Sat.Oct 21, 2017 - Fri.Oct 27, 2017

The Art and Science of Learning: How New Mexico School for the Arts Uses Research

Digital Promise

New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is a high school that boasts rigorous academic and mastery arts curricula for students from across the state.

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray on episode 174 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better.

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IT Staff Support is Critical for Success in 1-to-1 Classrooms

The Journal

Educators typically have mixed views on their school’s IT staff — to put it mildly. In order to better understand IT staff’s priorities, responsibilities and resources, we lunched with them recently. Our eyes were opened by those conversations

Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a principal, the buck stopped with me. I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents during my tenure as a school leader.

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.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives.

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My Story: Fire, Loss, and Rebuilding

Catlin Tucker

On Sunday, October 8th I went to bed early. I had been waking up between 4-5 AM all week to do work for my doctoral program. We had also hosted my husband’s family for the weekend, and I was exhausted. Normally, we go to be at 11 PM, but that evening I crawled under the covers at 9:30 PM.

How To Create a Virtual Field Trip for Google Cardboard

EdTech4Beginners

Virtual field trips are a great way to engage learners; creating an immersive and memorable experience for them. Thanks to advances in technology, teachers can create 360-degree virtual field trips for students that are both high in quality and relatively low in cost.

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Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. How do we motivate our students to spend a few extra minutes evaluating all the information they consume with a critical eye?

Secrets of Great District Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Randy Zeigenfuss on episode 178 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Superintendent Randy Ziegenfuss talks about secrets of transformational district leadership. Encouraging innovation. The role of principals.

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.

5 Ways to use digital storytelling in class

Neo LMS

A major buzzword over the last few years, digital storytelling has emerged as a new way to communicate, specifically to communicate personal stories. It is defined by its use of computer-based technology to enhance the old art of storytelling.

Write on the walls!

EdTech4Beginners

My school have painted some of the walls with ‘whiteboard paint’ The children absolutely love it and it is fantastic for collaborative learning.

10 Tips About Using Images in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the most-visited image-use tips on Ask a Tech Teacher: 10 Tips About Using Images in the Classroom You Don’t Want to Miss. Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts. Photos For Class–Robust, Student-safe with built in citations. Quick Search for Plagiarized Images.

Why Teachers Should Talk about Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Rademacher on episode 179 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is the trending topic of screen time among young users.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on design thinking for educators at the New Mexico Association for the Gifted Fall Institute. Here is a round-up of what we did. Warm Up: Instant Challenge.

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Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, and a Costume

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Projects.

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Motivating Teachers to Include Everyone

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Malloy on episode 176 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Get inspired to include every child as fourth grade teacher, Kelly Malloy, shares us how she focuses on children.

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.

Reflecting on Digital Identity and Footprints! #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners become citizens of the digital world as toddlers or younger. They create digital avatars and profiles as part of their membership to online games or online communities. Sometimes their parents create their online profiles for them or the children create profiles for their dolls or toys. These profiles and memberships come with responsibilities, which are often outlined in small print in the Terms of Service few read or consider.

10 ways icons from The Noun Project can impact learning

Ditch That Textbook

Images are powerful and very brain friendly. The majority of people think in pictures — and some think exclusively in pictures.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Even in the tech lab, which is my purview, I provide mini-how-to-write lessons before tech projects that include writing. That’s not just for essays or reports but slideshows, blog posts, comments in forums, and more.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vickie Morgado from Canada has her third graders connecting with the world!

EdTech at School

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

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Assessment. Evaluation. Judgement. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by someone else — and is out of their control.” …very little of the work we give students in school provides them with a sense that they are making a contribution to anything other than their own educational progress toward graduation. Indeed, once the grade is recorded, a huge amount of student work is thrown away. It has no more value.

Critical Questions to Ask When Building a Life-changing Curriculum Process

Education Elements

Yes, I said it in my title. Life-changing. Am I exaggerating? Maybe a little. But as a former teacher, I met too many students who “hated (insert any subject here)” because they thought their textbook, worksheet, or homework material was boring, too difficult, or did not make sense to them. I also met too many fellow teachers who thought their curriculum was simply their textbooks (which they often didn’t like), and no more.

169 Tech Tip #99: Need Email Accounts for Registration? Try This

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.

7 must-knows from blended learning’s early adopters

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I.

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.

4 Amazing Tips To Making Communities Healthier Through STEAM and Sports

Battelle for Kids

If you are a regular BOOST Breakfast Club reader, you may have read my summer article, STEM and Wellness: Colliding Galaxies.

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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers of grades 6-12 in the United States are invited to apply for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. population age 3 and over used the Internet.

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