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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. About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.

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. In most schools across the globe, students leave their classrooms only with the tools teachers provide them, and with the knowledge and skills they acquire throughout their development.

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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. . That’s also true when the emails, chats or other online activity lean toward harm — either self-inflicted or against other students — including instances of cyberbullying. .

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]. Unfortunately, flagging misinformation is not always as easy as identifying the flaw with the Lincoln meme. We are inundated with information and deciding what to trust is usually difficult.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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. This can make it challenging for teachers, who are used to using whole group teacher-led lessons, to transition to blended learning models.

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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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts.

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. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself.

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. Here is the main difference between the two: Feedback - information about reactions to a product, a person's performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement. Criticism - the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.

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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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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. Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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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. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video). Curricula: K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

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. I never thought I would get the opportunity to help create a fully equipped makerspace.

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. The Startup Blog Career / College Readiness collaboration esports Project-Based Learning teamwork

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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. Her anecdotes of classroom behavior-changing results are – pardon the pun – game-changing. Learn more. Listen to Dr. Lee Graham talk about Game Based Learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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. We looked at it when there was a typhoon near Japan – fascinating stuff! 2) [link]. This website allows children to make their own weather map.

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The Hows And Whys Of Learning Keyboarding Skills

EdNews Daily

With the rapid advancement of technology, keyboarding has become one of the most important skills in our modern world today. People who can communicate easily and quickly using modern tools will be a step ahead of the crowd in the future. . Before computers became an everyday part of life, handwriting was a crucial skill. As the world continues to evolve rapidly, people may not need a pen and a piece of paper to write down their thoughts and ideas.

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. No two people learn the same way, though many leaders do not change the way they provide instruction for professional development.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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. Listen to Chad Klein give advice on surviving and thriving as a teacher Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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 […]. The post Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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. The National AfterSchool Association’s Professional Credentialing System (NAAPCS) recognizes individuals for competencies that contribute to the development of high-quality programs for young people.

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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involved the “why”, and this second post provides 15 ideas for the :how”. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

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. As a form of relevant non-fiction writing, Jeremy uses drones, robots, and 3d printers to give students an exciting topic on which to write their how-to and technical manuals. Dive deeper into what he’s doing and learn how to apply it to your classroom.

How I used Project Based Learning to start a podcast

Ditch That Textbook

This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in a program called MERIT, which stands for Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching, in Los Altos, CA. As a part of MERIT, I took an online course about Project Based Learning (PBL). Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by […]. Creativity Guest Blog Teaching pbl podcasting podcasting in the classroom. project based learning

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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.

Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

Waterford

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country. According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5] 5] This means that although nearly two-fifths of all children will be bullied at some point, you may not hear about it unless you’re aware and make an effort to stop it.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts.

My Team Has a Habit of Reading Books About Habits

Education Elements

Standing in line at Starbucks ready to order my Venti black coffee, I pull out my phone and tap on Twitter even though I just checked it one minute ago. It’s a bad habit that I have, mindlessly opening the app without thinking, and pulling down the page in hopes that it will refresh with new content. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is drink two glasses of water with fresh lemon juice, organic apple cider vinegar, or a pinch of Himalayan salt.

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

By Samuel Alfie. Ocean’s 13 is more than just a heist movie in a casino. It showed how using a high-tech artificial intelligence system precisely predicts the genuineness of a player’s win, by analyzing factors like – surprise, shock, hysteria, reaction, and change in the heart rate. These factors helped Al Pacino, the casino’s owner, to understand if the win was legitimate, an act of luck (as it is supposed to be) or if it was planned.

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