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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.

Top TED Talks for educators

Neo LMS

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.

The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #18 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Principal Ryan Kaczmark From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I called Principal Ryan Kaczmark @ rkaczmark , he bubbled over with excitement from the Lemonade Wars experience.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

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.

Touch Typing Basics from KidzType

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a comprehensive infographic put together by KidzType. It covers lots of basics from touch typing rules to which-finger-which-key to one that is often forgotten when teaching keyboarding skills: pacing. More keyboarding tips: My Students Think Hunt-and-Peck is Good Enough. What do I do?

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.

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.

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.

Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.

EdTech4Beginners

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?

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 [.].

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

Kleinspiration

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.

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.

#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.

Completely free, downloadable, stock music.

EdTech4Beginners

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!

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.

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.

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.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leaders don’t play king of the hill, they make a bigger hill. Today is Digital Learning Day.

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

EdTech4Beginners

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?

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Enter to WIN a Full Year to #ScholasticPrintables Now!

Kleinspiration

I’m excited to announce a wonderful give-away from Scholastic Printables ! We are offering a full year subscription to a Kleinspiration reader. Scholastic Printables give you instant, unlimited access to thousands of skills sheets, activities, lesson plans and more.

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.

EdTech at School

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

Productivity Apps And Gadgets for College Students Everywhere (guest post)

Educational Technology Guy

Productivity Apps And Gadgets for College Students Everywhere Learning how to be productive and work efficiently, is one of the biggest trends of the year for business men and women this year.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

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.

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Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching.

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.

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.

Divergent Thinking in the Creative Classroom

CUE

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.

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

The Right Classroom Design Fosters Innovation [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Students and teachers benefit from tools like standing desks. Classroom Hardware

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