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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. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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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.

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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?

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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. Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students.

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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?

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How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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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. 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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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.

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.

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. For example, one morning I saw a group of parent volunteers reading, in Spanish, to the elementary age children.

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Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

Use Canvas LMS? Access Codes - Codes serve as a safeguard that students cannot access exams when you are not ready for them to access it. By choosing to filter the IP address you can prevent students from possibly accessing or finishing an exam at home without a proctor.

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?

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.

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. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

” 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

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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. For example, one morning I saw a group of parent volunteers reading, in Spanish, to the elementary age children.