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How Do You Shift the Role of the Teacher?

Education Elements

During the last 100 years in the workforce, we needed farmers and factory workers; which is why our classrooms replicated the workforce, designed to have a teacher at the front of the room and desks in rows. Times have changed, and we must make shifts to the role of the teacher in order to prepare today’s students for a different workforce. To succeed, students will need a different set of skills such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment. A Modern School can be defined as a school developed for students who are living through the 4 th industrial revolution and the current changing educational environment. Designing a modern school will be an ongoing process for those in educational leadership.

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AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

We’ve described before the nuanced distinction between AI and machine learning : machine learning is a subset of AI and encompasses cutting-edge work primarily using neural networks to mimic how the brain computes, applied to the more superior capacity of computers, enabling them to learn.

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5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Partnerships such as these are critical as we work together to achieve that reality.” ” – Karen Cator, CEO, Digital Promise. Edtech has the potential to create powerful learning environments that meet each unique learners’ needs and to foster highly motivated and engaged learners.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

The Problem With Zeros

A Principal's Reflections

The dreaded zero. For many students, this number elicits a certain amount of fear and anxiety that all assignments are turned in on time. I, for one, felt this way and made sure that everything was turned in when it was due. Compliance and following rules, even if I didn’t agree with them, were just natural parts of my view of school. Unfortunately, the effect does not transcend to every kid. Sometimes they forget. Other times they just don’t care.

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5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Rob Donatelli on episode 510 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today!

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Science teachers juggle myriad responsibilities—fostering inquiry skills, addressing state instructional standards, supporting math and literacy, and the list goes on. Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning.

What Factors Influence Your Tendency to Plagiarize in School?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am constantly amazed at how many students plagiarize schoolwork. They feel no guilt, don’t understand the legal risk they face, and think the argument that “everyone does it” makes it OK. If you want to stop it–and every teacher I know does–you have to get at the reasons why kids think they can steal another’s work and call it their own.

How This Social-Emotional Learning Startup Raised $1.1 Million in Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of Move This World talks about what this new investment will mean for the future of her company. The post How This Social-Emotional Learning Startup Raised $1.1 Million in Investment appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Entrepreneurship Funding / Budgets Incubators / Accelerators Innovation Investment / Venture Capital Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Startups

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work.

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Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. There is no shortage of sound research on what constitutes effective professional development for teachers—focusing on specific curriculum content, encouraging active learning, supporting collaboration among peers, and offering opportunities for analysis of student work.

Lego WeDo 2.0 – Project Ideas for Key Stage 1

EdTech4Beginners

I recently made a handy graphic to give Key Stage 1 teachers some ideas for successful projects with their classes. Click here to download the HQ PDF. education coding edtech Lego programming robotics teaching WeDo WeDo 2.0

Wonderful Southeast Asia Trip!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am finally back from my international trip where I visited three areas, four hotels, and took a gazillion trains. The background: My daughter and I went to Okinawa Japan where my son is stationed with the Army to celebrate his birthday and decided to also visit the main island of Japan and South Korea. This post won’t be a travelogue but I am happy to say we had tremendous fun.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Michigan Adopts K-12 Computer Science Standards: What's Next?

The Journal

In May 2019, Michigan became the 32nd state to adopt standards for computer science in K-12. In this week’s blog post, we describe those standards, unpack the adoption process, look to the future now the "easy bit" — standards definition and adoption — is done. There is much to learn from Michigan’s efforts

Innovation Portfolios Offer Fresh Ideas, Told by District Leaders

Digital Promise

We at Digital Promise recently launched Innovation Portfolios , rich multimedia accounts of the innovation happening within school districts, authored by district leaders themselves, to widely share ideas and best practices. Already, nearly 170 entries across dozens of districts offer models, strategies, and lessons learned. And the work has only just begun. First-person accounts of innovation from education leaders across the country.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on Episode 508 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! Let’s do this.

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Here’s a Preview of June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: the June Subscriber Special. World Environment Day. Online College Class Starting. 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer. 5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning. 8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning. Looking for Trusted ADvisers? Look No Further. 11 Bits of Wisdom I Learning From a Computer (humor). 8 Tech Tools for PE Teachers. What is Constructivism? 12 Great Virtual REality Apps. Videos for Education.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained

Neo LMS

If you want good results, then you need to make the proper investments. These investments can be in the form of you placing your time and energy into a project. It can also be a simple cash injection into a project or activity. However, sometimes, it’s about investing in people. We are talking here, of course, about your staff.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 509 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers. Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Today we’ll talk about unleashing the potential in every child.

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#EdPins: Putting learning on the map

Ditch That Textbook

We’ve all been there. Maybe it was when you were looking for a website login, an exact address or a coworker’s blog. At some point, every educator googles their own school. And no matter your school’s mission, socio-economic status or geographical location, we are all on the same page when those search results come back. […]. Ed Tech G Suite Guest Blog edpins edtech educational technology google maps gsuite school reviews

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Guest Post: 4 Proven Tips to Study for GRE

EdTech4Beginners

How long should you study for a Test day? It’s an important question. When it comes to GRE, we are going to help you understand how long you should study for it and some tips to excel. Schedule Your Time to Study. What requirements are needed to get into medical school ? This is an important question most students ask when making their preparations. Every expert has a different saying on how much time you need to type for GRE. The fact is, no one size fits everyone.

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Designing Learning That Inspires Global Changemakers

Digital Promise

In this third post in our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Tiffany Correa shares how students used Skype to connect to a teacher in Bangladesh. Educators must fully immerse our young leaders of tomorrow in authentic , meaningful connections. This will not only foster empathy, but also build their global awareness.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. This topic is his summer research topic. As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher.

Technology Is An Accelerant

Tom Murray

Tom shares some thoughts from a recent keynote in Kansas on the effective use of edtech for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog edtech future ready Technology

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer has a reputation for being nonstop relaxation, never-ending play, and a time when students stay as far from “learning” as they can get. For educators, those long empty weeks result in a phenomenon known as “Summer Slide” — where students start the next academic year behind where they ended the last. “…on average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning…” ( Brookings ).

Celebrating World Oceans Day with a 360° View of the Surfrider Foundation

Digital Promise

Each year on June 8, aquariums, research organizations, NGOs, governments, and communities around the world mobilize for World Oceans Day to raise awareness about the critical role that oceans play in our biosphere. Students raise awareness of ocean pollution with 360° film. This year, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we’re sharing a story from students at Menlo Atherton High School in Atherton, California.

The Inconvenient Truth about Class Size

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: UK schools like schools around the world are facing a shortage of teachers and growing class sizes. Take a look at the reasons and effects of larger class sizes on teacher and students. How class size is affected if you are missing 30,000 teachers ? The falling number of teachers within UK schools and the potential impact this will have has been at the forefront of people’s mind and gained a lot of attention in the media.