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Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

Neo LMS

Umm… No. I really think it shouldn’t. So if you just clicked on the headline looking for a short Yes or No answer, I just gave it to you. You’re welcome. However, if you have a few minutes to spare and care to know the reasons behind my very short answer, keep scrolling. I only have two of them.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

Drones Take Their Place in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Drones Take Their Place in the K–12 Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:25. Many children look at drones as cool toys. But from an educational perspective, teachers Ray Sevits and David Steele see an emerging technology that could steer their students toward a potential career.

What Happens When a Statistics Class is Taught with PBL

The CoolCatTeacher

Emma Chiappetta on episode 463 of the 10-Minute Teacher Emma Chiappetta, Utah State Teacher of the Year 2017, uses a project-based learning approach for statistics.

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.

Introduce Computational Thinking with the Music Industry

Digital Promise

How can you stimulate students and teachers to engage in computational thinking with data? One key is to provide a realistic, relevant, and meaningful context.

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It’s Not About Gaps, It’s about Educator Debts

Education Elements

I was at a professional learning session about learning design this week when I heard the instructor say something about achievement gaps that stopped me in my mental tracks. The conversation was centered around the constant challenge of growing achievement gaps that school educators face.

5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers can progress in their use of technology. Even though we’re busy. Even though we’ve got so much to do. We can do it. In this webinar, I’ll be sharing how to help teachers “innovate like a turtle.” This practical, simple way to improve is my personal secret to success.

Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too.

60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area

Ditch That Textbook

Maps are a great way to hook your students. Creating customizable maps that allow you to track places that are relevant to your topic is even more engaging. Can you imagine tracking the path of an army and adding information about the locations of famous battles in history? Or plotting the path of a character’s […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech google Google Apps google for education google maps google my maps google mymaps maps maps in the classroom mymaps teaching

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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.

Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

Digital Promise

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

15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Roberts on episode 461 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast If you’re struggling and need some encouragement, today’s show is for you. Mike Roberts, author of Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon , shares fifteen ways to get motivated this week.

How to Turn Your School Bus Fleet into Next Generation Connected Buses

Kajeet

Today’s school buses are more than just vehicles to transport students. They are mobile classrooms where students can continue to learn, get a jump start on homework, or study for tests. But providing those learning opportunities through filtered school bus Wi-Fi is just the beginning.

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How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A cancelled flight forced this startup CEO to re-evaluation her priorities and focus on making sure she has time for both work and her family. The post How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

If you won’t have (or want) a teaching job in August, March is a great time to start looking for work. But where can you go that will appreciate your skills and help pay the bills? Read on, and open your mind to the possibilities. VIPKID.

Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Hullfish on episode 462 Steve Hullfish is a film editor and has also interviewed many of the world’s top film editors about the craft. He shares his story in Art of the Cut , a must-read for anyone editing films.

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Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year, only 61 percent of students who took the ACT high school English achievement test were deemed college-ready. In math, it was even worse — only 41 percent. Without doubt, we teachers recognize this as a problem but what do we do about it?

The changing face of PD

Ditch That Textbook

The current PD model is familiar. Every teacher, every subject, all together. Early after-school dismissal, or late start. Exhausted after a full school day, or overwhelmed prepping for the day ahead. File into the cafeteria, library or auditorium. Sign in. Collect piles of handouts. The presenter reads aloud from a slide presentation, and you notice […]. Guest Blog education pd productivity professional development professional learning professional learning network

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.

Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

Last May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) jointly requested new approaches to education to help tackle issues regarding student nonfiction writing, math comprehension, and executive functions—all challenges that have implications for future college and career success. Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners.

Guest post: The Best Guide On How to Write a Synthesis Essay

EdTech4Beginners

Any academic career – regardless of which degree is being earned – is full of writing assignments. The nature of these essays may vary, though. When given a new style to master, it can be a little overwhelming. However, with a little investigation, anyone can learn the tricks for each genre. Here, we are going to give a guide to creating the perfect synthesis essay. Defining This Style. The initial thing to learn concerning any paper’s approach is to learn exactly what defines it.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

The latest national data reports that while a growing number of students graduate high school, college enrollments are decreasing. Students cite a lot of reasons for that: I can’t afford it. I can’t get in. It’s too hard. I have a good job. It isn’t worth it.

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Tech Like a PIRATE: Use tech to make learning come alive

Ditch That Textbook

“Don’t just teach a lesson. Create an EXPERIENCE.” ” That line from Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess has stuck with me for years. It beckons us in, compelling us to engage out students in learning that’s memorable — that they’ll want to talk to others about! As I read through the book, I kept […]. Ed Tech creative classroom technology student engagement teach like a pirate tech like a pirate

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.

In the wake of one university’s headline-making failure, a look at business models

The Christensen Institute

When trying to innovate, no institution wants to make national headlines for having a key initiative go “ belly-up. ”

Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

iTeach with iPads

Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them.

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MS Career Planning: Moving in the Right Direction

Ask a Tech Teacher

I really like the recent trend away from presenting college as the goal for all graduating seniors, opening that up to include a wide variety of careers.

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Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Heather Penn. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning.

EdTech at School

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