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5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

The Journal

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem

How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: How do I teach my state/national/international curriculum using technology? When I first addressed this issue about fifteen years ago, there weren’t any tools to make this happen.

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STEM can be fun, just do this.

The CoolCatTeacher

8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.

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Goal: Let Students Know You Care in a Letter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” ” – Henry Brooks Adams.

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.

Interactive Whiteboards Facing Steep Decline Globally

The Journal

Global sales of interactive whiteboards are facing a steep decline in the next decade, according to a new market report published by Future Market Insights, a U.K.-based based research firm

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7 Tips for Teachers Who Have No Interest in Coding

The CoolCatTeacher

21st Century Skills Made Simple From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Grant Smith helps teachers learn to code. Surprisingly, he says that teachers have less to learn about teaching coding than programmers do!

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Approaching Marginalized Populations from an Asset Rather Than a Deficit Model of Education

User Generated Education

Too often marginalized populations (e.g., some populations of people of color, students from lower economic communities) are approached with a deficit model.

Seal of Privacy: Building a 'Trusted Learning Environment'

The Journal

While the e-learning shift in education holds the promise to accelerate student success, school system leaders are faced with increased responsibility. Chief among those challenges: managing student data and security — and doing so with limited time and resources

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A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. Just a few years ago it would have been near impossible to predict some of the paradigm shifts we have experienced.

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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.

Conversations Instead of Grades

Catlin Tucker

At the start of this year, I wrote a blog titled “ Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook ,” which detailed my desire to rethink assessment in my classroom.

Why you should focus on visual elements when selecting an LMS

Neo LMS

When I was in middle-school, I was always most excited about my painting class. Now, I wasn’t any small Picasso; on the contrary. Both myself and my teacher were quite aware of my lack of talent, but it made me really happy to play with colors.

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ReadWorks Offers Free Summer Reading Packets Online

The Journal

ReadWorks, a provider of reading comprehension curricula, is producing free summer reading packets for K-12 students

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Goal: Seek Feedback from Your Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “It It seems that teachers and students can be blithely, blissfully unaware that they have different interpretations for the things being said in class.

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.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. It has such great potential for use in schools to support education and share learning. How do you ‘Go Live?’ ’ It is very easy to do.

7 big Google changes and how they help educators

Ditch That Textbook

Tens of millions of students and teachers worldwide use Google tools in the classroom. Students are creating and collaborating, researching and sharing. Teachers are managing more efficient digital classes and offering more engaging, thought-provoking learning opportunities.

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NComputing Launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome App, Offering Windows

The Journal

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, paving the way for American schools to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ” – Milton Olson. Google Hangouts is a great web tool and mobile app for learners to collaborate.

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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.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. It has such great potential for use in schools to support education and share learning. How do you ‘Go Live?’ ’ It is very easy to do.

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usually end up at voice mail.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

The Journal

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors

A Class Finale They Won’t Forget! 18+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ” – Carl W. Buehner. Many teachers will soon say bye to their learners. In the few days you have left with your learners take the opportunity to leave them with fond memories and knowing you believe in them. This may be difficult, especially when your students are restless.

EdTech at School

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

Don’t Just Put Amazing Work On The Classroom Wall, Share It Online.

EdTech4Beginners

Sway.com is a fantastic website / App by Microsoft, in which interactive presentations / videos can be created. It is the perfect tool to collate scans/photos of student’s work and display them on the World Wide Web!

10 Spreadsheet Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top ten spreadsheet tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers. Many are for Excel–just adapt them to Google Sheets if that’s your school program. Most are free lesson plans: #79: Excel Turns Data Into Information. #74: 74: Mastering Excel (for Beginners). #73:

Hiring Experts Still Mostly Boggled by Digital Credentials

The Journal

The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic.

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What Do We Do About Stress and the Modern Student?

Chalkup

This essay comes from our four-part email series on student stress and time management in the 21st century. Get the whole series delivered to your inbox here. Essay #1: Understanding the Stress. Stories like this are not uncommon.

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.

Don’t Just Put Amazing Work On The Classroom Wall, Share It Online.

EdTech4Beginners

Sway.com is a fantastic website / App by Microsoft, in which interactive presentations / videos can be created. It is the perfect tool to collate scans/photos of student’s work and display them on the World Wide Web!

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of my favorite classroom management tools is Turnitin, especially with the addition of Revision Assistant –one of the most comprehensive virtual writing assistants available to students (here’s my review of Revision Assistant ). Well, now Turnitin has launched Feedback Studio.

Speakaboos Reading App Hits the Market

The Journal

Speakaboos, the New York-based ed tech company that promotes learning and reading through interactive, kid-friendly media, has launched a national marketing campaign for its multi-platform reading app for children ages 2 to 6