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Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.

5 Strategies Teachers Can Use To Help Struggling ESL Students

EdNews Daily

If you have ever tried to learn a second language, especially as an adult, then you know how challenging it can be to learn, understand, read and write in a new form. Any language can be difficult for a new language learner.

What does the future of teaching look like?

The Christensen Institute

Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”,

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 School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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3 Habits of highly effective online teachers

Neo LMS

While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative.

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How Digital Resources Transform Teaching and Learning

Kajeet

Devices in the K-12 classroom are becoming as common as chalk and chalkboards once were, but how do teachers use those devices? Teachers, those on the front lines of this ed tech revolution, see the direct impact of technology on how their students learn.

We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have been hit by Hurricane Michael.

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Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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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.

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Neo LMS

Some of us can distinctly recall a charismatic, persuasive or empathetic teacher – someone who cut through our teenage turmoil and managed to teach us something.

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Original Source: [link]. Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. PROJECT VS PROBLEM.

What I’ve Learned (and Will Teach) from Disaster

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 378 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ve reflected on the things I’ve learned and will teach as a result of experiencing disaster.Things are challenging for many of us without power, but we’re learning and pulling together. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers.

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2 Free Chrome Extensions That Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

The Journal

While it might look like a piece of software is broken, the truth is the Internet (or the Google Drive) upon which that software depends is down. But, how can a teacher know if the Internet (or the Google Drive) is up or down in his/her classroom at that moment in time? In this week’s blog post, we describe two free Chrome extensions — the Internet Traffic Signal and the Google Drive Traffic Signal — that tell a teacher, at a glance, if the Internet (or the Google Drive) is up or down

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.

Understanding the social determinants of health

The Christensen Institute

Innovation in healthcare delivery has historically focused on improving medical care. However, social/environmental factors—also known as social determinants of health—are estimated to have at least twice the impact on risk of premature death than medical care does.

Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor

Ask a Tech Teacher

Forms are popular in schools for all sorts of reasons. Some teachers look no further than Google Forms but for those who require greater simplicity and sophistication in a form builder, as well as agility and rigor, free JotForm (premium edition also available) is an excellent option.

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What Are Your Beliefs?

A Principal's Reflections

What do you believe in professionally? We all possess a particular set of beliefs that are shaped by our respective value system. These impact our work and ultimately determine whether we are successful or not. Mark Lenz provides this great perspective: Beliefs. We all have them.

SEL shouldn’t be a canned curriculum that we buy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning.

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.

Let’s not simply end poverty. Let’s ignite prosperity.

The Christensen Institute

In an attempt to highlight the importance of its goal to end poverty and to inspire many who may not be attuned to the struggles of the poor, the UN General Assembly created the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognized October 17 every year. On that day, the UN and other major development organizations discuss the progress that has been made in ending poverty and the work that remains to be done.

Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 15-19, 2018 as Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

Reflections on Situated Learning vs. The Traditional School System

Catlin Tucker

The more I learn about situated learning theory, developed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, the more I find myself reflecting on the sharp contrast between authentic learning and the design of traditional schools and curriculum.

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12 must have templates for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

Sometimes just getting started with a task is the hardest part. Where do you begin? How do you organize all of your ideas in a way that others can understand? Templates can help with that. Templates can guide teachers as they design great lessons or activities. They are also powerful tools to use with students, […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech google templates templates templates for students templates for teachers

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EdTech at School

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

How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

In an era of escalating costs, low completion rates, and ballooning student debt, it seems fair to assert that American higher education is in crisis.

Subscriber Special: October

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 15th-19th: Digital Citizenship Training. Buy the K-8 curriculum and get online PD for teachers in the 13 top Digital Citizenship topics Free! To celebrate California’s Digital Citizenship Week Oct. 15-19th, 2018.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:44. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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For Schools, It’s About Who You Know

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. For more than a decade, establishing partnerships between schools and outside organizations — education-related nonprofits, community centers, colleges, or athletic and arts organizations — has been seen as a key way to address the obstacles and lack of opportunities many students face.

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.