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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology.

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A Principal's Reflections

As an identical twin it was always a challenge going through school. Initially my brother and I had to deal with the fact that our teachers could not tell us apart. My grandmother rectified this problem by outfitting each of us with belts that had our first initial on them.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Finally”, you thought, “some fun in class!”

A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom!

Kleinspiration

I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos.

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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.

How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Maiers on episode 41 of the 10-Minute Teacher #MondayMotivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?”

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Competency-based learning: the ultimate student-centered education

Neo LMS

Going to college and getting a degree used to be equal to having greater chances at a better life. But life doesn’t come with any guarantees. The economy is always shifting, so long-term plans like pursuing a college degree need more flexibility than ever.

How This Teacher Took A Risk And Found Happiness In Her Work

EdNews Daily

This is our fifth interview from our thought-leadership series from teachers who work at 51Talk. Elizabeth, please tell us about your education background.

Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration.

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Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

Go Noodle is a great website which encourages your students to be active. Have a look at my quick video tutorial on how to navigate the site: My students absolutely loved it! Have you used Go Noodle? What did your class think? Let me know by commenting below.

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.

Developing a Vision for the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a rural district in central California that is widely recognized as a national leader in competency-based education. LUSD was recently named one of the top 30 districts worth visiting nationwide.

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The Many Benefits of Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

This is our sixth interview from our thought-leadership series with teachers who work at 51Talk. Tequesta, please tell us about your education background. I graduated from Everest University, Tampa, Florida, where I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 44 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management.

Culture in the Classroom: Replacing Misrepresentation with Authenticity

Battelle for Kids

On an elementary school walk-through last fall, a colleague and I encountered a bulletin board ostensibly demonstrating students’ learning through crude drawings of European pilgrims and Native Americans. Each drawing included a short narrative about the experiences of that group during Westward Expansion. I saw my colleague, who is Osage, stop dead in her tracks.

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.

UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA.

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Is Communications the Secret Sauce for Innovation?

Education Elements

Over the past several years, our organizations have been deeply involved in the national movement towards blended and personalized learning, both as implementation experts and catalysts for innovation. We have engaged with hundreds of districts between us and have witnessed a broad range of schools working to shift instructional practice to be more student-centered, data-driven, and mastery-based. What is the surprising “secret sauce” of their success? Communications.

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10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What an incredible month! We’ve released forty-five shows since launch day on February 1! It is hard to comprehend that more than 34K downloads have happened in 113 countries!

Technology and Explanation in Modern Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s guest writer is Finja Kruse, a teacher experienced in different educational tools and engaged in creative writing activities in school. You can contact her via LinkedIn.

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.

Tales from the Road: Highlights from a Tour of Districts in the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools team had the opportunity to visit multiple districts in the first quarter of 2017 — and we have so much more to see! While the highlights of each of these visits are vast, below are five amazing schools we visited in League districts that are educating students in creative, forward-thinking ways. Mentor Public Schools – Mentor, OH. Mentor Public Schools has a school dedicated to serving students with autism.

Networking Pays Off for Education Startups at SXSWedu

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Popular conference SXSWedu provides huge opportunities for companies seeking to make important contacts--if they understand the rules. The post Networking Pays Off for Education Startups at SXSWedu appeared first on Market Brief.

5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with TW Williamson from Taiwan on The 10-Minute Teacher #45 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today TW Williamson @tww00 an educator in Taiwan, shares his story of global collaboration and connection with US teacher Annette Lang.

169 Tech Tip #10: How to Undelete with 2 Keystrokes

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.

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EdTech at School

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

Transforming Educator Practice through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

In the ever-evolving classroom environment, we as educators must constantly refine and adapt our practice to meet the needs of every student. Whether through Pinterest boards, YouTube lesson demos, or conversations with colleagues in the faculty lounge, I find myself and my fellow teachers increasingly turning to informal, unconventional methods to develop and hone our craft.

5 Do's and Don'ts for a Chromebook Rollout

EdTech Magazine

By Heather B. Hayes Use these tips to smoothly deploy newly purchased devices. Hardware Notebooks

Introducing the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

Doug Levin

There remains much folklore about the practice, promise, and potential of using technology in K-12 education. With our eyes trained to the digital heavens, it can be easy to gloss over the more profane and earthly issues of budgets, implementation, and tradeoffs (intended or otherwise) in increasingly embracing technology for teaching, learning, assessment, and school operations.

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4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

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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.

3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom

EdTechTeacher

In social studies classrooms around the world, teachers use documents and images as a daily part of their curriculum. History is built on the anal ysis of first hand accounts. The interpretation of the meaning behind the words and images is archived for modern day historians to retell stories.

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Teachers Use Flipped Classroom Tech to Make the Most of Student-Teacher Time

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson The innovative learning model involves making videos for students to view at home, so class time is spent interacting. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Distance Learning Internet Lecture Capture Online Learning Online Video

Open Education Week

K12 Open Ed

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. There is a big slate of resources and events happening this week. And check out our curated list of K-12 open education resources here. Uncategorized OER openeducationwk