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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. By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

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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. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

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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. Why? Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human. Finding answers to questions we’ve wondered about helps us process and move on with new knowledge. Sometimes the myths they would bust were fun and quirky – like, is there truth behind the 5-second rule for food?

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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. There are some digital tools that I continue to use every year because they offer more than just one purpose and continue to add new features or they have integrated with other tools that we are using in our classroom.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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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. Even though concepts build on one another, the Station Rotation Model can provide students with opportunities to spiral back and review concepts or apply what they are learning to the world beyond the classroom.

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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. What's different now is how fast things are changing, and this is especially the case when it comes to technology.

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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. It’s no wonder that it’s hard to keep up with the lightspeed changes in the edtech market.

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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. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

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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. We make most (all) students take Algebra 2, for instance, even though most of them rarely (if ever) will use that learning later.

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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. The teaching profession has their own version of these individuals, called ‘technology teachers’ They used to be stuffed in a corner of the school where most teachers could pretend they didn’t exist, that what they did was for

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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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. Google Classroom Guru Alice Keeler talks about what is hot and not in Google Classroom and how teachers are using it to teach.

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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. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so that maker learners can develop a foundation of knowledge and skills.

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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. This event is being held to raise funds for the people in Puerto Rico who have suffered through various earthquakes and Hurricane Maria.

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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. At first, I thought it had to do with finding something exciting about the dreariness of post-Christmas January but when I counted school days from Labor Day to the hundred-day mark (skipping weekends, two weeks at Christmas and a week at Thanksgiving), that put me in the second week of February.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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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. Today, Vernon Wright, creator of the Zero Apology Zone, shares some drivers of change including three questions you don’t want to miss.

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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. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

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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 ( #ELTDay4PuertoRico ). This event is being held to raise funds for the people in Puerto Rico who have suffered through various earthquakes and Hurricane Maria.

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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. Today’s tip: Check History in Your Browser. Category: Internet.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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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. This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers.

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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. We sat down with co-Executive Directors Barbara Means and Jeremy Roschelle to find out more about the LSR team’s aspirations and guiding values. Q: What is different about opportunities for research at Digital Promise?

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How A Montessori Education Can Help Students In The Future

EdNews Daily

A Montessori education can help kids develop a love of learning while also teaching independence. This type of education can foster self-motivation, creativity, and problem-solving opportunities. . Here are a few reasons you might want to pursue a Montessori education for your child. Self-Guided Learning. Montessori learning encourages children to take the lead in their education.

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FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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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. Today Michael Drezek takes us into the “Our Global Classroom” Community and shares three of the many ways students are collaborating.

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KOOV: The STEAM solution that’s turning heads

EdTech4Beginners

Sony KOOV for ages 8 and up provides a fun way for students to learn core STEAM concepts. Using standard-correlated educational content, KOOV gets your students building and coding original robotic creations. Shape your future problem-solvers, one block at a time with KOOV. Sony provides two types of kit options to learn with KOOV. The KOOV Educator Kit is a tool for educators who are seeking a comprehensive all-in-one solution for coding, robotics and design that combines digital coding wit

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Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

By Joe Parlier, Ed.D. As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. Educators are using immersive technology to expose students to worlds and situations that would be challenging or impossible in a classroom setting: exploring human and animal anatomy; building and observing the flow of air through car engi

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FETC 2020: 8 Ways Administrators Can Support Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

For K–12 schools and districts, the work of preventing cyberattacks and staying knowledgeable about cybersecurity does not rest with IT teams alone. District leaders, for example, lead efforts to build school culture around cybersecurity. They also can support the work of their IT professionals. “It’s a team effort,” Amy McLaughlin, a consultant and cybersecurity project director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), said recently during the 2020 Future of Education Technology Confer

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.

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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. Jamy Bechler, host of the Success is a Choice podcast shares five ways to start building a strong team today. From knowing your purpose to developing leaders, adding value, connecting, and sharing responsibility – learn some lifelong principles of leadership.

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5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy

Edsurge

Success in our modern economy demands a wide set of skills, including content knowledge, digital literacy, leadership and strong problem-solving abilities. All students need to develop these skills. Early access to varied learning opportunities prepares them to take on challenges and opportunities throughout their lives and reach their full potential.

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Learn the Secrets of One of the Nation’s Most Successful Digital Districts

EdNews Daily

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school system in Georgia, with 143 schools and a student population of 180,000. For a district this size, delivering technology successfully is no mean feat. But for Tricia Kennedy, Executive Director of Instructional Development and Support at Gwinnett County Public Schools, the secret lies in creating a model for excellence and then following through in a systemic way.

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How Technology Supports English Learners in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

As the number of English language learners in today’s classrooms continues to grow, educators must consider new ways to facilitate their learning. English language learners, or ELLs, are the fastest-growing group of K–12 students in U.S. public schools. They currently make up 10 percent of the total public school enrollment, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Have you ever caught an employee sleeping during training? Compelling content is paramount, but trying to do so with the same tools you've always used is complicated, right? Wrong! Powerpoint has excellent features that, with a bit of creativity, can help you improve your presentations and keep your people engaged without going over budget. By utilizing newer components that enable interactive sequences, navigable content to respond to your audience, and pop quizzes for informal knowledge checks