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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. Most of the time, as it is with the news, we hear negative stories. However, there are thousands of positive stories that we don’t typically hear about.

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. Making those transitions is complex work, however, and many school administrators and teachers aren’t exactly sure how to proceed beyond some vague ideas about doing things differently.


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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.

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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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

5 Fantastic Websites For English Teachers


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? Leave a comment below Tagged: education , ELT , English Teacher , learn English , teaching , teaching ideas , useful websites. education ELT English Teacher learn English teaching teaching ideas useful websites

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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. Watch our first Periscope video below to find out why this ISTE is so special for Savvy and our family! Follow us on Twitter, @ShellTerrell , to catch the livestream or to catch up with us during the conference. We’d love to meet you face-to-face and interview you.

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.

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. Motivated by this shared belief, more than 275 higher education and K-12 district leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, policymakers, and educators gathered on May 3rd and 4th in Washington, D.C. to address an essential question: How might we collaborate to ensure evidence of impact, not marketing or popularity, drives edtech adoption and implementation?

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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


The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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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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. Includes: 9 Activities (topics). 35 tech ed videos. 5 tech ed Lesson plans. 5 tech ed eBooks. Ready to purchase? Click here. Select ‘Buy’ and then pick the license you want.

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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

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. We are excited to take part in highlighting the diversity of makers through our three-part video series featuring maker learning happening at different Maker Promise schools across the country.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Flipping Your Culture

Battelle for Kids

By now, most in education have heard the term “flipped.” It can be used when talking about changing the pedagogy or instructional strategy by turning what you’ve traditionally done upside down. Flipped classrooms have done things like move the independent work associated with homework to the classroom and the direct instruction associated with class to home. We have “flipped” classrooms, learning, and instruction.

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. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? 5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of. What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Internet Skills for K-8: Blogs.

20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom


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. Consider these 20 ways a multimedia projector improves the learning experience and expands your teaching talents: Today’s easy-to-use, internet-savvy multimedia projectors are not your old, antiquated AV setups on wheel carts.

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. This is not for a lack of need or opportunity, but rather because of a lack of awareness and familiarity. Watch this webinar to learn about untapped potential of the the adult learning edtech landscape, including specific customer segments to target.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Value-Added Schools

A Principal's Reflections

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out there that pretty much debunks the claims of many in the world of education reform that accountability systems based solely on student achievement data have any merit. What I would like to discuss are ways that schools can provide increased value to students based on changes to the learning culture.

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. In that productivity quiz, I found out I’m a “Mindful Maverick” and need visual cues. So, using their recommendations, I changed my productivity system and added some new hacks.

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Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom


“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. Employees that can be tasked to solve a problem without micro-management, and can be relied upon to use their resources responsibly and sparingly, are highly prized.

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Why the Baby Brain Can Learn Two Languages at the Same Time

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages. Research shows that this is not the case. In fact, early childhood is the best possible time to learn a second language.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

It's Time To Personalize Learning In Alaska

Education Elements

In the middle of January, with little daylight and plenty of snow, we began the process of bringing together the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District community to learn about personalized learning. With a week of workshops, board sessions and community nights behind us, we realized that over the course of a few days we significantly moved forward work that would impact our 14,000 students for the rest of their lives. Personalized Learning Leadership

The Most Remarkable Thing About Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

A blog and podcast episode about what is important From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was talking to my mom and my sister today about teaching. Now, all three of us have been teachers at the high school level. However, I’m the one who’s still in the classroom.

Power Skills

Battelle for Kids

Is anyone out there tired of hearing about the need for new hires to possess soft skills? Every article I read regarding workforce development has the same message: “People are hired for their hard skills, but are fired for their soft skills.” Yet every new article seems to have been written by someone who stumbled on a new finding that results in the same old message. Why do people continue to think this is a cutting edge message that must be shared?


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. Still, there are increasing calls for educators and entrepreneurs alike to design and implement innovative education programs and products based on learning science findings. In 2016, we launched the Research Map to provide education stakeholders a visual way to explore the full landscape of education and learning science research.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

NEO will be at ISTE 2017!


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. The countdown has begun and we can hardly contain our enthusiasm at the thought of meeting once again so many beautiful people who, before anything else, are interested in how to leverage technology in order to do more for student learning. Why ISTE? Why are we so excited about ISTE, you may wonder?

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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. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. Check the show notes for the book giveaway. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download the transcript or scroll down to read the transcript on this page.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 23 Edition)

Doug Levin

In which I implore us to move beyond claims of "hit jobs" and "fear mongering" to fact based discussions of whether and where new guardrails may be needed to avoid conflicts of interest and the undermining of the democratic underpinnings of public schools brought about by the dramatic, technology-enabled changes remaking U.S. schools. EdTech News News news

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