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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.

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.

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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The State of Data Interoperability in Public Education

Digital Promise

Members of the League of Innovative Schools ’ Data Interoperability working group define data interoperability as the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. And, believe it or not, it keeps League district leaders up at night.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy)

EdTech4Beginners

Dr Spencer Kagan is a renowned educator who changed the way the world viewed teaching. He is mainly known for his work on cooperative learning strategies (often referred to as Kagan learning structures).

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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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.

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.

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

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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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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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.

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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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

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!

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.

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.

Summer 2017 Learning Series: Create Solid School:Home Relationships This Year

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want.

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.

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.

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.

EdTech at School

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

K-12 tech integration versus higher ed: Flipped?

Dangerously Irrelevant

[I’m one of five Digital Pedagogy Faculty Fellows this year at the University of Colorado Denver. I’ll be sharing my thoughts all year on this experience, starting with my time at the Digital Pedagogy Lab in Vancouver, Canada.]. Just a quick thought… In K-12, we struggle with access.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

P21 Exemplars go to Work Over Summer Vacation

Battelle for Kids

There is a pattern to life at P21. The work we do with the federal government is dictated by funding cycles and Congressional recesses. The work we do with business and non-profits is dictated by the beginning and end of fiscal years. And the work we do with our network of 79 Exemplar schools, districts and early learning centers is dictated by the school calendar. But not this year. Our Exemplars had quite the summer. P21 Blog

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?