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4 Ways to Improve Digital Equity in Your Classroom

techlearning

From inconsistent homework policies to a perceived lack of empathy and understanding from their teachers, the students were coming at the digital equity issue from a whole different angle

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What Learning to Fly Can Teach Us About Transforming Education

Edsurge

My family and I recently had the opportunity to tour the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., where I found myself drawn to an exhibit featuring Wilbur and Orville Wright.

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Exploring 4 types of Flipped Learning

Neo LMS

In spite of all the efforts of countless educators, the passive model of learning persists. Flipped Learning has emerged as the “easy button” to move classes, schools, and districts from passive to active learning. Flipped Learning is not just another teaching strategy, but rather, the meta-strategy that supports all others. Flipped Learning is often thought of as static and fraught with misconceptions. Many people believe that Flipped Learning is just that thing with the videos.

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Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

Catlin Tucker

In a blog post I wrote titled Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? , I encourage teachers to think about the purpose of the work students are doing and evaluate whether it makes sense for them to invest their time and energy grading that work. It’s not realistic to expect that teachers will grade the majority of the work their students produce. I’m not sure how this unrealistic expectation became the norm in education.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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Great App for Future Readers: Word Zoo

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reading is defined as “ the action or skill of absorbing written or printed matter silently or aloud.” ” Sounds dry, maybe even boring, but the ability to read has been credited with exercising the mind, saving lives, bringing people together, and predicting success in school. It alleviates boredom in the bits of free time that pop up between soccer and dinner and it can be done alone or in a group. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends…”. ?

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Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:36. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid. Now Stumpenhorst, director of the learning commons at Lincoln Junior High in Naperville, Ill., is a certified Sphero Hero.

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Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and why it is rapidly becoming a popular tool in this area.

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What Are My Options After High School?

EdNews Daily

When high school is finally over, what should you do next? Typically, most will respond and say that going to a traditional university is the next logical step, but many students are finding this isn’t the right choice for them. With increasing costs and competitive application processes, you may want another way to achieve your career goals. And, that’s okay! Luckily, there are plenty of options available. Also, you must be emotionally mature and ready to go away to college.

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K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:59. Figuring out the best way to prepare the next generation of students often feels like aiming at a moving target. . The evolution of society and technology places tremendous demands on K–12 leaders , and yet this same challenge can yield immense satisfaction. We are helping students navigate a world even as it develops and unfolds, almost in front of our eyes.

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. Starts Monday, July 8, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance

Neo LMS

More and more schools strive to move away from standardized educational models in favor of student-centered approaches. It is no secret that teachers also need better ways to evaluate student learning, including qualitative assessment methods. Portfolios have been around for quite some time. They are a must for visual arts students, but educators are seeing the many benefits of assigning portfolio tasks for all subjects.

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Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. I’ve written quite a bit about children’s privacy, including what I thought was a scathing piece on Google and Education. The simple fact is every bit of information you can possibly imagine is being collected from your kids. And it never goes away. Click to tweet.

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Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives

EdTech Magazine

Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Mon, 07/01/2019 - 06:10. Students at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools are preparing for careers, but not in the way that many associate with traditional vo-tech education. These students dance, direct films, create graphic design and work sound boards , among a host of other creative endeavors.

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What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 4 Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book. What’s Changed in Lesson Planning. What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids? 7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers. Smartphones in the classroom. 11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer. Digital Citizenship Curriculum. 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer. Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further. Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes. 5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ” – Albert Einstein. A green screen in the classroom helps spark student creativity and imagination for any subject! Last year I tried a very basic and cheap green screen with my 2nd to 5th graders. I had decided last minute to use a green screen and didn’t have much time and even with this little effort the students and I had fun creating a news broadcast!

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Guest post: 3 Ways to Make Classroom Presentations More Engaging

EdTech4Beginners

Classroom presentations come with many challenges–not the least of which is keeping your students engaged long enough to teach the lesson! New technology creates many opportunities to spruce up your presentations and keep students captivated, so the trick is simply to figure out which methods will work best for you. . In this article, I will explain three ways to make classroom presentations more engaging for students of all ages.

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Rocket Mortgage Classic: Esports Meets Traditional Athletics in STEAM Learning

EdTech Magazine

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Esports Meets Traditional Athletics in STEAM Learning. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Sat, 06/29/2019 - 20:28. Students visiting the Rocket Mortgage Classic were able to get some relief from the heat and get a taste of the competition happening on the green with esports portals set up in the STEAM Learning Lab, a learning engagement center set up by CDW and Acer.

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Happy July 4th (and Happy Canada Day)

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Sergeant son is in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy LT CDR daughter’s in the DC area. I thank both of them and all those soldiers who fought for America’s uncertain future so long ago. God be with all of us. I want to include all my efriends from Canada in the celebrations though I’m a few days late for Canada Day: July 1 is Canada Day.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

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8 questions that help get at deeper thinking and learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to drive deeper student thinking and learning, consider these 8 questions from Section A of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that! If you’re not where you want to be yet, pick a couple of questions and select your desired answers instead (e.g., Yes instead of No or Somewhat ). Then do a redesign pivot : How could you redesign the student learning experience to get to your desired answers?

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CK-12 Certified Educator Program - free resources and free PD

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 is one of my favorite resources for educators. It contains a wide variety of materials, lesson plans, virtual labs, interactive lesson activities, digital-multimedia "flexbooks" and much more. CK-12 also has a certified educator program for teachers. It is a comprehensive program with thousands of educators around the globe. They have some great free webinars coming up from July 8-19, 2019, where you can enjoy free, fun, flexible learning.

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3 Steps to Finding the Right Content Monitoring Solution for Your District

EdTech Magazine

3 Steps to Finding the Right Content Monitoring Solution for Your District. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:59. As K–12 schools shift towards an increasingly digitally-integrated classroom , it is essential that teachers have the tools they need to keep students safe from harmful content online. . Modern content monitoring solutions are helping schools keep students away from entering inappropriate sites as well as protect them from falling victim to cyberthreats.

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Why Today’s Math Textbooks Just Don’t Add Up

EdNews Daily

By Al Noyes. Pick up a traditional high school mathematics textbook and you’ll see that it was authored by a number of collegiate luminaries, put through a series of pilot tests, and run through numerous developmental cycles over a period of time. After getting feedback and input from various schools and experts, the textbook publisher puts together a beautifully-packaged set of materials that instructors rely on to teach mathematics.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

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8 questions that help get at authentic, real world work

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to move toward more authentic, real world work, consider these 8 questions from Section B of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that! If you’re not where you want to be yet, pick a couple of questions and select your desired answers instead (e.g., Yes instead of No or Somewhat ). Then do a redesign pivot : How could you redesign the student learning experience to get to your desired answers?

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Redefining Professional Development: Educators as Leaders and Learners

Education Elements

It’s mid-May at Baychester Academy, a public elementary school in the Bronx’s District 11. Like all schools across New York City, the school day draws to a close with a ritual exchange: teachers usher students out of classrooms to meet their parents, patiently waiting by the school’s main office. But then something unusual happens: Educators from across the district begin to arrive. Leaders

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Summer 2019

EdTech Magazine

Summer 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:35

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Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

? CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ?At At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

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Is the work really ‘authentic?’

Dangerously Irrelevant

If the ‘authentic work’ we assign our students in class doesn’t require them and their work to get out of the school building (physically or virtually) – at least for some of it – and is always assessed only by the teacher, is it really ‘authentic, real world work?’ ’ Related Posts. Career-ready capstones [VIDEO]. Learning and Teaching authentic assessment authentic work

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Learning With Immersive Reader

The Web20Classroom

I love to read. If I am not working or spending time with my daughters I am reading. But when I was in elementary school reading was what I dreaded the most. In my classes we had the "blue birds" and "red birds" reading groups. I was a blue bird. A weak reader. Stuck in a group with the other weak readers. Thinking back on that time as an adult it was a deflating time as a kid.

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How Song-Writing and Music Technology Inspires Learning in Kids in Juvenile Detention Settings

EdNews Daily

By Kat Crawford. The more than 60,000 young people that are incarcerated in secure facilities, residences and group homes are learning in alternative-education settings designed to keep them in school or prepare them for jobs once they re-enter their communities. If we don’t want kids to return to these facilities as adults, we need to have education in place to break the cycle and support their success. Studies show that education reduces recidivism.

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CleverPDF - 27 Powerful and Free Online PDF Tools

Educational Technology Guy

PDF files are extremely useful and ubiquitous. There are ways to view them on any device and any platform. Sometimes you need to convert a PDF file to another format or you want to convert another file to a PDF file. There are a lot of resources out there to do this. CleverPDF is one of them. CleverPDF offers 27 Powerful and Free Online PDF Tools including conversions and modifying PDF files. It is available in 20 different languages and there is a support and help page.

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Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.