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How to Design Online Courses That Are Full of Surprises

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, “Any suggestions for ‘mixing it up’ in asynchronous online courses?” —An An online educator It is a paradox.

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Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Written words are motionless and unremarkable when approached by human eyes. They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. It’s terribly boring for children, honestly, and that’s why we have picture books.

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How Effective for learning are the Ed Tech Apps we Use?

techlearning

As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. Growth is particularly high in web-based devices.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here!

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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.

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Neo LMS

The interactive smart board is substituting the hanging projector in many schools across the United States. Bringing smart board technology into the classroom can enhance school curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun activity.

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New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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Giving students a V.O.I.C.E. in your classroom

Neo LMS

Look around you! Everything is constantly on the move, changing rapidly, adapting to new needs and contexts of life. But what happened to teaching and learning? These concepts seem to be stuck somewhere in time not being able to fit our reality.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

It’s no secret that higher education is changing and that the way students are consuming education is evolving along with it.

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.

Failing our students

Dangerously Irrelevant

If our students get a good grade in government class but leave class as apathetic, uninvolved future citizens… we have failed. If our students pass the state reading test but never voluntarily read a book … we have failed.

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Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Lauren Harris on episode 533 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math teacher Lauren Harris had a problem. Students weren’t remembering important concepts from the previous year that she knew she had taught. How could she help students remember?

Understanding the Rising Phenomenon of Esports and Its Embrace by Schools

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Esports is generating huge revenue worldwide and being adopted as varsity sports by school districts. It's a trend to watch. The post Understanding the Rising Phenomenon of Esports and Its Embrace by Schools appeared first on Market Brief.

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3 powerful lesson plan templates – and how to make your own

Ditch That Textbook

If you’ve ever bought a lesson plan book, you’ve probably flipped through it and looked at all the extra pages at the beginning and the end. Many times, I’ve thought, “Wow. All of these extra pages and I can’t use a single one of them!” Having some places for big-picture planning and tracking data can […]. Lesson planning Teaching Templates lesson plan templates lesson planning lesson plans teaching

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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.

Creating Digital Notebooks with Google Slides

Catlin Tucker

In my role as a blended learning coach, I work with a lot of teachers who are intrigued by the idea of digital notebooks. They recognize the value of having student integrate text and media in an online notebook.

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teen Dating Abuse

The CoolCatTeacher

Ashley Bendiksen on episode 534 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter One in four teens will experience teen dating abuse.

10 Leadership Development Books to Read Before School's in Session

Education Elements

We are big readers here at Education Elements, with book clubs and recommendations flying back and forth across our team. You can catch us reading on the plane, in the office, listening to books on our walks or runs, and – when we're lucky – by the pool!

A “Modern” classroom model, designed by teachers, helps students stay engaged and connected

The Christensen Institute

As a K-12 researcher, I visit a fair number of classrooms. But rarely do I walk away as excited as I felt after visiting Kareem Farah’s classroom.

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.

Podcast – Harnessing technology for deeper learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Last week my interview with Tom Vander Ark went live on the Getting Smart podcast. Tom grilled me about my law degree(!) and then we got to the core of the interview. Podcast: Dr. Scott McLeod on harnessing technology for deeper learning.

The Human Side of Change in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Wilson on episode 535 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Change has a human component. In fact, without helping people change – there isn’t any change.

Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative has reached more than 86,000 students and nearly 6,000 teachers in 100 middle schools across the country.

To solve the immigration crisis, use a carrot, not a stick

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer Costello, inspector general for the US Department of Homeland Security, issued a final alert on July 2 calling for immediate action to address the “dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults” at detention facilities along the US-Mexico border.

EdTech at School

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

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. One I discovered this summer and have fallen in love with is Sunburst’s Robo Wunderkind.

My Student Leadership Takeaways

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student leadership is an essential part of the successful classroom. Recently, I sat down with and was interviewed for an article Building Student Leadership.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

By Dennis Pierce. When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher.

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A closure highlights the challenges of adopting a disruptive strategy.

The Christensen Institute

In early 2017, we wrote about the potentially disruptive trajectory of Level , a bootcamp built by Northeastern University. Northeastern created Level as an “autonomous unit”: a separate division with the ability to create its own unique business model.

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.

11+ Back-to-School Night Tips

Ask a Tech Teacher

Come Join me on BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143. Thursday, August 1 st at 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. as we discuss Back to School Tips! Here’s the link: BYUradio is available locally in Utah on 107.9 FM 89.1 HD2 FM and on. A general transcript: What would you say the purpose of Back-to-School Night is? .

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4 frameworks to level up your lesson planning

Ditch That Textbook

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s so easy to let our lesson plans move down our priority list. And when that happens, our classes can lack the impact they might have otherwise. Thankfully, there’s hope. I’ve found several strategies, tips and tricks to make lesson planning more meaningful and effective. If we […]. Lesson planning Teaching dok ISTE standards lesson planning lesson plans revised blooms taxonomy udl

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They May Not “Know” Math, But They Can Tell They’re Divided

The Jose Vilson

In 2012, I had the pleasure of reading a poem dedicated to NYC public schools at a Save Our Schools rally in City Park Hall.