Sat.Mar 07, 2015 - Fri.Mar 13, 2015

How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

User Generated Education

If I ask you or your students, “How do you learn,” how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you’re using the best ones for learning?

Rejection Therapy for Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs and Startups

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Entrepreneurs face a lot of rejection. But if you learn to embrace it, success can be on the other side. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Lessons Learned ProfessorWord Startup Life aboutus lessonslearned professorword

Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging. When I began teaching, I was frustrated because in-class discussions were dominated by a small group of vocal students while the rest of the class sat quietly avoiding eye contact.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the next week, I will be participating in many events to support gender and cultural diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Below find a list of these events and ideas for promoting digital diversity.

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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.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator? Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you!

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6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a tech educator, it’s difficult to find a substitute teacher who is comfortable delivering my tech-infused lesson plans to students.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the next week, I will be participating in many events to support gender and cultural diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Below find a list of these events and ideas for promoting digital diversity.

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Developers: Share the Science Behind Your Product

Digital Promise

At universities across the country, researchers are designing and running experiments to better understand learning.

Building Reading Comprehension with iPads

iTeach with iPads

To me one of the most important skills learned in elementary school is reading comprehension –Erik Mickelson. Are you feeling it? You know…the drag of a winter gone on a little too long and spring just slightly out of reach? Are you feeling pulled in a million different directions?

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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.

Celebrate Pi Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of ? in the decimal form.

6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

When my students and I work with Google Apps, there are two common struggles that we face: 1. Options for slide templates are scarce (and the ones in Google’s directory aren’t very good). When we add Creative Commons images to our work, adding accurate attribution can be tricky.

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Four Ways to Support Your School's Digital Transformation

Tom Murray

Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience.

The 3 Educational Benefits for Students Collaborating Synchronously

The Journal

In this post we first describe, based on research, what a productive (synchronous) collaborative interaction is, and then we identify the three benefits to the students from engaging in a productive collaborative interaction

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.

As Teachers Fear PARCC Assessment, Principal Says, Let It Go

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Like many administrators, I’m concerned with the stress that comes with the PARCC Assessment. Because of this anxiety, I crafted this letter to my staff, so they’d know I that I understand how they feel and how we need to face the PARCC Assessment.

How Can Your School Become Future Ready? | #FutureReady #DLDay @All4Ed

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Terri fro the Alliance for Excellent Education to talk about Future Ready Schools. Video Future Ready Schools video

Keyboarding with ASCII Art

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written about ASCII Art ( click for ASCII Art directions ) and use it as an integral part of my keyboarding curriculum. It’s a fun way for students to use keyboarding in a creative, unique way.

A Helpful Resource to Support Close Reading in the Classroom via Snap!Learning

Kleinspiration

Taking a Closer Look at Close Reading - click here to take a look - I''ve had the pleasure of speaking across the country on a variety of literacy topics, mostly focused on reading and writing workshop.

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.

Hands Down: Fifteen Techniques that Ignite Total Participation

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. You know the drill all too well, I’m sure: you pose a question, and the same hands always rocket up into the air. The same learners are ready to respond, prompt after prompt, while others remain reticent.

15 WordPress Audio Video Plugins for Podcasters | #EduPodcasting

TeacherCast

15 WordPress Audio Video Plugins for Podcasters that can be used on your WordPress Self Hosted Website compiled by Educational Podcasting Today! Podcasting Tips and Tricks Plugins wordpress

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Tips to Using Google Keep in Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Keep , Google''s easy to use note taking app, is a great resource for students and teachers.

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Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience.

EdTech at School

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

Disrupting Education: Capturing the Essence

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane.

Learn how to #Podcast using #Audacity and your Windows based classroom | @PodcastingToday

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, we talk to Steve Steward from YouCanPodcastToo.com and learn how you can use Audacity to podcast for FREE! Educational Podcasting Today is a weekly podcast that celebrates podcasters and podcasting.

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Is the end of Sweet Briar the end of college?

The Christensen Institute

“People entering academic fields have long taken the economics of higher education for granted, never asking where, exactly, the money comes from to support the sabbaticals and teaching loads that allow half their time to be spent on research. That kind of ignorance will be dangerous in the future.” –Kevin Carey.

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The consequences of success

K12 Open Ed

Today, on the first day of Open Education Week , I am happy to say that OER has gained traction in K-12 over the last year. More and more people are talking about OER. States and funders are putting serious efforts into OER as core curriculum.

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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.