January, 2020

3 Questions to Spark Change

The CoolCatTeacher

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning.

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The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons , I propose a model for the stages of making. I believe that the heart of making is creating new and unique things.

STEM 298

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Serhii Tkachecnko, CEO at Unicheck, shares his thoughts on how educators can teach students about the benefits of plagiarism checking. Students experience an array of emotions toward education: from excitement to boredom.

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.

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.

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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 Ways to be a good teacher

Neo LMS

A good teacher can change a person’s life. Every teacher wants to be able to influence their students to become productive members of society. Achieving this requires exceptional teaching methods and a way to inspire students. The question on everyone’s mind is: what makes a “good teacher”?

Overcoming Fear of Change

A Principal's Reflections

" I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back." - Erica Jong We are in the midst of disruptive times. Some might say that this has always been the case, and that is true.

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Lessons Learned My First 5 Years Of Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s always interesting to find out what new teachers learned in their early teaching that affected their later years.

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.

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.

Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

The CoolCatTeacher

Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before.

How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals

Neo LMS

The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. School administrators are the ones in charge of making decisions about which edtech tools to buy, often on a tight budget.

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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.

Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

Education is at a crossroads. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is chugging ahead with the 5th on the horizon. New technologies have radically changed the world that all of us live and work in across the globe. In many cases, this has been a good thing, but not always.

169 Tech Tip #67: Check History in Your Browser

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.

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!”

The Decade for Innovation in Education

Education Elements

What is the definition of innovation? It turns out that most people can’t agree. I’m not surprised! It’s one of those words we use so much, but we rarely pause to think about what it really means.

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.

5 Starters for a Strong Team

The CoolCatTeacher

Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one.

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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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Are We Taking On Too Much Too Fast?

More Verbs

I had an epiphany the other afternoon: I think we may be trying to do too much, too quickly. We (the Tech Team) have plenty going on: updating the Central Office servers and getting them working efficiently (and without fail!);

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100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before becoming a teacher, I didn’t understand why the 100th day of school was a big deal.

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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.

Designing a Kinesthetic Station: Get Kids Moving in Math Class

Catlin Tucker

Can the Station Rotation Model work in a math class? I get this question a lot. I’ve coached math teachers who struggle to imagine designing their lessons using this model because the curriculum is so linear.

7 Reasons Courage is Mission-Critical to Innovative School Leadership

Education Elements

Every team meeting we have at Education Elements begins with a check-in question. Sometimes it takes me a while to come up with my answer, but on a call recently it was a no-brainer: “What trait do you most value in a leader?” To me, that’s simple – it’s courage, for two key reasons.

How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

The CoolCatTeacher

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office.

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Can you teach K-12 students to become entrepreneurs?

Neo LMS

Quick: What’s the first name that comes to mind when I say: entrepreneur ? I’ll wait. Got it? For an overwhelming majority of us, an entrepreneur is a famous business person who probably has a very compelling story: starting very early, such as Bill Gates, or late like Colonel Sanders.

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EdTech at School

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