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Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. Norm Lane was a brilliant behavioral scientist who was commissioned as a Navy Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in 1963 and had retired when I first met him in 1994.

Tapping Toward a Better Understanding of Slope

MIND Research Institute

Thoughts of a traditional math classroom may bring to mind images of students sitting silently at desks while a teacher works through a math problem on the board. There could be more to this scene though.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. A 2014 Gates Foundation study shows only 29% of teachers satisfied with current teacher PD.

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How online courses can nurture emotional intelligence

Neo LMS

The ability to recognize, identify and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others is called Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

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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.

Equipping Students with the “4Cs” through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Educators know that for students to thrive in our constantly evolving world, what they learn must go beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. We must not only be willing to deliver these content areas in new ways, but also teach our students the skills they need to succeed academically and in life.

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Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 108 with Bill Selak From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom.

QR Codes for Class Night Sign Ups?

Tech Helpful

One of the things I'm quickly learning as an instructional technologist is that teaching parents how to use technology you are using in the classroom eases their mind a bit and gives them a sense of understanding.

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From Practice to Paper: How #IntentiontheBook was Born

EdTechTeam

We, (Dan and Amy), met serendipitously (as with most good things) at SXSWEdu Conference a few years ago when mutual friends brought us respectively in tow to an Austin Mexican food restaurant.

Professional Development for teachers and ed-tech

Neo LMS

The first time I saw a floppy disk in action I was flabbergasted. You could save pictures of kittens on it, and then go to a different computer, insert it in, and it would display the same picture of kittens that you saved! Let that sink in a little.

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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 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math–is education’s new STEM.

A Better Way To Teach Programming?

EdTech4Beginners

It’s no secret that learning to code has massively increased in popularity over the past decade. A quick peek at Google Trends gives you an idea. Since 2011, interest in the subject has exploded.

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How to Build Momentum and Leadership at the Same Time

Education Elements

Yuma Elementary School District ONE began the journey of Personalized Learning over two years ago and we went all in --17 schools and 9000 students all at once. At the start of school, iPads were distributed to all students and 490 teachers -- many staff and students had never even held an iPad prior to the distribution. Not only were devices deployed, but digital programs were ready to go.

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Transform the Classroom With Tools That Focus on Agency

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We can't expert teachers or students to change the educational experience for the better without equipping them with the right tools. The post Transform the Classroom With Tools That Focus on Agency appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Writing is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning. We talk about writing as a product for assessment, a subject where paragraphs and commas are taught, or a skill that one either has developed or lacks.

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A great holiday activity for your class (a free, adaptable template included)

EdTech4Beginners

I recently created a really good activity which will motivate your pupils to read over the holiday. It’s called ‘Holiday Reading Bingo’ Basically, add 16 books into the boxes, and ask your students to read as many as they can over the break.

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Authenticity in Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leading change in any organization is a difficult task. In many cultures the status quo is so entrenched that shifting mindsets and behaviors can be daunting. Clearly establishing the why is a natural starting point and can help to propel the change effort at hand.

Is Orton-Gillingham Right For Your Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Orton-Gillingham started over seventy years ago as an instructional approach intended for those with difficulty reading, spelling, and writing, like what children experience in dyslexia.

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.

Long Live the '90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around

Edsurge

If you’ve ever been tempted to click on one of those ‘90s-nostalgia posts, we really can’t blame you—I mean, who doesn’t want to skim through pictures of Dunkaroos and Capri Suns to find out if they really were a ‘90s kid? But here at EdSurge, we believe the teachers who taught those ‘90s kids deserve a walk down memory lane, too. So we rounded up the most beloved edtech tools of the ‘90s for your scrolling pleasure, from early internet sensations to the hottest hardware you just had to have.

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Student Makers Turn Vision to Reality in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

As part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global is directing a global network of Learning Studios designed for student-centered, experiential learning. Each Learning Studio is equipped with powerful technology for creation and collaboration.

Help Your Communities Explore “The Secret Life of Public Schools”

Battelle for Kids

The back-to-school season is full of hope and excitement. It’s also an extremely busy time for everyone in education, and it’s a particularly important opportunity to communicate with parents and the community at large about all the good things that are taking place in public schools across the country. P21 Blog

Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Simon Very. I have taught science at the post-compulsory level for ten years. A considerable portion of the courses that I delivered were internally assessed and coursework based.

EdTech at School

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

The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum

Dangerously Irrelevant

Rainesford Stauffer said: As children, we’re trained to avoid failure, not learn from it. It’s presented as a sign of inadequacy, even worthlessness. I think this is the hidden cost of a K-12 curriculum that is achievement-oriented.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries.

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Get Everyone on Board to Sustain School Change

Battelle for Kids

As a longtime advocate of project-based learning, I’ve noticed a familiar pattern. Teachers often launch into PBL planning with great enthusiasm. As their first project plans take shape, they imagine a range of benefits for their students, including a deep understanding of content and development of 21st century skills. P21 Blog

Fixing the Failure Model

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Are we looking for dyslexia too late? Ongoing research at Boston Children’s Hospital shows that brain imaging and a child’s family history of dyslexia, among a multifaceted array of other factors, can point to a predisposition for dyslexia well before that child ever steps foot in a kindergarten classroom.

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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.