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Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the years, I’ve struggled to teach in ways my students would understand.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Melissa Mann on episode 167 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development. Sadly, though, too many teachers believe that those mandatory, one-size-fits-all professional development sessions offered by their schools are a waste of time and money.

Practical applications of Constructivism in the online classroom

Neo LMS

Last week we discussed the theory behind constructivist teaching , today we will explore how to apply constructivist principles to your online learning environment.

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.

Should You Unschool?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first time I read about Unschooling, I ignored it. Surely, it was a fad that would go away. When that didn’t happen and I read about it a thousand more times, I dug into it.

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How Lifelong Readers Are Helping Communities Thrive

Digital Promise

It’s a well-known fact: A child who develops a love of books and reading will recognize a lifetime of benefits. 1-4, 25-26) While children who visit the library to immerse in their favorite books may not realize it at the time, they’re building the skill of thoughtful reading—the foundation of critical thinking, academic success, and, eventually, a happy and productive adult life. (1,

8 Visual techniques for organizing lessons and ideas in the classroom

Neo LMS

In a previous blog post I scratched the surface of the big topic of visual learning in schools and the idea that students of all grades could appreciate having more visual elements in their instruction.

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Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning.

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Juliani on episode 165 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. AJ Juliani, author of Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning talks about the empowerment of students.

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.

How to Personalize Professional Development: One District’s Story

Education Elements

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in an all-purpose room with uncomfortable chairs and a trainer lecturing to a whole-group about the latest small-group teaching strategies. We’ve all been there, right? Stuck in PD sessions with facilitators who don’t practice what they preach. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

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#EdClusters17 Convening: Strengthening Our Connections

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we build and convene powerful networks to connect creative minds and catalyze change.

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

What’s the difference between selling an education product to California versus Indiana—or any other state, for that matter? A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states.

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How to Make Your Teaching Something Special

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley on episode 166 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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.

A Great Way To Use Tech To Help Teachers Meaningfully Engage With Families

EdTech4Beginners

Strong parent-teacher partnerships are key to student success in the classroom. In fact, parental engagement is very effective at predicting student achievement.

Honoring Unique Student Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

“ We must meet our students exactly where they are with exactly the brains they have right now. We must use all the tools we have available to us and not expect them to fit into a mold or all behave exactly the same. ” – Dr. Gene R. Carter. While many districts, schools, and educators understand the need to shift to a culture of personalized learning, many others still struggle to transition fully from the one-size-fits-all approach and truly change instruction.

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8 Math and Science Simulation Resources For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

"Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in." Sally Ride I was a Middle School Science and Math teacher.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Lee Ann Yonker on episode 168 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lee Ann Yonker helped start the #MiniGoogleMasters movement in her school in K-3rd grade, demonstrating littles can be tech-savvy too!

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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.

?Inside the Incubators: the Anatomy of a University Innovation Team

Edsurge

More than ever universities today are carving out fresh ways to bypass bureaucracy and drive innovation in higher education—and it’s working. Colleges are pioneering novel forms of credentialing and breakthrough education technologies for non-traditional learners around the globe. They are experimenting with more intensive ways to partner with the K-12 system and with employers, and they are creating new lines of revenue and educational business models.

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169 Tech Tip #83: Find Outlook Follow-up Folder

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Personalized learning…is it all a matter of time?

The Christensen Institute

Sometimes I worry that the call to personalize learning is actually code for asking leaders and teachers to do more than they’ve ever been asked to do—but without additional resources to do it. And by resources, I mostly mean time. This is especially true for traditional systems that may be aiming to adopt new approaches to teaching and learning but less willing to do away with legacy structures.

5 Ideas for Teaching Fire Prevention and Safety

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. October is National Fire Prevention Month, with Fire Prevention Week happening October 8-14.

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EdTech at School

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

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

Over the last weekend of July, some of the world’s education leaders gathered at the Ed T ech Asia Summit in Ho Chi Minh to discuss where education is headed in the 21st century.

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2 Free Webcasts from Turnitin

Ask a Tech Teacher

Two Webcasts from Turnitin You Won’t Want to Miss! Learn how to protect your academic integrity and improve writing achievement. Sign up now. What Is Contract Cheating & What Can We Do About It?

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It’s True: Internet Surfing During Class is Not so Good for Grades

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Many universities encourage students to purchase laptops that they can bring to class. Charities like One Laptop per Child provide low-cost laptops to disadvantaged students. There is no doubt that having a desktop computer or laptop in school is useful for writing papers, gathering information and learning how to program and use software.

?Engineers, Recruiters and Professors Weigh In: Future Programmers Need Writing Skills, Too

Edsurge

Coding and computer science have yet to make their way into every school curriculum in the U.S. But the country isn’t short on initiatives—such as Google’s Code Next program or the White House’s Obama era Computer Science For All campaign—which aim to change that. And while these programs attempt to arm students will the ability to code, they sometimes overlook a critical skill that developers, computer science scholars and tech recruiters say is key to landing a job in their field: writing.

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.