Sat.Dec 31, 2016 - Fri.Jan 06, 2017

Living Life as a Teacher Is Noble Enough

The CoolCatTeacher

Appreciating teachers and the role we play in the world From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Wow, you know as a teacher you just can’t turn it off.

Memo to OER Purveyors: Teachers Don’t Want Content, Teachers Want Curriculum!

The Journal

While OER marketplaces tend to tout the amount and types of content on offer, we must remind ourselves that content is not curriculum — and it is curriculum that teachers actually want.

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Top 10 Websites and Apps of 2016

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every week, I post a website(s) or app(s) that my classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with me about; others not so much.

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. I have been using them for my summer maker camp, with my gifted education classes, and for my upcoming Saturday morning program.

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.

How Mainstreet Media Steps Up When Mainstream Media Lets Us Down

The CoolCatTeacher

What we can learn from the media's silence about the South Georgia Storm Disaster 2017 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Is it that we don’t have a dead baby in a ditch like we had in the Camilla tornadoes in 2000 to get people upset?

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2016

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since I started this blog five years ago, I’ve had over 4.8 million visitors to the 1,454 articles I’ve written on integrating technology into the classroom.

10 Tips to Make Learning REAL

A Principal's Reflections

Another Christmas has passed and I am continually amazed by the technologies that kids now have access to. For example, my son received a drone from my mother-in-law and has been playing with it non-stop for days now. At first, he was focused on just the basics of flying the device.

Today is the Present

The CoolCatTeacher

Living life to the fullest every day. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I live across the street from death. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have chosen to live across from the funeral home, but it was my grandparents’ house.

Will AI replace teachers?

Neo LMS

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. I was intrigued. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? Artificial Intelligence is surely spreading and its uses are getting more and more diverse.

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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.

Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

At the Clayton Christensen Institute, we track disruptive innovations in K–12 schools that upend the traditional factory-based model of school in favor of instructional approaches that better center on each individual student.

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If You Are Using iPads In The Classroom – Apple TV’s Are A Must!

EdTech4Beginners

Apple TV’s allow you to stream your iPad screen to another device such as a projector. They are invaluable in the classroom and have so many uses. How do you set it up? It is really easy to set up an Apple TV.

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Ed-Tech Tools and Traditional Strategies Enhance Vocabulary Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Vocabulary learning is like a dimmer switch--with the right techniques eventually students will shine. The post Ed-Tech Tools and Traditional Strategies Enhance Vocabulary Learning appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Apps Games Reading/Literacy

10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. That’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay. We drove the streets of Montevideo, a world capital that reminded me a lot of life in the United States.

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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.

Sharing Picture Books With Kids Can Make Them Smarter and More Attentive

Digital Promise

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article. . Illiteracy is a global concern. Research suggests that 175 million young people, largely from poor countries and regions, lack basic literacy skills. This has wide-ranging negative effects, both for individuals and society at large. Illiteracy has been shown to contribute to poor health.

My Article For The TES: Five Time-Saving Tech Tools For New Teachers.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement about ways for new teachers to save time by using technology. Click here for the full article. Tagged: edtech , education , teacher technology , teacher workload , teachers , teaching , tech , tech tools , time saving.

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Chance encounter leads to unlikely friendship between 4-year-old and a senior citizen.

User Generated Education

This is typically an educational blog but sometimes events in the world are so touching and significant that I need to share them out. This is one such story. Plus I think it is a great way to start the new year. A few decades ago I wrote a book of short stories.

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Generic EpiPen is a start, but only innovations lower drug prices for good

The Christensen Institute

On December 16th, patients who rely on EpiPen received an early holiday “ gift ” when Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the EpiPen manufacturer, announced that a generic form of the auto-injector would be immediately available at a 50% discount.

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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.

Our 10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blogs of 2016

Education Elements

Over the course of 2016 we published more than 70 blog posts on our weekly blog, sharing ideas from our team, our districts, and thought leaders from across the country. We are amazed and inspired by all the passion, leadership and innovation in the personalized learning space reflected in the Bring Your Own Thoughts (BYOT) blog.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

It’s hard to see anything other than artificial intelligence being the next frontier of the edtech front. More specifically, machine learning has quickly gained the potential to overhaul what educators can accomplish with technology due to how rapidly the field has advanced within the last two years.

2 Ways to Publish eBooks from G Suite

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides an extensive set of classroom-ready tools for students to create and collaborate.

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District transformation: Help us discover the keys to success

The Christensen Institute

This post describes research I will conduct over the coming months to better understand how school districts can successfully transform mainstream instruction using blended learning.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Sketchnotes of all 9 DTT Digital Summit presentations

Ditch That Textbook

The first Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit reached educators all over the world with innovative teaching ideas. Thousands of teachers from dozens of countries signed up. The nine video presentations were viewed more than 15,000 times during the 16 days of the summit. The #DitchSummit Twitter hashtag was a flurry of activity, with hundreds of [.].

Finalist in the UK Blog Awards.

EdTech4Beginners

I’m in absolute shock after receiving an email earlier in the day, informing me that I am a finalist in the UK Blog Awards, 2017. I am in the education category. Here is the shortlist: [link]. The ceremony is at the Westmister Park Plaza Hotel on Friday 21st April, 2017. Wish me luck!

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8 Things to Keep in Mind When Executing a Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Sheninger By following a process, K–12 leaders can be assured they are making the most of education technology. Classroom Digital Content Leadership Management Professional Development Training

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Technology General New Teacher

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.