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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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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.

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.

Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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?

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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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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]

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20 K-12 edtech predictions for 2020

eSchool News

We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2020.

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.