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Digital Promise

Digital Promise has partnered with StoryCorps, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. At Digital Promise, we believe that nothing inspires, mobilizes, and builds capacity for change like stories.

Resilience: Why Are Our Children So Fragile?

EdNews Daily

This is an op-ed written by Marcia Fervienza. First scenario: a child who is part of a stable and loving family of 5 goes through a massive loss at age 12. Her older sister decides to leave the family’s house in a stressful condition. Suddenly she stops being part of the family’s routines.

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Are you more focused on the “new”, or the “better?”

The Principal of Change

In “ The Innovator’s Mindset ,” I use the following for the definition of “innovation”: For the purpose of this book, I’m defining innovation as a way of thinking that creates something new and better.

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz/The Hechinger Report.

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.

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2017 Awards Of Excellence Winners

techlearning

Honored products from this year include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of T&L advisors who teste. Techlearning Resources Contests

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FCC Chair Seeks to Overturn ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules, With Implications for K-12

Marketplace K-12

If the FCC weakens "net neutrality" provisions, some advocates predict that schools' access to online resources will suffer. The post FCC Chair Seeks to Overturn ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules, With Implications for K-12 appeared first on Market Brief.

The U.S. might have been 19th in the world in math (instead of 36th) if we’d bribed our students with $25

The Hechinger Report

Behavioral economists found that scores rose for U.S. students who were bribed with $25 before taking a test that resembles the PISA exam. Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Here’s a puzzle: if U.S.

Nobody Wants to Be “Fixed”

The Principal of Change

I tweeted this recently: I struggle with the “school is broken” narrative as much as I struggle with focusing on what is wrong with a student, not what their strengths are. George Couros (@gcouros) November 9, 2017.

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.

Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing by Terry Heick iPads are the worst technology students will ever use. This was a useful idea I saw hanging for a moment in my twitter feed from Jamie Casap–useful in that it helped me see education technology as a principle rather […]. The post Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

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Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Facilitator- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Educators: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

NPR Learning and Tech

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Data Snapshot: Who Are the Nation’s Homeschoolers?

Marketplace K-12

The biggest portion of the country's homeschool students—about 39 percent of them—are from suburban communities, according to national data. The post Data Snapshot: Who Are the Nation’s Homeschoolers? appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 National Center for Education Statistics Online / Virtual Learning

20 Great Apps for University Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a a full time doctoral student, iPad is my number 1 companion. I use it for a wide variety of educational purposes but mainly for reading. I have been experimenting with various apps and the.read more. Repost

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6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Sheninger When new technology is rolled out, K–12 leaders must prove it is worth the investment. Leadership Management Return on Investment

Get a Self-Paced, Competency-Based Master’s in Education With FlexPath

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Capella University From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we value education, and we want to improve what we know. But the problem for so many of us is that we have busy lives, with careers and children.

How Online Can Save Small, Private Colleges from Going Under

Edsurge

In the wake of a recent series of small-college closings , the takeaway for small private colleges is that their days may be numbered. Since these schools are largely dependent on student tuition in a time when demographic changes mean fewer available high school graduates , they might as well be on an endangered-species list. Some fifty have closed in the last decade alone , and three have closed in the past few weeks.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Virginia Company WorldStrides Takes In $500 Million Investment; British Startups Raise Funds

Marketplace K-12

WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., has received a $500 million strategic investment. And math education company Carnegie Learning and assessment provider NWEA have partnered on a new learning platform. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Virginia Company WorldStrides Takes In $500 Million Investment; British Startups Raise Funds appeared first on Market Brief.

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas.

How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin. The holidays are here! You might be familiar with advent calendars, which have treats or gifts to count down the days to Christmas.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 6, 2012.

OPINION: Five ways colleges can enroll more low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Great Hall, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. More than 80 leading colleges and universities are committed to a 2025 national goal of enrolling 50,000 more lower-income students in institutions with a 70 percent or higher graduation rate.

How to Find the Right Books for Young Readers through @MetaMetrics_Inc

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we discuss the love of reading with Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Faulkner and learn how she works with students of all ability levels to match individual Lexile levels with the right book through the help of MetaMetrics. The post How to Find the Right Books for Young Readers through @MetaMetrics_Inc appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan. Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. We focus here on Reach Capital’s sweet spot: school-based education technology.

Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

eSchool News

Teachers value today’s classroom digital resources, but students might not be as comfortable using technology as parents and educators believe, according to a new report about successful blended learning strategies.

Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web (Visual)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

November 22, 2017 For those of you who haven’t seen it yet,here is a handy visual featuring what we think are some of the best educational web tools for Bloom’ taxonomy. For each of Bloom’s thinking.read more. Repost

Less Attitude. More Gratitude.

Fractus Learning

“Tell her, daddy. She knows it’s coming,” my oldest said. Of course, it’s coming. See, there is a bumper sticker quality to some of my parenting. There are the standards. Choose very few battles, but never […]. Psychology Seasonal

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

Zapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards. Its format is engaging, music lively, and layout colorful. The over 180 games spanning 900 difficulty levels are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics.

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10 Simple Strategies to Save Time & Sanity

MiddleWeb

Teaching truly is a never-ending job. You can’t stop time, but there are simple strategies to help you save time and decrease stress. Rita Platt offers 10 ideas to help put yourself in a teaching sweet spot instead of constantly struggling in a frantic survival zone. Heart of the School Stress Avoidance delegate grading organization parent contacts Rita Platt technology time management time use to-do lists

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

The days of overhead projectors and chalkboards are behind us. Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. Other tools going the way of the overhead projector? The traditional textbook and workbook combination, complete with a #2 pencil.

Gift Ideas for Teachers: Books I’ve Loved This Year + Extras

Class Tech Tips

If you receive my free Monday newsletter you know how I like to give a shout out to books I’m reading. With so many talented authors in my Twitter PLN it isn’t hard to find a great read by someone in the industry or a fantastic recommendation from someone who also loves to dive into […].

‘Share on Remind’ Feature Integrates Third-Party Content on Messaging Platform

Marketplace K-12

The school messaging app will partner with PBS LearningMedia, Quizlet, and other education companies to facilitate content sharing on the platform. The post ‘Share on Remind’ Feature Integrates Third-Party Content on Messaging Platform appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Mobile Devices

Get Free Private Github Repositories Through Github Education

ProfHacker

We’ve written a fair amount about Github here at ProfHacker. To cite just a few examples, Lincoln described how to fork syllabi using Github , George outlined how to preserve your Twitter archive using Github Pages , and Konrad wrote a long series introducing the basics of Github in detail.