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Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

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Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.” Not only are these students growing up with widespread access to computers and the internet, they are surrounded by smartphones and other mobile devices with impressive computing power.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

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Whether providing lessons for sick kids or giving parents a weekly update on classroom activities, livestreams and podcasts offer teachers yet another way to connect with their students and families. Moreover, he’s also seen many educators use the technology for professional development.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. It is the same for personal as it is for professional.

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. Learn about AR and VR.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. economy, yet it does not play a significant role in K-12 education. But there’s a way schools can help–by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

For example, SmartPhones are a powerful communication tool, but it can also make communication impersonal. Mediums also have the ability to shape our learning experiences, memories, and comprehension. How would it change the way we flip our classroom?

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Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

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She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice.

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Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

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-- Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System Invention in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- Silver Spring, Md. The nine finalists received $1,000 and a variety of prizes from Discovery Education and 3M.

Increase teacher effectiveness with eduClipper

The Innovative Educator

Websites and resources have played an important role to help connect educators from around the world to team up and discuss, share ideas, and resources all relating to education. Educators and students are not roles defined by age or where a desk is placed in the classroom.

Asked and Answered: 6 Common Questions About Getting Started With Video Coaching

Edsurge

Video coaching is no longer a professional development buzzword or novelty, in part because of the accessibility of devices in today’s world makes it a convenient choice for educators looking to improve their practice. Today all it takes is a smartphone with a high-quality camera to get started. Their collaborative learning is powered by the video evidence of their own classrooms. Instead, they should capture the everyday reality of classroom life.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. This edWebinar was sponsored by Learning Ally.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds. While many are looking for ways to provide all students with a device, just having the device does not mean equitable learning.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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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. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)

Shake Up Learning

The post Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. And as the long-term poor relation, math is now facing an even bigger threat to its popularity in the classroom – technology. Learn more: BecomeAGoogleTrainer.com.

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Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

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Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement & Initiatives at Learning Ally , was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb.net ‘s monthly show by program host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. When they talk to schools, their focus is on the classroom teachers and getting them to understand the value. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

The New Design for School Networks

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During the edWebinar, “ Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom,” the presenters discussed the six elements of CoSN’s new network design for continuous service.

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards. With more than 6,000 single sign-on connectors and extensive use of open technology standards, ClassLink is one of the most comprehensive single sign-on platforms in education today.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” Step 1: Make a plan.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Summer may be a break from the daily work of the classroom, but any teacher knows it's not a "three-month holiday" by any means. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Videos provide stopping points to facilitate classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking.

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Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

This article originally appeared at Partners in Learning - 1:1 Hot Topics. There is no better way to support your students for real-world learning than providing settings they encounter in the real world. One of the best ways to get started and keep going is by developing your professional learning network of others who are also involved in this work. These are just some places you can go to get connected to other BYOD educators.

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Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Summer may be a break from the daily work of the classroom, but any teacher knows it's not a "three-month holiday" by any means. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. Her book offers a comprehensive guide to digital citizenship implementation with practical advice, strategies, resources, and lessons learned.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Summer may be a break from the daily work of the classroom, but any teacher knows it's not a "three-month holiday" by any means. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. Her book offers a comprehensive guide to digital citizenship implementation with practical advice, strategies, resources, and lessons learned.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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