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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Marie Kondo is upon us, like a modern-day Mary Poppins she is sweeping our lives clean of clutter with Zen-like élan. While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy?

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5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:12. David Schuler, superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Illinois and the 2018 Superintendent of the Year, joined Chris Gaines, Mehlville (Mo.) School District superintendent and president of the School Superintendents Association , in a discussion on how best to drive digital transformation in schools , hosted by edWeb and the Consortium for School Networking.

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Augmented Reality – The Art of BYOD in the Classroom

techlearning

We set out to employ BYOD (bring your own devices) with augmented reality.

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Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Many students do not become readers until they encounter “the book.” It’s the book that grabs them and pulls them into the story. Once a person has had an immersive experience with a book, they usually become readers. Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. Today’s sponsor: Empatico. This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students.

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K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:20. Virtual and augmented reality in the classroom has proved to be effective for history and chemistry lessons. However, a new use for these tools is now emerging: teaching computer science. . Currently, one of the few setbacks to integrating virtual reality is a lack of readily available content. .

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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Teachers are constantly engaging with others—students, parents, and colleagues—yet they are the only ones with a complete understanding of their classrooms and practices. As a result, being a teacher can be lonely. I taught at a small school. I loved my colleagues on my social studies team; we shared resources and supported each other. Still, if I wanted to integrate new ideas into my curriculum, I usually had to do a lot of the heavy lifting myself.

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Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Empatico is a free platform, targeted to students aged 7-11, that helps classrooms connect in powerful ways. I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have created more than 30 global collaborative projects in that time, co-winning the ISTE Online learning award with that first project in 2006.

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ICE 2019: Will K–12 Students Be Ready for the Technology of the Future?

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Will K–12 Students Be Ready for the Technology of the Future? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:18. Looking back to 18 years ago, many would have been hard-pressed then to believe the capabilities of the technology available today. “It’s really about perspective,” said Eric Patnoudes, the director of strategic initiatives at Otus and a featured speaker at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference.

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15 go-to resources for teachers short on time

Ditch That Textbook

There is one thing that all teachers agree we need more of. One thing we can never have enough of and one that we seem to always be running out of in our classrooms. Time. Although it may not be possible to actually add hours to our day, we can utilize the resources available to […].

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Carnegie Mellon Institute Leader Shares Guidance for Women on a Computer Science Path

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, the director of Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute, provides insight about opportunities in the computer science field and the importance of collaboration and a work/life balance. The post Carnegie Mellon Institute Leader Shares Guidance for Women on a Computer Science Path appeared first on Market Brief.

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5 Ways to Teach with Art

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicola Giardina, author of The More We Look, the Deeper It Gets: Transforming the Curriculum Through Art shares five ways we can incorporate art into our teaching. <iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8829143/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/2d568f/" height="90" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <

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ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:04. The design of any learning space typically sets the stage for the type of experience the students and teachers are going to have, said CDW•G Education Strategist Jennifer Brown at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Promoting student well-being through serious games

Neo LMS

Let’s play: what comes to mind when you think of the word “game”? Some people will think of their childhood. Others, of board games and fun evenings with friends. Most probably, the majority of us will think of video games. My point is, gaming can mean different things to different people based on their previous experience. Quick confession: I used to be a simmer so I think of green plumbobs.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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Here’s the Easiest Way to Check for Plagiarism

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the biggest problems facing digital natives as they grow into adults is understanding how to maneuver the vastness of the Internet ethically, safely, and to serve their needs. It sounds simple–log on, search, enjoy–but let’s equate this to a shopping mall. You enter the wide, inviting front doors, find the store with the product you need, and then must pay for it.

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Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World

The CoolCatTeacher

David Gann on episode 449 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter David Gann, Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, shares what his research has shown about playful learning in the business world and classroom. This is a great show for those who think “play” is a bad word and to realize that play is applicable at all levels of success.

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ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:53. CDW•G Education Strategist Jennifer Brown, at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference in Schaumburg, Ill., urged teachers to use the substitution, augmentation, modification, redefinition (SAMR) model to “prepare kids to be autonomous” for the 133 million emerging roles they’ll undertake, starting in 2022. .

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10 tips for creating awesome diginotes with Canva

Ditch That Textbook

I’m pretty sure I am addicted to Canva, the graphic-design tool website. Canva, which uses a drag-and-drop format allows non-designers to create a variety of graphic designs with ease. Seriously though, anytime someone says they need a poster, marketing tool, social media graphic, I’m drooling at the thought of creating my next design. A while […].

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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33 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Here are some great reading websites for students K-5: Aesop Fables —no ads. Aesop’s Fables. Audio stories. Childhood Stories. Classic Fairy Tales.

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. Today’s sponsor: Empatico. This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students.

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ICE 2019: What Does It Take to Start an Esports Team?

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: What Does It Take to Start an Esports Team? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:58. All it takes to kick off an esports team in a K–12 school or district is a dedicated internal champion, proponents advised this week at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference. . “You need passion, organization, a lifelong learner,” said Joe McAllister, CDW•G learning environment advisor, while presenting on the topic at ICE’s annual event.

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How Do Children Learn Empathy?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Empathy, the ability to understand others and feel compassion for them, is arguably the most defining human quality – setting us apart from smart machines and even other animals. Without it, we couldn’t function in social areas such as the schools, court rooms and office workplaces that are the cornerstones of our society.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Kid-created Games That Teach

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s discouraging to all stakeholders that annually, about 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. And “Pathways to Prosperity” reports that just 56% of college attendees complete a degree. Fingers point all directions but nothing changes the stark truth: Something causes kids to hate learning so much that they’d rather face their future without the knowledge or skills to do so successfully.

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Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again. If you’re struggling, this is an inspiring show that you’ll want to listen to.

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Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

Jennifer Wolochow majored in philosophy and religion at Stanford, hoping to become a high school teacher. “I just really enjoyed learning about why people believe different things around the world and how that informs their actions everyday,” she said. But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world.

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How Guatemalan Students in Omaha Are Breaking Language Barriers

Digital Promise

Being the new kid in school is always tough. Making new friends, getting to know new teachers, and learning new hallways can be challenging and scary for any student. But imagine being the new kid in school in a new country that speaks an entirely different language—that can be downright intimidating. Welcome to R.M. Marrs Magnet Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Here’s a Preview of March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures. Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions. 3 Favorite Webtools. Looking for Trusted Advisors? Look No Further. Peer Feedback That Works. Celebrate Pi. 10 Myths About Teaching with Tech. St. Patrick’s Day Resources. 8 Tech Tools for PE Teachers.

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Takeaways for School Districts from the Latest Happenings at Harvard

Education Elements

Last August, my Education Elements “familEE” of consultants and district partners supported me on a new journey to the Technology, Innovation, and Education masters program at Harvard University. Through my experience so far, I’d like to share the following lessons and takeaways for K-12 districts.

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The Surprising, Research-Backed Benefits of Active Screen Time

Edsurge

If you had to guess how much time teenagers spend using screens outside of work each day, how many hours would you guess? Two? Four? How about nine? According to Common Sense Media, teens today are spending an average of nine hours a day online , while kids from ages eight to 12 are spending an average of six. That’s a lot of time on screens. Even teens themselves are beginning to think they’re overdoing it: Recent Pew research shows that 54 percent of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on

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Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

EdTechTeacher

While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging. As I discussed in a prior post , educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. But in doing so, educators must often navigate various platforms and other sources of student information that, in many cases, do not seamlessly align or integrate together.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.