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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. In this post, I’ll be sharing seven pedagogical shifts that make interactive displays a key to a student-centered classroom. I love standing back like I did today to watch them work.

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GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This past week, I took a tour of GradeCam, and in this post, I’ll share with you the features of this system and how it can save you time as a teacher. Rubrics : You can set up and fill in a rubric for student work, and then scan quickly to enter it into your grade book.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

In my ISTE Sunday 8-10 am poster session, I demonstrate many diverse mobile activities to help students achieve the English Language Arts Common Core Anchor Statements through mobile devices. The mobile activities focus on free common tool apps that are available on both the Android and the iPad. The students use the apps as a seamless tools with which to show their demonstration of the Anchor Statements. Conventions Mobile Online Survey.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

MindShift

The digital landscape of American childhood is in flux, according to surveys: Most children under the age of 8 now have access to mobile devices in their homes. From Literacy to Literacies. What does it mean to be literate in a world where screens are ubiquitous?

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you. This has to do with the quality of the game.

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Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Students can respond with short video responses using any browser, Chromebook, iPad, tablet, or mobile device. How do you use Flipgrid in your classroom?

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s your Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code! Did you know that only 27 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation?

6 Awesome AR apps for the classroom

Neo LMS

Even though AR technology is not new, it seems it really started to spread lately. Its uses are as varied as the leaves in the Amazonian forest, and more and more people all over the world agree upon its huge potential to any field of activity. Augmented Reality is awesome.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin. One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

The interactive whiteboard stands out for its ability to amplify web-based resources and transform the way an entire roomful of students interacts with educational content. The Road to the Interactive Whiteboard. And classroom collaboration was set to skyrocket.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid. She shares essential tips on how to use Flipgrid. This fun video tool is a great way to engage students at the beginning of school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How does this work?

How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

eSchool News

Even just one student who is misbehaving can affect how much and how well an entire class is learning. When we arrived at Betty Best Elementary in Houston in the summer of 2014 and dug into the school’s data, we saw there were 627 office referrals during the previous year.

Why We Need Controversy In Our Classrooms

Edsurge

Ask any teacher about teaching about a controversial topic, and most will tell you to avoid it at any cost. Now is the time to teach students how to deal with controversial subjects and how to cope with a plurality of ideas and identities School administrators hate controversy and will often discourage teachers from discussing hot topics in their classrooms at all. Due to safety and budget constraints, physical field trips have become few and far between.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

People walk to a Harris County Sheriff air boat while escaping a flooded neighborhood during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. In the library, we’re ready to let them talk about what has happened.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. The purpose of focusing on these specific streams in K-12 education is to prepare students for the future by deepening their understanding of fundamental concepts. According to the World Economic Forum, China had at least 4.7

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

CUE is always looking for ways to not only acknowledge those efforts, but to support them. To support you. We want to help you bring your ideas to life, and in that way help your students to grow and succeed. We also pLAN to purchase 1-2 Spheros.

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To BOLDly Go

CUE

For months, there has been a buzz of excitement leading up to CUE BOLD. Trying to capture the energy and excitement from CUE BOLD was like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Over 40 sessions were presented, allowing educators to see how to take lessons to the next level.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” We also need to support our principals.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

Districts across the nation are in a constant contest to keep their tech relevant by raising bond funding. million from a bond measure approved last November and will bring the district closer to its goal of having a computer or device for every student. How do they use those devices?

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Felix Jacomino , the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. I thought I’d link to some of them.

Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen - save notes and audio via WiFi to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

I use it all the time to take notes at meetings and keep myself organized. I love how it also records audio and keeps it in sync with your handwritten notes. I received one last week to try out and it works great. It''s very easy to set up and connect to WiFi.

Class Tech Tips: Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners

techlearning

This year I’ve had the chance to visit classrooms and work with teachers in different parts of the country. A quick keyword search in the Nearpod marketplace made it easy to find a lesson to share with this group. You can edit the lesson to tailor it to your group of students.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

I was their first full time “IT Guy” And when I say full time, I’m stretching a bit, as I was actually farmed out to one of the feeder elementary schools for 2 days a week. How do we get reliable bandwidth at a decent rate?

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

When I attend conference sessions and keynotes, I like to create infopics. I used a combination of Pixlr and Typorama to enhance, edit, and type on the photos. As a participant, I had to make tough decisions on which sessions to attend—so many fantastic ones were happening concurrently.

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10 Amazing Google Geo Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I had the privilege of attending the Google Geo Institute ( #CAGTI17 ) with approximately 90 other educators from around the world last week to learn more about Google’s Geo Tools ! We may not be able to physically go everywhere, but virtually the possibilities are limitless.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson: How ‘Benevolent Friction’ Guides DreamBox

Edsurge

For the past six and half years, she has led DreamBox Learning , growing the company from a startup into one of the leading providers of online math tools for elementary school children. Her steady but firm discipline of the company is a case study in how to grow an organization, especially in a complex industry such as education. She began her career as a banker but soon realized that to be true to her core beliefs, she wanted to have a role in education.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To attend the conference, come to the site to look at the conference schedule in your own time zone (OK, I''m still quite proud of this method) at [link]. And be sure to join the FutureofEducation.com host network to be kept up to date on all conference activities.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. Computational thinking is intimately related to computer coding, which every kid in South Fayette starts learning in first grade.

Closing the 30 million word gap

eSchool News

To cancel the effects of poverty, school systems are extending literacy programs to the larger community. and what comes to mind for most people are rows of sun-splashed grapes—and well-tanned couples sipping wine under the shade of a vine-covered pergola.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” ” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” ” (It would be pretty great if the DOJ would investigate how legacy admissions and big donations let mediocre white applicants like Donald Trump and Jared Kushner get into Ivy League schools.). These 11 Cases Show How.”