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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting.

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.

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 [.].

250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources

Shake Up Learning

The post 250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Classroom Resources for Teachers.

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.

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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,

Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom. I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom application.

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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Tips for teaching students with Autism about digital citizenship

eSchool News

Instructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Jennifer Liang, knows all about digital citizenship.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Two students share a computer as they prepare for their geometry final at Northridge High School, in Greeley, Colo. Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor. GREELEY, Colo.

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

The Principal of Change

One of the biggest errors in leadership is when people aren’t moving forward and leaders look outward first, and not inward. If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how you are changing your leadership first, not why they aren’t changing their practice.

5 Best Practices for Professional Development with a Chromebook Rollout

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Karlin For new technology to be effective, educators need to be prepared. Classroom Internet Management Online Video Professional Development Training

EXCLUSIVE: They’re here–robots are teaching your children

eSchool News

Unbeknownst to parents, all first-grade classes in a suburban Los Angeles elementary school were successfully taught by teacher robots during the 2015-2016 school year. Only one parent was in on the secret.

A new movement to treat troubled children as ‘sad, not bad’

The Hechinger Report

Sherlae, 13, is now on the Crocker honor roll. Just before Thanksgiving, when she went to her mother’s latest court appearance, she brought her report cards to show off. “I I want her to be proud,” Sherlae said. “I I want her to be happy. And I want to show her that I’m going to succeed.”

Using the iPad for Deeper Learning

iTeach with iPads

Deeper learning is the process of learning for transfer. Student competencies that allow for deep learning include cognitive reasoning and problem solving, intrapersonal competencies which involve self-management, and interpersonal competencies which refer to working and communicating with others.

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Back to school for teachers – My tips for a digital classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

With the start of the 2017 school year just around the corner, it’s time for teachers to get ready for a new year full of innovative and future-focused learning opportunities for their students.

How 4 visionary schools are venturing into a new mixed reality

eSchool News

A new collaboration between Pearson and Microsoft is using a self-contained holographic computer to develop “mixed reality” learning experiences for students.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

“Use adversity to your advantage.”

The Principal of Change

One of the things that I have been trying to be really thoughtful of as of late, is what I put into my mind. I have become more thoughtful about the media I consume, the people I surround myself with, and how I spend my time. If those things are positive, my thoughts become positive.

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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.

New generation of Chromebooks designed for millions of students and educators

eSchool News

[Editor’s Note: At Bett , one of the largest education technology conferences in the world, Google is announcing a new line of Chromebooks for education. Check out @GoogleForEdu and #BETT2017 for more information.].

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What’s happening beyond the public eye in the Dept. of Education?

The Hechinger Report

Capitol building. Here’s the question everyone’s asking: Will the new administration’s education department spur states toward voucher programs and relax regulation of for-profit higher ed? Maybe the question should not be if these changes would be made, but how.

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.

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.

What educators can learn about effective teaching from a Harvard prof

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back soon for the next must-read post!].

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy appeared first on TeachThought. Books Teaching Elementary School New Teacher

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

EdTech4Beginners

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.

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

My Paperless Classroom

Classroom management is the ability of a teacher to have control over their students’ behavior and general classroom environment. Classroom management is an important aspect to grasp, especially for novice teachers. Having control over your class is important for a conducive learning environment.

Will alternative credentials replace college degrees?

The Christensen Institute

The question of whether alternative credentials—in the form of everything from badges to nanodegrees and from micromasters to certificates—will displace degrees from colleges and universities is heating up.

Comments vs Compliments – a mini lesson

The Thinking Stick

Last week I had the pleasure of running a lab site in an Enumclaw 5th Grade class as part of my work with the district over the past couple of years. It’s a lesson that I first taught in 2009 and is still as relevant today as it was then. The students were working on opinion writing.

4 tips for making your data usable

eSchool News

K-12 and higher education institutions around the country have invested in data visualization software with the promise of better information and insights. Unfortunately, there can be lots of pitfalls along the way.

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Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots Things that make me scowly is too many clicks and inefficient workflows. As teachers, we usually have to repeat our actions 30-150 times depending on how many students we have. While doing something once may be no big deal, does it scale?