Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. Step 1: Set up Your Room for Morning Meetings.

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10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mentoring Minds is an education publishing company and resource site created by former teachers. Overall, Mentoring Minds has an wide collection of resources that support critical thinking and focus on best-practice methods. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home.

The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

But educators are a tenacious and resourceful bunch. For companies that target teachers, this is a good time to do some contingency planning as well—to be ready to assist educators no matter what scenario they find themselves in come fall. They’re also seeking information and resources.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . They provide positive resources for parents and educators to teach youth how to use technology safely and productively. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation !

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. We don’t have time to waste on resources that do not align to our standards.”

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

techlearning

The overarching goal of offering students access to a plethora of tools and resources is to create a new population of young people who are STEM-literate, and to improve the economic competitiveness of our future workforce. “We

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

To support science and STEM teachers in delivering quality instruction to their students at the start of, and throughout, the school year, Vernier Software & Technology is offering an abundance of free professional learning resources, support tools, grant opportunities and more.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Through this work, we’ve developed four key strategies for choosing appropriate edtech resources.

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Open educational resources get federal attention

eSchool News

Department launches campaign to encourage schools to use open educational resources. Department of Education is launching a campaign that will encourage states, school districts and educators to use open educational resources.

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

techlearning

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?

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation. answers to quizzes; responses on worksheets; views of videos; clicks on interactive resources.

School by Design Spins Off From Amplify to Form Independent Company

Marketplace K-12

The educational technology company Amplify is spinning off a service known as School by Design into a new, separate business that will provide schools with data and technical assistance focused on financial and instructional strategy. School by Design will become its own commercial company and will be led by an Amazon Education executive, Andrew Joseph, who is leaving that post to work with the newly independent business.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

Introducing Edji: A Technology Coach’s Go-To Resource

TeacherCast

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar … You are working with a teacher, or perhaps in a meeting with your administrators and a question comes your way that you might not have the answer to. Hey Tech Coaches!

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The following three resources can help students and families realize the powering of digital learning at home. Families must meet other criteria as well, such as no outstanding bills or existing Internet service. Several other companies are working to do the same in their region, either through grants and partnerships with schools or low-cost plans for families.

Excellent literacy resources sell themselves

Reading By Example

Looking more closely, I realized the boxes contained sample commercial resources from one of the big education companies. I am not adverse to commercially-developed literacy resources. Yet it is interesting that I never receive sales calls from publishers and distributors of authentic texts and related resources. But it is almost exclusively the case that we are reaching out to the publishers and distributors for the resources the students and staff want and need.

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

Discovery Education

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. STEM Instructional Resources for All. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource?center

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This Former Athlete Shoots for 100% in His Classroom and His Company: An Interview with Otus' Chris Hull

Edsurge

My cofounder Pete Helfers and I would frequently meet in our classrooms talking about how we could improve learning for our students, and what our ideal classroom would be. With the knowledge of how they learn—their passions, their perceptions, the way they think, the subjects that are interesting to them, what they do well, what areas they need to be supported in—I’m better able to tailor the resources, tools, activities, and assessments in my class to further their performance.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. This trick can be very useful when young searchers are meeting a topic for the first time or when you have a limited vocabulary in a particular area of knowledge.

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

June 12, 2018—A new research study titled “ Ready Efficacy: Research on Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics and Ready Reading instruction for Grades 3–8 meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. To access the site’s free resources, visit here.

Benchmark Education Announces K5 English-Spanish Literacy Resources

techlearning

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) introduced Texas Benchmark Workshop and Benchmark Taller in Texas —combined print and digital resources for grades K to 5 in English and Spanish for reading, phonics and word study, and writing.

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing

MindShift

It curates useful tools and resources with a view to maintain the indispensable human touch of teaching and learning during this period of social distancing. Educational communities are also circulating shared documents that offer an array of resources to help teach online.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. I have additional resources posted on my project based blog page and located along my right side bar.