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7 Ways To Remove The Gamification In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Neo LMS

I’ll tell you a little secret: I was awful at cheating at tests in school. I used to be a pretty good student: I paid attention to class, I did my homework every time, and I scored quite decently in tests. But cool kids usually did the opposite.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

The Journal

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy

Ending the School Year with Epic Ideas and Intrigue

The CoolCatTeacher

End the School Year Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Your legacy moment as a teacher is the last day of school. In today’s high-energy show Dave Burgess will get us all motivated to end the school year well.

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.

3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

A new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills. Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report.

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Educational Technology is at a Fork: Instruction vs Construction

The Journal

There are some that use technology to support construction-oriented pedagogies — maker movement, project-based learning — and some that use technology to support instruction-oriented pedagogies — personalized learning.

2 Ways to Unleash More Energy By Examining Your Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Examine your relationships. You may find a secret stash of energy waiting to be unleashed. The People Who Drain Our Energy. Some people are vampires.

Expanding technology’s influence

eSchool News

Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

A Free, Downloadable Visual E-Timetable

EdTech4Beginners

Timetables are very important to have in the classroom. Children need to know what they will be studying over the day. In particular, it is known that pupils with special educational needs, need the structure and support of a timetable.

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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.

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk

The Journal

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety

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Deeper Early Learning: Five Tips to Integrate Play

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 9. Driving Question: How should play be integrated into early classrooms in support of deeper student learning? First Grade students arrive at school to find unfamiliar music playing in the background of their classroom.

Safe, Kid-Friendly YouTube Alternatives

Securly

Due to the success of “ Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond ”, we decided to dig deeper. Below you’ll find a variety of safe, kid-friendly vide o streaming resources. Safe Youtube.

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How I Used Technology In A ‘Healthy Bodies’ Science Lesson

EdTech4Beginners

This term, my class’s science topic is ‘healthy bodies’ Last week we went live on Facebook whilst doing a heart dissection. This week, we looked at what happens to the heart during exercise.

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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Game-Based Study App

The Journal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched StudyPop, a new iOS app designed to turn studying into a game

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Building Early 21st Century Skills with Play

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 10. Driving Question: "What if.parents and school districts harnessed the full power of play as a 21st Century tool for students to experience and develop 21st Century skills?".

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The Need. Perhaps you’ve seen the statistics — more than 30 million adults in the U.S. are unable read, write, and solve basic math equations. But our adult basic education programs can only serve roughly four million of those adults. This gap between the need and available educational services has prompted calls for innovative ways to improve access to quality educational resources.

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. They showcase new ideas and resources that teachers can copy or adapt for their own lessons. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try.

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.

NEF's $80 Million Matching Grants Enable Schools to Qualify for $800 Million for Energy and STEM

The Journal

The National Education Foundation (NEF) has set aside $80 million for mandated matching grants to school districts and schools to allow them to receive up to $800 million in federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) funds

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Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. In 2015, 47 percent of K-12 teachers and almost two-thirds of K-5 teachers reported using game-based learning environments in their classes, up from 23 percent of K-12 teachers in 2010.

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10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. They showcase new ideas and resources that teachers can copy or adapt for their own lessons. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try.

EdTech at School

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

Research: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

The Journal

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom

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Report Calls Out Early Education as a “Best Bet” to Create Economic Opportunity

Waterford

If the United States had $1 billion to invest toward social change and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed, where would it be best allocated?

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6 Summer School Tech Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in coding comes a call for after school tech camps that supersize student enthusiasm for learning technology. If you’ve been tasked (or volunteered) to run this activity, here are five activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate.

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try

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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.