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The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Stephen Lewis. Five seconds might fly by to us, but to microbes, it’s plenty of time to hitch a ride on fallen food. Of course, try telling that to a hungry kindergartener whose ham sandwich hit the cafeteria floor. Click to tweet.

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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality has the power to transform the future of learning. How can students interact with the environment? Only you know the answer to that.

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Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon.

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The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

The CoolCatTeacher

Perhaps it was a comment or it was a moment and although it may not have seemed to be anything to others around you, you experienced a seismic shift in how you viewed yourself. Dr. Michael Rousell studies these moments and relates them to neuroscience.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion.

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Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

edWeb.net

have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School

User Generated Education

It fires our compulsion to evolve. It inspires us to challenge norms. Creative genius is about flying to new heights on untested wings. Flesh-and-blood students persevere the rigors of broadcast school only to emerge with voices as unreal as their pancake make-up.

3 Innovative Solutions to Combat #EdTech Issues #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

If so, read on to discover how these problems inspired innovative solutions. Problem - Lack of Tech Expertise & Funding for Learning Opportunities Solution : Developing and leveraging partnerships to build expertise across the district in using cutting-edge technology.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

Edsurge

EduColor founder Jose Vilson tweeted the above message after noticing that more of his fellow educators were endeavoring to be more “socially aware and vocal about oppression,” whether they were teachers of color or otherwise. At first, we planned to compile a list of resources that offer readers ways to discuss these issues with kids and peers. Instead, we as an organization have to to analyze our own biases. Write a letter to your family.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’m looking forward to stepping away from the office and spending time with family and friends one last time before the 2017-18 school year gets underway in earnest. As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). So there needs to be industry standards. But just how enormous is its repository?

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Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

edWeb.net

Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Although there is no such thing as zero risk, there are measures we can take to significantly reduce risk.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

Where We Slipped Up

Edsurge

Last week, the editorial team at EdSurge chose to write about issues in which we are hardly experts—namely issues of social justice. Our past public involvement in conversations surrounding race, bias and inequity has been modest: some articles both by us and by contributors, an occasional meetup. Our intention was to heighten our readers’ attention to this critical issue and show support for the ongoing dialog about race and inequity.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum. Review the top ten qualities in this Forbes article. How will I know that we have been successful?

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum. Review the top ten qualities in this Forbes article. How will I know that we have been successful?

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

The Failure of Fast Education

Edsurge

Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the original post, “ Teach Slower to Teach Better ” and republished with permission. Over the last decade, as a rejection to a tired model of traditional higher education, new educational programs and structures have emerged.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

edWeb.net

Due to the rapid transition from NCLB to ESSA, it is important for educators and vendors to be aware of the key differences between the two. States will now be responsible for accountability, and each state will have to submit their own accountability plan to be peer reviewed. “I

Why Recognizing Dyslexia In Children At School Can Be Difficult

MindShift

When Anna and Chris Thorsen of Nashville sat down for the first parent-teacher conference of their daughter Clara’s second-grade year, they weren’t surprised to hear that Clara was having trouble telling time. If Clara failed to improve after 26 weeks, she would then qualify for an IEP.

What’s New

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms. inches to a maximum height of 51.4

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Nobody wants to take responsibility, which is fine.

At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This

MindShift

Young children Nathan’s age consume over two hours of media per day on average, tweens take in about six hours, and teens use their devices for nine hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. As we sit in the family room, Ellie tell us how it feels to have a houseful of tiny electronic devices that travel with her kids into their bedrooms, to the table, in the car — everywhere. How did Geoff and Ellie get here? To see more, visit [link

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

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. The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting. Click To Tweet.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. “How Hard Is the New SAT ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” Perhaps that is how you “scale.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow the Obama administration's recently issued guidance on transgender students.” ” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms.

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Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Nowadays students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. These tools can turn students into teachers and are great for sharing their answers to a project’s driving question. As an adult, I continue to enjoy creating things.