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Mobile Learning: No Longer About the Technology, but About the Learning

The Journal

A transition, quietly but most assuredly, has occurred: Today, in 2016, discussions under the heading "mobile learning" are becoming more about how "all-the-time, everywhere learning" can be supported with "mobile" technology than about mobile devices and apps. That transition has huge pedagogical implications

Goal: Interview a Colleague

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Goal: Interview a teacher or learner from another country. Accomplish this goal: Conduct a video, audio, or written interview with a colleague from another country to gain perspective on an issue. Take this further by publishing your interview. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers or Learning to Go !​.

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3 Arguments in Favor of the In-class Flip

Catlin Tucker

Whenever I train teachers on the Flipped Classroom Model, I’m always asked the same questions. “What do you do if your students do not complete the homework?” ” or “What do you do if students do not have access to the internet and/or devices at home?” ” These are valid questions and concerns. Homework completion and online access must be a consideration when teachers decide whether or not the flipped classroom is a viable model.

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Originally published at [link]. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008. Perfect Storm : an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude.

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.

A simple way to make a digital copy of pupils’ work.

EdTech4Beginners

When the end of the year comes, the books are sent home with the children and presumably put in a box in a dark cupboard! Why not create and store a digital copy? I have found this very effective practise for a number of reasons: It is great to show my new class good examples from the previous year. As a teacher, it is useful to reflect on the key learning that has happened over the year. Capturing work and celebrating it, makes tasks more meaningful for students.

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Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Mark Cuban signed a deal with Shaan just in time for the release of the new SAT. Big changes abound for the new SAT, and many are beneficial for incoming college students.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. July 6th-June 15th (ten days only): K-8 Technology Curriculum UPDATED 6th Edition. get 10% off with coupon code TECHCURRICULUM6THED. get 25% off if you’re upgrading from the 4th or 5th edition (contact zeke dot rowe at structuredlearn.net for coupon code). What’s included in lessons: an Essential Question. a Big Idea. suggested assessments.

Amazon Inspire Carries Big Implications for Schools, and Ed-Tech Providers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Last week Amazon announced its plan to launch Amazon Inspire , a one-stop shop for teachers in the hunt for free lesson plans, educational materials and ultimately educational software. Of course, we at SmartyReader are excited about the implications. Like Amazon.com, this new initiative centers on rankings, reviews, and a centralized database that will empower teachers with the knowledge and tools to make the appropriate edtech integration in their classrooms.

Do Students Learn Better in Chairs or Couches?

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Oskar Cymerman, the science teacher on a quest to Starbucks his classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Design your classroom to be intentional and inviting. Today’s guest, Oscar Cymerman, has decided to “Starbucks” his classroom. Oskar says, “Rows are for compliance but Starbucks is for collaboration.” ” Now, he’s reorganizing his science lecture area with Starbucks in mind.

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).

My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom. Read the full article by clicking here. Have you got any other tech tools which help when assessing pupils? Leave a comment below. Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology. education apps assessment edtech tech technology

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last chance–class starts Monday, July 11th! Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

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Our Global Stage: All The World In A Classroom

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 1. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts. As You Like It , Act I I, Scene VII William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Driving Question: How do we help our children understand their place on the global stage? When I first read Shakespeare's play as a high school senior, I was captured by his poetry. But how shallow was my understanding!

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment. He also shares the four kinds of data that are most valuable to teachers in year-end assessment. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment. Listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | iTunes.

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.

Teachers Express Their Concerns about Blended Learning

FuelEd

Contributor: Renae Abboud Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm Blended learning implementation in the education space is gaining momentum all over the globe—yet teachers have varying degrees of comfort with this innovative model of instruction. As we transition to new education models, it is important to be cognizant that some teacher’ are apprehensive about these changes.

Happy July 4th!

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. I have an Army son heading off overseas and a Navy daughter doing her thing stateside. I’m toasting both of them today!What What I write today will be… anything I want–gibberish, a short story, guest articles on crazy topics. I have no idea. My son’s in Kuwait protecting America’s distant shores. My daughter’s in San Diego preparing her LPD for some future battle.

Going Flat in the Classroom

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 2. Driving Question : What if a high school combines global education, creativity and technology to prepare students for today's flat world? "By By 'flat' I did not mean that the world is getting equal. I said that more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before.

My favorite app for communicating with parents: Bloomz

The CoolCatTeacher

A live from #iste2016 update From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Bloomz is the free tool I currently use for communicating with parents. Bloomz was one of my sponsors for ISTE 2016 this year, and I appreciate their support. So, I sat down with Bloomz and did an interview about the product and how it works. They have some cool new features including Bloomz for schools, video, and student timelines.

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.

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Over six and a half years ago I helped successfully implement a Bring Your Own Device initiative in my school. Not only were we the first to do it in my state, but there weren't many great examples to pull from at the time. Thus, many lessons were learned the hard way.

3 Ways to Rest and Relax During Summer

Education Elements

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the award-winning broadway show “Hamilton” is a huge advocate for rest and relaxation. In an interview with Huffington Post Miranda says, “It’s no accident that the best idea I’ve ever had in my life - perhaps maybe the best one I’ll ever have in my life - came to me on vacation.” It was at a resort in Mexico. Personalized Learning Summer

ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion

Neo LMS

If you ask any European about their opinion on the USA, I bet a lot of answers will include the word big , or any synonym of it: wide roads, big cars, tall buildings, grande coffee cups, jumbo-size food portions, big smiles, big… everything. Just like anything related to the US, the last week’s conference organized by the International Society for Technology in Education rose to the expectations: ISTE 2016 was big! Big venue. First, the city: Denver.

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Toward Renewable Assessments

Iterating Toward Openness

For some time now I’ve been critical of “disposable assessments.” ” An assessment can be characterized as “disposable” if everyone understands that its ultimate destiny is the garbage can. Take an all-too-typical example: Faculty member assigns student to write a two page compare and contrast essay. Student writes the paper and submits it to faculty. Faculty grades the paper and returns it to student.

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 Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. Join the conversation about new directions for public education in the digital age with the hashtag #EdTechContract on Twitter.

Resource Roundup: Digital Citizenship Lessons & Tips

Waterford

In today’s technology driven world, students are faced with issues our parents and grandparents never had to think about. Challenges like: social media, cybercrime, cyberbulling, and more. Because of these challenges, it is important that teachers, school leaders, and parents focus on teaching children how to be upstanding citizens in a digital age. “As

Schoolsask: an excellent way for teachers to share knowledge and ideas.

EdTech4Beginners

Schoolsask is a user-friendly website and app that helps educators and other professionals share, connect, interact, and support each other. It offers educators the much needed opportunity to easily interact with other members of the educational community. From new teachers to experienced professionals, Schoolsask will provide educators with the optimum environment to access support, ask questions, obtain and exchange valuable insights, and more.

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Teachers Express Their Concerns about Blended Learning

FuelEd

Contributor: Renae Abboud Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm Blended learning implementation in the education space is gaining momentum all over the globe—yet teachers have varying degrees of comfort with this innovative model of instruction. As we transition to new education models, it is important to be cognizant that some teachers are apprehensive about these changes.

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.

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

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Resource Roundup: Digital Citizenship Lessons & Tips

Waterford

In today’s technology driven world, students are faced with issues our parents and grandparents never had to think about. Challenges like: social media, cybercrime, cyberbulling, and more. Because of these challenges, it is important that teachers, school leaders, and parents focus on teaching children how to be upstanding citizens in a digital age. “As

5 Ways to Boost Technological Literacy In Classroom

Kleinspiration

Any educator will agree summer is the perfect time for looking back over previous year and revising your teaching methods! As such, boosting technological competency in classroom is my priority this year. I strongly believe any educator is responsible for it. No matter, whether you teach Math or languages, technological era demands proper involvement of gadgets. Below I’ll share my ideas on how to ensure a techno-literate classroom: 1. Teaching official correspondence via email.