Sat.Jun 25, 2016 - Fri.Jul 01, 2016

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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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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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.

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Awe might seem like just another three-letter word, but it is so much more. A recent New York Times article detailed how humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe, that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Dear Otto: How do I create a classroom library checkout system?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. .

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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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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

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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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.

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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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.

#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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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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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.

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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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?

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.

[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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EdTech at School

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

#educolor – The most important hashtag you’re probably not following

Dangerously Irrelevant

Two years ago this fall, Jose Vilson launched EduColor. It’s a website, it’s a hashtag, it’s an email newsletter, it’s a weekly chat, it’s a call for social justice. Most of all, as he and the other organizers say, it’s ‘a movement, not a moment.’

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation ! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online. iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge.

#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

How an Ed-Tech Startup Can Rise Above the Noise at ISTE

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When I worked as a public radio reporter, I rarely went to conferences or trade shows. It’s not where you found the news. Now that I’ve made the transition to startup CEO, some conferences are must-attend events. One of them is ISTE.

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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.