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14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Not too long ago, video creation required bulky, awkward video cameras with big, plastic VCR tapes. Playback required a TV, a VCR and a hope that everything worked nicely together. And video editing … well, that just wasn’t readily available to the average person.

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A well-designed classroom boosts student learning by as much as 16% (Barrett, Zhang, Davies, & Barrett 2015), but overdecorating is a distraction.

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try appeared first on TeachThought. Trends & Shifts Experienced Teacher General

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Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand.

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.

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#educolor – The most important hashtag you’re probably not following

Dangerously Irrelevant

Two years ago this fall, Jose Vilson launched EduColor. It’s a website, it’s a hashtag, it’s an email newsletter, it’s a weekly chat, it’s a call for social justice. Most of all, as he and the other organizers say, it’s ‘a movement, not a moment.’

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Gabe is the Program Manager for the Adult Learning Initiative at Digital Promise. You can reach him on Twitter at @marvelousreal. “Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles.

The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. One of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Conversely, the best classrooms provide environments where teaching and learning can flourish.

18 must-try apps for the new academic year.

EdTech4Beginners

I am currently on the last day of my summer holiday and have started thinking about new technology I can use in the upcoming year. I have found 18 apps / websites that I am definitely going to try. Image courtesy of saffluence.com. 1) Evernote.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

12 tips for using Google Apps with young students

Ditch That Textbook

There’s a common misconception with students and Google Apps: sometimes, they’re just too young to use them yet. Not so, says Christine Pinto. She teaches kindergarteners and previously taught four-year-olds in a transitional class. Regardless of their age, her students use Google Apps.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google.

What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?

Chalkup

Our newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future. Tweet us your idea at @Chalkupedu or leave your two cents in the comments.

An Educator’s Gift to Their Learners: Seeing Each One of Them

User Generated Education

One of the greatest gifts an educator can give to their learners is to see each one; really seeing each and every one of them. seeing each student’s uniqueness and interacting with each one based on that uniqueness. Some strategies to do this include: Listen More Than Talk.

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Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. Here are some of the recent announcements: Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! some Android apps have already been available for use on a Chromebook. I've been using the Evernote app for a while and love it. But in order to get them to work, developers had to do some work themselves.

Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. I had the honor of being both a Middle School Math and Science teacher. Those were some of my fondest times in the classroom, blowing things up (it happened once!)

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8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

TeacherCast

As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive. The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial

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Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

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[I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!]. Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as a third of American workers now engaged in some kind of freelancing work.

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Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Promise

You lower your hands to the ground and feel the texture of the rubber track against your fingertips. You slowly inhale the clean smell of fresh-cut grass and feel the wind gently pull the hair away from your face. The referee stands to your left, ready to count down to the beginning of the race.

5 Leadership Strategies Every School Leader Must Consider

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Brilliant or Insane.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. In 2015, 47 percent of K-12 teachers and almost two-thirds of K-5 teachers reported using game-based learning environments in their classes, up from 23 percent of K-12 teachers in 2010.

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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

Ditch That Textbook

So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences.

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11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

Truths for Future-Holders So We Can Hold a Brighter One From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain.

Ten Tech Problem-Solving Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top ten problem-solving tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? Google It! What to do when your Computers Don’t Work. 25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. I Can Solve That Problem…. Let Students Learn From Failure. Let’s Talk About Habits of Mind. Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. #81: 81: Problem Solving Board. 5 Ways to Cure Technophobia in the Classroom.

Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives.

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. 10 years ago the idea would have seemed absurd. But today? Online form tools can save hours, paper, and your budget.

Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. He didn’t respond when his name was called. He didn’t respond I tapped his shoulder. Finally, he responded when I shook him a bit harder. Lucky for me (and him) he was just asleep.

80% of Students See Grade Rise With New Note Taking Technology

EmergingEdTech

University of Nevada Students Navigate a More Successful Note Taking Strategy The need for more support and time to record and absorb lecture and study information was initially observed in my work. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The chasm between math research and classroom practice

Dangerously Irrelevant

Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between research and practice. For evidence of this gap, look no further than the mismatch between what research says about developing students’ conceptual mathematics understanding and what we actually do.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. We're mainstreaming those with special needs. And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English.

12 Productivity Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. We are living in an age when what we can achieve in one day is becoming more and more important. The rise of technology has helped spur productivity to heights never previously seen.

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Safe Image Search Resources for Students

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The rise of edtech and 1:1 devices affords teachers to encourage online research.

10 research-based insights on how the brain learns

Ditch That Textbook

I remember struggling with social studies classes in high school and college. The content fascinated me. I loved hearing the stories of conflicts and resolutions. Wars and strategies. Politics and leverage. Power and influence.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter.