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Helping Teachers Be Their Best

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. With policymakers, district administrators, and teacher prep programs widely embracing coaching as a way to help teachers become more effective, the know-how on what makes a good coach is more important than ever.

Bridging the Gap: Graphic Novels and Reluctant Readers

EmergingEdTech

We live in a visual world where content, including educational content, is often consumed visually in the form of infographics, short videos, and yes, comics. It's no secret that graphic novels and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Comics and Cartooning Free Tools & Resources Making the case for Education Technologies Presentation tools Story Telling & Timelines

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How Do You Model Risk-Taking?

Tom Murray

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was looking back through my notes as I sat next to her in a post-observation meeting, about to give feedback on the lesson from the day before. Two days earlier, I had run our faculty meeting. As a principal early in my career, so many of these meetings looked the same. They were one directional and primarily used to disseminate important information, complemented with the occasional team discussion.

Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room. The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog career advice career in technology Coding Computer Science Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur game-based learning games gamification Startup women in tech

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.

Bridging the Gap in Rural Putnam County, Tennessee Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Putnam County, Tenn., with 23 schools spread across 400 square miles, we share many of the challenges faced by our fellow rural school districts nationwide, including inconsistent attendance, long commutes, and a high "mobility rate" - the rate at which students are moving in and out of the district. Previously, Putnam County teachers had been using more traditional, often low-tech teaching methodologies.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing.

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Neo LMS

Introversion is easily misunderstood; with disinterest, with being aloof, with not caring, even with being stupid. In a setting that was designed upon and promotes extroverted character traits — a school — introverted people have a hard time fitting in because of this misunderstanding of their character. Chances are, one in three (if not even one in two) students is introverted.

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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).

Here’s a Preview of January

Ask a Tech Teacher

H ere’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in January: Best-in-Class Resources Competition. Subscriber Special: January. Questions Parents Ask about Technology. MLK Lesson Plans. Free Webinar on Building Digital Citizens. How Cloud Computing is REvoluntionizing Education. Teaching Tolerance. Making Kindness Part of Your Classes. Trusted Tech Ed Advisors. Preparing HS Students for Cybersecurity Careers. Wearable Technology. These are all penciled in.

Get Your Free “Healthy Kids” Poster From Lysol

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Now is the time to prepare and plan ahead for cold and flu season. Helping children know how to stay safe from germs is part of our responsibility as teachers. Lysol is offering free classroom posters to help your students get and stay healthy. For your free poster, go to My Healthy Classroom and sign up now. Sign up to get my poster This post is sponsored by Lysol’s My Healthy Classroom Program.

If you want deeper learning…

Dangerously Irrelevant

… you must have deeper teaching. You can’t get to deeper learning with worksheets and end-of-chapter review questions. You can’t get to deeper learning with self-paced adaptive learning modules that emphasize facts and procedures. You can’t get to deeper learning with multiple-choice software and apps. You can’t get to deeper learning without actually changing day-to-day lessons and units.

How To Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

ViewSonic Education

Competitive video gaming has quickly risen to the ranks of "real sports" in many of the ways that count. These include big name sponsors, competitive pro leagues, college competitions and, in 2017, more global viewers than the 2016 NFL regular season. Esports is also big business, making money from investments, branding, advertising and media deals. The number of college scholarships and careers related to esports is also growing quickly.

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.

Guest post: Can Activity Trackers Help Keep Your Kids Healthy?

EdTech4Beginners

Any parent would want his or her kids to grow up healthy. This can be made possible using technology. The tech we are talking about here is the activity trackers. Activity trackers have always been used by adults who wish to stay in shape. There is no reason why they shouldn’t help kids maintain a healthy lifestyle too. In case you are wondering whether your kid can benefit from an activity tracker, read on to find the answer.

Ditch those resolutions! Creating meaningful goals that stick

Ditch That Textbook

The new year usually means a new set of resolutions. Goals that we set as we look for ways to be a better version of ourselves in the upcoming year. As teachers, we want to find ways to make the rest of the school year as exciting, engaging and efficient as we can for our […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech education educational technology goal-setting goal-setting in the classroom innovation resolutions

Unthoughtful consumption

Dangerously Irrelevant

We spent the last 200+ years (at least) pushing consumption models of learning on most of our students. We asked them to be passive recipients of whatever information came from the teacher or textbook. We gave them few opportunities to question the reliability or validity of the information that we spoon-fed them. We trusted that someone else did the filtering for us and them beforehand. And in many cases, we actually punished kids who dared to ask questions or present alternative viewpoints.

Top Posts of 2018

A Principal's Reflections

Get up and write! Well, this isn’t the saying that I abide by, but making the time to reflect and hammer away at the keyboard is something that I still consistently commit to doing. There are many reasons I continue to blog regularly, but the biggest is trying to add a practical lens to many of the ideas we either see or hear about on social media.

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.

In the News…2019

Tom Murray

January K12 Education Paves Its Own Path, District Administration Magazine, Link.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2018

Ditch That Textbook

That’s a wrap on 2018! As technology in the classroom continues to settle into the mainstream, we continue to see new players enter the space (like Wakelet, one I’m keeping my eye on). All the while, other mainstays like Google Classroom and Kahoot! continue to add new features and grow. Educators seem to have the […]. Ed Tech Teaching best of 2018 ditch that textbook ditchbook best posts

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late. But, what is blended learning?

Stop Copying and Pasting Messages on Facebook

Teacher Tech

Educate Yourself and Don’t Share Fake News Recently, Lisa Nielson shared a public service announcement on Facebook. She asked that you not share, or repost, information that you have not verified as being true and/or information that is not from a verified source. Sign of the Times? This is the current reality, adults copying and […]. The post Stop Copying and Pasting Messages on Facebook appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Online Resources fact checking

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!

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ ’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s […]. The post 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future appeared first on TeachThought.

As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate helped desegregate schools. Now she wants others to learn that history

The Hechinger Report

Leona Tate, 64, who helped to desegregate the Deep South when she was six years old. Gus Bennett/New Orleans People Project. NEW ORLEANS — Clutching a small purse, six-year-old Leona Tate walked into McDonogh 19 Elementary School here and helped to desegregate the South.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few decades, the average classroom has seen a shift from analog to digital technologies. From chalkboards to digital whiteboards (including ViewSonic’s ViewBoard ) and from notebooks to tablets, it has become clear that the very fabric of education has had to adapt to the times in order to keep students engaged and properly learning.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. There are also a lot of predictions about improving safety and security. Read on to see what’s in store for 2019… Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink.

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.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom. So I thought I’d gather twelve of them to start with. The idea […]. The post 12 Rules Of Great Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

We Can Do Lots More for Students with Dyslexia

MiddleWeb

Former special education teacher Cheryl Mizerny says the same techniques used to help kids with dyslexia succeed can benefit all students in the core subjects. Now an ELA educator, she highlights useful tools, instructional techniques, assessments, and SEL strategies. Inclusion It's Not Easy Being Tween assessing understanding Cheryl Mizerny dyslexia emotional support general education instructional materials instructional techniques special education

How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:05. Over the past several years, artificial intelligence transitioned from the movie screen to reality, and soon it will be everywhere. The ubiquity of AI across industries leads to two key points for K–12 schools. . First, K–12 schools should use current AI solutions to help with everything from classroom performance to network safety and monitoring.

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