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

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!

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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“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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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.

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.

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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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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3 Tips for rocking your classroom with video learning

Neo LMS

When something is hard to believe or comprehend usually it needs to be demonstrated. For example, when a new technology is introduced on the market it is usually presented to the public through a demonstration of its functions and usability.

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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.

169 Tech Tip #15–Save Early Save Often

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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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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.

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

Subscriber Special: January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. January: Check out our freebies! Check out discounted discontinued items! AATT Materials Freebies/Discounts Subscriber special

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.

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.

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.

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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New Year Brings Changes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve noticed that the same people subscribe to both my weekly newsletter on Tech Tips and Websites. That means they get two emails a week in their email box from me, in what is probably already a cluttered, overcrowded bit of virtual real estate. That inspired me to make a change. I’m going to merge the two lists and send one email a week that includes both a Weekly Tech Tip and a Weekly Website.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.”

An open letter to Tom Price: Address more than the ACA to make healthcare affordable

The Christensen Institute

Dear Rep. Price, The incoming administration is already determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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.

Did You Miss These Posts Over the Holidays?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are four articles to get you ready for the demands of a new school year: End-of-year Tech Tips: Update Your Online Presence. End-of-Year Tips: Image and Backup Digital Devices. End of Year Tips: 22 Steps to a Speedier Computer. How to Teach with Videos. Try them out–post a comment if you need help. I’ll be here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

EdTech at School

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