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Digital Portfolios and Content

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Schools, teachers and learners struggle with challenges in many shapes and forms when it comes to digital portfolios. Digital Portfolio Challenges When I work with schools, educators, and learners around the world, I discovered that they have many of the same challenges in common. It seems to make no difference if the digital portfolio owner is a student or a professional educator.

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Digital Promise

According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking. The report notes that by 2020 rapid technological change will make more than a third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce obsolete.

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5 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Creating Confident Students? by Terry Heick One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students’ way, and moving to more of a facilitative role of teaching. And one critical ingredient in such an approach is student confidence (for problem-solving, for example) and self-efficacy. The primary difference between […]. The post 5 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students appeared first on TeachThought.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

techlearning

To say esports is booming would be an understatement. Esports, or electronic sports, is the term used to describe the sport of competitive video game playing. The world of professional esports has exploded over the last few years and is expected to reach nearly 5 billion in value and a global audience of nearly 600 million people by 2020. Last year, the second most watched sporting event in America after the Superbowl was the League of Legends finals.

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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 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

The #5 Show of Season 3 with Mike Roberts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. We’re counting them down! This is the #5 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.

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9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very first night of the inaugural #DitchBook book study Twitter chat. Ever since then, I have been a diehard shouting “HYPERDOCS!” as an answer for how educators today should be designing […]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology g suite google apps for education HyperDoc HyperDocs student engagement teaching

The amazing power of ed-tech on connecting classrooms

Neo LMS

More and more teachers are using online tools to connect their classrooms globally. Specifically, there is a range of ways teachers are using technology to connect their students — in an organized education-specific manner, with classrooms in other parts of the country and the world. What are the benefits of trying this new global approach to teaching? Is it worth the effort? Some research shows that it is well worth the effort and tends to enhance: Technological literacy. Global mindedness.

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Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

The quest to improve pedagogy, and in turn learner outcomes, is a focus of many schools. We toil away at chasing the next big innovative idea, trend, or tool as a path to improvement yet little changes. Maybe success lies in taking a more detailed look at daily practice. The key to future-proofing education is to empower students to not only think, but to apply their thinking in relevant ways to demonstrate what has been learned.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. These help individuals to create a frame of reference of behaviors within themselves and prompt them to act.

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).

20+ Hyperdocs tips, ideas and templates to use right away

Ditch That Textbook

HyperDocs are are NOT just a doc with links. They are purposefully designed digital lessons and can transform your class. The creators of HyperDocs — Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis — describe them as a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, the ultimate change agent in the blended learning […].

The Importance Of Teaching ESL In A Holistic Approach

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Julia Parco’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. My name is Julie Parco, and I’m a recently retired teacher from Hamilton Wentworth Catholic School Board, where I taught for 32 years working with students in grades 1-8, ESL and as a team leader.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen or read this post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Summer is an important time for educators. While some people debate what educators should or shouldn’t do over the summer, ultimately it is YOUR summer and YOUR plans. Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Now, there are so many different ways you can spend your summer. If you’re not intentional about it, summer will just be gone in a flash just like everything else.

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The Case for PDFs in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The biggest reason teachers report for NOT liking cloud accounts has nothing to do with money, security, or privacy. It’s that they aren’t reliable. No matter how many redundancies are in place, if a student can’t access their cloud storage for a project they’re working on, if a teacher can’t get to lesson plan resources, or if a student started a project at school and can’t finish it at home, the excitement of learning melts away like ice cream on a hot day.

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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.

Teaching students specific technical skills

Neo LMS

In my last blog I went on a minor diatribe about what I perceive to be a lack of technical, and specific, skills development across school curricula. We briefly explored the UK’s recent announcement of T Levels, which will stream the technically minded-student into an “A-Level Standard” of technical enrollment.

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Living with Neighborhood Violence May Shape Teens’ Brains

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace.

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WHY KIDS CAN?T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT?S NEED TO MOVE

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving. We’re counting them down! This is the #1 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.

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SL Curricula Online Resources are Moving!

Ask a Tech Teacher

As you may already know, Wikispaces is shutting down. For years, they have hosted the additional free resources included for anyone purchasing the SL/AATT K-5 Technology Curriculum. As a result of the shutdown, we are moving that site to this new address: Weekly Resources for the K-5 SL Technology Curriculum. The new site still includes all the weekly videos, vocabulary, and explainers on skills used in the curricula. Any questions? Feel free to ask at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.

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.

To Go or Not: Evaluate Whether Conference Attendance Pays Off for Startups

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In the startup world, every dollar counts. So is it worth it to go to a conference? Are some more important to attend than others? Here's how to decide whether to go or not. The post To Go or Not: Evaluate Whether Conference Attendance Pays Off for Startups appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Conferences Market Strategy

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year Two

Digital Promise

In 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed launched the Maker Promise , a campaign to bring quality making experiences to students across the country. Since the launch, we’ve challenged school leaders, educators, and community members to show their support for maker learning by committing to being champions for making, supporting spaces to make and learn, and sharing and showcasing student work.

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Inside the Mind of a Teacher Who Reads Body Language

The CoolCatTeacher

Microexpressions and Relationships Matter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No one ever said I was omnipotent. I can’t see into the minds of the children I teach nor can I understand them sometimes. But I can figure out how to make them laugh while they learn. I read the thousand tiny microexpressions that reveal the little things that make a big difference in our bondedness of being teacher and student.

In the News: Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity

Doug Levin

Cross-posted on the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center blog: [link]. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity.” Education Week. 12 June 2018. Doug Levin, who tracks K-12 cybersecurity breaches through his consulting firm, EdTech Strategies, said the incident highlights the mixed messages schools are giving students. “We’re telling kids that tech is the future and learning to code is where all the good jobs are ,” Levin said.

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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!

Elements of Change: The Organization Element

Education Elements

We’re so excited to share another episode of Elements of Change with you, this time highlighting the importance of building responsive, dynamic organizations. We’re all familiar with the traditional hierarchy of a school district, but what if this structure is inadvertently holding back motivated, capable people with great ideas?

Starting with the ?Who? to Reach Tech Resistant Educators

CUE

We have all had a colleague or staff member that is hesitant to any type of technology in their classroom. Creating technology equity among our classrooms can be a daunting task. Not just technology for technology sake but the true benefits of enhancing lessons to reach the limitless possibilities of the 4 Cs (collaboration, critical […]. The post Starting with the “Who” to Reach Tech Resistant Educators appeared first on OnCUE.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. We’re counting them down! This is the #3 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.

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16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read by TeachThought Staff In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? Of course there is! While digital content is handy and accessible, many of the issues we face as educators are deeper than any single post–or series of posts–can adequately address. […]. The post 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Books

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.

Why creative thinking might be our strongest asset

eSchool News

Developing a creative mindset is more important than ever before, not just for our students, but for educators as well. The advancement of technology, the connectedness of society, and the innovations that are taking place on a regular basis all point to creative thinking as a key asset in the digital age. So how do we develop a more creative approach to problem-solving? As a designer and educator, I’ve observed a set of principles that can lead to some rather creative approaches to doing things.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. E-learning equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) has an immense potential to revolutionize education. The advent of AI has furthered the automation of cognitive activities.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. We’re counting them down! This is the #4 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.