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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 117 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid. She shares essential tips on how to use Flipgrid.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals. Check out several of my students’ reflective portfolios here.

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Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning how to use technology fun and engaging. Given how many tools we use, that’s no small feat! Many of my incoming 9th-grade students have never used the Google Suite prior to my class.

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Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Visit my store over at Teachers Pay Teachers and get huge savings on almost all of the Structured Learning education resources! Date: August 1st-2nd. Go on over quick–it isn’t a long sale! Business TPT

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.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 118 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Bill Selak @billselak talks about flexible seating and the research behind academic gains when using it.

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Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (out soon), I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects.

What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July: What is Microsoft Sway? 10 Great Posts on How to Involve Parents. 12 Projects for your STEAM program. Is Orton-Gillingham Right For Your Students? 13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 119 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Thomas C. Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech.

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Guest post: The PYP Exhibition – A Narrative

EdTech4Beginners

​In PYP, just like in life, it’s the journey which counts much more than the destination. Reaching the destination is but a small event, amidst the ups and downs of the process of how it was attained.

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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 further 4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement

Neo LMS

Online learning is a terrific way to create stimulating learning environments for students.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Homeschool Class

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 taking 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.

Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

Build a better classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Bloomz is my parent-teacher communication system. Last year we implemented it school wide. It has been a great decision.

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6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. With a wide array of OER materials at our fingertips, the trick now is not so much in finding OER, but on identifying high quality OER that can be used and transformed for our classroom needs.

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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.

The key elements of project-based learning

Neo LMS

Most people today live in a world of projects. No matter what we do for a living, work projects are everywhere. We need to do research and planning, work in teams, constantly adapt to feedback, all while trying to find the best solutions and keep within budgets.

Beyond Perception

A Principal's Reflections

"People only see what they are prepared to see." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Life is full of twists and turns as well as ups and downs. In my opinion, it is a never-ending test that determines the trajectory of our career paths.

5 Ways to Hack Homework and Get Better Results with Connie Hamilton

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 120 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton challenges us to re-think homework so we can get better results.

This Is What It’s Like To Teach Online And Meet Your Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

This is our 10 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Our featured teacher today is Ian Reed. Ian is a passionate teacher who recently went to China and met a few of the students he works with online.

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.

Celebrating Youth-Produced 360° Films that Make an Impact

Digital Promise

This spring, students from 25 high schools across the country took on the challenge to use 360° video to make an impact. The 360 Filmmakers Challenge , a partnership between Oculus VR for Good and Digital Promise Global , invites students to share their communities, inspire action for change, or spur learning using immersive video and storytelling. Today, we are thrilled to recognize and share a few of the top films.

My name is Matt, and I ditched my homework. Here’s why

Ditch That Textbook

Most of my teachers gave me homework as a student. Most of the teachers in my building assigned homework when I started teaching. I just assumed I was supposed to give homework. Teachers have been doing it for all these years, I reasoned. It must be a proven best practice to improve student learning. So, as [.]. Homework ditch that homework homework homework effectiveness homework practices homework research

To Reach the Unreachable Star #MondayMotivation with Kim Clayton

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 116 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kim Clayton @ kaclayton tells her story of reaching students who have been “given up on” by many.

15 real classroom uses for Minecraft

eSchool News

These days, it seems like Minecraft is second-nature for many kids. The beauty of Minecraft lies in its sandbox structure–students can create anything, with limitless resources, and often their creations are astounding.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

An article for TES: 3 exciting ways to use scannable technology in your school

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). The article was about integrating scannable technology in schools. It is surprisingly easy to use and an excellent resource for a number of purposes.

Ethics in the Classroom

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Ethical dilemmas abound in education. Should middle school teachers let a failing eighth-grade student graduate, knowing that if she’s held back, she’ll likely drop out? Should a private school principal condone inflated grades?

Teacher Zen! 10 #BacktoSchool Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” ” – Charlie Munger. A new school year is here! You are about to meet many new faces. With so many minds to inspire you need to make sure you are prepared. Learning helps our students break generational cycles, lead better quality lives, and make a positive mark on the world. Below, find a slide presentation and 10 tips to equip you and your students for an amazing year!

Help students hold themselves accountable

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. For the next three months, I’ll be doing deep dives into each of these important moves.

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EdTech at School

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