Sat.Jan 21, 2017 - Fri.Jan 27, 2017

Need to Learn Moodle? Start With VerveEd

Ask a Tech Teacher

Moodle is an open source free cloud-based learning platform used by over 96 million people to create over 11 million courses. These can be a simple activity or a fully-featured course. The platform offers a plethora of tools to customize courses as pretty much whatever teachers need, including: Upload video, audio, and links. Engage students in a discussion forum or a survey. Create, conduct and grade quizzes. Assign, collect, review and grade assignments.

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Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice

Catlin Tucker

“When I engage in dialogue, I recognize that those I speak with are equal to me, and I work from the assumption that they hold within them wisdom, knowledge, ideas, and gifts.” ” That line from Jim Knight’s book Unmistakable Impact highlights the power of dialogue as a vehicle to learn from the people around us. The value of discussions can hardly be overstated. They allow students to: Articulate their ideas. Ask questions. Learn from different perspectives.


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NEW Google Sites: 10 things teachers must know

Ditch That Textbook

I have a confession to make. I’m heavily invested in Google, being a Google Certified Innovator, using Google tools all the time and suggesting them to teachers. (No, No, that’s not the confession yet …) I’ve had great things to say about so many Google products over the years. Except one: Google Sites. I think “despise” [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite gafe Google Apps google apps for education google sites gsuiteedu

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Alternative Reality: The Propensity for Learning Rather Than the Potential for Learning

User Generated Education

I had the opportunity the learn about Dr. Reuven Feuerstein through Dr. Yvette Jackson at a National Urban Alliance conference almost 20 years ago. The biggest thing I took from that conference, that remains with me today, is that if learner potential is discussed, there is an assumption there is a limit of cap to what can be learned. If educators perceive their students as having a propensity for learning, there is no cap. The apropos cliche becomes the sky is the limit.

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.

10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written a lot lately about the benefits of using videos in your classroom. Guest author, Emily Clearly over at mysimpleshow has ten more reasons why videos are a great educational tool for your teaching: Videos are in line with the technological times and can be accessed on the Internet at any point, from wherever you are in the world. Education is something that will never go out of style. Why not put the two together?

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10 ways to collaborate digitally + visually in class

Ditch That Textbook

In my own high school Spanish classes, this happened all the time. We talked in class. I wrote and drew notes on the board, creating a great summary of our discussion. Guess what the students wanted to do at the end of class. Yep, you guessed it: take a picture of the whiteboard. I’m not [.]. Ed Tech a web whiteboard aww app collaboration edtech educational technology visual thinking

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Building a Startup Business Backwards: Why It Can Work

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

At Communication APPtitude we developed our product before our business plan. For us, it worked. The post Building a Startup Business Backwards: Why It Can Work appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog bootstrap Communication APPtitude entrepreneur lean startup literacy startup vocabulary


What is Google Keep and Why Use it in Your Classroom?

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My daughter just bought her first house (though it went on hold several times as the Navy threatened/offered to move her). We wanted a simple way to share a ToDo list that would be available on phones, iPads, and computers, and would auto-update with our ideas. I looked at a variety of options, but found something wrong with each of them. Until I found Google Keep.

Leveraging Public TV on Behalf of Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is a PBS member station widely recognized as a leader in developing digital learning opportunities for adult basic skills and workplace education. By pairing their extensive network of partnerships with their willingness to continually experiment to develop more effective digital learning opportunities, KET is a true Beacon for adult learning. Leaders in Digital Innovation. For over 40 years, KET has been a provider of adult education study materials.

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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).

The 2017 Global Student Conference-Calls Open For Students

EdNews Daily

The 2017 Global Student Conference, a student-organized event, will be held ONLINE on Saturday March 4th, 2017, and feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students in grades 6-12 and college. There is no cost to participate or attend. The theme for this year is “STEM + Entrepreneurship.”

Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

A simple strategy any teacher can use to improve teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We teachers are too busy. There’s too much to do! But eleven years a go, I hit upon something that works for me. I realized that I didn’t have much time, but I could take 15 minutes just two or three times a week to learn and try new things. That is when “innovate like a turtle” was born. Since then, my classroom has changed.

169 Tech Tip #74–What’s My IP Address

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. Today’s tip: #74–What’s My IP Address? Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Sub-category: Security, Internet. Q: I need my computer’s IP address, but I don’t know where to find it. Help!

Join Us For the filmMAKER Challenge Webinar Series

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise filmMAKER™ Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about product design and filmmaking through a set of activities, projects, and challenges. These experiences culminate in a final project: redesigning an everyday object and creating a documentary video that tells the story of the process.

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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.

First Steps to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

If you wait until you’re ready for personalized learning, you’ll never get started! Our antiquated, factory-style education system is failing our students. It’s also failing our teachers. We have more and more students each year struggling to find relevance and connections between what they do in school each day and their future hopes and dreams.

4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has stopped being just a thing of Sci-Fi novels and movies. From self-driving cars and grocery shopping without cash registers ( Amazon Go ), to algorithms that detect diseases and speech recognition that allows us to have conversations with robots (Apple’s Siri, for example) artificial intelligence is everywhere. It’s slowly but surely creeping into all aspects of our daily lives. And the near future will have more and more of it.

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Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics re-evaluated appropriate screen time limits for young children. The assessment redefined “screen time” as the use of digital media exclusively for entertainment. In the past , scientists and parents regarded screen time as the collective amount of time a child interacted with their device –and used this as the main factor to assess the potential benefits and/or consequences.

Moving from Challenges to Solutions: The Future of Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise gathered developers, researchers, educators, and thought leaders from the educator professional development field on January 9-10 in Redwood City, California, for The Future of Educator Micro-credentials Summit. The Summit focused on developing action-oriented solutions to meet the needs of this growing ecosystem.

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.

Ed-Tech Startup Conference Pushes Boundaries

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Over the years, LearnLaunch's Across Boundaries conference has engendered conversations on everything from STEM learning to augmented reality. The 2017 conference in Boston is coming up. The post Ed-Tech Startup Conference Pushes Boundaries appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Augmented/Virtual Reality Coding Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur LearnLaunch MOOCs startup Startups STEM

A great maths game, perfect for early years.


There are a lot of educational apps and games in the App Store and a great maths one is Dora is counting to 10. Children can learn the numbers 1 to 10 while playing a game with Dora, a clever mouse. The game is inspired by the “ Hejny method ” of teaching mathematics. This method says: Do you know how many windows there are in your house? Probably not by heart… but if you give it some thought, you will be able to come up with an answer. And your answer will be correct.

Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


Screen time is all about moderation. Parents can help their child find quality media using these resources. The post Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely appeared first on Blog. Digital Parenting Kids and Technology 101 EdTech Update managing screen time parents

Lecturing v. active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Annie Murphy Paul said: a growing body of evidence suggests that the lecture is not generic or neutral, but a specific cultural form that favors some people while discriminating against others, including women, minorities and low-income and first-generation college students. This is not a matter of instructor bias; it is the lecture format itself — when used on its own without other instructional supports — that offers unfair advantages to an already privileged population.

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!

5 practical tips for BYOD equity


My high school building is a really old one. The institution itself is hundreds of years old but the building as well passed the three hundred year mark quite some time ago. Its classrooms, furniture and sometimes creaky floor oozes history and heritage. Walking through the hallways and sitting in its amphitheater feels like a field trip to Hogwarts.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.


Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology?

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Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


Screen time is all about moderation. Parents can help their child find quality media using these resources. The post Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely appeared first on Blog. Digital Parenting Kids and Technology 101 EdTech Update managing screen time parents

7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

eSchool News

We all have had students in our classroom who dislike reading. You can spot them easily during their silent reading time: staring at the wall, using the bathroom, or attempting to sharpen pencils that clearly do not need sharpening. Sadly, the number seems to jump year after year. You attempt to cajole, differentiate, and bring in parents knowing that the only way to improve reading is to read. Don’t give up hope!

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.

Department of Education Creates New Evaluation Tool for K–12 Administrators

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A simplified ed tech evaluation process is on the horizon. Classroom Digital Content Management Return on Investment

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Guest post: Why your school should start thinking about an ‘Online Orientation’ for new students.


New student orientation can be a hectic time for not only students but also staff. It marks a critical time in which students are provided with all the information they will need to succeed. It quickly became clear to us that some technology could be used to assist in the on-boarding process. We at Campus Sail have spent the last year building out an online new student orientation platform.

CUE Rock Star Camp NGSS Edition- Professional Development: Evolved


In my 23 years of teaching, I have attended many different professional development conferences. Of those, CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps have been, by far, the most valuable. The sessions at CUE RS Camps are relevant to 21st century learning and provide interactive hands-on experiences with other educators that are also searching for better ways to engage students in their learning. My first CUE RS experience was in 2015.

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