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How to Create Authentic Connections for Learners with Virtual Exchange

Digital Promise

When students participate in learning experiences where they can engage with authentic audiences and purposes , they see that their academic work has meaning beyond the walls of the classroom.

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For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students. The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief.

How Schools Can Help Parents with Student Screen Use

Kajeet

There is an ongoing debate about student screen time, especially once students head home for the day with school-issued devices. Many parents are unsure A) if there is any filtering already in place on these devices and B) the type of control they as parents have over school-issued devices.

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

Neo LMS

“Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). For this blog we will be lensing in on the value of using news and entertainment media in the classroom, and how to go about that.

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.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years.

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Zoning in on Change

A Principal's Reflections

The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears. - Dan Stevens There are many impediments to the change process. One of the biggest culprits is fear.

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What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. You may have first been instructed by a parent. Or watched a how-to video.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom. SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging.

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Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Large-scale testing, or what many know as standardized testing, often carries important consequences for students.

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.

Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 9th, 2019, in Education Technology , as the first part in a series regarding safeguarding data in educational institutions. Check out the following parts of the roundtable managed by Steve Wright here , here and here.

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What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Do you want to play a game? As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!”

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan.

Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

No matter which perspective you consider it from, creating opportunities for community involvement in schools is difficult. While educators, families, and community partners genuinely care about student success and well-being, they often approach both with different ideas and methodologies.

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.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: EarthEnable

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. More than half of Africa’s 1.2

Is the purpose of school really low-level content and procedures?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In The Genius Myth , Michael Meade said: If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting, and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person. Kindle location 371].

How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

The CoolCatTeacher

Jaime Casap on Episode 494 Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist, grew up in poverty. Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll want to listen to this encouraging show!

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline.

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.

The disruptive playbook for bootcamps to upend higher education

The Christensen Institute

Will bootcamps and other last-mile providers disrupt higher education? Ryan Craig, an investor and writer thinks so. His most recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College , makes a compelling case that the disruption is already underway.

Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools?

EdTech Magazine

Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools? eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:20. What is the current state of digital learning in schools? Our own experiences, both positive and negative, can influence our perspective on this topic.

Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 491 Schools are being targeted with “spearfishing” attacks – a new form of phishing that is quite deceptive.

Becoming An Innovative Teacher Leader With Innovative Leader Competencies

Education Elements

In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that educators were leaving the teaching profession at the highest rate on record. As teacher protests about fair wages and adequate resources are on the climb, districts aim to staunch the flow of the teaching exodus.

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EdTech at School

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

The start-up using tech to foster students’ connections across the globe

The Christensen Institute

As students of Disruptive Innovation we’re often looking to new models emerging at the edges of traditional school and after-school systems.

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Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:40. With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing.

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.