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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. As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom.

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3 Ways to Get More Young Women Interested in STEM

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From computational thinking to role models, educators can use classroom tech to further engage young women in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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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. Additionally, our students need the skills to deal with online trolls and bullies. These skills can help them cope with the ugliness of the Internet and may save their lives.

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Just pause.

Ditch That Textbook

I was a mess as a soccer coach. I hadn’t played soccer myself since middle school. (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. My mouth was running constantly. I started paying attention […].

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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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.

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Solving Real-World Problems Is Key to Ed Tech Success

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez More students embrace technology and STEM topics if use is relevant to the world around them.

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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! In the past, video has been a different story, though. Even recently, video was a pain to create […].

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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. Ideological separation also is being driven by the ways that we sort ourselves in our schools, neighborhoods, friendship groups, political affiliations, and faith institutions.

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How to Keep Parents on Board and Informed When Using Classroom Tech

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Student success can be helped or hindered based on parental understanding of classroom innovation.

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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?

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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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. However, one teacher of the year has found a way to help improve traveling experiences for autistic children and their families. Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places.

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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. Green, orange, violet and brown take things to the next level, but the multitude of shades and tints make the world wonderfully colorful — or colorfully wonderful. You know what else could be consider that way?

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The First MakerBot K–12 Innovation Center Teaches Students STEAM Skills

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A high school in New Jersey is preparing its students for the real world with 3D printers.

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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. However, our digital learners need to realize that posting and sharing so much on multiple networks is bound to leave a lasting trail. Moreover, what they share is only kept private if the people they share with keep it private.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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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. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important.

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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. As a principal, I in particular, found success using the Rigor Relevance Framework as a means to integrate technology with purpose in order to improve student-learning outcomes.

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McAfee Finds Teenagers Use Tech to Cheat in School

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The security firm finds that students use digital tools for malicious reasons, from accessing banned content to interfering with tests.

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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. There are a few factors that contribute to this. Firstly, there’s the student-centred approach to learning.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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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. You have a fire and a message – but what do you do with it? Brianna Hodges shares her journey from small-town teacher to the stage, state legislature, and nation’s capital.

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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.

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3 Takeaways from Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Tech Overhaul

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From teacher preparation to pilot programs, the shift to digital has paved the way for districtwide innovation.

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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. They begin to reflect on the learning process, because they will know if their peers learned the material or not. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time in the classroom for students to teach lessons.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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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.

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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.

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How Virtual Teaching Helps Remote K–12 School Districts

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Video technology allows all students to access qualified teachers.

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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? See our blog for the two word answer!

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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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.”.

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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. Our digital learners need to understand the role crowdsourcing and crowdfunding plays in promoting causes, startups, and innovation.

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Are Biometrics in K–12 Schools Really Necessary?

EdTech Magazine

By Amanda Murphy As school security increases, more high-tech options arise.

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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.” Before you think that is a good thing – it isn’t. The cone of possibility means it is the area where a hurricane may possibly pass.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.