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The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There isn’t just one way to sound like a scientist, or to sound like a scholar. Scientists and scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds and speak in different ways, in different accents, dialects and languages. In classrooms across the U.S., students do too.

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A Peek at the New Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Will Be Different For the Fall As always G Suite is adding features and updating interfaces. Some pretty big changes are coming to Google Classroom for Fall 2018. The Stream is no longer your one stop. That has been moved over a tab to “Classwork.” ” Instead, the Stream is where notifications and announcements […]. The post A Peek at the New Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google

Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A Washington Post article […]. The post Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.

Why Stepping Back Can Empower Kids In An Anxious World

MindShift

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years.

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.

Elementary Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any elementary teachers interested in using them have access!

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How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous.

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners.

ProKeys: Save Time Online with Keyboard Shortcuts

Catlin Tucker

I’ve been using shortcuts in Google Documents for years to save time editing student papers. However, I do a lot of work online outside of the Google environment.

Announcing the 2018 Kajeet Homework Gap Grant!

Kajeet

Kajeet has officially opened our 2018 Homework Gap Grant! In 2018, Kajeet will be awarding 15 Homework Gap Grants to school districts in need of providing safe, filtered Internet solutions to connect students outside the classroom. This is a 300 percent increase over last year!

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.

Why gamification works [Part 1]

Neo LMS

Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone. To date the game has been downloaded an eye-popping 2.7 billion times.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners.

Listen. Reflect. Decide.

A Principal's Reflections

Conversations on effective leadership are varied although they focus more or less on the same general points, yet in different contexts. One saying revolves around the notion that the buck stops with the leader.

A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. The energy in the room throughout the week was pretty incredible. There was close to 100% engagement the entire time which is always my goal in teaching.

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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.

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 2: Storytelling

Education Elements

Stories are all around us. Researchers found that personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversation. Some stories are as small as 6 words or 280 characters, and others are the length of a book or a movie. Your best stories are told in multiple lengths and forms. School Districts

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A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth.

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Professional sports teams often have a rallying chant (either fan driven or player driven). Non-profits have missions to rally around. And many fundraising events have a central idea to rally around and inspire donors. There’s plenty of evidence that having a central focus is good for success.

Global Schools Network Launch

Battelle for Kids

It seems I can’t escape conversations about global education. P21 Blog

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.

STEM Education and Children With Special Needs

TeacherCast

STEM education that’s driven by a learner-centered instruction can be used to provide students with a powerful educational program.

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A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth.

Three Ways to Differentiate the Writing Process with Google Docs

EdTechTeacher

By Avra Robinson & Rosey McQuillan for more from Avra and Rosey follow them on Twitter: @avrarachel & @romcquill. Differentiating instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, for making sense of ideas, and for expressing what they learn.

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How technology can help—not hurt—family connections

The Christensen Institute

Between headlines about children’s ballooning screen time to growing concerns about the costs of distracted parenting , it’s easy to scapegoat technology for troubling family dynamics. The warm glow of a touch screen threatens to pull children and adults alike from investing in caring and face-to-face connections. In 2018, good parenting and technology don’t seem to mix. But what if technology could start to prompt conversations that parents and children otherwise struggle to initiate?

EdTech at School

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

10 Steps To Creating A Powerful Personal Brand

EdNews Daily

Guest Author: Ben Baker. What is a Powerful Personal Brand and why do you need one? Simply put, if you can understand, codify and communicate your brand effectively, you can gain influence through trust.

Your Inside Google Scoop

CUE

If you are a Google Certified Innovator or Trainer you probably have been bursting at the seams with some serious news! Google is rolling out some amazing updates this coming Fall, and it’s time to share that inside scoop. So what is next for educators who use Google?

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Veative wins the Best Choice Of Virtual Reality Education Solutions for K-12

Veative

Veative exhibited its immersive and interactive VR STEM library at Eldrok India K-12 Summit, held at The Leela Ambience , Gurugram. Veative won the Best Choice Of Virtual Reality Education Solutions for K-12.

Accreditation: What is the Department of Education thinking?

The Christensen Institute

The Department of Education recently announced that it will be taking a fresh look at accreditation. Such a review is sorely needed: as Michael Horn and I argue in a new paper that was published originally as a chapter in the book Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education , accreditation as it currently stands is a major obstacle to developing innovative programs that can improve access, affordability, and workforce alignment in higher education.

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.