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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The graphic, performing, and theater arts are powerful allies for math, writing, and every subject you teach.

Teaching Students How to Debate Intelligently and Respectfully

Teacher Reboot Camp

Debating issues online brings out the worst in people. We often see disagreements turn into personal and frightening attacks. Our students need to learn the value of stimulating debate, which focuses on issues and strays from personal attacks.

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Create Netflix-style learning with screencasts

Ditch That Textbook

We have had students turn in documents, slide presentations and spreadsheets digitally for a long time. We’re comfortable with them. They’re easy to open and (fairly) quick to grade … depending on what’s in them, of course!

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Could technology ever be part of Montessori education?

Neo LMS

For over a century, the Montessori method of education has given children and adolescents all around the world increased chances of living a successful adult life. This is the main driver behind the entire idea of education, but Montessori seems to have better results than standard education does.

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.

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Tim Betts on episode 152 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Videos are the modern essay. If you can’t create them, you can’t start a movement, can’t sell a product, or promote an idea.

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Ditch That Textbook

I was a mess as a soccer coach. I hadn’t played soccer myself since middle school. (Of Of course, in a small community where few people know much about soccer, you still get asked to coach!) But that wasn’t the issue. During one practice, I noticed something.

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Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

Red, yellow and blue are very nice colors. But the world would be boring in just these three ones. Just try to imagine an oak tree in the summer, only with blue leaves.

Help Autistic Kids Travel by Making Ability Guidebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham on episode 147 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Autistic children can struggle with unfamiliar places.

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Get Your SWOT On

A Principal's Reflections

Leaders often find and leverage tools, frameworks, and systems to support their own change, as well as that of their school or district. There are many great options out there.

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.

How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Every Student Should Be Given the Opportunity to Teach Others

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the best ways we learn is by teaching others. By playing the role of the teacher, students demonstrate understanding and learn about instructional design, delivery, and presentation.

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Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Brianna Hodges on episode 154 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you ever feel like you’re “just” a teacher? Do you feel like that person up on the stage never could be you? But you have a passion.

How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and ‘fake news’ may have influenced the last United States presidential election. Traffic on the Snopes web site , which debunks false rumors, has never been greater.

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.

AI is On Fire! Why Now?

The Journal

One can’t pick up a newspaper or a magazine these days without reading about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to change the world — dramatically and fast. Maybe yes; maybe no. But in either case: Why now? Why is there this sudden shift from mobile-first to AI-first?

Developing Global Citizens Who Champion Change

Teacher Reboot Camp

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ” – Mother Teresa. More than ever we need our learners to be global citizens who help make the world a better place. This is why one of the learning missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom is to get students to take part in an intercultural exchange.

The Storm of Poverty Hits Us All

The CoolCatTeacher

Why We Must Dare to Care From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we follow the changing maps of tropical storms Harvey, Irma, Jose, and now Maria, many of us have been looking at what meteorologists are calling the “cone of possibility.”

Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

It’s a necessary evil based in scientific research. Tedious, time-consuming, and difficult are among the most common words used to describe the process.

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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.

Recognition for MCs: Symposium on the Currency of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise hosted its fourth micro-credential event – the Symposium on the Currency of Micro-credentials – last week near Washington, D.C. Policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders attended the Symposium to engage in design challenges focused on providing educators with recognition for the micro-credentials they earn. Micro-credentials validate learning, no matter where or when it occurs and are awarded based on submitted evidence of competence.

Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into the power of the crowd is known as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

Empower Student Voice through Collaboration and Communication

Battelle for Kids

When my son was a 9th grader, he was on a team with a student who struggled with completing tasks. After a week, my son shared the team’s frustrations, as they felt helpless to convince the student to move past excuses and make attempts at the work.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

EdTech at School

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

Blended Learning Won’t Work Without a Strong Culture to Support It

Education Elements

Years ago, Anthony Kim, CEO of Education Elements, remarked to me that “Blended learning accelerates a good culture and makes it great, but it will also accelerate a bad culture and make it terrible.”. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to 2 questions. What creative strategies do you use to integrate #Edtech in your class? What lifelong tech skills are kids missing?

Some early comments on my new book

Dangerously Irrelevant

My new book with Dean Shareski, Different Schools for a Different World , is getting some positive early comments. A sampling is below. Thank you, everyone! Jeff Nelson. Different Schools for a Different World by Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski just hammered my thinking. Their work is not a long read.

A New Typing Website With a Twist

Ask a Tech Teacher

Type Dojo is a new free comprehensive approach to learning keyboarding. The ad- and distraction-free interface provides not only practice drills but quick links to grade-appropriate keyboarding games (including the popular ones from DanceMat Typing ).

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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.

How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Critical Research Questions for Powerful Learning Networks

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) leverage the power of multi-sector networks to support innovative teaching and learning in regions across the country. This year we embarked on a research initiative to learn more about how regional EdCluster ecosystems work, how they diffuse innovation, and how they best support the development and scale of breakthrough learning tools and practices.

Chinese Education Market Offers Vast Startup Opportunities, With Limits

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The Chinese education market, with 180 million students, presents unlimited opportunities for ed-tech startups. But barriers to business remain. The post Chinese Education Market Offers Vast Startup Opportunities, With Limits appeared first on Market Brief.