Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

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?

NEW School Update: Class Size Matters

Catlin Tucker

This won’t surprise anyone in education, but class size matters. It matters a lot. The bigger the class, the harder it is to meet the individual needs of the learners in our classrooms.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These four topics cover every aspect of our life. Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit.

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Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Yes, there are mounds of curricula students must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.

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.

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.

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Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see see my review of Kiddom ).

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Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment.

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has taken the education system by storm. The idea behind it is simple: students are allowed and encouraged to use their own phones, tablets, e-readers, or notebooks in the classroom.

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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.

169 Tech Tip #120–Why Use Airplane Mode

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Kyle Taylor tells how they saved half their setup costs per classroom on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s face it – great things occur in all schools on a daily basis. We see the fruits of our labor through our students as they show growth in learning over time.

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.

How to Run a Parent Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents often find technology a roadblock to helping their children with classwork. There are too many geeky tools with too few instructions, and every year, what they thought they understood changes.

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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.

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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.

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What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving them to bankruptcy by 2011. Kodak, which once had 90% market share in the U.S.

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.

Celebrating Engineers and their Contributions to Make the World a Better Place

Digital Promise

Every winter, we celebrate Engineers Week by learning about the various types of engineering, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, computer, software, aerospace, and others.

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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Avoid Rabbit Holes

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

One of the best lessons we learned while growing from subject-matter experts to running and scaling a business was how important it is to stay focused, and not become overwhelmed with the sheer number of tasks.

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.

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.

Can Workers Learn Basic Skills on Their Phones?

Digital Promise

When low-skilled workers have access to quality education and training, great things happen. Too often, however, because these workers hold down several jobs, rely solely on public transportation, and have childcare responsibilities, they miss out on many of the in-person classes available to them.

Student Empowerment - Getting From Vision to Practice

Battelle for Kids

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) agree that today’s students need learning that goes beyond the traditional subjects and modes of learning. In 2016, ISTE released updated standards for students that envision a significant shift in learning and teaching amplified by meaningful use of technology in education.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Mental health care vs. disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Untreated mental illness silently plagues a large portion of the United States population. Roughly one in five adults in America suffer from some form of mental illness in a given year, and approximately 60 percent of those cases go untreated.

EdTech at School

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