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5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE.

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How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad range of disorders that include autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with ASD typically struggle with verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, imaginative or creative play and sensory processing.

Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster

Catlin Tucker

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project.

Review of Liz Kolb’s New Book, 'Learning First, Technology Second'

The Journal

The Triple E Framework, developed by Liz Kolb, guides teachers in thinking through how to make effective use of specific technology in their specific classrooms.

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.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search for education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience.

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The SA Foodie Experience at #ISTE2017 Tips by a Local!

Teacher Reboot Camp

ISTE is around the corner and taking place in my hometown, San Antonio. Make sure to catch the Periscope videos by my newborn, Savvy, and I as we interview people as official ISTE Media ( @ShellTerrell ).

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements?

TOP EPISODE: Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A season 1 encore episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The top Wonderful Classroom Wednesday of Season 1 is… Social emotional Learning with Puppets and Special Needs! You loved this episode! Such a heartwarming story and novel idea.

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each morning during Summer, 2017. It is split into three sections: Rational for Using No Tech, Minimal Cost Materials. Some Pedagogical Perspectives.

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.

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One

Digital Promise

During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, Digital Promise and Maker Ed announced the Maker Promise. A commitment made by school leaders, in-school and out-of-school educators, and community advocates to bringing quality making experiences to all students. By signing the Promise, individuals commit to becoming champions of making, supporting spaces for making, and showcasing what students have made.

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A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope to see you there! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. If you’re going – enjoy.

Unearthing the Why

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many important questions that we have to ask and attempt to find answers to. Many of these questions start with what, how, and why. Simon Sinek reminds us that the most important questions we should be asking need, and should start with, a focus on why.

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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.

Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs, like coding, from a young age will improve female participation in the technology field. The post Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

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Beyond Unpacking: How to personalize a standard

Education Elements

If you’re an educator, my guess is that at some point in your career you’ve been to a workshop focusing on unpacking standards. Unpacking a standard refers to the practice of reviewing what is often a long, clause-ridden statement and breaking it down into component parts to identify what students should know and be able to do. Personalized Learning Curriculum

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Make #ISTE2017 Awesome! Go On An Epic Conference Selfie Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ” – Marc Riboud. Today is National Selfie Day. To celebrate I am sending you on a mission to create memorable conference experiences this year and go on an an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure.

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.

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

Tom Murray

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” ” – John Dewey, 1915. The availability of content and the multitude of distribution platforms have grown exponentially in recent years.

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15 building blocks to a meaningful #ISTE17 (or any conference)

Ditch That Textbook

When you go to a conference — even for a single day — you’re investing hours of your life into the experience. And if that’s the case, it’s always best when you get a good return on the time investment.

TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher”

The CoolCatTeacher

Encore Episode 101: The Best of Season 1 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jim Forde’s episode, “You’re the Teacher” is the top episode of Season 1 of the 10 minute teacher.

Online or Overseas: 4 Important Tips To Keep in Mind When Teaching ESL Students from China

EdNews Daily

From hours spent in class, to lesson structure and break times, formal education in China is worlds apart from that in America. The chasm is not only caused by physical miles involved, but also the native variable cultures and traditions between the two countries.

EdTech at School

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

Sparking Student Motivation, Persistence, and Confidence with Emerging Technologies

Digital Promise

Imagine students creating virtual reality. What do you see? Is it happening in a high-tech lab fully equipped with expensive technology? Do the students already have a high degree of technical expertise? Is this an extracurricular class for the highest achievers? Perhaps in some cases. However, creative production with technology is possible in many school contexts and for all learners.

New from Origo Stepping Stones for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

ORIGO Stepping Stones (see my review here ), a comprehensive print and digital math program, has a variety of free math resources available for summer learning.

BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

The top #edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 with Caitlin Arakawa From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, we unveil the top edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast.

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Design Thinking or PBL: A Chicken/Egg Scenario

Battelle for Kids

A few months ago there was a great conversation, during a Twitter chat, hosted by #MeritKCI and involving educators who frequent the #dtk12chat. Embedded in the tweets from that chat was the relationship between Design Thinking (DT) and PBL. A blog post that was referenced was written back in 2012 by Ewan Mcintosh of Notosh.com. P21 Blog

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.