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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. Remember that one where young people were growing “horns” on their skulls because of their phones? That seems plausible, right? Except that it was based on a faulty study , which essentially renders it as fake.

Come Original: Google Gets Into the Anti-Plagiarism Game

Edsurge

Today Google unveiled a new feature, “ originality reports ,” which, ironically, is not all that original. But it could make for a practical addition to its growing suite of online educational tools, now used by tens of millions of teachers and students.

A Superintendent's Quest to Marry Equity and Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Equity and personalized learning share quite a bit of common ground. They each require an ongoing commitment from all stakeholders. Both are built on the premise that each person’s needs are unique, and both recognize that no one set of tools and responses will support everyone.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. But how can we accomplish that goal?

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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.

Tweet, Snap and Gram Your Way To Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

My oldest daughter, Reaghan, is getting ready to be a 5th grader while my youngest, Chesney, will be a 1st grader this year. Heading back to school with them is one of the busiest times of year. There are lots of meetings, papers to read and fill out, and new things to learn about her school.

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Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

The CoolCatTeacher

Baruti Kafele on episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter He didn’t like school.

How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

We all want to help students learn. When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. This is especially critical for students who are not being served by current instruction.

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How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn.

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How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates. Adaptability was their immediate response.

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.

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Welcome on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t.

Announcing 14 New League of Innovative Schools Members

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is excited to announce 14 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders.

Deploying Chromebooks for the New School Year

Kajeet

It’s hard to believe it’s the start of another school year, but that can be even more daunting if you have 1,000 Chromebooks in storage just waiting to be placed in the hands of eager students. Does that sound like you?

The business model of research is winner-take-all. Is it killing higher ed?

The Christensen Institute

The international perception of US higher education can be pared down to three words: Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. But that’s not the reality of US higher education.

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.

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

The CoolCatTeacher

Rob Donatelli on episode 543 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class.

Coaching for Success with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

At Newburg Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky, coaching is a key to success.

Leading Change? Start by Talking About What You Value

Education Elements

As any great leader pursuing innovation in education knows, having a clear “why” for pursuing the “what” of change is critical to success. But equally important, often less emphasized, and incredibly hard is the “how” of making and managing that change in a classroom, school, or system.

If We Do It Right, Teachers Plus Technology Can Free Educators to Focus More on Students

The Christensen Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute’s recent report on the future of work for women made for an interesting headline at Education Week: “Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030.”

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.

How Turning on Location Services Could Save Your Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Shoemaker on episode 542 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Pam Shoemaker is getting ready to retire from teaching. As she and her husband were returning home from looking for places to retire, a storm arose.

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The Key to Fixing the Gender Gap in Math and Science: Boost Women’s Confidence

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The gender gap in math and science isn’t going away. Women remain less likely to enroll in math-heavy fields of study and pursue math-heavy careers.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: What will happen. Dangers to teachers & other users of Flash. 5 R’s Strategy to transition. Adobe will retire its crown jewel Adobe Flash in 2020.

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Make Your “Summer Resolutions” a Reality This School Year

Catlin Tucker

As another school year approaches, teachers are scrambling to set up classrooms, make photocopies of syllabi, attend mandatory meetings, and prepare their curriculum. Amid the back-to-school frenzy, it is easy to focus on the minutia and lose sight of our “summer resolutions.”

EdTech at School

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

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In the high-stress, fast-paced job of teaching – burnout can happen to anyone. In today’s show, we talk about recognizing teacher burnout, how to get help, and steps to tackle it when it happens.

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The African advantage in the solar energy revolution

The Christensen Institute

Starting high school is a big transition for most teenagers, but it was an unusually large one for me. I had moved with my family from Denver, Colorado, to Accra, Ghana, just a few days prior to the first day of classes, so I was not only starting at a new school, but living on a new continent.

Learning and Reflecting with Video

A Principal's Reflections

I remember like it was yesterday when I began blogging back in 2009. To think that I would still be writing a post a week many years later is a vast understatement, coming from someone who had every excuse not to start in the first place.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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.