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Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0.

The Anatomy of a Solution: How a Developer and a CBO Are Making a Difference in Adult Education

Digital Promise

Albina Herrera works long days as a bus driver for the Hays School District in Kyle, Texas, a rapidly growing suburb of Austin. She speaks English well, but since coming to this country from Mexico, she never learned how to write the language.

Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita F. Pierson.

Five Steps to Turning Your Ideas Into an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Thinking of launching your own edtech startup? Here are some easy steps to help you start generating startup ideas. I''ll also share how we came up with the idea for ProfessorWord. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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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.

Drive Higher-Order Thinking with RSA Animation

Catlin Tucker

RSA animation is essentially whiteboard animation. The artist draws pictures on a whiteboard to depict concepts using a combination of words and pictures.

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Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Brad Henry. I would love to say today’s post is about an awesome lesson I taught, or an amazing activity I had my kids do.

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Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. With the growing access that students now have to technology at home, educators are seizing this opportunity to increase access in the classroom.

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Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent

Ditch That Textbook

Sketchnoting — creating notes with visuals, sketches or doodles — can be powerful. It’s powerful for the sketcher — visual notes capture ideas in ways that are more likely to stick in the brain by nature.

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Best-Kept Secrets for Teaching Tech to Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a secret to teaching kids how to use technology. It’s called ‘delegate’ I don’t mean sluff off the teaching to aides or parents. I’m referring to the importance of empowering students to be their own problem-solvers.

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.

Building Rapport with Students: 10 Reasons to Greet Them at the Door

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. via midatlantic.coastguard.dodlive.mil The topic of building rapport with students came up in a Voxer conversation, rekindling interest in this excellent post from B or I contributor Reed Gillespie. Share your own rapport-building strategies in our comment section.

Do Low-Achievers Benefit More from Technology?

The Journal

In this week’s blog post, we continue with our “Learnings from Singapore, Implications for Us” theme and describe some empirical data that provocatively support the conjecture that technology can, in fact, give a leg up to children who have trouble learning

Which Commenting Plugin runs your #WordPress #Podcasting Website?

TeacherCast

In this post, you will learn my two favorite WordPress commenting plugins that are perfect for your educational podcasting website. Podcasting Tips and Tricks blog Podcasting wordpress

Website Review: Prodigy Game

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of online math systems to help students through one of school’s toughest subjects (if not science). Each one proclaim s they have the way to teach students while having fun, in ways that are aligned with state and national standards.

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.

Students Assessing Teachers: 10 Critical Questions

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The thing about evaluation is that it seeks to judge. The thinking, practice, and work of those under review are often reduced to labels or numbers. Evaluators distinguish those who are proficient from those who are not. So much context is lost.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

There is no doubt that math is a difficult subject both for students and for teachers. As a student, the idea of math can be daunting, as the subject often requires practice to refine skills and grasp concepts. However, as a teacher, coming up with ways to encourage math practice is difficult.

Learn how to create multi touch books with #iBooksAuthor

TeacherCast

The TeachEducator Podcast invites the creators of iBooksHack.org to discuss and demonstrate Apple iBooks Author. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com ([link].

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32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some great math apps for iPads and smartphones that add rigor and automaticity to your classroom: AIRR Math –student centered math activities in AIRR Math promote a strong, solid foundation for students’ success throughout their educational experiences.

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.

How Teachers Cost Students College Scholarships

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Grades shouldn’t be used to sort students. Yet, we continue to use them to do just that. Recently it was brought to my attention that a mere hundredth of a point in class potentially cost a student acceptance into his top-choice college.

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6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

Kleinspiration

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces As a current classroom teacher, I can attest to the importance of smart classroom design along with finding resources that support what happens within your space.

Conventional College Isn’t the Only Option

TeacherCast

It’s only been within the last few decades that college education has become available to a much more diverse group of people. Friends of TeacherCast

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Everything I Need to Know Came From a Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life is hard, but help is all around us. The trick is to take your learning where you can find it. In my case, as a technology teacher, it‘s from computers. Here are four lessons I learned from my computer. I might not survive without them. #1: 1: Know when your RAM is full.

EdTech at School

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

Texas Students Share Thoughts on a Journey to Independent Learning

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. As each middle school child shared his or her opinion about a classroom they’d never experienced before, my face brightened with a broad smile. One student brandished a sign saying, “I read 15 books this year. Last year I read 2.”

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

Ditch That Textbook

Sometimes, we just need some help organizing our thoughts — students AND educators. Paper versions of graphic organizers can do a nice job of that. But by making them digital in Google Apps, they instantly become customizable. Multiple people can collaborate on them in real time. They can be shared with a link, embedded in [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google drawings graphic organizers visual learning

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How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Introducing a new technology into the learning environment can be an intimidating experience, even for seasoned educators.

10-day update: Digital Leadership Daily

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yesterday was the tenth day since I launched Digital Leadership Daily. So far over 440 people have signed up. Woo hoo! Please share this fairly pain-free learning opportunity with your local school leaders! Related Posts. The challenges of digital leadership.

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.