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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. But they’re big. This question feeds the fear monster. We all have a fear monster. We humans all suffer from the superiority syndrome.

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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. At the time the flipped approach was all the rage and best suited for the resources we had and the age group of our kids.

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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.

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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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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.

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. We’re excited to release two new resources—a short video and a two-page handout—that teachers can use to introduce students to how the music industry is using data and computation. A typical context for computational thinking with data is sports, but not every student is motivated to play moneyball with baseball stats.

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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. If you love teaching and don’t mind getting up early, VIP kids might be an excellent fit for you. VIPKID’s teachers use provided lessons plans and their own materials to teach English to Chinese children for 25 minutes at a time.

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

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? An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. When I read this article about it, I got pretty excited.

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. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register here.]

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).

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. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit – see [link] for more information about this unit.

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

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

Ask a Tech Teacher

I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can. In this way, I push outside of my bubble, away from my comfort zone, and along the way, discover some pretty amazing tools that I can’t wait to use in my classes. Here are three that I found just since school opened. I’d love to know your thoughts on these: Scholastic W.O.R.D. Peergrade. Mission US. Scholastic W.O.R.D.

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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. Teachers, administrators, and IT Directors will all find this a useful model that can transform a school and a classroom, one turtle step at a time.

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.

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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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. As educators, we need to have an open mind with our students, if not we fail to benefit from countless valuable lessons that the students will teach us.

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. Our job as educators is to encourage students in whatever their choice of post-school employment is, be it more education, a technical school, or a job. If we try to force students into a future not of their own choice, they disengage from learning.

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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. Recently, he spent time with my students in digital filmmaking talking about workflow and editing and the craft of filmmaking. Then, he took the time to condense down some of the biggest takeaways from the book for those making film in the K12 classroom in this podcast.

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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.

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. The Startup Blog Entrepreneurship Startup Life work life balance

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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. There is a consistent conversation around how to help students close the gap, what can be done to enhance teaching and learning to assist in the problem, and who’s to blame (usually the student).

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. In fact, even in popular kids or teen TV shows, the group project is used as a catalyst for interaction between characters. Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. The popular kid has to work with the new kid. Best friends do not get to work together on an assignment.

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In the News: K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’.” Education Week. 19 March 2019. Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet,” said Doug Levin, the CEO of consulting group EdTech Strategies, which operates the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

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 Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

By Leilani Cauthen. Is there an end point in this digital transformation for institutional education? The short answer is yes, there is an end point, but getting there may take some exhaustive change. It will be a journey of five to ten years and includes a change continuum that brings schools into the “Age of Experience.”. The Age of Experience is an economic term and describes our present age as being beyond merely a focus on information and technology.

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. Whatever is to blame, the result is that students increasingly take on the complicated economics of working and raising families without the knowledge, maturity, or experience to succeed at those.

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11 educators share how they bring coding into the classroom

eSchool News

By now, most educators understand the importance of coding. Programmers continue to be in high demand, and coding improves much-needed skills like creativity, persistence, problem solving, and critical thinking. But just because you know you should teach something, doesn’t mean you can. Perhaps you can’t figure out how to fit it into your already crowded curriculum, or maybe you’re intimidated to try. eSchool News is here to help. We asked 11 Sphero Heroes —teachers from all over the U.S.

When personalized learning also boosts special education students

The Hechinger Report

Students at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School benefit from personalized learning and two hours per day of small group instruction. Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The longer students attend Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, the better they do.

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.

Is An Online Degree Program Right for You?

EdNews Daily

Online learning is quickly becoming an alternative to more traditional forms of education. In the past, a physical classroom setting was required to achieve a beneficial education; however, times have truly changed. Gone are the days of waking up early to attend a 7:00 a.m. college course; now it’s possible to earn a degree in your pajamas at home. Below are some suggestions of things to consider when making your choice about attending an online degree program. You’re Not Sure Yet.

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The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life is much simpler when you — as a parent or teacher — can point to one solution for a problem, solve it, and everything is golden. Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool. Now, we know academic achievement is much more complicated. Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic.

10 activities to integrate SEL in your classroom

eSchool News

Students are at their best in environments that focus on respecting and educating them as whole people. Research shows that students whose social emotional learning (SEL) needs are prioritized and consistently met do better long term in not only academics but in overall personal and professional growth and success. If you find yourself wondering what that means for teachers or how you can integrate SEL activities into your curriculum and classroom, these 10 activities are a great place to start.