Sat.Jan 14, 2017 - Fri.Jan 20, 2017

One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix

The CoolCatTeacher

A 2-Minute Technology Tip on Screencasting From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting.

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What Can Third Graders Do With Technology?

The Journal

In this week’s blog post, a third grade teacher in a public school provides a clear example of what our blog, "Reinventing Curriculum" is all about. Mr. Gabriel DellaVecchia has used 1-to-1 in an imaginative, productive, and effective manner.

How One Classroom Can Transform the School Cafeteria with STEM Thinking

Digital Promise

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) directed by Digital Promise initiative is actively improving learning opportunities for students and teachers in 46 middle schools across 14 states and the District of Columbia.

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Finding, Pitching, and Prospering Through a Startup Incubator

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Startup incubators provide access to experts around everything from sales to technology. They key is to find the right one and land a spot. The post Finding, Pitching, and Prospering Through a Startup Incubator appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

Recently it seems that innovation is a buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Need happier employees? Innovate! Need bigger profits? Innovate! Need better leadership? Innovate! Over the past six months I’ve explored hundreds of news stories, white papers, and blog posts focused on why and how leaders might foster a culture of innovation. Unfortunately, innovation is too often be touted as a silver bullet solution without even defining what innovation is.

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Why innovation must be the new development strategy

The Christensen Institute

“What we measure informs what we do. And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.” – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 2001. There is no shortage of ideas and strategies that will lead a country from poverty to economic prosperity.

Share and collaborate the easy way with Padlet.

EdTech4Beginners

Padlet is a superb tech tool in which a virtual ‘wall’ can be set up by a teacher and then the class can post and share ideas on it. Comments can be made and collaboration becomes simple. How does it work?

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10 Websites + 4 Apps that Make Geography Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the hardest challenges for teachers is how to engage students in core subjects such as geography. It’s about mountains and rocks and valleys that haven’t changed for thousands of years. Why is that interesting? If you aren’t a geography buff, you’re probably nodding.

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Things to know before paying for online courses

Neo LMS

How good are you with making decisions? I admit I sometimes have trouble even with the most basic things. For example, when I’m at the ice cream shop, I can never make up my mind of what I want.

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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.

Design Challenge

User Generated Education

This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. Last semester I introduced a series of activities to have them explore, learn about, and interact with design thinking principles and strategies.

Conquering the EdTech World with GoConqr.

EdTech4Beginners

What exactly is GoConqr? In case you haven’t yet heard of it, GoConqr is a social learning network with more than 2.5 million users worldwide, mostly students and teachers.

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How and Why to Use Podcasts in Your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

A podcast is a topic-specific digital stream of audio files (in some cases, video or PDF also) that can be downloaded to a computer or a wide variety of media devices. They are funny, entertaining, educational, often short, and rarely boring.

The Value of School

A Principal's Reflections

For all intents and purposes I had a great K-12 education. I got relatively good grades, stayed out of trouble, and participated in a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities.

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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.

Create Your Own Custom Search Engine

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the fear of what students will find online.

Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.

EdTech4Beginners

With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is stored in your Google Drive and you always have access to it. You can also easily share this data with other collaborators easily.

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Learn About the Power of Computer Science Courses in Schools

EdTech Magazine

By Calvin Hennick Schools across the country are ramping up computer science course offerings to help promote problem solving and prepare their students for 21st century jobs. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Robyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet.

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.

What Causes Mind Blanks During Exams?

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In our five-part series, Making Sense of Exams , we’ll discuss the purpose of exams, whether they can be done online, overcoming exam anxiety, and effective revision techniques.

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Why and How Students Can Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Blogging is a popular tool used in education to not only practice writing, but reinforce collaboration, perspective taking, speaking/listening skills, and a lot more. It’s grown up from its pedestrian start as a journaling platform, where writers share daily activities and don’t stress over spelling and grammar. Look at these reasons why teachers incorporate blogging across all academic topics and lesson plans: Collaboration.

E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

By David Hutchins Here’s how to take advantage of money available to your district in the summer. Networking

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Will guidance and teaching merge in the future?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, Michelle Obama, flanked by guidance counselors from around the country, made her final speech as first lady.

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EdTech at School

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

Innovation academies, workshops, presentation topics, upcoming books, and more

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some quick updates… I created a new Innovation Academies page to better describe that work. I love those opportunities when I have an ongoing, long-term engagement with a district’s leadership team!

169 Tech Tip #60-How to Add Shortcuts to the Desktop

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.

End Your Fixation on Tech Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Nathan Lang Education technology should complement a learning strategy, not dictate it. Blended Learning Classroom Leadership Management

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How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

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.