My 2019 Highlights

User Generated Education

The post is describes my 2019 Highlights. I believe and include in the bio I share for conference presentations and PD consults that one of the major responsibilities of the modern day educator is to share resources, learning activities, thoughts, and insights with other educators.

Top Posts of 2019

A Principal's Reflections

Well, another year of writing has passed, and it was a big one as 2019 marked ten years since I began my blogging journey. Well, after begrudgingly agreeing to pen some guest posts for him, I built up my confidence and launched my blog in March of 2019.


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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019


Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. More specifically, how can emerging technologies take advantage of 5G to improve student readiness and engagement, STEM teacher training, and/or support students with special and/or diverse learning needs. The 10 Challenge winners will be announced in early 2019, with each team to receive a $100,000 grant from Verizon to work on 5G and EdTech solutions next year.

2019, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

Focus on podcasts, webinars, online classes, and other web-based learning outlets for Ask a Tech Teacher. Structured Learning. I want to learn from you. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there?

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

The Journal

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019

Looking Back at the 2019 Challenge Institute

Digital Promise

On July 8–10, 2019, Digital Promise held the first ever Challenge Institute. In the seaside town of Monterey, CA, participants used the Challenge Based Learning Framework to address challenges in their communities. The Challenge Institute kicked off with a keynote address from Digital Promise’s Director of Story, Marco Antonio Torres, who used a collection of videos to walk through why Challenge Based Learning is more important than ever in education.

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Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019

Digital Promise

This year, in observance of Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species , we’re sharing a story from students at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas. The post Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019 appeared first on Digital Promise. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators Learning Experience Design StudentsEach year on April 22, millions of people around the world come together to demonstrate their support for environmental protection.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise. How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Multi-directional Learning.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. Lab Rotation: The online learning station occurs in a dedicated computer lab. Flipped Classroom: Students learn at home via online coursework and lectures, and teachers use class time for teacher-guided practice or projects.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!


Bold educators go to ISTE 2019. They share ideas and support each other in transforming their classrooms in true digital-age learning environments. This year’s edition will have: Over 1700 sessions in a variety of formats, packed full with information about innovative learning environments, communication and collaboration tools, online resources and more. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. This feature enables teachers to personalize the learning experience for their students.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019


From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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BETT 2019 in review: The future of education is now!


So all the educators, school leaders, learning designers and everyone involved in creating and delivering education barely had the time in the four days of the event to discover them all. Everyone there came together to find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as learning technologies and innovative ways of implementing these in the classroom play an important role in supporting both educators and students to reach their full potential. The NEO Team at BETT 2019.

STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide


For toys infused with learning and creativity, elementary STEM teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, author, and Helpful Guy, Andy Losik, handled the legwork for you and offers his 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Daniel Willingham (@DTWillingham) January 8, 2019. One of the greatest benefits of blended and personalized learning is creating more opportunities for teachers to relate one-on-one with their students. But efforts to personalize learning easily fixate on learning activities while overlooking how to make relationships between students and teachers more personal. The post 4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019 appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms LeadersEvery 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing. I took a 3-day boot camp with a private instructor where it turns out I had a different instructor each of the 3 days.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Looking ahead, here are five big ideas I’ll be watching for in 2019: 1. Social-emotional learning. Like personalized learning, “SEL” now connotes a bundle of concepts and aspirations that may need to get unbundled in order to be useful. In that vein, in 2019 I’m most excited to watch emerging SEL point solutions targeted at specific, narrow skills or dispositions. The post 5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019 appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Tech & Learning’s 2019 Awards of Excellence


Tech & Learning magazine has announced the following 2019 winners of its annual Awards of Excellence contest

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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. Key takeaways from the 2019 national survey include: The U.S.

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ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education. Technology advocate and author Sylvia Martinez identified 10 keys to the future of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) but was emphatic that change will be driven by the teachers and students involved in the learning process. “I I see this as a learning revolution,” Martinez said to attendees of the ISTE 2019 conference , held this week in Philadelphia.

ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR. CDW•G Education Strategist Jennifer Brown, at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference in Schaumburg, Ill., JOIN-THE-CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued ICE 2019 coverage. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:53.

Our Year in Review: 2019 EdTech Trends

Where Learning Clicks

2019 was a great year for edtech! Learn more from our highlights of this year’s trends and check out the most popular Where Learning Clicks articles. The post Our Year in Review: 2019 EdTech Trends appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

We recently conducted a “listening tour” to learn more about the impact in communities that participated in Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA)—a festival of hands-on, engaging learning events for youth and their families in regions across the country.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2019

The Principal of Change

Have an amazing 2019! Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. Have a wonderful 2019! For the last two years, I have shared some of my favourite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well.

Top 10 Reviews of 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much.

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. Today when we talk about education, we only talk about three things: the curriculum, the teacher and the assessments,” Zhao told attendees at the Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference keynote session, Envisioning the Skills Students Need: 2030. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued COSN 2019 coverage! Give Students the Wheel to Their Own Learning.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

7 Reasons You Can't Miss the Personalized Learning Summit 2019!

Education Elements

We're counting down the days to this year's 5th annual Personalized Learning Summit! Personalized Learning LeadersWe're so excited to gather together again this year and share the experiences and innovation we've all been developing since the last PL Summit. If you've never been to the PL Summit before - or you're making the case to attend again - here are the top reasons to join us in Atlanta, GA May 14-16 this year!

ISTE 2019: How Superintendents Can Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: How Superintendents Can Lead Digital Transformation. I conducted 64 student seminars over six months,” Vodicka told attendees Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education’s 2019 annual conference in Philadelphia. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued ISTE 2019 coverage. For more of the latest stories out of ISTE 2019, check out our conference page here.

Learning Comes to Life in Verizon Innovative Learning Labs

Digital Promise

But earlier this month, Diego Scotti, Verizon’s chief marketing officer, and a contingent of Verizon representatives stopped by Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, to check out the school’s Verizon Innovative Learning Lab. Changing the way teachers teach and students learn.

5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves. The topic of video learning is slowly creeping into the minds of many educators. Video-assisted learning is gaining momentum as the latest education technology (EdTech) trend. Myth #1: Using video in class only leads to passive learning.

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ISTE 2019: New Coaching Standards to Draw on Comprehensive Input

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: New Coaching Standards to Draw on Comprehensive Input. ISTE standards offer a framework to help teachers, students, administrators and coaches create learning environments that are innovative and effective. Educators have until Aug.16, 2019, to provide input on the revision.

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