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4 tips to live by on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Thousands and thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. Of course, it’s not the app that helps them grow. It’s the connections, ideas and people that they find there. I’m the same way. I very proudly claim that Twitter saved my teaching career. It […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod teacher twitter twitter for teachers twitter in education twitter tips for teachers

How Math Education Can Catch Up to the 21st Century

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “ The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”. Through a series of satirical lectures, Pediwell (or the actual author, education professor Harold R. Benjamin ) describes a Paleolithic curriculum that includes lessons in grabbing fish with your bare hands and scaring saber-toothed tigers with fire.

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InsertLearning: Transform Any Web Page into an Interactive Lesson

Catlin Tucker

I frequently use online articles and resources with my students to supplement our curriculum. I want them reading, thinking about, and discussing hot topics that impact their lives; however, engaging students around online articles hasn’t always been easy. InsertLearning has developed a Chrome Extension that makes it possible to transform any web page into an interactive lesson.

Superhero Activities to Empower Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble” – May Parker, Spider-Man 2. Every student can find a superhero to admire and learn from. Superheroes help empower students to be brave enough to stand up for what they believe is the right thing to do. This is especially important now, because our students connect with a large audience on the Internet and need to make better choices.

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.

6 new ways to play a Quizlet Live game

Ditch That Textbook

Quizlet Live can make studying come alive for students -- and collaboratively! Try some of these new twists on it in your classroom. This post is written by Patrick McMillan, a fifth through eighth grade Latin teacher and tech coach from St. Gregory the Great School in Williamsville, New York. Find him on Twitter at […]. Ed Tech fun ways to play quizlet live new ways to play quizlet live quizlet live alternatives

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Cognitive Flexibility: Paving the Way For Learner Success

A Principal's Reflections

A few years back the World Economic Forum came out with an article titled The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The opening two paragraphs sum up the point of the piece nicely: By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology, and genomics. These developments will transform the way we live, and the way we work.

What To Do When Someone Hates You

The CoolCatTeacher

You Can Overcome From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” ” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there. But how do you respond when that criticism turns to hatred? Listen to This Blog Post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW

Ditch That Textbook

Low-prep doesn’t have to mean less learning. Technology allows us to be more efficient and effective in the classroom in many ways. When we focus on sound teaching and learning, we can do high-quality learning in less time — AND take less time to prepare for it! Here are several ideas that take little to […]. Ed Tech low-prep classroom ideas low-prep teaching activities productivity ideas for teachers teacher time savers

Clutch Prep: When You Need Help With a Class You Must Pass

Ask a Tech Teacher

Clutch Prep calls themselves “the video version of textbooks” but really, that doesn’t give you the full flavor of what they offer. Their academic how-to videos are textbook-specific so you pick the ones used in your classes, even by your teacher. Videos cover each chapter and can be used as a preview or review. Practice questions monitor understanding to see if you’re ready for summative tests. Answers include an explanation of how to reach the correct answer.

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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).

How This Educator Makes Extra Money Teaching From Home

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Jessica Simpson’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. Jessica, can you please tell us what you do? What is your education background? My name is Jessica Simpson, I am an ESL teacher for 51 Talk/HAWO. I graduated from Pittsburgh State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Early/Late Childhood Education.

Global Schools Network to Launch

Battelle for Kids

Five years ago I spent a few days working in a small neighborhood school in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The kids were bright and happy. The teachers engaged and passionate about learning. The rooms were filled with desks, chairs, tables, pencils, and books - the usual trappings of learning. On the ground floor, a computer lab filled with shiny equipment saw overflow business. P21 Blog

Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared. Learning from others. We can get the same attraction when we do collaborative learning in the classroom. Google Slides makes this possible. Really easy and quick, too. By creating a slide presentation and […]. Ed Tech collaborative slide presentations shared google slides shared presentation activity student collaboration digital ideas

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How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

With summer fast approaching all over the Northern Hemisphere, kids are eager for time away from teachers, textbooks, and To-do lists. In Ireland, Italy, Greece, Russia, and other Eurasian nations, summer vacation lasts about three months. In Australia, Britain, The Netherlands, Canada, and Germany, it’s six to eight weeks. American students get roughly ten weeks. While kids celebrate, teachers and parents worry students will lose their academic edge. It turns out that concern is valid.

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.

The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. Thanks for the hundreds of responses I got from you all! . The questions asked were: How much do you use technology with your class? What is your favourite educational app? What is your favourite educational website? Do you think educational technology accelerates learning? Do you worry about using educational technology in lessons?

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Making Bold Changes Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Harrisburg we have been implementing personalized learning for a little over 5 years. In our 5 years of implementation we have learned a ton and have started to create a solid roll out plan: Personalized Learning Classrooms

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts on episode 300 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month. From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer Tech Camp Survival Kit. From Ask a Tech Teacher. Are you teaching a Summer Tech Camp to Kids? We have the solution: Build Your Own Adventure. 230 value for $179. If you’re teaching Summer Tech Camp, it can be daunting. What do you teach? How do you do it? What’s the best way to keep students motivated and involved without letting them play games all day? We have you covered. Weeks: 3 weeks (can be repeated).

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.

Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? Do you understand your goals and your expected learner outcomes? In this webinar, Patti Constantakis and Christina Luke from Digital Promise discuss the ways the Digital Promise Edtech Pilot Framework can be used when piloting new technology products.

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Global Competency: Why Does it Matter?

Battelle for Kids

Happy Skills for Today Week! The DC Public Schools (DCPS) Global Education team has been excited to spend the week celebrating the many ways we can empower our students to be prepared for success in college, career and life—and for us, a big part of preparing for that success means preparing to be globally competent. As a district, we’ve invested in many of the skills highlighted this week, from early learning to out of school (beyond school) time.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen Now.

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Education Leaders Want Ed-Tech Tools that Provide User-Friendly Data

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education leaders at the ASU+GSV conference this year described being awash in data, but unable to pull relevant insights from what they collect. The post Education Leaders Want Ed-Tech Tools that Provide User-Friendly Data appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog #asugsv18 Blended Learning Data Event: ASU GSV Summit Games / Apps predictive analytics technology gap

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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!

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

In my last blog on augmented reality I bemoaned the overly enthusiastic predictions that AR will revolutionize the classroom. As a counterpoint, and in the interest of fairness, I thought today I’d share with you a couple of ways teachers are using the technology to great effect in real-world classrooms. Any research on AR in the classroom quickly reveals an abundance of products, and a dearth of real-world applications.

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Skills For Today Week Celebrates 21C Learning

Battelle for Kids

P21, like all mission-driven organizations, operates under certain core beliefs. P21 Blog

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer on episode 298 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jonathan Thomas-Palmer teaches physics. Students start with a zero and level up as they use videos, one on one help, and game-based mastery to master physics. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course.

Announcing the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

Doug Levin

I’m pleased to announce the beta launch of the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center at: [link] : The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center website will be the new home of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map and related cybersecurity resources and commentary that has been published on this website. Over the coming days and weeks as cybersecurity resources are migrated to their new home, visitors will be redirected to the new site – and what is now legacy content on this site will be removed.

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.

How single parents can help their kids find fun, educational online activities

Neo LMS

Helping kids find safe activities online isn’t always easy; these days, with social media and social gaming, it can be difficult to find kid-friendly spots on the internet. Yet there are so many fun and educational apps and websites that your child could be taking advantage of, it seems a waste to prevent young people from enjoying them. Many parents have found that especially on rainy days it’s hard to keep little ones entertained and happy, which can lead to stress for everyone.

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Questions to Ask if You're Worried About Student Data

Education Elements

Last week I heard a district leader say, “In God We Trust - everyone else, bring data.” I chuckled - because we talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to data. In the same breath we demand “data driven instruction” instruction in our classrooms but it’s also clear that we don’t understand (and many times don’t trust) the technology that captures this very data needed to drive instruction.

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha Shipley on episode 299 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Engage parents any time of the year with these strategies. Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. You can do this any time of the school year. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

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