Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons

Shake Up Learning

The post Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Students learn about fills, borders, zooming, duplicating, rotating, aligning, ordering, grouping, and flipping in those four initial lessons. They also learn helpful keyboard shortcuts.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. blended learning).

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Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I had used badges for my online learning conferences, but hadn’t quite used badges with students, yet. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , each mission is accompanied by a digital badge and also students complete a mission to design a badge to recognize their peers’ achievements or leadership. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

Edthena

Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. In it, education leaders advocate strongly for policymakers to increase broadband internet access in support of student learning. Founded in 2001, SETDA is a nonprofit association representing US state and territorial educational technology leaders.

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. Too many students fail to learn to read by third grade because they’re not explicitly taught the rules and patterns that govern the English language,” explains CEO Tyson Smith. Smith assumed his role at Reading Horizons in October 2001 and since has overseen steady sales growth and a multitude of improvements to their line of products.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Dr. Zheng and colleagues did not collect original data; rather, they used a statistical technique (meta-analysis) to combine the findings of prior studies meeting specific quality criteria in an effort to identify larger trends in the emerging body of empirical evidence on laptop programs’ impact on learning.