Sat.Sep 24, 2016 - Fri.Sep 30, 2016

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

a Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A secret to great teaching is to understand what students know.

Using WSQ forms to improve impact of Flipped Classroom tasks

Neo LMS

Ian Simpson is Head of Computer Science and ICT at St Louis School of Milan, Italy. He is passionate about using educational technology to improve outcomes for both students and teachers in all subject areas and in collaborating with other international educators through social media.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand.

New from Turnitin: iPad app for Feedback Studio

Ask a Tech Teacher

With all the time students and teachers are spending with iPads, Turnitin Feedback Studio ‘s new iPad app is a welcome addition to their toolkits. Students can submit papers, analyze similarity reports (to check for originality), and review instructor feedback on the go.

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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.

If Some High-Poverty Schools Do Well, Can All?

The CoolCatTeacher

Anael Alston talks about what really turns schools around From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today we’re talking to Dr. Anael Alston about specific issues with high-poverty schools.

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CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Recently, I was talking with my friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth about the shifting definition of literacy and how we are all teachers of literacy.

Headwinds or tailwinds?

Dangerously Irrelevant

David Brooks said over at the New York Times : The crucial social divide today is between those who feel the core trends of the global, information-age economy as tailwinds at their backs and those who feel them as headwinds in their face. And that’s really it, isn’t it?

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How to Really Use Data With Students

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Several years ago I co-taught a reading class for students, who were three or more grade levels below their peers, based on some data. Within the class, reading abilities ranged significantly. Our “lowest” students were not progressing at an acceptable rate.

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Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!

EdTech4Beginners

“Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!” ” These were the sounds that could be heard in my classroom when we tried Google Expeditions this week! What is it?

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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.

Goal: Introduce Us to Your School

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” ” – Scott Hayden.

169 Tips That Easily and Quickly Integrate Tech into Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

A decade ago, in an effort to buttress technology prowess in my classes and with colleagues, I started tracking how often I got the same tech questions from students, teachers, and even parents. Turns out, 70% of the time, it was the same finite group of problems.

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There’s No Comprehension without Picturing: Visual and Digital Comprehension Strategies for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

“Don’t just give them the tool and walk away,” says Shannon Sims, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Mockingbird Education.

Popular vs Effective

A Principal's Reflections

“Effective leadership is not about speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker There is always an innate desire to be popular. Chalk this up to human nature, right or wrong. Our culture idolizes movie stars, musicians, and professional athletes.

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.

Peak Me!

Education Elements

How do I stay ahead of the game consistently and constantly? This question is probably the most frequently asked question by those that are operating at their peak in any profession. Though there are many books, a lot of advice and much research conducted about human development and personal growth, very little has been published or discussed on how or what we need to do to sustain peak performance levels. Leaders Inspiration

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14 Websites That Will Excite Students About Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most teachers I know accept that their classes must be technology-infused. Many think that means replacing traditional tools with the tech version (for example, instead of creating a big bulky poster, use a virtual poster like Glogster).

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An exciting lesson exploring GPS and geo-tagging.

EdTech4Beginners

As part of our ICT curriculum, we cover the global positioning system (GPS) and geo-tagging. In simple terms, these are markers of the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of where you are in the world. Image courtesy of figonet.com. How do you find out your current GPS coordinates?

Getting Ready to Tell the Story

Digital Promise

El Paso Independent School District is getting ready to share its story. Five middle schools in the district are part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools’ (VILS) third cohort. This year, these schools are embarking on an exciting and challenging journey.

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.

One Nice Thing.

Tom Murray

I’m amazingly blessed. My daughter attends an incredible public school district with dynamic leaders, and is in a first grade classroom with an amazingly talented teacher who truly loves and cares about the kids she serves. As two educators, my wife and I couldn’t ask for more for our own child.

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The hidden goal that XQ winners share: relationships

The Christensen Institute

This month, U.S. high schools got a healthy dose of innovation investment—the XQ Super School project announced 10 winners, each of which will receive $10 million to support their efforts to reinvent high school.

Guest Blog Post: How to choose the perfect app for your child.

EdTech4Beginners

As we all know, in the past, mobile phones and tablets have been banned in classrooms. However now, with the expansion of technology, it has become an integral part of our lives and also education. Image courtesy of Chrysalis-school.com. And it is just the beginning.

Deep learning with Google tools: 20 ideas

Ditch That Textbook

It’s so easy (maybe too easy) to do shallow, superficial work with Google tools. One one day, we’ll do this activity. The next day, we’ll use a different tool to do a different one. What if we want to investigate a topic thoroughly instead of going “a mile wide and an inch deep”? Google’s got [.]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google classroom google docs google slides

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EdTech at School

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

3 Technology Benefits for Homeschoolers

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the wonderful Ask a Tech Teacher contributers, Jenny Wise, is a busy homeschooler who suggested I publish an article about the benefits of technology for the homeschooler.

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

The idea behind Project Ara was simple: when an improvement in a phone component, say the camera, would become available, instead of having to buy a new phone, users could swap in a new module.

Ed-Tech Product Implementation in Schools Critical to Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

One of the most important things I’ve learned after two years in the K-12 product space (and trust me, there have been many lessons): Implementation of an ed-tech tool is key. If you want schools to successfully adopt your product, you must have a well-crafted, thoughtful implementation strategy. The discussion at a recent EdSurge summit in Oakland, Calif., really drove this point home. I was attending the summit with other ed-tech startups and school district leaders.

What Is on the Horizon for Education Technology?

EdTech Magazine

By David Andrade Report outlines important tech issues facing school districts. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content STEM

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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.

Cognitive Science and a Personalized Learning Schema

Education Elements

It must be hard to be a cognitive scientist. You spend considerable time meticulously conducting research, designing experiments, summarizing findings, and publishing your work, all in the noble pursuit of furthering human understanding of how the mind works. But that's not enough. In fact, that’s the easy part. The hard part: getting millions of teachers (there are 3.4 million in the U.S. alone) to. Personalized Learning Cognition

Poverty versus prosperity: focus matters

The Christensen Institute

“The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.” – American physicist, historian, and author, Thomas Kuhn. Many books have been written about the severity of global poverty and the need to alleviate, fight, and ultimately eradicate it.

New STEM Early Learning Website Provides Teacher Resources

Waterford

The Office of Innovation and Improvement ( OII ) has created a new website dedicated to early STEM education that summarizes its activities and provides convenient access to the tip sheets, archived webinars, lists of STEM commitments, and many other materials.

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