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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you want to know my productivity tips and tricks? How about what I use for digital film class?

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Cheap or free hacks to redesign your classroom

Neo LMS

Back in my school days classrooms were pretty standard: double desks with a small built-in space for your backpack, the teacher’s desk at the front, a blackboard, a country map, two or three hanging pots with leafy green plants and a waste basket.

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology.

3 Tips to Move Your Ed-Tech Tool Into the Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Even the best teachers can be reluctant to use new technology in the classroom. Here are some ways to overcome that. The post 3 Tips to Move Your Ed-Tech Tool Into the Classroom appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Jessica Gordon shares her tips on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can gamify your classroom. It isn’t hard.

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Learning Sciences Research Necessary to Drive Personalized Learning For All

Digital Promise

Artificial Intelligence is Not the Silver Bullet for K–12

The Journal

Due to a number of high profile successes (e.g., beating the world Go champion) recently, Artificial Intelligence technologies have been receiving a great deal of attention by companies and by the press. K–12 doesn’t want to be left out!

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. I love SMART lab, a new feature of the SMART Learning Suite.

You HAVE To Try Black-Out Poetry.  

EdTech4Beginners

I recently saw a great idea on Pinterest: black-out poetry. When I tried it with my class recently, it worked really well; my students enjoyed the lesson and it was particularly effective at developing their word selection skills. How do you do it? 1) Find an old fiction book.

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.

My blogging voyage, and how I do it (step by step)

Ditch That Textbook

Three years ago I embarked on the voyage “Ss Blogging” in my fifth grade classroom. (It’s It’s a take on the “SS” abbreviation for “Steam Ship.” ” Remember the “SS Minnow” from Gilligan’s Island?

IRS Official to Schools: “One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams We’ve Seen”

Doug Levin

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraudulent tax returns.

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3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News

The CoolCatTeacher

Example Fake News Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans and Bellringers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The fake news epidemic is disturbing. How do we fight it? Well, we can take a hint from how the medical community fights the flu or any other virus.

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What’s a Digipuzzle?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Netherlands-based Digipuzzle is an online educational resource that offers hundreds of G-rated learning games for younger audiences, many in both Spanish and English.

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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Will the cloud continue to reign? Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices?

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A Primer on Maker Learning: Audience

Digital Promise

This post is part of a series in which we frame maker learning in terms of three core values — Agency , Authenticity , and Audience — as the key components to creating the highest quality making experiences for learning. Seymour Papert is often seen as one of the most important founding figures of the maker movement in education, and the value of audience in maker learning is derived explicitly from his learning theory of Constructionism.

Tackling Behavior Problems by Acting out Negative Stereotypes

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT Episode #13 Interview with Todd Clinton about the "School Perfect" Project From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How do you reduce problem behaviors? Could it be as simple as acting out negative behaviors?

Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

Ask a Tech Teacher

The engine of learning is not always fueled by reading. In fact, knowledge is often acquired via audio, video, role-playing, and other approaches that address the varied learning styles of today’s students.

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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.

Fundraising While Running a Startup Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Fundraising takes a lot of time. As an ed-tech startup, you have to raise money and grow the company at the same time. The post Fundraising While Running a Startup Company appeared first on Market Brief.

Reimagining Financial Literacy Professional Development through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at George Washington University have collaborated to develop 20 personal finance micro-credentials for educators, covering skills in credit card use, saving, and mobile financial management. Each micro-credential is aligned to personal finance national standards, all of which explore topics and situations relevant to students’ daily lives.

A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

#11 Teacher Jim Forde shares his inspirational song for teachers and the story behind it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jim Forde (@ stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience.

169 Tech Tip #116–How to Take Screenshots

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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EdTech at School

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

This activity is the most important component of your nation’s GDP

The Christensen Institute

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz argues that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is no longer the right measure for success , and provides compelling reasons for why the GDP measure alone is not complete.

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Memory and Sense of Self May Play More of a Role in Autism Than We Thought

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. It’s well-known that those with autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome develop difficulties with social communication and show stereotyped patterns of behavior.

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Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. As I scrolled through some of the settings, I realized that a new feature had been added.

Are Teachers Truly “Shifting Away from the Station Rotation Model?”

Education Elements

Today we are trying something new. This blog post is being posted here and on the Clayton Christensen Institute website and is a collaboration between our organizations. We consider the Christensen Institute to be great partners in the field, pushing districts forward in great ways, but we don't always agree on everything. Check out our reactions to their post about station rotations below.

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.