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Why students love a game-based learning experience

Neo LMS

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships.

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

John Sowash shares ideas on the 10-Minute Teacher Episode 35 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a middle school science teacher I regularly assigned projects. At the time I thought that the projects would be a great way for me to understand what my students understood about particular concepts and topics.

Learning is the Reward

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s face it, school, as we know it is driven by grades as the main reflection of what students do, or do not, know. What has resulted is a rat race of sorts where many kids and parents alike have their eye on the prize.

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 7 education apps for the classroom

Neo LMS

We people are funny creatures. We fight for our liberty of choice like a gorilla beating its chest, yet when we have too many options to choose from we hold still and try to blend in with the surrounding environment like a chameleon and avoid making any decision.

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30+ Web Tools, Apps, and Resources to Engage With Humor

Teacher Reboot Camp

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. April Fool’s Day is coming! Now is a great time to engage your learners with humor. Humor makes learning fun, is a great way to ease the anxiety of preparing for tests, makes boring topics more bearable, and prepares the brain to learn difficult topics. Below are our some free web tools, resources and apps your students will enjoy.

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Catlin Tucker

As a parent, I am fiercely protective of my children. I want them to be kids. I want them to play sports, get lost in great books, collect bugs in our backyard, and engage with one another creating art projects, choreographing dance numbers, and playing good old fashioned board games.

Coding or Critical Thinking?

EdTech4Beginners

As the Hour of Code again approaches, I ponder the efficacy of encouraging all schools to participate under the banner of coding. To be involved in EdTech is to interact with articles , TED Talks , and apps that encourage coding.

Epic Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #32 with Scottish Maths Teacher Chris Smith From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Chris Smith @aap03102 is a Maths teacher from Scotland where his irrational passion for Pi earns him geeky renown.

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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.

Celebrate Pi Day in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this last year, but it’s still valid. One addition: new activities down toward the bottom of the post. Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Most teachers struggle with low student engagement, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. “My My students don’t seem to care.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. They won’t put in the effort.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common.

Some Brilliant Websites & Apps To Create Word Clouds.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently taught a lesson in which it was important for me to highlight keywords; a few of them were new to the class. I decided to ask the pupils to generate word clouds to find the words of most importance and then find the meanings. It was an effective way of doing so.

GIVEAWAY: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash

The CoolCatTeacher

A 10-Minute Teacher Show Giveaway From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Sowash will be on the 10-Minute Teacher show on Friday morning sharing his ideas for a Chromebook classroom.

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.

Always Know Which Virtual Speakers Are Available for Your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Do you want to know which virtual speakers and field trips are available for your class? Use this auto-notification from Nepris for real-time updates. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to sign up with any mobile device. .

Entrepreneurs Need Funding: Winning Grants, Competitions, Proposals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There are lots of ways to get funding for your startup idea or product. Don't miss out. The post Entrepreneurs Need Funding: Winning Grants, Competitions, Proposals appeared first on Market Brief.

A Fantastic Construction Game, With Lots Of Uses In The Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

What is The Sandbox? The Sandbox is an app in which you can build vast worlds (think Minecraft but in 2D). Have a look at the intro video: How did I use it in a lesson? As part of our topic on mountains, as a starter activity, I asked the pupils to build a mountain and then map the different zones.

Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachelle Dene Poth talks language learning and STEAM on 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 talks about teaching Spanish and STEAM with technology, student choice , and project based learning.

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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.

18 St. Patrick’s Day Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun activities: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St.

Enhance Your Ed-Tech Startup With a Vacation

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When entrepreneurs take a break, it can boost ed-tech innovation. The post Enhance Your Ed-Tech Startup With a Vacation appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog bootstrap Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur Entrepreneurship Innovation lean startup startup vacation

How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Doug Levin

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

Like many other districts in the League of Innovative Schools, our team at Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) has a firm understanding of best practice and current research. However, the difficulty in scaling any innovation is converting the theory into action.

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EdTech at School

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

169 Tech Tip #126–7 Tips to Differentiate with Tech

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.

Startup Founders Need to Refresh Their Skills Regularly

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As a company grows, startup leaders need work hard to stay in touch with the inner workings of their product. The post Startup Founders Need to Refresh Their Skills Regularly appeared first on Market Brief.

Safe teaching is risky teaching

Ditch That Textbook

I remember lots of important moments from my time in all levels of school. Many of them are my times with friends, conversations at the lunch table, sports competitions, etc. I remember some lessons from the classroom.

Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Technology can assist administrators with getting students prepared for the future. Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics

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.

What Did SXSWedu Have to Say About Adult Learning?

Digital Promise

What did this year’s SXSWedu conference have to say about adult learning? Turns out, more than you might think. SXSWedu is one of the country’s largest educational technology conferences and, as most of these conferences go, has tended to focus more on the K-12 segment than on adults who are in need of foundational skills to help them advance in the workforce.

Innovation in Africa: Where the digital and analog worlds collide

The Christensen Institute

In preparation for my TEDxGaborone 2017 talk, I was interviewed by Afrolutionist’s Mmabatho Motsamai. We discussed digital innovations and Africa’s prospects for the future.

PL Superpowers - My Journey to Personalized Learning Superpower Stardom

Education Elements

I was blessed to become a Personalized Learning Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellow (2nd Class) back in December of 2015. Education Elements not only influenced my personal work, but it motivated me to make learning meaningful for my students (all 4,970) in an exceptional way. My work in personalized learning has been inspirational in my district. Every district educational leader will always answer yes to certain questions.