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Google Slide Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

After posting my Google Doc Scavenger Hunt activity, I had several teachers ask if I had created scavenger hunts for any of the other Google tools. Below is the scavenger hunt I designed for Google Slides. Teachers are welcome to access and use this Google Slide Scavenger Hunt. Just click “File” on the presentation and “Make a copy.” It will automatically save to your Google Drive, then you can edit your version so it works for your students.

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7 Digital Icebreakers for #BacktoSchool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It’s the little conversations that build the relationships and make an impact on each student.” – Robert John Meehan. Back to school is around the corner! Building strong relationships is the key to a successful school year. We need to ensure every student knows we believe in them no matter their past behavior or performance.

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Survey Says: Tech Use in Math Class on the Rise, But Needs Improvement

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez In a state-by-state breakdown, Maine is leading the way in innovating with active computer usage.

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Beginning the School Year: It’s About the Learners Not the Content

User Generated Education

9Too many classes, all grade levels, begin the school year with getting down to academic business – starting to cover content, discussing expectations regarding academic requirements, giving tests, and other academic information provided by the teacher to the students in a mostly one-way communication. The human or social element is often disregarded.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

Neo LMS

It seems somehow antiquated to speak of technology as if it is a distinct category of life experiences. Of course from an industrial or commercial point of view the distinction makes sense, but from a sociological — and in our case pedagogic — aspect our experience of modern life is practically indistinguishable from technology. Positing that “technology affects our lives” is as redundant as claiming that the alphabet affects our lives.

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2 Tools to Help You Learn Students’ Names

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner.” – Rachel Ingber. Many of us are headed back to school. Within the first days you need to cultivate relationships and create a community. Learning each other’s names correctly is significant to forming a strong bond with your students and for students to form strong bonds with each other.

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How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

Scott Heister, an engineering and physics teacher, began mentoring his high school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team in his home state of Michigan 19 years ago. Since then, the robotics program has overcome their fair share of obstacles, including nearby factories shutting and decreased funding for their program, while working hard to transform culture in their school and build leaders in STEM.

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8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework

Ditch That Textbook

In the past, I’ve assigned homework when I’ve felt a lack of control, a sense of scrambling to cover everything. I would think, “These students just aren’t where they need to be. I have so much to get to and not enough squares left in my lesson plan book.” “I have to do something.” That’s [.].

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Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” – Oxford English Dictionary. The 2016 TED prize winner, Sarah Parcak , used the award money to fund her citizen science project, Globalxplorer.org. This online platform protects and preserves ancient sites by encouraging people to work with archaeologists to analyze satellite images and identify possible looting.

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4 Easy Tips to Engage in Game-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Jon Spike Incorporate a game-based teaching style into the classroom without spending a lot of time or money.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia.

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5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

In an effort to keep up with the fast-paced world driven by technological advances, the education system is including more and more technology into classrooms all over the country. While critics argue about the slow-pace adoption of ed-tech in school instruction, at least we see things moving in the right direction. We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth.

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Avoiding Initiative Overload

A Principal's Reflections

As many of us know all too well, the process of change is not always a successful venture. It is fraught with twists and turns, not to mention challenges that come in all shapes and sizes. Out of the chaos excuses materialize, further complicating the process. One common excuse, or challenge depending on your point of view, is too many initiatives at once.

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About 79 Percent of Schools and Libraries Have Faster Internet Because of E-Rate

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The latest research indicates that the FCC’s program is effective at bringing more connectivity to K–12 students.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations with James Sturtevant

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 122 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today James Sturtevant @jamessturtevant helps us hack our classroom presentations. So, whether they are flipped or in person, you can have more engagement with these tools and ideas. We’re also giving away a copy of his book to a lucky winner, Hacking Engagement Again.

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What Exactly Is Curriculum?

Education Elements

I recall one distinct shocking moment as a new teacher. It was when a mentor teacher was onboarding me. She walked me to my classroom, opened a cabinet door rather proudly, showed me two shelves filled with textbooks and supplementary materials (worksheets, assessment guides, etc.) and said, “This is your 6th grade math curriculum.”.

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. Debt without degrees: That’s the reality facing more than half of all young people entering four-year colleges — they seemingly vanish from university rolls into the vapor of attrition. Instead of tossing mortarboards into the air come June, these non-graduates face a rocky climb in the job force, where they scramble to make up for their educational gaps.

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new study finds that students are using tech for self-directed learning outside of school.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Emerging technologies can help put strategies like standards-based grading and competency-based learning into context for parents, students and teachers. The post Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology appeared first on Market Brief.

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Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 123 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. She gives us tips for developing savvy in our students. She also talks about the “term” fake news and if we should be using it at all.

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Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. Through this work, we see powerful examples of innovation across education — from students creating their own virtual reality (VR) films, to researchers working with technology developers to improve edtech efficacy, to educators rethinking their own professional development with the use of micro-credentials.

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How Classroom Furniture Has Evolved in the Last Decade

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Since 2007, flexible and collaborative learning spaces have been on the rise.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. This means students take an active part in achieving education and personal goals. The problem is how to persuade students to voluntarily reflect on their progress, rethink goals, and make the required adjustments to achieve success?

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What 41 Years of Teaching Taught Me with Karen Van Duyn

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 121 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Van Duyn @ksvanduyn Karen Van Duyn has taught for 41 years. From the timeless lessons about students to what she did when a principal thought she didn’t know how to teach – Karen has an open honest discussion.

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3 Videos of Beginning Teachers Show the Promise of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Based in concrete, research-backed skills, micro-credentials clarify the road to great teaching, which is why Educators Rising stands behind them. However, we know that it takes a certain “boldness” just to get on that road. Today, Educators Rising is delighted to shine a spotlight on three communities that have approached what it takes to navigate the journey to powerful classroom teaching in a new way and seized the opportunity to leverage micro-credentials to do so.

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New Chromebook Tools Promote Media Literacy

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Apps for the popular device help students navigate the web.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Cloud QR: A classroom friendly app to create QR codes

EdTech4Beginners

Working with QR codes in the classroom can be both fun and powerful. There are plenty of really useful areas where QR codes can enhance the learning experience. For instance, you can display a QR code next to a hard math problem, and when scanned, the problem is explained. A QR code by a picture of a letter could simplify learning by playing the letter sound when scanned.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 125 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sarah Reed @KYTOY15 had her students going on a pirate voyage before Teaching Like a Pirate became the fad. From dressing like a bumblebee to class entry routines, this Kentucky State Teacher of the year, Sarah Reed, has ideas for us.

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This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

When looking towards the future of education and instruction, hardware will not be the catalyst for change. The people behind the technology will be the ones who transform student learning. Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment.

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Google Outpaces Other Tech Companies as the Most Trusted Brand

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new survey shows efficacy in the tech giant’s domination of the market.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.