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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.

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.

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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 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 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

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.

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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

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.

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 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.

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

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

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.

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.

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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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

Flexible Seating for the #BestYearYet

EdTechTeam

“Our next solution makers won’t be cultivated in desks and rows.” - The Space: A Guide for Educators The 6 C’s of Education.

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.

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.

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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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

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

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BoomWriter Goes Global

Technology Tidbits

BoomWriter is going global, officially! Regular readers of this site are undoubtedly familiar with and know I’m a big fan of BoomWriter. It’s a free site that lets teachers conduct collaborative fiction, nonfiction, and vocabulary-focused writing activities with their students.

18 edtech developments set to impact schools

eSchool News

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report.

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.

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

NPR Learning and Tech

What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper? Image credit: Paige Vickers for NPR

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

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.