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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.

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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.)

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Bangladesh is probably not the country that comes to mind when you think about economic miracles. Its GDP per capita is just $1,750, and close to 15 million of the 166 million people in the country live on less than $1.90 a day.

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.

Google Slides interactive notebooks + 20 activities to fill them

Ditch That Textbook

Interactive notebooks have taken lots of classrooms everywhere by storm. The idea: a central space where students can create, write and make meaning. When they’re done well, students get that spark of excitement. Learning goes to a different level. When they’re done poorly, it becomes worksheets glued to pages. Interactive notebooks don’t have to go […].

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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 <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/"

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.

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.

Why workforce development must integrate and bundle

The Christensen Institute

In noted education investor and author Ryan Craig’s latest musings , he makes the argument that even as it’s time for the unbundling of colleges and universities, it’s well past time for workforce development to do the reverse—bundle—to help people bridge the education-to-employment gap.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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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. Although it may not be possible to actually add hours to our day, we can utilize the resources available to […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech go to lesson ideas lesson ideas teaching time saving lessons

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.

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Utilizing Augmented Reality as an Impetus for Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Technology continues to make inroads in classrooms across the world at a dizzying pace. This makes complete sense as every learner in our classrooms at this point have known nothing but a digital world.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]. Guest Blog canva diginotes digital notes edtech educational technology sketchnotes sketchnoting visual notetaking

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.

Are We Preparing Students for the Creative Work of the Future?

Edsurge

Experts have predicted that artificial intelligence will replace nearly half the world’s workforce within the next fifteen years. They often follow that warning with the reassurance that leaving the automated tasks to machines will free up human labor for more creative projects.

Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. They’re vital for people with disabilities, but most users can use them in some capacity. In this YouTube playlist, see what can be found in the operating system on your Chromebook.

Executive Functioning and the Role it Plays with Students

CUE

In the first post of her three-part series, special education teacher Sarah Kesty will discuss executive functioning and how it effects students in the classroom.