Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

4 ways to make math come alive with Google tools

Ditch That Textbook

So many of the Google tools are valuable for many content areas and grade levels. When a teacher finds a creative use for one, it’s almost always easy to cross it over to another class. Almost always. Except for one. My teaching career has been in high school Spanish. But working with math teachers, […]. Ed Tech g suite algebra g suite math google apps algebra google classroom math google math google math activities math with google apps

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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.

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,

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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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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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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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.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Fotor - online photo editor and design maker

Educational Technology Guy

Fotor is an online photo editor and design maker with some very impressive features. There is a free version and pro upgrade available.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

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.

Sometimes mindless, sometimes malevolent

Dangerously Irrelevant

Bill Ayers said: What we call education is usually no more than training. We are so busy operating schools we have lost sight of learning.

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:43. As one-to-one programs see significant growth in K–12 schools across the country, IT teams will need extra support to manage and maintain the surge of student devices.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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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.

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Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The following was written to be shared as part of our application to the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC.

Where Can Schools Turn for Help in Deploying Game-Changing Technology?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Schools Turn for Help in Deploying Game-Changing Technology? eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:30. Used wisely, technology can enrich learning experiences, empowering students as digital creators, critical thinkers and problem-solvers while fostering global connections. .

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.

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