Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

Neo LMS

The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the better.

2 BRAND NEW tools to help students display work, reflect

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides is such a versatile tool in G Suite (Google Apps). It goes much further than creating a slide presentation to show on the screen to the entire class.

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New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

I don’t typically make “pie in the sky” New Year’s resolutions, but. this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom!

“Not Normal” [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We spend way too much time trying to be normal. David Salyers , VP at Chic Fil A says, “Normal can never be amazing.” ” The truth is that normal is average. Normal is every day.

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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.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of being a guest on Dr. Will Deyamport’s podcast called the Dr. Will Show. You can view the Google Hangout video HERE.

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Promoters of school choice are unwilling to ensure equal access in regular public schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

Derek Black said: [C]harters, vouchers, and other choice-like reforms are insulting substitutes for equal access to learning opportunities.

An effective video creation platform for teachers and students

EdTech4Beginners

Binumi is a great tool for everyone to create videos on any device, anywhere and at anytime. Users get everything they need to create amazing videos: royalty-free footage, editing tools and publishing ability. What do the outcomes look like?

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How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps.

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5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

Ditch That Textbook

One huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student. Deliver assignments to small groups? Differentiate to subsets of students? Until now. Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteedu

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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.

Product Feedback Can Change Your Startup Route

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Listening to customers about how they use your product is critical when making decisions for the future. The post Product Feedback Can Change Your Startup Route appeared first on Market Brief.

My Article For Google & TES: The top edtech tools for teachers to try in 2017.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote a new year themed article for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Click here for the full piece.

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5 Resources To Make Your Next Presentation Pop

The Web20Classroom

Perhaps you are like me and have to sit through presentations often. Sometimes they are great. You can tell the presenter put a lot of thought into what they want to talk about and it feels like they really know their stuff.

The Personalized Learning Pathway of Horry County Schools

Education Elements

It was so exciting for me to visit South Carolina for the first time last month. What was most exciting was that I got to join the Ed Elements team at our partner Horry County Schools (HCS), South Carolina’s third largest district. HCS has 54 schools, 2,700 teachers and more than 40,000 K-12 students. Personalized Learning Education Horry County Schools

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.

Our hopes and dreams for Global Prosperity at the Christensen Institute: Will you join us?

The Christensen Institute

How we got here. I spent the first 16 years of my life in Nigeria before moving to the United States for college.

How tech encouraged creativity in one of my students.

EdTech4Beginners

Our class topic was ‘Coasts’ and the students certainly enjoyed learning all about them. I was really happy that a student, in his own time, used an online game to further his knowledge and creativity.

LeVar Burton: Digital Devices Can Embrace Storytelling

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut The former Reading Rainbow host shares the power of storytelling in his life and beyond. Classroom Internet Mobile Apps Mobility

New from Kiddom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is a free standards-based platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences. Its pages are visual and easy-to-understand, enabling teachers to quickly determine how students are doing and where remediation is needed–all without spending a lot of time analyzing data.

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.

The Great Education Equalizer? New Study Shows MOOCs Have Not Yet Fulfilled Their Promise as a Force for Equity

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The latest piece of news on MOOCs — massive online open courses — suggests that they may not yet be the great democratizer of education that they were envisioned to be.

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Prioritizing the Development of Startup Features

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Every startup has a long list of the features they want to build and create. With limitations on time and money, tradeoffs have to be made. The post Prioritizing the Development of Startup Features appeared first on Market Brief.

K–12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Jacquelyn Bengfort Districts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile. Bring Your Own Device Classroom Cloud Collaboration Management Networking

Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

Web filtering is required by law, as long as schools wish to receive e-rate funding to supply their digital classrooms. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools “block Internet access to pictures that are (a) obscene (b) child pornography or (c) harmful to minors.”

EdTech at School

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

How School Districts Work to Improve Summer Learning with Ed-Tech Programs

Digital Promise

Education leaders seeking to curb summer learning loss have experimented with providing students with devices equipped with ed-tech tools to use over the summer. Emerging research suggests this approach has promise, but there is still limited evidence to help district leaders identify which strategies will be most successful.

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169 Tech Tip #15–Save Early Save Often

Ask a Tech Teacher

How Data Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions

EdTech Magazine

By Elizabeth Combs Use research tools to determine the next course of action in schools. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

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A Perfect SAT Score: Tips from Shaan Patel (PrepExpert)

EdNews Daily

A Perfect SAT Score. Is it possible? Shaan Patel of PrepExpert.com says yes. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores or even get a perfect SAT score ? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel various times.

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.

Understanding the Role of Your Local Association President | @NJEA

TeacherCast

Welcome to a the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students.

Inequality and education in the age of Trump

The Christensen Institute

Fears are mounting that technology will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. At the same time, despite its clear benefits, free trade does lead to the displacement of some individuals’ jobs.

Shaping Student Management Skills through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Teachers understand the value teamwork, communication, and collaboration holds in our increasingly complex and fast-paced world.