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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

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At the Shelby County district building on Wednesday, school board members were digging deep into 10th grade English language arts—and […]
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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
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Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

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Adapt these six tips to bring personalized learning projects into your classroom and build student engagement.
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5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Through podcasts, web pages, mailed invitations, a "Meat 'n' Greet," and a final email blast, you can build up your incoming students' back-to-school excitement.
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New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.
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5 ways to improve your school website design right now

5 ways to improve your school website design right now | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
First impressions are lasting. Here's how to make a good one with your school website.
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The Future of Science Education Must Be Digital

The Future of Science Education Must Be Digital | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
I recently saw the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku give a powerful address to a packed auditorium of thousands of teachers and educational leaders. He spoke not only on the future of education, but
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The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options -- THE Journal

The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence now suggests that when systematically implemented, educational technology can support a wide range of educational innovations, including flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and customized learning.
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Once a shining star but now dark, Craigmont High School’s planetarium due for a makeover

Once a shining star but now dark, Craigmont High School’s planetarium due for a makeover | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The principal of the Memphis school is raising money to get Craigmont’s unique teaching tool back in working order.
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What Makes e-Learning Work?

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Ethan Edwards discusses the characteristics that make up good e-learning.

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While many would consider the needs for successful eLearning different than traditional learning this article shows that not to necessarily be the case.
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Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.
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How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology

How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Beyond your local Pokestop, there's a world of opportunity for augmented reality and learning
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A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty

A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A national study of almost every tenth-grader in Chile found that having a growth mindset strongly correlates to academic achievement. Students from low-income
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The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers -- THE Journal

The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In a recent survey more than 9 in 10 teachers (93 percent) said they believe the use of VR would "excite" their students, and 8 in 10 (83 percent) say it might improve learning outcomes.
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Finding a fit for wearable tech in education

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As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before.
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Vindicated! I was just saying this same thing to some colleagues at ISTE!
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts

Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
While student input matters when creating curriculum, it's critical to manage their involvement and expectations in determining what and how they'll learn.
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VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year (EdSurge News)

VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Using technology in schools is no longer just about preparing our students for college and career. Not only do they need the skills to navigate and utilize technology, but they need to understand how technology can connect them with people, places, and resources that were previously unreachable.Usin
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Gaming in the classroom: what we can learn from Pokémon Go technology

Gaming in the classroom: what we can learn from Pokémon Go technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Apps, games and technologies like Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind as they offer many potential avenues to employ an engaging, student-centred approach to education.
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Exploring Space: The Final Frontier

Exploring Space: The Final Frontier | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
If happiness, in large measure, is determined by personal confidence in one’s ability to reach their potential, then we must ask ourselves, “are we as educators doing everything to instill confidence?
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Virtual Schools Must Follow Special Education Rules, Ed. Department Says - On Special Education - Education Week

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Mobile Device Management 101 for Education

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Download this e-book and learn how you can enhance the classroom experience for students and educators through the power of mobile device management.
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2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert

2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Curtis Chandler describes two free tech tools to keep students engaged throughout the year: Poll Everywhere to deepen discussion and Remind to keep tuned in.
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Is Your Time Spent on Accountability or Capacity Building?

Is Your Time Spent on Accountability or Capacity Building? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
There is no evidence to indicate that a process intended to evaluate by placing a word or number on the actions of another is effective in developing capacity or changing practice.
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More than just a science lesson: NASA EarthKAM fascinates a special education classroom

More than just a science lesson: NASA EarthKAM fascinates a special education classroom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Dacia DeAngelis, a teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Asbury Park, stood in the center of the classroom, dangling a red ball the size of an apple above a fifth-
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7 ed tech tools to note from ISTE 2016

7 ed tech tools to note from ISTE 2016 | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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If you are like me, ISTE is always overwhelming but in a good way! My Nerdy Teacher side loves attending but my attention span goes out the window...
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Big leap for literacy in schools

Big leap for literacy in schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Literacy changes taking hold in schools recognize the subject’s expansion from traditional textbooks to online readings, images and audio. New learning standards ask students to read more closely and write more analytically, meaning teachers must adapt curriculum to get students reading earlier.
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