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AR isn’t a fad in education – it’s the future!

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More than just a fad technology that was used for capturing Pokemon in 2016, augmented reality (or AR) is creating incredible possibilities across numerous industries – not least in education. It’s offering some of the most exciting classroom innovations of recent times and already fundamentally improving lessons across the world.

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15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick The role of technology in learning isn’t entirely clear–or rather, is subjective. While it clearly is able to provide access to peers, audiences, resources, and data, it also can be awkward, problematic, distracting, performing more strongly as a barrier to understand than anything else. Why this […]. The post 15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology appeared first on TeachThought.

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

EdTech Magazine

How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:12. As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . Responsible technology use is imperative for maintaining a safe learning environment and preparing students to be capable users in a technology-enabled workforce. .

20 Seesaw ideas with Chromebooks for K-12 classes

Ditch That Textbook

Creating is memorable. When students learn something and then can create something with it — a digital project, a story, a video — that’s something they can be proud of. Sharing what you’ve created enhances the experience. Who wants to work hard on something that no one else sees? Creating and sharing, all in one […].

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.

How to motivate students for lifelong learning

Neo LMS

It’s a well-known fact that students who are intrinsically motivated are more likely to be engaged in the classroom, find meaning in their work, and are more resilient. Motivation is what drives us forward in life, yet many find it to be a puzzle since there isn’t one single factor to explain motivation. We are all motivated to grow and develop. Students are naturally curious and inclined to learn about their environment. That is intrinsic motivation.

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10 Ways to Empower Educators

A Principal's Reflections

What motivates you to be your best, take risks, and seek out opportunities to improve? I’d be willing to wager that there are an array of responses you would give to this question. As such, I am going to try to sum it all up with one word or concept, depending on how you look at the actions that create this feeling. Empowerment is the secret sauce. I genuinely believe that you get more out of people by building them up as opposed to knocking them down.

Youth-Created 360? Films at the United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

Today, leading up to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, we’re thrilled to announce the third MY World 360° playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities.

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We Remember… 9/11

Ask a Tech Teacher

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Why Unpacking Biases is Critical When Personalizing Learning

Education Elements

I had a middle school science teacher once tell me she was surprised that I did well on a test because she assumed I was bad at science. She pointed to one of my classmates and said, “Her, I assume she’ll do well, but you’re just not very good at science.” I remember being deeply hurt by that statement but not understanding why it hurt. Years later, I would try and remember that moment when I found myself making assumptions about which students I expected would do well on my tests.

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).

How One K-12 Startup Is Harnessing the Podcasting Wave

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Listenwise realized her pubic radio experience gave her unique experience to offer educators and students a new service. The post How One K-12 Startup Is Harnessing the Podcasting Wave appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Podcasting Professional Development

Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. This second part discusses how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. As an edtech vendor, you know creating a strong working relationship between your company and any prospective client is key.

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Great Activities for the First Week of School

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first week of school is different from all others. During this week, teachers and students alike spend time getting to know each other, become comfortable in the classroom where they’ll spend countless hours for the next nine months, and take time to reach a comfort level with leaving summer behind. I’ve gathered suggestions below from some of the leading education folks, those who are all about project-based learning rather than the application of pedagogy, to share with you.

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Slide into science: Demonstrating learning with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

With the introduction of new standards across different content areas, the focus of learning has moved beyond simply mastering content knowledge to applying skills within disciplines. The Next Generation Science Standards is an example fo this. It contains 8 different science practices across all grade levels k-12. They are: Asking questions and defining problems Developing and […].

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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.

How to Reach Bilingual Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Dania Santana on episode 599 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children’s book, Sebastian’s Game Day Surprise , and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students. She discusses the current thought on best supporting bilingual students. Listen to Dania Santana Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. We in education are no different as we face an increasing set of expectations both in and out of the classroom. The need to do “more with less,” or at least “more with the same,” requires us to optimize our time and produce the best results. This is especially true of finding time and energy for our own professional development.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Teachers often focus on what students will learn during a lesson. Rarely, do we stop and ask ourselves, “What will I learn about what my students know or can do during this lesson?” ” This is a critical question that teachers should ask themselves as they design the parts of their lesson. We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge.

10+ FREE EduProtocol templates + ideas for using them

Ditch That Textbook

What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can be challenging. That’s where EduProtocols come in. EduProtocols, created by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, are a series of lesson frames that are easy to adapt to any subject or […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching Templates creative teaching eduprotocols student engagement teaching

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.

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 558 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath’s class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media.

How to Integrate Online Lesson Plans Into Your Curriculum

EdTech4Beginners

With only a few weeks left until the start of the new school year, many teachers are preparing their lesson plans for September and mapping out the curriculum for the rest of the academic calendar. As anyone who has worked in education knows, creating custom lesson plans can be time-consuming, especially when teaching multiple grade levels (such as in a high school), subjects (such as in an elementary school), or students with varying academic abilities.

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F.A.I.L.W.

Dangerously Irrelevant

F.A.I.L. = F irst A ttempt I n L earning. We see this saying in classrooms all over. And I’ve never liked it… . One reason is because we rarely seem to ask the important question of First Attempt In Learning What? First attempt in learning some rote memorization task? First attempt in learning something we put on a digital worksheet? First attempt in learning some procedure that we’ll likely never use again?

Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these ten questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email, and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM.

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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!

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

The CoolCatTeacher

Gitanjali Rao talks about her learning journey on episode 556 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She then open-sourced this device so people can use the technology across the world.

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Lasting Gains from Preschool

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. . For years, researchers have sought to understand the lasting impact of preschool — with some studies finding long-term benefits, and others indicating that gains tend to fade quite early.

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The decline of civics

Dangerously Irrelevant

Danielle Allen said : No democracy can survive if its citizens do not believe that democracy is worth having. The long-term future of our system of government depends not only on restoring a supermajority of citizens who demand democracy but also on ensuring that that percentage exists across the generations. Nor is it enough for people simply to believe democracy is essential if they don’t know how to build, operate, maintain, fix, and adapt democracies.

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Growth Mindset Training-What Is It?

EdNews Daily

Originally published by Brain-centric Design. Ever forward-facing organizations want nothing to do with an outdated learning system that hasn’t changed since the time of Aristotle. Isn’t it strange that the way we teach hasn’t evolved along with our society? We are at a bizarre time in the twenty-first century where technology has given us easy access to information, yet we aren’t learning any faster. We are constantly bombarded by information but starved for wisdom. Why Think About Mindset? .

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.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments. He saw a problem and programmed a solution, first by creating an add-on for just within his district. Many people don’t know that this is possible or that add on’s can be just within a district.

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Four Steps to Incorporating and Responding to Stakeholder Feedback in the Strategic Planning Process

Education Elements

So, you’ve completed a round of stakeholder engagement activities. You clarified your ‘why behind engagement’ and have identified a group of stakeholders to target. Maybe you hosted forums, sent out surveys to various stakeholder groups, conducted interviews, and even shadowed students. With the rich data sources at your disposal, you may be wondering – how do I pull trends from my data?

9-11-2001 - 18 years later - please don't forget

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience. What I saw and did are still with me, as is a type of asthma from breathing the dust. My Experience as a Paramedic on 9-11-01 We lost over 3,000 American's that day, including 8 EMS Providers, 60 Police Officers and 343 Firefighters in NYC.