Sat.Feb 04, 2017 - Fri.Feb 10, 2017

Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: Sylvia Duckworth on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sylvia Duckworth (@ sylviaduckworth ) is a leading sketch note artist in education today.

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Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

EdTech4Beginners

QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free ! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is.

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

NPR Learning and Tech

The most controversial Cabinet pick in recent memory squeaks through with some help from Vice President Pence. Here are some implications for higher education, school choice and more. Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

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.

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Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

MindShift

Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running underneath daily life all the time. One theme she returns to over and over is the importance of cultivating empathy , a very different reaction than sympathy.

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10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #09: A 10-Minute Teacher Show Interview with Dr. Brad Johnson From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We ask students to sit and expect them to learn? We want children to act like adults?

The Four Key Elements that Make an Education Innovation Cluster Work

Digital Promise

Across the nation, local Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) have formed in order to nurture breakthrough learning tools, technologies, and practices; implement these innovations in learning environments; and iterate rapidly based on best available insights.

Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake

NPR Learning and Tech

In written answers to a Senate Democrat's questions, Trump's pick to lead the Education Department grossly overstated the graduation rates of several online schools. Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Why This Brand-New Online Tool Will Help Districts Implement Initiatives More Effectively

Education Elements

A few months ago Education Elements launched an online tool called Touchpoint. Touchpoint was designed for the districts we support. As our design & implementation consultants work with districts to support their personalized learning (PL) initiatives, the tool helps organize the project members, workshop schedules, related resources and action items in one place.

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #10: Jennifer Serravallo on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

12 augmented reality apps students can use today

eSchool News

Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills.

Bridging the gap between traditional and innovative teaching and learning

The Christensen Institute

In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

The Hechinger Report

Phillip Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, speaks at a panel discussion there. Photo: Richard Howard Photo: Richard Howard.

Does Your School Need Better Technology Or Better Thinking?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Does Your School Need Better Technology Or Better Thinking? appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher General

NEW FEATURE: Add Google Drive Videos into Google Slides Presentations!

My Paperless Classroom

Starting Today, Teachers can create student safe video content and right from inside of Google Drive, present these videos inside of Google Slides Presentations. The post NEW FEATURE: Add Google Drive Videos into Google Slides Presentations!

MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! #appsthatmatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Global Collaborative App Development From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Last night we kicked off the MAD about Mattering 2017 project. Last year, we started with five schools. This year, we have fifteen schools.

Hosting Images in Google Drive

The Electric Educator

The simplicity and reliability of Google Drive makes it an ideal place to host content that you post around the web. This is a bit of a problem when trying to host images, however.

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The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

NPR Learning and Tech

Research shows that many college students across the country are working, borrowing and still falling behind. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Inviting Students to Learn Alongside Teachers

Kyle Pace

This past Monday, I had the privilege of facilitating a day-long workshop around YouTube and the power of video in the classroom. I had found out beforehand that my audience was going to be half teachers, half students.

Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

The Hechinger Report

Luz Pineda, who works full-time, is a senior at California State University, Northridge. Balancing the demands of work and school has been a challenge that leaves her little time for anything else, including sleep. Photo: Courtesy of Mimi Pineda.

Closing the Digital Divide: 5 Digital Literacy Strategies to Help Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Digital literacy skills are critical for adult learners to fully participate in our digital society.

Teachers: Should you use business tactics for happier classrooms?

eSchool News

In recent years, school leaders have debated what, if anything, schools can glean from the way businesses are run. Should schools be managed like business organizations? And to what extent?

Developing “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Video)

The Principal of Change

I had the honour to be able to keynote the “ Arts Integration Conference “, an online conference focusing on the importance of arts in education (hint…it’s very important).

How Access to Nature During The Schoolyear Can Help Students Thrive

MindShift

In Florissant, Missouri, right off a busy highway, sits the 97-acre Little Creek Nature Area, a nature facility that serves the students of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. This slice of forest is owned by the district and includes classrooms, trails, prairie, chickens, gardens and a pond.

What the New England Patriots can teach us about healthcare data

The Christensen Institute

This piece was originally published in The Health Care Blog. American football is rich with statistics and advanced analytics meant to depict success in specific facets of the game.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning.

Google Voice is NOT dead!

The Electric Educator

Google Voice, an absolutely awesome product, has FINALLY gotten and update. The Voice mobile app (iOS and Android) got a visual update to to match Google's Material Design standard. Is this an important update? No.but yes.

A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In line with the theme of this blog, student-centric and user generated educational techniques. I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners. Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics.

How Playing With Math Helps Teachers Better Empathize With Students

MindShift

Michelle Manes has taught math in almost every setting. She taught public high school students, deaf elementary school students, and middle school girls at a single-sex school.

Catching the sharing economy wave: Office space

The Christensen Institute

This is the first post in a three-part series examining nonconsumption as a strategy for maximizing the sharing economy. The series addresses three areas of opportunity: rooms, rides, and recreation. Today the sharing economy is a mainstream phenomenon.

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