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#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.

19 Valentine Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else: Dress up the heart. ‘I I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu. Line up the hearts. Valentine games and puzzles. Valentine Day games and stories.

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Why Is K-12 Education So Slow to Change?

Catlin Tucker

If you are attending SXSW in March, I’ll be speaking on a panel with Alberto Carvalho, the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Keith Krueger, the CEO of the Consortium for School Networking. Why Is K-12 Education so Slow to Change? Monday, March 6. 12:30PM – 1:30PM.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

#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.

169 Tech Tip #115–Three-click Rule

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

The power of simulations over the learning process

Neo LMS

Remember Dee Dee from Dexter’s Lab and her signature line Ooooh… What does this button do? Just like Dee Dee, when children ask this question they usually have their fingers on the button and they push it the instant they finish uttering the question.

How To Develop A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did some staff training about developing growth mindsets in the classroom. To prepare the session, I created a survey for the teachers in my school, using the website Typeform ( click here to view the survey ).

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#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Adam Bellow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn the pitfalls, challenges, and advantages of these BreakoutEDU adventure game boxes used to teach everything from grammar to math.

Subscriber Special: February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. February 4th-13th: 20% discount on Early Bird sign-up for online professional development offered this summer: 20 Webtools in 20 Days. with coupon code SUBSCRIBERSPECIAL.

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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.

Going for a student-centered learning approach

Neo LMS

Since it wasn’t so long ago, I can still remember which were my favorite and least favorite subjects during my years at the university. When I think about it, all my favorite courses have a few common attributes that distinguish them from the rest.

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 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?

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

‘Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. Not surprisingly, it takes a lot more than a room full of computers, iPads, and apps to turn “tech ed” from marketing to mainstream.

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.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology has always been a driving force of change. It has radically transformed education. Students have the convenience and flexibility to study online. However, online education has also created a host of new challenges. One of the biggest challenges is protecting student privacy.

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.

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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.

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.

Research Is a Critical Part of K-12 Product Development and Sales

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Research that shows your product does what it claims for students and teachers is important. But how do you get it? The post Research Is a Critical Part of K-12 Product Development and Sales appeared first on Market Brief.

Why teachers should free up their time

The Christensen Institute

I am concerned when I see a classroom that is locked in teacher-led instruction. Of course, some good can come from an interesting lecture, demonstration, or lesson.

Ideas That Power Lasting Change

A Principal's Reflections

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Everyone has them. Some are good and extremely creative while others are not realistic or applicable to a certain situation.

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.

EdTech at School

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