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“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.

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 ».

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?

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.

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.

From FDR to Donald Trump: A Jump Too Far?


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.

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

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

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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News From The Edtech Ticker


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

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.

You're Not Average


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.

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) --.

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 Did SXSWedu Have to Say About Adult Learning?

Digital Promise

As the judges of the lightning round asked questions, however, it was clear they were trying to apply what they knew about the K-12 market to this segment, which isn’t a fair comparison. What did this year’s SXSWedu conference have to say about adult learning? Turns out, more than you might think.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

By comparison, teens who don’t access the Internet via mobile devices tend to go online less frequently. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation.

Fetchnotes - simple cloud based note taking

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some screen shots: Related: Android for Education - resources, apps, tips, and more Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some of the popular ones 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning Springpad, a great note taking/organizing app, gets upgraded Evernote for Education - resources, tips, how to, and more -. Fetchnotes is a simple and easy to use, cloud based note taking app.

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important


Reading comprehension instruction often includes strategies for tackling certain, discrete skills, like vocabulary, identification of main ideas, and comparisons within and between texts. English teachers are skilled instructors of reading comprehension—a nebulous concept that requires several moving parts.

Improve Your Performance, Visibility and Control with WAN Optimization

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Measured as quantities of data and endpoint distances, optimization generates improved transfer efficiencies, in comparison to other methods. Wide Area Network Optimization and Data.

Graphic Organizers with Google Drawing

The Electric Educator

Google Drawing is the forgotten stepchild of Google Drive. It doesn''t have a MS Office / iWork equivalent and most people aren''t quite sure what to do with it. Drawing is a simple shape tool in which you can create and annotate simply graphics and illustrations.

Born for Math

MIND Research Institute

Although few would call this math in the conventional sense, this lioness is actually performing a quantity comparison in her head, comparing the number of hyenas she sees with some internal representation of what she considers to be “too many.”

FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

Shake Up Learning

Comparison Table of 5 Google Certifications. Check out this table comparison of all the #GoogleEdu certifications! The post FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Certifications Explained!

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5 Tips to Getting Started with ePortfolios

The Innovative Educator

This video offers a comparison of those two options. Watch out standardized testing. ePortfolios are making a comeback. Finally! Want to join the fun where students get to show what they know with authentic work highlighting their best pieces at certain points in time? Great!

The Trajectories of the Fourth Estate and Instructional Media

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

But the comparison to the music and news industries tends to understate the degree to which individual learners are restricted from seeking out and assembling educational experiences according to their own criteria. Whereas consumers of music and journalism are free to make up their own minds as to what constitutes good value, what constitutes "educated" is defined by social conventions, regulatory and loan systems, and, of course, employers.

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.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Before long, LPS 9th graders were making math achievement gains that were close to triple the growth norm of a nationally representative comparison group, as measured by NWEA MAP assessments. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.

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What Students Are Actually Doing Online


This of course varies by age group: we found that younger teens (aged 13-15) spend the most time in front of their screens in comparison to other age groups. Curious as to how children are spending their time online? So are we.

Overcoming The Barriers To Creativity And Innovation

The Web20Classroom

Emphasis on Standardized Assessments -As to be expected, many conversations centered around our global fascination with data and comparison of students. It''s been a few weeks since I returned from Doha, Qatar and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

In fact, it was surprising how inexpensive but robust some of the alternatives were in comparison to Cardboard.

The Golden Treasures of Google! - Part 2, DATA!

Shake Up Learning

In the Classroom: This tool would be great for having students research keywords around a historical event like World War II and do a comparison with published works and popular authors of the time in Ngram Viewer. The Golden Treasures of Google!

Put your transcripts to work for you with Parchment


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.

US Dept of Ed: Teacher Diversity Still Lacking

K-12 Schools - Education News

Teacher preparation programs were found to be only slightly more diverse, with 25% of those enrolled at the time being students of color in comparison with 37% of those enrolled in a college or university. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

iPad Chromebook Showdown

The Electric Educator

This past week I presented an iPad vs. Chrombook comparison to a group of librarians and technology specialist in Wayne County, Michigan. Thanks to those who provided their thoughts on the device debate. If you have an opinion of your own, please feel free to express it by leaving a comment! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


Correlational: Comparisons of users (variable) and non-users (control). Causal: More rigorous than correlational; this is an apples-to-apples comparison that ensures that students in the control and variable groups have similar backgrounds and characteristics. “A Correlations, Comparisons. To really assess effectiveness, you need a comparison group that isn’t using the technology,” says Resch.

Governor Christie’s Guide to Destroying a Great Education System #NJED

A Principal's Reflections

This recognition has been validated by state-by-state data comparisons. However, just like any other profession the amount of bad educators pales in comparison to those who go above and beyond to help kids learn.

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Related: Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook - a nice comparison Edmodo - excellent, free, social network and educational system 5 Great course management resources for educators Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education Which Social Network should you use? Social Media is a great way to connect, share, learn and communicate with other educators and with students and parents.