Sat.Mar 17, 2018 - Fri.Mar 23, 2018

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

The CoolCatTeacher

The top Monday Motivation episode of 2018 so far with John Spencer 276 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can get restless about this time of year. Summer vacation is near and so is April Fool’s Day and Easter. Many students also are testing or gearing up for graduation and this can be a stressful time for both teachers and students. Humor can help you and students avoid burn-out.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

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.

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.

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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.

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?”

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Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

The Christensen Institute

Last week’s New York Times Fixes column highlighted the enormous promise of PowerMyLearning, a framework and tool that connects teachers, families, and students. The approach marks a departure from run-of-the-mill family engagement strategies like infrequent parent-teacher conferences or once yearly back-to-school nights.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

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.

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 […].

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.