Smart Risk Taking in Education

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Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are buzzwords that every educator wants to know more about. Moving this sort of AR to education gamifies learning in ways that challenge creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Educational Applications.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. ” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is why STEM education became more popular. So, what is STEM education? You might think that there can be nothing new about STEM education in K-12 and higher education. Early Childhood STEM Education. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

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John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Couch is an Executive Advisor to, and former Vice President of Education, at Apple, Inc. Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

10 teacher creativity tips from the Adobe Creative Educator program

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The post 10 teacher creativity tips from the Adobe Creative Educator program appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Creativity adobe creative educator creativity for all teacher creativityTeachers can be creative too!

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Reimagining Education: A Call for Action

User Generated Education

Many of us have been discussing educational reform for decades. Given the unprecedented time of COVID19 and its effect on education, it is a perfect time to revisit and reimagine the purpose, operations, and skills related to a powerful education. It’s a perfect time for educators to reimagine an education they wish they had during their own school years so that their learners can have such an education. ” Education Education 3.0

5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. Dr. Paul Perry, former teacher, administrator, and nonprofit exec, has put together a brief guide for educators looking to expand learning opportunities for students using technology. Ready or not, digital transformation has come to education. Strategies for educators to leverage technology for better learning.

The future-proof educator

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Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practicesThe rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […].

EdTech at School

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

Don’t Forget About Educator Safety When Reopening Schools

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to education, schools are grappling with reopening safely here in the United States. Education Week provides a wealth of information and resources for schools in this recent piece focusing on developing the right schedule to meet the student needs.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult? Educator communities.

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education – instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

A Maker Education PD Workshop

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I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. To reflect on this making segment, they were introduced to several types of online educational technology creation tools to use for their reflective piece. and here are the slides provided to the participants: Education Maker Education cooperative learning maker education makerspace professional development STEAM STEM

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

The Importance of Civics Education

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Now that I am a teacher of gifted education, I believe it is important for my students, for all students to participate in civics education. The Center on American Progress stated in The State of Civics Education : Civic knowledge and public engagement is at an all-time low. Educators and schools have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that young people become engaged and knowledgeable citizens.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? The resulting Challenge Map presents 38 shared education challenges within nine broad themes related to: Students and classrooms ( student learning and instructional approaches ), schools ( professional learning & support , school culture, climate and safety , and family engagement ), and full districts ( assessment , technology & network infrastructure , systems change , and equity ).

Learning How to Educate

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Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. The educator and makers can choose whether it is a “blind” pick or one in which the makers see their options. Maker Education 21st century skills disrupting education experiential learning game-based learning maker education

Educators as Active Listeners

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I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say. Listening Skills for Educators. Educator`s Guide to Active Listening – [link] erTip57.html. Education active listening communication listening professional development

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As states, districts, professional organizations, and other entities develop systems and policies that include recognizing micro-credentials for educators, overarching guidance should enhance quality and consistency. Educator Micro-credentials Educators From the CEO Partnerships Researchers

Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

For superintendents in the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , this is an opportunity to examine and reimagine their education systems under new constraints. We also assumed that a lot of our educators also had [internet] access, and we provided devices.

Microsoft Educator Insider podcast + 16 innovative ideas

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The Microsoft Educator Insider series will give you inspiration, big ideas, and practical strategies for your classroom. The post Microsoft Educator Insider podcast + 16 innovative ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Microsoft EDU microsoft educator insider

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

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Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. We are very happy that we found Education Galaxy!”

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

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Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. As such, the roles of the educator as a maker educator are also different. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner. An educator’s role as safe environment manager is a two-pronged one.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use. Maker Education and Assessment. As maker education infiltrates more formal educational settings, there’s been and will continue to be efforts to include assessment as part of its implementation.

Actions for White Education Co-Conspirators

Digital Promise

Click to enlarge and download the “Actions for White Education Co-Conspirators” infographic. To do this work, white education leaders will need to take Purposeful Actions that demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism.

My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

I am sharing my plan of activities, which are almost all free, as it may give other educators some ideas. CUE Spring Conference – Computer-Using Educators (CUE) is a California-based non-profit that offers a premiere educational technology conference each spring. 13th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education – Although it is fairly old in terms of virtual reality, Second Life is still one of the best ones out there.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. The post Effective Digital Citizenship Education appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

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Aaron Joyner on episode 594 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand.

The Importance of Educating Educators

My Island View

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 thousand educators were in attendance in Chicago for three days. Those educators who attended ISTE on their own dime should be commended.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech. Since much of the digital transformation in the education sector is rather new, many are still unaware of EdTech and how it has changed the face of education forever.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

The Human Side of Change in Education

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Today, Julie Wilson, author of The Human Side of Changing Education shares how we can supercharge change by helping people become part of it. Prepare for your classroom for the fall with one of two free webinars from Linda Kardamis, select a free class on classroom management or one on Respectful, Responsible and Engaged Students in this series targeted to Christian educators who teach in any school setting.