5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”. I’m hoping that mainstream edtech conversations dedicate more time to examining these competing pedagogical philosophies—and edtech tools do or don’t support each—in 2018. State ESSA plans are turned in, which in theory makes 2018 the time to focus on implementation.

EdTech Trends and Challenges in 2018

WizIQ Education & Technology

Education & Technology Training Trends and Best Practices edtech challenges edtech in 2018 Edtech trend edtech trend in 2018

Top EdTech Conferences for 2018

Where Learning Clicks

The post Top EdTech Conferences for 2018 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. In the past few decades, technology has become an increasingly large part of classrooms all over the country.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2018

The Principal of Change

Last year, I started off the year with the post, “ 20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017 ,” and I wanted to start off 2018 with the same.

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

Personalize with Purpose: Meeting Learners Where They Are

Digital Promise

“We cannot teach students well if we do not know them well. At its heart, personalized learning requires profound shifts in our thinking about education and schooling.” Personalized learning is not a new concept.

Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

The Christensen Institute

From the first-hand experiences of millions of students and teachers worldwide, it’s clear that paper notebooks are a deterrent to quality education. For generations, students have used them in class to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or construct wads, planes, and spitball projectiles. Given the numerous ways students can use their notebooks to derail learning, it’s a wonder that most schools still permit them in class, right? Hold on a sec.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick. View the entire article via our website.

January’s (2018) Best Tweets – Part One

Larry Ferlazzo

You might also be interested in New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2018. Unfortunately, the site is shutting down in May, 2018, so my older collections won’t be accessible after that date.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The third annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA. This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.

Squaring personalization and digitization in 2018

The Christensen Institute

The post Squaring personalization and digitization in 2018 appeared first on Christensen Institute. Our guest blogger Elizabeth Anthony ?leads leads blended-learning implementations in K–12 Catholic schools as the b lended- l earning c oordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). ?She She blogs regularly on blended learning for Notre Dame ACE Academies. As technology has been on the rise in education, traditional instruction has simultaneously been demonized.

Work With Me! Enhancing Leadership For Administrators and Teachers

The Web20Classroom

Last week I had the honor to work with educational leaders and teachers from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Our goal was to examine the role of technology leadership in and out of the classroom and to better understand how technology can enhance learning.

The biggest changes to school security in 2018

eSchool News

The complexity of ensuring our schools and education facilities are both safe and secure has grown tremendously. Brass key systems are increasingly supplemented with secure credentials as access management has become more critical.

18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 © (FREE eBook!)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 © (FREE eBook!) The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ©! Who’s ready to kick off 2018 with a bang? This is Shake Up Learning’s annual 18 Challenges for Teachers for 2018! For 2018, I am taking things a step further!

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Kafka on the Shore, Perfectionism, & My Teaching Philosophy @CallingIshmael @Flipgrid #HarukiMurakami ?@BullisLibrary


One of my all-time favorite authors is Haruki Murakami. His books have this surrealist tone and a consistent interweaving of the conscious & unconscious.

Wash. Post Publishes My Predictions For 2018

Larry Ferlazzo

Check out Nine education predictions for 2018 — some of them heartbreaking. The Washington Post has re-published my annual list of predictions for the coming year. school reform teacher resources

Google Chrome extensions galore! 50+ for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Record a video of your screen. Split the screen of your web browser. Block ads. Keep digital sticky notes. Even make your phone ring to end a conversation that’s gone on too long. Google Chrome extensions turn your Chrome web browser into a veritable Swiss Army knife of versatile options.

8 Ways to Embrace Creativity in the Classroom in 2018

Discovery Education

Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet.

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

You can grab a copy of our resources from our FETC 2018 Presentation or inquire about a workshop on EdTech Ways to Differentiate in the Classroom by contacting Steven, [link].

Why are we teaching the stuff we’re teaching?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Will Richardson said: More than, what, 90% of what we currently teach and talk about … is quickly forgotten once the next topic in the pacing guide comes up. Climate change, literacy, fake news, #metoo, what it means to be a citizen in a democracy, racism, income gaps, privacy, future jobs, AI, cryptocurrency… We can make that list of things that really matter today (or probably will matter in the future) a mile long.

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018


I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. The most urgent needs of the most vulnerable children in this nation involve other technologies. Children in Puerto Rico deserve a working electrical grid, children in Flint deserve plumbing that delivers drinkable water, and children in Baltimore deserve schools that are heated in the winter.

18 Most-Anticipated Big Idea Books of 2018

FETC Converge

Below are the 18 books publishing in 2018 that I am most looking forward to (in order of release date): When by Daniel Pink (January 9). Sidenote: I thought I had the best cover of 2018 until I saw her book). I love books. One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year is to read 100 books. (I I probably read around this every year but I’ve never tracked it…this year I will.) So naturally, one of the first things I wanted to do in the new year is assemble a reading list of sorts.

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Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018. Tech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Icons via TheNounProject.com)The joy of teaching in the 21st century is that there's so much available for teachers and students to use.Sadly, that's also the frightening, crippling thing about it.There's so […]. Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptops

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

eSchool News

Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”.

Consolidation, Collaboration or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018


So what will 2018 bring? What will be the most important strategic consideration for colleges in 2018? Is 2018 the time for my institution to take proactive concrete steps toward a merger or acquisition? What will be the most important new innovative practice in higher education in 2018? We will begin to see the foundation for more course and department sharing in 2018. In 2018, these experiments will continue and new innovative models will rapidly spread.

What to Expect from Securly in 2018


2018 here we come! 2017 was a year of immense growth for us. Securly now has 70+ employees across California, North Carolina, and India. Our Charlotte and India offices continue to expand, and we moved our HQ in Silicon Valley to a new office 3x the size of our old space.

What’s happening at FETC 2018?

eSchool News

Even if you didn’t need a reason to travel to sunny Orlando in January, the opportunity to attend FETC should have you packing your comfy walking shoes and an extra suitcase for all the swag.

How to add a Family Feud-style game to your next class/PD

Ditch That Textbook

Games can make class and professional development more fun! Here are the steps to create a Family Feud-style. Family Feud logo used via fair use)Who doesn't like adding a good game to a class or professional development session? It's great for mixing things up and breaking out of the traditional hum-drum.PowerPoint Jeopardy! has been done […].

Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions

Where Learning Clicks

Digital distractions are happening more and more in classrooms around the country, so we discuss ways to work to prevent them with your students. The post Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

3 Ways Leaders Can Support Ongoing Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

When I was leading an Instructional Technology program, one of the hurdles my team had to overcome was the lack of involvement from our leadership on the professional development we were delivering.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Date: January 5, 2018. So those are the five great tools that I think any social studies teacher should try out in 2018 if you haven’t tried them yet.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Students in a marketing course at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island check their phones before class begins. To tame classroom distraction, their professor uses Flipd, an app that locks students out of their phones during class. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. CARSON, Calif. —

Measuring Learning Will Be Key to Improving It in 2018


With better tooling and more emphasis, we'll see significant progress in 2018. I look forward to less data being discarded and seeing silos broken down in 2018. There is a popular quote attributed to management expert Peter Drucker: “What gets measured gets improved.” In education, the mantra is equally true.

Get Inspired by @PearDeck’s New Templates to Take Your Lesson Design to the Next Level #edtech #gsuiteedu


Pear Deck has just rolled out a very exciting update to their Add-on for Google Slides. They have added in pre-designed templates to inspire & made the side-bar navigation even easier to use.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

And in 2018, B2B social media use is undoubtedly going to see similar exponential growth as new technologies and marketing tactics come into play. Stay ahead of the curve in the new year with these B2B social media trends for 2018. It is a must as we transition into 2018.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Analytics, virtual reality, makerspaces and digital citizenship top the minds of education experts for the year. Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Digital Citizenship Hardware Internet STEM Virtual Reality


Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

La entrada Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective aparece primero en IADLearning. Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry.

Lesson Planning With Chalk


Chalk is a 5-year-old company that is growing rapidly. It was initially created to help teachers save time on their planning. Our focus has always been to help teachers (we love them!), and now we have evolved to assisting entire schools and districts. It’s been a crazy and rewarding ride for Chalk.

From DACA To DeVos: Education Predictions For 2018

NPR Learning and Tech

Predicting the future is hard. Good thing NPR's Claudio Sanchez has a crystal ball. Image credit: Photo Illustration by LA Johnson/NPR

4 Ways Teaching Mentors Can Make A Difference Online Or In The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Teaching online or in the classroom can be a challenging profession from many angles. Teachers have an enormous amount of responsibilities the moment they begin in the profession.