Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Written with Shaelynn Farnsworth , post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines.

Grit in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Laila Sanguras on episode 183 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom , defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students.

Celebrating Diversity and Peace This Thanksgiving

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron. More than ever our students need to see meaningful examples of how the U.S. was built on various cultures coming together to collaborate, learn, and help each other.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of late, and as a result, it has been reflected in my writing.

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.

Top 3 e-learning megatrends

Neo LMS

It’s that time again, when we’ve settled into the new academic year and take a look ahead to plan, in more detail, what and how our lessons and curriculum will roll out over the semesters.

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Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

When I spoke at Californa’s Better Together Teachers Summit , I talked about the power of connecting students to an authentic audience online.

Six Examples of What Personalized Learning Looks Like

Education Elements

Each year we receive hundreds of questions along the lines of, “Okay…so what does personalized learning actually look like?”. We have a few answers to this question. One is that personalized learning always involves these core four elements - targeted instruction, data-driven decisions, flexible content, and student reflection and ownership. Check out our Core Four white paper for a more detailed description of these elements, as well as classroom examples.

Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides

Ditch That Textbook

A teacher sent me a link to a video recently. I think it was probably from Teachers Pay Teachers, and she asked, “How do you make something like this in G Suite?” ” The video showed a document with three columns and a bunch of words at the bottom.

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Shattering Perfect Teacher Myths

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Hogan on episode 181 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Hogan shatters myths about teaching. Empower yourself as a teacher with the knowledge you do not have to be perfect.

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.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. How many answers students got right told the teacher how much they knew. No need to look further. Simply grade, record, and move on to the next chapter.

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS

Neo LMS

The success of any technology initiative in any school will be acknowledged based on whether or not it has had a positive impact on educational outcomes.

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Transforming Classrooms into Communities Builds a Better Future

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students are joining digital communities at very young ages and not reflecting on their roles as community members. Every member has rights and responsibilities which make their communities flourish. When members do not make it their duty to respect the rules, norms, or other members then the community suffers.

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Alfred Thompson on Episode 182 of the 10-Minute Teacher show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Alfred Thompson talks about the trends in teaching Computer Science. Topics include: How to get kids moving as you teach programming.

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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.

Celebrating Student Creativity in Product Design and Storytelling

Digital Promise

Digital Promise launched the filmMAKER Challenge , with support from Chevron, in 2016 to engage students in product design and storytelling. Middle and high school students were challenged to redesign a product to be more accessible, beautiful, or sustainable, while documenting their process.

169 Tech Tip #112: How to Open 2 Gmail Accounts at Once

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

The Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” STEAM Program Wants You! Take Just 5 Minutes to Apply!

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Samsung “ Solve For Tomorrow ” program is still accepting applications—and applying takes only five minutes! This contest is open to U.S.

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.

Improving Research and Practice through Partnership

Digital Promise

When it comes to working with researchers, Principal Stan Garber of Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California, says, “It really is all about individual kids.

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: 9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. 10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About. 10 Tips About Using Images in Your Classroom. How NOT to Assess Student Writing. How to Grow Global Digital Citizens.

Advocating for Equal Learning Opportunities

Battelle for Kids

During a classroom visit to an early learning center, a little girl tapped me on the hand and introduced herself. P21 Blog

Secret Santa – a fantastic online tool for organizing it!

EdTech4Beginners

Christmas is fast approaching! And for teachers… that usually means Secret Santa! I have found an online Secret Santa generator which is absolutely brilliant!

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EdTech at School

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

Innovators Worth Watching: Degreed

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. During a time of heightened geopolitical instability, seemingly weekly natural disasters, and one of history’s most worrisome data breaches, one innovative ed tech company posted its strongest sales quarter yet.

5 Gadgets that are Positioned to Reshape our Classrooms

EmergingEdTech

Image Source As with most other industries, emerging technologies are bringing about changes in education. According to a survey conducted by Edgenuity, 91% of U.S. teachers agree that technology. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. JACKSON, Miss. LeMya Vaughn, wearing a pink shirt, her hair braided neatly, sat in a large red armchair, her feet swinging far above the floor, practicing her reading skills.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS LIFE-LONG IMPORTANCE OF CRITICAL THINKING

Battelle for Kids

Four skills reside at the core of our Framework for 21st Century Learning : Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. These are the widely lauded 4Cs, necessary for success in college, career, and life. P21 Blog

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.

Character Analysis with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

Many of you may know I have left the classroom and am now the project manager for a school improvement grant for two priority schools in my district. Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways.

A beginners guide to 3D printing

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did some 3D printing with my class. It is much easier than you might first think! The children started off by using a free program called Blender ( download it by clicking here ). This allows you to create 3D models.

Hour of Code is Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 4-10, 2017, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.