How Gamification Through Mobile Apps Can Improve Student Engagement

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Elementary education in the 19th century was just about teaching children some basic learning, usually the ability to read. Educational Games & Gamification iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources

Best Mobile Apps for Students

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We’ve looked at apps for a wide range of grade levels — from elementary school up to high school — and these are our favorite mobile apps for students

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Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Most recently they unveiled a new mobile Innovation Lab. By Doug Cauthen.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I love that this works with their individual mobile phone cameras. Additionally, even if we are only working on mobile devices, students can make a full video with b-roll and music on any of their devices.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! These platforms are online and accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple devices (computers, tablets, mobile devices and Chromebooks).

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) is one of the best examples I have seen when it comes to effective blended learning at school. blended learning personalization Personalized Learning Wells Elementary School

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

They are easy to use but do a run-through at the beginning of the school year to familiarize students with it — especially older elementary and middle school. It works on Chrome and Firefox, iOS, and Android mobile devices.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. Although the article only mentions computers, I let students know the information also applies to using mobile devices, game consoles, iPads and tablets.

Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

At the elementary school, the teams tinkered with the interactive digital stories children created using Scratch, a block-based programming language. While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See Code.org’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. an interactive collage in Scratch, a website, a mobile app, a physical computing project). Attend the CSTA Annual Conference (July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ).

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is being held Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November 21 in some time zones). The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents

Waterford

8] Your Gen Xers are most likely the parents of older elementary or middle and high school students. 6] Millennials are no longer elementary or secondary students themselves, though they may still be students in college or graduate school.

15 President’s Day Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

From Primary Games , popular home of a wide variety of edutainment for kids, this link includes a President’s Day Wordsearch, games, coloring pages, worksheets, jokes, stationary, and mobile games.

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5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

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The impact of mobile computing on education is indisputable. Full computer lab workstations deliver greater computing power and more screen space than mobile devices. Elementary school students have the least access to personal devices, at 71%.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. Some projectors include Mobile High-Definition Link-enabled HDMI ports. This enables them to present an endless array of material from their mobile devices.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. Marie Kondo is upon us, like a modern-day Mary Poppins she is sweeping our lives clean of clutter with Zen-like élan.

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How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker

Edsurge

How to Enter T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation and Ashoka, (a leading organization in the field of social entrepreneurship) are looking for bold ideas focused on education, the environment, or technology for the 2019 Changemaker Challenge.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

And with the increasing use of mobile phones, computers and tablets in K–12 institutions , it’s imperative that good data hygiene is inculcated in students far before they reach college. Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online. shailaja.neela…. Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:25.

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Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer

EdTech Magazine

Because the district’s phone system used Primary Rate Interface voice lines, it would no longer qualify for federal assistance by the end of 2019 due to changes in the FCC’s E-rate program. Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons

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ReadyRosie founder and CEO Emily Roden says helping children by engaging their parents has helped her company grow to serve 6,500 Head Start programs, childcare centers and elementary schools.

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MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Educational customers listed on the company website include Mercury Mine Elementary School in Phoenix, Oakland Academy in Portage, Mich., He co-founded SPB Software, a Russian mobile app developer that sold to Yandex, another of his investors, in 2011 for reportedly about $38 million.

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Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms filled with rows of desks can be difficult to navigate for students with mobility issues, and they can impede collaboration. Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:38.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

Edsurge

That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts.

MIND Partners with 100Kin10 on Foundational Math Brain Trust

MIND Research Institute

Together, we are mobilizing a national effort to prepare 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021. Our work was guided by the question, “How might we equip elementary (Pre-K-grade 5) teachers to enable authentic and joyful math learning for all students?” Elementary math specialization.

Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage collaboration, creativity

The Hechinger Report

The mobility helps in my debate class where I have about 37 students,” Brown said. “We Second-graders Sarai Sepulveda (left), Jaxson Murchison (middle), and Parker Dubey balance on stability balls as they complete an art project at Thomas Hooker Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. . Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:28.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

We have so many great opportunities in our area, including Exxon Mobil, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology right in our own backyard. By Jenny Angelo. Beaumont, Texas, is in my DNA.

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The 7 coolest edtech products I saw at FETC

eSchool News

I saw many interesting products at FETC 2019 in Orlando last week, but here are the ones that resonated most strongly because of their uniqueness and immediate classroom application. Juice Mobile Power from Bretford.

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How to Create Your First Google Classroom

EdTechTeam

I recommend doing this before trying it on mobile or tablet. . Christina has worked in various roles in elementary, middle, and high school environments, as Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, and as a Manager of Partnerships at Discovery Education.

10 Back to School Tips for An Awesome Year!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I will miss spending all day with my toddler, Savvy, but I am looking forward to trying new ideas with my elementary students. Take students outside, use learning stations , use mobile devices , or makerspaces.

Learn why Synth is the Perfect FREE Application for Teachers who want to bring Audio and Video Podcasting into their Classrooms.

TeacherCast

What if there was a way that you could combine traditional writing assignments with the popularity of audio/video podcasts in a format that was accessible to any mobile device, Chromebook or desktop available to your students? — Deana Hubbell (@DJHubbell) January 15, 2019.

School’s Out for Summer. For AT&T’s Latest Edtech Cohort, Classes Have Just Begun

Edsurge

An accelerator that works with nonprofits is a rarity in the industry, says Peter Gault of Quill.org, a nonprofit that provides writing and grammar activities to help students in elementary, middle and high school. An attendance system to fight absenteeism.

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Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Product Review: Dell Latitude 3390 2-in-1 Is Adaptable to Any Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how mobile devices are proving to have a positive impact on K–12 learning. Available tools also support remote troubleshooting through Microsoft System Center and LANDesk — a boon for elementary schools without onsite IT support.