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Debunking 5 digital storytelling misconceptions

Neo LMS

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.

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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.

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.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

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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.

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

Neo LMS

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.

What Can Title I Funding Be Used For

Kajeet

You did it. With hard work, ingenuity, and support from stakeholders in your school and community, you secured Title I funds that could possibly transform the way your K-12 students learn and thrive. Now comes a bigger question. What can Title I funds be used for?”

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.

Around the Same Table During Media Literacy Week

Digital Promise

“Not everyone plays sports or practices religion…but everyone eats!” ” This is the message behind “Around the Same Table,” one of nine student-produced 360? films screened at the United Nations General Assembly in September as part of MY World 360? ,

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Data is a poor judge of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

In 2018 Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company. Had the executives at Hewlett-Packard not made a critical mistake a few decades earlier, that title might have belonged to them. It’s well known that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in a tiny garage in Los Altos, California.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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

Education Elements

In a 2018 study conducted by TINYPulse, a company specializing in employee engagement, it was reported that the top 5 reasons employees choose to leave their jobs are: poor performance management, lack of recognition, feeling overworked, company culture isn’t a priority, and lack of growth opportunities. Leadership Teacher Retention

One major barrier to high-quality blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Today in 2019, blended learning isn’t a new phenomenon. But after more than a decade of steady adoption and improvement, it hasn’t yet reached the degree of effectiveness, reliability, and usability to become the norm in K–12 education.

14 ways to turn your classroom into a game show

Ditch That Textbook

The music, the lights, the energy, the excitement of winning and the agony of defeat. Game shows are engaging and fun. It’s no wonder that our students love to be a part of game show style learning in our classrooms. So how can we help students feel the thrill of winning? Or the agony of […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Gamification game show templates gimkit kahoot quizizz quizlet quizlet live

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.