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Educators as Active Listeners

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. They include: If the teacher is doing more talking than the students, then this is a problem.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Eileen Lennon on episode 291 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Infographics are powerful communication tools.

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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction.

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.

Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or work as a 1:1 blended learning coach, I field a lot of questions about the design of station rotation lessons. Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. That is not the case.

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[UPDATED] Top Educational Websites Your Students are ACTUALLY Visiting

Kajeet

There you have it, the top 10 educational websites students visit from 2018 (Jan. 1 through April 4, 2018). Here's how Kajeet pulls these stats together every year. Students who access wireless Internet through either the Kajeet SmartSpot ® (Wi-Fi hotspot) or Kajeet SmartBus ™ (school bus Wi-Fi) solutions can only access educational content.

Launching MY World 360°, A New Global Storytelling Initiative for Youth

Digital Promise

How might we engage young people in sharing their passions for changing the world through exploration of new media and technology?

The surprising power of humor over the learning process

Neo LMS

Today I thought I’d literally lighten the mood, and explore the role of laughter and humor in learning. There is little success where there is little laughter — Andrew Carnegie.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years.

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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.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever.

Challenge Collaboratives: School Districts and Researchers Partner to Solve High-Priority Challenges

Digital Promise

On any given day, school districts are tackling the toughest challenges in education, from student academic achievement to data interoperability to family support systems and beyond. Superintendents and district leaders operate within complex ecosystems where demands are not simply solved by apps or system upgrades. Their “system” is human capital – teachers and students – which yields challenges that require a careful and measured approach.

Bitmojis for your students: How to create and share them

Ditch That Textbook

Bitmojis are so much fun! They’re these little cartoon character images of yourself that let you express emotions and communicate. I’ve seen educators use them all over the place: in text messages, in emails, in slide presentations, in documents and on social media.

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Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Managing money can be a challenge for many adults. It’s not always easy for people to keep debt down, pay bills, and manage finances effectively.

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.

Lessons From Rowing Made This Startup Founder a Better CEO

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Learning to work as a team for success with rowing can impart a lot of lessons for the startup world. The post Lessons From Rowing Made This Startup Founder a Better CEO appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Entrepreneurship rowing Startup Startups teamwork

Shaping the Future in Rochester, New Hampshire

Education Elements

I believe that personalized learning is imperative ; it is essential that school systems focus on learning for every student. The shift to personalized learning represents a deep change for schools and their leaders. What can a leader do to capitalize on this shift? As a middle school principal who recently led a personalized learning implementation, I know that it requires strong collaborative leadership in your district.

10 ways Google tools can make the end of the year ROCK

Ditch That Textbook

When the end of the school year is in sight, it’s a time of excitement coupled with the importance of finishing the year STRONG. The end of the year is a time unlike any other. State tests are behind us. Many students are working on big projects or papers. It can be a great time […].

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school.

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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.

Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Autistic people have been routinely misunderstood, ignored, and excluded for decades – including from campaigns designed to promote awareness of autism itself. But this is beginning to change. Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives.

Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended-learning practice

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute , and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference.

10+ tips for ensuring success for your flipped classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Starting to teach in a flipped classroom environment can be daunting. Here are tips to help it succeed start to finish. This post is written by Nate Ridgway, a history teacher at Beech Grove High School in Indianapolis.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard on episode 293 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life.

EdTech at School

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

5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year was a boom year for edtech web tools. There were so many, I couldn’t keep up.

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Two Ways to Support Teachers’ Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As a former teacher, I know how precious (and short!) the summer break is, and that it’s also a great time to engage with colleagues in professional learning experiences not available during the school year. With our first ever Digital Promise Challenge Institute around the corner, we thought it might be helpful to suggest leveraging online funding platforms to support this or other incredible learning opportunities you might have your eye on.

What students say about creating podcasts on WeVideo and Flipgrid

Ditch That Textbook

Fifth-grade students in Andrew Fenstermaker’s class in Iowa are creating podcasts about what they’re learning — and what ignites their passion. They take a planning sheet and think through the entire process. They create an image to represent their podcast. They plan some episodes.

A New, News Website For Kids!

EdTech4Beginners

As teachers, we want our kids to connect with the real world. We want them to understand what’s going on and how it relates to them. That’s why we build current events into the curriculum.

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.