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Top 10 reasons to take immersive learning into your classroom


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.

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


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.

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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Is an LMS the best grading companion for teachers?


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.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Building the Right Structures for Success with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

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Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Barry Hoonan, author of What Are You Grouping For?

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The student loan crisis won’t disappear unless we tackle the root cause

The Christensen Institute

There’s been no shortage of potential solutions to the student loan crisis from politicos lately: “free college” and loan forgiveness efforts topping those most popular in the media.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

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.

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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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5 reasons why these powerful innovations might be our best shot at solving poverty

The Christensen Institute

Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars are spent to help low- and middle-income countries eradicate extreme poverty.

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.