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15 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

Ditch That Textbook

Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!After After months and months of learning, it all comes down to this. The end of the semester project.

Online learning tips for neurodivergent students

Neo LMS

Online learning has become a prevalent part of the educational landscape. This has some significant benefits. It enables learning to continue when distancing is a necessity. It also provides greater access options to students living in rural areas or experiencing mobility challenges.

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The Importance of Involving Stakeholders Throughout the Strategic Planning Process

Education Elements

To see students and community members in action - that is the stuff we, as educators, dream about. Most recently in a suburban school district outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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What it Means to Be an Equitable Leader

A Principal's Reflections

So, what is the secret sauce when it comes to effective leadership? This is a tricky question to answer as there is no definitive right way to lead and no shortage of advice available that you can weed through.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?” ” I responded, “I read a lot.” ” I dedicate time every morning to my professional growth by reading an article or chapter in a book.

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Protect Your Network Against Bad Password Habits

EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity solutions have long tried to account for human error. Districts may invest time and money into training staff and students on best practices for keeping their networks secure, including everything from recognizing phishing attempts to password hygiene.

Demystifying metrics: 3 strategic steps to measuring students’ relationships

The Christensen Institute

In a continuation of a pattern that started prior to the pandemic, surveys from this past spring reported high levels of anxiety and depression among high schoolers.

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The gains and pains of the think-pair-share strategy

Neo LMS

As a collaborative teaching strategy, the think-pair-share approach has sparked controversy among teachers. Is it a valuable strategy you shouldn’t overlook or is it just not worth the time? Is it beneficial to the learning process or does it hinder progress?

Books I read in November 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2021… The Eye of the World , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Great Hunt , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Apollo Murders , Chris Hadfield (sci fi). The Peacemaker’s Code , Deepak Malhotra (sci fi). Ballistic , Marko Kloos (sci fi).

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Academic Achievement Can Open So Many Doors

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark To perhaps risk the ire of educators across the nation, we should ask, ‘Is academic performance really important? And if so, why?’ On its surface, these may seem like absurd questions for anyone in the education biz.

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How to Easily Deploy and Manage New Devices for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Even before the pandemic, K–12 districts were facing IT staffing shortages. When schools around the country shifted to remote learning, IT teams were spread even thinner trying to provide devices, connectivity, security and troubleshooting to students across their communities.

Creating a market for people who need jobs

The Christensen Institute

What is the value of schooling in a country where many who are educated are unemployed and struggle to make a living? That is the question that troubled Valmir Pereira, the CEO of Mind Lab.

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3 approaches to help students become responsible cyber citizens

eSchool News

Children are getting more screen time than ever—a side effect of the pandemic’s impact on our usual routines. It’s not just the pandemic, however. Kids’ media preferences are changing as new apps and sleeker technology make it easier to stay connected (and be entertained) wherever they go.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

One of the World’s Best-Funded Edtech Companies Is Investing In AI Moonshots. Can It Work?

Edsurge

The Indian edtech giant Byju’s keeps getting bigger , having raised more than $4.5 billion since it was founded 10 years ago. This month the company made clear its ambitious research agenda: to achieve the science-fiction dream of building next-generation teaching aids with artificial intelligence.

Embrace Cheating Tools

Teacher Tech

Students cheat with Google Translate or Photomath or a variety of tools. Do not fight it, embrace it! The post Embrace Cheating Tools appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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From Associate to B.A.: More people can finish a four-year degree at community colleges

The Hechinger Report

For decades, the distinction between community colleges and four-year colleges has been clear: a student’s stay at community college is generally shorter, and admission is largely open, often oriented around job skills.

NEW Line Tool and Color Picker Features in Canva

EdTechTeacher

At the end of November 2021, Canva announced some additional opportunities for design tools in their web application. Both a line creation tool and color picker were unveiled. By simply selecting the letter L key on your keyboard, you can now create a line in Canva, and the fun doesn’t stop there.

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Considerations for K–12 Administrators to Improve Business Continuity Planning

EdTech Magazine

Even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. If the pandemic has made one fact clear, it’s that planning for an uncertain future is difficult to do. Schools have come a long way from the tumultuous days of required remote learning, yet — as districts look ahead — the uncertainty remains.

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

With the ambitious goal of closing the digital divide, Congress approved and President Biden recently signed into law $65 billion for broadband infrastructure—the largest federal investment in history.

NIL Equals Money + Workforce and Talent Development

Mindspark Learning

On July 1st, 2021, the collegiate sports world was forever changed. As of 12:01am on that day, collegiate athletes are now free to rack up deals and paid sponsorships without being in jeopardy of losing their scholarships for doing so.

Esports in the CTE Classroom: Discord Bot Development

techlearning

Learning the basics of bot development will provide students with a job skill they can take into any future role

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

The Hechinger Report

As the new school year began this fall, battles around vaccine and mask mandates raged, school boards took up the thorny issue of how to teach students about race and Congress argued about how much to spend on children (and everything else).

How scholastic esports helps students’ academic achievement

eSchool News

According to Newzoo , the live-streaming audience for games will hit 728.8 million viewers in 2021 globally. For reference, the NFL is projected to hit 141 million viewers. Clearly, esports’ popularity is growing exponentially.

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Trauma Is Everywhere. My Experience With It Made Me a Better Teacher.

Edsurge

Content Warning: pregnancy loss/stillbirth. One Saturday morning in 2015, at 37½ weeks of pregnancy, I couldn’t feel my baby move. I waited for a kick or a shift of movement that never came.

NEW Drawing Feature in Canva

EdTechTeacher

Exciting news from Canva this past weekend! The application has created the opportunity for users to do some freehand DRAWING. There are four drawing tools available including a pen, marker, glow pen, and highlighter. Each drawing tool can be adjusted for size and transparency.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!