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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool.

Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

The Christensen Institute

From the first-hand experiences of millions of students and teachers worldwide, it’s clear that paper notebooks are a deterrent to quality education. For generations, students have used them in class to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or construct wads, planes, and spitball projectiles. Given the numerous ways students can use their notebooks to derail learning, it’s a wonder that most schools still permit them in class, right? Hold on a sec.

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4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept.

14 Ways Students Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.”- ”- Blaise Pascal. People around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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.

Empty Chairs Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 35 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every day I go around the classroom and greet every child by name, and I inquire about the empty chairs.

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20 Valentine Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else: Apps. Drag-and-drop. Dress up the heart. Google Drawings Magnetic Poetry from Ctrl Alt Achieve. Games and puzzles. Games and stories. ‘I

Top 4 reasons why 1:1 programs fail

Neo LMS

There is among K-12 schools a veritable on-rush to put a device in the hands of every student; a laudable and necessary ambition.

iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Tony Vincent on episode 247 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Want to help a student with a unique character spell their name?

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students.

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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.

5 Ways to Use JotForm Cards With Your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the fastest growing technologies in education is forms–to gather information, curate data, test students, and much more. There are lots of platforms available but for many, JotForm is the gold standard whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

What Every City Can Learn From Pittsburgh’s Pioneering K-12-Research Partnerships

Edsurge

The greater Pittsburgh Region is bustling with innovation and houses big-name companies, such as Google, Uber, UPMC and PNC. It is no secret why Pittsburgh attracts such a variety of industry titans: Education. The region is home to world-class university research centers, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, which help cultivate a spirit of innovation.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down.

[Best Practices Guide] Funding Your Technology from Start to Finish

Kajeet

New education technology programs engage and educate students using new creative methods while also providing them tools that can help them better learn and do schoolwork more efficiently. Furthermore, tech programs allow students to seamlessly move from school to home, giving them a feeling of comfort and control that was lacking before the widespread adoption of technical programs. Digital Learning 1 to 1

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.

Tech Tips #170: Cover your webcam!

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is part of the 169 tech tips for your class-but this is a bonus, not included in the ebook, just for readers of Ask a Tech Teacher: Tech Tip #170: Cover your webcam when you aren’t using it! privacy. security. peace of mind.

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From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. There are a lot of fake companies out there, and it is in your best interest to make sure the company you choose to teach for is legitimate.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can change one simple thing to help transform your classroom. Change is a decision, not to leap forward but to take one small step and then another.

Learning Analytics Goes to School

Digital Promise

How can researchers, practitioners, and technology developers best use the wealth of data generated by the increasing use of technology in schools? We’ve been among the many people wrestling with this question over the last five years, and our efforts have led us to a surprisingly simple answer: The best way to use data from digital learning environments for the purposes of educational improvement is in collaboration with the practitioners who will take action based on the data.

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.

Blurry Lines Around K-12 Funding Means Schools Have Options to Pay for Ed-Tech Products

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Because ed-tech products may cross the lines of several budget areas, schools can be creative in finding the funds to pay for them. The post Blurry Lines Around K-12 Funding Means Schools Have Options to Pay for Ed-Tech Products appeared first on Market Brief.

More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by: Louise Baigelman. Executive Director, Story Shares. Consider the amount of text you’ve encountered today: signs, instructions, emails… this article. Imagine not being able to read any of it.

FREE MATH FUN: The Matific Games are Here

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Matific is a fantastic website for K-6 students. It’s part virtual math manipulative, part math game, and part personal math instruction.

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Fiskkit Classroom Pilot: Practicing Critical Thinking

EdTech4Beginners

Join Stamford University, Simmons College and dozens of High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area by participating in this important Pilot Program. . What is it? Helping students develop critical thinking skills is one of the greatest educational and civic challenges of the 21st Century.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

Ask a Tech Teacher

Man is a thinking creature. We like evaluating ideas and sharing thoughts. That’s a good thing. The more we collaborate, the smarter we all become. Implicit in this is that we don’t claim someone else’s ideas as our own. In fact, it’s illegal to do this.

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Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

Ditch That Textbook

It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well. We want them to succeed. But we’re asking them to study in a way the brain hates. The problem: the information is flowing in […]. Ed Tech brain dump brain science cognitive science flipgrid formative assessment free recall pooja agarwal retrieval practice socrative video

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how.

How Caregivers Can Boost Young Brains

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. When adults react and respond to young children’s babbles, gestures, and cries, they are doing more than providing good, nurturing care. They’re actually laying the groundwork for children’s future growth and development — helping to build the neural connections in the brain that support communication and social skills.

EdTech at School

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