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5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on November 25, 2019, in Education Technology. A sense of security is something usually unseen yet it’s paramount to a great learning experience.

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Designing School for Human Flourishing & Thriving Democracy

Education Elements

After interviewing hundreds of parents, teachers, and students across the country, we’ve found almost everyone wants the same things for the kids they care about.

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Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. You can find the most recent edition here. What does the lesson that teaches you to ride a bicycle look like? How would an effective worksheet to prepare you to ride the bicycle be structured? .

How to Teach Social Emotional Learning with the Arts (aka SEAL)

The CoolCatTeacher

Elizabeth Peterson on episode 604 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Peterson was learning about SEL and as an art teacher, she knew she could teach Social Emotional Learning with the arts. So, she did. Then, she called it SEAL.

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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.

Becoming a Teacher Leader With Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a classroom teacher, I have always kept a bright orange poster on display that asks students two critical questions: Do you know it? Can you show it? If a student can answer a resounding YES to both questions, that student is able to make progress as a learner.

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What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class?

Catlin Tucker

Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? I get asked this question frequently as a blended learning coach. My answer is a resounding “Yes!”

6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Communication can be challenging for many who feel invisible. In today’s show, Dr. William Lane offers encouragement for those who struggle to communicate.

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Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

Cash transfers to the poor won’t solve poverty

The Christensen Institute

In July of 2017, I was invited by a prominent development organization to a convening on cash transfer programs. In global development, cash transfers typically describe direct payments that donor organizations or governments make to the poor, often with no strings attached.

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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.

Subscriber Special: 15% Discount Sitewide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month, take your pick: January 15th-18th: 15% Discount Sitewide on. Structured Learning.net. Code: HAPPYHOLIDAY15. Lesson plans Subscriber special

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

Neo LMS

The educational world has never been more dynamic. Established teaching practices are being transformed by the continuous advancements of education technologies.

Removing the Stigma of Observations

A Principal's Reflections

As a teacher, I always dreaded observations early in my career. It wasn’t because I didn’t find them valuable or was torn apart. On the contrary, I found them to be an excellent opportunity to see how I was doing.

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.

169 Tech Tip #81 My Pic’s a BMP and I need a JPG

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach.

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Cutting-edge tech is exciting, but innovations don’t need to be flashy to be impactful

The Christensen Institute

175,000 journalists and tech industry professionals descended on Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month for CES , the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. The annual event, which started in 1967, has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in technological innovation. .

Going On A STEM-Maker Journey WITH My Students

User Generated Education

Last semester, I worked with a few high school students to create a project for the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Being a learner-centric, process-oriented educator (hence, the name of my blog – User Generated Education), I embraced the following practices during this project.

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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.

10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Pieratt on episode 605 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool. Today’s show gives us ideas for where we can find new and innovative project ideas and create them ourselves.

What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

In a blog post last fall, I called out an inconvenient truth facing K–12 blended learning. Blended learning still falls short as an effective, reliable, and convenient means to boost student learning. Those shortcomings keep it from becoming the norm across K–12 schools.

Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

“People can’t only design with their heads. They have to do it with their hands, too.” ” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

Most students feel stressed at times in class, but some might be more vulnerable to stress than others. When stress builds up to severe levels for a child, they may be at risk to develop toxic stress—which can have lasting effects on their social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.

Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

iTeach with iPads

A greater focus has been placed on our environment in recent years. We hear the terms sustainability, climate crisis, global warming, carbon footprint, hazardous waste, greenhouse effect, and more…all aimed at raising awareness.

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A better way to judge value in higher ed regulations

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times piece in which he vented about the lobbyists that hold government accountability at bay on behalf of the nation’s colleges and universities, Kevin Carey took note of a specific provision in a proposed new version of the Higher Education Act.

Clarifying and Strengthening the 5Rs

Iterating Toward Openness

Despite my best efforts, I spent much of the recent holiday break thinking about the eviscerated definition of OER in the final version of the UNESCO OER Recommendation.

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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.