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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars? Why not let students go live there?

Announcing the New Members of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise’s flagship network of forward-thinking leaders of our nation’s school districts, is honored to welcome 13 districts into the 2017-2018 cohort, bringing the League’s membership to 93 districts in 33 states. The League seeks districts who are developing and sharing promising innovations that advance excellent, equitable learning opportunities for students. This year is no different.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology. Being a full-time educator and a mom to a newborn means I highly value my time.

Why constructivist learning can’t always work in traditional classrooms

Neo LMS

Constructivist learning is an educational theory based on the psychological theories of Constructivist thinkers such as Jean Piaget.

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.

Researching a Topic with Google Keep

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve taught lots of tools for research with Diigo being one of my favorites. Diigo tutorial here.)

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Interview with Kimberly Sanchez: Argument in the Digital Age

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , shares an example of the Mission in Action by a teacher I admire.

A call for more visual learning elements in schools

Neo LMS

If the five senses of the human body were to compete for the Most Important Sense Award, I’m sure the eyes would get the trophy. All the other senses would be on a close second place, but vision would triumph.

How to Choose Font Sizes

The CoolCatTeacher

A tutorial video From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helping students select the right font sizes could be a challenge. My sister is a graphic design professor and taught me a simple way to select font sizes.

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The Curiosity Challenge… full STEAM ahead!

EdTech4Beginners

My school is encouraging inquisitive learners and has taken on a project inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT. It has huge links with our new STEAM curriculum and will guide the students through this new approach.

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.

Students Learning with Video Projects #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for learning with video projects. We talked about the importance of storyboarding to plan their projects and learning how to edit. Students also need to learn how to properly remix and attribute Creative Commons content into their projects.

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When Reading Gets Harder

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. For years, we’ve thought that the answer to boosting adolescent reading comprehension lay in building students’ vocabulary. Teens often struggle with the jargon and advanced terminology they encounter as they move into middle and high school, so educators have designed curricula and interventions that explicitly teach these complex words.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandi Figlioli on episode 163 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Curriculum Specialist Mandy Figlioli is excited about her school’s adoption of the Inventionland design and prototyping course.

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FlipGrid: Connect with Other Classrooms

Catlin Tucker

This year, my students are learning about the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. My teaching team decided to begin the year with a low stakes high-interest challenge: design a water park for our community. The first step in the design thinking process is empathy.

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.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. Brainstorming helps students come up with ideas, organizes ideas, and provides a roadmap for projects. We need to expose students to various types of brainstorming techniques, such as concept mapping, storyboarding, sketchnoting, sketch outlines, audio recording thoughts, etc., so they discover which techniques work best for them.

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

Video Courtesy of Redwood City School District. We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t.

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Erin Murphy on episode 164 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Erin Murphy, the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning , talks about leading project-based learning.

Nevada is Leading the Way: Nevada’s Going 1-to-1

The Journal

1-to-1 is no longer a tired notion. 1-to-1 is changing. 1-to-1 is about to. take off! Nevada has just announced its renewed commitment to 1-to-1.

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.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Inspire with Student Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. Students own their learning and acquire important digital skills when given the opportunity to create, produce, and problem-solve with technology.

What is WittyWe and Why You Want to Use it

Ask a Tech Teacher

There seems to be a limitless supply of online education content. In fact, my email box and social media explodes with them.

Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Trevor Muir on episode 161 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Trevor Muir crafts his classroom around a story. He uses the “hero’s journey” to make his classroom more epic.

A Startup Partnership With Google to Support Active Student Listening

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When a big partnership opportunity comes along, be ready to evaluate it and dive in. The post A Startup Partnership With Google to Support Active Student Listening appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Sales / Marketing Startups

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EdTech at School

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

New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It

Digital Promise

Over the past five years, I’ve led the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF uses the term “cyberlearning” for its portfolio of research projects that investigate emerging technology and emerging learning sciences. The projects seek bold new designs for learning, contrasting with today’s typical laptop- or tablet-based apps.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

The Web20Classroom

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had to say. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment —As you can tell from our video, there are many ways to describe formative assessment.

Classroom video calls. You can do this. Here’s how

Ditch That Textbook

Christian talked about how the flood waters were up to his waist in his house. His classmate described how his dogs cowered under the bed during the hurricane. An articulate fifth grader with tight braids laid out her family’s plan to stock up on food in case of the worst. We got to visit with these […]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology facetime global connections google hangouts skype video calls

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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.

Reflections on Supporting Refugee Education in Jordan

Digital Promise

As part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global is directing a network of Learning Studios designed for student-centered, experiential learning.

What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: A New Typing Website With a Twist. Building Digital Citizens–the Class. Great list of Top Education Blogs. 20 Websites and 3 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. 4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom. 7 Tips to Differentiate with Tech.

Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

Written by Dr. Jared Scherz, TeacherCoach. When I was eleven, I went on a rock climbing expedition in Boulder Colorado. I paced nervously before the first climb, as the instructors readied the equipment. From a sharp reprimand, I was jolted out of my nervous daydream. Don’t step on the rope.”