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Project Based Learning Done Right … 10 Misconceptions: Plus… 10 Resources to Raise the PBL Bar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I wanted to take a moment to share some of the thoughts I often hear from educators as I travel the country providing PBL Professional Development. I really believe it might be a helpful read for those wanting to make that PBL possibility in their school or district.

Teaching Listening and Other Literacy Skills through Classroom Station Rotation

CUE

Teaching with a station rotation model is a great way to engage students in directing their own learning, provide an array of individual and group activities, and integrate a variety of instructional tools and resources.

16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – ??

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! You’re going to make it! In this newsletter, I’ve got 16 fun, quick ideas to make the end of the school year more exciting.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. The Finnish example.

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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.

How Instructional Coaching Can Impact a School Community

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from San Ysidro Middle School in San Diego share how the DLP benefits both teachers and students in their school.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again.

The Lucky Generation: Why So Sad?

Education Elements

Never before has a generation had so much and seemingly wanted for so little.

Station Rotation Model: Avoid Falling into a Rut

Catlin Tucker

As a blended learning coach, I spend a lot of time in classrooms where teachers are experimenting with blended learning models. The Station Rotation Model is one I see used frequently.

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.

10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Penny Rayhill on episode 502 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tech Coach Penny Rayhill shares ten tips for awesome digital citizenship. If you’re looking for some sites to explore – here they are!

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times. Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Remember when we had to get all of our professional literature and information from journals, books, conferences, over the phone, or people that we came in direct contact with?

How Effective is Your Ed Tech Program?

Kajeet

You may have the most exciting ed tech program ready to go in your district. Perhaps you’ve finally gotten the green-light on incorporating a new ed tech tool into your classroom. Either way, it’s one thing to have a new initiative. It’s another thing entirely to have it be effective.

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Civics for the Youngest Citizens

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost.

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30+ digital escape rooms (plus tips and tools for creating your own)

Ditch That Textbook

Digital escape rooms, also referred to as digital breakouts, are a great way to bring gameplay and problem solving to any lesson or unit. They can be an exciting and engaging activity for the whole class or as an option for early finishers. In a spin on the popular Escape Room challenge, a digital version […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Gamification Teaching breakoutedu digital digital breakoutedu digital escape room digital escape rooms edtech games in the classroom gamification

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (557)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. Starts Monday, June 3, 2019! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

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 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer!

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When it comes to personalized learning, understanding the problem is everything

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, iNACOL published a landscape analysis of personalized learning across the country. The report showed emerging growth, but it also demonstrated how key elements of personalized learning are still not widely practiced in schools.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. Explain, Compare and give examples of the two concepts. Offer suggestions for improvement and successful integration. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment.

Scholarship opportunity for high school students graduating in 2019

Educational Technology Guy

The Adrian Rubin Foundation Scholarship was created by Adrian Rubin to help the future entrepreneurs of the world with the cost of going to college, this is the second year that Mr. Rubin has funded this project and he looks forward to continuing it years into the future.

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.

12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Barth on episode 501 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story.

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Lessons on innovation, economic prosperity, and cultivating joy

The Christensen Institute

This post first appeared on the website for the Aspen Ideas Festival, where Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon will speak in June 2019. To say that Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has had a profound impact on innovation, business, and management is an understatement.

Ensure Equity to Break Patterns of the Past

Tom Murray

Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera) joins Thomas C. Murray for this #FutureReady minute. Blog Equity future ready Pedro Noguera

Coda - free online doc system that you can build apps with

Educational Technology Guy

Coda , a low-code platform for building and automating business processes has a CEO who is very passionate about effective meetings. He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. His team recently created templates for running better meetings based on the CEO's ideas.

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EdTech at School

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