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5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just don’t believe any more.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Where do students spend their time outside of school? Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

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Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education

Digital Promise

Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education.

Does your work net-work?

Battelle for Kids

Sharing our most promising ideas or strategies is great, but often we leave so much of the thinking behind our work invisible thereby severely limiting collaboration. As NTN has explored formal improvement science with our schools, some practical tools have surfaced.

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.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Marina Umaschi Bers on episode 202 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Children as young as four can start coding, but not in ways you might think.

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Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Neo LMS

Working memory, sometimes called short-term memory, is the part of your brain’s memory capacity that deals with immediate tasks.

8 Web Tools for Creating Multimedia Timelines

Teacher Reboot Camp

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” ” - Robert Penn Warren. As the New Year approaches we often reflect on the past year to set new goals.

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Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Dave Harms on episode 208 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. History teacher David Harms uses simulations to teach history.

Exploring Wealth Inequities: An Experiential Learning Activity

User Generated Education

One of the legacies I want to leave with my students (of all ages) is a desire to engage in global stewardship. For more about this see my post, Empathy and Global Stewardship: The Other 21st Century Skills.

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.

20 great podcasts for educators (and how to get them)

Ditch That Textbook

Podcasts are learning on the go: in the car, while working out or as you garden. Here are some great ones for educators. Icons via TheNounProject.com) Podcasts are my lifeblood for generating new ideas, processing the ideas I already have and entertainment.

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16 Holiday Websites and 13 Projects For Your Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in sponge time? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Gift Hunt –updated version of 12 Days of Christmas–just as much fun. Holiday Crossword.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms.

8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” ” – Joseph Pulitzer. When I was a child, my father only accepted homemade gifts.

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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.

To Move Forward We Need to Let Go

A Principal's Reflections

“ We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.

What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: 10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code. 10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code. Websites for Hour of Code by Grade. Coding and US Security. 18 Thanksgiving Sites and Apps and 4 Projects for the Holiday.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Enrique Cachafeiro on episode 204 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Several virtual reality options are available for classrooms.

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9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. One goal teachers often struggle with is communicating regularly with parents. Sending emails or texts to every parent is time-consuming.

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.

20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

Ditch That Textbook

In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can be. Teachers want to see that, too.

Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

How Learning And Teaching Will Change In The Digital Age

EdNews Daily

Op-ed. Personalized learning needs to go away. I could sit here and argue that it needs to go away because companies are trying to replace our most valued resource – teachers – with computers and algorithms that will sterilize learning.

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15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” ” - Jane McGonigal. Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums.

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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!

Is it Time for a Fifth C?

Battelle for Kids

In late November I spent three days working at the inaugural Global Education Summit in Beijing. P21 Blog

Empatico-Build Global Awareness in Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every day it seems, the world gets smaller. Studies show that 244 million people worldwide live in a country other than their birthplace. Doesn’t sound like a lot? In fact, it’s a 44% increase from the year 2000.

Bring Augmented Reality into your Classrooms with @MetaverseApp Today!

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we discuss Augmented Reality with Metaverse CEO, Dmitry Shapiro. Together, we explore how Augmented Reality is being used in and out of the classrooms and learn where this amazing technology will be taking us as we head into the future.

20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” ” – Helen Keller. Tis the season to be jolly! Inspire students to write, doodle, sketchnote, and exchange ideas with the holiday and winter themed prompts below. Find resources for visual, video, and augmented reality writing prompts.

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.