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Learning All About @Buncee. Check Out My New @kytelearning Course #edtech

techieMusings

I am really excited to share a series of video tutorials that I just put together for Kyte Learning. The series talks about using Buncee in the classroom. Full Kyte Learning Course — Buncee.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya on episode 145 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula. Digital Promise recently started a coding working group for the League as a forum to share best practices and address challenges in implementing computer science.

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

As a teacher, I always looked forward to the first day of school. Getting my room put together, planning new lessons and meeting new faces was something I couldn't wait to do. As a parent, I dread the first day of school. And this year was no different.

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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.

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3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

eSchool News

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that could be addressed differently depending on a student’s dominant mode of engagement.

Be Awesome: Cultivating Character in a Connected World

EdTechTeam

The golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" never goes out of fashion. Whether you are on a blacktop playground playing hopscotch, at a restaurant with your family or having an online conversation, displaying character and compassion are what makes us innately human.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some think GradeCam is just the modern-day replacement for multiple-choice Scantron machines. I did. But I was wrong.

Snap to It with BookSnaps

iTeach with iPads

Who among us, both old and young, has not entertained themselves with the many filters on SnapChat?

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Infographic: 6 uses for K-12 classroom AR

eSchool News

By now, most educators are familiar with augmented reality (AR) and its application in the classroom. And as it grows in popularity, its potential in the classroom grows, too.

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.

The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at MIT for Justin Reich’s Comparative Media Studies class “Learning, Media, and Technology.” ” The full slide deck is available here. Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today.

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Brain-Based Learning Resources From TeachThought

Counting DACA students

The Hechinger Report

DACA supporters protest the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Los Angeles, California on September 5, 2017. The DACA program protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press.

Like to be involved?

Learning with 'e's

Want your school to be involved in some leading edge research? Read on! I've just been appointed Head of Research and Innovation at one of the UK's brightest new edtech startups and I'm excited. My challenge now is to find out what teachers and schools would like the platform to do for them.

Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio. The post Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Market Research Software / Hardware

Don’t Spend A Penny On Education Technology Until This Is Clear

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Don’t Spend A Penny On Education Technology Until This Is Clear appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Students at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, worked in groups in the school library in 2015. Revere hosted a learning tour for other schools last year, to share its experiences with personalizing learning. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

5 Selected Frameworks for Teaching and Promoting Digital Literacy

EmergingEdTech

New NMC Report Provides a Rich Look at Digital Literacy Models, Exemplars, and Explorations Within Higher Education I spent a good deal of time with this excellent report this weekend, exploring the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Questions of Compliance or Empowerment?

The Principal of Change

This visual is from a great post by Katie Martin titled, “ Creating a Learning Orientation Versus a Performance Orientation “: Two things here that are quite powerful.

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How to Make a Technology Bus

Kajeet Extracurricular

Newington Public Schools (NPS) in Connecticut provides technology to all of their students, but the surrounding areas are not as fortunate. Students in neighboring school districts lack access to the same digital tools and digital literacy programs as NPS students.

OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

The Hechinger Report

Image: © Sascha Steinach/DPA via ZUMA Press). Students who have outstanding balances that prevent them from finishing college are often short just a few dollars and a couple of credits.

The Power of "What If?" - How XQ is Rethinking High School

Education Elements

On Friday night America’s top TV networks put aside the battle for ratings, when all four aired the XQ Super School Live special to address the question: What needs to change with American high schools? Cameos from an all-star lineup of celebrities, and cover songs from our favorite high school movies were an added bonus to the program’s key message.

[50 Educator Twitter Accounts Worth Following]

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post [50 Educator Twitter Accounts Worth Following] appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Social Media In The Classroom

Learning from Airbnb To Create an Amazing Learner Experience

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past few years we have seen disruptive innovation take hold. The entrepreneurial spirit, aided by advances in technology, has propelled the creation of new businesses that consumers are flocking to. One of those businesses is Airbnb.

Chromebook Scavenger Hunt

Teacher Tech

Chromebook Tips Deana Hubbell tweeted out that she was having her littles explore Chromebooks with a scavenger hunt that uses my template. I added a few additional challenges to the spreadsheet. Share this challenge with students. As they accomplish each challenge they will mark an X in column A. Template alicekeeler.com/cbhunt. The post Chromebook Scavenger Hunt appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Google Intermediate Sheets templates chromebook google sheets template

Smoke and mirrors

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Sarah Joy on Flickr Hidden away in the heart of the ancient Barbican area of Plymouth, England are the authentic Mayflower Steps. You probably know the story.

What Is The Future Of Data In Education?*

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Is The Future Of Data In Education?* appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

8 truths about K-12 IT systems management

eSchool News

Education administrators cope with so much data, it would be unfair to ask them to cope with even one byte more. Consider the information they handle every day.

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New book! Different Schools for a Different World

Dangerously Irrelevant

As some of you may have realized by now, Dean Shareski and I have a new book out. Titled Different Schools for a Different World , it describes 6 key relevancy gaps between today’s schools and what students and society need from them: Information Literacy.

9 Google Sites Tips

Teacher Tech

Use New Google Sites The new Google Sites is so easy to use. I love to use them for tutorials because of how easy it is to integrate multi-media. sites.google.com/new 1. Double Click This is the magic of Google Sites, no need to drag your mouse over to the side panel, just double click to […]. The post 9 Google Sites Tips appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites google sites

A Future-Forward Look At Higher Ed

NPR Learning and Tech

Cathy Davidson is a historian of technology who finds the seeds of necessary innovation in unexpected places, like her home institution, the City University of New York. Image credit: Sam Rowe for NPR

Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative

eSchool News

A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines.

How to Create Culturally Responsive Classrooms

MiddleWeb

Texas professional learning leader Valentina Gonzalez launches her new MiddleWeb blog, The UnStoppable ELL Teacher, with a look at Culturally Responsive Teaching – what it means and why it's essential to helping English language learners succeed in American classrooms.