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#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Matera (@ mrmatera ) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and speaker. As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount.

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Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Forms is a great tool for surveying others and collecting data from them. By using Forms in that way, it can save us tons of time. It can save us even more time when we survey ourselves. I can hear your response to that one … Wait, Matt … survey ourselves? Have you gone [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms gsuiteedu time management time savers

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169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

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: #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time. Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Sub-category: Teaching, Writing.

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Podcast: Diving into Technology & Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Check out my conversation with the lovely ladies who host CNUSDEchat podcast , which is officially launching February 1st! We had the opportunity to chat about blended learning, flexible classroom spaces, and the importance of placing students at the center of learning! Listen Now! The CNUSDEdchat podcast also has conversations with Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Jessica Fuller available! They are worth checking out if you enjoy podcasts as much as I do.

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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.

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

The Journal

This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other

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How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

Ask a Tech Teacher

Seven million students took the SAT test last year. While it traditionally is an assessment tool for college-bound seniors, more and more high schools are choosing it as an exit exam for graduating seniors (such as these changes in Ohio and the State of Washington ). Driven in part by the educational imperative to minimize student testing, what better solution than a test already heavily vetted as being inclusive and cross-cultural that many students are familiar with.

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2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. Time and time again I find myself thinking “Darn, my predictions aren’t half bad but things are moving too slowly, slower than I expected.” This year, however, I am confident when I say that we are going to experience a lot of change -- largely influenced by shifts resulting from elections, among other factors.

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Learning is Not Linear

A Principal's Reflections

I think, for the most part, everyone strives for success. We want to be successful in our professional as well as our personal lives. I strived to be the best possible principal for my students, staff, and community. Whether I was successful is a matter of perspective. My evaluations seemed to support the fact that I might have been. I was far from perfect, but always strived for constant improvement.

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How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a teacher, there is nothing worse than irrelevant, impractical and (dare I say it?) boring professional development. In fact, I learn more from other teachers both in my school and online than I have from most professional development.

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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).

How to Use Google Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a collection of Ask a Tech Teacher articles addressing individual Google Apps: Google Docs. Google Drawings. Google Forms. Google Hangouts. Google Keep. Google Voice. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive. If your favorite Google App isn’t listed and you’d like me to review it, fill out the form below: Loading… More articles on Google Apps: How do I teach Google Drive to K/1? Weekend Website 123: Google Gravity. Google Apps Support Bloom’s Taxonomy–Take a Look.

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Commitment is good. Connections are better.

Ditch That Textbook

Inspiration seems to strike when we don’t expect it, doesn’t it? I was listening to the radio recently and during a commercial break, they played an excerpt of a speech that stopped me in my tracks. The speaker, Levi Lusko, dropped this line, this knowledge bomb, and immediately I knew I liked it. Commitment is [.]. Teaching better together connected educator connections creative teaching global connections inspiration

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The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Classroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes. Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Data Governance Makerspaces Personalized Learning STEM

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#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

MEET MY NEW PODCAST: The 10-minute Teacher Show-- for Remarkable but Busy Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. The problem with iPads is there are so many apps and so many choices.

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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.

Feedback Needed on ISTE 2017 Standards for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Back in December, ISTE asked for assistance reviewing draft 1 of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers. You all responded wonderfully! Last week ISTE released draft v2 of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers and expects to release one more draft in February before they are finalized and released at the ISTE conference in June.

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Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What does it take to raise $2 million in funding for your startup? I know, because I've done it. The post Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Fundraising Listenwise Return on Investment (ROI) Venture Capital

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Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

Neo LMS

Many people have heard about Montessori schools, or the Montessori paradigm, but not everyone knows that Montessori has a first name too! Maria Montessori was the heart and brain behind what we know to be the Montessori education. On the Montessori education. The prepared environments and the role of the teacher in the classroom distinguish Montessori from other educational approaches.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Differentiating instruction sounds good. But it can be overwhelming to figure out how you're going to reach every child. It doesn't need to be. In this webinar, Vicki Davis will share one of her most popular sessions in how to differentiate instruction with technology.You'll also learn more about SMART Learning Suite and we'll give away the […].

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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.

Groundhog Day??

Ask a Tech Teacher

Groundhog Day is February 2nd. Watch this Youtube and come away in the know: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

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A Webinar For Scientix: 10 Top Tech Tools For Teachers.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently presented at a webinar for Scientix – a European Union funded community for science education in Europe. Webinar outline: The webinar featured a number of websites and apps which are great (and FREE) to use in the classroom including: Google Keep, QR Codes, Padlet and Kahoot! Along with an explanation and short tutorial, I provided strategies to embed them in everyday practice so they have a positive impact on learning.

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The 32 Million Disruptive Adult Learning Opportunities

Digital Promise

(This blog is excerpted from an article that originally appeared on Forbes.com.). A great place to launch new products and services is often in places where there is no competition. Finding such an area of nonconsumption—where customers can be delighted by something that is infinitely better than their alternative (nothing at all)—is key to launching a disruptive innovation.

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#02: Secrets for Teaching Great Writing in the Classroom by Using Peer Review

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: The 10-Minute Teacher interview with Jennifer Burgin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Burgin (@ MrsJBurgin ) teaches amazing 2nd graders at Oakridge Elementary in Arlington, Virginia. She was named Oakridge Teacher of the Year and Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2016. Too many teachers are working too hard to teach writing.

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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!

20 Great STEAM Websites for Young Learners

Educators Technology

February 3, 2017 Over the last few days we spent sometime going through the piles of tools saved in our archive and managed to select the ones that fit perfectly for STEAM (Science, Technology,read more. STEAM websites

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Boomerangs, Inspiration Boards and Seven More Simple Solutions for Teachers and Leaders

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Last summer, my good friend Jennifer Gonzalez, who produces the Cult of Pedagogy blog, invited me to be a guest on her popular podcast. Gonzalez and I co-authored Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School, the first book in the Hack Learning Series, and she wanted to talk about the series and some of […]. The post Boomerangs, Inspiration Boards and Seven More Simple Solutions for Teachers and Leaders appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

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How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. Traditional research methods require significant amounts of money and time, and are often incompatible with fast-paced ed-tech product development cycles. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”.

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How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

The 8th Innovator's Mindset with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students often look at the teacher and ask, “why is this important?” ” Students wonder what a subject means! George Couros talks about how to make learning meaningful in our classroom. When he says that innovative classrooms have less classroom management issues, I’ve found this to be true!

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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.

Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017

Neo LMS

When in London and in a social gathering, you know the weather won’t let you down. You can talk about so many things related to it. The English language offers a cornucopia of words describing the weather, not to mention the magical falling of water from the sky we plainly call rain. The Brits call it a drizzle, a mizzle, a sprinkle, or a shower. And when the droplets get really serious, they say it’s raining cats and dogs.

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Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

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50 Exciting Story Starters – An Online Resource

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did some writing for Scholastic. It was an online resource, featuring 50 story starters to encourage exciting writing. Click here for the full piece. Tagged: education , story starters , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , teaching resources , writing , writing prompts. education story starters teachers teaching teaching ideas teaching resources writing writing prompts

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