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Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies.

Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology has transformed the way our learners share their opinions and argue. Not only do our learners observe arguments daily on their social networks, but they often participate.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

Ditch That Textbook

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and we should ban it all the way across the board.”

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.

Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Brent Johnson on episode 193 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brent Johnson is a senior at Westwood Schools. He has taken my classes for the last four years.

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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

Zapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards. Its format is engaging, music lively, and layout colorful. The over 180 games spanning 900 difficulty levels are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics.

Station Rotation Model: Offering Optional Skill Stations

Catlin Tucker

Different students have different needs, yet many classrooms are set up to provide all students with the exact same instruction and practice. If students are asked to do practice they do not need, they can become frustrated, bored, and disillusioned.

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Amazing Grace Adkins – my 89 year old learning lab director and the most amazing woman I know

The CoolCatTeacher

Grace Adkins on episode 191 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mrs. Grace Adkins is a hero, mentor, and teacher to many.

The NEO Blog turns 2!

Neo LMS

Treats and sugary drinks, confetti and silly party hats — these are the customary items in a celebratory setting and the NEO team had them all. Ok, we didn’t wear the silly party hats because that’s… well… silly, but we had them laying around nonetheless.

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.

Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

Recently most of the world has become familiar with the term “fake news.” These alternative facts are pervasive and infect all facets of our lives. From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are.

The Pulse of a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

What makes a great and successful learning culture? If you were to ask the majority of stakeholders, they would typically say that a school or district that has high levels of achievement in the form of standardized test scores represents success.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. Learn how she uses this tool.

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We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over.

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.

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

Educational Technology Guy

Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the newer technologies moving into the classroom. Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education: (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also) Cardboard (free) Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favorite VR experiences, discover new apps, and set up a viewer.

She Hired Me! Betty Shiver, the woman who convinced me to become a teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Betty Shiver on episode 194 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s show, Betty Shiver, my former curriculum director and the person who convinced me to become a teacher and I talk about teaching.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally. Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

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.

Building a Better World: Six Strategies for Engaging the Sustainable Development Goals in the Classroom

Battelle for Kids

There is an increasingly diverse, passionate network of educators around the world who are using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a foundational framework for global education in their classrooms. By themselves, the SDGs may seem too complex and abstract for students, particularly at the younger grades, but they provide a roadmap toward global understanding for any classroom that engages them authentically.

Today we Honor Veterans

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

Bringing the Core Four Home: Helping Parents Understand Personalized Learning

Education Elements

This scenario is all too familiar. Children spend a day at school and then have nothing to report. How is this possible? You can encourage parents to avoid this by asking questions connected to personalized learning. Remind them that in their child’s classroom, teachers and students are working together to include four elements of personalized learning. Share these tips to get the conversation started. Personalized Learning core four

Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

Ditch That Textbook

Think of the most important languages students could learn to prepare them for the future. What makes your list? Chinese? Arabic? Spanish? Deep down inside, my Spanish teacher heart hopes you picked Spanish …) What about code?

EdTech at School

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

GETTING WISE ABOUT GLOBAL EDUCATION CHALLENGES

Battelle for Kids

More than 2,000 participants from 100 countries spent two days in Doha, Qatar, for the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education ( WISE ). P21 Blog

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that mystical geeky subject that confounds students and teachers alike. Confess, when you think of coding, you see: …when you should see.

How to Elevate Teachers in the Age of Computers

Education Elements

One of the worst implementation mistakes school leaders make when they buy devices for their classrooms is allowing even one teacher to feel obsolete. Computers do not substitute for good teachers. Leaders Blended Classrooms

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The Iceberg: Getting beneath the surface of #edtech fears (#DitchBook)

Ditch That Textbook

About 90 percent of an iceberg is underwater. Like an iceberg, what reluctant adopters say may only be 10 percent of what they’re feeling.

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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.

A More Interoperable Future

Digital Promise

Twenty-three leaders from 17 League of Innovative Schools districts attended the Ed-Fi Summit in Austin, TX, in early October to share and gain insight on advancing their work in achieving data interoperability.

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Coding and US Security

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a history teacher, here’s a great tie-in between history and Hour of Code: During WWI, the Choctaw language had been used to transmit U.S. military messages.

How can we bring Character Education to the Social and Emotional Classroom?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a break from tech and discuss how educators and parents can address a students social and emotional status. In this episode, you will learn: How to bring Character Education to the SEL classroom.