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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.

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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How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.

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.

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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How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching

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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.

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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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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.”

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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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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.

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.

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

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.

Digital Footprints Leave Lasting Trails

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students don’t realize their digital footprints leave a lasting trail. Many believe what they post on ephemeral apps, like Snapchat, disappears or is kept secret. Some of their posts will disappear.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

10 Personalized Learning Superhero Snapshots

Education Elements

At Education Elements we are incredibly fortunate to work with so many exceptional, passionate, and extraordinarily talented people, including teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders. These amazing people are going above and beyond to transform education, and are helping to write the future through the success of their students. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

Edsurge

“Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy. But “there’s an even more basic level of literacy that people need to pick up,” notes the former English teacher and administrator. Like how to write an email.” Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA. Murphy, the co-founder and CEO, has made that message clear to at least one group of people.

Give Me One for Feedback

Teacher Tech

Feedback Improves Learning Feedback is powerful for learning, but how much feedback can you give? We are human beings and our time is limited. Instead of asking students to turn in their entire assignment, instead, consider having them only turn in part of the assignment. The ONE thing they want feedback on. Collaborative Google Slides […]. The post Give Me One for Feedback appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.