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3 Top Tips to Make Writing Exciting

The CoolCatTeacher

Collaboration, Commenting, and a Global Audience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learning writing can be exciting! Kids can love writing. Now, students can easily join writing communities.

5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

I’ve written extensively about the benefits of using the Station Rotation Model with students. English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations.

Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

The Journal

Learners are not just short users. So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users!

Cardboard Challenges: No Tech/Low Cost Maker Education

User Generated Education

I believe in the importance of participating in ongoing and continuous reflective practice as an educator. This is my reflection on my Cardboard Challenges Maker Education Camp that was taught to twelve 5 to 10 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each morning.

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.

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Back to School Shopping @Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

Prepare for Back to School From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Prepare for back to school by getting the supplies (and the rewards) to help you and your classroom succeed.

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The Power of You

A Principal's Reflections

Make no mistake about it; the job of any type of educator is tough these days. It is a rewarding profession in that we have the opportunity to make a positive difference each day, but for all our efforts, thanks and appreciation are tough to come by at times.

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Moving schools? Transfer and save all of your old emails and content using ‘Grad Gopher’.

EdTech4Beginners

When you move schools your email account is often deactivated shortly after you leave. What happens to all those emails with useful information, contacts and resources that you will need in your next role? They more than likely get deleted. This is when you need Grad Gopher.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math teachers: This is for you. Here are some great suggestions from efriend and math afficionado, Matt Kim: Before I was ever a high school math teacher, I was always a hardcore technophile.

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Pittsburgh Schools and Developers Share Tips for Improved Ed-tech Pilots

Digital Promise

Everyone agrees more information is helpful when it comes to choosing the right ed-tech products to support student learning. But is it worth the extra time and effort for schools and product developers to go beyond an informal product pilot and adopt a more rigorous approach to collecting data? For ed-tech pilot participants in the Pittsburgh area, the answer is a resounding “yes.”.

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.

A Foundation for Global Learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 10. Driving Question: How do you prepare middle grade students to succeed in an increasingly diverse and global world? CHANGING THE PARADIGM. Modern students need the ability to think with a global perspective.

Guest Blog Post: Five Tips for Gamifying Your Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Gamification is applying typical elements of video games, such as levels and experience points, into other areas of life. Video games can be effective learning devices, assisting understudies, and enhancing the learning environment.

4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

As teachers get more creative about differentiating for student needs, we’re turning to tools that use other approaches than writing a report or creating a class play. One I hear more and more about is podcasts.

Students With a Bigger Purpose Stay Motivated

Digital Promise

Keeping students motivated is a challenge for educators and parents alike. By now you’re probably familiar with popular strategies such as grit and growth mindset , which are effective but not entirely foolproof in their abilities to enhance student motivation. For example, grit has received criticism for romanticizing hardships (1) , while growth mindset is ineffective when implemented incorrectly. One lesser known strategy that can further improve these interventions is purpose for learning.

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.

Chasing Renewals: When Your Buyer and User Are Not the Same

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In public radio they call it “sustaining gifts.” Donors agree to have a certain amount deducted from their credit card each month. They are “renewing” their public radio membership. When I worked as a public radio reporter, I often had to pitch this option on-air to listeners.

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France. QR codes, Quick Response barcodes, inspire curiosity in our learners. QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. QR codes are mostly attached to websites or text, but we can also attach QR codes to audio, video, games, polls, or multimedia presentations.

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A payer model that will curb costs of care

The Christensen Institute

One of my good friends, Bob, runs a small manufacturing company in Massachusetts. Bob’s company has just over 100 employees and is profitable. Last year, the company generated over $10 million in revenues with $1 million income.

Padlet: A Versatile Classroom Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most popular, free tools used by thousands of schools is a virtual bulletin board called Padlet. It starts as a blank canvas (called a ‘wall’) to which users can add text, video, images, weblinks, and more.

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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.

Introducing “Dr.House” – Our New Debug Tool to Automate Network Troubleshooting

Securly

The back-to-school rush is fast approaching, and we have just the tool to ease IT admins and school administrators back into the swing of things… Meet Dr. House , our new tool that allows customers to certify that their networks are up and running correctly.

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Adult Learners Benefit When Educators and Developers Work Together

Digital Promise

“Learners are usually the missing piece of the process” when developing education technology, says software developer Jamie Hollier, Co-CEO of Anneal, Inc. When developers and adult learning program administrators partner to create ed-tech products, however, learners become the central focus.

Teaching may change, but students are at the center

The Christensen Institute

In this post, I share an excerpt from a recent interview with Chris Walter, a blended-learning math and science teacher at Innovations Early College High School in the Salt Lake City School District in Utah.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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.

EdTech at School

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

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

Robyn Shulman. I was honored to chat with Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast Inc. Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning.

Virtual Reality, Real Science: Virtual Ecosystems and Technology-Enhanced Curricula Can Build a Deeper Scientific Literacy in Middle Schoolers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The pond is alive with birdsong and duck sounds. You can wade into the water and measure its temperature and quality. You can track fish populations and observe microscopic life. About the only thing you can’t do in EcoMUVE — a virtual world where ecosystem science comes to life — is feel the mud between your toes. And there’s no need to worry about ticks.).

Are schools doing too much?

The Christensen Institute

A recent U.S. News & World Report article by Andy Rotherham made a bold claim: school districts do too much.

Around the World Every Day

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 9. Driving Question: How do teachers in an early childhood exemplar school foster global understanding? Global learning is concerned with exploring the interconnections between people and places around the world. It asks us to observe the similarities and differences that exist around our world today and relate these to our lives. It goes to the heart of what education is supposed to achieve.

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.