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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.

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!

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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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.

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 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

[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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

EdTech at School

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

The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

Educational Technology Guy

" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom.

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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

How to Inherit a Fortune: Appreciate the Masterpieces Right in Front of You

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 30 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They thought the painting was worthless. No one liked it. So, it had been sitting in Mom’s basement for years.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Things To Remember When Facing Problems

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 31 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If anyone says their life is perfect and they have no troubles, they are either lying to you or lying to themselves. Problems are part of life.