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The Decade for Innovation in Education

Education Elements

What is the definition of innovation? It turns out that most people can’t agree. I’m not surprised! It’s one of those words we use so much, but we rarely pause to think about what it really means.

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Before authoring the book “Most Likely to Succeed,” and producing the popular documentary of the same name, Ted Dintersmith made his name as a venture capitalist.

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How Can Districts Support Classroom Coaching Throughout the School Year?

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.

Simple Exercise: Help Students Analyze Their Growth Over Time

Catlin Tucker

Students rarely recognize how much progress they are making over the course of a semester or school year. Their school days tend to be a blur of information, assignments, and activities.

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.

The Power of a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, Mrs. Grace Adkins, my 90 something-year-old mentor, took time to eat lunch with me at Dairy Queen in Camilla. She’s been on the podcast before.

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2020: A Clear Vision for Our Learners

User Generated Education

20/20 vision is a term for visual acuity in which the numerator refers to distance and the denominator refers to size. Visual acuity (VA) commonly refers to the clarity of vision. Vision is all about clarity. 20/20 vision is perfect, high-definition clarity. The question is: How clear is your vision?

How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

The CoolCatTeacher

Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before.

How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Listenwise is expanding into the elementary-grade market in response to demand from educators. The post How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog English language learning ESL listening literacy podcasts

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).

Top Posts of 2019

A Principal's Reflections

Well, another year of writing has passed, and it was a big one as 2019 marked ten years since I began my blogging journey. To still be churning out posts on a weekly basis is quite the accomplishment for a guy who never wrote nor intended to write for a public audience.

My 2019 Highlights

User Generated Education

The post is describes my 2019 Highlights. I did this for four main reasons: We, especially as teachers, should spend more time reflecting on what we are doing well – our accomplishments. Often, we don’t get the recognition we deserve.

30+ education sketchnotes for inspiration, ideas

Ditch That Textbook

Sketchnotes can capture your attention -- and capture an idea visually. They're a great way to communicate ideas. Here are 30 education sketchnotes to give you ideas and inspiration.When I scroll Twitter for new teaching ideas, a good sketchnote can stop me in my tracks. Maybe it's the color. Maybe it's how busy the image is. Maybe it's […]. The post 30+ education sketchnotes for inspiration, ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Creativity Ed Tech Teaching Uncategorized

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

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.

Teachers Work Too Hard Already. They Shouldn’t Teach SAT Prep.

EdNews Daily

School teachers work tirelessly to help kids develop as both students and young members of society. Is it fair to ask them to prepare students for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT? It’s no secret that teachers work hard.

OPINION: What if students returned to the same teachers the next year?

The Hechinger Report

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start the school year with all students “looping” into the rhythm of their classroom routines, with teachers already having a handle on every student’s strengths, struggles and home issues?

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Top 25 Education Sites & Apps For 2019

techlearning

This year's list includes a wide variety of educational sites and apps, from student response systems to curation tools to multimedia resources

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11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

TeachThought - Learn better.

In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy, it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. The post 11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Middle & High School Terry Heick Veteran Teacher

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.

3 New Google Sites Features

Teacher Tech

New Features in Google Sites As always, Google is always getting better. Google Sites is no exception. Some exciting new features have come to Google Sites recently. Sites is an easy way to create a website that integrates Google Drive documents. Simply double click and choose Drive files to embed.

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2020 Education Laws and Budget Proposals to Keep an Eye On

CUE

2020 brings new laws and budget proposals that impact education. Here are some highlights to be aware of and to watch. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office the California Budget continues to stay healthy with an anticipated $7 billion-dollar surplus for 2020-21.

ClipSafari - thousands of free clip art images

Educational Technology Guy

ClipSafari is a free online resource for clip art. It has thousands of images, free to use at any time. Most people don't realize that you can't just use any image you find on the internet without crediting it or paying for it. This site makes it easy to find free images.

Beyond Screen Time: Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Chip Donohue is the founding director of the Technology in Early Child Center at Erikson Institute, and a senior fellow at the Fred Rogers Center.

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!

My healthy living goals year-end reflection, with 5 key tips.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Back at the end of January, I shared my healthy living goals with a video. In summary, I was tracking: Workouts – minimum 20 min. of cardio, one strength and one stretch exercise. Intermittent Fasting – a 14 hour gap overnight (also known as time restricted eating).

3 Google Slides Features

Teacher Tech

3 Features in Google Slides Google Slides is a great platform for collaboration. Google Slides is Multi-Media This is a big deal! Multi-media increases student engagement, which matters for learning. Use the Insert menu to add Images, Text, Audio, or Video. You can add videos from Google Drive!

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Since many boys do not read teacher-privileged literary fiction texts at home, many of them classify themselves as non-readers. The post 4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Ideas

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse. Those building, funding and using edtech tools must similarly wrestle with these concerns.

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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.

Join The TeacherCast 90-Day Email Marketing Challenge!

TeacherCast

Are You Ready To Take The TeacherCast 90-Day Email Marketing Challenge? Welcome to the TeacherCast 90-Day Email Marketing Challenge! At this moment, I'm guessing you might fit into one of these categories: You have a great idea that you would like to get noticed by the educational community.

Why multimedia learning tools are a critical part of classrooms

eSchool News

Today’s educators are challenged with keeping students engaged in their learning to help them build the knowledge and employability skills they’ll need to be successful. But how do teachers accomplish this tall task and make learning irresistible?

Google Classroom: Duplicate the Tab

Teacher Tech

Duplicate Your Chrome Tab One of the joys of using cloud based products is that you can have the same document open multiple times. I find it very helpful to have the same Google Classroom class open in multiple tabs.