Sat.Dec 07, 2019 - Fri.Dec 13, 2019

Better Safe than Sorry: How to Teach the Basic Rules of Cybersecurity

EmergingEdTech

source: pixabay.com With the holiday season sure to place more devices in more young hands, this is a good time to take a fresh look at this important topic! – KW With hundreds of thousands of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention

Parents Don't Need to Be Coding Experts, Just Willing to Learn With Their Children

Edsurge

Michael, a 5-year-old boy, and his mother Sasha, a 40-year-old dance instructor, exchanged enthusiastic high fives. They were at a family coding event and had been working together to brainstorm an idea for a story, draw it on paper and try out different ways to recreate it using KIBO , a tangible robotics platform programmed using interlocking wooden blocks.

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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools

Neo LMS

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones — are becoming more and more popular among flight enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why. The thrill of being able to take amazing photos and stunning videos from above is what motivates most drone hobbyists. Drones have also been used for rescue missions, to survey crops, gather data for conservation, and will continue to improve over the years to be indispensable for many industries.

Education Technology Duality: Nouns, Verbs, and “Everything Just Works”

More Verbs

I write a lot about a learning-focused approach to education technology, including a Learning Technology Framework , an exploration of whether we are talking learning or talking technology , or imploring education technology leaders to focus on learning. This work is embodied by the phrase, “More Verbs, Fewer Nouns,” a request to focus more on what we want to do with technology (verbs) than on the tech itself (nouns).

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. Part of connecting and spreading the word of new posts, online conferences I’ve organized, online courses, Twitter chats, and other news is creating visuals to share online.

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5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Denis Sheeran on episode 590 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Part of being remarkable is that students believe your class and content applies to their life. On the 10 Minute Teacher, we want to help you be a more remarkable educator, so today, Denis Sheeran, author of Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons, shares five ways we can become more relevant in our classrooms today.

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued. For me, as a teacher, I am always happy with a gift certificate that works anywhere but there are time-proven ways to get more creative than a gift that sounds like “money” When I chat with teacher friends, here are the most popular gifts they’ve gotten over the years.

Engage Them in the First 5 Minutes! Bell-Ringers, Warm Ups, and Prompts!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As soon as students enter the classroom they can be engaged in learning. At my school we call these “to dos.” ” I have often heard these called bell ringers, warm ups, starters, and entrance tickets. The idea is to have a short 5 minute or less activity like a prompt that students are able to complete while you take care of attendance or get situated from the previous class.

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Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions

Neo LMS

E-learning has become an intricate part of education in general. However, there are categories of students who don’t have equal chances when it comes to accessing the Internet, which hinders their development and personal growth. Many developmental disabilities, for instance, affect the information processing and learning experience of children and teenagers.

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.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features. It syncs and works on all platforms. It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. Simply put, Adobe Premiere Rush leads my students to more professional video creation, faster.

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Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

To meet state and national requirements (and receive critical funding), schools must be open a minimum number of days each year. When dramatic weather hits — be it snow or violent storms or another emergency — it becomes impossible to reach the classroom. That means lesson plans aren’t completed, assessments aren’t taken, and kids don’t learn. There used to be no alternative but more and more, schools are using technology to keep the learning going.

Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task. While students are completing the task they are also explaining the learning with an audio recording.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

If you’ve ever found yourself in Baltimore and walked into Katie Dell’s classroom, you would see students personalizing their learning experience by choosing from an array of activities that are designed to help them work toward their learning goals. Dell’s classroom is a testament to the impact that powerful teaching and learning with technology is having in classrooms across the United States and Canada.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?

Kajeet

Is your school or school district budget being spent wisely? You’ve paid for students to have a 1:1 take-home device and you’ve paid for the necessary online tools your students need to learn and succeed. But how do you know if that budget is being used as you envisioned? Here’s another scenario: Students take their devices home and you hope they use this device for educational purposes only. But hope is a long way away from facts and data.

Where did Christmas Come From?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Watch this video and come away educated: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

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. One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others.

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Building the Connection Between Home and School — How Family Empowerment is Transforming Education

Education Elements

In an economically disadvantaged part of Charlotte, N.C., there is a public school with the highest percentage of Title 1 students in the district. Less than a mile away is a charter school that could have become its competition, luring away students and leaving the district school with fewer funds to tackle the same set of challenges. Across the country, that’s how district and charter relationships often play out. They are competitive, rather than collaborative.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

A Good Plan Requires Great Execution

A Principal's Reflections

When we think about change, more often than not, a plan is developed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal being improvement. The journey to improve is a process that requires various strategies that are aligned to a specific focus as outlined in a mission statement or vision document that describes the why. Most schools, districts, and organizations have both.

9 Touch Typing Programmes for Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the favorite topics on my blog is anything about keyboarding. Every time teachers think it’s been replaced by finger swiping or audio, it comes back full-steam as the obvious solution to coding or collaborative writing.

Lifelong Learning with Social Bookmarking Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way to inspire students to be lifelong learners is to teach them how to collect, categorize, curate, and tag resources with a social bookmarking tool or app. I have listed some of my favorites for students and teachers below. Social bookmarking makes research fun, engaging, and collaborative. Social bookmarking helps students visualize and personalize their learning in boards, magazines, or walls!

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Why this former school principal is igniting new social networks across Boston neighborhoods

The Christensen Institute

The term “social capital” is one popular way to describe the inherent value contained in social networks. But it can also suggest that our social networks are a fixed asset like a bank account. This can in turn imply that one’s network, or stock of social capital, needs to be carefully tended, sparingly spent down, and even sometimes outright hoarded.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Adam Welcome

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Adam Welcome , a father, educator, speaker, and writer. Adam has written three books– Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking , Run Like a PIRATE: Push Yourself to Get More Out of Life and Empower Our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More. In this episode, we discuss the changing roles of teachers and students in a time when students have unlimited access to information and resources online.

Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa. Imagine the look on your child’s face when they receive a personalized phone call from Santa with his or her name on it!

Detroit Teachers Serve As Models For Resilience And Results

Education Elements

A few years ago, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) took a big bet on talent. Despite the city’s legacy of divesting in educators, the District’s new leaders believed that Detroit teachers have the power to chart a new future for the city’s children.

How to make your own luck in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

“Build a better mousetrap,” a popular saying goes, “and the world will beat a path to your door.” Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple for many businesses in emerging economies. Constructing a successful business from the ground up can be a daunting task anywhere, but innovators in many emerging markets frequently face a particularly steep uphill battle.

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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.