Not an academic exercise, not business as usual

The Christensen Institute

But for us, it’s not an academic exercise–it’s a critical element in our mission to accelerate the transformation of our healthcare system. It’s an innovation that makes a product or service more accessible and affordable, often targeting “nonconsumers” who formerly could not afford or access it. In the case of Proactive Health, we’ve observed that its team-based model is effectively increasing convenience and access to care for patients.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling


I’ve written here about using accessible tools such as Twine , Twine 2.0 , Inform 7 , and Inklewriter to create everything from games to interactive essays and digital humanities projects. Do you have a favorite exercise for getting students started with interactive storytelling?

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. APPLETON, Wisc.

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise.

Leadership Lounge

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise. The North Dakota University System recently participated in a pilot tabletop exercise with the department of Homeland Security and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Decision on Grand Canyon University's status on converting to non-profit is expected soon.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility


I recently came across a solid teaching and learning resource devoted to giving designers, developers, and writers a better grounding in creating accessible content. It’s a product of the Teach Access project, which (I have to admit) I don’t know much about.

3 ways to help students access their knowledge

eSchool News

The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access). Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. Learning seems like a simple process.

Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. A three-act task is a group exercise consisting of three videos or pictures. The post Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students appeared first on edWeb.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. Douglas explained that the gamified training was designed to be a quick microlearning experience where teachers can do one 5-to-10-minute exercise at a time. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:13. When Tulare Joint Union High School District (Calif.)

Designing and Adapting Projects For All Users: Digital Accessibility Workshop (July 27-31)


Today being Global Accessibility Awareness Day , you might be interested in finding opportunities for learning more about the topic of accessibility in digital environments. Not everyone accesses information in the same way, though we often assume otherwise.

These are “accessible” math tasks for all students

eSchool News

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. A three-act task is a group exercise consisting of three videos or pictures. Throughout the three acts of the exercise, students use skills such as: thinking.

Operation Varsity Blues proves we need affirmative action

The Hechinger Report

Harvard argues that it exercises its constitutional and moral right to set diversity goals and considers race in admissions decisions in order to reach them. Higher Ed News Opinion Higher education access Law and policy

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

The Hechinger Report

In its efforts to prevent students from leaving forever, to provide a public space for all residents to use and improve access to nearby natural resources, the school has built a sense of community. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education completion Rural scho

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

The Hechinger Report

In an exercise of discretion, ICE has allowed the Thompson’s to remain free from custody while finalizing their departure plans in accordance with the judge’s order.”.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

He spoke after Crawford led him and others through an exercise — fueled by free candy — that included diagramming their interests using colored markers and letting them know they were expected in her office for one-on-one career planning.

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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

A new 2017 survey of technology use at home shows the gap in computer access is rapidly closing. Even high-speed internet access is becoming more commonplace. How do you also improve quality of usage now that everybody has access? They need exercise and free play.

OPINION: Why is Trump’s ed secretary ignoring the biggest development in education since the printing press?

The Hechinger Report

They will need to continue to babysit, feed and motivate children during school hours, as well as provide social, exercise and extracurricular opportunities. K-12 Opinion Rural schools Solutions Technology access

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Students have worked on a diverse range of projects, from inventing a sweatband that monitors an exerciser’s body temperature to trying to create an app that will connect a pill container to a doctor’s office to help ensure a patient takes her medication.


Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


Dotlearn has found a way to compress online videos, with a specific view to making online tutorials accessible in countries with very low bandwidth. This free web service makes accessing high-quality video e-learning content possible for millions of students in low-income countries.

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Refugee students languish in red tape as they seek to resume their educations

The Hechinger Report

There’s also new momentum behind providing online higher education for refugees, allowing them to work toward a degree wherever there’s internet access. There’s a whole skill base that we are not opening up access to.”.


Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

Put differently, all sorts of learning experiences—from highly behaviorist drill-and-kill exercises to highly constructivist projects or inquiry-based exercises—can be incorporated into online or offline experiences within a blended model.

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


Furthermore, students love to have access to iPads and fun apps. It allows you to make announcements, add lesson materials, assign tests and exercises for your students. Choose from a library with more than 40 exercise templates you can adjust on your own.

Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

This is a growing trend as was evidenced recently when the entire editorial team on one of Elsevier's academic journal Lingua resigned over high price and lack of open access. No-one knows for certain, but we know for sure how many access an article from an online journal.

Promoting student well-being through serious games


However, it can also be a timely intervention option since the lack of access can hinder prevention or treatment of various mental health issues. Well, you might be thinking: what does exercise have to do with the topic? Let’s play: what comes to mind when you think of the word “game”?

Guest post: Can Activity Trackers Help Keep Your Kids Healthy?


Unless there is motivation to exercise, kids will ignore this important life aspect. He/she will think more about sleep patterns and even exercise. However, if you get an activity tracker, you will have the ability to know how much your kid sleeps, walks, and exercises. An activity tracker will give you access to your kid’s fitness data. If you determine that the kid is indoors most of the hours, you can come up with a way to encourage the kid to exercise more.

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children


Here are some of the best apps to help your children enhance their learning: Khan Academy — Although Khan Academy itself does not have its own app, you can access apps made to access Khan Academy material. This app make studying on-the-go much easier and accessible for your children.

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

The Hechinger Report

There’s also new momentum behind providing online higher education for refugees, allowing them to work toward a degree wherever there’s internet access. There’s a whole skill base that we are not opening up access to.”.


6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap.

Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

Although I appreciate the value of adaptive software, it is important to pair online practice with a metacognitive exercise. An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance.

How to Gamify Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

While traditional professional development is important — in-person and group education — today’s teachers need access to fast approaching and more relevant opportunities that cater to their personal goals. . How to Gamify Professional Development. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:20.

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5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you don’t have access to computers, don’t worry because there are several unplugged ways to get students to learn about the technology they use daily. Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas !

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

The CDW report shows that organizations improve their security posture with network access controls, security assessment tools and supplementary email security. Cybersecurity Is an Ongoing Exercise in Schools. Data security should be an ongoing exercise in schools.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


Today, Robertson’s course consists of 150 to 200 online modules, each of which includes a video presentation , a section from his own book Marketing Fundamentals for Future Professionals , and—coming soon—an active learning exercise. Offer experiential exercises Robertson is still planning these exercises; his goal is to let students learn by doing rather than just by consuming. This allows for easy navigation and access by students.

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

The gap is growing between students who are only exposed to technology for uses such as test prep and reading static online content and students leveraging technology to work out exciting and relevant problems, conduct deep research, connect with peers around the world and access experts.

Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine


The way we eat and exercise can have a huge effect on our ability to get good rest and feel up to tackling the day’s challenges, so work out some healthy meals and snacks for your family for the week.

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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content.

3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?


Students journal about their design journeys, write to the children they are assisting and write reports on the successes and failures of their 3D printing exercises. All with a view to making ELL accessible, interactive and more engaging.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun. At, you get to access different tests, study games and flashcards which add fun to your learning experience. The site is free to use and you can access it on your mobile device anytime and anywhere.

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An academic writes.

Learning with 'e's

There has been severe, and if I may be frank, undeserving criticism, against the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and its successor, the forthcoming REF. research excellence framework RAE published research REF peer review open access academic publication

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Click to access the bookmarks. ??. Strategies in their playbooks might include doodling, stretching, breathing exercises, or give themselves pep talks. “… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie.