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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. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 1 StudySync. StudySync has freed me from the limitations of our school book room.

12 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Educators

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people (undated).” ” – Karen Stephenson. When we connect with other educators and develop Personal/ Professional/ Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs) , we participate in collective, networked learning.

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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! This week’s blog, then, outlines a Learner-Centered Design approach to educational software development that should better meet the unique needs of learners

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. My Cardboard Challenges webpage of ideas can be found at [link].

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.

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. As long as I can remember, technology has been one of those things that have caught my interest no matter what my current job title was at that time.

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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.

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. Grad Gopher allows you to transfer all of your school Gmail account (including Google Docs content) to your personal account. And it’s really easy to use! Create an account on the Grad Gopher website.

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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. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Emily Southey, has some thoughts on how to integrate podcasts into your lesson planning: In the age of technology, students and teachers alike listen to podcasts in their spare time. They are funny, entertaining, and often educational.

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. Technology that makes a difference in the world is the focus and mission of EdCast. EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn.

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).

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.”.

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. This mindset will allow students to problem solve, collaborate, and communicate effectively with both the diverse populations they will encounter at school and later in their careers.

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. It can be accessed via a direct link that is posted or emailed, or an embed in any digital platform that accepts these HTML codes (such as a blog, website, or wiki). It can be managed from the website, a mobile device, or with a Chrome app or extension.

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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. These tips and tricks will help you shop at my FAVORITE school supply shopping store — Staples! Get out your pencil. Follow these links and make your Staples shopping list now. Here we go. Stock Up on Essential Supplies.

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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.

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. The fact that many countries don’t value the honorable work that is done in classrooms and schools is a tough pill to swallow.

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3 Ways to Ramp Up Your Emotional Health This Summer

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. It’s summertime, and that brings the promise of relaxation, recuperation, and time spent away from the classroom. It’s time to think about your emotional health. Of course, the reality for most of us is quite different. Yes, summer means that we aren’t driving to school every day, but what typically happens is a great deal […]. The post 3 Ways to Ramp Up Your Emotional Health This Summer appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Inspiration edchat

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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.

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. After joining, students find that commenting on another student’s writing can be fun. Teacher-librarian, Cynthia Alvarado , shows us how to make writing exciting for kids.

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.

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.

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

Securly

The world’s leading provider of cloud-based online security for the K-12 environment releases a self-serve tool to streamline the web filter setup process. The post Introducing “Dr. House” – Our New Debug Tool to Automate Network Troubleshooting appeared first on Blog.

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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.).

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. In the past, textbooks were adopted in five- to seven-year cycles with a high price tag and no “renewals.” Once a textbook went to print, that was it.

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!

At theme's end: Global Learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 11. There is a remarkable amount of energy being directed at global education. In the final weeks of July, two important meetings in Washington DC brought together experts, academics, corporate partners, government organizations, and classroom practitioners. The purpose of these meetings was to focus that energy on policies and practice that will enable all learners to develop global competence. We face a deadline.

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

Securly

The world’s leading provider of cloud-based online security for the K-12 environment releases a self-serve tool to streamline the web filter setup process. The post Introducing “Dr. House” – Our New Debug Tool to Automate Network Troubleshooting appeared first on Blog.

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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. Program administrators know and understand adult learners’ needs, while developers can test products with actual learners in the iteration process.

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. Higher education has been making moderate movements towards implementing video games into the classroom, by conjoining the standard curriculum with an exciting “video game” feel in a concept called Gamification.

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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.

[Guest Post] An Ancient Vision, a Brilliant New Future: Upcoming Ed Tech Trends in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In the year 1762, a Genevan philosopher named Jean-Jacques Rousseau presented the world with his vision of education. Despite being burned, banned, and ridiculed, this vision – a book Rousseau titled Emile, or On Education, went on to become a pillar of today’s modern philosophies on teaching and learning. The scope of Emile is vast, and it foretold of many developments that were yet to be realized. Personalized Learning Partners EdTech

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. Dr. House launches a series of automated checks meant to detect the most common network misconfigurations.

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At theme's end: Global Learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 11. There is a remarkable amount of energy being directed at global education. In the final weeks of July, two important meetings in Washington DC brought together experts, academics, corporate partners, government organizations, and classroom practitioners. The purpose of these meetings was to focus that energy on policies and practice that will enable all learners to develop global competence. We face a deadline.