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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

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Thanks to this website, however, you get all types of educational content from National Geographic that safe to be shown in the classroom. The website gives you videos, images, and articles related to the questions and aligned with Common Core standards. It’s a great website for students at all levels; you just need to find the right video to show in the classroom. The Internet gives you opportunities to connect your students with classrooms from all around the world.

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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Two common computer science misconceptions are that it’s just about programming and that only teachers with computer science degrees should teach it. Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Nearpod is a powerful teaching and learning tool that promotes student engagement in the classroom.

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UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

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UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). During classes, students collaborate or work independently within their “Big Idea Book” to notebook, make hypotheses, gather data, and formulate questions about how the hands-on activity with the robot applies in a real-world scenario or as scientific phenomenon.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year

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Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners. Most were striking it down, and calling for an end to Common Core, because in their opinion, it excludes the “basics.” Parents are huge stakeholders, and have an extremely important voice in the edtech discussion. 7) My child is interested in coding, robotics, etc.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what technology should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. The lesson plans are optimized for a lab setting or a classroom.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom . Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). General insecurity or misunderstanding about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. The lesson plans are optimized for a lab setting or a classroom.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it. Google Classroom and Meet for Remote Learning.

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Sphero for Education

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This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom. edtech mobile learning programming sphero Last week I was lucky enough to receive a Sphero from the generous people of Orbotix.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. EDMODO AND CLEVER ( www.edmodo.com/integrations ) & ( www.clever.com ) Edmodo announced a new partnership with Clever to give teachers, students and parents immediate access to fully rostered digital classrooms. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm ISTE Webinar: 10 Classroom Tools for the Maker Movement , Discover the maker movement and find out how to harness its power to bring new tools and technology for hands-on learning to all grades and content areas – especially STEM and STEAM. Get an overview of the wide range of tools and technologies that can revolutionize learning, from 3D printers and robots to coding, wearable computers and conductive paint.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

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Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? Partner Announcements Natural Math : Join Math Future live online event: RSM, a great Northeastern US math enrichment network, Oct 22 1 PM EST #edchat [link] Blended Librarians Online Learning Community : 20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom - Webcast 10/22/14 @ 3 pm EDT [link] Newsletter Sponsor Click for more information One Week Calendar All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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Sanny Zuiderveld, co-founder Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Connie Rensink Building Bridges Though Intercultural Communication - Joe McVeigh, Author and Educational Consultant Building Global Connections with Out of Eden Learn - Rob Martin, Middle School Social Studies Teacher Challenge Based Learning: Take Action. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Director, Online Professional Development Finding the Fun of It - Bernard De Koven From the CyberWorld to the RealWorld (Classroom) - Dahlia Shaewitz, Principal Research Analyst STEM Education and Social Activism: Creating a New South Bronx - Jessica Chung, Digital Learning Programs Associate 24/7 Math Support: Crowdsourcing Solutions and Crowdfunding Resources - Torrey Trust, Ph.D.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Salesforce , the world’s largest customer relationship management platform, has announced a new classroom-ready training scheme called Trailhead for Students.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education?

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” ” Via David Perry : “A professor of Atmospheric Sciences stepped down (he was 70) at the University of Illinois rather than appropriately address accommodations in his classroom. ” Via Edsurge : “Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer.”

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. ” Via Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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” Testing, Testing… PARCC Inc , best known as one of the Common Core test-makers, is “moving in a new direction,” Politico reports. The new focus: “classroom tools and services geared toward school districts.” That’s Rick Teeters , head of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. Me in The Baffler on “How Silicon Valley’s brand of behaviorism has entered the classroom.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. ” “Why Teaching Civics in America’s Classrooms Must Be a Trump-Era Priority” by Mother Jones’ Kristina Rizga.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Marquette University was justified in disciplining a professor who had publicly rebuked a graduate teaching assistant over her handling of classroom discussions of homosexuality, a state judge ruled on Thursday.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.” Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom.” ” Via VC firm Reach Capital : “2016 Edtech Outlook.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” This is apparent in every topic in every article I’ve written in this years’ year-end series : for-profit higher education, surveillance in the classroom, and so on. This is part ten of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” Edsurge with the second story on brain-wave monitoring startups in almost as many weeks : “Brainwave Headsets Are Making Their Way Into Classrooms – For Meditation and Discipline.”

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“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “In an age of robots , schools are teaching our children to be redundant,” says George Monbiot. Education Politics.

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“Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. Via the AP : “The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom.” Bring Reddit (and Other Online Forums) Into the Classroom.” Via Edsurge : “Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes – The Next Obstacle to Edtech.”