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4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12

The Journal

Five years from now K–12 classrooms will look dramatically different than they do today because of the four trends identified in this week’s blog post. You can take that prediction to the bank

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Adapting, Balancing, and Collaborating in Mentor Public Schools

Digital Promise

Mentor Public Schools is a suburban district 20 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, which serves 7,650 preK-12 students across 42 square miles.

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education

Neo LMS

In a previous post I talked about competency-based learning and how this might be the ultimate approach to education.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Michelle Cotrell-Williams on episode #46 of the 10-minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. You can introduce a topic with a poem or have your students write poems where they explore various topics. Writing poetry can be difficult for students; therefore, you might want to get your learners to start writing haikus, limericks, or shape poems.

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How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

Neo LMS

Sit still! a frequent, despairing instruction from so many teachers, and yet occupational therapists tell us that it is a surprisingly tricky task for children.

5 Ways to Get a Laugh in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Celebrating Episode 50 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ll tell some crazy stories about the lengths I’ll go to get a laugh in my classroom.

The BrandED Conversation

A Principal's Reflections

“ People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” – Maya Angelou When I was asked a while back to write a book for Jossey-Bass, I was relatively non-committal.

Bribing children to take our tests

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s standardized testing season again in American schools. And that means it’s also time for many schools to bribe and punish their children into submission because those tests are ones they don’t want to take.

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.

Create Online Tests, Questionnaires & Quizzes Using This Brilliant Website.

EdTech4Beginners

Typeform is a fantastic website and app – perfect for creating online quizzes, tests and feedback forms. Is it easy to make quizzes? Have a look at my video tutorial to see how simple it is to use: How can Typeform be used in the classroom? Lesson reflections. Lesson assessment tests.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today.

Developing Natural Curiosity

Battelle for Kids

As we move into the latter half of this decade, it becomes more evident that 21st Century Skills must be deeply embedded in the authentic experiences we design for our learners. It wasn’t that long ago when we were introduced to P21 and their concepts of 21st Century Skills in education. P21 Blog

11 Apps to Learn with Poetry

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” ” – Rita Dove. April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. Writing poetry can be difficult for students, but the engaging apps below will help your students create and learn with poems. For more ideas and activities, see the slide presentation, Learning with Poetry , and the bookmarks below for more ideas and resources.

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.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Felicia Casto, a 2017 Milken Award Winner on episode 48 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Felicia Casto @jfcasto28 2016 Milken Award Winner, used to hate math.

Unlocking Hidden Potential through Recruitment

EdNews Daily

Written by: Brittany Bir, COO, 42USA. 42, a non-profit, tuition-free, computer programming school is not only disrupting the traditional education model, but also the traditional admissions process.

27 Websites for Poetry Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world. According to the Academy of American Poets , the goals are: Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets.

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.

Resistance to learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tom Nichols said: Never have so many people had so much access to so much knowledge and yet have been so resistant to learning anything. via [link]. Or perhaps we’re only gorging on dessert at the all-you-can eat learning buffet… No related posts.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away!

How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect

EdNews Daily

Learn about building online professional learning communities with Merry Cora, 51Talk Teaching Specialist. Interview conducted by Kerry Gallagher. This teacher interview features Merry Cora, a 51Talk kids’ specialist.

8 Websites For Financial Literacy Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

I published this about a year and a half ago, but with April’s focus on financial literacy, it’s time to repost.

EdTech at School

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

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

“Alone we are smart, but together we are brilliant. We can use the collective wisdom to do great things when we are connected.” I said that way back on September 17, 2013 and yet I think it is even more true today than even back then. When I was in the classroom, I felt isolated as a teacher.

Wunderlist: Helping Students Stay Organized

Catlin Tucker

I work with teenagers so organization (or the lack thereof) is always an issue. In a blended learning model where online and offline tasks are blended together, students frequently struggle to keep track of everything.

5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year

EdTech Magazine

By Steven W. Anderson Don’t limit yourself to 60 minutes, coding projects, like making apps and programming computers, can last and last. Classroom Mobile Apps Mobility STEM Tablets

Subscriber Special: April

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 6th- 15th. a Two-fer. Sign up for Summer PD; get a friend in for free. Classes available: Tech-infused Teacher. Tech-infused Class (sequel to Tech-infused Teacher). Teach Writing with Tech. 20 Webtools in 20 Days.

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.

The Impact of Betsy DeVos: A Q&A with Michael Horn

Education Elements

Ed Elements: Betsy Devos’s confirmation process was one of the toughest anyone can remember. What do you think made people so passionate about her nomination? Michael Horn: The toughest ever certainly for an education secretary. I think there were three things in particular that made people so passionate.

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. As the teachers and I work together to explore new ideas, strategies, and tools, we learn and grow together.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. It remains a modest gesture toward addressing much bigger questions.

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