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Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Gaggle Speaks

Students don’t always fully understand the impact of their digital footprint, so it’s vital that educators set boundaries—especially when dealing with school-issued devices. In a district where students are in a 1:1 environment, how can educators ensure that they are behaving appropriately online every moment of every day?

Personalized Learning and the Shift from a Pedagogy of Poverty to a Pedagogy of Plenty

Education Elements

A few months ago I attended ICLE’s Leadership Academy in Atlanta and heard Dr. Tyrone Howard speak. His talk was a powerful one, addressing the differences between equity and equality, the need to support all students, and a call to action to have difficult conversations, call out bias and microaggressions, and make sure that we see our students, understand and empathize with them, and educate every single one of them.

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5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Not long ago, school computer labs were a mainstay of the education environment. Today, not so much. In fact, they’ve become downright controversial. Their very existence is at the root of the controversy. Many schools provide a computing device for every student. Those that haven’t yet achieved this, aspire to. Budgets are tight. Time is a limited resource. The computer lab has become a target for sparing both.

5 Tips for Defining Unknown Words Using Context Clues

Catlin Tucker

Students encounter unfamiliar words all of the time, but few slow down to think about what they can learn about those unfamiliar words based on how they are used. The ability to define unfamiliar vocabulary is a life skill that teachers need to teach explicitly. We cannot assume that students will know how to do this without instruction and practice. Below are five strategies I encourage students to use when they encounter new words in a text. Look at the parts of the word.

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.

The Research Behind the TED Talk: Angela Duckworth on Grit

Digital Promise

This blog post was updated on March 6, 2019 to include more current research, information, and opinions on grit in the classroom. Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was teaching seventh grade math in New York City public schools when she noticed that her best students were not necessarily her smartest students.

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Why Teaching Languages Is Actually Very Important

The CoolCatTeacher

Diego Ojeda on episode 453 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Diego Ojeda talks about why languages are still so important in today’s world. He also advocates for why we all need to learn multiple languages. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Diego Ojeda: Bio as Submitted World Language activist, Spanish teacher, BER presenter: Best Practices Teaching Spanish.

Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives)

Ask a Tech Teacher

As one who manages way too many online accounts, I read this article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor and CyberSecurity expert (retired), Sam Bocetta with interest. My checklist (green for good and red for ‘need help’): I’m paranoid about links and downloads. I check for virus and malware regularly. Ooops–don’t yet use a VPN. I should pay more attention to my passwords. I am religiously careful of email. Yep–switched to HTTPS for my blogs and websites.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

Joining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. The leap into the Twittersphere can be daunting. I hear even the most active Twitter users say that […]. DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachers

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).

5 Ways to Achieve Balance for Tired Teachers Everywhere

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich of episode 455 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mandy Froehlich gives teachers advice on how to achieve a balance between their classroom and personal life. It is difficult but these ideas can help. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

How Readilearn grew from one woman’s dream to an exciting education resource

Ask a Tech Teacher

Norah Colvin, educator, writer, and consultant, is the brilliance behind the exciting education website, readilearn. It started as her dream and is now a go-to resource provider for the first three years of a child’s learning journey. I’ve gotten to know Norah Colvin online through her pithy posts about teaching. Every time I leave her blog, I come away better for having stopped by.

5 Healthy Sleep Habits to Help Entrepreneurs Focus During the Work Day

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It's tempting to veg out in front of the television or be distracted by screens, but entrepreneurs need to make wise night decisions to stay sharp for business. The post 5 Healthy Sleep Habits to Help Entrepreneurs Focus During the Work Day appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startup Startup Life thought leadership

6 ways to start using Augmented Reality in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

When Merge Cube eMERGEd onto the instructional technology scene, this six-sided sensation triggered a veritable frenzy of educators trying to get their hands on the tool to bring the power of Augmented Reality (AR) into their classrooms. If you haven’t heard of Merge Cube, I encourage you to check it out here. Basically, it’s an […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog ar in the classroom augmented reality edtech educational technology

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.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

TW Williamson on Episode 452 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast TW Williamson, an educator in Taiwan, shares how he is helping literature and language teachers use augmented reality (AR) in their classrooms. Travel to the leading edge of this new technology in ways any literature teacher can use. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a parent, I fondly remember browsing bookstores with my children. We probably went there with a specific book in mind, one required for school, but ended up taking our time exploring all the tomes available. Though bookstores remain, too often, parents simply buy books online–digitally or print, doesn’t matter–and miss out on that opportunity to discover new worlds.

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Wanna Know If Students Are Learning? Ask Them These 4 Questions

The Web20Classroom

It can be a struggle to best help students understand what they are learning or for students to articulate their learning in meaningful ways. This was especially difficult for me starting out in on my teaching journey. Based on how I had been taught to be an educator the best ways to know if students are learning was to give them a test. If they failed, it was their fault and they needed to do better next time.

Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

What makes something innovative? There is no shortage of debate on this topic in the least bit. From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. One can look at numerous companies and develop his or her conclusions. Take Uber and Airbnb for example. Each in their own right came up with a new and different idea aligned to technology with the goal of creating something that consumers would embrace while making money in the process.

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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.

The Warning: My Thoughts on What We Can Learn from “Momo”

The CoolCatTeacher

episode 451 of the 10-Minute Teacher The Momo scam/hoax/threat has inspired some thoughts about what we should learn so we can prevent such a time-wasting but hurtful thing from spreading again in the future. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. About the Host This is an opinion by Vicki Davis, classroom teacher and host and does not represent the views of any sponsors, her school, or any other organization. All opinions are her own.

What You Might Have Missed in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February: My Favorite 5 Tech Tools for Teacher-Authors. Questions Parents Ask. 18 Valentine Sites For Students. How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities. The Easy Way to Teach Internet Skills. Engineers Week — A Must for High School. Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications. Best-in-Category Winners for 2018. Easily Manage Class AR with Metaverse Collections. Kid-created Games That Teach.

OER 3.0: K-12 Teachers in Michigan Are Creating and Using Deeply-Digital, OER Curricula

The Journal

OER – Open Education Resources — will play an increasingly important role as schools move to 1-to-1. In this week’s blog post, we describe OER 1.0, OER 2.0 and OER 3.0. Examples of OER 3.0, deeply digital curricula, created by Michigan K-12 teachers, using the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, will be highlighted

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The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students

Neo LMS

Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. But let’s rewind a little bit to see what we are dealing with here. First, personalized paths are part of a larger strategy for personalized learning (PL). Learning paths have been identified as a key component of PL , along with competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

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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!

What This Writing Expert Learned That Will Make You a Better Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on episode 454 of the 10-Minute Teacher Angela Stockman has been spending time with students as she teaches them to improve and enjoy their writing. She’s learned some remarkable things that she shares on this show. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Angela Stockman – Bio as Submitted Angela Stockman facilitates professional learning experiences for K-12 literacy teachers within and beyond her home state of New York.

Subscriber Special: March

Ask a Tech Teacher

March 10th-15th: the 56-page PDF, “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” for free! “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” is a thorough discussion on which are the most useful tools in a K-8 classroom, organized by grade level. This includes popular digital tools such as blogs, backchannel devices, vocabulary decoding tools, avatars, digital portfolios, digital note-taking, as well as others you may not have thought of.

Making Time for Mindfulness

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and teachers) react to them can make all the difference.

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Book review – Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Dangerously Irrelevant

This post is a review of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray. Disclaimer: both are friends of mine so keep that in mind as you read below. My short recommendation? There is lots of value in this book and a great deal of information that validates what we know about good leadership and strong school organizations. What I liked about the book. Eric and Tom list eight ‘keys’ to intentionally designing tomorrow’s schools.

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.

Quick, Paperless Lesson Planning with Google Calendar and Sites

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I integrate technology into my personal and professional practices so that I can save time and function efficiently. For many teachers, lesson plans can time consuming and cumbersome as they write, execute them and send the plans to administration. Utilizing Google Calendar and a class Google Site as part of the G Suite, lesson planning can be quick and efficient.

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they […]. The post 25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

Growing Writing Skills with Digital Portfolios

MiddleWeb

Although many of his colleagues disagree, middle school teacher Jeremy Hyler is convinced digital portfolios are the best way to measure student growth in writing skills over the whole school year. Learn why he thinks so, and how he does it, with plenty of useful tips. Create Compose Connect Digital Writing Portfolios digital portfolios Jeremy Hyler writing portfolios writing rubrics