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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! It’s a holiday that inspires our learners to let friends, family members, and loved ones know how much they care about them by sending cute cards and sweets. However, you can also inspire students to learn grammar, math, geography, science, and more with the 14 Valentine’s Day inspired activities below.

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. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. I’ll also give some suggestions for using screencasting in formative assessment.

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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. At 51Talk, based out of China, American teachers are sharing their stories about lessons, culture, and even how they’re making money online at home teaching.

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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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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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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. For the 774 million teens and adults globally who lack crucial literacy skills, this is an everyday reality. In the US alone, 70% of high school students need some form of reading remediation. Of these, 20% haven’t developed even basic reading proficiency by graduation.

The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

Ditch That Textbook

How can we hear from every student in the classroom? How can we make learning stickier by helping students express it visually? These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, we talk about infusing lessons with […]. Google Teacher Tribe flipgrid g suite gafe Google Apps google infused classroom google teacher tribe googleedu gttribe holly clark student voice visible thinking

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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 I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu. Line up the hearts. Match. Mouse skills. Poem generator. Projects from Winter Wonderland. Puppy jigsaw. Rebus game. Rebuses. Sudoku. Tic-tac-toe. Typing. Unscramble.

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. Today, Pam Moran, finishes up our series encouraging us to take small steps that make a big difference.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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.

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. From the use of 1:1 technology to enabling students to learn authentically, these really are incredible times to teach and learn. However, among all the flash and pageantry there is struggle.

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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. JotForm offers what seems to be an endless supply of professional-looking templates that can be used to sign up volunteers, get feedback on events, enroll students into classes, ask for donations, collect payments, and much more.

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? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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.

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The Lost Art of Listening

A Principal's Reflections

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and knew with certainty that he or she was not listening? Of course, you have. It is fairly easy to tell when someone is not engaged in a conversation either through lack of eye contact, facial expressions, or the loathed phrase "What did you just say?" The chances are that the shoe has been on the other foot and you have been guilty of the same behavior. People know when we are distracted and not actually "present".

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. Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years.

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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. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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.

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. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Funding / Budgets lean startup Learn Launch Listenwise Startup Startups

A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

Ditch That Textbook

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding. Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test. They can be varied and as informal as a conversation at times. Assessments can be creative and innovative. […]. DitchBook Twitter chat assessment ditchbook edtech educational technology formative assessment reflection student understanding twitter chat

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. Right now, your school can join the Matific Math games and win cash and prizes as your students learn math. It’s FREE, and they’ll help you set it up. In this post, I’ll share about the Matific Math games, how to get started, and why Matific is so awesome.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

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.

The real reason we ban cell phones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Marc Prensky said: Let’s admit that the real reason we ban cell phones is that, given the opportunity to use them, students would “vote with their attention,” just as adults “vote with their feet” by leaving the room when a presentation is not compelling. Why shouldn’t our students have the same option with their education when educators fail to deliver compelling content? via Listen to the Natives.

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. However, while there are certainly successes, very many teachers and superintendents report that 1:1 programs are not correctly integrated, that the necessary training is not available, and that the focus is very much more on the “device” than what the device can do in terms of enhanced learning opportunities and outcomes.

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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. Sponsor: FREE MATH RESOURCE The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

FBI, ED: “Cyber Criminal Group Threatens Schools and Students”

Doug Levin

On January 31, 2018, the FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General issued the following warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused on public schools : FBI-CyberCriminalsSchools. It is imperative that schools take steps to secure their networks and train staff on how to respond to new and emerging cybersecurity threats. Blog Security cybersecurity Federal Bureau of Investigation K-12 Cyber Incident Map ransomware U.S.

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Teaching Beyond the Standardized Test – Preparing Our Kids for Life | @Edu21Century

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with TED speaker Ted Dintersmith about his movie “Most Likely to Succeed.". The post Teaching Beyond the Standardized Test – Preparing Our Kids for Life | @Edu21Century appeared first on TeacherCast. In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with TED speaker Ted Dintersmith about his movie “Most Likely to Succeed” and ask the question, “what should our students be learning in school?”. About our Guest. Ted Dintersmith.

How to Assess Your District's Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

The board wants proof that personalized learning is having a positive impact in your district. Parents are asking for evidence that these new strategies are improving their child’s education. How do you respond? The Education Elements team hears these questions a lot, so we shared our thoughts in the blog post, “ Charting Your Personalized Learning Course.” If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead. I’ll wait