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Picting, not Writing, is the Literacy of Today’s Youth

The Journal

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest are among the most popular websites and apps on Planet Earth. Those websites support "picting" — using images to communicate.

Tribute to Matthew Hilliard

The CoolCatTeacher

Read on annual dedication day on May 8, 2017 - Westwood Schools From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Difficult things happen in schools.

Expanding the Maker Promise to Support Maker Learning to All Students

Digital Promise

In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call to action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers, by dedicating a space for making, designating a champion to lead the effort, and showcasing student work.

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

This post is sponsored by ThinkCERA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere.

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.

Save Your Sanity with a Things to Revamp for Next Year List

Catlin Tucker

Some teachers will probably hate me for even mentioning next year when we still have a month of school left, so my apologies for those of you who don’t have the bandwidth to think about it yet. However, I find myself feeling the same way every year around this time.

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360 Filmmakers Challenge Stories: “Raised by Charlottesville”

Digital Promise

The 360 Filmmakers Challenge inspires the next generation of virtual reality creators by encouraging high school students to produce 360° films that make an impact. This is a story about “Raised by Charlottesville,” winner of the Complete 360° Award.

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Students Learning by Creating Digital Gifts

Teacher Reboot Camp

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. – Carl Jung.

Our Work is Our Message

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is adapted from BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning. Branding matters in the changing world of learning, fueled by powerful digital resources (Sheninger, 2014). It’s time to make a choice – define or be defined.

How Do We Make Homework Worth It?

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Matt Miller on episode 74 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Matt Miller @jmattmiller co-author of “Ditch that Homework” talks about homework. What does the research say?

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.

What every adaptive learning system should have

Neo LMS

Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. Recall the frustration of a gifted student who had learned a concept through their own reading, needing to curtail their enthusiasm during a particular lesson while the rest of the class caught up.

End The School Year Meaningfully! 15+ Ideas and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ” – Carl W. Buehner. Each year we say goodbye to a group of students we have forged relationships with and made an impression. The last few days of school, students and teachers feel restless as they anticipate ending the semester. As a teacher you may feel overwhelmed with what you have to accomplish before students leave. Students are anticipating the break.

Ten Quick Questions: A Fantastic, Free Mental Maths Tool.

EdTech4Beginners

Ten Quick Questions is a free program you can download on your computer. It looks quite dated, but is still an excellent tool to use in arithmetic sessions. After using it a few times, I noticed the quick impact it had on my pupils’ numeracy skills. How do I use Ten Quick Questions?

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Paul Solarz and His Student Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 73 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz has a student-centered classroom. His students do just about everything. No, he’s not lazy! The students have purpose and meaning.

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.

How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

Neo LMS

If you ever witnessed the process a newborn goes through while developing into a child you’ll probably agree that we humans are amazing creatures. Babies learn a tremendous amount of information about the surrounding world in the very first part of their lives.

The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. They correlate nicely with the Microsoft Office products we used for years and years. Google Drawings doesn’t fit into a nice, neat box like that. Here it is in a [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite google apps for education google drawings graphic organizers infographics visual notetaking

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Crystal Koenig on episode 72 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Crystal Koenig talks about Google Keep. She uses it to organize her students, clubs, and so many things.

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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.

How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Entrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality. Its roots are in practical instruction and business school curriculum operating as a trade or vocational school, supplying students with skills necessary to manage firms.

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An Innovative Way to Use Turnitin’s Revision Assistant

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m a fan of Turnitin’s Revision Assistant and have reviewed it in the past. Most schools use it to help students write and revise their essays with automated feedback from the program.

6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ed-tech tools need to make it easier for teachers to collect, access and use student data. Otherwise districts are wasting their money. The post 6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow appeared first on Market Brief.

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5 Ways to Energize Yourself for Great Teaching Every Day #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Mark Eichenlaub in episode 71 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Mark Eichenlaub @MarkWEichenlaub talk about taking care of a very important person in your classroom – YOU!

EdTech at School

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

The Best Teachers Teach from the Heart, Not From the Book

EdNews Daily

This is our seventh interview from our thought-leadership series with teachers who work at 51Talk. Please meet and learn from Serena Correnti. Serena, please tell us about your education background.

3 Webtools You Can Learn This Summer in “20 in 20”

Ask a Tech Teacher

This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). Tech-infused Class. Teach Writing with Tech. 20 Webtools in 20 Days (and the Structured Learning curriculum edition ).

Remixing traditional lessons with tech: a framework you can use

Ditch That Textbook

Many times, teachers try to bring technology into the classroom by “teching up” their old lessons. They hope that they’ll get big, lasting change from a little bit of tech fairy dust. Many times, it doesn’t change the overall learning experience much — and sometimes detracts from it. To really get the most out of [.]. Ed Tech cue bold edtech educational technology global connections google hangouts madeline hunter lesson plan skype

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

I’ll admit, some days I sit back and watch in amazement and find myself imitating the eye rolling emoji. “All Facebook Posts will be Made Public.” ” “Share this link and get a $50 Lowe’s Mother’s day Coupon.” ” “[Politician’s Name] Investigator Found Murdered in D.C. Suburb.” ” “Disney is giving away…Share this post to be entered to win.” ” (HA-HA! This makes me laugh out loud every time.).

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.

Google Classroom Now Available for After-School Programs

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Unconventional learning opportunities can now have the benefit of organization and collaboration tools. Classroom Digital Content

169 Tech Tip #17: No Excuse for Spelling Errors

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.

Anchor Charts and Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

I love anchor charts! They are so useful in any classroom, as they help make thinking visible. They can be wonderful supports when building new learning and gives the child something to “anchor” their learning when new concepts are introduced.

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