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Top 10 reasons to take immersive learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

Immersive learning is considered the future of education, and research already backs this up. The main thing that introduces a game-changing aspect in the use of immersive learning is that of incorporating a more hands-on approach to the learning environment. Unlike before, the integration of technology in the teaching and learning dynamics now promises a better and more effective learning experience that potentially has no drawbacks.

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New Study Shows Where ‘Growth Mindset’ Training Works (And Where It Doesn’t)

Edsurge

A large nationwide study has found that teaching ninth graders to maintain a “growth mindset” toward learning—stressing that their minds are like muscles that can get stronger with use—can result in higher test scores. The study, published today in the journal Nature, is the largest and most rigorous test of whether mindset trainings can improve student performance.

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Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

The Hechinger Report

Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy hoped to open a radically new school, in a building that would have been part of a mixed-use development in Somerville, Mass., still under construction. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe. SOMERVILLE, Mass. Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy stood in Somerville City Hall at about 6:30 on March 18, a night they hoped would launch the next chapter of their lives.

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7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade.

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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.

K12 Inc. Tops $1 Billion in Revenues for Fiscal 2019, Even as Georgia Charter School Fight Looms

Marketplace K-12

The public company that has expanded online education, focused on creating curriculum and launched career academies, topped $1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019, but it is embroiled in a battle in the state of Georgia. The post K12 Inc. Tops $1 Billion in Revenues for Fiscal 2019, Even as Georgia Charter School Fight Looms appeared first on Market Brief.

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25 beginning of the year activities you can use right away!

Ditch That Textbook

The beginning of the school year is filled with teaching procedures and getting to know you activities. Most of us have our tried and true go-tos that we pull out year after year. But what if we want to shake things up a bit? What if there were tons of different and innovative activities out […].

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If It's Easy Then it Probably Isn't Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What is the purpose of education? To many, this might seem like a ridiculous question with the answer being quite obvious. Or is it? For this post at least, let’s go with learning. Some might equate this with the successful ability to be able to recall or memorize facts and information. The casual observer might then anoint anyone who is able to do this effectively as smart or intelligent. Perhaps he or she is.

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Trailblazing the Path to Media Literacy Certification with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

To thrive as content consumers and creators in an information age, media literacy is an essential skill set for both students and teachers. And the reality is that, from “fake news” to “deepfakes,” keeping up with the latest online apps, trends, and issues is an ongoing, ever-changing challenge. As co-directors of the Elk Grove Unified School District’s digital citizenship program , Kathleen Watt and I are excited to spread the word about the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED.

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Motivation to Thrive Your First Few Years of Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Edwin Thomas Minguela on episode 536 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, let’s make our profession better by focusing on how we can encourage new teachers and each other. Edwin Thomas Minguela reflects upon his first two years of teaching. As you listen to what he has learned and his encouragement for teachers, reflect upon your early years of teaching and how you can help new teachers in the profession.

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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).

Shorts season: An introduction to the NEW Flipgrid camera

Ditch That Textbook

On August 1st, Flipgrid released an all-new camera that goes way beyond the simple recording tool it once was. The Shorts Camera can now function as a video recorder, screen recorder, interactive whiteboard, and video editing tool! And of course, it’s completely free. Want a peek at just some of the things you can do […].

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Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get news to help their tech teaching. August: 3 Ways to Learn Digital Citizenship. so you can teach your students. Building Digital Citizens: Online college-credit 5-week class. Building Digital Citizens: Online certificate class delivered via Google Classroom (also available through Teachers Pay Teachers ). K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative recently launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. The series explores the powerful impact of local nonprofits and community-based organizations that provide adult learning and workforce development opportunities to families and communities. We invite partner organizations and learners to share their stories moving forward: adulted@digitalpromise.org.

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5 Ways to Bring #Breakoutedu into Your Classroom (on a budget)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Escape rooms or breakout boxes (which you really break into) have led to the Breakout EDU movement. If you want to get started with your breakout edu experience, here are some resources to get you started. Get or Make a Breakout EDU Box You can make your own breakout Kit (see Joe Cossette’s example here ) but they are available at Amazon or at the Breakout EDU website.

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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: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond

EdTech4Beginners

If we go by Training Magazine’s prediction about the eLearning industry, it will be safe to say that Online learning is not a small industry anymore. In fact, expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 5% between 2019 and 2024 and expected to cross the $200 billion mark by 2024. . Learning through a virtual medium has become highly popular over the last decade.

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Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. Starts Monday, August 12, 2019! . Click to sign up. In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. The challenge — whether it’s rearranging the furniture or planning a complete school renovation — is to make these changes in a way that goes beyond aesthetics and actually results in an environment that sparks curiosity.

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8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. In this post, I’ll share the research about teacher retention and eight practical ways we can all make our schools and profession better. We can help new teachers and each other thrive.

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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.

Key takeaways from ISTE 19

Ditch That Textbook

The ISTE Conference is the biggest annual educational technology conference in the United States. And it is BIG. It’s like a small city of educators that congregate together in a convention center. It feels like a reunion of my entire Twitter feed. An event like this means different things to different people … Some people […]. Ed Tech #iste19 edtech edtech conferences ISTE Conference

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What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July: Great App for Future Readers: Word Zoo. Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum. How to Help Students Find Their Passion. Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash. How Tech Enhances Class Performance. How to Do Student-led Conferences. 5 digital tools to enhance the writing skills of your students. 11+ Back-to-School Night Tips. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Building the Right Structures for Success with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative—which expands to 152 schools this year—has equipped every student and teacher in select middle schools across the country with a device and up to a four-year data plan, as well as extensive professional development and support towards powerful teaching and learning that leverages technology in and out of the classroom.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

The CoolCatTeacher

Tyler Haggerty on episode 537 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll listen to a young man who became an entrepreneur as a result of his school’s genius hour.

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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!

Is an LMS the best grading companion for teachers?

Neo LMS

You know those shows that interview people on the street? If random persons were to guess the hours teachers work, how many of them would get it right? Their answer might not surprise teachers. Sure, you work hard in class, but after that you get so much free time. You have the whole summer off, right? It’s not hard to figure out why they think this way. After all, teachers don’t shout from the rooftops each time they spend whole evenings preparing for next week’s class.

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Overcoming a “That’s The Way We Have Always Done It” Mindset in Schools

EdNews Daily

By Ryan L. Schaaf. It is truly astounding how people can embrace doing things the way they have always been done without contemplating where and when the original decisions were made. We just accept a pre-existing mindset because it is the path of least resistance. President Woodrow Wilson said it best, “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

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Vote for Digital Promise in the 2020 SXSW EDU PanelPicker

Digital Promise

It may be August, but we’re already planning ahead for SXSW EDU in March 2020. Public voting for the conference is now open , and we are asking for your help in voting for our proposed panels to be added to the agenda. We’re excited for the opportunity to share our work and highlight possibilities for the future of education, covering topics such as educational equity, the power of digital learning, workforce development, Challenge Based Learning, and inclusive innovation.

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A Quick Way to Make Groups

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Here are two random quick ways to make groups in the classroom. I used the first one for a while, but then, got even more creative to create some small laminated cards. This post is inspired by Barry Hoonan, co-author of “ What Are You Grouping For? ” who shares his strategies on episode 539 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast.

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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.

What Exercising 6000 Miles Taught Us About Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Habits

Education Elements

I released my body weight and fell to the ground. My aching shoulders wouldn't let me complete one more rep, but as I looked over at my workout partner, who would have to complete every rep that I did not, I felt a surge of energy and picked myself up once more. In that moment, inspiration struck me. What we do will only give us so much momentum, but a community invested in why we do it will help us accomplish things that previously seemed impossible.

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The Digital Disruption in Education: Enough is Not Enough

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Education’s digital transition seems to be taking its toll on everyone involved. Is it just growing pains, or are we sliding down a slope from which we can never ascend? Is technology the savior of education, or a pervasive evil transforming our idyllic educational institutions? The digital transition requires large investments of capital, and administrators are charged with both finding this capital and deciding how it is to be used.

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The 6 Facets Of Understanding: A Definition For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The 6 Facets Of Understanding: A Definition For Teachers by Terry Heick What are the 6 Facets of Understanding? Definition: The 6 Facets of Understanding is a non-hierarchical framework for understanding. It is made up of 6 ‘domains’ or ‘facets’ that are useful as indicators of understanding The framework was created by Grant Wiggins and […]. The post The 6 Facets Of Understanding: A Definition For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought.

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