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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” ” The 1:1 initiative aimed for districts to issue each student a laptop for use in-school and at home. “More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.”

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May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks. Gobstopper is MOBILE!

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What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

JotForm Smart PDF–Great for Today’s Teaching

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Forms are popular in schools for assessments, data collection, and a slew of other reasons. Users no longer have to print, fill out, scan back into their digital device, and then send. With JotForm Smart PDF Forms, you can: fill out on any device–mobile or desktop.

How teachers address cell phones in class

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Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class. When students want to do quick research on a topic, look up a word, run a calculation, or review a concept, they can hop on a cell phone much faster than logging into a Chromebook or laptop. Fifth, students want to use digital tools.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

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An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. Critical to a successful LMS is that it’s easy to learn, intuitive to use, dependable, contributes to the learning experience (rather than just another digital tool that must be juggled before learning happens), and it saves time.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1. As digital equity discussions matured and hyperbole became reality, educators found that those loudly-touted digital devices often became paperweights. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices.

Nearpodize Your Classroom with Your iPhone – From Sabba Quidwai

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The world of mobile teaching and learning seems to be getting smaller and smaller and Nearpod is no exception. When launching a presentation from your phone, you can navigate the presentation in much the same way as you would using your laptop. However, Nearpod encourages interaction and engagement through asking thoughtful questions that assess understanding, provoke discussion, stir controversy, and allow for reflection.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

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Switching to mobile devices? Check the mobile carts – are the devices charging? Device tune-up : update/refresh/re-image your tablets, laptops, and desktops. Do your laptops/desktops need more memory? Did you buy new laptops or tablets? Find your digital cameras. Include something about digital citizenship and home screen behavior. – Fast and fun game-based formative assessment. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. The debate is on | News-Sentinel.com → As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. The debate is on | News-Sentinel.com → As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? |

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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A description of a learning environment where there is one “screen” for each student (whether an iPad, laptop, etc.). Blended learning is a learning model that combines digital and face-to-face learning experiences. There is some thought that a certain percentage of instruction must be digital to qualify as “blended learning,” but there is no clear industry standard. Digital Citizenship. Learning through games (from physical to digital).

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. ClassPad.net helps kids brush up on their math skills all year-round by offering digital scratch paper students can use to help them solve problems.