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10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

Ditch That Textbook

Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey. Inefficient. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students. Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe). Students turn it in the next day. Teacher grades and provides comments that night (if not completely swamped [.]. Teaching blogging cognitive science comments edtech educational technology feedback formative assessment

Station Rotation Model: Student Designed & Led Stations

Catlin Tucker

One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students. I spend a lot of time tailoring activities to support students who need additional scaffolds, but it’s important to challenge the strong students in our classrooms as well. . One strategy I use to capitalize on my students’ strengths is to have them design and lead stations.


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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Written by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Within 48 hours, the update had over 43,000 views, and over 130 people shared it.

Top TED Talks for educators


When we come into this world we don’t know much; in fact, we don’t know anything. We don’t come with built-in knowledge. We are like blank canvases, that will be filled with the knowledge we acquire during our lifetime and which will form us as an individual and as a productive member of society. Some of this acquired information will stick with us permanently but some won’t stand the test of time and will be wiped from our memory and forgotten forever.

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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.

100 things I wish someone had told me about teaching

Ditch That Textbook

As a brand new teacher, I was trapped out on an island. Isolated. Stuck in a “silo,” so to speak. I had a lot to learn. Sadly, I had a hard time learning from others. I felt like I had to do it all. Plus, I was the only teacher in my content area in the [.]. Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology inspiration new teacher teaching ideas

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How Tech is Part of my Education, Through the Eyes of a Student

Ask a Tech Teacher

I had the pleasure of meeting Tyler, a fascinating and outgoing sophomore in Mitchell School District in Mitchell, South Dakota. He contacted me for help promoting his blog and I persuaded him to tell his story about the part technology has played in his education. I encourage all of you to read this, add your thoughts under comments, and then drop in on Tyler’s brand new blog to get him started. Enjoy! Hello, everyone. My name is Tyler Wright, and I am a sophomore in high school.

Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.


Problems arise in the classroom. How can we overcome them? Technology is often the simple solution. So, let’s talk about some tricks to facilitate a learning process. Problem: how do you connect learners? Studying process doesn’t go well all the time, so getting an support from an expert or peer is a real advantage; they will have thoughts and solutions about the learning material. Sometimes a game or quiz approach also helps to comprehend new things faster.

Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

Mobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours. According to Pew Research Center , 92 percent of American adults own cell phones, and they are embracing their phones as learning tools. Watch this recorded webinar to hear from teachers and learners themselves about how one mobile app, Learning Upgrade , is moving the needle for English language learners.

5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @ cultofpedagogy gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

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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).

169 Tech Tip #117–How to Use an Internet Start Page

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. Today’s tip: #117–How to Use an Internet Start Page. Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Sub-category: Internet, Search/Research.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.


When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. What they don’t see is the infrastructure underneath that’s driving the whole project. Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way that adults live their lives.

Why Every Ed-Tech CEO Should Talk to Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

If you're running an ed-tech business, it's imperative to speak with educators to find out how your product will be used and what modifications might be needed. The post Why Every Ed-Tech CEO Should Talk to Teachers appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog bootstrap CEO Educational Technology/Ed-Tech educators entrepreneur Harvard University lean startup Mawi Learning mindset startup teacher

Who else is collecting data about your children?


Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. Any online activity contributes to their “digital portrait”, making them vulnerable targets to advertisers and internet predators. Taking Precautions. In an effort to protect minors on the world wide web, the FTC Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) created compliance regulations for online operators that host children under the age of 13 in 1998.

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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.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. She makes some great points about first, why blended learning is becoming so popular, and second, how to make that happen in your life: Blended learning is becoming increasingly popular as institutions transition from classroom style learning to mixed media and online learning.

Completely free, downloadable, stock music.


Often, in lessons, I need free music for my class to include in videos or presentations. But it’s really difficult to find! You either have to watch adverts or sign in and then get spammed! Here are 3 great websites in which you can search for the type of music you want and then download it – no strings attached: 1. Free Music Archive (just search and instantly download). Archive.Org (search for the track, open it, right click on the player and select ‘save as’).

Education Elements Gets Results

Education Elements

As Education Elements moves into its sixth year supporting schools and districts, its latest impact report builds the case that personalizing learning for students isn’t just a one-hit wonder but a sound strategy for boosting outcomes for all students. Personalized Learning Education K-12 Educators Leaders

Who Else is Collecting Data About Your Children?


Child online privacy explained – who is collecting data and what information are they using? The post Who Else is Collecting Data About Your Children? appeared first on Blog. Marketing EdTech Update parents privacy settings for kids

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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.

Teaching the Environment

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. As the conversations surrounding the Paris climate talks emphasized, the future is now for rescuing the earth from climate upheaval. Today’s children, inheritors of the agreement just signed , will have to be prepared to make the necessary choices to safeguard the planet.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk and focus on the need to improve student agency in our schools and rightfully so (see my post on this topic HERE ). Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. The desire to increase agency in the form of voice, choice, and advocacy should be viewed as just as important for educators (teachers and administrators) as it is for students.

End of Average

Education Elements

The end of average is here. Or at least, you'll probably think it's close once you read Todd Rose's The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness. Rose gave the main keynote at last year's iNACOL conference. Drawing on material from his new book, Rose offered three compelling changes to how we consider individuality (or anti-average thinking) to better solve social and self-problems. Personalized Learning Education K-12 Educators Leaders iNACOL

Who Else is Collecting Data About Your Children?


Child online privacy explained – who is collecting data and what information are they using? The post Who Else is Collecting Data About Your Children? appeared first on Blog. Marketing EdTech Update parents privacy settings for kids

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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!

10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)


It’s coming up to recruitment season, so I thought I’d share some advice in preparation for a teacher job interview. Here are 10 questions you may be asked along with some tips on how to answer them: 1) How do you use technology in the classroom? Make sure you give an overview of the ways you use it daily and then outline some specific apps or tech tools you have used recently. Explain how they had a positive impact on the students.

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Divergent Thinking in the Creative Classroom


If you want to increase divergent thinking in your classroom, make some art! Okay, so as a visual arts teacher, I know you’ll think I’m a little biased here, but let me try to convince you. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s define some terms. Divergent thinking refers to the way the mind generates ideas, surpassing the obvious, in different directions, or beyond expectations.

What is the Aroma of Your Life?

The CoolCatTeacher

Living a life well lived From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This morning I was getting ready to hop in the shower. I had my cup of coffee on the bathroom counter and accidentally hit it! Coffee went everywhere. After washing hairbrushes and bottles and hairspray and everything, the coffee was gone. The bathroom smells very much like coffee, though. It led me to this thought, “If my life had a smell, what would it be?”

8 Myths about online education debunked


Online education, which has almost become synonymous with distance-learning, is a serious alternative to traditional education, not only in the US but also in other countries around the world. As per a recent survey , 5.8 million US students — which means one in four — are enrolled in at least one online course. There’s no disputing the fact that studying to earn a graduate or postgraduate degree via the web is fast growing as an option to the conventional classroom format of education.

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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.

Characters Come to Life in the Point and Play Maker Box for Creative Kids!


Get Qurious is an interactive play-based experience for children ages 4-9. The Maker Box takes the classic Three Little Pigs story and brings it to life with its engaging, interactive app, story cards, pretend play masks, sticker book, and puzzle. I always get excited when a company I agree to work with tells me that my product is on the way for my review. You see, with overwhelming product reviews flooding my email, I have become pretty selective with the ones I choose to share with my readers.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age! Something I really enjoyed about this book is the emphasis that it’s not about classroom discipline, and acknowledges that student behaviour hasn’t really changed all that much. The nature of classrooms has.

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#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Dr. Tom Grissom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Let’s learn about One Note with Dr. Tom Grissom. But perhaps to understand why I’m a Microsoft One Note fan, I’d like to tell you a story from several months a go. This past fall, I ran into my former student, Miller, at an away football game.