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Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Some children, especially younger ones, meet every assignment with cries of “ I need help! ” — before trying independently.

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Is it more about what you can teach or what they can learn?

The Principal of Change

In a workshop, an educator shared their reluctance to try some of the things that I was suggesting with students in their classroom. Luckily, I had students joining me in the workshop and asked them for some feedback.

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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Neo LMS

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts.

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.

Build a Door for Opportunity to Knock On

A Principal's Reflections

“ If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle I love the quote above. It did not resonate with me early in my career as a school administrator, but later became sort of a personal mantra. For years I always looked at the world through a “glass half empty” lens.

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Fall Break on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

The CoolCatTeacher

October 8-12, 2018 is our fall break on the show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week — October 8-12, 2018 — we’re taking a fall break on the 10-Minute Teacher.

5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master

Neo LMS

Many people still feel that the immediacy of face-to-face collaboration is the gold standard in getting teamwork projects done. However, there are a number of high profile examples of digital and online collaboration that yield real results. First, there’s the Polymath Project.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. October is National Bullying Prevention month.

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

School districts across the country are tackling the toughest challenges in education, including kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and school redesign.

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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.

Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Benjamin Kalb and Rebecca Peters about blended learning and our conversation is available on the Vrain Waves Podcast.

Why a web of connections—not a single relationship—should surround students

The Christensen Institute

Advocates for personalized learning have bold and plentiful ambitions for students: higher rates of engagement, greater persistence, healthy development, and expanded opportunity—not to mention improved academics.

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Four Cybersecurity Tips for Schools and Districts

Kajeet

It’s October and while many think of Halloween and the start of Fall, it is also marks the beginning of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Without cybersecurity awareness, it could be all tricks and no treats at your school or district.

Engagement through Competition

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, James Lovelock, has been thinking about the nexus of student engagement, online games, and learning.

One Year After the Fire

Catlin Tucker

One year ago tonight, my family went to bed on a typical Sunday evening. I fell asleep with thoughts of the week ahead, the kids’ schedules, and school. I woke at 2:30 AM to the sound of a police officer yelling into a megaphone to leave our home immediately because there was a fire.

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Immersive Storytelling to Inspire Action for a Better World

Digital Promise

This year on the Global Day of Action, over a million people from around the world mobilized to show how they are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a better world for all.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:10. School has always been a place to train students for their eventual adult lives.

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20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. Recently I was talking to a Tech Director colleague that was in the middle of a purchasing battle with a principal.

169 Tech Tip #114: Embed a Google Apps File

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.

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Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:00.

Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

Every Morning Is An Affirmation

The Jose Vilson

As a boy, I used to say my prayers at night. Nothing and everything triggered these prayers. While a light buzz pretended silence before the eventual gunshot outside, I’d kneel on both knees, hands clasped, eyes closed, talking to what Catholics refer to as God.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:07.

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Google Maps walking tours with Street View and Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Think about a meaningful trip you’ve taken far from home. Maybe it was a vacation with family. Maybe it was a study abroad opportunity during college. Regardless, when you got your feet on the ground in that location and took it all in, it probably changed your worldview — and your feelings about that location. […]. Ed Tech classroom video activities video activities for class video projects for students virtual walking tours

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4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

Image: Women’s 100m finals–British Champs & Olympic Trials 2008| Flickr: Paul Foot. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read the term “Disruptive Innovation” cited in relation to health care delivery.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability, and over 65 percent of those deficits is in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality

EdTech Magazine

Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:41. When Harbor Beach High School was built five decades ago, the library was a hub of student activity, but in recent years, it had become a veritable ghost town.

Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

Ditch That Textbook

Start singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?” ” Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the […].

TeacherKit Saves You Time by Managing Class Tasks

Ask a Tech Teacher

TeacherKit , a useful classroom management app for iOS or Android, provides teachers with one location to log student attendance, take note of student behavior, record grades, create student-level reporting, and other tedious tasks that traditionally take time away from teaching.

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

iterating toward openness

Recently I’ve been doing both more thinking and more roll-up-your-sleeves working on continuous improvement of OER. Below I’m cross-posting two short pieces on this topic I recently published on Lumen’s site ( here and here ).

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