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Sketchnoting Superstars Panel from #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Slides and Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sketchnoting is a fascination for me. So, ISTE was a dream for me. What if we got some of the best in sketchnoting together to share their secrets and how this applies to education?

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14 Ways to use Scribble Maps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Map skills borrow concepts from many different disciplines, including Math, Art, Language and of course Geography.

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ISTE Highlights: Supporting New Teachers

Teacher Reboot Camp

On Tuesday, June 28th, I took part in the New and Pre-service Teacher Support event organized by Lisa Dabbs ( @teachwithsoul ) and sponsored by Amazon Inspire.

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Challenge your pupils to design an App!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently I asked my students to design a new app. I kept the explanation brief and just told them that it would need to be useful or entertaining. They began by researching ideas in teams. After, they discussed their ideas and came up with a final concept.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Find life balance and get your weekends back From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This year, I started hearing about this amazing new program. Angela Watson has a 40-hour workweek club for teachers. Many teachers are getting their lives back.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. One of the best survival lessons I learned as a teacher was to engage parents. This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Take this summer to create a plan for communicating with parents better.

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A nifty tech trick to increase the accuracy of recording in science lessons.

EdTech4Beginners

Slow motion (slowmo) is a video effect in which time appears to be slowed down. To create a slowmo video, simply record something and then apply the effect.

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Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Get Netsmartz, the free program to help educate teachers, parents and students. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids.

Photos For Class–Robust, Student-safe with built in citations

Ask a Tech Teacher

A question I get a lot from readers is where to go for free, classroom-safe images. Photo sites are either too sparse or poorly vetted. And–while we’re on the subject of online images–it needs to be easier to add citations because otherwise, students will just skip that step.

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.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When it comes to integrating ed-tech into middle and high school classrooms, it’s not enough to create software “that works.” Instead, creating effective personalized learning solutions is just the first step.

ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

This morning, I attended the Blended Learning Panel moderated by Vicki Davis with panelists- Thomas Arnett , Jonathan Bergmann , Mike Gwaltney , Aaron Sams , and Stephanie Sandifer. I found the panel extremely informational for anyone integrating technology and also flipped learning. Vicki Davis organized the panel to answer each topic quickly as short mini presentations which made the hour go by quickly.

Support teachers with @Staples and Donorschoose.org

The CoolCatTeacher

and enter to win a $50,000 scholarship & trip to meet Katy Perry From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In the US, some estimates show 99.5

10 Common Core Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Common Core tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 13 Ways Blogs Teach Common Core. Common Core Breathes Life into Keyboarding. Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen. Dear Otto: What are Common Core keyboarding standards?

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.

Innovative Schools Prioritize Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. For many members of the League of Innovative Schools , a network of the nation’s most forward-thinking superintendents, this is just an acknowledgement of the work they have long championed.

Google Theatre & Search Secrets #ISTE2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

Don’t miss the drama at ISTE? If you are looking for some shorter, dynamic presentations, then you may want to attend the Google Theatre at 12noon today (Wednesday) at room 103. Each presenter has 15 minutes to share their top Google tips. Google has saved me so much time and I highly recommend teachers learn the tricks to make grading, lesson planning, and engaging students easier.

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Blended Learning Slides and Resources #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Presentation from the panel Monday, July 27 at 8:30 am From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This morning at ISTE Tom Arnett, Jon Bergmann, Mike Gwaltney, Aaron Sams, Stephanie Sandifer, and Jerry Obermyer all did an incredible job discussing blended and flipped learning. Shell Terrell shared the session on Periscope. watch here ). I tried to upload these slides to ISTE, but they only take 5MB of files and this file is much larger.

Beyond Digital Literacy: How EdTech Fosters Children’s Social-Emotional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most educators–and parents–focus technology benefits on how it helps academically, but efriend Joe Peters reminded me the other day that there’s more to it than that.

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EdTech at School

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

Introducing a Pause Button for Take-Home Devices

Securly

Kids spending too much time on their school issued devices? With our new mobile app, parents can now shut off internet activity with a single tap. It’s really that simple. Perfect for parents who want more control over their kids’ screen time on school owned devices.

ISTE Highlights: Keynote Smackdown #ISTE2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

I was honored to take part in the ISTE Keynote Smackdown along with Kasey Bell , Alec Couros , Hall Davidson , Sherri Spelic , Carl Hooker , James Kapptie , and Juanita Hines at the ISTE convention in Denver, Colorado. Each of the 8 presenters were chosen from hundreds of educators worldwide to do a 4 minute keynote to an audience of 100 plus. I have given several keynotes in over 20 countries, but I’ve never delivered a 4 minute keynote.

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#iste2016 Mindsets and Classroom Management for Making and Inventing in Every Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Presentation Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The third panel I’ll be moderating this ISTE is full of some of the best in the business of people who are making and inventing. As with the sketchnoting slides I shared earlier, it will be best to see this in person, but so many of you can’t be here at ISTE 2016 in Denver! Here are the slides from today’s presentation.

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

It took 912 years from the founding of the first university in Bologna in 1088 for the global higher education system to grow to serve 100 million students annually by the year 2000.

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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.

Securly’s Brand New Dashboard

Securly

“Good design is as little design as possible” -Dieter Rams. To kick off the “Week of Innovation” –live from the ISTE floor– we are excited to unveil our brand new Dashboard! At Securly, we follow a simple rule of thumb for all product design decisions: Useful > Usable > Attractive.

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How to Include Fun in the Online Classroom

FuelEd

Contributor: Kelli Hicks Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:45am A couple years ago I ran a 5K with my sister. At the same event, my nephew completed a half marathon. At the end of his event, he received a finisher’s medal.

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#iste2016 Day 0 Recap

The CoolCatTeacher

Here's my storify to capture a tiny bit of what happened. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ISTE 2016 is here. It is simply impossible to capture everything, so I’ll share what I can. If you’re not here, I’ve included some powerful ways you can JOIN IN! Give it a second to load! The post #iste2016 Day 0 Recap appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Education

[Guest Post] OER 101: Building the Future of Education Beyond Brick-and-Mortar

Education Elements

Back in my day, all schools were brick-and-mortar. Back in my grandfather’s day, they were brick-and-mortar with everyone in one classroom, regardless of grade level. Back in my grandfather’s grandfather’s day… well, who knows? The point is: Education is evolving and changing as it responds to the needs of students and the opportunities around us.

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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.