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The Poverty of Overcommitment: You Have to Say No So You Can Say Yes Sometimes

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 18 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This past Monday, Kip and I sat down with my calendar.

Personalize with Purpose: Meeting Learners Where They Are

Digital Promise

“We cannot teach students well if we do not know them well. At its heart, personalized learning requires profound shifts in our thinking about education and schooling.” Personalized learning is not a new concept.

Technology and Writing: A Conversation with Vicki Davis

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vicki Davis is a teacher, author, podcaster, tweeter, blogger, international presenter, and so much more. I admire her podcasts and posts so was honored when she invited me to chat with her on her podcast, the 10-Minute Teacher.

10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The adolescent mind is essentially a mind or moratorium, a psychosocial stage between childhood and adulthood, and between the morality learned by the child, and the ethics to be developed by the adult” ( Erikson, 1963, p. 245 ). I began teaching teenagers in 2004 in Texas. I really enjoy teaching teenagers and supporting them in becoming strong individuals ready to conquer the world as adults when they leave my classes. Teaching teenagers is much harder today than when I was a teenager.

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.

Avoid Squeaky Wheel Syndrome

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 21 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As I learned in one business in particular when I was just out of college, squeaky wheel syndrome can infect an organization.

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Bridging Connections to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was working from home, which is a rarity for me these days. I huddled in my home office and focused my attention on email, writing a blog post, tweaking some presentations, and updating the digital handouts that all participants get during one of my keynotes or workshops.

Congress should prioritize innovation in higher ed. Here are three ways it can.

The Christensen Institute

Washington D.C. is slowly turning its attention to higher education. In December, on a party-line vote, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce released the PROSPER Act , a bill to update the Higher Education Act for the first time since 2008. The Higher Education Act (HEA), first passed in 1965, outlines federal higher education policy, including federal financial aid eligibility, teacher preparation programs, and how the federal government holds colleges accountable.

5 Ideas to Help You Grow

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 23 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We know plants need fertilizer, sun, and the proper temperature to grow. As humans, we need proper conditions to grow as well.

Self-Paced Lessons with Nearpod

Catlin Tucker

“How do you keep students engaged and on task?” ” I am frequently asked this question when I train teachers on blended learning models. The concern implied in this question is that if I am not working directly with students that they will immediately be off task or disruptive.

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.

Helicopter parent? 3 Good reasons to stop hovering

Neo LMS

Do you know the fable about the gardener and the butterfly? One day a gardener comes across a butterfly cocoon, hanging from a leaf. The sunlight is directly behind the cocoon, and the gardener can clearly see the shape of the young butterfly within.

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4 Ways Teaching Mentors Can Make A Difference Online Or In The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Teaching online or in the classroom can be a challenging profession from many angles. Teachers have an enormous amount of responsibilities the moment they begin in the profession.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Accelerating Your Startup More Than Once Boosts Learning and Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The benefits of a second round through an ed-tech accelerator are exponential. The post Accelerating Your Startup More Than Once Boosts Learning and Success appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur Listenwise Startup Startups

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.

5 Tech tools educators can use to teach social responsibility in the classroom

Neo LMS

One of the key ingredients of a well-rounded education is a sense of communal spirit; the ability to care about others with empathy for those who live in different circumstances and with less opportunities.

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100 Years of “New Technologies”: Teaching a Foreign Language with Technology from 1918 to 2018

EmergingEdTech

Image Source In 1918, Yale professor Charles C. Clarke described the phonograph (later known as the gramophone and, since the 1940s, as the record player) as a “talking machine… not worth the trouble. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 Ideas to Include Every Child in your Classroom: Inclusion Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Toby Karten on episode 240 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can include every child in our classroom with these five important reminders from inclusion expert, Toby Karten. Children are precious and important.

A great website for geography lessons

EdTech4Beginners

I recently stumbled upon a fantastic website – perfect for teaching geography. It’s called AntipodesMap.com . The site helps you find the antipodes (the other side of the world) of any place on Earth. Have a look at my video walk-through: Let me know how you get on.

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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.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Students in a marketing course at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island check their phones before class begins. To tame classroom distraction, their professor uses Flipd, an app that locks students out of their phones during class. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. CARSON, Calif. —

Mobile Learning: 1998, 2008, 2018

The Journal

In its first decade, 1998-2008, "mobile learning" was all about getting devices into the hands of K-12 students and teachers. Palms initially proliferated; then Pocket PCs. In those early days, there was plenty of excitement and energy — for good reason — amongst the early adopters. Why didn’t mobile learning catch on, then

It is OK to be Childlike but not Childish

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 19 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I looked across my classroom today with childlike wonder. My students were doing something difficult. But, they deftly added binary numbers with ease.

Will It Work With Adults Too?

Digital Promise

Education publishers have developed a huge collection of high quality online lessons and courses for the K-12 audience of teachers and students. On the other hand, adult education has suffered from a lack of good tech curriculum to serve the 36 million U.S. adults struggling with low literacy. Because of the relatively small adult education budgets and disparate group of local providers, publishers have avoided developing new adult-only products.

EdTech at School

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

How to add a Family Feud-style game to your next class/PD

Ditch That Textbook

Games can make class and professional development more fun! Here are the steps to create a Family Feud-style. Family Feud logo used via fair use)Who doesn't like adding a good game to a class or professional development session? It's great for mixing things up and breaking out of the traditional hum-drum.PowerPoint Jeopardy! has been done […].

Caring and Compassionate Confrontation

User Generated Education

When I was in my Doctoral program, I met Debbie in one of my classes who was the Corporate Education coordinator for the university. She ran workshops for teams from profit and non-profit organizations and corporations.

No Storm, No Strength

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 20 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The trees grew long and tall in the protected biodome. Scientists marveled at their beauty, rapid growth, and height. There was only one problem. The trees were weak.

Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom. That decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. Personalized Learning Classrooms

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.

Mysimpleshow Keeps Getting Better

Ask a Tech Teacher

mysimpleshow, digital tool of choice in the explainer video market, has done it again. They’ve come out with a great change that will make their explainer videos even easier to use in a classroom.

9 issues about homework and teacher thoughts on each (#LeadLAP)

Ditch That Textbook

Homework is such a difficult topic to discuss. Everyone seems to have an opinion on it. Sometimes, we think we disagree on something and it turns out we’re talking about completely different things.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Virtual Valentines are an incredible global project in February.