Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” ” – David Warlick.

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, and prepare all learners for the new world of work. We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal.

Ten Skills Teachers Need to Support English Learners

Digital Promise

As more schools and districts explore curriculum focused on college and career readiness, expectations on what learners should be able to do across content areas are rapidly changing. While older curriculum standards were typically concerned with curricular breadth, current standards prioritize depth, focusing on deep understanding of underlying disciplinary concepts and the multiple ways they lend themselves to problem-solving.

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.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 212 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers.

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Using Kahoot! and others the way your brain craves

Ditch That Textbook

We use tech tools like Kahoot! in the classroom all the time. When we pair them with brain science strategies, they can be even more powerful. Sketch by Matt Miller)Sure, you might think. I use Kahoot! and G Suite and others in the classroom all the time.

What Are Education Innovation Clusters, and What Were They Up To in 2017?

Digital Promise

It has been an eventful year for Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters). EdClusters are tackling new projects and building new partnerships. They are designing solutions to local challenges and sharing them across regions. They are piloting new tools and evaluating their impact.

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham on episode 208 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Autistic children can struggle with unfamiliar places.

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8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” ” – Dr. Seuss. Humor is an effective way to reach students, especially if they struggle with understanding difficult concepts or theories. Humor can also help students pay attention to boring or routine facts and drills.

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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.

An amazing 3D scanning app

EdTech4Beginners

I recently discovered Qlone (pronounce clone). It is an amazing tech tool for the classroom. Have a look at this video tutorial on how to set it up: How could you use it in the classroom? Saving pupils’ artwork such as sculptures.

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Contextualized Learning Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Contextualized learning, the idea that some students learn better in a hands-on, real world context, has gained traction recently among adult educators. Resources to support contextualized learning are often difficult to find, however.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Global Teacher Prize finalist Joe Fatheree talks about what great teachers do.

8 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Animated Character Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney. Students love creating short films where they create the dialogue and animate the characters.

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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.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models.

On This Episode of Mythbusters: Personalized Does Not Mean Digital

Education Elements

If Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters looked deep into the world of personalized learning, they would quickly note that one of the biggest misconceptions schools and teachers have is that personalization equals technology. I was in high school prior to the advent of Facebook, the iPhone, the Chromebook, and the popularization of blogs (ironic, given the medium of this article), and to this day, my most personalized educational experiences happened as a high school senior.

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5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Basil Marin on episode 206 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online.” ” – Eric Schmidt. One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar.

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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.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Neo LMS

Professional development is an essential part of the teaching profession — teachers are expected to remain lifelong learners.

Rock these creative Google Slides templates in class (GTT034)

Ditch That Textbook

It’s nice to have some ideas to help kickstart our creative thinking when it comes to using Google Slides in non-traditional ways. That’s where Ryan O’Donnell can help.

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How EduKids Connect Systems Increases Productivity in Early Ed Classrooms

Kleinspiration

As an elementary teacher and a mom of two school kids, I usually have too many things to do and tasks to accomplish within a 24 hour day. So I can’t afford being disorganized and unproductive, as you might imagine.

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Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.” – Austin Kleon. Technology and social media have ignited an artistic share revolution. Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others.

EdTech at School

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

7 Ways to Build Trust with Your School Community #LT8keys

Tom Murray

If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you. – Unknown. In many schools, the community,—particularly parents—feels left in the dark. Within their own walls, schools often work diligently to communicate the latest initiatives, results, and grading practices, or they discuss things such as the Common Core State Standards.

Disrupting opportunity gaps will hinge on networks

The Christensen Institute

Last week, Stanford researcher Raj Chetty came out with yet another new study on the jagged landscape of opportunity facing America. Analyzing the relationship between young people’s exposure to innovation and the likelihood that they would go on to become inventors, the study highlights an alarming rate of what the authors dub “lost Einsteins”: young people who show promising potential but who, due to lack of exposure to innovation, appear far less likely to pursue careers as inventors.

Stereotypes Can Hold Boys Back in School, Too

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. By age six, girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as brilliant and express interest in activities described as for “really, really smart” children, according to new research published in Science. Many major media outlets reported these findings.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE 4CS

Battelle for Kids

The Skills for Today Research series is jointly produced by Pearson and P21. Each paper summarizes what is currently known about teaching and assessing one of the 4Cs: Collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. Our partnership on this series signifies a commitment to helping educators, policymakers, and employers understand how best to support students in developing the skills needed to succeed in college, career, and life. P21 Blog

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.

CUE’d Up with Sarah Thomas – Episode 1 featuring #AdaKat

CUE

This week on. Adam Juarez and Kat Goyette. There’s Something About #AdaKat… Adam is a Technology Coach in Cutler Orosi Joint Unified School District. He is a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer and AppsEvents Admin 1 &2 certifications.

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

On December 14th, 2017, the United States FCC ended its policy of net neutrality. I’ve been writing about this topic for some time ( on balkanization ; on EDUCAUSE ; on Internet2 ; on ISTE and NMC ; on zero rating ) and now would like to pick up on one emergent theme. How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? What are our possible strategies? First I’ll list options and their advantages. Next, reasons not to act will appear at the end of this post.

New Year, New Mindset

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I make New Year resolutions and ignore them. I don’t promise to fulfill them. I don’t even check my progress and revise as needed. I make-and-forget, check it off the New Year’s To Do list and move on.