Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

5 Ways Students are Leaving Themselves Vulnerable to Cybercrime

EmergingEdTech

Next Friday, September 7th (at Noon EST), I will deliver a webinar further exploring cyber safety tips like these. We will also take a deeper dive into other ways digital devices and apps are causing. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school

The Hechinger Report

Freshmen at St. Louis Park High School, just outside of Minneapolis, take time out of their social studies class for a team-building exercise that is part of the school’s Building Assets, Reducing Risks program. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

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3 Things in Education That Have Stayed the Same and How They Have Changed

The Principal of Change

Throughout the years, I have focused tremendously on the ideas of “change” and “innovation” in both my speaking and writing. Change is a constant in our world, but I have noticed that I have been thinking a lot about what needs to stay the same in education.

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10 tips for great classroom video calls

Ditch That Textbook

Video calls can extend the walls of your classroom all over the world. Using them, I believe, is one of the most powerful ways we can leverage classroom technology to create amazing experiences for students. When you use Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or others, you can … bring guest speakers to your classroom to share […]. Ed Tech classroom video calls skype in the classroom using hangouts in class using skype in class

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching used to be based on textbooks used by millions nation- or worldwide. They took an entire school year to finish leaving little time for curiosity or creativity. Some subjects still do fine with that approach because their pedagogy varies little year-to-year.

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The 3 questions every development organization should ask

The Christensen Institute

Many organizations, regardless of industry, are often so focused on their immediate tasks that they don’t find the time to take a step back and see how their activities impact their overall mission.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

In the past, I have written about my journey from digital nomad and detractor to leader. The catalyst for this transformation came in part from Twitter. My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category.

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder on Episode 346 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

The term “blended learning” is an umbrella that encompasses many different models that combine active, engaged learning online with active, engage learning offline.

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Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine

Neo LMS

Back-to-school time is often a hectic time for families; kids and parents alike are trying to get used to a very different routine than the one they were on during the summer.

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Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in September: What to Consider When Assigning Homework. More for Back to School. Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom. Differentiate with Personalized Learning. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print vs. Digital–the lowdown.

5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Five inspiring thoughts for classroom teachers including research, inspirational stories, and thoughts from the real world classroom.

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.

8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments

Neo LMS

Last time we began exploring the role of educators within networked learning environments, broadly using a theory by George Siemens called “Connectivism” as our base. 3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land. Listen to the Show.

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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.

Family Engagement and SEL

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Are your equity efforts aimed at test scores or life readiness?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jason Glass said: I have an assignment for you.

The Important Morning Meeting

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the strategies I grew to appreciate in my several decades of teaching was starting my class with a warm-up. A tangible transition between the previous class (or recess) and mine seemed to orient students to my topic and make the entire class go more smoothly.

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

John Stevens on episode 349 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers “serve up” more exciting lessons to students.

EdTech at School

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

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

This is the first installment of a two-part series on innovative forms of educator professional development. Look for the second installment in the weeks to come.

Strengthening Schools through Community: Learning Lessons from Tucson, Arizona

Digital Promise

Across Digital Promise’s network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters), many regions are doing exceptional work to enhance education innovation locally.

What do you want school to be? [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

A wonderful video from the Early Learning Alliance. Some of my favorite quotes include: I want school to do no harm. I don’t want my kids coming home less interested in their world than when they left. YES!!]. I wish I felt like I had somewhere to go to learn about what I’m interested in.

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8 Elements For Improving Teacher Retention

Education Elements

The average person will work more than 90,000 hours in a lifetime. For most of us, work fills the majority of our waking hours, and yet Gallup reports that seventy percent of U.S. employees are disengaged at work.

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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.