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Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators.

End of Year Maintenance: 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year.

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Four principles for designing the future of teaching in 2020

The Christensen Institute

When I started my career in education as a middle school math teacher, the work often felt overwhelming. Delivering excellent instruction day-to-day was itself a major endeavor. But even when my classes and lessons went well, they never felt like enough.

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Kelly Christopherson has taught for twenty-five years and has been helping educators use to level up their learning for most of that time.

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.

Embarking on the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Journey

Digital Promise

Rollout is an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, as students receive their devices for the school year.

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Considering Collaboration? Answer These 4 Questions First

Education Elements

A few years ago I found myself in the middle of an aisle at the home improvement store acquiring some tools I needed for a job around the house. In the moment, I didn’t make the connection to my classroom, but I later realized how I don’t usually go to the store to buy tools that I don’t need.

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How to Help Everybody Do Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Vanessa Vakharia gives us the language to help kids overcome adversity in learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning can be hard. Many students struggle.

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End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year.

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. A digital portfolio allows students to upload and keep a record of work over time and share this work with family members and school staff regularly.

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.

Empowering Community Perspectives in Evaluation Research

Digital Promise

What is equitable evaluation? As funders, government agencies, and service providers become increasingly focused on program evaluation results to make evidence-based decisions, evaluators and other researchers seek to answer this question.

How to Talk to Your Students About the Deep Fake

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Chelsey Greer shares her technique From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Videos can be faked just like pictures can be faked. Understanding this disturbing phenomenon is vital to the future of any stable country.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 16 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year.

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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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 Can Districts Set Up Classroom Coaching for Success?

Digital Promise

Districts are increasingly investing in coaching programs to improve teacher practice and student outcomes. However, merely providing schools with the funding for a coaching position is not enough.

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Joyner on episode 594 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand.

13 Holiday Websites and 9 Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Holiday Crossword. Holiday Elf Games. Holiday Hangman II.

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter ( @ShellTerrell ) and on this blog.

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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.

Chasing financial inclusion is a red herring—economic inclusion should be the goal

The Christensen Institute

The incessant quest to achieve financial inclusion—often measured by number of bank accounts open—for the almost two billion people who currently lack access is futile, so long as people remain trapped in a cycle of poverty and low productivity.

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. Today, he shares five random but very helpful teacher hacks.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When I began speaking ten years ago, almost all of my keynotes and presentations consisted of me just speaking at the audience. I was still a high school principal and not a trained speaker and presenter.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

For effective learning, teach students how to learn

Neo LMS

I have this recurring dream in which I need to take my final high school exams again. The clock is ticking, my mind is blank, and the words on paper don’t make any sense. I am now in my late twenties! We can all empathize with the many students sitting through exams today.

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Congratulations, Dr. Sobel!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I graduated another doctoral advisee this past Saturday. Woo hoo! A hearty congratulations to Dr. Sobel – and thanks for maybe being my easiest doc student ever! Go forth and (continue to) do amazing things! No related posts. Miscellaneous graduation

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To build a new market, overcome these 4 barriers

The Christensen Institute

Here at the Christensen Institute, we recently began a research project to better understand what makes successful market- creating innovations so that we may guide entrepreneurs and investors.

Motivate Students with Digital Badges

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Motivate students with digital badges. The Mac Arthur Foundation defines a digital badge as “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online.

EdTech at School

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