Paying the Price: readers get creative, City of Broken Dreams, and Getting to Graduation

Feb 20 6:35am Bryan Alexander
Our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price continues, as we reach some of the last chapters. It’s a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital book for anyone interested in American education.  (Click here to find all posts and discussion on the reading … Continue reading →...
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Physics Revival at Virginia Union

Feb 19 7:40pm Educational Technology
By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed At a time when a number of small colleges and universities are rethinking and shrinking their curricula due to budget, enrollment and other concerns — in some cases shuttering programs in what are traditionally viewed as core disciplines — developments at Virginia Union University stand out. The university recently reintroduced [...]...
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On principal training, are colleges failing secondary ed?

Feb 19 7:35pm Educational Technology
by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive In a recent survey conducted by the School Superintendent’s Association, 80\% of more than 400 responding secondary system leaders indicated that education and training programs for aspiring principals are in need of significant overhaul. Their sentiment is part of a growing movement among education advocates suggesting that colleges do a better [...]...
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Personalized Learning Gets Boost From Federal Reviewers

Feb 19 7:30pm Educational Technology
by Leo Doran, Inside Sources The research arm of the federal Department of Education (DoED) released a report buttressing the marketing claims of one ed-tech product in particular, Odyssey by Compass Learning. Compass Learning was recently purchased by a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company called Edgenuity. As a result of the acquisition, Odyssey Math itself is no longer [...]...
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Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

Feb 19 7:03pm Online Learning Update
by John Boitnott, Entrepreneur To assess the efficacy of their programs, Coursera surveyed 52,000 of their users and asked them how taking an online course benefited them. The majority (over 60 percent) said the move helped them develop skills in their new position. Forty percent reported that they believed it improved their candidacy for a new [...]...
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Credit Computer Science Course Available Online to High School Students Across ID

Feb 19 7:01pm Online Learning Update
by Daily Fly Thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering, and UI Coeur d’Alene there will be a new dual-credit computer science course made available online to high school students across Idaho this fall. The course, “CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving,” is based on a face-to-face [...]...
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Every Student is a Potential Change Agent

Feb 19 4:41pm MiddleWeb
We want our students to pursue the possibilities of a better world, writes Kevin Hodgson, and not just hope that a better world appears. He shares the inspiring story of the international student-run Kids Tales program and what kids in his own school are doing.
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How Media Appeals to Our Emotions

Feb 19 3:48pm MiddleWeb
That nostalgic Hallmark ad that touches your heart. A frightened woman stranded on a lonely road. What role does emotion play in media messages and how can educators help students recognize this powerful force? Media literacy expert Frank Baker has some answers.
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Multimedia ELL Assessment

Feb 19 9:04am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
Using technology for multimedia assessment makes sense. And with OneNote, teachers can easily make Anecdotal Records Assessments for ELL students. The post Multimedia ELL Assessment appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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The Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Technology...

Feb 19 8:30am Free Technology for Teachers
On Friday morning I had the idea to write a list of the things that I wish every teacher knew about technology. Before I started writing the list I put the prompt on Twitter and watched the responses come in. The responses covered just about everything that I would have written in one way or another, but there is one thing that I will add to the Tweets embedded below. The thing that I wish every teacher knew about technology is that even the most tech-savvy colleague or student in your school doesn't know everything about technology. Remember that when you're not feeling confident about using technology in your classroom.The thing I wish every teacher knew about technology is... All of the Tweets above were organized into a Twitter moment. You can learn how to create moments here. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used w...
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How to Use the Hexagon Learning Template from ClassTools

Feb 19 7:30am Free Technology for Teachers
On Friday I wrote a post that featured links to blog posts about using hexagonal learning in elementary school and high school classrooms. That post also featured the ClassTools hexagons generator. That tool lets you create online and offline hexagonal learning activities for your students. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use the ClassTools hexagons generator. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesThe Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a BoxPresidential Historians Survey Ranks the Presidents of the United StatesGet a Free Presidential Timeline Poster for Your Classroom ...
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National Adult Learner Coalition Created to Advance Student Success

Feb 18 7:40pm Educational Technology
by Bezinga Four major associations join together as a cohesive voice advocating for adult students and the institutions that serve them. With support from Lumina Foundation, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Presidents’ Forum, and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) are pleased to announce the National Adult [...]...
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How Coding Should Be Taught to Kids

Feb 18 7:37pm Educational Technology
by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate Parents and educators across the country understand the importance of teaching kids how to code. Not only can it help them learn valuable skills that they can use into their technology-driver future, but it also helps them learn to approach problems differently. But determining the best method for teaching a child [...]...
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How online games are helping prepare local students for STEM careers

Feb 18 7:30pm Educational Technology
by Kendi A. Rainwater, Times Free Press Learning Blade was developed by Chattanooga entrepreneurs Shelia and Dane Boyington, both chemical engineers, and it is being used in most of Hamilton County’s middle schools and more than 525 schools statewide. Thanks to the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and through the support of lawmakers, Learning Blade is now [...]...
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Reprogramming the Digital Workforce With Online Education

Feb 18 7:10pm Online Learning Update
by Insights, Samsung Government Today’s workforce faces a greater range of threats to their livelihoods than ever before. Many jobs will come under threat in the next decade from trends such as globalization, automation and robotics. However, the growing digital workforce doesn’t necessarily mean the end for today’s workers. With the abundance of education and training [...]...
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Learn about virtual reality and 360 video in free online course: Intro to Immersive Journalism

Feb 18 7:04pm Online Learning Update
by Knight Center For the first time, students in a Knight Center MOOC (massive open online course) will be viewing some lessons in 360 degrees through interactive videos. In our newest MOOC, “Introduction to Immersive Journalism: Virtual Reality and 360 Video,” we will be using some of the very tools taught in the course. Watch [...]...
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4 Reasons Online Learning Works Well for Working Adults

Feb 18 7:02pm Online Learning Update
By Marian Stoltz-Loike, US News Online education is transforming the way students learn. One 2016 survey found that online undergraduate students are an average of 29 years old and online graduate students are an average of 33, reflecting both the popularity and effectiveness of online programs to help adults meet educational and career goals. Online education [...]...
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Designing Minecraft Spaces

Feb 18 9:54am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
Encouraging students to design Minecraft spaces allows them to ponder the possibilities of changing their physical world as well. The post Designing Minecraft Spaces appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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This Creepily Named Site Reminds Us To Check Facebook Privacy Settings

Feb 18 8:00am Free Technology for Teachers
Stalkscan is the creepy name of a website that lets people enter the URL of a Facebook profile and view all of the public information for that profile. The site is a good reminder to check your Facebook privacy settings regularly. You can can always view your own profile as another person by going to the view as menu found in the header of your Facebook page. The view as option will also show you how your profile looks when it is returned in a search conducted by someone who is not your Facebook friend.Applications for EducationAs I mentioned above, Stalkscan is a good reminder for students and adults to keep tabs on their digital footprints. It's also a good reminder to read those privacy updates whenever Facebook changes their privacy policies.H/T to Lifehacker. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permis...
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Presidential Historians Survey Ranks the Presidents of the United States

Feb 18 7:00am Free Technology for Teachers
The Presidential Historians Survey is a ranking of U.S. Presidents based on the responses of dozens of Presidential historians as surveyed by C-SPAN. The survey asks historians to rank the past Presidents of the United States according to ten leadership characteristics. Some of those characteristics are vision/ agenda setting, persuasion, and moral authority. Abraham Lincoln ranked at the top of this year's ranking while James Buchanan was last in the ranking.Applications for EducationThe Presidential Historians Survey could be a good jumping-off point for research into the attributes that people seek in a President. It's also a good starter for conversations about the events that define the terms of some Presidents. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.        ...
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B9lab Offers Blockchain Online Course for CTOs

Feb 17 7:39pm Educational Technology
by Chain-Finance B9lab has announced the launch of its online course for CTOs, covering blockchain technology and decentralised infrastructure. Elias Haase, co-founder of B9lab, said: “Blockchain has the potential to change the way companies, customers and authorities interact in many industries. Companies, and especially CTOs, need to understand the nature of the technology to understand and [...]...
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How Teachers Can Gamify Science

Feb 17 7:35pm Educational Technology
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Gamification of all subjects has become increasingly popular in K-12 and higher education. The introduction of games and technology into the classroom provides many unique experiences for children that enhance subject area knowledge. Gamification is the process of adapting elements of game-play to other activities, like learning a new concept, to [...]...
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9 EDTECH TOOLS TO TRY

Feb 17 7:30pm Educational Technology
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate As the edtech industry grows, so should our curiosity to try new products. EdSurge, a website that matches teachers’ needs to Edtech product has over 2,000 Edtech products in its Product Index. This staggering number represents a fragment of the number of edtech products that are on offer to educators and [...]...
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Five Edtech Companies That Are Taking Gamification to the Next Level

Feb 17 7:12pm Online Learning Update
By MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Gamification has grown in popularity as teachers and educators realize the wealth of potential that games offer their students, no matter the age. Fast fading is the idea that video games are a waste of time. Children these days are among the most tech-savvy people precisely because they have been playing [...]...
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Disability compliance may emerge as key issue for higher ed

Feb 17 7:10pm Online Learning Update
by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Federal officials have completed amending a section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which could create new standards of compliance for colleges and universities in their website and IT management duties. The updates include new standards for access of telecommunications equipment, operating systems, screen and sound magnification and access points for [...]...
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10 Ways That Professors Can Use Social Media

Feb 17 7:06pm Online Learning Update
By MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Students, whether in grade school or in higher education, are always on social media. They are creating, connecting, networking, and collaborating. Professors can easily take advantage of these platforms to help manage their classroom. Not only will taking advantage of social media help reduce the amount of paper used, but it [...]...
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4 Courses That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, Inspired by Abraham Lincoln

Feb 17 3:30pm edX Blog
Are leaders made or born? In a survey administered by the The Center for Creative Leadership, C-level executives from companies across 53 countries were asked this question. Below are the results: About 53\% of top executives think leaders are made About 19\% think leaders are born Just over 25\% think leaders are both, born and made. With many believing that leaders are in fact made, it presents the question, can... Read More about 4 Courses That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, Inspired by Abraham Lincoln The post 4 Courses That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, Inspired by Abraham Lincoln appeared first on edX Blog.
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Two sobering datapoints for American higher education economics

Feb 17 12:46pm Bryan Alexander
I’d like to share some recent economic research.  Saying so is usually a cue that insomnia and narcolepsy have both at last been cured, but I think these are important points for higher education. Each are vital, and their interaction … Continue reading →...
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Get a Free Presidential Timeline Poster for Your Classroom

Feb 17 11:36am Free Technology for Teachers
C-SPAN Classroom is currently offering a free timeline poster depicting all of the past Presidents of the United States. The poster shows each President's time in office, a short biography, the era of American history in which each President served, and a couple of major events that happened during each President's time in office. The poster is free for anyone who has a free C-SPAN Classroom account. The first posters will be mailed during the week of March 6th.Applications for EducationC-SPAN Classroom offers a number of suggestions for using the poster in your classroom. I had a similar poster in my classroom seven or eight years ago. I let my students choose a President from the poster and create a short video biography of their chosen President. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.  &#...
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Five OneDrive Tips You Cant Live Without!

Feb 17 11:18am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
Looking for ways to increase your productivity and save time? These five tips for OneDrive, a free resource, can help. The post Five OneDrive Tips You Can’t Live Without! appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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Hexagon Learning Template

Feb 17 11:16am Free Technology for Teachers
Earlier this week I Tweeted Terri Eichholz's blog posts about hexagonal learning. In those posts she outlined how hexagonal learning worked in her classroom. It's notable that Terri also shared the mistakes she made when trying to use visual hexagonal learning lessons with her students. Terri works with elementary school students. Hexagonal learning can also be used at the high school level as Russel Tarr outlines in his blog post about using it in his history classes. Russel offers a hexagonal learning template on his Class Tools website.The Class Tools Hexagons Generator lets you create an online hexagonal learning activity to share with your students. To use the template just enter a topic then a minimum of five terms related to that topic. For example, I entered the topic of American Revolution then entered the terms Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, ...
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Guest Post |5 Steps to Implementing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom [+ Game Examples & Downloadable Guide]

Feb 17 11:09am
Many teachers struggle to smoothly incorporate games into lessons due to time and logistical issues, yet see game-based learning (GBL) as a way to engage students and appeal to diverse learning styles. Research has continuously shown such advantages. For example, video games stimulate an increase in midbrain dopamine to help store and recall information, according to a 2014 article in the journal of Learning, Media and Technology.Continue reading the complete post. [...]...
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Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp FAQ

Feb 17 7:00am Free Technology for Teachers
We've had three snowstorms in less than a week here in Maine. In other words, it is the perfect time to think about summer. This summer I'm hosting the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp in Portland, Maine. In the video below my assistant Isla and I answer one of the most frequently asked questions about the BYOD Camp. The Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp on July 27th and 28th will be a hands-on exploration of how to use free technology tools in your classroom. This two day workshop is based on my framework for using technology to help students discover new information, discuss their ideas, and demonstrate their knowledge. Registration is limited to 25 participants to ensure that every participant gets the attention he or she deserves. Who should come to the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp?K-12 teachers and curriculum directors who want to discover the best tools and strategies for teaching with te...
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Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Feb 17 6:30am Online Learning Update
By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey found. Researchers asked respondents to think about 21 components of [...]...
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The state of the campus IT professional

Feb 16 7:40pm Educational Technology
by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Campus Technology released its annual earnings and job satisfaction survey of IT professionals at colleges and universities, revealing interesting trends about perceptions of job security and campus investment. The average annual IT salary was more than $77,800, but earnings among professionals at public institutions remained the same from the prior [...]...
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The 4 Common Characteristics of Personalized Learning

Feb 16 7:35pm Educational Technology
by Leila Meyer, THE Journal Over the last decade, technology has radically altered the way we live, work and communicate, yet many schools continue to follow the industrial age model of education established more than 100 years ago. Personalized learning presents the opportunity to shift education by tailoring the learning experience to an individual student’s needs [...]...
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New law aims to keep expelled students from falling behind

Feb 16 7:30pm Educational Technology
by SHARON SALYERKARI BRAY, Everett Herald-Net Generally, students who have been suspended or expelled cannot be on campus during normal school hours. When possible, though, the district tries to get them on campus after school for instruction, Taylor said. This may be limited depending on the offense that got the student suspended. Teachers or administrators also [...]...
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3 Signs Online Learning Isnt Right for You

Feb 16 7:10pm Online Learning Update
By John LaMar, US News In my experience, the online learning environment has allowed me to thrive in ways I was never able to in a traditional classroom. I will concede, however, that online learning is definitely quite a departure from the educational experience most students are used to. From my experience and the conversations I’ve [...]...
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Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

Feb 16 7:05pm Online Learning Update
By JOSEPH B. TREASTERFEB, NY Times At Georgia State’s nursing school, the faculty used to believe that students who got a poor grade in “Conceptual Foundations of Nursing” probably wouldn’t go on to graduation. So they were surprised, after an analysis of student records stretching back a decade, to discover what really made a difference for [...]...
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Online Masters Degree Programs Gain National Popularity in the US

Feb 16 7:02pm Online Learning Update
by Eleanor Bright, University Herald In MSU, faculty members teaching online classes are always available to answer questions and to assist students in their lessons, according to The State News. The rising popularity of online master’s degree program will result to several new trends in the field of teaching and learning. Non-traditional credentials might replace traditional [...]...
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Energizing Ideas for a Flexible ELA Classroom

Feb 16 1:45pm MiddleWeb
Ariel Sacks says teachers who read The Flexible ELA Classroom will get to know an enthusiastic, skilled teacher effectively applying many of the best current teaching trends. Amber Chandler's practical, student centered ideas include flexible differentiation, PBL infusion, family involvement and more.
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8 Things You Didnt Know Google Classroom Can Do

Feb 16 1:01pm Whooo's Reading Blog
By Shawn Beard Digital Learning has revolutionized the way teachers do business in education. Teachers now have the ability to communicate, plan, and teach more efficiently than ever before. One advancement that has allowed this type of change is Google Classroom. If you’ve never used Classroom, here are eight things you probably didn’t know about […]...
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Learning Life Science with Picture Books

Feb 16 12:55pm MiddleWeb
Bring exploration, fact-gathering and deduction to grades 3-5 life science classes with Stewart and Chesley's Perfect Pairs. Full of standards-based lessons aligned to fiction/nonfiction picture books. Literacy coach Pam Hamilton eager to share it with teachers.
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Three Ways for Students to Create Digital Flashcards

Feb 16 12:30pm Free Technology for Teachers
Take a look down the hallways of your school before the next big test that you're giving to your students and you will see students flipping through flashcards. Those might be paper flashcards or, increasingly, those flashcards are digital. If you or your students are looking for ways to create digital flashcards, take a look at the following options.Vocabulist, developed by a high school student in Florida, enables students to upload a list of words and terms that they need to learn. When the list is uploaded each word in it is matched to a definition. If the definition rendered isn't exactly right, students can modify it within Vocabulist. Once the list of words and definitions is set students can download the list as a PDF or export the list to Quizlet where it will then be turned into a set of digital flashcards. (Students must have a Quizlet account).Quizlet is probably the most wel...
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Quickly Create Bingo Boards In Google Sheets

Feb 16 11:55am Free Technology for Teachers
Flippity provides teachers with easy-to-use Google Sheets templates. A bingo board generator is the latest template added to Flippity's catalog of offerings. The bingo board generator lets you quickly create sets of unique bingo boards that you can print or have your students use online during a game of bingo in your classroom.You can access Flippity's bingo template from the Flippity homepage or you can access it from within Flippity's Google Sheets Add-on. The Google Sheets Add-on is easy to use. My video embedded below teaches you how to use Flippity's Google Sheets Add-on. Applications for Education Flippity's bingo template could be handy when you want to create a set of unique boards for a review game. Or you could use the generator to create boards for a scavenger hunt activity on a field trip. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhe...
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Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

Feb 16 11:42am The eLearning Coach
In a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information. This shouldn’t be surprising, as working memory (our mental work space), has a limited capacity for processing information. If the demands placed on working memory, known as cognitive load, are too high, learners may give up in frustration or fail to comprehend. […]...
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The Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a Box

Feb 16 11:34am Free Technology for Teachers
The Art of Storytelling is part of the Pixar in a Box a project from Pixar and Khan Academy through which students can learn how the stories they see in Pixar movies come to life.The Art of Storytelling is a section of Pixar in a Box that teaches students about four elements universal to good storytelling. The Art of Storytelling is comprised of six instructional videos and four lesson activities for students. The videos and activities can be shared through Google Classroom. Applications for EducationPart of the fun of making a video is in sharing your stories with others. Telling a story is an art and comes in many styles. Regardless of the style used to tell a story, there are elements universal to all well-told stories. The Art of Storytelling could be a good lesson for your students to work through before embarking on their next video creation projects.H/T to Lifehacker.  Thi...
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Tackling the tough stuff

Feb 16 11:07am Learnlets
I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more.  And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on […] The post Tackling the tough stuff appeared first on Learnlets.
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Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Feb 16 9:28am MindShift
In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.
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Group Work Roles for Modern Learners

Feb 16 8:29am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
New ways of learning may require revised cooperative group work roles in the classroom and in professional development opportunities. The post Group Work Roles for Modern Learners appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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The relationship between tools and creativity

Feb 16 6:30am Blue Skunk Blog
In Life Beyond G Suite, my friend David Jakes asks: If you believe that the use of G Suite has made you, your students, or your school more innovative, that's good.  My question:  how long will G Suite continue to be something that inspires innovative thought and practice? My guess:  Not forever.  G Suite will have a shelf life.  Everything does.  Of course, it will continue to grow and improve - but will that be enough for you and your kids?  More importantly, will it become more interesting for you and for your students and will it help kids learn differently?  Will G Suite still be a catalyst for innovative practice in a year? Two years?  Five years? How long before G Suite becomes the next interactive whiteboard?  It's available, it's useful, but... I am not terribly sure whether any technology impacts one's creative or innov...
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Games@NOAA - A Gallery of Educational Games About Oceans and Weather

Feb 15 9:11pm Free Technology for Teachers
NOAA's Games Planet Arcade offers twenty-six educational games for young students. The games are intended to help students learn about oceans, wildlife, and weather. Twenty of the games address topics related to marine life.While the games are not terribly complex or fancy, they do offer some solid information for young students. For example, the Humpback Whale Migration game isn't much more than a board game that provides students with information about Humpback whales. As students move across the board they are stopped at spaces offering facts about the annual migrations of Humpback whales.Sea Turtles and the Quest to Nest is one of the headline games of NOAA's Games Planet Arcade. The object of the game is to help a sea turtle avoid common obstacles on while navigating the ocean and the beach before laying her eggs and returning to the sea.About half of the games a...
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Virtual Reality in Education - A Conversation With Greg Kulowiec

Feb 15 8:09pm Free Technology for Teachers
Virtual reality has the potential to provide our students with great learning experiences. It is still in its early stages of adoption in schools and there are lots of questions about how it works and how it can be used in classrooms. On February 27th Greg Kulowiec from EdTechTeacher and I will host a Google Hangout On Air to talk about virtual reality in education. I hope that you can join us for this free event. In advance of the Hangout you might want to take a look at these studies about virtual reality in education.If you think virtual reality headsets are too expensive for your classroom, take a look at this DIY project for making virtual reality headsets. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesMake Your...
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A third of UK parents say their kids are better off learning how to use computers than reading

Feb 15 7:40pm Educational Technology
by Pakistan Daily Times A third of parents think it would be better for pupils to learn how to build a website than the works of Shakespeare, a survey found. A study claims a pushy 44 percent of UK parents believe it more vital for their youngster to learn digital coding in school than a foreign [...]...
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Education initiatives move forward

Feb 15 7:35pm Educational Technology
by Del. Kirk Cox, Progress-Index I am also carrying HB2311 that creates the Online Virginia Network aimed at providing a new pathway for students to complete a college degree. The bill establishes an online consortium of classes from various state universities. It is a one-stop shop for scheduling, registering, and taking online classes. Higher education institutions [...]...
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How Technology Can Benefit Physical Education Classes

Feb 15 7:32pm Educational Technology
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Tech tools and physical education can go hand in hand. Take the use of Google, for instance. Incorporating a lesson in which students move from various stations, working on a QR code scavenger hunt. Codes can be created with goo.gl URL shortener linking to Google Slides that have information relating to [...]...
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

Feb 15 7:10pm Online Learning Update
by the New Media Consortium This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly [...]...
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Adulting 101: Bellwether unveils online financial ed program for millennials

Feb 15 7:04pm Online Learning Update
By: CAROL ROBIDOUX, Manchester Ink Link Talk to millennials about adulting – the trendy term describing the metamorphosis young people experience when they go from being dependent on their parents to living independently – and they will probably chuckle or give you a knowing smile. Then they will want to know more. More is what Bellwether [...]...
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Using Gamification in Education Leadership Development

Feb 15 7:02pm Online Learning Update
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate The idea of leadership development doesn’t often bring a sense of excitement. Most educators expect training and development activities to remain in the old paradigm with an instructor standing in front of a classroom. Overall, it isn’t a very inspiring image. But, what if there was a better way to get [...]...
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Cybersecurity Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities

Feb 15 2:55pm edX Blog
Cybersecurity has rapidly become a key concern in every industry and every organization across the globe. The incredible connectivity and technological innovations that we enjoy today in our personal and professional lives, that have made possible new, more efficient forms of commerce, communication, and entertainment, have also brought a host of emerging threats and risks, the scope of which we have only just begun to... Read More about Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities The post Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities appeared first on edX Blog.
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