Sat.Apr 09, 2016 - Fri.Apr 15, 2016

Where the Masterpiece of Learning Really Starts

The CoolCatTeacher

The art and craft of great teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Paganini was here to play his great work “Napoleon.” His violin glistened. As he broke every string. But one. He looked to his shocked audience and held up his violin.

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. As a group, they wanted to focus on: Differentiation. Student choice. Assessment.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

Ditch That Textbook

Companies are starting to flock to Snapchat. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products. The NBA and MLS are giving behind-the-scenes footage from their sports worlds.

Questions Learners Should Be Addressing Every Day at School

User Generated Education

I believe it is every educator’s responsibility to help insure that learners are addressing the following questions during each school day: What questions am I asking today? What answers am I seeking today? What am I exploring today? What am I making today? What am I finding exciting today?

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.

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

The CoolCatTeacher

Best Practices in Project-Based Learning with Suzie Boss From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project-based learning (PBL) works, but not all project-based learning is alike.

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Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum.

23 Great Websites and Apps for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate it with your students by letting them visit these websites: Breathing earth– the environment. Breathing Earth YouTube Video –of CO2 use, population changes, and more. Conservation Game. Earth Day—NASA Ocean Currents. Earth Day Printables. Eco-friendly house.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. If we put it on a black to white spectrum, we can group countries into at least three shades: whitish, grayish, and blackish. Denmark, for example, would belong to the whitish part.

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3 killers of student creativity and ownership

Dangerously Irrelevant

Three killers of student creativity and ownership: The teacher and textbook are always right. There is a right answer and it’s your job to find, regurgitate, and/or comply with it. If you question either #1 or #2, you get in trouble. these apply to behavior too, not just learning).

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.

New Research Shows Waterford has Positive Longitudinal Effects for Early Learners

Waterford

New research shows Waterford curriculum at the preschool level has positive longitudinal effects for children through 4 th grade.

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Goal: Engage with Poetry by Georgia Psarra

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Goal: Engage with Poetry. This goal is by Georgia Psarra. In this video, Georgia ( @JoPsarra1 ) shares her inspiration and describes a poetry project with her students in Greece.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Cassie Phillips, is a consultant and internet security expert. She is passionate about sharing information on protecting children from cyberattacks making policy to improve school systems on this topic.

Authentic Science Through High School Astronomy

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 18. Driving question: What Might High School Students Do When They Get Their Hands on A 300-Million-Dollar Mars Spacecraft? The question expanded.

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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.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. If we put it on a black to white spectrum, we can group countries into at least three shades: whitish, greyish, and blackish. Denmark, for example, would belong to the whitish part. Higher education in Denmark is free of charge and scholarships and student grants are very much available. This whitish part is very small, though.

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Goal: Share Your Best/Worst Lesson by Terry Freedman

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Goal: Share your best and/or worst lesson. This goal was inspired by Terry Freedman’s Best/Worst Lessons series.

Navigate the Ed-Tech Marketplace to Get Your Product Into Schools

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

New marketplaces allow K-12 educators to purchase digital content, creating new entry points for ed-tech startups to sell their products. But how do you know which marketplace will get your company's content in the right hands? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

3 Ways to Encourage Parent Involvement in Classroom

Kleinspiration

Any educator will agree parents are the most important partners in a child’s education. Students, whose parents are involved in learning processes, tend to demonstrate better academic performance and behavioral patterns.

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.

The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. One of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Conversely, the best classrooms provide environments where teaching and learning can flourish.

Word Clouds Revisited! 35+ Activities, Web Tools & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ” – Maya Angelo. In November, I spent the month training teachers around Venezuela to integrate technology in the classroom. One of the most practical and favorite training sessions was introducing teachers and professors to teaching with word clouds.

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9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades.

Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer Tech Camp Survival Kit. From Ask a Tech Teacher. Are you teaching a Summer Tech Camp to Kids? We have the solution: Build Your Own Adventure. 230 value for $179. This is not training for you (you can find Summer Learning options here).

EdTech at School

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

STEAM: An Approach, Not a Course

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 19. Driving question: How can the Engineering Design Process Create STEAM classrooms? STEAM is not a simple list of subjects to be taught. It is an educational approach to teaching and learning that is iterative and creative. One model I see working well is based off of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) typically used in professional settings.

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The Unofficial Guide to the 2016 ASU GSV Summit

FuelEd

Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:15pm The annual ASU GSV Summit will be here next week.

Capture Student Ideas with VideoNot.es & Google Classroom – From Avra

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. If you’ve used VideoNot.es , you know that it is a powerful application that allows users to take time-stamped, synchronized notes alongside a YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, edX, Udacity or Coursera video.

Go Paperless for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Earth Day is April 22nd. Someone in your school, maybe the parent group, will raise the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? Everyone will nod their heads, agree this is a revolutionary idea, and move on when Earth Day passes.

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.

Navigate the Ed-Tech Marketplace to Get Your Product Into Schools

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Guest post by Monica Brady-Myerov, founder and CEO of Listen Current. New marketplaces have popped up allowing K-12 district administrators and teachers to purchase content, creating new entry points for ed-tech startups to sell their tools.

New Technologies Nurture STEM Growth in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff STEM is top of mind among educators and parents for good reason. . Classroom STEM

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The Power of STEAM Partnerships

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 20. Driving question: How Does A High School Innovate With Community A Partnerships To Promote 21st Century Learning in STEM? As I complete my first full year as Principal at Avonworth High School, the power of partnerships has become crystal clear. What is that power?

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