Sat.Jan 06, 2018 - Fri.Jan 12, 2018

Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

John Spencer on episode 226 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Ensuring your child’s brain is active in school through a good night sleep

Neo LMS

Factors relating to poor sleep have been found to have a significant impact on school performance. This was observed in a study published by NCBI showing that students with less than 7 hours of sleep performed worse academically than those with adequate rest.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Some of this work requires asking hard questions. Some requires acknowledging that there’s an elephant in the room. And some requires looking beyond our current conversation to where the next waves of innovation stand to emerge.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. Maybe your students are doing fairly well and you’re just looking for small improvements. Or maybe your students are struggling and you just aren’t seeing a change in test scores, no matter what you do.

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.

A Secret of Finding Joy In Life: What You Count — Counts

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 7 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kip is an engineer. One cardinal rule of engineering is that if you want to improve something, track it. This relates to whether we focus on the positive things of life or negative.

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2017

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog six years ago, we’ve had over 5.3 million visitors to the 1,797 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more.

Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita. Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments.

Start the New Year by Articulating Your WHY

Catlin Tucker

One of the most thought-provoking books I read last year was Simon Sinek’s Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. In his book, Sinek talks about how successful individuals and organizations communicate.

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.

TV Is (Finally) an App: The Goods, The Bads and the Uglies for Learning

The Journal

TV – live shows (news, documentaries, etc.), not just YouTubes – is now available on all devices as an app. And, TV as an app makes absolutely unique resources readily available in the palm of a learner’s hand. However, as we discuss in this week’s blog post: if only it were that simple

My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

In many districts, teachers are provided the same professional development regardless of their subject area, grade level, or personal goals. The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for our students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to our own professional learning. Micro-credentials were my path to do exactly that.

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Kathleen McClaskey on episode 229 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kathleen McClaskey talks about the research on learning styles and the alternatives for teaching and reaching every child.

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A great lesson, exploring how websites have changed over time

EdTech4Beginners

Who remembers the film Space Jam? Believe it or not, the original website, which was created in 1996, still exists! Have a look at it with your class (click here for the link) and discuss the differences.

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.

Google Chrome extensions galore! 50+ for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Record a video of your screen. Split the screen of your web browser. Block ads. Keep digital sticky notes. Even make your phone ring to end a conversation that’s gone on too long. Google Chrome extensions turn your Chrome web browser into a veritable Swiss Army knife of versatile options.

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Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The role of technology, the changing nature of the work force and the effects of globalisation means citizens and governments are playing catch up to make sure our future generations are capable and competent to perform the jobs of tomorrow. Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school.

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7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank Buck on episode 227 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Become more productive today with these seven tools from Dr. Frank Buck. Automate what you can and save time.

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What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

Edsurge

What can you learn from some of the games the government has going on?For For starters: Algebra, history, chemistry, English and yes, even civics and how to brush your teeth. Monday was the fifth annual ED Games Expo, held at the the famed Washington performance hall, the John F. Kennedy Center. Some 120 games, created by 80 game developers who have received support for their work from the federal government, were on hand to show off their latest creations.

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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.

Stories Link Us Together

A Principal's Reflections

I absolutely love hearing and telling stories. There is so much magic in them and a good story can captivate an audience.

A #DitchSummit encore! The Digital Summit is back in January!

Ditch That Textbook

Did you love the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit? Get more of it from Jan. 12-18, 2018! Public domain image via Pixabay.com)Apparently, people love to get PD in their PJ's!The

The Process of Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 8 Challenge of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Maxwell in his video series Today Matters says, “In life, we typically overestimate the event and underestimate the process.”

Future Shifts

CUE

“We are getting kids ready for jobs that do not exist” has been a mantra of frustration that has been bandied about the educational ecosystem for far more than the last several years.

EdTech at School

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

Reflection Bingo: A Strategy for Reflection, Connection, and Sharing

Battelle for Kids

My district is one of the lucky districts that had the week before Christmas off (shopping was completed, parties attended, and I was rested!) which meant that we had to return the day after New Year for our professional learning.

Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Tech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018. Icons via TheNounProject.com)The joy of teaching in the 21st century is that there's so much available for teachers and students to use.Sadly, that's also the frightening, crippling thing about it.There's so […]. Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptops

Recklessly Abandoned to Love

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 10 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This reckless abandon of showing love to others can feel like you are not showing love to yourself sometimes.

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Which Virtual Reality Headset Is Perfect For Education?

EdTech4Beginners

Education has moved on from pencils, pens and paper – and onto the virtual age with interactive white boards and tablets.

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.