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15 tech tools to try next year

Ditch That Textbook

There are lots of new tech tools out there just waiting to make it into your classroom. You may have even tried to squeeze one in during those last few days of school but ran out of time. Lucky for us, there is always next year. After the craziness of the end of the year […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech educational technology inspiration online learning pln

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5 Crucial Quotes on Leadership and Why They are Important

The Principal of Change

I am very passionate about leadership in education because a great leader saved my career. She showed me the importance of tapping into someone’s strengths and bringing out more in someone that they believed they could bring out in themselves. I am forever grateful for her guidance and think about her leadership often and hope that I provide just a portion for others through my work, in what she did for me.

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How PBL Changes the Teacher

Battelle for Kids

At the end of this school year, I will have finished my twentieth year in education and my tenth as a facilitator of Project-Based Learning. Practicing PBL as my “day job” has changed me in many ways that I absolutely did not expect. And I am not just talking about improving as an educator. So even though my PBL time is half of my career, it is definitely the case that far more than 50% of my personal and professional growth have occurred during the past decade. P21 Blog

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Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a fascinating article by Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, James Lovelock, discussing the balance between rote drills and integrated learning in teaching keyboarding: As a pre-service teacher, I have always found the arguments around different forms of teaching and learning to be highly frustrating.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

A Class Finale They Won’t Forget! 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ” – Carl W. Buehner. Many teachers will soon say bye to their learners. In the few days you have left with your learners take the opportunity to leave them with fond memories and knowing you believe in them. This may be difficult, especially when your students are restless.

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Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten (And Here’s What to Do Instead) #ditchtheclips

The CoolCatTeacher

Elizabeth Merce on episode 321 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Moving clips in kindergarten can not only embarrass children but can cause privacy concerns. There are alternatives! Kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Merce, urges teachers to “ditch the clips” and shares what you can do instead. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

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Memorial Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the day to honor our all soldiers on America’s Memorial Day. Without their sacrifice, where would we be? I tried to keep the videos to three and failed miserably. Once I got started watching, I got lost. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A problem well put is half solved.” ” – John Dewey. Now that my semester has ended I have some time to share some of my students’ projects. I teach English and students are required to complete at least 4 essays throughout one semester. I add a digital component to each writing, because our students need to learn how to read, write, and conduct research with technology.

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Failure is for the privileged.

User Generated Education

This past week I attend the Infosis CrossRoads Institute. It was filled with some great speakers and panels, but the most profound moment for me was a single statement made by Kipp Bradford , “failure is for the privileged.” ” I have written about failure before in The Over Promotion of Failure : Almost daily I see posts on social media by educators promoting the benefits of failure. It often seems that there is a push to intentional embed failure into instructional activities.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Jack is a six-year-old in first grade at School 36 in Rochester, New York, a city with some of the worst childhood poverty statistics in the nation. Jack has big dreams for his future. Unfortunately, because he is a black boy in Rochester, the odds are stacked against him. The chances that he will finish high school on time are under 10%.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Writer Using Android Apps and Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Jennifer Lockman, a journalism major at UCLA, contacted me about her thoughts on how technology has changed the way she and other professionals write. It’s been a while since I was in college so I am excited to share her ideas with you: Technology has definitely changed the art of writing and the means we can use to get our points across.

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Watch Baby Savvy’s Live Interviews with Educators at #ISTE18

Teacher Reboot Camp

The ISTE Conference , which takes place in Chicago, from June 24th to 27th, is one of the largest education conferences in the world. I’m excited to announce that my 1 1/2 year-old daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I will be returning as official ISTE media to conduct live video interviews with passionate educators. We have an exciting lineup of interviews planned (Dr.

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5 Tips on how to gamify your classroom

Neo LMS

After exploring why educators should include gamification techniques in their classrooms and a few principles of gamification they can follow in order to do that, I promised a few tips on how to do it exactly. Well, a promise is a promise. But before going further, one thing needs to be clear: no two students are the same and no two classrooms are the same, so the success of any gamification initiative in your primary school class will very much depend on factors specific to your situation.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are characterized by severe, frequent stressors or traumatic situations such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, all of which can be detrimental to children’s long-term health and wellbeing. With widespread poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, and gun violence dominating the news, it’s no wonder that nearly half of children in the United States have experienced at least one ACE.

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How to Wrap up Tech for the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology at the end of the school year is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they back up, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device.

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Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Bean on episode 323 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. Invented by Brian Bean, this model of teaching is transforming Texas classrooms and beyond. SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society. If you were to go back in time and pinpoint when disruption began to take off, I would wager that it correlates with the proliferation of the smartphone. Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Had it not been for the smartphone their innovative apps might never have come to fruition or experienced immense scalability as they have.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Exploring scenario-based learning for young students

Neo LMS

I have recently started playing The Room , a series of incredible mobile games from Fireproof Games. It is an incredible, multi award winning game that test your mechanical and analytical problem solving skills, all within an incredibly detailed, steam-punkesque environment. While the game is deeply immersive, and a lot of fun, it got me thinking about if, and how, these types of “locked box” games could or do apply in an educational context. Enter scenario-based learning (SBL).

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Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 5th-10th: BOGO. Buy one grade level school license; get the second free. Just in time for summer preparation for the new school year! A School License is a PDF of one grade level tech curriculum or keyboarding curriculum that can be installed on any digital device in your school–iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, library computers, classroom computers, 1:1, Google Classroom–you name it. As many installs as the school wants for one low fee.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018.

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Defining (and Driving) Collaboration

Battelle for Kids

In today’s world, both employers and educational institutions place a high value on soft skills that are transferable across professional, academic, and social situations. One of the most frequently cited skills is collaboration, which has seen a resurgence in interest among educational organizations who are dedicated to preparing students to be productive members of society and for the future of work.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Nominate Your School Today to be a @MicrosoftEDU Showcase School!

TeacherCast

In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, we invite Josh Sawyer, Senior Manager for US Education for Microsoft and educators Scott Bricker and Alyson Dame on the program to discuss the Microsoft Showcase Schools Program. . The post Nominate Your School Today to be a @MicrosoftEDU Showcase School! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

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The Barboza Space Center’s Robotics Showcase Comes to SoCal this Summer

CUE

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer, or maybe something super cool just for you? Why not check out some robots? Bob Barboza, a long time CUE member, has put together an impressive line up and his showcase is coming to Long Beach and Los Angeles, California this summer, free of charge! Barboza, […]. The post The Barboza Space Center’s Robotics Showcase Comes to SoCal this Summer appeared first on OnCUE. Learn

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A first year teacher shares elements of an awesome mentoring experience

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsay George on episode 321 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helping first-year teachers learn and grow is a challenge facing education systems worldwide. Today we take a peek into the second part of a 2 part series highlighting the relationship between Lindsay George and Stephanie Goldman. Not only do they use Google Docs to plan, but they have a positive personal relationship.

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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning. While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its flexibility. As it is, first and foremost, simply a curriculum planning […]. The post A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

OPINION: We’re not doing enough to support teachers of color

The Hechinger Report

14, 2016 — Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. visits a school in Tennessee during his tenure in the Obama administration. Photo: Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal/ZUMAPRESS.COM. Each year in May, America observes Teacher Appreciation Month — a time when we pause to reflect upon and honor the life-changing impact that educators have on our children, and the important contributions that educators make to our communities and our country. It is necessary to lift up and thank teachers.

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Choosing Little Changes

CUE

You’ve seen the blog posts. You’ve read the Tweets. Heck, you may have even read the research. Well, what are you doing about it? Choice in the classroom matters. Are you finding ways to give your students choice? Many of us work in traditional school settings, often large school districts that spend millions of dollars […]. The post Choosing Little Changes appeared first on OnCUE. Learn

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5 easy, low-cost ways to do AR & VR in your classroom

eSchool News

Our classrooms are transforming—not just with new technology or furniture—but by completely transporting students to new places and experiences. Location, funding, and even reality are no longer limiting our students of personalized learning. Early adopters of #ARVRinEDU (Augmented reality and virtual reality in education) have sought out resources to meet the demands and needs of our students and managed to keep their spending in line with the school budget.

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