Mon.Jan 27, 2020

How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not.

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5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? If you don’t teach in the United States, this might be a term you aren’t familiar with.

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How to Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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Microsoft Teams Feedback Box

Teacher Tech

Expand the Feedback Box I had completely forgotten I had chatted with the Microsoft Teams team awhile time back. Recently, I made a blog post on 5 things I Like About Microsoft Teams. One of the things I mentioned was how easy it was to give feedback from the roster in an assignment.

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.

New Dean of Harvard Business School Online Aims for Modular Courses, More Diversity

Edsurge

Last year Harvard Business School’s online operation got a new name. Now it has a new leader as well. A few months ago, Debora Spar took the helm at Harvard Business School Online, after a rocky year-long stint as the president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

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The Emerging Story of Burnout in Educational Design

Edsurge

The field of instructional design dates back to a 1940s training and development model used by the US military. But since then it has evolved—and in some ways sprawled—to become a standard role across higher education.

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Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

by Shawn McCusker. This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. What Skills and Behaviors Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

The Best Grants for Education for 2020 & Beyond

techlearning

As traditional sources of funding decrease, securing grants is a reasonable supplement to established funding

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor.

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.

How It's Done: Enrichment - It’s Good for the Sole

techlearning

The challenge took students through an online environment of the sport; set up with milestones and labs to uncover information needed to create deliverables

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How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program

Edsurge

We have a lot more understanding of where kids are, where they need to be, where we want them to go.

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

techlearning

Read about the rhetorical touches Thomas Paine employed in this pamphlet which galvanized colonial thought about breaking away from Mother England

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This Former Learner Is Now a Leader Driving Tech Integration at Her Alma Mater

Edsurge

In 2011, Cat Campos was a senior at Immaculata-La Salle High School , struggling to see how the iPod touch devices they were testing in her AP Literature class could support learning.

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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.

Web Tools to Help Teachers Create Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a collection of some good web tools to help you create digital quizzes. You can use them to design interactive quizzes, questionnaire, forms, polls.read more

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K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize

Edsurge

Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This time, publicly traded virtual schooling and education management provider K12 paid $165 million in cash to buy Denver-based coding bootcamp Galvanize.

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National Geographic Kids: Fantastic Resource for Students to Explore Life on Earth

techlearning

National Geographic Kids provides a great many high-quality visual learning tools

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4 Steps to Building a Great Customer Experience in Your School

edWeb.net

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service.

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.

Winter 2020

EdTech Magazine

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Managing teaching for the 21st century

Linways Technologies

Teaching is one of the most important jobs there is. The influence of teachers goes far and deep into their student’s life both as a role model, and in the form of what they have taught.

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techlearning

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5 tools to help with project-based learning

eSchool News

Educators know project-based learning (PBL) isn’t simply another teaching strategy.

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.

Our Students Need a New Definition of Writing

MiddleWeb

The narrow “alphabetic” definition of writing found in many school classrooms actively disengages youth, says literacy author Shawna Coppola. Students simply prefer to compose using forms that incorporate visual, aural, and multimodal texts as a way to make or enhance meaning.

Blended learning brings out the best in educators and students

eSchool News

If you’ve been paying attention to education news lately, you’ve probably noticed that the conversation around technology in the classroom is shifting. When edtech first burst onto the scene almost three decades ago, access to more technology – devices, broadband – was everything.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.)

Cheap (and Even Free) Tech for Non-Profits

Gradelink

When nonprofits invest in technology, every penny counts. These targeted programs and discounts, listed in alphabetical order, help groups do more good for less. Note: Gradelink does not officially endorse or maintain vendor affiliations with any brands or retailers mentioned.

EdTech at School

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