We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. I have been blogging with classes for eight years and these common-sense guidelines always work: 1) Be open to parents and allow them to share any concerns. 5) Publish a set of blogging guidelines on your site and share them with parents.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

There are some general guidelines for creating a physically safe makerspace. These resources can include YouTube videos; tutorials from companies such as Spark- fun, Make: Magazine, Instructables, and Adafruit; relevant books and magazines; social media accounts and hashtags (e.g., #mak- Technology can dramatically enhance maker experiences since it provides access to resources and tutorials.

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After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump issued new guidelines this month that, if followed, would only make the situation more acute: he is aiming to reverse Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race in admissions.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

NeverEndingSearch

Library programming services can continue to be provided in a safe manner for both library staff and students following CDC, PA DOH guidelines and our locally developed Health & Safety Plan. At the elementary level, thinking about high-touch items like shelf markers, returns, magazine use and hugs from kindergartners kept her up late at night. It’s always been my personal philosophy, whenever possible, to walk into tricky situations with solutions.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

Teachers get easy access to try stuff without any centralized budgetary or IT approval required. If they want to add student and parent access, they just create additional accounts, also for free. Students with the keen teachers get access to the cool tools, but other students are left out. While there are guidelines in education and laws in many countries worldwide aimed at protecting student data, even big companies like Google that should know better have made mistakes.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

Edsurge

There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. When it comes to printed materials, like books and magazines, you may want to dive into DonorsChoose, which connects classroom projects with donors. In their Copyright section, you can gain access to visuals and lesson plans for secondary students. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson.

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Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

The challenge offers eligible children from around the world the opportunity to showcase their creative thinking on a global stage and to win exciting prizes such as a consultation with the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough law firm for an official patent filing, Camp Invention scholarship, LEGO kit, books from Smithsonian, a Boardr Boys Skateboard Starter Kit, and subscriptions to Cricket Media’s Science Magazines. billion people in the world who don’t have access to electricity.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Tech and Learning Magazine e-Learning Resources – Since I am an advisor for the magazine I thought I would include this list of abundant resources. It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Behind the Story: When Online Tutors Witness Child Abuse

Edsurge

EdSurge reporter Emily Tate has spent the past several months investigating these questions, and we published her story this week in collaboration with WIRED magazine. So it's not exactly the most accessible. And that may mean saying in a policy on the company guidelines, “You cannot use violence against your children during these classes.”

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?

Edsurge

First, it was about access. by how they functioned as engines of upward mobility (the mobility cards have now been incorporated into how Money Magazine compiles its college rankings). In broadest terms, the mobility cards connect access with success. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness.

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

There are a lot of factors to consider, including current development of technology and its future proofing, existing systems and interoperability, access and provision of networked resources, skills and capabilities of teaching staff, market forces and socio-economic influences, to name a few. A recent interview I did for the New Zealand teachers'' Interface Magazine touched on some of these issues, and here I would like to elaborate on some of the answers I gave.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

Here are some articles to get you started: How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom (Eli Zimmerman, EdTech Magazine, February 4, 2019) Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture (Chrissy Romano-Arrabito, EdSurge, August 16, 2017) 10 Common Flexible Seating Myths (John S. An internet filter that blocks student access to risky apps that might be collecting students' data or lack effective platform and content moderation.

Remake Your Space for Innovation: 8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

Educator Innovator

Ask parents, colleagues or friends to donate a variety of appropriate magazines. Have students find and add magazine pictures to create a visual wall of spatial inspiration. These brainstorming rules and guidelines will be helpful in setting up such an experience. If the various individuals and groups helping you remake your classroom have regular online access, use a Google spreadsheet.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children (by Greater Good magazine): Trustworthy practical tips from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances.

Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

MindShift

This means homes and school now have easy access to a technology that, less than a decade ago, seemed limited to the sci-fi realms of Star Trek and the X-Men. It might also have a big impact on social emotional learning (SEL), as VR’s unique ability to produce empathy recently led Wired magazine to explore its potential as “ the ultimate empathy machine ”. Madary and Metzinger lay out ethical guidelines for VR research, but also make recommendations for everyday public use.

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The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

They are looking to gain your trust and ultimately gain access to your email so they can promote their content to you. Rated as one of the Top 50 Apps by TIME Magazine, Stitcher Radio is one of the go-to apps on any mobile device. Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting. This blog post and the majority of the content linked to it are a culmination of recording over 1,000 podcasts over the span of 8 incredible years.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The final live training is on Saturday, which you can access through the training page. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below. The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the New York Magazine : “The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place.” ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.”

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

Rolling Stone, for its part, settled a libel lawsuit in April with a former administrator at the University of Virginia who claimed she was portrayed in the now-debunked magazine article about an alleged rape at a UVA fraternity as the “ ‘chief villain,’ indifferent to sexual assault on campus.” Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”