Sat.Oct 24, 2015 - Fri.Oct 30, 2015

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. It can save you time, particularly if you’re saving files in Office formats inside Google Drive. I’ve tested the setup. Here’s a screencast to get started.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. Perception and lack of information influence the decision making process.

Beyond Badges: Why Personalized Learning Advocates Need to Care about Blockchain

Doug Levin

Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart has argued that “ parent-managed learner profiles ” will by key to both enabling and scaling personalization in education.

Six New Findings on Teacher Ed-Tech Usage

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A new survey of 1,000 teachers found that educators are using more technology than some think, and that the driver is student learning. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. blendedlearning digitallearning edtech teacher

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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.

Brainstorming: The 7 Dwarves’ Secret

The CoolCatTeacher

Design Thinking and Productivity that Matters Walt Disney had 50 names for the seven dwarves. Why do so many of us think we need just one or two tries to have great ideas?Walt Walt Disney understood that to become great, you ideate. Brainstorming was one key of his genius.

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Quick List of Classroom Blogging Resources

The Web20Classroom

I originally wrote this in 2013. Since then a few resources have changed and I've come across some different ones. Enjoy! Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional.

8 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

When kids read that America’s $18 trillion+ debt is accepted by many experts as ‘business as usual’, I wonder how that news will affect their future personal finance decisions. Do they understand the consequences of unbalanced budgets? The quandary of infinite wants vs. finite dollars?

Improving Your Teaching Through Student Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 183. How can we improve our lessons? When do we know what works and what doesn’t? In today’s show, Dean Shareski talks candidly about student feedback and the role of self-reflection in teaching.

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Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” ” – David Crystal. David Crystal, a world renowned linguist, has researched text speak and digital writing for nearly a decade. He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles.

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.

Using the Backchannel in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power. Mark Zuckerberg. Have you ever had the pleasure of listening to a young child tell you a story or tell you about an event?

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Michael Bloomberg on testing

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are some quotes from Michael Bloomberg about testing students , with my annotations in italics… “Many companies (including mine) use tests in hiring.” Really?

How to Get Kids Excited About Science: Carmelo the Science Fellow

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 182. How do you fill your students with wonder? How do you help kids love animals? How do you engage students in science? Carmelo the Science Fellow (who is also a principal) shares his fun-tastic ideas for science and getting kids excited in this episode.

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Halloween Projects, Lesson Plans, 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 you for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, apps: Projects.

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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.

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind [Register NOW] #PLS15

Kleinspiration

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind #PLS15 November 14-15, 2015 This two-day high-energy conference will empower school leadership teams to explore how personalized learning experiences directly correlates with a student’s and a teacher’s growth mindset.

Voice Typing in Google Documents

Catlin Tucker

Last month, I was working on a Google Document and clicked “Tools.” ” I discovered a new option called “Voice typing.” ” Just as the name suggests, it allows the user to dictate instead of type.

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Top 10 Tweets & Blogs This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

A Weekly Roundup of What's Being Talked About in my PLN This week, an inspirational blog post inspired by a cellist who played on through the bombing of Sarajevo tops the list of blogs this week. Minecraft and Kid President have educators talking.

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Dear Otto: How do I Teach Keyboarding in My Limited Class Time?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s Melanie’s question about teaching keyboarding effectively: My problem is that I only see each group of students (PK – 4th grade) once a week for 30min. I see 1st and 2nd grade two times a week.

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.

It's Never Too Late to Accelerate Your Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

eduCanon, which launched in 2013, hasn't been around for decades, but it has grown beyond most people's vision of an accelerator-stage startup. However, we recently found two accelerator programs invaluable. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

Ditch That Textbook

Admit it: You watched Charlie bite his brother’s finger. Or you watched the double rainbow guy. Or maybe you’ve watched Peyton Manning talk about giving a girl a second-hand handbag in one of the NFL Bad Lip Reading videos.

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7 Surprising Places Learners Use Mobile Devices

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Are you a closet iPhone or iPad user? No, really, do you use mobile devices inside your closet? This infographic from litmus.com makes a strong case for leveraging the power and omnipresence of mobile devices for learning. Not only are 80 percent of our learners using mobile devices, they take them everywhere. Notice the seven most popular […]. The post 7 Surprising Places Learners Use Mobile Devices appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

Tech Tip #119: What do I do when computers are down?

Ask a Tech Teacher

You know it will happen. One of the biggest reasons teachers don’t want to use technology is it isn’t reliable. For me, the solution isn’t to avoid technology, but to adapt when it fails me.

EdTech at School

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

Moving students to the cockpit for learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 2, Issue 11, Number 13. This blog post first appeared on Learning.com's blog. The traditional education experience for students has been a bit like flying on an airplane. Students are being educated in the same way, all treated as economy passengers on a plane. Just as all passengers are treated the same, so are students being educated in the same way. Regardless of where they sit, they are not in control of where they are going or what they will see along the way.

We’re not 1:1 — 6 ways to get classroom devices

Ditch That Textbook

Whole-school 1:1 device programs — where every student has a device, often the same one — seem to be added in droves every new school year. More and more schools put devices in every student’s hands (and sometimes, TWO devices in every student’s hands, called a 2:1 initiative). Many students still lack access, often due [.]. Ed Tech 1:1 initiatives byod donors choose edtech educational technology funding

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5 Ways to Accelerate your Digital Curriculum

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. If you have computers in your classroom, periodically use laptops or tablets or, better still, teach in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, you have a digital curriculum. You may not refer to your lessons and activities as a digital curriculum, but using technology for teaching and learning means you are going digital. As this infograpic, by SoftChalk Cloud, […]. The post 5 Ways to Accelerate your Digital Curriculum appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). LRMs join a larger wave of student-centered, next-generation infrastructure tools that put individual students—rather than instructors, courses, or compliance-driven data collection—at the center of learning systems architecture.

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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.

We’re Wrong [Reflecting on Spring Valley High]

The Jose Vilson

One more thing about the teachers of color panel went awry from a couple of weeks ago: we too embody white supremacy as agents of the state.

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Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” ” – David Crystal. David Crystal, a world renowned linguist, has researched text speak and digital writing for nearly a decade. He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles.

How to Engage, Examine & Extend Student Learning Through Videos – From Suzy Brooks

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Daily Genius. How many videos can you remember watching in school when you were a student? Though I know we watched dozens and dozens of movies (and FILMSTRIPS!!), I can only remember two.

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