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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley on episode 232 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. It should be simple.

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Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie.

Five Components of Good Feedback

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone needs feedback in order to improve. You would be hard-pressed to identify any profession where it isn’t a central component to success.

5 Ways to Amplify Student Voice Using Technology

EdTechTeacher

Post by Instructor: Mason Mason. Follow him on Twitter @EdTechMason.

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.

How to Keep Disappointment from Derailing Our Dreams

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 13 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Disappointment comes to us all. We believe in someone and are betrayed. Or we apply for a job and it doesn’t happen. Someone makes a promise and they break that promise.

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Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

Battelle for Kids

Finding a class to partner with virtually AND activities to do together

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can get your students connected to others just like them around the country and world! Here's how to do it using Skype, Google Hangouts and others. Graphic by Matt Miller with )It's a big, big world out there, and it's easier than ever to reach out to someone.Does your class reflect that?We We have […].

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran on episode 231 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation.

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

The future is like a coin: there has always been — and there will always be — two sides to it: fear and excitement. People have been afraid of the future since forever. Not knowing for sure what tomorrow has in store can really be stressful.

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.

How to Pick the Right Instructional Model for Your Classroom

Education Elements

Selecting the right instructional model to personalize learning is a bit like cooking dinner for my family. It’s an art, not a science. To better understand this analogy, it is important to be familiar with the three base models that teachers have in their proverbial pantry: station rotation, playlists, and flipped lessons.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

If you buy it, you better use it. That especially holds true for K-12 school officials who altogether spend more than $8.3 billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used.

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Are you a Leaner or a Lifter?

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 15 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As my students and I were watching a John Maxwell video yesterday, he quoted this poem which hit me between the eyes. I’m asking myself: do I intentionally lift or do I lean.

Future proofing our students through education

Neo LMS

We all know that technology is rapidly changing the world around us, and at an increasingly faster rate. We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exploration, manufacturing, earth sciences, computer science, physical science… the list goes on.

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.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology remains–still–a love-hate relationship between teachers and teaching. Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion.

What Oberlin reveals about higher ed’s vulnerable business model

The Christensen Institute

Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, boasts a nearly $800 million endowment and is ranked 26th by US News & World Report. And if you are lucky enough to be admitted to the highly selective school, tuition, room, and board can be yours for just a hair under $70,000 per year. Despite what may, at first blush, seem like an elite school with oodles of wealth, Oberlin is in financial straits.

Setting Appropriate Expectations for Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 17 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some people don’t have realistic expectations for life.

Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

Edsurge

The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet. That’s a surprising turn in the long-time arc of academic population growth. If online weren’t in the picture, on-campus enrollments, as reported in the most recent U.S. Department of Education 2016 results, would have fallen by more than 1.5

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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.

Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This Ecosystem

Ask a Tech Teacher

Anyone who attends online classes or any sort of remote learning knows it’s different from traditional classes. To thrive in this environment requires a mindset that appreciates the pros and adapts to the challenges.

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Your Startup Idea Is Genius: How to Get Customers to Recognize It

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What to do when you're sure people will love your startup product, but they just haven't realized it yet. The post Your Startup Idea Is Genius: How to Get Customers to Recognize It appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree on episode 233 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. But that’s not all. She’s also started the Cultivate World Literacy Project and more.

Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions

Where Learning Clicks

Digital distractions are happening more and more in classrooms around the country, so we discuss ways to work to prevent them with your students. The post Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

EdTech at School

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

10 Most Popular Tech Tips and Click-throughs in 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

Teaching Together for Change

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. While 21st-century pedagogy puts group projects and collaborative learning at center stage for students, these cooperative habits have not yet assumed such a prominent role for teachers. But collaboration among teachers — and a desire for that teamwork — is growing, with positive repercussions across schools. A new paper by Susan Moore Johnson , Stefanie K.

To the Woods

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 12 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As soon as we got home, we threw our shoes into our closets, put on our cutoff bluejean shorts and halter tops and ran out the back door, the screen door slamming behind us.

Digital goes horizontal: challenges in the cultural sector

Perry Hewitt

Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, makes a compelling case that digital is a horizontal function — a collective responsibility that transcends the work of any single, dedicated department.

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.

Music for the classroom

EdTech4Beginners

I can never find suitable music to play in the classroom. It has to be calming, good for concentration, and contain no lyrics. I decided to compile a playlist on Spotify. Click this link to find the playlist: [link]. Just click follow to save it.

Students Teaching Teachers

CUE

I first brought my students along to present at the Kern CUE Tech Fest in 2014 and attracted about 20 participants. My presentation team consisted of 7 students classified as Tier 2 or Tier 3 behavior intervention students.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology.