Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology?

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Ditch That Textbook

Gamification in education is not new, and thanks to Michael Matera and his book, Explore Like A Pirate, a thriving community has been formed that helps educators all over as they start their own journey. If you are already a part of that amazing community, then high fives and woot woot! If you are on […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching game-based learning games gamification

Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

In September, TNTP released a provocative report with a disheartening finding: many students’ expectations for life after high school are a myth. They assume their success in their K-12 schools will prepare them to pursue their ambitions in college.

40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

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.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

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Young Children are Terrible at Hiding – Psychologists Have a New Theory Why

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Young children across the globe enjoy playing games of hide and seek. There’s something highly exciting for children about escaping someone else’s glance and making oneself “invisible.”.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Identifying “Jobs” opens up innovation opportunities

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part three of the series, based on an earlier blog.

Tip: Creating Interactive Presentations Using @PearDeck, @WeVideo, and @Flipgrid #edtech

techieMusings

I know that the end of the trimester is typically a popular time for student presentations. So, I wanted to share a couple of tips that might be helpful in planning projects. The goal of these tips is to encourage all students to actively engage with the presentations.

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Teaching responsibility and preparing students for the real world: 20 alternatives to homework

Ditch That Textbook

Homework is a hot button topic. It ignites strong emotions and there are people firmly planted on both sides of the fence. Many educators claim that homework teaches students responsibility and prepares them for the real world. But does it really? Are there more meaningful ways that we can teach these skills in school? In a […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Homework alternative homework assignments alternatives to homework ditching homework homework

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions Google Expeditions – Beyond Virtual Field Trips From the bottom of the sea to the moon and beyond: virtual and augmented reality now enable us to take students virtually anywhere.

Certiport Opens 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

techlearning

To enter the competition, students age 13 to 22 must take a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:21.

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Google Slides sticky note brainstorming: Powerful planning

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever felt like autumn has arrived and your desk is covered with sticky notes like leaves falling from the trees? You have sticky notes on your monitor, on your computer, on the filing cabinet, on your desk … There are stacks of sticky notes. There are stacks of stacks of sticky notes sometimes! […]. Ed Tech digital brainstorming google slides activities google slides in the classroom sticky note brainstorming

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4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

The Principal of Change

Why schools should bridge the generational divide

The Christensen Institute

Every so often a book I’m reading for work morphs into a book I’m reading for pleasure. This month that book was Marc Freedman’s How to Live Forever.

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TEACHER VOICE: Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

The Hechinger Report

. As a middle school teacher, I often see my colleagues taking pains to keep students quiet during class. After all, the rhythm of the traditional classroom doesn’t leave much room for chatting among students, and socializing in class is often viewed as a proxy for poor behavior or inattentiveness.

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century by Terry Heick We recently offered a definition of project-based learning and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning.

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Tech & Learning Announces Finalists for Awards of Excellence Contest

techlearning

Annual contest selects education technology products that are improving teaching and learning in the classroom

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

There’s A War Going On Inside We Ain’t Safe From [A Conversation with Lorena Germán]

The Jose Vilson

Jose Vilson: Recently, there’s been some conversation as to whether or not our schools should be compared to war. Lots of folks, for example, say that teachers are the “people in the trenches.”

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

In education, a lesson makes or breaks a learner’s experience in a classroom. Planning takes time.

How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? You can!

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in college

The Hechinger Report

A study found that studious friends influence study habits and boost college grades. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images). Choose your friends wisely may not only be good parental advice but also a way to do better in college, a research study finds.

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Thanksgiving Math Activities for the Classroom

MIND Research Institute

Math is everywhere - including in food! At MIND, we had a chance to explore the culinary arts with our Taste of Math event a couple of years ago, but there’s more accessible ways to bring math into food, especially during one of the ultimate food-lover’s holidays, Thanksgiving.

How to choose the best active learning technology for your spaces

Nureva

Many years ago, when I worked as an instructor at a mid-sized polytechnic, there was a (possibly apocryphal) story making the rounds – about a storage room filled with new state-of-the-art hardware technology, just collecting dust. I never found out exactly why the tech had ended up in purgatory.

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5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth

Teacher Tech

Doodling as Visual Note-Taking A Guest Post by Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, has so many benefits for students. Many studies have proven that images are considerably more effective than words when it comes to memory retention, comprehension and motivation. There are psychological benefits as well, because sketchnoting has a calming effect similar to […]. The post 5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

A man watches an artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor from a state-controlled news broadcaster, on his computer in Beijing on November 9, 2018.

Q&A: Security Advocate Erich Kron on Protecting K–12 Schools from a New Phishing Scam

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Security Advocate Erich Kron on Protecting K–12 Schools from a New Phishing Scam. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:24. An advanced form of phishing attack is spreading throughout K–12 schools and small colleges, leaving users vulnerable to ransomware attacks and cryptomining.