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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.

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. Every student walks in the class with a clean slate not only with you, but also with their peers.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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 I have to do something.” That’s [.].

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.

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

User Generated Education

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Aligning the 10 Building Blocks for Future Ready Schools

Battelle for Kids

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

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.

Virtual Worlds For Higher Education: The New Real-World Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

When you think of virtual reality the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t education, it’s more entertainment! Well, one of the fastest growing industries in the world is trying to reach a wider audience one of which is Education, and higher Education.

EdTech at School

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

Is Whole Brain Teaching Right for Me?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have challenging students in your classes, there’s a good chance someone has suggested that you look into Whole Brain Teaching (WBT).

Are Hope and Engagement Key Student Success Indicators?

Ascend Math

Engagement is driven when students know how to apply what they know. Have you seen the 2016 Gallup Student Poll? According to Gallup, the Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in … Continue reading → student motivation ASCD Edtech update Gallup Student Poll hope student engagement well-being

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation. Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero.

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.

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.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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.

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.”. Curriculum Classrooms