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The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

The poster child for a cutting-edge classroom over the years has included computers (back in your mom’s schooldays), iPads (a surprisingly long time ago), 3D printing, Maker Space, and G Suite. By now, those have all been mainstreamed, with savvy parents asking, “What else do you offer?” ” Now, the most popular ending to the sentence that starts, “My school actually has…” is Augmented Reality.

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It Takes More Than Passion! Our Young Girls Need Resilience to Thrive!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”- ”- William Shakespeare. Savvy, my baby girl, is an incredibly curious, brave, and happy child. She sees the world as an adventure and believes she can do anything. I believe in her power to be brilliant, but I also know how difficult it is to live your passion and make a difference when you a minority girl raised in a world where women worldwide are oppressed and must continually fight to have a voice.

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5 things you might not know about Kahoot!

Ditch That Textbook

When I do presentations and workshops with teachers all over the United States and beyond, hands go up all over the room when I ask if they’re familiar with Kahoot! It launched in August 2013 and has taken off like a rocket. In May 2017, it had 50 million monthly active users. In March 2017, […]. Ed Tech finding good kahoot games kahoot bad nicknames kahoot classroom ideas kahoot jumble

How Early Is Too Early to Teach Computer Science?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Good news for parents concerned about kids getting too much screen time: It's possible to teach computer science concepts to very young kids without using computers at all. The post How Early Is Too Early to Teach Computer Science? appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Algorithmic Thinking Coding Computational Thinking Pattern Recognition Problem Analysis Startup Startups

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.

Support for Early Readers: Personalizing with Purpose

Digital Promise

Every day across the nation, students walk into schools with backpacks full of diverse experiences that impact how they behave and learn. At the same time, advancements in learning sciences paint a more dynamic and optimistic picture of human development than has ever existed before. If personalized learning could be built on a foundation of research and whole child development, could we accelerate the impact of emerging science on teacher practice and student outcomes for all learners?

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Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books

Ditch That Textbook

Teaching digital citizenship in a meaningful way can be daunting. These picture books illustrate important concepts beautifully. This post is written by Eleni Kyritsis, a Year 3 teacher and Leader of Digital Learning and Innovation from Melbourne, Australia. She was named the 2017 ACCE Australian Educator of the Year. Find her on Twitter (@misskyritsis) and […].

The Tandem Bicycle Approach to Distributive Leadership

Battelle for Kids

The Affiliated High School of Peking University’s Dalton Academy employs a wide variety of industry professionals (lawyers, engineers, artists), academics and experienced teachers. This configuration allows administrators to afford faculty members a high level of autonomy and ability to thrive within their fields of expertise. Furthermore, this trust and autonomy is extended to students, allowing them to lead and teach their own courses as well as experiential learning excursions.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. She writes from her perspective as a Kansas City teacher who loves teaching and blogging. I think you’ll enjoy her ideas on essential apps for her Google Classroom: Not much time has passed since Google Classroom first entered K-12 and higher ed classes, outmaneuvering all other classroom software providers with its availability and a great variety of apps.

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If You Won’t Cry With Someone, Don’t Expect an Invitation to the Victory Party

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 66 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Yesterday’s post didn’t happen. An emergency that took precedence did. While the contents of the emergency aren’t for public consumption, I have one important observation for those of you who aspire to excellence. When crisis hits, be there. Pitch in. Do what you can. Words can mean something. But there are times when actions mean everything.

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).

40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

Ditch That Textbook

Almost daily teachers are bombarded with shiny new apps designed for education. It can be enough to make our heads spin. We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students. We don’t want “one more thing” Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning. We are able […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech educational technology online learning teaching

Teachers are the Driving Force of Change

A Principal's Reflections

During virtually every keynote, presentation, or workshop that I give, the topic of change is very much a part of it. Leading the effort to uproot the status quo and prepare kids for anything as opposed to something is easier said than done. As Tom Murray and I state in Learning Transformed , "To prepare students for their world of work tomorrow, we must transform their learning today." Great progress is being made in classrooms and schools across the world.

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Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an interesting article on what tech may go away by 2019. This is from Steven Wesley, guest blogger for Ask a Tech Teacher and ESL teacher, with intimate knowledge of tech used in the classroom. I think you’ll enjoy his thoughts: Technology has permeated every pore of our lives today, and education has been no exception. There are so many useful educational tools and apps out there which can help teachers connect with their students in a much better way.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

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.

On paying for digital classroom tools

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a huge fan of free. I believe in what my teacher friend Mike Soskil says: a teacher’s favorite price is FREE. For years in the classroom, I scoured the Internet for the best free digital tools and web apps. On this blog, I’ve tried for years to show educators the amazing things that can […]. Ed Tech educational technology free digital classroom tools paying for classroom tech

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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” In contrast, we are not providing the most optimal entrance. Derek and Laura Cabrera from Cornell University inform us that we should strive to create “Knowledge-able” students not “Information-full” students. Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

6 Worthwhile Websites for High School Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Finding webtools for high school classes requires a different set of metrics than those that apply to lower and middle school searches. Teachers who specialize in preparing students for college and career instinctively want tools that extend learning, support lesson plans, and simplify concepts taught in the curriculum. Of course they do! By high school, the pressure to prepare students for their future is immense.

Is Anybody Listening?

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 70 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Does anyone listen any more? Has someone ever asked you about your day and you changed up your usual response? I always say “I’m awesome” or “I’m great. How about you?” ” But there have been times I’ve admitted, “I’m kinda having a rough day.”

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.

The juice that makes Flipgrid even better (#DitchPod wrap-up)

Ditch That Textbook

Educators have incorporated Flipgrid video discussions into their classes all over the world. Flipgrid Fever is a real thing and students are responding. There’s a way to help students have more success with their Flipgrid videos, though. I recently dug into Erik Palmer’s Well Spoken, a book encouraging teachers to support students in developing their […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod erik palmer pvlegs flipgrid examples speaking flipgrid tips growth mindset classroom

The Digital Bridge

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. We’ve been waiting for evidence that online education can fulfill its promise to reach underserved students and expand opportunity. A working paper from Harvard University and Georgia Institute of Technology highlights one effective pathway to that goal.

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169 Tech Tip #46: Easiest Way to Explain Right and Left

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: #46: Easiest Way to Explain Right and Left. Category: Hardware. Sub-category: Classroom Management, Teaching.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

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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!

Engagement Doesn't Often Mean Effectiveness

The Web20Classroom

A few weeks ago I asked a group of teachers to describe a lesson where technology was used effectively to impact learning. After some thinking, one of the teachers described a lesson where students were using Google Maps to take a tour of different parts of the world. They were to visit some predetermined places, go into street view and answer a few questions. The teacher finished the story by saying the students were really engaged, the most he had ever seen them.

Struggling to make teacher professional development inspiring? Start with students.

Battelle for Kids

Teachers are great at juggling a long list of priorities: students, curriculum, assessment, test scores, parents, their own continuous development—to name just a few. But above all, they love their students and care about their welfare and education. Since students are their number one concern, a certain fatigue sets in when teachers have to spend time on anything that does not relate directly to their students.

Standing Up For What We Believe In: Why We Joined #FoundersForChange

Education Elements

The first time I stood up for something I believed in I had to stand on a chair. I was around 7 years old and I wanted to know why there was a Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and nothing to celebrate other holidays. After writing a letter to which I got a very unsatisfactory answer, my dad bought me one share of Rockefeller stock and took me to the shareholders meeting.

Perspective

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 67 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You THINK you have problems, then your Dad goes in the hospital. You THINK you’re tired, then you pull a couple of all-nighters. You THINK you have a disagreement with someone and then a much bigger issue happens and you realize it was more about preferences than actual meaningful differences.

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.

In the News: Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust

Doug Levin

As quoted in: Molnar, Michele. Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust.” Education Week. 21 March 2018. “We’ve seen schools and districts use Facebook as a primary method of communication,” said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. They often do this to add interactivity to their websites, and to show their connection to the community, he said.

YOUTUBE, TOILETS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Battelle for Kids

Last year Google News Lab collaborated with designer Xaquín G.V. on a website called How To Fix a Toilet and Other Things We Can’t Do Without Search. P21 Blog

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think. It is becoming more important than ever to be mindful of how a child’s digital personal information is protected, as children are up to 50 times more likely to fall victim to identity theft over adults. If left undetected, cybercriminals have the potential to commit countless fraudulent acts associated with a child’s most sensitive information.

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