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Debunking 5 digital storytelling misconceptions


Stories hold the key for unlocking the door towards powerful learning experiences. As a teacher, you’ll find that stories play a huge part in your students’ lives. They might be obsessing over their favorite books or TV shows, or their favorite Youtube personality.

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In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher? If so, are you also a classroom work foreman, logistics manager, guide, drill sergeant, disciplinarian, cheerleader, data entry clerk, cultural advocate, or analyst? Maybe you are all of these things and more.

Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

By Jeremy Vidito, Chief Financial Officer at Detroit Public Schools. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mentors and caregivers: thank you for all of the endless hours of support you provide the young people in your lives.

Moving a District Towards More Verbs

More Verbs

New journeys are both exciting and full of detours, breakdowns, and bumps in the road! Bethel is wonderful small town nestled in a beautiful section of Western Maine. The White Mountains raise all around us here.

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.

Self Care Tips and Advice to Be Your Best

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich on episode 579 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take care of yourself! We often tell each other this as teachers and rightly so. I once read that teachers work the same amount of time in ten months that most people work in a year.

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E-learning smarts: What students need to remember about cybersecurity


Governor John Bel Edwards reported that several school districts in Louisiana were recently struck by cyberattacks. So it follows that big businesses and government aren’t the only targets of cybercriminals.

Join Digital Promise in Shaping the 2020 National Education Technology Plan!

Digital Promise

I am pleased to announce that Digital Promise is partnering with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology to develop and share the 2020 National Educational Technology Plan.

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers.

Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Websites and Apps. Carving Pumpkins.

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.

4 Traits to Look for in a Startup Co-Founder to Create Great Chemistry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Finding the right co-founders can go a long way toward helping your ed-tech startup succeed. Here are some important qualities to consider. The post 4 Traits to Look for in a Startup Co-Founder to Create Great Chemistry appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog


Looking Back on the League Meeting with Loudoun County Public Schools

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Washington, D.C. and Loudoun County Virginia last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). Fall 2019 League Meeting Intro from Digital Promise on Vimeo.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning?

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Planning a Station Rotation for Your English Classroom

Catlin Tucker

“What are students doing in the stations that are not the teacher-led station?” ” I field a lot of questions like this. Teachers want to know what types of activities I incorporate into station rotation lessons.

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.

9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were a rarity. Common practice was to assign a chapter to read in a textbook and then a worksheet to assess student knowledge.

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Celebrating Powerful Learning at Lone Star Middle School

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative , Digital Promise Global is proud to announce Lone Star Middle School of Nampa School District in Idaho as the newest HP Spotlight School.

Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tara Martin on episode 576 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In!

StudySync: 3 Strategies Designed to Maximize the Impact of SyncTV Episodes

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate station rotation workshops with teachers using StudySync , I encourage them to consider designing offline discussion stations. There is value in having a small group of six to eight students discuss a text as opposed to facilitating a whole group discussion.

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.

Videos: Why, How, Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were used only for a few reasons: to teach historical events, as a prize for something students did well, or for the sub to fill the time while I was out.

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At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts of terrorism.

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The Blueprint for a Great Story

A Principal's Reflections

Storytelling has quickly become a vital leadership tool in the digital age, something that I have written extensively about in Digital Leadership.

How Responsive Practices are Transforming the Student Experience in Mayfield City Schools

Education Elements

Late August is a lovely time to visit Northeastern Ohio, and as educational leaders around the country are asking, “How might we transform the learning experiences for all students in our district?” a visit to Mayfield City Schools is a must-do if you find yourself in the Cleveland area.

EdTech at School

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

From rhetoric to reality: Empowering communities starts with these 3 questions

The Christensen Institute

Last week development organizations, governments, and global citizens recognized the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on October 17th.

Innovating Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

With the explicit support of its community, Burlingame School District (BSD) created a director of innovation position in 2017, a role I was excited to take on.

Losing STEAM: When Technology and Curriculum Collide

EdNews Daily

By Jessica Iovinelli.

Want to Improve Teacher Retention? Create a Pipeline of Growth Opportunities

Education Elements

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.