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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use.

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important.

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Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons , I propose a model for the stages of making. I believe that the heart of making is creating new and unique things.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning.

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Designing a Kinesthetic Station: Get Kids Moving in Math Class

Catlin Tucker

Can the Station Rotation Model work in a math class? I get this question a lot. I’ve coached math teachers who struggle to imagine designing their lessons using this model because the curriculum is so linear.

Join the Cause and Be Inspired at the ELT4PR Online Conference for Teachers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ” – Nelson Mandela. This weekend, January 25th to January 26th, join me and teachers worldwide for the ELT Day for Puerto Rico 24 hour online conference.

How to Talk to a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s always been something mystical about people in technical professions–engineering, science, mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of mathematical functions, even smile at the mention of calculus.

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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.

3 Questions to Spark Change

The CoolCatTeacher

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers.

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How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals

Neo LMS

The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. School administrators are the ones in charge of making decisions about which edtech tools to buy, often on a tight budget.

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Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

The Christensen Institute

The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce. Automation is creeping into most sectors ; the gig economy is booming; and all of these developments require that workers upskill, reskill, and master soft skills.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before becoming a teacher, I didn’t understand why the 100th day of school was a big deal.

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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.

Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

A free summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1- 3 pm ET From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much.

Partnering for Effective Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

How do you conduct learning sciences research that promotes more practical, equitable, and scalable improvements in education? This question drives Digital Promise’s Learning Sciences Research (LSR) team.

Overcoming Fear of Change

A Principal's Reflections

" I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back." - Erica Jong We are in the midst of disruptive times. Some might say that this has always been the case, and that is true.

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169 Tech Tip #67: Check History in Your Browser

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.

EdTech at School

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

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Connect your classroom! It can be done.

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Which is bigger?

Dangerously Irrelevant

I started a new principal licensure cohort this spring. On the second night of class, I had an awesome discussion with a couple of high school teachers about the perpetual issue of forcing students to learn math that they likely will never use again in their life.

From nonconsumption to market creation: How Toyota became an economic powerhouse for Japan

The Christensen Institute

If you had predicted decades ago that Toyota would someday become the world’s largest car manufacturer, many would have laughed at you.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek.

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.

5 Starters for a Strong Team

The CoolCatTeacher

Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one.

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I Can’t Tell Them What They’ll Do (Classrooms, Justice, and Legacies)

The Jose Vilson

I arrive in my classroom every morning at around 7:20 am, 40 minutes before my students trickle in. The minute hand leans to the right while I drag my feet a few flights of stairs, coffee in hand, lesson plan in mind.

3 tips for innovating in healthcare with 2020 vision

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yet healthcare—while in many ways moving forward—seems to be stuck at a crossroads. Compared to other countries, the US continues to have the highest spending and some of the worst outcomes. .

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek.

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.