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.

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.

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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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 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.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

Last week we discussed the digital divide , and today I thought we could explore some practical strategies that teachers, as individuals, can adopt in an effort to bridge the digital divide in their classrooms.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Take a Rest

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 11 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes you must rest to be your best. Get some. This post is day eleven of 80 days of excellence.

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.

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.

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.

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

Why Do You Run? Understanding Your Motivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 6 Challenge of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a fantastic scene in Chariots of Fire where runner Eric Liddell tells his sister, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

Disruption in a new age of warfare

The Christensen Institute

The war in Syria is a humanitarian disaster, as well as a place where Disruptive Innovation is taking place. Consider the screenshot below from YouTube. This image depicts smart munitions, built from a bunch of cheap, spare parts, designed to be disassembled quickly in order to move to another location.

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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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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher I know has virtual reality on their radar. It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better.

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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.

Listen to Customer Feedback to Move Your Startup Ahead in 2018

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Customers' needs and wants prompted Listenwise to add new features and resources to the product. Customer feedback is key. The post Listen to Customer Feedback to Move Your Startup Ahead in 2018 appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Assessment / Testing lean startup podcasts Startups

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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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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