Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As you construct a topic for your students, you can now embed Youtube or Vimeo videos or upload a high resolution image, link to a website or document, or include an emoji or GIPHY. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users.

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

Announcements and to-do lists are sent, files are shared, and companies and associations sell their products and services. There are a lot of documents shared at the beginning of the school year. I can cover those questions during our first staff meeting, so send those questions my way!

Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation


Districts should seek out edtech companies that provide partnership-focused support which is oriented toward long-term success from day one – not just when you buy a whole-district contract. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country


Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. About Company Nurse Workplace injuries are a fact of life.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

In a nutshell, Agile development is a software development philosophy that favors incremental development and response to change over planning, documentation, and final-release software. In late spring we hired a company to assist us with the development of our first one semester course.

5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies. The agenda for every event (meeting, workshop, seminar, conference) should be digital with all materials digitally embedded.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


It is typical that every fall, parents and their children’s kindergarten teacher meet to design and discuss an individualized learning map for their children. There are around 80 education development companies in Finland, and 22 of them participated in EDUDigi.

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? A teacher’s primary goal is to get students to meet standards-based learning objectives. If the technology supports this, it meets the primary requirement.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). Students can also document and share their processes and findings in a manner that allows both other students in the class and the larger maker community to review and comment.

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant. Just look at how Airbnb and Uber disrupted legacy companies in their respective industries. How many meetings have you attended where the decision was when to hold the next meeting?

Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

This is something that I paid a programmer to develop for me, because the way we used to do it was with a Word document that I drew the countries on, and we used a spreadsheet with that. Kids are constantly meeting with each other. They’re constantly meeting with each other.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift


The document, which Education Dive obtained, mentions a desire to “leapfrog competition” and “challenge current leaders in the field.” “The industry’s evolving where (OPMs) need to be able to meet the school on their terms.” A cool $6,630.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Also in this document, have them do research before they can create their app and get the green light.

District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

NCTM has a document that outlines, “What is an excellent math program?”. So you would have had five or six fourth-grade teachers meeting and discussing the curriculum, and there were five fifth or six grade teachers at the middle school level so there are vertical conversations.

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K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

EdTech Magazine

Some companies that produce monitoring software report sending tens of thousands of alerts about cyberbullying, violence, sexual content and other concerns. K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:55.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

When they’re finished, students can just attach the link from their Google Drive and the other students can listen and understand exactly what the issues are and where in the document to find them. Students can bring up a historical document on their screen and analyze the artifact.

5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. One thing that I did this year — and I found it to be a game-changer — was I implemented a weekly meeting. 2 – Class meeting about learning.

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Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.


Even within that framework, states set their own requirements to meet accountability standards. Others stipulate publishers complete special checklists or tweaks to Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. Occasionally the state will also partner with companies to provide materials or services to districts free of charge. Publishers and other companies in the edtech space often have difficulty navigating the regulations, which vary so drastically from state to state.

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Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

For example, companies who do not invest significantly (or at all) in research say they don’t do so because their investors and customers (districts and IHEs) aren’t asking for it. “ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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Real-time Collaboration Through Online Platforms - 6 Advantages and Disadvantages

ViewSonic Education

Plane tickets, multiple nights of accommodation, meeting spaces, resource installations - the total, external cost of having an in-person meeting can get quite high, quite quickly. Sometimes dominant personalities and voices usually direct the flow of conversations and meetings.

How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Doug Levin

For instance, as I’ve extensively documented , dozens of school districts have been victimized in 2017 alone by email scammers seeking W-2 tax forms via phishing attacks.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. We finally got a chance to meet in person and present together at ISTE this year. She’s just a wonderful a global educator, and it was wonderful to meet her in person!

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Many have some innovative programs at their edges , but few have redesigned the core of school in a meaningful sense, or in ways that meet the needs of diverse learners, equity and a radically shifting economy. There are over 132,000 school communities in the United States.

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It's Time for K–12 Schools to Change the Integration Conversation

EdTech Magazine

We worked closely with the other company and multiple pilot districts to build a seamless experience with a consistent user interface and no need for multiple logins.”. Our application programming interface will only support the student ID number, but you didn’t specify the depth of compatibility, so we technically meet the requirements.”. Adherence to these standards will all but ensure compatibility with other products meeting the same specifications. . “Do

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

Digital/digitized elements (such as documents, video, e-books, lesson plans) . Consider as well that good ed-tech companies will utilize conferences to announce improvements for their tools and train teachers on their use. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

They send me a notification (tag me in a comment or whatever within that document or slide or whatever it may be), and I can go approve that they’ve done the task or not. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to


Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Those competent in SEL are able to recognize and manage their emotions, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, meet personal and social needs, and make responsible and ethical decisions” (Elias et al., History teams research, document, and write about the history.

Integrating in healthcare: 6 tools for working across boundaries

The Christensen Institute

We’ve found that when a product isn’t yet good enough to address the needs of a particular customer segment, a company must control the entire product design and production process, in order to improve it.

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