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Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

The Christensen Institute

Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa. The telecommunications industry generated more than $150 billion in revenue in 2015 and accounted for over 3.8 million jobs. But barely 20 years ago, there were fewer than 10 million phone lines on the continent, with a majority of working lines in South Africa. Looking back, it is easy to under-appreciate the proliferation of mobile telephony and the attendant benefits that come with it.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya on episode 145 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations.

Be Awesome: Cultivating Character in a Connected World

EdTechTeam

The golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" never goes out of fashion. Whether you are on a blacktop playground playing hopscotch, at a restaurant with your family or having an online conversation, displaying character and compassion are what makes us innately human.

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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TEACHER VOICE: Six ways to build a high-school internship program that changes low-income students’ lives

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Far too many students are graduating high school without a clear plan for future — whether that’s college or career.

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.

[10 Creativity Apps For The Elementary Learner]

TeachThought - Learn better.

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GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some think GradeCam is just the modern-day replacement for multiple-choice Scantron machines. I did. But I was wrong.

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.

The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at MIT for Justin Reich’s Comparative Media Studies class “Learning, Media, and Technology.” ” The full slide deck is available here. Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today.

Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio. The post Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Market Research Software / Hardware

Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into the power of the crowd is known as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Brain-Based Learning Resources From TeachThought

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Tim Betts on episode 152 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Videos are the modern essay. If you can’t create them, you can’t start a movement, can’t sell a product, or promote an idea.

Space: The final frontier in the search for full-pay students

The Christensen Institute

In order to maximize net tuition revenue, higher education employs a high-price, high-discount model. But just as trees don’t grow to the sky, this strategy can’t work forever—the U.S. is running out of students who can pay full tuition. Students are tapped out: in the 2014-15 school year, 86% of first-time full-time freshmen received financial aid.

Give Me One for Feedback

Teacher Tech

Feedback Improves Learning Feedback is powerful for learning, but how much feedback can you give? We are human beings and our time is limited. Instead of asking students to turn in their entire assignment, instead, consider having them only turn in part of the assignment. The ONE thing they want feedback on. Collaborative Google Slides […]. The post Give Me One for Feedback appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services. Bucking that trend is the United States.

BoomWriter Goes Global

Technology Tidbits

BoomWriter is going global, officially! Regular readers of this site are undoubtedly familiar with and know I’m a big fan of BoomWriter. It’s a free site that lets teachers conduct collaborative fiction, nonfiction, and vocabulary-focused writing activities with their students.

8 truths about K-12 IT systems management

eSchool News

Education administrators cope with so much data, it would be unfair to ask them to cope with even one byte more. Consider the information they handle every day.

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2 Lessons Worth Sharing about Teacher Coaching

MiddleWeb

Done right, teacher coaching "can create bridges between varied experiences and classroom contexts, so that teaching knowledge flows in many directions, and teaching becomes a less isolated, more connected profession." Ariel Sacks shares two lessons she learned early on.

Chromebook Scavenger Hunt

Teacher Tech

Chromebook Tips Deana Hubbell tweeted out that she was having her littles explore Chromebooks with a scavenger hunt that uses my template. I added a few additional challenges to the spreadsheet. Share this challenge with students. As they accomplish each challenge they will mark an X in column A. Template alicekeeler.com/cbhunt. The post Chromebook Scavenger Hunt appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Google Intermediate Sheets templates chromebook google sheets template

Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Cooper on episode 146 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ross Cooper, co-author of Hacking PBL , helps us get motivated to think about project based learning differently. Book Creator for Chrome.

A Future-Forward Look At Higher Ed

NPR Learning and Tech

Cathy Davidson is a historian of technology who finds the seeds of necessary innovation in unexpected places, like her home institution, the City University of New York. Image credit: Sam Rowe for NPR

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning? Then you're in for an incredible treat this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY (GCD) GCD is an online celebration of globally connected teaching and learning by students, teachers, and organizations.

Snap to It with BookSnaps

iTeach with iPads

Who among us, both old and young, has not entertained themselves with the many filters on SnapChat?

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What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to 2 questions. What creative strategies do you use to integrate #Edtech in your class? What lifelong tech skills are kids missing?

Help Autistic Kids Travel by Making Ability Guidebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham on episode 147 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Autistic children can struggle with unfamiliar places.

How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and ‘fake news’ may have influenced the last United States presidential election. Traffic on the Snopes web site , which debunks false rumors, has never been greater.

School leaders reveal the common sense keys to ELL success

eSchool News

English language learners (ELLs) are not a monolithic population. They come from different countries, have different levels of English exposure at home, and have widely different educational needs.

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3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)

The Cornerstone Blog

The majority of my podcast episodes are on topics that will help improve your teaching practices with ALL of your students, but in some cases, I like to talk about specific student populations.

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Learning with 'e's

Photo by Sarah Joy on Flickr Hidden away in the heart of the ancient Barbican area of Plymouth, England are the authentic Mayflower Steps. You probably know the story.

9 Google Sites Tips

Teacher Tech

Use New Google Sites The new Google Sites is so easy to use. I love to use them for tutorials because of how easy it is to integrate multi-media. sites.google.com/new 1. Double Click This is the magic of Google Sites, no need to drag your mouse over to the side panel, just double click to […]. The post 9 Google Sites Tips appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites google sites

32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 14, 2017 Now that you are settled back in your classrooms ready to start a new school year you probably have already made plans on how and what technology to use in your teaching. The.read more. educational web tools