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Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore how to build interactive presentations that will engage students and use technology integration to create interactive learning environments. Students today expect the classroom to be both educational and enjoyable at the same time.

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Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:40. Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice.

Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Alfred Thompson on episode 547 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Alfred Thompson has secrets that transform Computer Science classrooms. Yet, he shares them openly. Project-based learning. Passion-based learning. Problem-based learning.

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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.

Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Neo LMS

The wide world of the internet has gifted us many vocabulary programs, such as Quizlet , Memrise , and Vocabulary.com. They’re a great starting point for the initial stages of learning new words.

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Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Schools are drowning in data. As they adopt more and more technology to support students’ learning, more and more data is generated—and most schools struggle to use this data effectively to improve teaching and learning.

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How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Meredith Akers on episode 548 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Meredith Akers is a principal who has been using some unconventional methods of teacher PD.

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Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE

Neo LMS

Higher education (HE) institutions are always looking to adapt to change. In fact, the most successful of them show the ability to prepare students for the uncertain future.

Starting Off the School Year: It’s About the Learners

User Generated Education

I always start off the school year focusing on connections – my connections to the students, their connections to me and the other in the class.

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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.

Making Success Real with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

W.E.B. DuBois Academy opened its doors last fall as an all-boys middle school with an Afrocentric curriculum, the first of its kind in Louisville, Kentucky. Moreover, the new school also joined the fifth cohort of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative.

Equity Programs in New York State

The CoolCatTeacher

Anael Alston on Episode 549 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Anael Alston is Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement in the New York State Education Department.

A Template to Help Students Tap Into Their Genius Potential

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Children are the most learning-hungry beings in the world.” ” – Ashley Montagu. This year we will be getting our elementary students (2nd to 5th) to explore their passions and interests with Genius Hour Projects.

Making sense of corruption and how to reduce it

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, someone broke into my sister’s office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Thankfully, the person was caught, arrested, and charged.

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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.

Learner Variability in the Classroom through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

“I’m not just a math teacher; I’m a teacher of the whole child,” Bethany Orr, a fourth grade teacher in North Carolina and Iredell-Statesville Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year, reflected after earning a learner variability micro-credential on self-regulation.

5 Ways to Curate Texts That Inspire Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Wright on episode 550 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need to be surrounded by books that inspire them to read and rejoice in books. But how do we curate those texts to inspire our readers?

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The First 20 Days of Personalized Learning: Laying the Foundation

Education Elements

The back to school season is upon us.

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

A Principal's Reflections

I am a huge fan of Buncee. The following is a guest post by Rachelle Dene Poth ( @Rdene915 ), Spanish and STEAM Teacher at Riverview High School in PA. For several years, Buncee has been one of my favorite creation tools; both for personal use and for classroom instruction.

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.

How Attendance Awards Backfire

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. . From spelling bees to art shows to high school superlatives, offering awards to students is a standard way of encouraging success in school.

Using Amusement Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms to Inspire Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

John Meehan on episode 546 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student engagement! We need it!

Stakeholder Engagement and Change: 4 Steps to Effective Engagement

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we pride ourselves on being a responsive organization. Like many organizations, we can fall short of true responsiveness, but we are proud of how nimble, engaged, and positive our team is as a result of responsive practices.

The walled garden effect: why sharing doesn’t always create shared progress in education

The Christensen Institute

One of the rewarding parts of working in education is that for the most part, people really want to be as collaborative and open as possible. Many organizations are doing valuable work collecting and sharing data on innovative schools for others in the field to learn from.

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EdTech at School

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

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:25. In K–12, assistive learning can be a tricky beast to tackle.

169 Tech Tip #37 — Basics of Internet Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

20 activities to “Bloom” with the new Flipgrid camera

Ditch That Textbook

Video is so easy to create in the classroom now. What used to take expensive equipment and advanced know-how can be created in seconds with devices we already have. Video is a rich medium for learning. Students can practice speaking skills, show their passion through their voice, and make learning visible. In summer 2019, Flipgrid […].

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Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

The Christensen Institute

Think about the last time you visited a new classroom. Perhaps you were there to check in on a friend or to pick up your child. Perhaps you were observing an exciting new pedagogical approach.

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.