Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1.

Breakout Edu- Melbourne Summit 2016

EdTechTeam

The problems themselves involve the use of a range of resources and stimuli to support the learning, ranging from decks of cards, computer, infrared torch, USB disks with information, coloured paperclips, QR codes and Google Docs.

FREE #GoogleEdu PD in Your PJ’s! #GoogleEduOnAir 2016

Shake Up Learning

GoogleEduOnAir 2016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Edu On Air 2016 is FREE PD for You! You heard me…FREE Google professional development is coming on December 3rd. I am super excited to be a part of Google Edu On Air again this year.

2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, November 13th ( US-Eastern Time ) 12:30pm Welcome 1:00pm KEYNOTE: Jonathan Rochelle (Google) 2:00pm iEARN Welcome Classrooms without Borders: A Teacher's Guide to International Collaborative Projects - Philip J.

Using Google Apps in a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Productivity tools like Google Apps for Education for classroom collaboration make 1:1 initiatives a realistic goal for any size school district. The webcast also featured Tom Woods, Lead Google Apps Consultant, from Amplified IT. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

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2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Follow the Twitter conversation with #globaled16 Peggy George ‏ @ pgeorge 1h 1 hour ago # globaled16 Loving presentation by Kathy Beck on Global Google Mapping! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

eSchool News

Authors’ Note: We’re often asked by educators, “what impact do you see with Google technology in schools?” These case studies demonstrate the success with Google for Education through the lens of teachers, students and administrators.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

One of LPS’s lead math teachers, Mike Fauteux, wanted to improve student engagement and address his students’ individual learning gaps, so he began experimenting with new instructional practices that used Google Sheets and OER to provide students with self-guided learning experiences.

The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here!

Shake Up Learning

The post The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here! Ready to Get Google Certified? My new e-course: Become a Google Certified Trainer is open for enrollment! The NEW E-Course is OPEN: Become a Google Certified Trainer! Private Google+ Community .

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our founding sponsor International Education Resources Network (IEARN) will continue to support us for the 2016 Global Education Conference. iEARN is also joined by other major supporters, TES , Google for Education , and VIF International Education.

So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? FAQ Answers!

Shake Up Learning

The post So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a Google Certified Trainer? I am a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader. Shake Up Learning 2016.

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The 5 Best STEM Animations For 2016

The ASIDE Blog

Here are five favorite animations from the past year that will allow science and math teachers (as well as those in the Humanities) to kick off 2016 with a bang: 1. This beautiful stop-motion animation offers a moving case study about the effects of urbanization on pollution.

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The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

There’s a New Google Sites Coming! Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. If you have ever attended my Google Sites training, you know that I often refer to Google Sites as an, “acquired taste.”

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Follow the Twitter conversation with #globaled16 Peggy George ‏ @ pgeorge 1h 1 hour ago # globaled16 Loving presentation by Kathy Beck on Global Google Mapping! Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

How One of the Most Recognized School Districts in the Country Keeps its Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

How Gaggle fits into the direct’s digital plan is described in a new case study. Google Apps for Education Mobile Learning Success Stories

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Despite mastering Google’s management console and implementing a leading web filtering product, the district needed a way to assure the safety of its students when sharing files and sending email back and forth. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

How One Student Email Could Have Been Life-Changing

Gaggle Speaks

We detail what unfolded in an incredible new case study with a great ending to this story. Creates 21st-century learners using Google Apps for Education as part of its 1:1 initiative. Google Apps for Education Success Stories

Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less

Gaggle Speaks

Such is the case of Dixon Public Schools, which wanted to relaunch its district and five school websites. How Dixon schools gained access to modern web publishing tools and limitless customizations is described in a new case study.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find Google Earth Lesson Plans and Projects here. The American Museum of Natural History’s Ecology Disrupted section has lesson plans and resources, including a database of teacher created case studies. Take a virtual reality field trip with Google Cardboard ! The Google Cardboard app for iOS and Android has different virtual reality adventures to explore nature and the world​​​.

How Student Safety Saves Lives in Edison Township

Gaggle Speaks

Our most recent case study on Edison Township Public Schools is the result of the district’s incredibly-friendly superintendent, Dr. Richard O’Malley, sharing his stories during a recent ERDI conference. Google Apps for Education Success Stories

Happy Users Become Even Happier Customers

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle case studies are straightforward success stories about our customers. Our talented graphic designer, Tara Skoglund, does an incredible job presenting them so each case study can be skimmed quickly or read in just a few minutes.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

My colleague Thomas Arnett’s new case study, “ Connecting ed & tech: Partnering to drive student outcomes , ” highlights an example of a school, and one particularly innovative teacher, that took this order of operations to heart.

Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Gaggle Speaks

The district implemented Gaggle to gain full visibility over students’ email and Google Drive activity, allowing them to react quickly and seamlessly to any situations that put students at risk. Read our full case study to learn more about how the district uses Gaggle to keep its student safe.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products

Edsurge

The RCE Coach takes users through the following steps: First, a school or district selects an edtech tool—from Google Apps to DreamBox to a completely new tool that’s fresh on the market—that they want to evaluate. Those “resources” include case studies about districts who’ve used particular products, a page for comparing student data, and a space where users formulate a research question about a tool and its potential outcomes, shown below. “Procurement.”

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL.

(Marketing) Virtual Reality in Education: A History

Hack Education

In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR , Google released its Cardboard viewer, and Playstation announced it was working on a VR gaming headset – these have all been interpreted in turn as signs that virtual reality will soon be mainstream.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

The total dollars invested in 2016 are off by about $2 billion from this time last year; the number of deals are down by a third; and the number of acquisitions are off by about 20%. Even without providing you the final tally of funding for 2016, I can point to other signals about what’s happened to ed-tech startups over the course of the last twelve months – their sustainability, their viability. (Or Or lack thereof – see “ The 2016 Ed-Tech Dead Pool.”).

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

What will they find when they Google you? You should expect to be Googled before a job interview. It should describe your experience in the field of education and highlight topics that you follow like Maker Ed , Google Apps , or edtech. Private Google+ Community .

S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: FreshGrade, ScreenCastify, Quizlet Live

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. However, I liked the idea of broadcasting myself along with my PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations. Many of the options I found were for pay only, but Screencastify is a Google Chrome add-on. This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IXL, Brightspace, Tales2Go

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. In addition, it would be great if the system would work well with Google Tools (i.e. This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. . Written by Cory , an 8th grade special education teacher from Michigan. Cory has a classroom with 1:1 devices.

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A Year in Review 15-16

The Thinking Stick

Last week at a training that Kim and I were facilitating for Cohort 2 (the next 150 teachers) a math teacher said to me, “I’ve started using Google Forms and ‘Flipping’ my class, but other than that I’m not doing much.”. Christina Massimino (@TeachMassimino) April 2, 2016.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” ” Also via The New York Times : “Judge Aaron Persky Under Fire for Sentencing in Stanford Rape Case.”

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EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

Marketplace K-12

The academics highlighted two of the trials, and made a case for EduStar to be used to evaluate K-12 apps, videos, and games using Consumer Reports-like ratings. “We do what Google and Amazon do every day, when they do something called A/B testing,” he said.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

And, while there is limited research on coaching specifically for supporting powerful use of technology, early research studies point to the positive impact of educator coaching(1) on teacher practices and student achievement. With generous support from Google , we are launching the Dynamic Learning Project, a pilot with 50 U.S. 2016). In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. It’s lack of equity.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. This “Google and good luck” approach throws a lot of options, confusion, and competing agendas at teachers. As a case study, consider a typical district literacy initiative, which is anchored on one of the big basal reading programs.