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7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode. Online learning is growing. How do online classrooms differ from the face to face classroom? What about the student/teacher relationship? Jade Ballek is a principal of an online K12 school in Canada.

Goal: Test the Power of Hashtags

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “[The hashtag] it served as a way to carry on a conversation with a diverse audience.”- ”- The Huffington Post. Venezuela, Jan. Goal: Initiate or support a hashtag movement.

30 Great Research Websites for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop. Citation Machine. CoolKidFacts –kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children. CyberSleuth Kids. Dictionary. Digital Vaults –research a topic, curate resources.

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades. I want my students to value learning, not the accumulation of points.

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.

How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning


Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all." My answer is simple: I start small.

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10 Things First Year Teachers Need Veteran Teachers to Know

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The new year is upon us here in New York State, and as is often the case in August, I’m spending much time facilitating orientation sessions for first year teachers.

What Happens When Students Work at Their Own Pace

Digital Promise

Jason is the communications director at Digital Promise. You can reach him on Twitter @jtomassini. We hear a lot about the need for students to “learn at their own pace.”

Some of my leadership beliefs

Dangerously Irrelevant

[I have some new job responsibilities this year. I decided to send this out to some of the new folks with whom I’m working.]. Since I get to work with you more this year than in the past, I thought I would share a few of my leadership beliefs… Intentionality.

Goal: From the Heart to the Mind

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Emotion helps us screen, organize and prioritize the information that bombards us. It influences what information we find salient, relevant, convincing or memorable.” ” – Bandes & Salerno.

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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.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

A while back there was a push to move away from traditional textbooks and move to something more flexible and nimble. Still true today!) Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal.

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4 Back to School Habits that Cultivate Community

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The beginning of a new school year is rich with opportunities to cultivate community and build a solid foundation for interdependent learning. Rather than focusing on rules and consequences, why not devote time at the beginning of the year to building these four habits instead?

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”- ”- Marc Riboud. Goal: Inspire with a graphic! Accomplish this goal: Create a quote pic or infographic to inspire others. First, decide on a goal for your students or peers to achieve, such as more movement, play, hands-on learning, developing a Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN ), and so forth.

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.

Think Before You Flip Your Classroom This Year

The Web20Classroom

For a while now I've been saying something provocative about Flipped Learning. It's the worst idea in the history of teaching." I own that. I've said it. I say it that way to get educators attention. Because I like to have a conversation about it.

5 Ways to Help Students Make a Smooth Transition Back to School

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. My daughter Nina is a night owl. She loves to stay up late, reading, gaming, chatting with her sister and friends, or catching up on her favorite television shows. And I don’t stop her, when she has no reason to rise early the next day.


Beyond TPACK and SAMR: Introducing trudacot to teachers

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thanks to Monte Tatom , I am able to share the Twitcast of my presentation to the Administrators PLN at the 2015 ISTE Conference, Beyond TPACK and SAMR: Introducing trudacot to teachers. The video is less than 6 minutes. Happy viewing! Check out all of our other trudacot resources too! Related Posts.

The Goal-Oriented Teacher Challenge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Below is an infographic of the current 30 goals we are aiming to accomplish by December 2015. These are small goals often achievable in one class period.

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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.

12 ways to use Google Classroom’s newest features

Ditch That Textbook

In fall of 2014, Google released Classroom to anxiously awaiting teachers. In a year’s time, those teachers put Classroom to work, with students turning in more than 70 million assignments. Google released a handful of useful updates to Classroom recently and some others in the last few months that let teachers and students do even [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom

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Why Extracurricular Activities Are Crucial to Learning

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. With summer in full swing, many parents are still be looking for ways to keep their child occupied and on the path to success. Extracurricular activities, regardless of the student’s age, are a great way to do this. Rather than just plopping them down in front of the T.V.,

The exam sham

Dangerously Irrelevant

Mike Crowley said: Teachers are being judged and schools rated based on test and exam results. How many kids are getting into Yale and Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge, we are perpetually asked. I have yet to be asked, how many of your students go to the college that is right for them? …

Edhashtag Clouds: Click, Explore, Connect

Teacher Reboot Camp

Love these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. In July 2009, I co-founded the Bammy winning education chat, #Edchat , which has inspired over 400 education hashtags! The hashtag (# in front of a word without spaces, which transforms the word into a url on social media sites, like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) was invented 8 years ago today by Chris Messina on August 23, 2007.

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EdTech at School

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

Teaching and Learning with the Future in Mind

Battelle for Kids

August 27, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 13. In my recent article in the Future of Education MediaPlanet supplement , I talked about how the 21st century is the time when we have to stop envisioning education as existing exclusively within classroom walls, and instead focus on all the myriad learning experiences a child has throughout life that prepare him or her for the real world.

10 Awesome Ways to Welcome Students Back to School

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. I remember the welcome letters that arrived in our mailbox during the final weeks of summer when my girls were in primary school. My daughter Laura had a first grade teacher who included a picture of herself attending the same school at the same age.

Let kids make informed decisions about real things in the real world

Dangerously Irrelevant

Will Richardson said: Sure, the CCSS wants to promote and measure critical thinking skills. But the CCSS wants that to happen in the context of contrived situations within an increasingly irrelevant curriculum that most kids don’t care about and will forget as soon as the test is over.

A Model to Solve a Few Professional Learning Challenges | #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This past April I was fortunate enough to have been asked to speak at the Moanalua High School Professional Development Conference in Honolulu, HI. It was an incredible opportunity to get back to Hawaii for a professional event as opposed to a vacation.

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.

Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

Battelle for Kids

August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 12. Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment. I use the word "we" because it was a path that we traveled together. I must admit that I had my reservations in September.

4 Things That Can Turn Students into Authors and Self-Publishers

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Not so long ago, the hard part about publishing a book wasn’t writing it—it was getting it published. The process involved writing sample chapters, book proposals, contacting agents, submitting to publishing companies, and facing constant rejection.

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Goal: From the Heart to the Mind

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Emotion helps us screen, organize and prioritize the information that bombards us. It influences what information we find salient, relevant, convincing or memorable.” ” – Bandes & Salerno.

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