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Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity in Action From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Recently, I shared my 21-day productivity challenge sponsored by Post-it® Brand. To prepare, I took a quiz using the Post-it® Brand Productivity Tool to find out what type of planner I am.

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Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

“ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

Teacher Reboot Camp

The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. This will be my newborn, Savannah’s, first ISTE. Savvy and I will be Periscoping as ISTE Media Reporters.

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.

Value-Added Schools

A Principal's Reflections

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed.

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Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

“Self-directed learning” is a major catch-phrase of 21st Century educationalists, and undeniably a critical skill in the labor markets of the future. The modern world of work demands that people have demonstrable abilities to self-manage: their time and their inputs.

How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a perfect world, vocabulary is learned in context: The phrases and sentences around the unknown word define the meaning. If that isn’t sufficient, students use affixes — prefixes, suffixes, and roots — to decode meaning.

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5 Fantastic Websites For English Teachers

EdTech4Beginners

I recently made a video, featuring 5 excellent websites for English teachers. The sites are all packed full of useful resources and teaching tips. Watch the round-up below: Do you have any more to add?

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Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on episode 96 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning.

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.

Startups Should Ask Teachers What Problems Need Solving

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In the early stages of an ed-tech startup, it's easy to get distracted from the original mission. Keep asking teachers what problem they need solved. The post Startups Should Ask Teachers What Problems Need Solving appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

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Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Integrating technology in the classroom does not mean you need an Internet connection. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Simple cell phones come with the ability to take photos, create videos, record audio, text, and take notes.

20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Chalkboards can’t compete. They don’t inspire young minds tuned in to digital channels across multiple devices. Put educational technology front and center in today’s classroom, and you have your students’ attention.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Connie Hamilton in episode 95 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton gives us five ways to connect with our students over the summer.

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.

NEO will be at ISTE 2017!

Neo LMS

While students are looking forward to the summer vacation, the NEO team are looking forward to this year’s edition of the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world: ISTE Conference and Expo.

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Digital Promise Research Map: A Starting Place for Exploring Research on Learning

Digital Promise

Busy education leaders and entrepreneurs don’t have time to sift through hundreds of papers, and often don’t know where to start.

Summer Learning Activities That Students Will Actually Enjoy

Wisewire

How many times as a teacher have you witnessed the dreaded “summer slide” in students after their return from summer break? Students who previously showed tremendous progress at the end of the school year are suddenly unable to demonstrate previously mastered skills.

Summer 2017 Learning Series-3 Rules For Attending Any Conference

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through several different ways of extending your learning.

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.

Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last Chance: Summer Learning Classes. BOGO — Buy one class; get a friend in for free. June 14-June 17 only. The Tech-infused Teacher. June 19th-July 9th. Online. 229 (individual); $750 (group of 5). Everything you need to add technology to your classes in an authentic, student-centered way.

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Celebrating the National Week of Making

Digital Promise

Tomorrow marks the first day of the national Week of Making , a week dedicated to celebrating makers and providing opportunities for people across the country to make.

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy spoke to two of her favorite people, JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) and Jackie Gerstein (@JackieGerstein) about their classroom design. Both educators work in learning environments designed differently from typical classrooms where the teacher is at front, students are in desks, and the learning is within a walled classroom.

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What You Should Know About Teaching Online: A Chat with Kelly from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

This is the 8th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Quite often, when we look at job reviews from different places online, we tend to forget that there are many reasons behind each review-including good, bad and personal.

EdTech at School

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

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging.

Digital Tools Support Adult Learning

Digital Promise

Click for full size. As edtech becomes more prevalent in classrooms, the important question many are asking is, “Do edtech products support learning?” This question is especially important for low-skilled adult learners, who are among the most vulnerable. The answer, according to a new report released by SRI last week, points to yes.

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What is Project Based Learning? | Featuring @RossCoops31 #hackpbl

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEduactor Podcast, we invite Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and author, Ross Cooper onto the program to discuss his new book Hacking Project Based Learning. The post What is Project Based Learning?

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Defining the Purpose of Curriculum in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As an increasing number of schools and classrooms shift to personalized learning across the country, educators face many questions. Many of these questions focus on the need to define the purpose of curriculum, digital content, and tools in a personalized learning setting. While educators are certainly familiar with the use of curriculum in a traditional classroom, a shift to personalized learning brings up new questions like: Personalized Learning Curriculum

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.

3 Important Books for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer’s approaching. Kids love playing outside, visiting friends–and reading! To encourage that last activity, here are three great books that will entertain, motivate, and educate–all in one fun experience. Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook — a clever blend of baking and reading. This is one of several Robby Cheadle and family have written.

Demystifying the Adult Edtech Market

Digital Promise

We have been witnessing disruptive innovation in education for years. Stories of opportunity and success, and even struggle and failure, rule the K-12 headlines, yet the adult learner is frequently overlooked.

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51Talk Unveils its Premium Brand “Hello World American Academy”

EdNews Daily

51Talk Unveils Premium Brand “Hello World American Academy,” Launching its “Honest Action” Pledge. 51Talk Unveils its Premium Brand.