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8 Great Gifts for Administrators

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank Buck on episode 197 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Frank Buck, author of Get Organized: Time Management for School Leaders , talks about what to get administrators (and what not to give them.)

Introducing the Maker Learning Leadership Framework

Digital Promise

Maker learning first entered schools with the support of a grassroots coalition of teachers, students, and community advocates who wanted learning to be more hands-on, personalized, and relevant.

Student-Generated Real-Time Word Clouds

Catlin Tucker

Who doesn’t love a colorful word cloud? But what I don’t love is the time it takes to input all of the words to create one. My motto is that students should do the work in our classroom, not me. Well, I work a little, but I don’t want to do the lion’s share of the work.

10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate.

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 Ways to Be a Change Leader in Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rebecca Wattleworth on episode 200 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can be change leaders and help our school improve and grow.

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30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” ” – W.C. Jones. December is here!

U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

The Hechinger Report

In this 2015 photo, fifth graders collaborated on a Rube Goldberg machine in a Pennsylvania elementary school. The United States ranks much higher in collaborative problem-solving than in individual academic achievement, according to PISA results. Photo: Chris Berdik.

7 Tips for Better Thanks Living All Year Long

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis shares on Episode 196 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can have a more thankful, joyful year all of the time. In today’s show, I share seven secrets to live a more joyful, thankful life all year long.

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Use Computers in the Classroom for Personalized Learning and Social Learning

The Journal

Personal computing devices are entering the K-12 classroom at a dramatically increased rate. Using those computers to support personalized learning is definitely in the cards.

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.

Activities for Computer Science Education Week

EdTech4Beginners

Computer Science Education week is December 4-10, and the annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will be in full swing.

How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Coding is a skill that opens doors for students of all backgrounds. No matter where they live, what color their skin is, what their gender is or how much education they have, if someone knows how to code, he/she has opportunities. Companies are begging for coders. According to the U.S.

4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Fisher on episode 198 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leslie Fisher, a favorite geek of many teachers, has some cool gift ideas for teachers (or your favorite geek.)

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Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

Neo LMS

The only constant is change. This doctrine of change being central to the universe is thousands of years old, yet it seems so contemporary. In fact, change is so ingrained in every aspect of our daily lives that we always wonder about what will happen next.

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.

3 Simple (Yet Powerful) Leadership Lessons

A Principal's Reflections

There is no shortage of leadership advice available to anyone who wants some. A quick Google search of the best lessons or advice in the topic will unveil a treasure trove of tips, strategies, and ideas that can help anyone become a better leader in a classroom, school, district, or organization.

7 strategies to THRIVE at the end of the semester

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the semester can be full of challenges. But it also creates unique opportunities, too. Here are some ways to seize them. Photo by Eric Rothermel via Unsplash.com)When the semester winds down, it brings its own unique list of challenges. Special programs cut into class time.

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Dyane Smokorowski on episode 195 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dyane Smokorowski, “Mrs. Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development.

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Want to Set Students Up for Success? Make Room for Vulnerability

Edsurge

Boise’s One Stone doesn’t resemble your typical high school—here you won’t find classrooms, teachers or even letter grades. Instead, we have a single open space, coaches and portfolios. It’s a place where students are more or less in control: One Stone was designed as a student led and directed non-profit that offers an independent and tuition-free education with a mission to make students better leaders and the world a better place.

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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.

Because I’m Happy

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. As policymakers, administrators, and teachers, we want the children in our classrooms to be happy, of course. But how much does their happiness really matter when it comes to learning? According to a new study by HGSE lecturer Christina Hinton , Ed.D.’12, 12, the answer is clear: It matters a lot.

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21st Century Learning in New Zealand

Battelle for Kids

In late September 2017, an impressive international study by the Economist of how 80 nations were doing in preparing students for the future found New Zealand #1. Fortuitously, I was about to join a CoSN delegation to New Zealand to study education innovation there.

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How Parents and Teachers Can Teach Empathy and Empowerment in the Aftermath of Tragedy

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Mazza on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Joe Mazza shares how parents can help students have empathy and become empowered changemakers in the face of tragedy.

Why bother with theory when you’ve got big data?

The Christensen Institute

Big data is hotter than ever. A Google search for the phrase yields about 126,000,000 results, demonstrating huge demand for, and interest in, these services. Every day, companies, recognizing these powerful trends, are making huge investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. The most ardent promoters of big data even claim that as we master data, we won’t need the scientific method or theory building.

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EdTech at School

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

10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year in December, Hour of Code inspires thousands — tens of thousands — of students to fall in love with problem-solving, coding, and programming. Like a favorite web-based game, students are presented with a problem (for example, get your bot to say On vacation! )

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How to Enhance the Use of Student Data Through a School District Portal

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Some districts make the mistake of relying on a data portal in their student information system to do all the work for them. The post How to Enhance the Use of Student Data Through a School District Portal appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Startups

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Want to Build a Successful Curriculum Blueprint? Here's Our Recipe

Education Elements

Sometimes I wish I were more like my mom. There are many reasons why, but many times it’s because I wish I were a great cook. I used to watch her in the kitchen just glance at a picture of a dish from a cookbook, then create that without ever having to follow the step-by-step recipe that was next to the picture. It was like watching a magic show. School Districts Curriculum

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The perfect website for teaching speaking and listening

EdTech4Beginners

If you’re looking to develop speaking and listening skills with your class, noisyclassroom.com is excellent. There’s loads of resources and videos to support you in lessons!

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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.