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Why we need diverse data to understand what works in education

The Christensen Institute

In August, John Oliver dedicated a segment of Last Week Tonight to investigating bias in medicine, uncovering this gem of an interview from CBS in 2014, featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewing neuroscientist Larry Cahill.

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How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions

Edsurge

When I first started working with middle school and high school students on organization and time-management nearly two decades ago, most students would tell me their biggest distractions were food, pets, siblings and sleep.

9 Characteristics of authentic learning

Neo LMS

The need to adapt learner instruction to the challenges society gives us has increased in recent years. What schools used to teach students, the skills needed in the past and their applicability in real life are no longer suitable in a scientifically and technologically developing world.

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:55. When students email each other about the adolescent hot topics of who likes who or to gripe about teachers, more people than they realize may see the messages. .

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.

Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

One of my favorite memes on the Internet displays a picture of Abraham Lincoln and a quote, attributed to him, that says, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” It’s a clever jab at a challenge we all face: differentiating fact from fiction. Source: [link].

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5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer! Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. There are some ideas for all of us here.

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills

Neo LMS

I remember when I finished university a few years ago. I was full of excitement thinking about my dream job in marketing and I was really eager to start applying what I learned. Well, the reality was a bit different.

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Questions to Guide a Reflective Conversation on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Most educators desire meaningful feedback that can be used as a catalyst for growth. When it comes to improving learning, criticism will rarely, if ever at all, lead to changes to professional practice.

Recognizing Skills of Afterschool Professionals with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year. Skilled staff are key to quality afterschool programs that produce positive youth outcomes and meet a critical need for keeping kids safe during out-of-school time.

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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.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing.

Planning a Station Rotation Lesson for Your Math Classroom

Catlin Tucker

Last week in Palm Springs, I had the pleasure of coaching a 9th-grade math teacher. It was exciting to work with a math teacher who was eager to try using the station rotation model in her math classroom. Math instruction tends to be linear with each lesson building on the one before.

K-12 Esports Teams Can Give Students College and Career-Readiness Skills

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The rise of esports teams at the K-12 level is highlighting the skills that these activities teach students to prepare them for life after high school. The post K-12 Esports Teams Can Give Students College and Career-Readiness Skills appeared first on Market Brief.

Reframing a Paradigm for Professional Development and Learning

Education Elements

How does professional development get labeled in your school or organization? Too often, I hear: boring, unproductive, compliance-driven, not based on my needs or interests. Research on professional development shows that the “drive-by” workshop model does not meet the needs of teachers.

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.

How to Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Robb on episode 566 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Administrators can empower teachers and principal Evan Robb shares some of the techniques.

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A New School Makerspace

User Generated Education

I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace. I never thought our Title 1 school would get the opportunity to create such a space.

Targeting nonconsumption: The most viable path to growth

The Christensen Institute

In the early 1980s, AT&T decided to pull out of the mobile phone development business. The decision came after McKinsey & Co. estimated that by the year 2000 the global market for mobile phones would comprise of merely 900,000 subscribers.

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Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 14-18, 2019 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

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.

5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) at Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Chad Klein in episode 570 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chad Klein is a 22-year educator. He shares his advice for teachers to take care of themselves and love teaching in this quick motivational talk.

Screencasting: Where the Market Is Shifting in Education

EdTech Magazine

Screencasting: Where the Market Is Shifting in Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:56. As modern learning environments evolve, a new technology has appeared more and more frequently among K–12 schools: screencasting. . The interest in adopting this new technology is evident.

The Gift of Teacher Time

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. . Teachers’ time is one of a school’s most valuable and scarce resources, yet it’s often wasted because of poor leadership and management.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

EdTech at School

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

Technical Writing with Drones in the Traditional Literature Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeremy Rinkel on episode 568 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeremy Rinkel has added technical writing to his traditional English Literature course.

2 Great Websites For Teaching Weather

EdTech4Beginners

Are you teaching your class about weather? These websites are amazing, and will really help the children gain an understanding about it. 1) [link]. Show the children this great site, which live-maps wind patterns, temperatures and even ocean currents all around the globe.

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Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class

Ditch That Textbook

You come to the foot of a mountain and notice a cave. If you want to enter the cave, turn to page 56. If you want to continue up the mountain, turn to page 84. I was in LOVE with Choose Your Own Adventure stories like this as a kid. In these books, the reader […].

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5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:16. As educators, many of us strive to promote continuous growth, drive change and help students create their own opportunities. At Illinois’ J.

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.