Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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Jack & Jill Go Back To School in 2020

Knowledge Avatars

Their teacher asked them to calculate the force needed to hurl a 500 pound projectile from a spot on Earth to 20,000 miles in low earth orbit. They don’t have any idea of what they need to know to solve this problem and they don’t want to dig through numerous articles or videos on the subject. They want to learn what they need for this problem as thoroughly and rapidly as possible. The next link is to a question.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many hours you sleep at night and more. To be sure, wearable technologies have many uses in the classroom an in our world. ” You can talk to it.

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How to help students avoid the remedial ed trap

The Hechinger Report

More than two-thirds of all community college students and 40 percent of undergraduates in four-year colleges have to start with at least one developmental education class, in the euphemistic jargon of higher education. Some college systems are trying to change those statistics.

How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications

EdTech Magazine

How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications. It’s not a question of whether to use cloud storage to back up information so much as it is to determine which solution will provide the safely guarded flexibility users expect. . In January 2018, a Forrester report predicted “that the SaaS market will grow to $157 billion in 2020; some providers have more than $1 billion in revenue and are growing strongly.”.

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How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Education, just like anything else, is loaded with trends, buzzwords, and enough acronyms to create alphabet soup! I’m not trying to invent the next new thing.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

Edsurge

An overwhelming majority of America’s public schools continually perform at the bottom of the totem pole when compared to their international counterparts in science and mathematics; we have come a full 64 years after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and we see in glaring fashion the return of separate and unequal public schooling. We couldn’t wait for a miracle, we needed to make one. To do so would assure a short-lived tenure as McComb’s superintendent.

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How to Plan and Implement Continuous Improvement In Schools

MindShift

In the classroom, good teachers constantly test small changes to class activities, routines, and workflow. They observe how students interact with the material, identify where they trip up and adjust as they go. It involves bringing the best research literature to bear on the problem.

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Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

Edsurge

But we’re hoping teams of educators and entrepreneurs with bold ideas in education will step away from their vacations to seize a great opportunity from NewSchools Venture Fund. A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. We want to support innovative concepts in education by investing in folks with big ideas for bringing those concepts to fruition.

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Um…so what do teachers do now after the Hour of Code?

eSchool News

Yearly one-day events meant to promote critical subject areas not taught within traditional curriculum, like computer science and coding, are great for awareness. But outside of these specific days, how can teachers continue seamlessly integration of the concepts learned?

?New Report Spells Out How to Connect 6.5M Students in Schools Without Internet

Edsurge

million students in under-connected schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway , which analyzes data from E-rate applications. Overall, more than 39 million students enjoy bandwidth speeds to support digital learning. Mostly the report attributes the connectivity gains to E-rate modernization, which increased overall funding for school broadband projects and took steps to make it easier for schools to purchase fiber networks.

Cognitive Flexibility: Paving the Way For Learner Success

A Principal's Reflections

A few years back the World Economic Forum came out with an article titled The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is certain is that the future workforce will need to align its skillset to keep pace.

My Story, Our Impact: How BakerRipley Connects Families to Opportunities

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative is thrilled to launch a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. We invite partner organizations and learners themselves to share their stories moving forward.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e259.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

Just try to imagine an oak tree in the summer, only with blue leaves. Green, orange, violet and brown take things to the next level, but the multitude of shades and tints make the world wonderfully colorful — or colorfully wonderful. And 2020 is not that far into the future.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

In Gary Vaynerchuk’s recent video , My Reaction to the 2019 College Admissions Scandal , he states, “If a parent thinks a kid’s accomplishment is a reflection of them, now you have a disconnect. Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S.

How this district is preparing students for 2030–and beyond

eSchool News

Whether we like it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally changing the way the world works–and educators have to rise to the task of preparing students for 2030 and beyond. “We Read more: How to prepare students for the unknowable.

Important Skills Students Need for the Future that we need to help them learn

Educational Technology Guy

Back in January of 2012, I published a post entitled " 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future " in which I described what I, and other research, felt were the 10 most important skills for students to learn. The ability to operate in different cultural settings Computational thinking.

ASHA Webinar Next Week (Also On-Demand)

SpeechTechie

I would like to invite anyone interested to tune in to an ASHA live webinar that I will be presenting on February 7, 2019. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: What SLPs Can Do With Images??.

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Digital Promise

According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking. Experts agree that creativity is critical to success in the future. If so, how?

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper. Content needs to be engaged within the context of the real world.

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Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects

EdTech Magazine

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects. The PROGNOSIS project focused on how to find early prognostic indices of Parkinson’s disease from the everyday use of smartphones and smartwatches. The project secured $5 million in funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program. Azure played a crucial role in the transition from PROGNOSIS to i-PROGNOSIS. juliet.vanwage…. Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:02.

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t. Video Courtesy of Redwood City School District.

10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate. In fact, according to Computer Science Education , by 2020 , there will be 1.4 usually only one focal point to drawing.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects

EdTech Magazine

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects. The PROGNOSIS project focused on how to find early prognostic indices of Parkinson’s disease from the everyday use of smartphones and smartwatches. The project secured $5 million in funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program. Azure played a crucial role in the transition from PROGNOSIS to i-PROGNOSIS. juliet.vanwage…. Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:02.

What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?

Edsurge

Looking to level up in your career? Take a close look at job creation since May 2012, and you will see that the fastest-growing fields often turn out to be the ones indirectly catching the warmth of the tech revolution,” writes George Anders, author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education. Typically, those experts have liberal arts backgrounds, which helps them make the data (literally) more palatable to busy restaurateurs.

10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate. In fact, according to Computer Science Education , by 2020 , there will be 1.4 usually only one focal point to drawing.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries. But there is a disconnect between the skills that students are being taught and those that employers require, and we face the stark prospect that one-third of jobs in 2020 will require skills that aren’t common today.

A “Roadmap” to Implementing Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As Director of Professional Learning Systems for Tennessee’s Department of Education, I have the privilege of being able to witness teachers get excited to learn a skill they not only need to learn, but want to learn, and in the way best suited for their unique learning style. Tennessee’s strategic plan for education, Tennessee Succeeds , identifies five priority areas to help the state reach its education goals by 2020.

What Is 5G and What Will It Mean for EdTech?

EdTech Magazine

5G, the fifth generation of wireless networks, promises to be the catalyst for a new age of connected technology and network speed. Forecasters expect 5G access to increase more dramatically through 2019 , with the number of 5G devices becoming more ubiquitous in 2020.

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10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate. In fact, according to Computer Science Education , by 2020 , there will be 1.4 usually only one focal point to drawing.

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship. Korder, due to graduate this month, credits the virtual advising program College Possible for helping her get accepted to Emory University on a full scholarship.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. Therefore, personalizing content to meet the diverse needs of each student is impracticable.

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

Edsurge

Ashton’s decision to don this particular jersey—that of a local celebrity, a Washington Capitals hockey player and Stanley Cup champion—was not made lightly, and she wanted her middle schoolers to know why. The Seed of a School When Ashton, a New Jersey native, moved to D.C.

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

Edsurge

Last month, the higher education landscape was rocked with a widespread college admissions scandal involving wealthy families cheating to gain admission to college for their children. Here are five ways to do that: Establish a growth mindset and inspire confidence.