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iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Caitlin Arakawa on episode 82 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten. Tools. A DIY Soundbooth.

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In K–12, the New New Thing is the Old Old Thing: Curriculum

The Journal

There is always a new new thing in technology. In contrast, in K-12, at the heart of the classroom is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the old old thing: curriculum. But, where is that curriculum, the fuel for the 1-to-1 classroom, going to come from?

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How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community.

E-learning and the challenge of the senses

Neo LMS

Detractors of e-learning often point to a lack of full sensory immersion.

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.

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Starr Sackstein on episode 85 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, Starr Sackstein @mssackstein shares 5 feedback strategies to supercharge your writing instruction and classroom culture.

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Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

A fourth grader dressed as Super Mario rushes over to another student sporting a Luigi hat, who is frantically gluing green paper titles to complete a math puzzle.

Rise of the Edupreneur

A Principal's Reflections

Entrepreneurs love what they do. They do what they love, are dreamers, but they also are doers and go-getters. Entrepreneurship may be missing from your resume, but shifting your perspective will change this as you experience the rush and benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Take the 21-day Productivity Challenge #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity with Post-it® Brand Products From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The end of the school year is so busy. Now is the time to get organized. In this blog post, I’ll give you my 1-2-3 steps to stress less and 5 productivity hacks.

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ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0–A Versatile, Easy-to-Use Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Origo Education’s award-winning Stepping Stones 2.0 K-6 math curriculum (with a separate program for pre-K) is versatile, easy-to-use, and nicely differentiated for varied learning and teaching strategies.

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.

5 VR apps for the modern classroom

Neo LMS

Immersive technology, and especially the VR headset, is taking the world by storm. Although Virtual Reality is anything but new technology, many industries turn their attention towards it.

Touchscreen Chromebooks: the iPad killers in schools?

Ditch That Textbook

I have worked with all sorts of digital devices in my own classroom — desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, student cell phones and a variety of others. Hands down, the best experience for me has been Chromebooks.

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads.

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Consider a classroom ‘flip’

EdTech4Beginners

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. Even so, it’s hard to provide one-on-one attention all the time. That’s where technological supplements, including tablets, can help.

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.

Privileging an ideology of individualism

Dangerously Irrelevant

Audrey Watters said: These new technologies, oriented towards consumers and consumption, privilege an ideology of individualism. In education technology, as in advertising, this is labeled “personalization.”

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usually end up at voice mail.

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on episode 84 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach @snbeach talks about the best ways educators and schools can help children in poverty.

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Fidget Spinners CAN be a fantastic teaching resource!

EdTech4Beginners

With the craze of fidget spinners, sweeping through classrooms all over the world, I thought there must be a way to use them as a learning tool. Watch the short video below, to see how I am using them in my lessons: Click here to access the ‘Spin Sheets’ They are all free and editable.

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.

Judging school success by test scores. And only test scores.

Dangerously Irrelevant

John Merrow said: Apparently it’s pretty simple for the folks administering the Broad Prize in Urban Education: Successful School Reform boils down to higher test scores.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

For years, my teaching revolved around textbooks as my resources. When the Internet arrived, I — as did my colleagues — adopted it mostly for two reasons: 1) research — in place of the library, and 2) rote drills, such as supporting math practice. But that has changed.

46 Things I Wish Parents Knew

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Parents, I don’t know everything. But as your child’s teacher and as a person who has been teaching children for more than fifteen years now, there are some things I would love to tell you.

360 Filmmaker Challenge Stories: The Drama Community

Digital Promise

The 360 Filmmakers Challenge inspires the next generation of virtual reality creators by encouraging high school students to produce 360° films that make an impact. This is a story about “ The Drama Community ,” winner of the Complete 360° Award. What makes your community special?

EdTech at School

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

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice. Learners do not just receive information only at the time it is given; they absorb information in many different ways, often after the fact, through reflection.

19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers have known for decades that ‘summer learning loss’ is a reality. Studies vary on how much knowledge students lose during the summer months–some say up to two months of reading and math skills –and results are heavily-dependent upon demographics, but the loss is real.

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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Liz Kolb on episode 81 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second.

Startup Education Partners Broaden Horizons and Missions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Seeking out like-minded education partners is a way to share your resources and business more widely, and to collaborate with other ed-tech startups. The post Startup Education Partners Broaden Horizons and Missions appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Healthcare’s silver bullet? The disruptive diet

The Christensen Institute

The current state of healthcare in the United States leaves much to be desired. In spite of spending considerably more than other wealthy countries as a percentage of GDP, our health system has failed to improve the overall health of most Americans. Since 1960, the proportion of adults suffering from at least one chronic condition has increased dramatically.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). Tech-infused Class. Teach Writing with Tech (closed–only open for groups of five).

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What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

Written by Kim Tinari-Shore, M.Ed. What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? There’s certainly more movement during learning. Action-based learning is a brain-based learning theory, which focuses on the structure and workings of the brain in regards to learning.