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Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Quizalize

Ditch That Textbook

As a child, I remember one specific thing I always looked forward to on days when I stayed home sick from school. The Price Is Right. I may have been aching, sick to my stomach or feverish, but as I laid on the couch, I made sure the TV was tuned to that game show [.]. Ed Tech assessment edtech educational technology formative assessment kahoot quizalize quizizz quizlet quizlet live

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Blended Learning: A Common Sense, Teacher-Friendly Definition

The Journal

The term “blended learning” accurately describes the pedagogical practices that are taking place in 1-to-1 classrooms. This week’s screed (aka blog post) describes the following unfortunate fact: the term “blended learning” is being used by some to mean “adaptive, personalized learning.” Join us in keeping “blended learning” to mean the teacher-friendly, common-sense definition

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Station Rotation Model in Action (Video)

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I described many of the reasons I use the Station Rotation Model in my secondary classroom. I highlighted the benefits of working directly with small groups of students, using technology and station design to differentiate instruction, and maximizing the limited technology available in our low-tech classroom.

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5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reading is defined as “ the action or skill of absorbing written or printed matter silently or aloud.” Sounds dry, maybe even boring, but once a child learns to read, they get much more than an understanding of words, sentences, paragraphs, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. They get an escape from reality, exercise for their brains, a closeness to like-minded souls, answers to problems–and reading can even predict success in school.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

End the school year with Epic Review Olympics (free templates!)

Ditch That Textbook

As the school year starts to come to a close, a couple of things are certain. Student motivation will be soaring high. Reviewing previous content get more and more important. There are lots of ways to make review engaging, but my students have always responded to review games. They get the competitive juices flowing, [.]. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology end of the year kahoot review review games

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Science and Poetry Writing Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Veins across the world. light from the kite in the storm. Earth’s nervous system. – Sci-ku by Emma Hartley, aged 17. Everyone should be a budding scientist. Our students should be curious, experiment, explore, and conduct research in their everyday lives. One reason why many students feel science is beyond them or overwhelming is because they don’t make an emotional connection to the science.

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7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox. You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters).

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The New National Education Technology Plan: What’s in it for Me?

Tom Murray

** This blog was originally posted at futureready.org/netp. In December of 2015, on the same day that President Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). First released in 1996 and updated every five years since, the NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States.

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10 Music Albums For The Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

I’m always looking for new music to play while my students are independently working. I find that if music is quietly played in the background, it creates a calm and ambient ‘working’ atmosphere. Below are 10 albums that I think are great: 1) Keith Kenniff – Branches. 2) Zero 7 – Simple Things. 3) Air – Moon Safari (Remove ‘Sexy Boy’). 4) Agnes Obel – Philharmonics. 5) The Theory of Everything Soundtrack – Johann Johannsson.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Field Research Alive in the Sonoran Desert

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 22. Driving question: How Do We Deepen Scientific Inquiry Through Authentic Experiences In The Natural World? "Ms. Fulgham, there's something dead over here!" What is it?" I replied. "I I don't know, it's got to be a rodent because its front teeth are orange – a rat.a mouse?". We were on a field trip, exploring a canyon in Southern Arizona. As the two students peered into the brush, they called me over. I reminded them of an earlier lesson in our Field Science class.

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17 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because I teach graduate classes for educators, I talk to lots of teachers all over the country. It’s become clear to me that for most of them, adding technology to their lessons means layering more work on top of their already overburdened lesson plans. Despite the claims of tech gurus that technology makes the job of teaching easier, few educators see it that way.

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10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Doing work that matters. All students should be able to be part of that. No longer working for the teacher’s wastebasket, students across the world are connecting and sharing like never before. They are led by teachers unafraid of the world but who escort their kids out to meet the future. While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are.

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Develop ICT And Geographical Skills With This Interesting Lesson

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did an interesting lesson which combined my student’s ICT and geographical skills. Challenging the students, I posed the problem, Can you map out the WIFI coverage of the school? My pupils got into teams and then picked a floor to work on. They then used their mapping knowledge to create a plan of all the rooms and corridors in the school. Next they came up with a WIFI key to show the strength of the signal or whether there were any blackspots.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Health Science Job Security and How to Get There with CTE

FuelEd

Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:15pm In this blog series, we will delve into four important Career Clusters ® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them. These Career Clusters are health science, information technology, business management and administration, and manufacturing. In this post we will focus on health science

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Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning classes: 1 of 4 Certificate classes. 1 of 4 Certificate classes. 1 of 4 Certificate classes. 1 of 4 Certificate classes. June 20th through August 7th. 3-4 weeks, lots of resources and hands-on help. You can find out more by clicking on the image. What I want to do today is go over the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups: Q: What is the cost to register?

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Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program

EdNews Daily

Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, announced that they have become a Google for Education Partner. The Google for Education Partner Program recognizes Partner technologies that complement and extend Google for Education products. Now educators can use the technology-enhanced assessments and real-time data of Edulastic seamlessly with their Google Apps for Education. “We

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How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. What’s so great is that as a teacher, you get instant feedback and results. How Do I Create My First Assessment? 1) Download and open the Socrative Teacher App from the Appstore or Google Play (your pupils will need to download Socrative Student). 2) Create an account.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Building a Dynasty in Debate (or Any Competition)

The CoolCatTeacher

from a Montana teacher with 32 straight titles in a row! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Matt Stergios has been coaching a debate team that has won their state championship in Montana since 1984. We why debate is important. He also shares one of his big secrets: how he convinces key students to join the team. You’ll learn strategies that coaches can apply to any team. Click to listen to this show on: BAM Radio Network | Stitcher .

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The Blogging Hurdle

A Principal's Reflections

“ If you’re not blogging, you’re selling yourself short; you’re selling your school short. ” - Eric Sheninger During my typical digital leadership keynote or workshop, I consistently talk about the importance of blogging in relation to the pillars of communication, public relations, branding, and professional growth. When I ask attendees how many of them blog, usually ten or less hands go up. This question is quickly followed by how many of those who blog do so consistently.

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Reaching Beyond the Adult Education Classroom with Technology

Digital Promise

Growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico, Octaviano was forced to leave school before completing the first grade. For the next 20 years, his only “academic skill” was the ability to write his own name. A seasonal farm hand, Octaviano continued that work when he moved to the United States, until an accident left him unable to. It was then that he decided to learn English and work toward becoming a U.S. citizen.

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How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. What’s so great is that as a teacher, you get instant feedback and results. How Do I Create My First Assessment? 1) Download and open the Socrative Teacher App from the Appstore or Google Play (your pupils will need to download Socrative Student). 2) Create an account.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

What Students Are Actually Doing Online

Securly

Curious as to how children are spending their time online? So are we. We surveyed 400+ students to find out just how kids ages 9-18 are using their display devices. On average, students spend about 5-10 hours per day on their device(s) (smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc). This of course varies by age group: we found that younger teens (aged 13-15) spend the most time in front of their screens in comparison to other age groups.

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My Life with STEM

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 21. Driving question: How do I ensure all my students have maximum benefit in my STEM classes? 100% STEM/PBL I am a science teacher in a 100% PBL high school with a STEM focus. All projects must be aligned to the state standards – that is a non-negotiable! I have 8.5 years experience at this school. PBL and STEM are a perfect match.

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Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

Officially, any school’s purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce. How do schools know how to do that, exactly? How could we know whether or not schools reach their purpose successfully? Before you jump in with all the reasonable arguments for this, hear me out. The 21st century student and learning to learn. My job didn’t exist 20 years ago, when I started school.

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Developing a Video Solution for Low-Bandwidth Classrooms

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The majority of classrooms are connected to the Internet, but that doesn't mean they have the capabilities to use digital tools as intended. Slow broadband was impeding teachers' use of our product, so we had to adapt. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Thinking about connected learning

K12 Open Ed

In a chat on Twitter, this weekend, Kevin said that our little postcard project was one of the “most connected/enjoyable” CLMOOC activities. That got me thinking back to the meaning of connected learning and whether this project qualifies. Here’s my mapping of the CL principles and values to this project. Interest-powered — Yes, we are all doing this because it is of interest to us.

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Let's Talk! The Questions you Asked

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 23. Driving question: What are answers to the frequent questions readers asked about STEM AND STEAM? This double-month issue focused on STEM and STEAM. It brought the most questions and comments for any prior theme. Some Steve and other authors answered directly. I SKYPED with Steve, this issue's guest co-editor, to discuss those questions most repeated in one form or another. Here are our responses. P21 Blogazine

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Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen

The Web20Classroom

This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Imagine you need to run to the store to get the ingredients to make a cake. You get the mix, eggs, oil, everything you need to make this most awesome cake. When you get home you decide that cake isn't really what you want afterall. No, you want another dessert. And since you have these cake ingredients you might as well use them. You're not making the cake anymore, just using the stuff to go in a different direction.

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