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Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

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As an educator who has built my career during the 21st Century, I've found that my fellow education professionals often classify themselves in one of two categories: Specialize in curriculum (often in one specific subject area) Specialize in technology (either as part of IT or integration) This is a mistake. Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. They have to be developed together in order for a student's learning experience to be engaging, effective, and relevant.

How to Keep the Human Element in Distance Learning

EmergingEdTech

Telepresence: Helping to Overcome the Limitations of Distance Learning Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology redefine the traditional student/teacher dynamic, creating opportunities. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Future of Education Technology iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

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Meet the New 2018-2019 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

This year, Digital Promise is excited to announce 12 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders. Across 102 districts and 33 states, administrators and educators are testing new programs, technologies, and strategies in an effort to provide equitable and excellent education for all students.

14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

The CoolCatTeacher

André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people. This simple statement has transformed Andre’s classroom in powerful ways. Learn about the question and the changes that have made her math classroom a more exciting place. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. Donor’s Choose.

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.

How to Teach Critical Thinking

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work. Subjects like math and science — the ones only “smart” kids do well in — demand that you find patterns, unravel clues, connect one dot to another, and scaffold knowledge learned in prior lessons. Worse, you’re either right or wrong with no gray areas. Where have we heard those characteristics before? In games!

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Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Nationally, black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in gifted programs , which provide specialized instruction or other services to meet the needs of especially bright or talented students. Data from the U.S.

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging. While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles.

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Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. While teaching to the majority sounds good superficially, let’s look at the math: A majority is 51%. That means 49% may not get what you put out there. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. Luckily, there are lots of options.

5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability for Growth

A Principal's Reflections

In a world where ideas are a dime a dozen and shared openly on social media, it is incumbent upon all of us to critically reflect and determine if it is, in fact, a sound strategy. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a huge proponent of research-influenced practice, evidence, accountability, and efficacy. During workshops with administrators and teachers, I get to dive deep into these topics and outline the strategies that schools use to improve outcomes.

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).

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dr. Mark E. Benden, CPE, Chair of the Environmental & Occupational Health Department and the director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M University. Without a doubt, teachers want the best academic and holistic outcomes for their students. Sit tight: Science suggests the secret to boosting brain power might be to keep kids moving.

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5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.)

What to Consider When Assigning Homework

Ask a Tech Teacher

Homework has come under fire the last few years as data surfaced that seemed to support the conclusion that homework is a waste of time. The traditional goals — that homework reinforces school work, provides additional practice on difficult topics, and involves the family — seemed to fall away under the onslaught of naysayers and their numbers. To many, the shortfalls mean homework should be excised from the education experience.

The ripple effect of a teacher: How far does it reach?

Ditch That Textbook

As teachers, we make microdecisions in our classrooms constantly. We’re always analyzing and trying to do what’s right for our students. In a short period of time, we might think … Is she having a hard day? Maybe she needs a pat on the back and some encouragement. He really seems to gravitate toward that […]. Teaching impact of a teacher teacher inspiration teacher motivation

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.

HE Challenges: How some colleges are filling the revenue gap

Neo LMS

In the third blog in our series on higher education challenges (rising costs, declining completion rates), exploring how innovative colleges and universities are addressing them, we’ll look at funding. To clarify: I’m not referring to private colleges, which are necessarily defined as “for profit”, or indeed the growing class of online for-profit educational resources. I’ll look specifically at the non-profit college sector that must increasingly seek out non?governmental

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3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Pass on episode 362 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators. He also shares his thoughts on where virtual reality (VR) is now and where it needs to go in education. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. Donor’s Choose.

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Tech Tips #171: Return your screen to normal

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is not part of the 169 tech tips for your class book but it will be when I update the ebook: Tech Tip #171: Ctrl+0 returns your screen to normal. Often, readers or friends push their computers in my face, frantic because they can’t see all of the screen. It bleeds off the edges. “I use Ctrl- to zoom out–like you said–but I can’t get it back to where it used to be, the way I like reading it!” ” I can solve that.

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Are You Ready To Teach Online From Home Across Cultures?

EdNews Daily

Teaching online from home. Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Heather Carter’s journey with HAWO American Academy. Heather Carter, HAWO American Academy. Heather, can you please tell us about you and your education background? I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childcare and Education along with Level 1 & Level 2 teaching certificates. How did you land the role at HAWO American Academy?

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.

35 ways to get your classroom connected

Ditch That Textbook

Our classrooms can be as big as we want them to be. If we can get our students connected then the world becomes their classroom. Connecting our students can be as simple as having a buddy class at your school. Or it can be as big as participating in the Global Read Aloud Project. By […]. DitchBook Twitter chat classroom connection connected educator google hangouts google hangouts in the classroom gridpals skype skype in the classroom

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide ) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Creating Impact and Art Through Partnerships

Digital Promise

William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, named Philadelphia in 1681 after the Greek words philo (beloved, dear) and delfo (brother)—hence, the City of Brotherly Love.

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!

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

Dangerously Irrelevant

After 4+ years of piloting our 4 Shifts discussion protocol with thousands of educators, I am delighted to announce that our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning , is now available! Over the past few years the protocol has really started to take off. In schools and districts all around the world, we have teachers, principals, instructional coaches, and technology integrationists who are integrating the protocol into their instructional (re)design work.

Encouraging Creative Writing With Bookcreator

Kleinspiration

Today education technology is on its peak and will continue to evolve as we leverage technology solutions in every aspect of our lives. Education is no exception. There are a ton of useful edtech solutions available for both teachers and students to take advantage of. A lot of them come free of charge. I have had a chance to try and review a number of edtech tools and each time I have seen some real improvements in student engagement and progress.

Lessons from 100 podcast episodes

Ditch That Textbook

After 100 episodes, I have learned a thing or two or three. Along the way, three things have stuck with me as I continue on this podcasting journey. THANK YOU for being a listener and being on this journey with me. In this episode, I reflect on the problem with perfection, where to find inspiration, […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod

How Clear Communication and Defined Career Pathways Can Boost Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Teachers love their jobs. That statement may strike you as untrue, simplistic, or ill-informed, given the current state of the teaching profession, in which many teachers will leave the classroom in the first five years, and teacher retention is a crisis on the horizon for schools, districts, and state boards of education. I stand by it, though. In my fifteen years in education, working in and with schools and teachers, I have had many conversations with teachers about their job satisfaction.

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.

Closing the Familiarity Gap Through Global Education

Battelle for Kids

I recently attended a China Now forum hosted by the 1990 Institute. P21 Blog

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dan Lauer, the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate. With the explosion of startups and the success of game changers like Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder entrepreneurship is more relevant than ever. The related concept of intrapreneurship is gaining prominence for the way it’s revolutionizing the business world as well as the academic sector. Intrapreneurship is simply the companywide adoption of an entrepreneurial mindset, and it’s driven by disruption.

Mixtape your curriculum: Using Open Educational Resources to customize your teaching and their learning

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a proud, completely unapologetic, mullet-sporting, shoulder-pad wearing, Flashdance sweatshirt-owning, card-carrying member of the 1980s–and I have the mixtapes to prove it. Although I no longer have my yellow Walkman…sigh.) I have continued to create and curate my mixtapes well into college and beyond. While the method of musical delivery evolved, my enthusiasm for mixtapes […]. Guest Blog creative teaching edtech educational technology teaching