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23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Staples From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As I organize my tenth grader for back-to-school, I’m realizing that we’re still missing some important items. One of my passions as an educator is helping non-traditional learners succeed in school.

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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.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

A confession: This is one of my favorite topics. I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. For teachers this is not new.

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.

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.

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.

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The two big letters that shape up K-12 education: AI

Neo LMS

“Personalized learning” sounds great for any ear interested to hear about education advancements, but it also comes with a rather broad definition.

Codemoji – Changing the Classroom Coding Landscape

EdTech4Beginners

First and foremost: What is Codemoji? Codemoji demystifies coding and gives students hands-on experience building web pages, animations and much more. The “emoji” part of Codemoji is exactly that, a set of emojis that function and work like real HTML, CSS and JavaScript tags.

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.

Students as Teachers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Two of my recently graduated high school seniors, now college students, arrive at my classroom at 7:15 a.m. every Friday morning. As I unlock my door, they ask, “So what are we teaching today?”. The two former students are incredible — they stay all day, acting as teachers and mentors in my U.S. and World History classes.

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.

We Remember… 9/11

Ask a Tech Teacher

America, we love you. History News

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Changing the Way We Think About Technology in the Classroom #EdWriteNow

Tom Murray

This past July, after four straight weeks of travel, I’ll admit, I was tired. A few months earlier, I had been asked to join a team of ten authors on a project to benefit an amazing cause, The Will to Live Foundation ; an organization founded to support teen suicide prevention.

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.

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

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.

Great list of Top Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

10Greatest.com has a comprehensive list of the top education blogs. It covers everything from grade-level resources to topic-specific. I’m proud to say that Ask a Tech Teacher is the first blog on the list–but we have a lot of august company, everything from Richard Byrne to Alice Keeler.

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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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.

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.

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.

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the largest online marketplace for teachers is Teachers Pay Teachers. If you haven’t heard of this estore, you are either new to teaching or long since retired.

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?

10 great ideas from Ditch That Conference #DitchCon2017

Ditch That Textbook

“An analog conference for a digital world.” ” Ditch That Conference 2017 was a hit, helping educators think about the face-to-face/digital balance and providing TONS of ideas on how to make it happen. This was the first conference of its kind and truly a dream for me. I got to imagine an event, organize it, recruit […]. Teaching best practices collaboration digital balance ditch that conference ditchcon2017 education conferences

Celebrating Constitution Day in the 21st Century

Battelle for Kids

Constitution Day is on September 17th in the United States, and schools from every state will celebrate on by exploring and discussing The Constitution, the 226-year-old document that founded our modern day government. Educators and parents should seize this opportunity to nourish and strengthen students’ citizenship and 4Cs (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) skills. P21 Blog

EdTech at School

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

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Designed by Freepik. In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online.

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Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. The reporting fulfills an important role of the fourth estate by scrutinizing outside influences on the public institution of common schooling.

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Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Cooper on episode 146 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ross Cooper, co-author of Hacking PBL , helps us get motivated to think about project based learning differently. Book Creator for Chrome.

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An amazing, online, writing tool (and it’s free)!

EdTech4Beginners

I recently stumbled upon StoryBird – a website in which digital picture books can be created. I tried it out in school, and the results were amazing. The children were really proud of the writing they had done. Have a look at my video walk-through of the site: Have a go!

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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.