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This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

Last week, Digital Promise co-hosted the EdSurge Fusion conference. As part of the opening session, I wanted to show examples of what it looks like when students use technology in powerful ways. But before I could make a movie about this, I needed to make sure I knew what powerful learning looks like to me. I set out to find students who leverage their connected resources to improve the quality of life for themselves, others, and their communities. What I found was inspiring.

Ditch That Marking: 5+ ways to improve grading

Ditch That Textbook

I had a pile of assessments to mark (grade). I knew was going to take the best part of four hours to get done. I seemed to be writing the same comments as feedback: “Use a quotation to support your argument.” ” “Include a religious view as an alternative.” (I I am a religious studies teacher if […]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency g suite g suite for education grading gsuiteedu marking screencasting time management

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before. A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is. However, for some inexplicable reason, all of his arguments for why you should be on the internet focus on cost. While it is absolutely true that each of these services is cheaper than its pre-internet counterpart, cost is far and away the least interesting thing about any of them.

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Remix the Work of Others Responsibly #EdtechMissions Chat Archive

Teacher Reboot Camp

It’s rare to come up with a new idea. Basically, we reinvent the wheel or are inspired by the works of others. Taking the content of others and building upon it is one way to inspire creativity. Our students already do this and we need to support them in proper attribution and learning about Creative Commons. Mission 4 in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions introduces students to attribution and Creative Commons (CC).

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

A “Roadmap” to Implementing Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As Director of Professional Learning Systems for Tennessee’s Department of Education, I have the privilege of being able to witness teachers get excited to learn a skill they not only need to learn, but want to learn, and in the way best suited for their unique learning style. Through micro-credentials, the number of teachers experiencing this type of powerful professional learning is increasing.

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Students Write More, Write Better on the Computer: Rigorously Supported!

The Journal

Singer and Ivory, in their Nov. 4 New York Times article, made a major mis-speak: ". there is little rigorous evidence so far to indicate that using computers in class improves educational results." In this week’s blog post we identify research that addresses Singer and Ivory’s concern, as well as documenting the fact that K-12 students write more and write better when using a computer

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle. Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

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P21 Welcomes 16 new P21 Exemplars to the network and family!

Battelle for Kids

5 Early Learning. 5 K12 Schools. 4 Beyond School. 2 Districts. P21 Blog

169 Tech Tip #59: Alt Keys

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #59–Alt Keys Add Symbols. Category: Google Apps. Sub-category: MS Office, Webtools, Keyboarding, Problem-solving.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Celebrating Maker Learning with the Edcamp Foundation

Digital Promise

On Saturday, November 4, more than 60 educators joined Digital Promise and Maker Ed for Edcamp: Maker Promise , a full day of powerful professional learning through and about making. There were a wide range of discussions and hands-on activities , including an introduction to 3D printing, a paper roller coaster project, and a conversation on creating maker culture.

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

Last month I attended the annual Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference at University of California, Irvine. DML 2017 was packed with interesting studies and perspectives from education, media and technology researchers from around the world. My schedule of sessions focused on what researchers have learned about games and learning.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Listen Now.

18 Thanksgiving Sites and Apps and 4 Projects for the Holiday

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life. Included on this real-life site is a video of the Pilgrim’s crossing to the New World. Starfall–Silly Turkey. Thanksgiving edu-websites–CybraryMan. Thanksgiving Games. Thanksgiving games and puzzles. Thanksgiving games–Quia.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Deep thinking with G Suite (GTT029)

Ditch That Textbook

It’s easy to replace what you were doing in the classroom before with a technological version of it. Some would use the SAMR model and label it substitution: direct tool substitute with no functional change If you’re using all of this cool technology to do the same things you were doing before, it feels like […]. Google Teacher Tribe bloom's taxonomy deep learning dok edtech educational technology g suite google teacher tribe gsuiteedu gttribe webb's depth of knowledge

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School Change is a Collaborative Effort

Battelle for Kids

Last month, I attended the Panasonic Foundation Leadership Associates Program in New Orleans and was delighted to see the dedication to 21st century learning being demonstrated by the attending school districts.

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A Principal's Reflections

All kids have greatness hidden inside them. It is the job of an educator to help them find and unleash it. To make this goal a reality, we must change our thinking and believe in our abilities to improve learning for all kids. It’s interesting that many of us are ready to embrace and celebrate the ideas of others openly, but we don’t necessarily believe in the ones that we either think of or develop on our own. The best ideas in education come from practitioners in the trenches.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Post sponsored by Book Creator. All opinions my own. Right now, my students are creating books about their heroes.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

The rise of the knowledge economy is driving a tectonic shift in the nature of work—and in the education ecosystem that prepares learners for their careers. Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries.

Top 4 microtrends in e-learning

Neo LMS

Last week I introduced three megatrends affecting e-learning. My research revealed a couple more exciting trends and emergent ideas in e-learning, so I promised another four for this week. Let’s call them micro-trends as they are smaller in scale, but nonetheless likely to have an impact on how and what we learn. Top 4 microtrends in e-learning. While these trends may not apply to every educational setting, this doesn’t mean they couldn’t.

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Don’t Know How to Get Your Kid to Do Math? Try Patterns

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Parents and teachers know that reading to their children in preschool and kindergarten is important. But how can parents and teachers support young children’s mathematics knowledge? One often overlooked activity is patterning, or thinking about patterns. Patterns are predictable sequences, such as stripes (for example, a yellow-green striped shirt) and rhythms (for example, da-de-dum).

10 Keys of Purpose Driven Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Matera on episode 186 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Matera @ mrmatera , author of Explore Like a Pirate , talks about Purpose Driven Learning in the classroom. Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Everything you need for a Remembrance Day assembly / lesson

EdTech4Beginners

It is nearly Remembrance Day and I was asked to do an assembly for it. I began by playing a game with emojis: out of a group of them, the children had to spot which one disappeared. I linked the game to the importance of remembering things. After, I showed a cartoon of a war zone – children had to think what it would be like to be there. Next, we explored a war veteran’s memories. Finally, I gave some information about Remembrance Day and closed with a 2 minute silence.

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What type of LMS is best for your school: proprietary, open-source, or cloud-based?

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is booming and the technology that made this possible is constantly evolving. Wherever you turn, there’s something new that ed-tech people talk about, from big initiatives like BYOD programs to smaller things like new educational apps and even updated LMS features.

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Science of Character Development Initiative to Help Students Achieve Goals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A new initiative from Angela Duckworth-founded Character Lab aims at using science and research to help students achieve their goals. The post Science of Character Development Initiative to Help Students Achieve Goals appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog positive thinking woop

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Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Scott McLeod on episode 189 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Scott McLeod, co-author of Different Schools for a Different World , has a frank conversation about the change that needs to happen, how long it will take to happen, and the next steps for promoting creativity in schools. Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), video-gaming is probably the first thought that comes to mind. VR has the ability to provide an alternate universe, an escape from the mundane via computer-generated simulations of realistic, three-dimensional environments and images. In recent years, many schools have entertained the theory that VR improves education. Individuals may interact with various artificial environments through the use of VR headsets and often, gloves fitted with sensors.

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Personalized Learning Requires Flexibility: An Update to Education Elements’ Core 4

Education Elements

When I was in high school I had a fantastic U.S. history teacher who demanded that we each complete an independent research paper on the 1960’s at the end of the year.

The New York Times Takes on Conflicts of Interest in K-12, Again

Doug Levin

Natasha Singer—this time with colleague Danielle Ivory—have released another in the New York Times’ series ‘ Education Disrupted.’ ’ The most recent piece, entitled “ Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents ,” is another must read. Seriously, read it now if you haven’t yet. The nature and consequences of conflicts of interest in decision making about technology in education is a theme to my work.