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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. 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. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. These platforms are online and accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple devices (computers, tablets, mobile devices and Chromebooks). Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

They are the Learning Management System (LMS) I use. Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms. When you buy the Rocketbook Wave Smartnotebook, you get access to digital copies of the Rocketbook paper that you can print out and use in a bullet journal or make your own planner.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS? Then they’re able to access the material that I want them to. I’ve embedded entire Hyperdocs in there, so the kids can access the Hyperdocs as they are on FlipGrid.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS? Then they’re able to access the material that I want them to. I’ve embedded entire Hyperdocs in there, so the kids can access the Hyperdocs as they are on FlipGrid.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA.

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability | Education Next → Interoperability is an issue in the market of edtech devices, apps and services. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability | Education Next → Interoperability is an issue in the market of edtech devices, apps and services. EdTech News News news OER

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Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures

EdTech4Beginners

If your school doesn’t have one already, you will first need to select a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Canvas or Docebo to share your resources online. When teaching online during school closures , remember that each student has a different level of remote access – some might have a laptop, others might only be able to access the internet on their phones. education edtech remote learning school closures technology

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How to reduce digital distractions & improve the focus in online classrooms

Linways Technologies

This may seem elementary and simple but it works most of the time. and students can access them without having to use youtube or other social media. Edtech Education Strategy Teacher Teacher's role Teaching inspirations Teachers Teaching tips Technology

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Besides, the blended learning approach makes learning more personalized, increases engagement, social and group collaboration, provides more time for preparation and 24/7 access to the learning materials. Find an LMS that is compatible with what you already have in the classroom and has a variety of features and learning tools you can choose from. More information about available LMS features can be found at the JoomlaLMS website or social media platforms.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

Detailed, step-by-step instructions are posted for each team on the LMS. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from. The one on the left shows the classroom space (note the whiteboard hanging from each table for students to easily access) and the one on the right shows the view from the classroom looking out to the open space in the center of the room. I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia.

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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

So what happens is a teacher would put out what they call a grid, they can either do that via website or an app and they will create a grid that they can push out to their students via whatever LMS that the teacher is using. So maybe I’m a social studies teacher, I’m teaching middle school, I’m teaching high school, it could even obviously do it down in Elementary School as well.

Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

I work with a teacher in the elementary school that has her students sit on one side of their desk when she is giving instructions and then when it's time for them to work on the computers she has them move their chairs to the other side of their desks so she can quickly see their screens when she is working with small groups in the back of the classroom. Use Canvas LMS? Easy access is eliminated. This is not a built-in option for most LMS options.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Sometimes an LMS discussion will help and other times integrating with another tool can be beneficial. What tools are in the LMS and other district approved applications that allow teachers to facilitate online instruction resulting in student deeper learning and understanding?

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How Might Audio Help Teachers During Extended School Closings?

EdTechTeacher

While it is safe to say that this is not an ideal time to introduce new edtech tools to students, educators may want to consider the role that audio can play in enhancing communication with their students during prolonged school closures. Elementary grade teachers can narrate short readings, high school history teachers can add audio hot spots on top of primary source excerpts and maps, and science teachers can provide insight into complex graphics and equations. by Greg Kulowiec.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

techlearning

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom? Check out these resources to setup and use this feature of Classroom Presentation: Guardian Access emails and notifications By John Sowash, ElectricEducator.co

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

According to the Pew Research Center , “Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’”. While they might be using edtech safely, students might still be struggling with managing their time when interacting with technology at home. Back when I was in elementary school, I could only access the internet during Computer class. Communicate these things directly if you are using an LMS that has parent accounts.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

Edsurge

In 2013, BCPS launched a multi-year initiative called Student and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) Three years ago, the pilot launched with ten elementary schools, and as of fall 2016, it has grown to include 20 schools (out of a total of 173 BCPS schools), specifically ten elementary schools, seven middle schools and three high schools. Katherine Cox, Instructional Coach at Mays Chapel Elementary. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom? Video: Adding content to the NEW Google Classroom By John Sowash, ElectricEducator.com Setting up Guardian Access The guardian feature helps keep parents informed about the progress of their student.

On the Road to Interoperability with Denver Public Schools

Edsurge

More than 4,300 teachers instruct students in elementary, middle and high schools, along with a mix of non-traditional and charter schools run by three main charter management organizations: Strive, KIPP, and Denver Sciences Schools of Technology. From an IT perspective, Allen added, data access and interoperability standards were considered from the very beginning of the district’s RFP process for a new LMS.

Best Learning Websites of 2015

Graphite Blog

Over the course of a year, we at Graphite look at a dizzying number of edtech tools. In terms of access, Web-based tools tend to do the most for the widest number of students and teachers. Here's our list of 2015's most wow-worthy websites and web-based edtech tools: A.D.A.M. These powerful, inquiry-based science units capitalize on elementary kids’ natural curiosity. Invariably, a large portion of these end up being websites.

Learning Revolution Weekly Shows - Thrive in EDU, Teaching by Heart, Reinventing.School, The Connected Classroom, Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children | #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SHOW LINK BIO: Rebecca’s dedication to exceptional learners started in elementary school when she was a “special friend” to the mainstream class. SHOW LINK BIO: Rachelle Dene Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, blogger and teacher. She is a regular blogger for Getting Smart, Defined Learning, Neo LMS and STEM Informer.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” On the heels of a trademark complaint by the public media program Current , the edtech startup Listen Current has rebranded to Listenwise. John McKernan controlled a nonprofit foundation in Portland for years that critics say should not have had charitable tax status and may have been designed to help circumvent federal rules governing access to student aid programs. From EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “ Blockchain Misconceptions and the Future of Education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “For-profit Ashford University , facing loss of access to GI Bill benefits by month’s end, needs approval from a state to stop thousands of student veterans from losing aid.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “One million high school students from low-income families will receive free internet access under President Barack Obama’s ’ My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for minority males, the White House announced.” ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

Detailed, step-by-step instructions are posted for each team on the LMS. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from. The one on the left shows the classroom space (note the whiteboard hanging from each table for students to easily access) and the one on the right shows the view from the classroom looking out to the open space in the center of the room. I had the incredible opportunity to visit a school in Queensland, Australia.