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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

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"Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students.`


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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
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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Report: Data Should Be Used to Drive Improvement in Schools, Not Punish Failure -- THE Journal

Report: Data Should Be Used to Drive Improvement in Schools, Not Punish Failure -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
"Education has not yet fully become an evidence-based sector." So declared Aimee Rogstad Guidera, the founder, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, in the introduction to a report that examined how the use of data has evolved in K-12 over the last 10 years.
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Highlands Ranch students use virtual dialogue with WWI kaiser to spark interest in history

Highlands Ranch students use virtual dialogue with WWI kaiser to spark interest in history | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Students at a Highlands Ranch school have used artificial intelligence, art skills, historical research and a Google Home Assistant to help bring German Kaiser Wilhelm II to virtual life as part of their studies of World War I.
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Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A writing program that many high school teachers thought would be far too easy has proven crucial to develop students' critical thinking and written expression
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How Pomona high school students are getting free access to the internet

How Pomona high school students are getting free access to the internet | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
POMONA >> Andres Cervantes walked out of the Pomona High School Library Wednesday afternoon with a key to get online.The technology is a new hot spot with 3 GB of high speed data per month — free of cost. Cervantes, a junior
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Student Participation in IT Strategy Is a Win-Win

Student Participation in IT Strategy Is a Win-Win | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Inviting students to contribute to IT service delivery pays off for students and institutions alike.
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Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes

Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Kids who think they can get smarter if they work hard are more likely to bounce back from their mistakes than those who think their level of intelligence is set in stone.
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Reframing the Debate About Screen Time

Reframing the Debate About Screen Time | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Instead of obsessing over the quantity of screen time, we should focus on improving the quality of it.
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How to Help Students Crush Math Anxiety

How to Help Students Crush Math Anxiety | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
When Michelle Russell surveyed her students about their interests & learning preferences, she found over one-third have anxious or negative feelings about math.
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Apple to Join Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google in Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance -- THE Journal

Apple to Join Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google in Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Apple may be the latest company to join the Partnership for AI, a consortium that was established to develop best practices for artificial intelligence. If Apple joins, it will work alongside Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Deepmind to advance public understanding of AI and its potential benefits across industries, including education.
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Microsoft launches program to take on Chromebooks in schools

Microsoft launches program to take on Chromebooks in schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In an effort to stem the academic migration to simpler, cheaper Chromebooks, Microsoft has launched the Intune for Education program. Based on the company'
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Students cross borders through language lesson

Students cross borders through language lesson | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Edgewater Park students participating in pen pal program receive lesson in French and global awareness.
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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Discover websites, blog posts, articles, and videos related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology.
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MOOC Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses -- Campus Technology

MOOC Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses -- Campus Technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
University of Central Florida (UCF) and Educause have re-launched a no-cost massive open online course (MOOC) that offers facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers who want to develop blended courses.
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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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School buildings on autopilot

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When the central Connecticut town of Cheshire moved to reduce power use, it upgraded six of its eight public schools with the latest internet of things technology. The plan combined energy-efficient LED fixtures with sensors and cloud-based servers that automatically turn the lights off in an empty room or adjust brightness. The district cut its electricity bill by 84 percent, saving about $390,000 out of an annual $65 million budget.
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Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me?

Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
If video works so well in teaching, could it be just as beneficial for students?
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The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School (EdSurge News)

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “
Tennessee Promise”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college. After Governor Bill Haslam announced the scholarship progr
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3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District (EdSurge News)

3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

I recently heard a teacher describe the change in education over the past decade as this: a shift in focus from teaching (the delivery of content and curriculum) to learning (what students actually know and can do).
This is incredibly challenging work. Creating a strong learning culture with st
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How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective

How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Transform the Individualized Education Program meeting from a mandatory evaluative process into a student-centered discussion.
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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.
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As crisis over Trump’s immigrant order mounts, what America’s teachers of refugee students want you to know

Before and after Trump’s order this week, we asked several of those teachers to tell about their jobs, their students, and what has them worried right now.
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Seven Steps to Make Your Classroom More Like a Google Workplace

Seven Steps to Make Your Classroom More Like a Google Workplace | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
One way to improve students' happiness and performance is to revamp the classroom to look more like the top companies in the United States, says an innovation think tank.
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Department of Education Creates New Evaluation Tool for K–12 Administrators

Department of Education Creates New Evaluation Tool for K–12 Administrators | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A simplified ed tech evaluation process is on the horizon.
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How to let the best data drive better decisions in K12

How to let the best data drive better decisions in K12 | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
K12 education lags behind U.S. business and industry when it comes to using data to improve outcomes, says a 2016 report by the Center for Data Innovation.
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My thought, let's include the students in this understanding of "data" in schools and how it relates to their success!
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How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness

How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Leverage your students’ interests in gaming to build social and emotional learning—skills that will be valuable in their future jobs.
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