Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

sponsored by Texthelp From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students, you can get help. No, I’m not talking about cheating, I’m talking about understanding the technology tools that can help you earn a better grade.

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."

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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DIY Video Lesson to Illustrate Process Analysis

Teacher Reboot Camp

My students learn nine different types of essay forms in one semester. Instead, of getting them to write essays for each form, I try to introduce them to types of writing activities we do now, which emulate these forms.

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.

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.

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.

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

EdTech at School

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

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.

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.

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.

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?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.

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.

How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Brown on episode 184 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build great teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.)

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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.

Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

NPR Learning and Tech

A simple, scalable way to reach kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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