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Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

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Educators must know how to empower students to understand how to use technology as a tool of engagement to support real learning

A Journey to Understand and Implement Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Several years ago, I was selected by the Lexington Institute for their initial leadership cohort, which focused on the implementation of personalized learning. It was a tremendous honor and a great learning experience for me. It is where I first met Anthony Kim and became aware of Education Elements.

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How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are buzzwords that every educator wants to know more about. They are two distinct functions.

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Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. The DLP utilizes instructional coaching to increase powerful and impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

Neo LMS

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Quieten down your class with this website!

EdTech4Beginners

CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

We’ve provided a lot of projects and lesson plans, as well as websites you’ll like organized by grade. Here are all those that don’t easily differentiate by grade. See if some of them work for you: Websites.

Digital Skills Make a Difference for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The number of middle-skill jobs that require digital skills continues to grow. Often, though, adult workers lack this skill set.

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.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced.

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times Part 2 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 394 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Baltimore teacher Sia Kyriakakos continues her powerful interview about transformative teaching in tough situations.

Big Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store for big savings on November 26th and 27th! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Leading Blended Learning from the Front Row

Education Elements

Many people enjoy sitting in the front row while attending a movie they have not seen before. This is exactly how I would describe the experience of leading Blended Learning from the district-level.

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.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. In case you wonder, there are no two cat muzzles exactly the same.

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Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

Kajeet

Kajeet has historically focused on closing the Homework Gap outside the classroom, but digital equity begins in school with reliable, safe Internet access. Kajeet is excited to announce a new suite of products, Kajeet Connect, bringing our Education Broadband™ expertise onto school grounds.

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 3-9th, 2018, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Chase Growth, Not Perfection

A Principal's Reflections

Perfection is something many people chase after. Educators are no different, but more on this later. In sports, there are only defined scenarios when perfection can be achieved. A pitcher can deliver a perfect game if he or she gives up no hits or walks and the fielders commit no errors.

EdTech at School

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