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LEAD Like a Pirate: Make Schools Amazing for Everyone (Even Teachers!) #LEADLap

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 136 with Shelley Burgess on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Shelley Burgess @burgess_shelley helps us understand the leadership role we all play.

10 MORE digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 2)

Ditch That Textbook

We have a golden window of time at the beginning of any class. For these first five or ten minutes of class (OK, probably more the five than the ten), we have our students’ most attention. It’s the most focused they’ll likely be for us all day. If we squander that time, the rest of […]. Ed Tech bell ringers edtech educational technology flipgrid formative padlet prior knowledge screencastify

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Borrowing a Powerful Brainstorm Protocol from IDEO

Catlin Tucker

This summer I spent a week at IDEO in San Francisco learning about design thinking and their process for tackling challenges. While I was there, I observed a team brainstorm and was shocked by their results.

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

Reaghan is my oldest daughter and about to start third grade. At 2 years of age I noticed she wasn’t talking much and when she did talk you couldn’t really understand what she was trying to say. After talking to her pediatrician it was decided to have her evaluated for her speech.

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.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A Product Review by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nonfiction text is important for student reading.

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Suspended for a tweet?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In Michigan, a student was suspended for using ‘profanity’ in a tweet that encouraged his district superintendent to clear the snow in the school parking lot.

Using a school LMS to deliver PD for teachers

Neo LMS

Having a learning management system is almost a given in many schools today. From Kindergarten to high school, and also at university level, educators of all subjects use a school LMS to manage all aspects of student learning.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology.

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Training the Next Generation of Reflective Educators through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Washington High School (WHS) Education Professions program is dedicated to preparing young people who can successfully navigate college life and enter the teaching profession.

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.

Infographic! 10 Back to School Tips for an Awesome Year!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” ” – Albert Einstein. Today was my first day of class. I have been teaching since 1994 and each year I still get nervous and have a few hiccups.

6 Ways to Add Video to Your Classroom with Animoto

EdTech4Beginners

Students relate to video — it’s a growing part of how they share and how they absorb information. And if you’re looking for a good way to tap into that natural enthusiasm and understanding, it helps if you can communicate with video, too. That’s where Animoto comes in handy. What is Animoto?

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What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carol McLaughlin @missmac100 second grade teacher from Alabama and #2ndchat moderator talks about the global trends in second grade.

Levelling up in the ed-tech integration process: the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. Simply put, blended learning always includes tech integration, but tech integration does not necessarily mean blended learning.

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.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 36 million adults in this country read at or below a third grade level — a staggering statistic. With low literacy, numeracy, and job skills, these adults are often relegated to low-skill, low-paying jobs.

English Tenses Poster

EdTech4Beginners

As part of my ‘end-of-year review’ lessons, I made my class a useful hand-out to support their understanding of the English tenses. Please feel free to use this resource. You could print and use it as a classroom poster, or stick it in the front of books as a handy reminder.

Five Elements for Differentiation of the 21st Century Learner

Battelle for Kids

In a high school English classroom in Arizona, students work in established teams to tackle assignments. The teacher, Mr. Maier, coaches them on how to support each other through a variety of communication and collaboration strategies, such as the Harkness Discussion.

Leveling up in the ed-tech integration process: the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. Simply put, blended learning always includes tech integration, but tech integration does not necessarily mean blended learning.

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.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

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 taking 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.

Be the Example

A Principal's Reflections

“ The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ” – Paulo Coelho Change is hard. I have been writing about this fact for years now. It becomes even harder when we are not modeling the expectations that we set for others. This was the case for me early on during my days as a principal.

One Trick to Pitching a Blended Learning Plan

Education Elements

Imagine you find yourself in an elevator for three minutes with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who together are giving up to $1 billion in each of the next three years to “advance human potential and promote equality.” You can’t believe your luck! You’ve been dreaming for years about a more personalized, blended model for your school, and now you actually have the chance to pitch the idea to the founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Leveling up in the ed-tech integration process

Neo LMS

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and ed-tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classrooms with tech. Simply put, blended learning always includes tech integration, but tech integration does not necessarily mean blended learning.

EdTech at School

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

Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

September 1st-3rd: Common Core Resources. 25% off! with coupon code: CCSSDISCOUNT. This includes ebooks, lesson plans, webinars, and articles–your choice. Just click this link. Pick any resource(s) you want. When you check out, you’ll get 25% off. Click to view slideshow.

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Will You Step Up?

A Principal's Reflections

" The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." - Albert Schweitzer A major Category 4 Hurricane hit the Corpus Christie area in South Texas last Friday leaving a path of destruction.

10 building blocks for the future of schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

As Dean Shareski and I worked together on our new book, Different Schools for a Different World , (released this week!), he encouraged me to update my list of building blocks for the future of schools.

Defining the Skills for Success: New Report Signals the Difference Between Executive Function and Other Regulation-Related Skills

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. We know that strong executive function (EF) is key to children’s success in school and in life, but that term has become a kitchen sink for all sorts of self-regulatory skills. Are attention shifting and cognitive flexibility the most important core skills, or mindfulness and self-control? What about working memory and goal-setting? Emotion regulation and creativity?

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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.