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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.

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.

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.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2019

Neo LMS

Dear fellow teachers, We have reached the end of another year and you probably had a busy time, especially these past weeks.

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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.

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.

Happy New Year!

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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?

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.

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.

Coding With Young Learners

iTeach with iPads

I’m often asked about coding with young learners. Is it appropriate? Is it too difficult? When done well, it is both appropriate and fun for young children to dive into the coding world. Coding is a basic literacy in our digital age; and just like reading and writing, it is best to start early.

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

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.

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.

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.

Coding With Young Learners

iTeach with iPads

I’m often asked about coding with young learners. Is it appropriate? Is it too difficult? When done well, it is both appropriate and fun for young children to dive into the coding world. Coding is a basic literacy in our digital age; and just like reading and writing, it is best to start early.

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.

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

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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.

Mark Your Calendars: 70+ US K-12 Education Events to See in 2020

Edsurge

Welcome to a new year and a new decade. And if your next escapade involves seeing, doing and learning, there’s plenty for you in 2020 at the many K-12 education conferences that dot the country.

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.

The Greatness [A Decade In Review]

The Jose Vilson

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

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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.

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.

Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. In 2005, Sal Khan founded Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit where is now CEO, and in 2014 he founded the Khan Lab School. Stay tuned for other reflections in the coming weeks.

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

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?

EdTech at School

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