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Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Neo LMS

Introversion can be easily misunderstood, especially in social settings that favor the extrovert ideal. Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group papers, oral presentations and participation points being the norm. Those students who have a quiet nature and prefer individual work are often dismissed as not-that-great students. But just because introverted students don’t express their interest and knowledge the same way as their are extroverted counterparts it doesn’t m

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5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:13. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs.

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What to do when you lose a digital document

Ask a Tech Teacher

With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s simple to track, isn’t it? It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. Maybe. But the latest excuses are even more frightening — “Someone stole it from my digital file” or “The cloud ate it” Every adult I know (myself included) has lost a critical, time-sucking digital file.

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Tap Into You Full Potential

A Principal's Reflections

" Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. " - Mahatma Gandhi There are many elements to change. However, one of the most powerful is that of self-efficacy. Almost everyone can identify goals they want to accomplish, accomplishments to achieve, or personal and professional aspects they would like to change.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard on episode 473 Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.” Today, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice help us understand how restorative justice should work and some examples that will help us understan

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:28. K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

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Choice Boards, Playlists, Pathways.Oh My!

Education Elements

For many districts and schools, choice boards, playlists, and pathways are used interchangeably to describe instructional designs that provide students with a menu of options to guide and own their learning. Yet we ask educators to use these design practices very differently. We often define other terms, like the different blended learning models, and the different levels of student compliance.

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott on episode 475 Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Reading is important. Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading. Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale!

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4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:43. An increasing number of K–12 schools are bringing drones into the classroom as new use cases show how useful unmanned vehicles can be to teach science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills. . While students are excited at the idea of flying robots in class, teachers will need support systems to learn how to incorporate the new technology into their lesson plans.

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‘No Faking It in Education’: CEO With Silicon Valley Roots Did a Deep Dive for Educational Gaming Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What happens when a startup pivots into the education space, but the founder isn't from the K-12 world? Two years of self-education, iteration and relationship-building. The post ‘No Faking It in Education’: CEO With Silicon Valley Roots Did a Deep Dive for Educational Gaming Startup appeared first on Market Brief.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is an educational service agency in rural southeastern Kentucky that serves 22 school districts, 134 schools, over 3,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 students. We believe that by working together, we can face the educational challenges that students, educators, and our community experience every day.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Learn about the project, the vision, and how you can share it with girls in.

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K–12 Schools Make the Case for Hyperconvergence

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Make the Case for Hyperconvergence. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:19. K–12 technology directors looking to streamline IT services and make data storage and management more efficient are embracing hyperconvergence. At Iron County School District in Utah, IT leaders replaced the district’s legacy systems with a Scale Computing hyperconverged infrastructure, significantly decreasing the time it took to complete previously burdensome tasks.

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10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

Ditch That Textbook

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to decide a little more herself and that she could learn more because she […].

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Of all the skills that a person could have in today’s globalized world, few serve individuals – and the larger society – as well as knowing how to speak another language. People who speak another language score higher on tests and think more creatively , have access to a wider variety of jobs , and can more fully enjoy and participate in other cultures or converse with people from diver

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Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills.

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Dear Otto: Help With Classroom Management Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. . BTW–lots of people ask why the name ‘Otto’ It’s a palindrome so beloved by geeks and nerds and techie-sort of folk. I got this question from a colleague:: I teach computer literacy.

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8 easy brain boosts for state testing time

Ditch That Textbook

State testing is an expected part of life in many states across the U.S. (and in lots of countries). At the end of the year, as mandated by law, students endure hours of testing to measure their progress. There’s a lot on the line — for teachers, for students, and for school districts. Much of […].

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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Celebrate Earth Day 2019 and receive a pack of Earth Day Pencils!

Ascend Math

Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day! This year’s Earth Day theme is to Protect Our Species. We hope you have lots of Earth Day fun planned for your classrooms. Share your class’ earth day activities with us on Twitter or Facebook by tagging @AscendEducation to receive a packet of Earth Day pencils made from recycled newspaper for your entire class! Here are some links to fun Earth Day activity ideas to help your class celebrate.

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Will AI Ruin Education or Help It? The Pitfalls and Possibilities of AI

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 472 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Artificial Intelligence (AI) is only as moral and as good as those who create it. Today, AI ethics thought-leader Joe Fatheree and I discuss this topic. Without discussing the ethics of AI and its algorithms, we risk opening the ultimate Pandora’s box of technology problems when we should instead work to get hope out of the AI box and keep the demons that could misuse and abuse us locked away.

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169 Tech Tip #12 Wrap Text Around a Picture

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #12–Wrap Text around a Picture.

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50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new. If you are looking for: ways to keep motivation high as you review […].

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Even after many years of hitting the educational conference circuit, manning the booth gives startups a direct connection to product users. The post Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn appeared first on Market Brief.

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Where We Belong

The Jose Vilson

When I first attended the annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, it took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’d never been to SLC, but the burgers were good, the company was cool, and Malcolm Gladwell was the opening keynote speaker. I was only a few years into teaching, but the carnival of math education aficionados drew me in.

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Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most difficult chores teachers perform at the end of the school year is not final grades, saying goodbye to students, or wondering how to fill their summer free time. It’s preserving the digital files that made up their school year. Be it to close out one school year in preparation for the next, transfer student files to the next class, or the need to safely and effectively transfer teacher files to a new job, handling digital files for use later is stressful.

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Students Get Food, Clothing and More From ‘Care Closet’ Built by Their Teacher

Edsurge

There is a cartoon that has gone viral in the teaching community. Maybe you’ve seen it: It shows a child carrying large bags labeled with various challenges—hunger, illness, homelessness. It reads, “Could someone help me with these? I’m late for math class.” Most of us understand at first glance what it represents. Every student comes to us on the first day of school with baggage of their own.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Cultivating Empathy In Learning

The Web20Classroom

Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. ( Merriam-Webster Dictionary ) As a father and an educator, an important aspect of learning that is difficult to teach is empathy.

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Google Drive – Priority & Workspaces

EdTechTeacher

Google has launched a new page in Drive called Priority. The Priority page will show what Google’s Artificial Intelligence identifies as documents most relevant to the user. Along with Priority comes Workspaces. Workspaces allows the user to organize and quickly access files in one place without searching the entire Drive. Workspaces is one way to help students to organize their files within Drive.

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Earth Day Math!

Ascend Math

We’ve shared fun Earth Day math problems from our Ascend Math Partners over the years. Here are a few of our favorites to share with your class. If a tree grows 5 branches and each of those branches grows an additional 5 branches and each of those grow another 5 branches, how many branches are on the tree? ( Submitted by Johnsburg Junior High School in Johnsburg, IL) Five recycled plastic bottles provide enough fiber to create one square foot of carpet.

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Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 3. Read part 1 and part 2. Digital video has taken the world by storm. Netflix is busy changing television and movies.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.