Free School Broadband Comparison Tool

techlearning

Updates to the school broadband comparison tool make finding what neighboring and similar school districts are paying for broadband services even easier.

“Deficit Comparisons” To “Abundance Introspection”

The Principal of Change

This is a critical shift from “deficit comparisons” (why don’t I have that?) Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context abundance introspections Dean Shareski deficit comparisons digital footprints ken shelton Madison Holleran

A great comparison of Chromebooks vs Windows

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge believer and user of Chromebooks in education. Even with the huge popularity of Chromebooks, there are still a lot of people who don''t understand them or think that they can''t do a lot of things.

Comparison of Teachers vs. Students

Tech Helpful

Oftentimes I hear teachers complain that they don't have time to learn a new software platform, research new techniques, create lesson plans to meet the needs of a wider variety of students.

Growth Mindset Comparison for Educators

Think Through Math

Most educators have heard the cliché, “look before you leap.” This is pretty sage advice for anyone preparing for a journey or a new project, but how many people really take a solid look at their current situation before committing to establishing a growth mindset in their school?

Interactive whiteboards: A Comparison + Some Alternatives

The Innovative Educator

Budget conscious decision-makers should evaluate all available options before moving forward with a purchase. Comparison : SMART Boards Promethean interactive whiteboards Apple TV/iPad combination with AirPlay Document Cameras Chromebook with Chromecast I want more ».

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone Blog

I did it already, but mine looks amateurish in comparison. Oh hey, I have a set-up similar to that…but my handwriting is atrocious, and it’s not colorful, and basically my version looks like total crap in comparison. So we hand wrote and handmade everything and it all looked pretty awful in comparison to today’s standards. We are the ones looking at all the different ideas and allowing ourselves to fall into the comparison trap. Can I make a confession?

Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

Marketplace K-12

The Learning Accelerator has worked with between 25-30 companies to create the "pricing database.'. Ed-tech Online Learning Procurement mobile devices digitaleducation edtech hardware learningaccelerator procurement

The U.S. has more memorizers

Dangerously Irrelevant

Learning and Teaching Mind Dump international comparisons learning math PISA

Great collection of charts comparing EdTech tools

Educational Technology Guy

charts comparison free resources free technology for teachers Richard Byrne has created some great charts comparing EdTech tools over at his blog, He has charts comparing: Alternatives to Google Image Search Backchannel and informal assessment tools Building classroom websites Building classroom blogs Creating multimedia textbooks Creating multimedia quizzes Audio editing tools Multimedia timeline tools Mind-mapping tools Mobile video creation apps Head on over and take a look.

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In the market for a 360° camera? Look no further!

EdTechnocation.com

I thought it might be helpful to others if there existed a comparison chart of all the affordable 360° cameras out there. Read further for my top pick and a handy (and constantly updated) comparison chart! 360 camera Cardboard chart comparison Virtual Reality VR

From FDR to Donald Trump: A Jump Too Far?

MiddleWeb

FDR’s “Four Freedoms” speech in 1941 versus Donald Trump’s debate performances this year: meaningful connection or unfair comparison? Sarah Cooper describes her recent lesson and presents her new ground rules for history and current event mashups.

Put your transcripts to work for you with Parchment

Kleinspiration

It also will help a student draw comparisons between colleges, and provide the student with a projection of what their chances of getting in are, compared against other applicants. College Comparisons College Credentials Transcripts Growing up as a military child, I moved around quite a bit. My family moved from Ohio to Michigan to the Philippines to Mississippi to Louisiana , then to Alabama , and finally back to Michigan , where I’ve stayed.

Go compare

Learning with 'e's

In this post, we explore the work of Leon Festinger , namely social comparison theory. This is social comparison, and influences the way we behave and think, the clothes we wear and even the way we speak. 1954) A theory of social comparison processes.

West Meets East: Expert Teachers’ Best Practices

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Chinese & American Teaching ASCD Catherine Little Chinese teachers James Stronge Leslie Grant Patricia Popp pedagogy comparisons Susan Schwartz US teachers Xianxuan Xu Yaling Sun

Deep Data Dive Into “Global Education”

Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery. The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison . Our World In Data just released a deep dive into “global education” data.

Reciprocity learning

Learning with 'e's

The psychologist Leon Festinger developed social comparison theory - a theory that attempted to explain how people relate to each other psychologically.

Planet Earth App Ideal for Structured or Open-Ended Learning

techlearning

World habitat app full of intriguing visual comparisons, useful data. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

A great lesson, exploring how websites have changed over time

EdTech4Beginners

I have made a simple comparison sheet for you: To extend the children, ask them WHY it has changed. Who remembers the film Space Jam? Believe it or not, the original website, which was created in 1996, still exists!

The Best Tools For Comparing Demographics Of Different Countries

Larry Ferlazzo

But what about tools that will let you do side-by-side comparisons of demographics and other data from different countries? The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries is a previously-posted “Best” list.

Puzzle Game Teaches Native American Culture

techlearning

Cons: Controls are sluggish, and gameplay is a bit basic in comparison to other games of the genre.

Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’m going to share three things: Comparison with Other Apps – How does Bloomz compare to other tools? See a full comparison of every feature. Jessica Meacham has a comparison of all of the parent-teacher communication systems.

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Word of the Day — Akin

Fractus Learning

Akin, an adjective, means “like or similar to,” and is perfectly suited for making comparisons between things. The following is adapted from Episode 32 of the Word of the Day Podcast. The etymology is pretty interesting. […]. Educators Literacy Resources Subjects Tools podcast

You're Not Average

Voyager Sopris Learning

With these two thoughts in mind—no one is average, and comparisons are situational—consider this question: Why is “average” in the statistical sense such a dominant theme in education? And neither are your students. Pause for a moment before you continue reading.

On the Best Days, Our Students Teach Us

MiddleWeb

Sarah Cooper’s eighth graders take a “Bread and Roses” metaphor from the Progressive Era to the fight for the ERA – making insightful comparisons Cooper had not anticipated.

Google Apps Admin Console gets a new look

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some resources to help you with the new layout: Google Apps Admin Support page on the new layout Comparison of Old and New Layouts (great resource - side by side views of old and new version) --.

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Interactive White Board Apps for iPad: ScreenChomp, ShowMe, Educreations

Kleinspiration

Screen Chomp by TechSmith Labs ( click here ) Show Me ( click here ) Educreations ( click here ) Cross-Comparison of the 3 Apps - All Truly are Great!

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network. I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. It''s easy to use and has more features than other social networks. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+.

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New Posted Resources 09/21/2010

The Web20Classroom

Blogs Wikis Docs Chart tags : blog wikis docs comparison favorite Educational Leadership:Developing School Leaders:The Power of Two tags : leadership favorite eFieldTrips - Electronic Field Trips tags : virtualfieldtrips favorite Podcasts For Kids tags : podcasts favorite Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning tags : reflection favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Please Stop Calling It “Digital Content”!

More Verbs

Calling learning resources “content” creates a flat, erroneously equivalent comparison between learning resources and learning targets. As they should, educators are searching for online courses, apps, programs and software that will help them teach their students.

Certiport Names Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Champions

techlearning

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft ] The MOS U.S. The winners of the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship have been announced by Certiport , provider of performance-based IT certification exams.

En Plen D’Air

P21 Blogazine

This comparison to what was a revolution in painting is a natural allegory to today's education. April 28, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 6, Number 1. Driving Question: How can today's schools deepen local partnerships in the community? There is an old French school of painting, called En plen d'air , which—when translated literally— means "in the open air."

Perspective

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes as I work with children who live in perpetual cataclysmic calamity, I wonder how they will be equipped for life when these problems which pale in comparison to the Technicolor trauma of later life are rocking their world to the core.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them.

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

EdNews Daily

Most tests are designed to make efficient comparisons between groups , not tell us about individuals. Group comparisons are valuable because they give us data about curriculum efficacy and how to allocate funding.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Although some of these more rudimentary technologies may pale in comparison to some of the state-of-the-art technology emerging in the U.S. Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Some of this work requires asking hard questions. Some requires acknowledging that there’s an elephant in the room.

News From The Edtech Ticker

techlearning

Comparing more than 60 projectors, the report offers reviews, discussion of classroom defining features, and extensive full feature-benefit comparison chart. ProjectorReviews.com has released The Classroom Projector Report, a free report that examines digital projectors for the K-12 education market. Techlearning News

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them.

What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything.

Educational Technology Guy

On a Chromebook you could use", and then also has Comparable Windows and Mac app for comparison. Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

More than half of the students were language minority students, and the vast majority of students in both treatment and comparison schools were low-income. Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.