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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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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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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:

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Watch the Live Stream of My Lightening Talk on KQED’s MindShift FB Page

Catlin Tucker

On Monday, May 16th I will be delivering a Lightening Talk at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education on the future of reading and writing. My talk will explore how technology is creating a growing divide between the classroom and life beyond.

5 Ways to Personalize Wallpaper on 3 Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalizing a digital device with unique wallpaper is a great way to encourage students to take responsibility for their iPad, Chromebook, laptop, PC, or another digital device. Choose the one best-suited to your digital devices.

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

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.

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!

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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May–Military Appreciation Month–God Bless Our Soldiers

Ask a Tech Teacher

As many of you know, I have a daughter in the Navy and a son in the Army. I love them both and live every day worried. But through it all, I appreciate what they are doing to make America what so many need it to be. I love America. I love our military. I love my daughter and son.

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

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.

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!

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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6 Bad Reasons Teachers Assign Homework and Why Each One Sucks

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. I’ve ranted about the deleterious effects of traditional homework, in the past. Many education stakeholders, parents and educators alike, agree with me. Yet the crazy assignments continue to invade children’s homes daily.

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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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EdTech at School

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