Sat.Jul 30, 2016 - Fri.Aug 05, 2016

Back to School Advice for Principals and Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Start #back2school strong From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heading back to school with the right attitude is vital to our success as educators. These are important days, days that change everything. Educator, your importance is tremendous!

10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter

Catlin Tucker

Today, I began teaching my course “Engaging Today’s Learners with Technology” at Stanford’s Festival of Teaching. One of the first things I asked my students to do was create a Twitter account.

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How Do Non-Techie Parents Handle the Increasing Focus of Technology in Education?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents increasingly find technology a roadblock to tracking student progress in the classrooms. There are too many options, with too few instructions that seem to constantly change.

Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Edutopia. You should know right up front, I’m not a math guy. Left to my own devices, wandering the halls of just about any school, I gravitate to the social studies and art project rooms.

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.

ALERT: Fundraising Program With Clorox And DonorsChoose.org

The CoolCatTeacher

A great fundraising idea for schools From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Clorox has an awesome new way to help teachers.

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What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

BloomBoard is a professional development website for teachers and administrators. On the teacher side , educators learn, share, and discuss teaching ideas.

My article for Edutopia: Engaging Students Through Google Maps.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for Edutopia. It was about ways Google Maps can be used to inspire students in lessons. Click here for the full article. Have you used Google Maps in lessons? How did you get on? Let me know by commenting below.

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The Amazing Benefits of Student Created Classroom Design

The CoolCatTeacher

Back to School Classroom Design -- sponsored by Carson-Dellosa From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sixth graders created their own classroom design. Not only were these kids excited to come to school, but they got passionate about learning!

The CPR approach to digital citizenship

Neo LMS

From a very young age we are all being taught how to interact with others, how to act appropriately in certain social situations, and to respect everyone. In other words, all kids are taught how to be a good citizen: of their communities, of their countries, of the world.

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.

What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July: Padlet: A Versatile Classroom Tool y in the Classroom. 4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom. Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum. 10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools.

What is Project Based Learning?

EdTech4Beginners

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy in which students acquire knowledge by working over a longer period of time on a project. They may have to answer an in-depth question, undertake an investigation or complete a challenge. Image courtesy of emergingedtech.com.

Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Effective Parent Teacher Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Start the School Year Right -- Sponsored by @BloomzApp From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Social media and technology have changed parent-teacher relationships. If you’re smart, you can harness their power.

Word Cloud Tools: Raising the Bar

A Principal's Reflections

Word clouds, or tag clouds as they are sometimes called, bring words to life in a visual way. They constitute graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more often. These words can be taken from an analyzed text or added manually.

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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.

Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. August 1-10. 169 Real-World Ways to Put Tech into Your Class NOW. get 10% off with coupon code SUBSCRIBERSPECIAL. 169 Real-World Ways to Put Tech Into Your Class Now provides 1) an overview of the tech topics most important to your teaching, and 2) practical strategies to address common classroom tech problems. Each tip is less than a page long–many only a third of a page.

Goal: Set the Stage for Innovation

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.” – Albert-László Barabási.

Back to School Twitter Party tonight 8/3 at 7pm EDT

The CoolCatTeacher

#StaplesforStudents Twitter Party with $2,000 in Give aways From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tonight Erin Klein and I are hosting a Twitter party with @Staples and @DonorsChoose. We’ll be using the #StaplesforStudents hashtag.

Blockchain Misconceptions and the Future of Education

Doug Levin

Blockchain technology may seem magical, but it is not magic. For every advantage it may offer over traditional approaches to ‘big iron’ centralized, proprietary IT systems, it imposes new requirements on its users.

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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Lesson Planning Survival Tips! 40+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates. Within the garden of learning is the students’ gained knowledge put into use. The way we design our lessons and activities determine how successful our learners will be in grasping new knowledge. We also have to ensure students pass tests and achieve learning objectives. Our lessons can help us achieve both.

3 reasons edtech ignores social capital

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs around the world have keyed into the enormous potential for edtech to disrupt the traditional content and assessment market.

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“How’s It Going?” The Most Difficult Question for a Startup to Answer

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Every time I see friends or family members, they ask, “How’s the business going?”. And every time, I struggle to answer. It was easy to talk about work when I was a reporter.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

10 ways to start the school year with a bang

Ditch That Textbook

The beginning of the school year is such an invigorating time. It’s still so full of potential and possibility. Plus, there’s that joy that we teachers get from new school supplies (something I’m sure is not fully appreciated by most other professions!).

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Young people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research?

Join the EduGoals Challenge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Below is a clickable graphic of the 15 goals we are currently aiming to accomplish. There are 30 goals in total we will be accomplishing by January 2017. These are small goals often achievable in one day.

The Technology Lever: Shifting The Learning Paradigm through Personalization

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 7, Number 2. Driving Question: When Will We See The Full Potential of Personalized Learning? Information is a tangible commodity in today's global economy. This makes the educational marketplace act as a conduit toward potential social, political, personal, and industrial wealth.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.