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A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. You don’t have to be a fan of technology, but you do need to understand that it’s a catalyst for some exciting pedagogical changes.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too!

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It Takes A Village to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are local communities of practice that bring together educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and other community stakeholders to support transformative teaching and learning in their region.

3 Augmented Reality Apps to Take Your Lessons to the Next Level

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, Steven Wesley, has some great suggestions for using augmented reality: Day by day, technology is becoming more and more present in our lives. As the time goes by, we tend to rely on technology more and more. A good example would be the kids nowadays.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Hyperdocs & Self-Paced Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I began using the Station Rotation Model with students, I made a habit of printing directions for offline stations and typing directions for my online stations. I used Google Docs for my online directions because it was easy to mix text and images then share that document directly with students.

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Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application

User Generated Education

As a preface to this post, my belief is that deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, interactive, collaborative instructional processes.

169 Tech Tip #119–What to do when Computers are Down?

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.

One-to-One 3.0: A Work in Progress

The Journal

Sharing computing devices, the hallmark of One-to-One 1.0, rules the K–12 landscape. While the technology industry is on the verge of producing powerful computing devices for the price of a pair of gym shoes, getting all the way to 1-to-1 3.0

5 Ways to Be Technology’s Master and Not Its Slave #productivity

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Aaron Sams shares productivity secrets on episode #25 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aren’t you tired of being overwhelmed by technology? Do you really need the latest thing to be more productive?

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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.

Visuals Play a Key Role in Ed-Tech Learning Products

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Have you ever sat through a boring lecture where the professor seemed to drone on and on? What about a PowerPoint presentation that was all words and no visuals? I’ll bet it was hard to pay attention and focus. You might have had trouble remembering what the lecture was about, too.

Are schools really made for learning?

Neo LMS

How to teach more efficiently? and How to learn more efficiently? are two questions that puzzle educational professionals and students from the dawn of education.

12 ways to really make Genius Hour work in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Lots of schools and classrooms are making innovation a priority and changing how day-to-day school is done. Don Wettrick’s students take it to a whole new level. Don teaches “Innovation Class,” where students take on a project that connects with their passions.

The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: The 5-day a week show for busy but remarkable teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thank you for your support of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast.

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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.

The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.

EdTech4Beginners

Digital natives are individuals who were born during or after the surge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile devices etc.). Because the majority have been surrounded by tech from an early age, they are used to it and are usually very good at it.

Overcoming "Otherism": Thoughts on Race and Cultural Differences in the Classroom

Education Elements

My mother’s first language is Spanish. As the daughter of an immigrant, I grew up living a life nuanced in foreign customs and cultures. Not that these nuances felt foreign to me: it was just “life” in my home. Plus, I had the privilege of living in communities that saw my family as vibrant, exciting and beautiful — not foreign or unwanted. It is because of my mixed background that I have always been intrigued by the different value sets that drive us.

Subscriber Special: March

Ask a Tech Teacher

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How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach #mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT #21 | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Todd Nesloney From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. To be remarkable teachers, we must learn to rise above our problems and bring our best self to the kids.

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EdTech at School

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

Is Artificial Intelligence the best sidekick for teachers?

Neo LMS

I have a riddle for you: What do Sancho Panza, Dr. Watson, Robin and Artificial Intelligence all have in common? Well, they all came to existence thanks to the creative minds of people, right? OK, what else? The real answer to this question is that they are all sidekicks.

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Ready, Set, Listen, Launch a New Product

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Deep research and development helped startup Listenwise create a unique multiple choice, auto-graded quiz to assess listening skills. The post Ready, Set, Listen, Launch a New Product appeared first on Market Brief.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

No one disagrees with the importance of the visual in communicating. The problem usually is creating it. Most teachers aren’t adept at matching colors, picking fonts and font sizes, and then laying everything out artistically.

Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Superintendent Anael Alston Shares His Thoughts in Episode #24 for Thought Leader Thursday From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Anael Alston @ DrAAlston talks about common misconceptions that educators have about students in poverty.

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.

Catching the sharing economy wave: Disney World and the delight of discovery

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in a three-part series examining nonconsumption as a strategy for maximizing the sharing economy. The series addresses three areas of opportunity: rooms, rides, and recreation.

Summer Math Loss

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. It’s tough to imagine filling a lazy beach day with fractions, or stretching out in the back seat on a road trip and practicing long division. For many of us, summer and mathematics just don’t seem to mix. But across the socioeconomic spectrum, kids arrive back at school every fall much worse off in mathematics than they finished in the spring.

Tools to work with, annotate, create and convert PDF files

Educational Technology Guy

PDF , or Portable Document Format, files are ubiquitous these days. The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files.

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We should rethink our definition of ‘wasting time’

Ditch That Textbook

On Sunday, I was cleaning the kitchen. On hands and knees scrubbing the floor, to be more specific. Yep, I’m that guy, and that’s OK with me, You know what they say: happy wife, happy life!) All of a sudden, mid-scrub, I thought, “Where are my kids and what are they up to?” ” I have [.]. Teaching creative teaching genius hour homework passion-driven learning video games youtube

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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.