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How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here.Dear Bonni: How can we make student-to-student interaction more personable and engaging in online learning? —Andrea Fuentes, Director of Online Learning, Doral College

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15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files

15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files by TeachThought Staff As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been through emailing, but limits here–including speed, […]
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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion Drew Perkins talks with New Zealand student E. Wen Wong about her passion for project-based learning and how it has impacted her thinking, learning, and future. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @psbeaches Instagram: psbeaches Facebook: P.S. Our Beaches How Project Based Learning is the key […]

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Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?

If it were only up to Loveland High School Assistant Principal Marc Heiser, his school would have flexible modular scheduling, or “flex-mod scheduling.” That basically means that each discipline could decide the ideal class length and number of meetings each week, rather than having a standardized schedule where every class period is 45 minutes, no matter the needs of the department.

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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online by TeachThought Staff How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, […]

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Online Coding School Lambda Raises $30M, Looks Toward Medicine and Cybersecurity

Coding bootcamps have been quick to adopt income-share agreements, or ISAs, as they work to figure out funding models amid a fast-changing industry.The model typically entails students paying back a portion of their salary after completing a program and landing a job, rather than paying tuition up front. And even as questions remain about whether or not this unregulated financing model will work in the long run, more alternative education providers schools—and even some universities—are giving ISAs a try.

Customizing Fonts and Emojis in Google Docs

By default every document that you create in Google Docs will have 11 point Arial font unless you change it. You can change that to one of more than 450 font options. To access and add custom fonts to your Google Documents and Slides select "add fonts" from the bottom of the font selection menu that you've always used in Google Drive. Selecting "add fonts" will open up a new menu in which you can mix and match fonts to your heart's content. The screenshots below provide visual directions.

New Themes and Drag & Drop Organization for Google Classroom

Earlier today Google unveiled a couple of new features for Google Classroom. First, you can now rearrange the order of assignments and materials in your Classwork page by simply dragging and dropping them into a new order. Second, Google Classroom now has 78 more color scheme themes that you can apply to your Classrooms.

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. Some are serious and hurtful, too, like bullying. And all of this is amplified online.

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?

For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. The 2019 competition opens January 8 and will accept applications until February 13. Even better, this year, the program aims to crank up the value that it provides to entrepreneurs.