YouTube Kids Launches #Learn A Language
JANUARY 10, 2017
YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos. YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds. Download in iTunes or Google Play. Kicking off this month! YouTube Kids is committed to helping kids explore and learn about the world around them. French! Hindi!
How this Teacher is Finding True Joy in Her Profession: A Chat with Ariel from 51Talk
JANUARY 11, 2017
This is our third interview with teachers from 51Talk. enjoyed this interview. You can hear the happiness in Ariel’s voice as you read her experience. If you have any questions about teaching with 51Talk, please reach out to us. You can also apply to teach at this link: 51Talk Application. Ariel, You’ve been teaching with 51Talk for the past four months. It’s a very fun dynamic.
Blending Online and Field Learning To Inspire Young Girls in Science
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Op-Ed, Dr. Mikki McComb-Cobza. Ocean First Education. Today, there have been major strides in efforts to increase the use of technology in classroom teaching. As the utilization and embracement of technology in education has increased, as has utilization of online and blended learning in and out of the classroom, imperative for today’s digital native learners and members of the future workforce.
Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets.
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.
An Exclusive Interview with Christopher Gray: Founder of Scholly, Shark Tank Winner, Forbes 30 under 30
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
By: Robyn D. Shulman, Huffington Post and EdNews Daily. 1. Chris, can you tell us about your childhood background? Also, how have social good projects played a role in your early life? I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama to a single mom and two younger siblings. So Scholly wasn’t my first swing at a social enterprise and trying to add value to those I thought needed help. 2.
Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Costs for students and parents continue to rise, while downturns in the economy threaten many smaller colleges’ financial viability, prompting questions about their continued relevance and how they can best thrive in the 21st century. And students are changing. In 2015, it was named the No.
Your Teacher Doesn’t Hate You – But She Might Not Like Your Writing
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Written By: Stephen D. Senturia. Too often a student is reduced to tears or driven to fury by the red marks and criticisms that a teacher puts on an essay or term paper. It’s natural to feel personally attacked, even hated, since in writing that essay you put some of your personal energy out there, your own stuff, and she didn’t like it. It takes discipline, but it pays off. Rewrite the paper!
PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
AUGUST 29, 2016
This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. Week Will Kick Off “Teach Boldly” Year-long Teacher Support Program. Monday, September 12: 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted
SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.
Martellus Bennett-More Than an Athlete
MAY 22, 2016
I am so excited to share this TED Talk given by athlete and creative genius, Martellus Bennett. On a personal note, my huband plays basketball with him. This video is as authentic as it gets and is an inspiration for all kids. Please listen and share with your classroom if appropriate. You will love his talent, animation, work and above all…he will just make you smile.
Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner
JULY 2, 2016
SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Mark Cuban signed a deal with Shaan just in time for the release of the new SAT. The test is overall less complicated. There are no penalties for wrong answers.
Class Divide Debuts Oct. 3rd: HBO Documentary Shines Light on the Inequalities of Education
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Main (Top) Photo: Joel. Credit: Tom LeGoff/courtesy of HBO). Commentary by Robyn Shulman: I was privileged to have an early screening of this film. As a parent, educator and writer, this film hit every emotion within me. Class Divide is a moving film in all aspects-from the stories, to the beautiful faces of each child-you will feel something deep in your heart that says, “This is not okay.”
Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast
JULY 24, 2016
Robyn Shulman. I was honored to chat with Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast Inc. Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning. Technology that makes a difference in the world is the focus and mission of EdCast. Can you elaborate on each one?
How Self-Service Technologies Help College Students Find Jobs
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
By Sarah Wallace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, continuing a period of strong job creation. And, for the first time in more than eight years, the U.S. unemployment rate has remained below 5 percent for several consecutive months. This is good news for the 1.9 As the job market in the U.S. Education News Higher Education STEM Technology
College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Sometimes, if we are lucky enough, our paths cross with genuine people who truly want to make a difference in the world, especially for youth. When I come across someone of this nature, I make extra effort to ensure I nurture and care for the relationship. have not recommended specific names or people on this site in the past. In a roundabout way, I think my whole life has prepared me for it.
Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students
MAY 31, 2016
André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design. New investment into Triseum continues to provide growth opportunities for a company already breaking barriers with over 40 percent of its staff being female. CEO Profile.
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Education Support
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Educational Support Regarding Challenges and Questions. Needs include: Special education. School discipline. Discrimination issues. The Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will launch its innovative e-clinic on September 6th for parents in California. School Discipline.
Grit in the Classroom
DECEMBER 18, 2016
Guest Article by: Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D. Grit has been celebrated and critiqued by many in academic circles and the academic press, but the conversation has remained largely focused on the work and opinions of researchers. Less attention has been given to the day-to-day experiences of educators who are working to strengthen students’ grit and incorporate grit into classroom curricula.
Best Google Education Apps for Teachers
AUGUST 19, 2016
Written by Kate Durocher. We live in a world where the influence of technology cannot be ignored. In health, everyday communication and education, tech plays a huge role in shaping and creating the narrative. While technology continues to grow and improve, why not embrace the benefits it offers? The effect of technology on education is one of the clearest examples of how tech can better lives.
A Back-to-School Checklist: Choosing Classroom Technology that Fosters Engagement
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Op-Ed, By: Dr. Charles Miller, Professor at University of Minnesota, Cofounder/ Chief Design Officer of Vidku and Cofounder of Flipgrid. A new school year has begun and educators will face the task of engaging a new set of students. Since each student comes with a myriad of individual skills and learning styles, it can be tough to create a learning environment that meets everyone’s needs.
A New Day at Morton College
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Op-Ed Contribution. Dr. Stanley Fields, President of Morton College, Cicero, Illinois. It’s the beginning of another school year, with another class of students, and another year of quality education. And while this may sound routine or uneventful, as the second-oldest community college in Illinois, we know this is anything but ordinary. In fact, this is an extraordinary time at Morton College.
A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: How Illinois Educators Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals
OCTOBER 18, 2016
This is a four part mini-series; a must watch for educators who believe in taking charge to reform the system-in their own hands. The Wallace Foundation today released a four-part video series exploring Illinois’ bold actions to revamp the way school principals are prepared. In 2010, Illinois passed the tougher law, and the results were dramatic. Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals.
Why Teachers Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs
AUGUST 22, 2016
There is a new type of entrepreneur quickly rising in almost every city in America. They have a significant impact on the lives of many people. Do you know someone in education who is motivated, mission-driven, passionate, smart, and can create something new? If the answer is yes, you know an edupreneur. These talented and rising stars may be the missing link that your startup needs right now.
Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
We are so excited to introduce Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy. On the College Essay Guy’s site, you will find all things related to college essay writing, (personal statement), tips, common app, free resources, classes and more. Stop by his site to see why you will love his site as much as I do (he’s personal, warm, empathetic and his classes are unparalleled. Some tips: 1.
The Debate is On: PBS Launches You Choose 2016 for Kids
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
PBS KIDS recently launched You Choose 2016 , a kid-friendly website for ages 6-8 providing kids with relevant, non-partisan democracy-related information through interactive exploration and video. This site aims to teach kids about the Presidential election process in an entertaining and fun way, reminding them that even though they are unable to vote, their voice still matters. .
High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Students Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. View The Open Ontology Project here: https://www.ContextU.com. Calling all students everywhere! The Open Ontology Project (OOP) at ContextU.com is easy to use, and yields deep levels of understanding. ” . Nothing else.
’Booking’ Students: The Literacy Solution
DECEMBER 4, 2016
Written By Guest Author: (Mrs.) Linda A. McFarlane. The office clock shows 6:50 on this blustery fall morning; daylight is still quite a few minutes away in this Kansas City locale. Headlights from a few cars punctuate the semi-darkness as children are dropped off for the school day at Crestview Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District. The gym became a new supervisory post.
A Perfect SAT Score: Tips from Shaan Patel (PrepExpert)
JANUARY 8, 2017
A Perfect SAT Score. Is it possible? Shaan Patel of PrepExpert.com says yes. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores or even get a perfect SAT score ? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel various times. He is the founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed PrepExpert) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Shaan on Shark Tank! The test is overall less complicated.
Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?
AUGUST 4, 2016
Young people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research? For the majority of high school students around the world, this is not the case. This year’s competition will be held from 10/4 to 10/18.
Edulastic Joins Google for Education Partner Program
APRIL 19, 2016
Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, announced that they have become a Google for Education Partner. The Google for Education Partner Program recognizes Partner technologies that complement and extend Google for Education products. To learn more about Edulastic, visit www.edulastic.com or follow us on facebook.com/Edulastic or @Edulastic.
300 Organizations Come Together to Launch Nation of Makers
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
New non-profit organization will ensure that more Americans have access to the spaces, communities, and tools that enable them to make things, not just consume things. The grassroots Maker Movement has, and continues to, impact entrepreneurship, education, economic and workforce development, manufacturing, community revitalization and technology inclusion in the U.S.
Gamification for children: How to avoid design mistakes
DECEMBER 7, 2016
Guest Article by: Dasha Sokolova. There’s no doubt that children and adults learn in various ways. This distinction lies not only in what we learn at different age levels, but also how we do it. Today, both adults and children are often engaged in studies through game-based learning and gamification mechanics such as points, leaderboards, progression, and others. Provide guidance.
Startup U: Draper University and the Students of Tomorrow
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
Meet Tim Draper and the amazing students live on your own screen from Draper University. In a world that is ever-changing rapidly before our eyes, our needs in education are changing as well; in comes Draper University. Tim Draper, ABC and his promising entrepreneurs are ready to bring you the fast-paced world of a new type of education. Startup U. Follow Startup U on Twitter at: @ StartupUTV.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Apply Now. MCAT Curriculum Manager at Magoosh (View all jobs). . About Magoosh. Magoosh is fixing a broken test prep industry. Why should students have to put up with exorbitant prices for boring test prep classes and books that might not even work? With Magoosh, they don’t have to. We help millions study at their own pace, on their own time regardless of location, social status, or background.
AFT Announces with IBM Foundation New Tool for Teachers Using Watson
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Teacher Advisor with Watson Is Starting with Third-Grade Math. Teachers will have access to Teacher Advisor with Watson , a first-of-its-kind, innovative professional development tool using IBM’s Watson cognitive technology to help strengthen instructional skills and customize lessons, the American Federation of Teachers announced today. That’s really cool.”
Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools
JUNE 23, 2016
By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D. Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University. The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. The STEAM effort outlines why the arts are necessary: Arts education is a key to creativity. Creativity is an essential component of, and spurs innovation. Knowledge is limited. Former U.S.
How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind
JANUARY 14, 2017
Robyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. We are learning as we go along. This is new, and yes, this is scary.
Misplaced Priorities: Education’s (Mostly) One-Sided Digital Investment
AUGUST 3, 2016
Guest article written by: Bob McDonald. . Year after year, educational institutions continue to pour funding into digital technologies, updating classrooms and curriculums for a heavily digitized 21st-century. The result, more often then not, is a mismatch between the caliber and expense of a school’s digital resources and the outdated, even byzantine, structures in place for gaining access.
From Teachers to Students: How Education Technology is Connecting Us on a Global Scale
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
I had the chance to sit down with James Stewart, head of marketing and business development for 51Talk. He is connecting teachers and students across the globe through his engaging work and initiatives here in the United States. 1. James, can you tell me about the founding of 51Talk and how it began in China? To compound this error, students are hardly ever given a chance to speak. teachers?