Sat.Oct 12, 2019 - Fri.Oct 18, 2019

The New Research Competition That Could Spark an Edtech Revolution

Edsurge

Another school year has kicked off, and school officials will spend more than $13 billion on technology solutions that claim to work but often fail to generate the desired outcome.

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Tips to increase motivation in e-learning

Neo LMS

Keeping your classes engaged and motivated is a big achievement. However, not all teachers excel at this part. Most of them find it difficult to interact with their online classes in such a way as to boost students’ interest in the curriculum and topics discussed there.

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:36. One reality of the increasingly connected K–12 classroom is even the youngest students are routinely going online, using email and engaging with mobile apps that collect their information.

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Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible. In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear.

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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.

Where is Your Learning Culture?

A Principal's Reflections

There are many factors that inhibit change. In some cases, comfort is the enemy of growth. We teach the way we were taught or lead the way we were led. Now I am not saying that this is bad per se, but the bottom line is whether or not the practice is effective.

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Student Agency: What Do Students Want to Create to Demonstrate Their Learning?

Catlin Tucker

In my blog post titled “ 3 Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons ,” I encouraged teachers to design lessons that allow students to make key decisions about their learning. Student agency is one of the easiest ways that teachers can begin to personalize learning.

3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 573 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Families want to engage in classrooms but as students get older, it can be challenging.

Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” ” – Anthony J. D’Angelo. If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms , then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students.

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5 Reasons Why Chromebooks in the Classroom Benefits Students

Kajeet

As of 2019, 85 percent of schools and school districts across the United States have a Chromebook program in place. Perhaps you see this happening in your own school, but let’s dive into how Chromebooks in the classroom can benefit students.

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.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

Professional development (PD) for teachers is an ongoing process. After all, a bachelor’s degree in education doesn’t prepare someone for every situation. How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time.

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How and Why to Build Powerful Relationships with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrell "Coach D" Andrews on Episode 571 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Do you have that difficult student who seems to fight you each time you try to reach him? Coach D was that student.

A Brain Science Hyperdoc Activity

User Generated Education

Judy Willis, a neuroscientist turned teacher, in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step.

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Digital Assistants in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

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.

New Tools for Real World Learning

Digital Promise

Classroom walls are thick. It’s all too common for students to feel disconnected from the real world beyond school.

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5 Ways to Greet Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Thom Gibson on episode 575 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Thom Gibson has fun ways to greet students as he walks around campus.

How 1% Change Adds Up to a Big Impact for Schools and Districts

Education Elements

I was on a phone call with two principals earlier this week who shared a concern I hear often in working with school districts through large change management initiatives.

Leadership for School Innovation graduate certificate 001: The launch

Dangerously Irrelevant

I received permission from my faculty colleagues and Dean this summer to launch a new Leadership for School Innovation (LSI) graduate certificate. I’ve done this twice before.

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.

How one rapidly rising bootcamp is putting the skills gap on notice

The Christensen Institute

Bootcamps focused on coding and computer science have emerged as an important pipeline for tech talent. We conducted in-depth interviews with seven leading bootcamps to better understand their outcomes-focused business models. We are now sharing their stories, this being the fifth bootcamp profile.

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Unique Teacher Appreciation Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

André Sasser on episode 574 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter “Room service” door hangers are one of the unique ideas that André Sasser shares on the show.

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Help Students Select the Right Summer School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Alex Briggs, has an interesting take on summer school, why you should start thinking about it now–in the Fall–and how to do that. I think you’ll find this interesting: Helping students to select the right summer school.

How to Quickly Email Parents in Multiple Languages

Teacher Reboot Camp

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ” – Nelson Mandela.

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EdTech at School

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

Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

EdTech4Beginners

Computer science is one of the fastest emerging subjects in the world right now and the best thing about it is that there is a lot of scope for the subject in the entire world. The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. You name it. If you don’t have enough time to learn computer science during your normal school days, you can still apply for computer science during summer school.

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How to Keep Students Organized and Thriving in a Digital Classroom

Edsurge

A critical component of any student’s educational journey is learning how to be better organized, complete tasks independently and persevere when an assignment is difficult.

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169 Tech Tip #65 Zoom In/Out of Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Better book reports: 10 techy alternatives

Ditch That Textbook

Books are amazing. They transport students to a different time and place. They boost vocabulary and improve achievement. Book reports, however, can be a drag. They can suck the fun out of reading. They can turn it into a chore. There has to be a better way, right? Use technology to your advantage! Here are […

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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.