These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

Textbooks and blackboards have become a thing of the past in K-12 schools as educators collaborate with IT teams to shape a full digital core curriculum as part of their educational strategy for 2017 and beyond. Next page: How schools are currently using E-Rate for digital success).

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

From dressing like a bumblebee to class entry routines, this Kentucky State Teacher of the year, Sarah Reed, has ideas for us. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Embed YouTube or Vimeo videos, upload images for your students to discuss, feature a file or a weblink. Flipgrid makes for an excellent addition to the portfolio.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid. She shares essential tips on how to use Flipgrid. This fun video tool is a great way to engage students at the beginning of school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How does this work?

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. So how hard is it?

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies

EdTech Magazine

A frog appears to float in midair. Our schools utilize 3D printers, promote and teach coding skills as early as first grade, and are just beginning to explore augmented and virtual reality technologies,” Blount says. Cherokee is one of many districts nationwide that are using interactive displays and other audio and tactile technologies to get students more engaged with science, technology, engineering, math and other subjects.

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. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below).

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How tech is taking the terror out of learning

eSchool News

The scariest moments in elementary school for most adults of a certain age involved being summoned to the blackboard. The long walk to the front of the room. Matt Wiseman’s fourth-graders at Frankton Elementary School know nothing of this trauma.

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

Cross-posted to the Teaching Machines website. I submitted the draft of Teaching Machines to my editor at MIT Press at the end of May. And to a certain extent, that’s true. “You really know your elementary arithmetic.” A familiar concern to this day.).

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Teachers’ Strategies for Pronouncing and Remembering Students’ Names Correctly

MindShift

Sandeep Acharya answered when his teachers and classmates called him Sand-eep, even Sandy, for 12 years before he decided he couldn’t take it any longer: “Junior year of high school, I walked up to the blackboard in every one of my classes and drew a circle with lines radiating from the center.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Scheivert and his team also plan to build towers at a few schools.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult

MindShift

Today Guest’s options are limited because he struggles to read. “In the mornings when students came into the classroom, they would write that they’d brought their lunch or that they were going to purchase lunch in the cafeteria,” she said.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Learning management systems originally got their start in higher education, serving as central hub for college students to drop in assignments, check grades, and contact their professors. Needless to say it caught on with universities—and eventually school districts.

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have had such an enthusiastic response to this event that we have expanded the conference this year: we will start Wednesday afternoon/evening and go through Friday mid-day (US Time). We hope it gets you excited to attend!

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. ” “ Crossing the chasm to profitability.” ” “ A path to profitability.”

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere. To see an updated calendar of events, go to [link] and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Go to bit.ly/HomesAroundTheWorld.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.

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.”

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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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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Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Our first dream is to develop a virtual body/atlas with which you could explore, research with and share the results. A way to do science online and remove the ethical, financial and other constraints and just get back to researching ideas, gathering results and sharing them. More information about Learn To Be is available at [link] [link