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Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 89 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam.

Catch the Flipgrid fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class

Ditch That Textbook

If you haven’t heard of Flipgrid yet then you will soon be seeing it everywhere. I had my first experience with Flipgrid (flipgrid.com) on March 2nd in a #Ditchbook chat.

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Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson.

52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud. Many of us have started our breaks. If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Learners of all ages love taking pictures and videos, especially with their mobile devices.

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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.

How Do Kids Learn and Remember? #motivationMonday

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Andrew Stadel on episode 86 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How do kids learn and remember?

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UWorld’s Unique SAT Prep Site

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I first visited UWorld’s College prep site , I expected what usually is included on free SAT/ACT prep sites–questions, answers, and a lot of cheerleading. I should have known better.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Ah, summer … that time when all teachers leave school work and school thoughts behind for months to lounge by the pool. Right? Well, in more than a decade of teaching, it’s never been that way for me!

Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Greetzel Mojica on episode 88 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Greetzel Mojica @Mojica_CJUSD talks about how she teaches academic discourse in her sixth-grade classroom.

The future of K-12: Will we still need a physical classroom?

Neo LMS

Online education remains a key response to the documented shortcomings of K-12 education.

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.

Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Zap Zap Math is a free gamified way to teach math skills that’s tied to many national and international standards (like Common Core). Its format is colorful and engaging, music lively, and layout intuitive. The over 150 games are fast-paced and interactive, and cover over 180 math topics.

Embed the Happiness of Educators Into Your Startup DNA

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It was a Monday morning in the Spring of 2014 and my first non-engineer employee, Bonnie Savage, was starting. I wanted to get her first day right so, naturally, this being my first startup, I Googled “What are you supposed to do on someone’s first day of work?” and found a checklist.

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5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blog Post and Audio Blog Post for episode 90 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And a lot of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do.

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Robotics Is Incredibly Engaging With Lego Mindstorms!

EdTech4Beginners

A team, who are experts at robotics, recently visited my school to show how straightforward, creative and fun robotics can be. The team used Lego Mindstorms and it really engagerd the students. The class had to carry out basic programming and control a moving robot.

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.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos. Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world.

360 Filmmakers Challenge Stories: The Fakes

Digital Promise

The 360 Filmmakers Challenge inspires the next generation of virtual reality creators by encouraging high school students to produce 360° films that make an impact. This is a story about “ The Fakes ” winner of the One Moment 360° Award.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jessica Gordon on episode 87 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.)

Guest Post: A Technophobe’s Guide to Modern Teaching

EdTech4Beginners

There’s lots of talk about how technology can lead students to be reliant on technology, impeding their love for knowledge. They also argue that using technology inside the classroom could prompt students to become indolent, which will have a negative effect on them in the long run.

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.

15 Skills Teachers Can Learn this Summer and Use in Next Year’s Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s summer, that time of rest and rejuvenation, ice cream and bonhomie. Like the American plains or the African savannas, it stretches endlessly to a far horizon that is the Next School Year.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. If I was still doing that now, I would be incredibly excited because so many wonderful resources would be available to my classroom.

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Kick Off!: The Digital Promise Adult Learning Ed-Tech Community

Digital Promise

We at the Digital Promise Adult Learning Initiative know amazing things happen for adult learners when educators, researchers, and developers connect. Yet, these partnerships are not always easily made.

The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking.

EdTech at School

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

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts in one week–Monday, June 5th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 562 and click for more information and to sign up. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

Preparing Teachers for a 21st Century Classroom

Battelle for Kids

In my role as senior adviser for schools at the British Council, I'm lucky enough to interact with educators in many different countries. It will undoubtedly come as no surprise to readers of this blog how many of those systems are considering the area of skills development. P21 Blog

Mathematics, Everywhere for Everyone

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. The idea of “learning math” often conjures the image of a student hunched over his desk, solving problems using a set formula he copied down from his teacher. Math, we tend to think, is a strict set of algorithms, practices, and rules — all emanating from inside the classroom.

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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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.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

A portion of below is an excerpt from the new ASCD book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , and is co-written by Thomas C. Murray and Eric Sheninger.

Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

Keeping Personalized Learning (the Main Thing) the Main Thing

Education Elements

When I reflect on how far we have come since last summer I am impressed by how much hard work everyone has done to begin to make personalized learning a reality. Our district PL council engaged in serious debate over our vision of PL, our roll out plan (cohort vs. all-in), and our areas of priority and focus.