February, 2019

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning.

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many thoughts and ideas as to what learning really looks and feels like. From these conversations, educators form their own perspectives and opinions that best align with the vision, mission, and goals of their classroom, school or district.

AI + 5G = New Internet in 2020

The Journal

The marriage of two emerging technologies – AI and 5G – are about to remake the Internet. In this week’s blogpost we speculate on the changes these technologies and this New Internet will engender

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.

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Neo LMS

Computer literacy training: many teachers, and adults, assume this to be a non-critical issue – haven’t students these days more or less grown up in front of screens, and behind computers?

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others.

Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

As teachers and administrators, grappling with off-task behaviors and distractions when it comes to student phones in the classroom has occurred at some point.

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Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning is the combination of active engaged learning online and active engaged learning offline with the goal of giving students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.

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

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

Education Elements

There is a scene from the recent Star Trek movie reboot of a young alien named Spock at school. Spock and his classmates each stand in their own semi-circular pod, surrounded by screens while an automated “teacher” prompts them with questions.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more.

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that have people talking.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. Before getting into the specifics of this post, it is important to flesh out each concept to ensure the efficacy of these shifts in pedagogy.

The very best videos on the future of education

Neo LMS

YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates.

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Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

Kajeet

Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google.

10 educational podcasts you’ll love to listen to

Ditch That Textbook

There are hundreds of educational podcasts available to teachers on almost every subject you can think of. We see new podcasts launching all the time and some we have been hearing about for years but haven’t had the chance to check out. What are the podcasts that other educators love to listen to? And how can […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Podcasts Teaching best podcasts for educators educational podcasts podcasts professional development

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities , gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school.

4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

These social-emotional learning strategies can make a difference in classrooms and schools and provide students and teachers with support. The post 4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom appeared first on Market Brief.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Free online PDF converter - EasyPDF - secure and free

Educational Technology Guy

EasyPDF.com is a new online PDF converter that finally addresses the needs of modern person - It is Secure, Anonymous and Free. EasyPDF.com is an all-in-one online tool that offers all types of PDF conversion to other formats and vice-versa. OCR conversion of scanned images is supported as well.

Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

For every lesson plan I toiled over while teaching English as a New Language for 16 years in New York City and Tucson high schools, there were at least 15–20 adjustments made as I enacted that lesson plan with real people in real time.

One story, MANY endings: A fun, creative Google Slides activity

Ditch That Textbook

Reading a story as a class is great. It transports everyone to a different world, to a different time, with a different set of characters. Solo reading is great for the same reasons. We learn great life lessons we can take with us for years — sometimes forever — from a good story. But we […]. Ed Tech choose your own adventure stories google classroom google slides classroom google slides learning linking google slides

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5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

This post was originally published on September 26 2018 in The Teaching Factor. Students (like all people actually) have this paradoxical characteristic: they’re all the same; except when they’re not.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

During the last month, Ask a Tech Teacher readers voted on which tech tools had the greatest impact on their teaching. For this Best in Category award, we asked them to look for the ones that made them say Wow and rush to share with colleagues everywhere.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Each learner presents a unique reservoir of skills and challenges that can change among subjects and situations, throughout the day and year.

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