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Games or Worksheets: Is there really a question about the choice?

User Generated Education

I work part time with gifted elementary students at two Title 1 schools where most of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches; and where they and/or their parents are learning English as a second language. What I quickly discovered about my students was that many were lacking in foundational skills in ELA and in math.

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15 YouTube videos all educators must see

Ditch That Textbook

Whenever I work with teachers, I always have a YouTube playlist handy. It has videos that always seem to resonate, entertain, educate or inspire. I constantly find encouragement in videos that others share. And in a world where well produced, stunning videos can be created by virtually anyone, it’s easier to find than ever. Here [.]. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology humor inspiration skype youtube

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What is the SAMR model?

EdTech4Beginners

A new acronym floating around at the moment is SAMR. But what does it mean and what implications does it have for classroom practise? SAMR stands for: substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. It basically details all the ways technology can impact or not on learning. Substitution. This is when teachers or pupils are using tech tools but in no different way to old ones. For instance, using Google Slides instead of Microsoft PowerPoint. The end product is the same. Augmentation.

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Treat People with Dignity and Respect

The CoolCatTeacher

Who Will Be the People to Bridge Racial and Cultural Distrust? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Someone thought Dad was a poor dirt farmer. Here’s how they tell the story. You see, my father is a farmer in South Georgia. In the past, he’s been involved in various political campaigns in both political parties. One time it was during harvest and Daddy came to hear a candidate speak at the courthouse straight out of the field.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa. Imagine the look on your child’s face when they receive a personalized phone call from Santa with his or her name on it!

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#BLinAction Book Club – Join the Conversation!

Catlin Tucker

Join the conversation on blended learning! After just two months, there are over 2000 readers engaged in Blended Learning in Action ! I am excited to announce the start of our #BLinAction book club discussions to help readers stay connected and share ideas about each chapter. We’ll take a deep dive into one chapter per week. The book chats will run “slowchat” style with one thought and one question posted per day throughout the week.

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How to Assign Homework without Wasting Everybody’s time

The CoolCatTeacher

Answer the question "Why does my child have to do this homework?" From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you ever assign homework, you have likely dealt with the “Why does my child have to do this homework?” ” question from parents. In my experience, these complaints are often from parents who have different expectations about learning and the role of home and school than you do.

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18 Holiday Websites and 14 Projects For Your Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in sponge time? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Gift Hunt –updated version of 12 Days of Christmas–just as much fun. Holiday collection. Holiday Crossword. Holiday Elf Games. Holiday Hangman II. Holiday music II –sing along with the music–the site provides the words. Holiday—Design Gingerbread House. Holiday—find the word.

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Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format. But there wasn’t a clear path to similarly scale the personalized, job-embedded support needed to transfer that content into practice.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Digging into design thinking: 10 key ideas

Ditch That Textbook

It’s well documented that the world is moving away from routine, repetitive, low cognitive capacity jobs. The “four C’s” — critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity — are on the rise. Instead of being told what to do, workers will need to do more brainstorming, more creating, more problem solving. What better way to learn [.]. Teaching creativity design thinking launch maker mentality makerspaces student engagement

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’Booking’ Students: The Literacy Solution

EdNews Daily

Written By Guest Author: (Mrs.) Linda A. McFarlane. The office clock shows 6:50 on this blustery fall morning; daylight is still quite a few minutes away in this Kansas City locale. Headlights from a few cars punctuate the semi-darkness as children are dropped off for the school day at Crestview Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District.

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Where did Christmas Come From?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Watch this video and come away educated: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Announcing the Digital Promise filmMAKER Challenge

Digital Promise

We at Digital Promise are very excited about the launch of the filmMAKER Challenge , an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about and engage in product design and filmmaking. Through the challenge, students will use human-centered design strategies to solve real-world problems and share their solutions broadly. filmMAKER pairs product design and filmmaking because even the best ideas fail to make an impact if they can’t be shared with the world.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Improve your students’ ability and confidence in maths with DoodleMaths.

EdTech4Beginners

DoodleMaths is a maths app, perfect for use in the classroom. It is fully aligned to the UK national curriculum and aims to improve ability and confidence quickly. Learning and teaching maths has never been so simple. My students absolutely loved playing the games and quizzes. What sort of content is there on the app? Watch the video below to view a typical game / quiz: How can I use it in the classroom?

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Gamification for children: How to avoid design mistakes

EdNews Daily

Guest Article by: Dasha Sokolova. There’s no doubt that children and adults learn in various ways. This distinction lies not only in what we learn at different age levels, but also how we do it. Today, both adults and children are often engaged in studies through game-based learning and gamification mechanics such as points, leaderboards, progression, and others. Read this article to learn how to adapt gamification to younger minds. Let them “play,” but not game.

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How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of free survey and polling sites (two popular options are PollDaddy and Survey Monkey ), but often they limit the number of surveys you can create or how many questions you can include without ‘leveling up’ to a premium version. Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies, Google Forms is a run-away favorite.

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Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

How do you help low-skilled adult learners who are also struggling with the persistent problem of rural isolation? Enter the power of virtual technology. The Students and Parents in Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy Program serves central Maine’s Regional School Unit #3 (RSU 3). SPICE’s mission is to integrate childhood and adult education.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Top 5 Tech Tools for the Classroom

Voyager Sopris Learning

Being a technology teacher, I try to look for tools that engage my students. Some of these tools lend themselves very well to being the foundation of a project, while others serve as brain breaks or class activities. Regardless of what context they’re used for, they all serve the same purpose: student engagement within the classroom. I’ve compiled a list of my top five favorite tech tools for the classroom.

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Testicular Cancer and a Ballsy Sense of Tumor

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. One of the smartest and coolest young teachers I know recently discovered he has testicular cancer. You may be thinking there’s nothing funny about cancer, and you’re right. For Justin Birckbichler, though, a lump on his testicle not only turned his life upside down, it also helped him develop him a “Ballsy Sense of Tumor.” […]. The post Testicular Cancer and a Ballsy Sense of Tumor appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Inspiration #cancer edchat

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Your Feedback Needed on ISTE 2017 Standards for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

As many of you know, I am one of the group of ISTE/CAEP reviewers. ISTE is working on revisions for the Standards for Teachers and would like your assistance reviewing and commenting on the draft v1 of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers. “Between now and Feb 28, when the public comment period ends, we will release one or two more drafts.

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Transforming Adult Ed: Gaming for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

A well-designed game involves three kinds of learning: task-based, individualized, and scaffolded. In other words, good game design is good pedagogy. Yet, people often see games as just for kids and not as educational tools for adults. Watch this webinar with Peter Stidwill, Senior Producer at FableVision , to learn more about how games use the four principles of freedom of play to create powerful educational experiences for adult learners.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

The Silo Effect

A Principal's Reflections

It is hard to debate that education is the key to the future. With each passing day new opportunities and challenges arise that will require a new generation of thinkers who can rise to the occasion. Schools must unlock the potential within our students while preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For this to happen we must rethink the very essence of education and ask ourselves if our students will be adequately equipped to succeed in their future, not ours.

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Creating a Positive Organization Contributes to Success for Startups

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Building an organization that emphasizes functionality and makes employees feel valued can create a competitive advantage for startups. The post Creating a Positive Organization Contributes to Success for Startups appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Listenwise startup

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Why should schools consider adaptive learning

Neo LMS

We are all born the same, needing food, love and care, but once we start to assimilate knowledge, each of us starts to show our uniqueness. There are no two babies to walk at the exact same age, or speak the exact same words. We all develop skills and process knowledge in a very personal and different way. That’s why I think that the learning process should be tailored to each individual, according to their needs and capabilities.

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Discipline Through A Personalized Learning Lens

Education Elements

When we work with school districts to embark on a personalized learning journey, we empower students to be self-directed, independent, motivated, and well-versed in articulating and sharing ideas. We encourage students to reflect on their own performance data and collaboratively plan an academic path forward that meets their needs. Yet we don’t build that sort of student agency when it comes to behavior and discipline. Personalized Learning Education Educators Leaders

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Nominated For A UK Blog Award, 2017!

EdTech4Beginners

I am over the moon to have been nominated for a UK Blog Award! I’d be really grateful if you vote for EDTECH4BEGINNERS – just follow the link below (it takes less than 10 seconds). Click here to vote. Tagged: awards , blog awards , edtech , education , teaching , technology. education awards blog awards edtech teaching technology

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OPENINGS – Board of Directors for CUE

CUE

Blog author and tie model. CUE wants you! CUE, Inc has grown exponentially in the past five years to become a national leader in Educational Technology. CUE’s expanded influence has emerged from strong leadership and a wide range of services that empower teachers, administrators, and policy makers. CUE is seeking to fill three Board of Director seats in its annual rotation of a 9-member board. Consider submitting your name or perhaps nominate a colleague for this prestigious role. BENEFITS.

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The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Author information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought. Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |. The post The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment Teaching Terry Heick Experienced Teacher General

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