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. The question of whether or not something “works” in the abstract is very different from the question of whether it might work in your district.

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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. Motivation is one of the few reasons people might choose to do something. In e-learning settings, students need the motivation to meet their educational goals and to enjoy a complete e-learning experience.

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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. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology?

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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.

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.

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. The same could be said for the status quo. Doing what we have always done might seem like a sound path forward if the results you are judged on are good or increasing.

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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. He shared them on Twitter recently and I started using some of them and it adds a whole element of fun and engagement while interacting with students. Learn about these ideas and become the kind of person that kids love to greet!

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. The PD that is offered by districts or schools can therefore be invaluable for advancing their careers, teaching strategies, and overall satisfaction with their jobs.

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Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

[callout]This post is written by Jon Fortney, a fifth-grade teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can connect with Jon on Twitter @FortneyTECH and check out his blog Fortneytech.com.[/callout] callout] Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours talking your […]. The post Creating student blogs with Wakelet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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. School has just gotten back into session so it seems like an odd time of year to talk about summer school, right?

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).

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. In today’s episode, Jeromie Heath helps teachers understand how to engage families in the classroom in positive, proactive ways. Sponsored By Advancement Courses The holidays are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to start planning your PD.

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.

What Makes an Effective Classroom Coaching Program?

Digital Promise

Coaches may be most often associated with the fields of athletics or business, but they are just as important in education. Coaches in any realm have the same goal—to improve performance and assist those they coach in reaching their full potential. In the school setting, coaches provide one-on-one support to help teachers tackle classroom challenges and identify strategies that best support their practices as well as student achievement.

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. Today’s tip: Zoom In/Out of Websites. Category: Internet. Sub-category: Problem-solving. Q: I can’t read the internet page. How do I zoom in?

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.

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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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. He tells a powerful story of a teacher who was a reacher in his life and changed his life with a two minute conversation in sixth grade. For all of those teachers who struggle to reach students (as many of us do), this show is for you.

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. In 2002 Joan Hughes (now at the University of Texas-Austin) and I received a large federal grant to create the first graduate program in the country designed to prepare technology-savvy school leaders. The $2.5

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. Three years into their personalized learning journey, there are still at least a few teachers in their building who are resistant to the instructional shifts necessary to make learning personalized for each child. If you are a leader facing a similar situation, here are four key strategies for moving forward. Team Habits

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.

Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours talking your ear off all of a sudden have nothing to say when asked to put their ideas in a journal- regardless of if a prompt is given or not. […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech educational technology writing writing in the classroom

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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. That’s why 12 school districts from the League of Innovative Schools have been collaborating since the spring of 2018 to research and develop a set of tools that catalyze and support Real World Learning.

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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. From a Woot Wagon to more, André talks about little things that encourage her as a teacher. I also talk about the “fun committee” at my school and some ideas to build community and collegiality.

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Helping Teachers Provide a Deeper Reading Experience

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. By Kenna McHugh. Jay Goyal, the CEO and Co-Founder of Actively Learn, began his journey to EdTech after graduating from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics. He worked in business development before being selected, at the age of 22, as part of the team that led to the development of federalization of airport security after 9/11.

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!

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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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. Thousands of educators just like me create several student templates as part of their lesson plans, activities, and projects. Many of these educators share these templates for free through their blogs or on Twitter.

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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning by Terry Heick I’ve been thinking of the kinds of questions I consider when planning a project–or planning a unit when students plan a project on their own. There’s a lot to consider here–so much so that 12 isn’t even close to enough, but […]. The post A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning appeared first on TeachThought.

The Future of School Websites Is Consolidation and Consumerization

EdNews Daily

As technology improves, educational sites are evolving from digital brochures to marketing tools and communication hubs that feel familiar enough to make the entire community feel welcome. By Ali Arsan. Back in the mid-1990s, connecting online was not easy. As a student, my classmates and I decided to build a website for our school and use it to share stories online and find old friends in the area to meet up for beers.

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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.

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 […]. The post Better book reports: 10 techy alternatives appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech

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Effective 5- to 7-Minute Reading Conferences

MiddleWeb

To ensure all your students benefit from frequent reading conferences, it’s important to keep them short, focused and effective. Author and literacy consultant Jen Serravallo shares 7 tips for being efficient with your time without sacrificing impact or feeling rushed. Articles Reading group conferences Jennifer Serravallo model one-on-one conferences progressions reading conferences structure tips

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself. ‘Projects’ can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time. While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, […]. The post The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.