of Product Expectations

User Generated Education

I am a process-oriented educator. I focus on how to learn rather than what to learn. I’ve addressed this in Freedom to Learn : In order to facilitate these desired elements of learning, I believe it is important to focus on the process of learning rather than the products of learning.

Educator and Student Voice: Following a School District’s Edtech Pilot Journey

Digital Promise

When considering the benefits to using edtech, an eighth grade student at Elizabeth Forward School District said, “When we started in first and second grade, everything was on paper and it was just a lot more difficult because if you forgot something, you can’t go back to school and get it.

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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.

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Tim Betts on episode 210 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Videos are the modern essay. If you can’t create them, you can’t start a movement, can’t sell a product, or promote an idea.

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6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

Neo LMS

Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and is typically offered as a “taster” introductory course by major universities via online platforms.

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How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the labor market, with those fluent in English along with another language showing higher earnings.

5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Chuck Poole on episode 213 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Chuck Poole shares five ways to be an unforgettable teacher or an unforgettable coach.

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8 Web Tools and a Template For Learners to Establish Goals with Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ” – Japanese Proverb. The New Year is the time we set goals, but accomplishing goals isn’t such an easy task for anyone, especially students.

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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.

How to use Padlet as a collaborative edtech tool

EdTech4Beginners

I love using Padlet with my class – completely free and easy to set up / use. It is basically an online ‘wall’ which all of the class can simultaneously contribute to. Have a look at my video walk-through: Have a go!

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A Look at What’s to Come for the League of Innovative Schools in 2018

Digital Promise

In a year when public education faced many challenges, superintendents and district leaders in the League of Innovative Schools persisted in creating cutting-edge, transformative educational opportunities for their students. In 2017, we welcomed 13 new districts to the League. Working with 11 districts, we launched the Competency-based Education Toolkit. We began our work on data interoperability and published a network impact report.

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a fired employee still wants to attend the office holiday party

The CoolCatTeacher

A reader writes: Our office recently let an employee go for numerous reasons after several warnings. It for was for minor things such as frequent lateness, too many personal calls and emails on company time, and general friction with other coworkers, to more serious things such as a very sharp decline in his work quality, cursing at other coworkers, and admitting to getting high at work.

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.” ” – Amit Garg. YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video. DIY ( Do It Yourself ) videos, How-To videos, Tutorials, game walkthroughs and TED Talks are some of the most viewed videos. People enjoy learning from others who walk them through the process. The content is shorter and dynamic.

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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.

The journey to student-centered learning

Neo LMS

This post was originally published on October 31, on Education Technology. All aboard!” shouts the Railway-Conductor-Head-teacher and all the traveler-students get in the train. It’s going to be a looong journey — typically lasting 14 years, 18, or even more.

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A Principal's Reflections

Successful change and consistent improvement rely on many interconnected factors. I mention this, as it is important to note that it isn’t one particular action or person that ultimately moves an idea or initiative into something that positively impacts school culture.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer. 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer.

9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” ” – Heidi-Hayes Jacobs. The message of my education technology keynotes is to get students to show students the possibilities of technology, test their potential , give them a meaningful purpose for using technology, and have them take on the responsibility of bettering their world with their technology use.

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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.

Strategies for Bringing Robotics and STEM Education into Every Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with Dr. Ayanna Howard, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology about Robotics, STEM Education, and her upcoming Keynote at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).

Do You Code for Health? 4 Ideas for Computer Science Education Week (and one request)

Battelle for Kids

Technology is one of the many ways we can promote indoor physical activity. Especially on snowy, icy and rainy days. If you’ve seen our resource STEM and Wellness: A Powerful Equation for Equity, finding intentional linkages between technology and physical activity can ensure children stay active and have exposure to essential 21st Century skills. P21 Blog

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Eight Areas to Consider as Part of Your Automation Strategy

Digital Promise

Paul Stockford, Chief Analyst, Saddletree Research, mentioned in a recent blog post that “the contact center industry will be all about automation” in 2018. Does your organization have a strategy and plans in place for automation innovation? Verint’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) met earlier this month and the agenda included a session on automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Tis the Season to be Tech Jolly with the December Calendar of Digital Goodies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau …” – Dan Rather. For the most part, I make it a point to blog about 4 times a month on Teacher Reboot Camp.

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EdTech at School

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

Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

In the Startup World, Experience and Problem-Solving Skills Are Essential

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A fresh eye in solving problems is essential for entrepreneurs, but valuing experience is also important. The post In the Startup World, Experience and Problem-Solving Skills Are Essential appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Startups

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A simple, global connection tool

EdTech4Beginners

What do third graders in Pakistan and Arkansas have in common? They’re about to find out. I’m excited to introduce Empatico , a free, online tool that recently launched with the bold vision of enabling more than one million students to discover how their peers around the world live.

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Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class

Ditch That Textbook

We (Cori and Matt) are betting that comics are a memorable part of your childhood, whether they were the color comic strips in the Sunday newspaper or comic books. If not, then it was probably animated comics — cartoons! They’re visual. They’re colorful. Adults and children alike flock to animated movies at theaters when they’re […]. Ed Tech comic strips Google Apps google drawings google slides googleedu gsuiteedu metacognition student-centered classroom visual thinking

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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.