Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content. 2018).

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Follow up studies provided insight into the relative impact of each of these factors.

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Google Science Fair as my Biology Final Exam

Cycles of Learning

Keeping the above in mind, I have been experimenting with a "Medical Case Study" approach to teaching the course, leveraging hypothetical patient intake exam symptoms, and subsequent student diagnosis to spark curiosity, and inspired initial research, around specific themes.

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice

Neo LMS

Try this free online course on computational thinking for educators from Google. I felt it best to put the better ones here for you to explore than limit myself to one or two case studies.

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3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

To look at these critiques from a real-world perspective, I went hunting for case studies (one of my favorite things to do). Here’s what I found: Google Expeditions AR. As with its quite successful VR Expeditions program, driven by Google Cardboard etc.

5 Tech tools educators can use to teach social responsibility in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is an elegant and simple app, developed by Google, that sends one project a day to your mobile device. Donations can also be made, and Google suggest a simple $1 p/day donation to projects that appeal to you.

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Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

techlearning

Introduction In my social studies classes we are learning about historical content in the United States from post-Civil War to the Present. We began by focusing on European Immigration since it related to the most immigrants during our time period of study (3). 2018. 2018.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access. Case in point: We had some significant spam attacks this spring, where accounts were compromised. It’s 9:30 am on a Monday morning and an anxious sixth-grade teacher calls her school’s IT department.

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New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

techlearning

I remembered another comment from one student specifically: "Can we just put everything we did in this topic in a Google Slide presentation. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides! Yes, not as beautiful as Weebly , SquareSpace , WIX , or even the NEW Google Sites.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible.

Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

Edsurge

When Case Western Reserve University launches a new health education campus with the Cleveland Clinic next year, one feature will be conspicuously absent. Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create an online biology degree program with virtual reality labs. Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic created HoloAnatomy with Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality technology. Students will use Google’s Daydream VR technology.

School-Changers: Six Elements of School Change

EdTechTeam

Google Certified Innovator & Trainer. “More Now” , a new book by Mark Wagner, Ph.D. brings together all the school-changers in a cohesive narrative of an innovation journey.

AV that Makes the Grade

techlearning

Here is a sample of case studies that illustrate how AV can turn K-12 spaces into student-driven hubs. Interactive display solutions like the Microsoft Surface Hub and Google Jamboard are popular on the enterprise level; in K-12, affordability and scale are critically important.

Applied Learning in a Test-centric World

Tech Helpful

There were groups of us there studying our hearts out day in and day out. I had studied like crazy, to the point where I was the one other students would come to ask questions but I wasn't ready for everything I studied to be applied as actual case studies.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

Edsurge

Case Study: Clay County School District. The district plans to use it as a hub that automatically connects disparate data sources—including student information systems (SISs) and human resources—to one or multiple directories, such as Microsoft’s AD, Azure/O365, and Google. The adoption of online educational resources has placed applications and digital files at the center of the teaching and learning experience in K-12 schools.

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New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

Cycles of Learning

I remembered another comment from one student specifically: "Can we just put everything we did in this topic in a Google Slide presentation. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides! Yes, not as beautiful as Weebly , SquareSpace , WIX , or even the NEW Google Sites.

Structure for Authentic Reading in My Biology Class

Cycles of Learning

A huge focus of the course has been leveraging student diagnosis of medical case studies as entries into inquiry cycles. Click here for our class website which contains templates for all case studies.

Thoughts on CyberSafety

Rebecca Davies

For older children you may give case studies that have been in the news, but for younger children this certainly is not necessary. Why can’t they take the images that are sitting in a Google search as their own?

Weekend Reading: Allez Allez Allez Edition

ProfHacker

The web’s problems seem far more existential and complex ten years later, but tributary of resistance in edtech might be found in that short-lived fervor around a divisive term would be a breif glimpse into the issues that would come to define the field in 2018.

To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

The Hechinger Report

Over the decades, journalism’s power has eroded, buffeted by the rise of the Internet, the wide availability of free content, and the siphoning of advertising dollars by Internet giants Facebook and Google.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. In this type of strategy both participants are present in physical space, with an element of student flexibility and control over time, place, path and pace of study.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 We screened them using a pre-interview questionnaire built in Google Form.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

Edsurge

Today, NewSchools and Transcend released a case study that looks at the first Collaborative. EdSurge talked to Benson about some of the findings in that study. They invited all of these stakeholders to be a part of a large team that came together to design a new middle school to be opened in 2018. More often it was the case that people were inspired by different elements of different schools. Google’s Moonshot Summit.

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.”. I can’t wait to see where we are in 2018 and beyond.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. ” Via Times Higher Education : “ Online courses ‘more time-consuming’ to prepare for , study says.” (National) Education Politics.

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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