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Contextual Collaboration white paper

eSchool News

In this crowdsourced white paper, we explore “contextual collaboration” – what it is, why it’s important and how to get started It’s increasingly critical for all stakeholders to have access to the right information at the right time – this enables informed decision-making at all levels of the education process and helps ensure students reach their potential.

Key Considerations for Buying a K-12 Classroom Projector in 2015


This new white paper will help K-12 schools and districts understand how their classroom projector choice can accommodate the explosion of mobile devices in the classroom, the new multimedia curriculums, and the cost-effective availability of new, safer, and longer-lasting projection technology. Techlearning Resources White Papers

An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design


Techlearning Resources White PapersMakerBot in the Classroom An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design A Free Educational Resource from MakerBot Learn how to empower and inspire your students to design, collaborate, and create innovat.

Best Practices in K-12 Cabling Strategies


Techlearning Resources White PapersBest Practices in K-12 Cabling Strategies Whether you realize it or not, classroom gear such as Gigabit Wi-Fi, VoIP phones, IP-enabled systems or new Power-over Ethernet technologies are all substant.

How To Build A Meaningful Vision of Education For Your School


Techlearning Resources White Papers The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Phila­delphia has gained a national reputation for being a model of inquiry-driven, project-based learning. This whitepaper series presents the nuts and bolts.

Student-Centered Learning with a Learning Platform


Techlearning Resources White Papers Student-Centered Learning with a Learning Platform In a student-centered learning environment student voice and choice should be a central focus. Teachers must find ways to apply learning to the thin.

Powered for Learning


Techlearning Resources White PapersPowered for Learning How to Solve K-12’s New Mobility Power Requirements There’s no doubt that technology offers today’s students opportunities to learn new things in new ways and that learning is op.

Productive Struggle for Deeper Learning


Productive Struggle for Deeper Learning This white paper will explain the concept of productive struggle, identify learning strategies that promote productive struggle, and discuss ways in which Wagg. Techlearning Resources White Papers

Unified Technology to Revolutionize Classrooms


Techlearning Resources White PapersUnified Technology to Revolutionize Classrooms Today’s K-12 educators are leveraging technology to inspire and engage students every day. As technology rapidly evolves, it continues to change the way.

A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning


Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Beyond the Device in K-12


Techlearning Resources White PapersBeyond the Device in K-12 Key Success Factors for 1:1 Device Initiatives That Nobody Talks About Districts face numerous challenges when implementing 1:1 mobile device initiatives. They often choose.

Strengthen Your Digital District Infrastructure


Techlearning Resources White PapersStrengthen Your Digital District Infrastructure Sponsored by Lenovo and Intel Lenovo builds technology products for the specific needs of education. Rugged devices that reliably perform, whenever a.

5 Best Practices for Choosing the Right Operating System for Your District


Techlearning Resources White PapersWhat are the best ways for districts to balance their investments in legacy systems with new demands for expanded access and improved user experiences?

5 Best Practices for Choosing the Right Operating System for Your District


Techlearning Resources White PapersBest Practices for Choosing the Right District OS What are the best ways for district technology leaders to balance their investments in legacy systems with new demands for expanded access and improv.

How to Extract More Value from Your PC Investments


Techlearning Resources White Papers Brought to you by: Educators need state-of-the-art PC technology to keep up with demanding computer-based assessments and advanced educational programs, but if you simply discard those older machines.

How Wayne Township Future-Proofed PC Investment


Techlearning Resources White Papers Brought to you by: Investing in PC infrastructure without a long-term technology plan is the kind of costly gamble that can come back to haunt IT decision makers for years to come. MSD of Wayne Towns.

The 4 conditions that support deeper learning

eSchool News

Teachers must exchange their traditional instructor role for that of a “learning strategist” in order to achieve deeper learning outcomes, according to a new white paper from the nonprofit National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists. Next page: Practices of teachers who achieve deeper learning outcomes.

Best Technology for Schools Grant Program

Class Tech Tips

As part of their work to support Internet safety in schools, Impero Software has released a new white paper on digital citizenship and launched a grant competition for school technology. Looking for a school grant program? The $2.5 million Best Technology for Schools grant program celebrates Impero’s 10 millionth student user. Teacher Tools

5 steps to universally-designed instruction

eSchool News

White paper addresses instructional design process to make learning rigorous, accessible for all learners. Goalbook has published a white paper, Different Paths Up the Same Mountain, which outlines a 5-step instructional design process for educators to apply in the classroom. Diversity and variability is the norm–not the exception–in the U.S. K-12 classroom.

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

Over the past six months I’ve explored hundreds of news stories, white papers, and blog posts focused on why and how leaders might foster a culture of innovation. Recently it seems that innovation is a buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Need happier employees? Innovate! Need bigger profits? Innovate! Need better leadership? Innovate! Unfortunately, innovation is too often be touted as a silver bullet solution without even defining what innovation is. Some folks have taken a stand against innovation , given its use as a catchall strategy. Why ten lessons?

The Lenovo K-12 Education Portfolio


Techlearning Resources White PapersThe Lenovo K-12 Education Portfolio Sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft Solutions BUILT to serve education. The Lenovo purpose-built portfolio of education products meets the needs of every digital lea.

Case Study: St. Thomas More Catholic High School


Techlearning Resources White PapersCase Study: St. Thomas More Catholic High School St. Thomas More Catholic High School’s objective was to refresh its existing estate of tablets with a more modern hybrid device that would allow for m.

Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies

eSchool News

A white paper from Pearson is designed to help educators navigate different approaches to students’ college and career readiness. A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success. Conley, Ph.D., Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., Next page: Three readiness models in the report.

Proposed W3C priorities for education

Ed Tech Now

A white paper proposing key ed-tech priorities for the world wide web Continue reading → Standards processes edtech edupub IMS IMS GLC IMS QTI SCORM Simple Sequencing TinCan W3C xAPI

Is Your School Modern? Check Out These 10 Principles to Find Out

The Innovative Educator

This is the question educators and authors Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon answer in their white paper 10 Principles For Schools of Modern Learning: The Urgent Case for Reimagining Today’s Schools. Read the full white paper to discover why each Principle is important and steps to put it into action. But what does it really take for a school to be modern?

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom Design Research and White Papers. link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens. This paper gives lots of examples and ideas for what makes an excellent, nurturing outdoor play space. Classroom Design Resources. Blog Posts.

Can blending tech into data collection deepen interest in STEM?

eSchool News

PASCO white paper examines a tech-enabled, inquiry-based approach to teaching science. To help educators provide students with the scientific literacy and hands-on experience needed for college and STEM careers, PASCO Scientific commissioned a white paper to review the research and expert opinion related to high-quality, engaging science instruction. News STEM


Moving from Challenges to Solutions: The Future of Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Ultimately, participants proposed publishing a graphical white paper outlining the value propositions behind micro-credential implementation and conducting a communications audit across organizations implementing micro-credentials, with the goal of creating a consistent definition. The Summit focused on developing action-oriented solutions to meet the needs of this growing ecosystem.

Seven Little-Known Ways a Workforce Management System Can Benefit Schools

eSchool News

Download this white paper now to find out how. Saving time, improving efficiency, and ensuring compliance with labor laws are all common benefits of an automated workforce management solution. But did you know the right solution, when used by savvy K-12 leaders, also can save schools money and improve student outcomes? Retired Whitepapers Kronos

How to teach students to build a positive online identity

eSchool News

Educators can look to a recent ISTE White Paper, Building and Keeping a Positive Digital Identity , to help kids be more intentional in what they post online. This paper applies ISTE standards to the idea of building and maintaining a positive online identity. Schools must actively work to educate students on social media and online identity. It happens automatically.

Making an environment where teachers can create bespoke lessons

The Hechinger Report

Across the country, individual schools and districts have been piloting personalized learning for several years with some impressive results,” according to a white paper published by Rhode Island about its efforts to personalize learning. They learn on the job, with the help of teacher-leaders who provide real-life examples of how personalized learning works in the classroom.

Empathy, Technology, and How to Reduce School Suspensions by 50%


He currently researches this interest in the context of education and criminal justice, and recently completed a white paper hypothesizing that an empathetic mindset will eliminate school suspensions. Technology can do a lot of things in the classroom, but can it help educators be more empathetic towards their students? This week on the EdSurge podcast, we talked to Dr. Jason Okonofua, a postdoc at Stanford University , about just that. Okonofua is interested in how the effects of one person’s stereotyping and another person’s threat reverberate and escalate over time.

7 Lessons Learned From Implementing Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Three months and more than 400 submissions later, we have learned a lot about the potential for micro-credentials and areas of further need and we’ve documented them in a white paper. The paper highlights some of our favorite submissions. Read more about our lessons learned by reading the full paper available here The changes seldom happened.


Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

The poll, which surveyed 1,240 parents and kids from the same households, is accompanied by a white paper, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance , in an effort to paint a complete picture about the issues surrounding technology use and addiction. Key white paper findings include: 1. That impact on behavior, attitudes, etc. Mobile Learning News

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom Research and White Papers. The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. But there are so many sites! What are yours? Blog Posts. Websites.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

A new white paper, “ Teaching in the Machine Age: How innovation can make bad teachers good and good teachers better ,” by Thomas Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute uses the theory of disruptive innovation to show why and clarifies the three ways in which technology is set to emerge alongside of teachers. With technology’s presence growing in virtually every field, the specter of technological unemployment has raised its head again and again. The basic pattern Arnett elucidates is not confined to education. This does two things. This pattern will hold in education.

Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

As Michael Horn and I explain in our new white paper, “ Disrupting law school ,” regulatory protections that have sheltered law schools from competition will continue to subside. I hope our white paper provides sufficient impetus for law schools to get started. A few weeks ago, I discussed why law schools need to respond to the changing marketplace for legal services and legal education. In this new environment, law schools need to reimagine themselves as educators for students interested in learning about the legal services sector, not simply those seeking a JD.