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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. Below you will see the specific tools I provided during each session.

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Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When technology makes information more accessible, students are more engaged. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, students individually selected technology tools to create digital projects showing mathematical concepts behind real-life phenomena.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. It’s important to note that those impressive numbers don’t include remote students at the elementary or high school level.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. 17] If you’re unable to go on a field trip, for example, you can access plenty of virtual field trips at no cost.[16]

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

And it’s a huge bonus if we can plan these activities in a reasonable amount of time, with free and simple tools. . In this post, I’m going to show you four awesome tools that will help you engage your students in almost any lesson. Tool #1: Google Drawings. Tool #2: Slides .

How to Save Time Grading Assignments: 3 Actionable Steps

EdTechTeam

I can still picture myself sitting at a small, elementary school table over a decade ago. It was over a decade ago before I knew Google tools even existed, and therefore my grading was on paper. You can enter grades and return assignments from: The grading tool. .

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

schools accessing high-speed broadband, and devices all but ubiquitous in the classroom, the question is no longer whether teachers and students are using technology, but how. Teachers themselves report a lack of confidence using technology tools in the classroom.

Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

Or even teaching fractions in a late-elementary classroom. It’s no secret that recorded video examples of your own teachers supporting your own students can serve as a powerful tool for scaling high-quality instruction across content areas.

Five Apps Students Can Use To Make Podcasts

MindShift

As teachers and students around the country are working on their podcasts, we checked in with educators to see what digital tools they’re using. They’re also accessible. “It comes down to what’s accessible for students and easy for them to use.”

5 Fun Ways to Start Setting Goals with your Students Today

EdTechTeam

Here we are, January of 2020. Entering the year 2020 mostly feels so fresh and cool, but every time I enter a new year, I have that little voice inside my head that asks, “What have I accomplished in the past year? One tool I love for gathering student input is Padlet. 2020.

The Secret to Chromebook Management for Schools

Vizor

Keep reading to see exactly why an ITAM tool is necessary when purchasing Chromebooks in bulk. However, some elementary schools prefer that homeroom teachers hand out the Chromebooks in class. ITAM tools, like VIZOR, fully integrate with G-Suite.

The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

STEM Games for Elementary (Ages 7+). I like to think of this game as a more accessible version of Chess, because although players have more limited options (move or build), that makes it easier to learn how to think multiple steps ahead to what your opponent will do.

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It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. BONUS : Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. So how can Google tools support online publishing?

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Luhtala and Burns rescued much-needed shelving from the elementary school and clamped the refurbished shelves together to create an 80-bin storage system that provided teachers and students easy access to the makerspace materials.

8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I will give a bit of a disclaimer that this is more of an elementary-focused episode, but frankly, I think we have a bigger problem with waste, plastic, lamination, and so on at the elementary level than at the secondary level where it’s more common to find paperless and nearly paperless classrooms.

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools re-envisioned what career-focused education could look like.

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools re-envisioned what career-focused education could look like.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Games, apps, and tools Help students build collaboration and communication skills using the tools on these lists. Best Student Collaboration Tools (by Common Sense Education) Writing, Journaling, and Blogging Website for Students (by Common Sense Education).

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch. In this post, we will show you the top five new techno tools that you might use in your university.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab. In 2020, the C.E.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. But Lynn, right now, you’re excited about what you’re calling TL 2020. What is TL 2020?

OPINION: “Having a parent who excels at local public-school politics shouldn’t be a precondition for a child to get a good teacher”

The Hechinger Report

At the recent public education forum, the leading Democratic presidential candidates all called for more equitable access to high-quality public education. For example, Elizabeth Warren reiterated her education plan’s focus on equity issues : “every kid in America should have the same access to a high-quality public education — no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.”.

How we increased our graduation rate and student achievement

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: MDCPS’ challenge was to increase graduation rates so that at least 90 percent of students will graduate with a standard high school diploma by 2020. Students in those courses and grade levels—at all schools—were given access to the technology.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

We share these tools with parents so that they can reinforce the strategies at home. We have staff, we have a computer-based monolingual English program that parents can log in and access. They trained volunteers to access Lexia’s reports and use the data to adjust direct instruction.

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The All-Black and Latino School Where Every Kid Can Code

Edsurge

According to that article, there would be 1 million unfilled computer science jobs by 2020, based on estimations from the U.S. In elementary school, she was bullied, and girls often started fights with her in the bathroom, pulling her hair and calling her names. WASHINGTON, D.C. —

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Keep the conversation centered on how you’re helping the students rather than what educational tool someone else uses. And even when a program meets a school’s privacy standards, it may not be an effective education tool for its students.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs. If you’d like even more tools, check out my full list here.). Kodable Curriculum for Elementary.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Closing that gap and getting kids to continue their training after high school is especially important here: 74 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education by 2020.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

According to Forbes, "Wearable Tech Market To Be Worth $34 Billion By 2020" ([link] Wrist-based devices can be found in schools everywhere. The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or In fact, a friend of mine said she has twins in first grade at her school that have iWatches.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

She was lured in part by the amenities and teaching tools that would come with the brand-new school. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

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A big list of options for connecting globally

NeverEndingSearch

Instructional tools include introductory lessons and resources for assemblies, a collection of comics. You’ll also find the Educator Training Course , Templates and Logos , Classroom Decorations , Social Media Tools and tools for Student Action.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020.

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