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Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning.

Designing School Systems of the Future - Today

Education Elements

How do we design the schools of the future, today? Designing innovative structures and systems takes a similarly innovative approach, otherwise, we’d design the same systems we already have all over again. In a series of blog posts, we have described the steps to creating a responsive strategic plan.

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:13. With K–12 schools leveraging connected technologies to help improve student outcomes and boost classroom collaboration, effective cybersecurity is not optional.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

One Surprising Thing About Gen Z Everyone Should Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Tim Elmore on episode 561 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The Millennials aren’t the youngest generation anymore. Generation Z is here. They are the kids in K12 education right now who have only known social media and the Internet.

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New Micro-credentials Added to Digital Promise Ecosystem

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations to provide pathways for personalized learning.

What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: 21 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. Teacher-Author? Me too! Let’s talk. College Credit Classes in Blended Learning. Great Activities for the First Week of School. 20 Back-to-School Articles. 12 Favorite PC Shortkeys.

Unconventional Project Based Learning that Engages Learners

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in episode 563 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project Based Learning (PBL) works if you know how to bring it into your classroom. Today, Noa Daniels shares how.

Making Sense of Title I Funds

Kajeet

As of 2019, there are 26 federal grant-making agencies and over 900 federal technology funding programs that can help under-funded schools in low-income districts purchase new technologies for their 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.

How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents

Waterford

Depending on how we use it, technology can be either a priceless tool or endless distraction. Through computers, smartphones, and tablets, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips that can be both entertaining and intellectually stimulating.

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Helping Parents Decipher Education Jargon and Get to What Matters

Digital Promise

Back to school isn’t just a transition for students; it’s an adjustment for parents, who are met with presentations from principals and teachers that feature a variety of education terms.

When I Knew It Was Time to Leave the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Starr Sackstein on Episode 564 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Starr Sackstein reflects on when she knew it was time to leave the classroom. Listen to Starr Sackstein on the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

6 Steps towards successful off-task behavior management

Neo LMS

Disengagement during class is a major problem as it affects learning. All teachers know how frustrating it is to deal with disruptions. In fact, off-task behavior can take away a few hours each month, meaning that a lot of lesson time is lost.

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.

How to Make Sense of Title I Funds

Kajeet

As of 2019, there are 26 federal grant-making agencies and over 900 federal technology funding programs that can help under-funded schools in low-income districts purchase new technologies for their students.

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users.

Attract and Retain Teachers with Effective Methods Using Data to Define Needs

Education Elements

Teaching, often considered one of the most noble professions one can pursue, has been a consistent driver of the innovation and ideas that progress society forward.

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25 ways to infuse art into any class

Ditch That Textbook

Art can bring out the kind of creativity and passion in our students that we can only dream about seeing in other subject areas. Art gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new and different ways. But oftentimes art is just an add-on, something that we throw in as an extra piece at […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Creativity art art in the classroom art integration arts integrations educational technology teaching art

EdTech at School

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

Guest post: How to encourage parents to help struggling students

EdTech4Beginners

At some point, every student struggles. Some find it hard in the first year of school, whilst others race ahead of their peers but flounder once they’ve reached their teen years. As a teacher, you can’t give every student full attention.

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Cross-Curricular Lesson: Communicating with Parents

User Generated Education

As someone who has been in teacher education for several decades, I often think about – teach about how to make curriculum engaging, fun, effective, authentic, and relevant for learners. I believe interdisciplinary or cross-curricular lessons have the potential to do so.

Students Become Creators and Incorporate Technology Through Project-Based Writing

CUE

Writing is an art, and asking our students to write – to create something new from just a blank page and some words – is hard work. And just because they have laptops or iPads doesn’t mean they will write with enthusiasm.

When bootcamps go big: from coworking space to lifelong learning behemoth

The Christensen Institute

Bootcamps focused on coding and computer science have emerged as an important pipeline for tech talent. We conducted in-depth interviews with seven leading bootcamps to better understand their outcomes-focused business models. We are now sharing their stories, this being the fourth profile.

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.

How to Use Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom

Waterford

In his book A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain , educational researcher Robert Sylwester wrote, “The human brain is the best-organized, most functional three pounds of matter in the known universe.” [3].

6 things that make auto-graded Google Forms quizzes better

Ditch That Textbook

Auto-graded quizzes have their pro’s and con’s. They cut back on teacher grading time and provide students with quick feedback. But they don’t show what students can do with what they’re learned and limit 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking). Should we use auto-graded quizzes? That’s a question I wrestled with in this […].

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The Incredible Benefits of Letting Students Drive Their Own Learning

Edsurge

When my children were small, they loved the book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems. In the book, a persistent pigeon begs, with increasing intensity, to drive a bus.

Part One… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb.

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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.