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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality and virtual reality. Are these buzzwords or are they things that can be used to improve learning?

10 ways Google Keep can help streamline life at school

Ditch That Textbook

For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It can get littered with them pretty easily. The worst is when I would take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school. I have literally driven to school late at night [.].

11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Last week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference. It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. You might have seen the picture of the tiny plane that took me to Kearney, NE in the graphic of this post.…

150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!)

Shake Up Learning

The post 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Search for the Best Chrome Apps and Extensions to Use in Your. Classroom! There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database.

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.

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5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. 5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day by James Sturtevant Just because I’ve authored a couple of books and host a podcast on engagement does not mean that I don’t have challenging days in the classroom. Last Friday was one of those days!

4 good computer habits every teacher should have

eSchool News

They say computers make life easier. I say they sometimes make our lives miserable. During the past two years, I’ve visited Apple’s Genius Bar eight times. I’ve watched a student cry in front of her PC after she found a Word document she had worked on for days corrupted.

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Harris @edtechspec an elementary edtech director from California, talks about an attitude of innovation.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

Students at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss. school district’s sixth-grade-only school. Photo: Jackie Mader. By nine school district superintendents from nine states. Now is the time of year when U.S.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with 'e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London.

A new technology is fundamentally changing learning–here’s how

eSchool News

Middle school students across the U.S. are learning how the body works by studying the anatomy of a frog, a vertebrate with an organ system similar to that of humans.

How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

EdNews Daily

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation.

Learning With Technology

The Principal of Change

Does this happen in your school or district? One teacher prefers google sites. Another blogger. A different teacher prefers Edublogs. One teacher started their students on seesaw.

Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

The Hechinger Report

Despite what many high school seniors think, getting into a good college is likely to get even easier in the future Photo: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal via ZUMA Wire. Record Number of Applications Flood Area Colleges”. Applications for the Class of 2021 Are Seriously Exploding”.

5 tips for getting blended learning right

eSchool News

When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan.

Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.

EdTech4Beginners

When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students, “Why do we have to do this?” ” It’s a question that can sometimes be difficult to answer. All too often the work is stuck into their English books and is only seen by the teacher. Here are 10 ways to use technology to give your pupils a real audience for their work: 1) Class blogs.

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AP Jeopardy Review – Using @PearDeck & @Wacom Tablets to Engage, Gamify & Reflect #edtech #mathchat

techieMusings

Note: I am editing/revising an old post to reflect some updates in the process of how I run AP Jeopardy Review in my AP Calculus Class! Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming?

A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

The Christensen Institute

In one of his books, The Innovator’s Solution , Harvard Business School professor and Christensen Institute co-founder, Clayton Christensen, explains that investors and entrepreneurs should learn to be patient for growth, but impatient for profits.

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Class Tech Tips

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with VR using a headset like the inexpensive Google Cardboard.

10 Skills Modern Teachers Need

Edudemic

For educators to thrive in the classroom and navigate these and other modern difficulties, teachers must have certain skills that their predecessors didn't. The post 10 Skills Modern Teachers Need appeared first on Edudemic.

When Extensions Go Bad

The Electric Educator

I am a big fan of Chrome Extensions. I share my favorites on Twitter and this blog. Extension can control and access a lot of system resources, that's how they can do so many cool things! With that access comes the possibility of misuse.

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

The Hechinger Report

Spokane has used outside nonprofits to help its students search for and apply to colleges. In May, one organization, College Success Foundation, held a College Signing Night to celebrate 170 seniors who were bound for four-year schools. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz. SPOKANE, Wash.

Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

March is National Women’s History Month! . This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance.

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20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 10, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content. To this end, we have.read more. YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube math channels

5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts #5ideaFriday

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 30: Excellent Language Arts with Teacher Alex Corbitt on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast | 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today teacher @Alex_Corbitt from the Bronx has 5 created ideas to help improve and make language arts learning fun.

This is how you make PD engaging for teachers

eSchool News

Teachers constantly juggle a number of different national, state, and district initiatives in today’s fast-paced and complex educational environment.

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Ditch That Textbook

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less than 50 percent. And that’s being generous.) There’s a big reason I believe that these newsletters — which could be great parent/teacher communication tools — fall on deaf ears (or [.].

Top 5 Tips for Teaching English Online

EdNews Daily

Every day, more teachers leave the classroom, and they are looking for different ways to stay in education and still make a difference using their skills, talents, passion and knowledge. Becoming an online teacher is a big step , one that most educators have never even considered.

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 11, 2017 Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative learning activities. It offers a number of key tools to.read more. educational web tools

Could PD lead to better student writing?

eSchool News

Certain teacher professional development could have a positive impact on academic writing by English learners in grades 7-12, according to a study from the University of California, Irvine.

Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez K–12 educators find they must teach students to better evaluate information from the web. Classroom Curriculum Digital Citizenship Internet Social Media