What 41 Years of Teaching Taught Me with Karen Van Duyn

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

TeachThought - Learn better.

The definition of. Teaching Trends & Shifts Elementary School Experienced Teacher video games

10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About


The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. Chattanooga Christian School in Tennessee is piloting five Echo Dot Kids Edition devices in elementary and high school classes. They're working with Alexa Skill Blueprints to create new assessments and letting kids ask for word definitions or simply to play soothing background music.

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Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

We toil away at chasing the next big innovative idea, trend, or tool as a path to improvement yet little changes. During a coaching visit I observed Zaina Hussein , a 4th-grade teacher at Wells Elementary , use this with her students (see image below).

8 Great Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary teacher Michael Matera has students enter the realm of nobles (see video below) as his students join teams as part of learning in a not so bloody or violent Game of Thrones type approach. Hour of Code is definitely leveling up in their teaching of coding.

Traffic Is Booming for Online Education Providers. But So Are Costs.


We definitely need to take care of teachers at this time,” says Jon Mattingly, CEO of Kodable. “At His company, which provides resources for elementary-grade science lessons, has seen about a five-fold increase in user engagement metrics, including videos watched and logins.

8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I will give a bit of a disclaimer that this is more of an elementary-focused episode, but frankly, I think we have a bigger problem with waste, plastic, lamination, and so on at the elementary level than at the secondary level where it’s more common to find paperless and nearly paperless classrooms.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy?

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Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School is a dynamic neighborhood school that uses technology predominately to redefine learning. Don’t make your equity work a trend. Don’t make your equity work a trend.

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Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied in higher education.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Of course, while this isn’t an exhaustive picture of K-12 blended implementations across the world, it is enough data to reveal insightful trends and debunk some of the most common myths surrounding blended learning.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m assuming it’s very different for elementary than secondary. Erin: I’m going to let Ross jump in in a second, but I just want to address here the piece about the secondary versus the elementary. 2) I want to talk more specifically about elementary grades, particularly K-3.

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.


When the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Golden Grove Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL pad around the classroom in their (possibly) smelly socks, everyone cheers. Linda Edgecomb is the principal of Golden Grove Elementary and a huge fan of Stinky Feet Day.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

Hundreds of administrators tell the Learning Counsel the great effect of this research survey telling them what it really means to transition digitally, what the definitions of things really are, and how to look at new software capacities and digital curriculum for their utility and efficiency.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

The use of TV-like displays for education is a recent trend. In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. They’re also more compatible with high-definition source content.

She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

The Hechinger Report

Dickinson believes this work is particularly important because it emphasizes an expanded definition of success. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Choose as many newsletters as you like. Weekly Update. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning.


Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Edtech spoke with Leila Nuland, managing research director for K-12 at Hanover research to discuss some of the trends surrounding computer science in K–12 and how to overcome issues of accessibility and underrepresentation in certain populations.

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Education management simplified using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

Technology integration in education is definitely a major trend now. Automation and technology integration in education is so well perceived by academicians and experts that it will almost be elementary in the future of education. The institution’s guide for workflow automation.

How can your institution attract students

Linways Technologies

Parental & peer pressure, industry trends etc. Definitely not. Technology has already become an elementary part of our life. Defining the students’ choices of the 21st century. Portrait of pensive student carrying out test at lesson. The exams are mostly over.

The district where kids beg to go to summer school

The Hechinger Report

In Wilder Elementary School, students not only pick which subjects they want to learn, but they can also spurn their desks and work on the floor if they want. My kids begged me to come to summer school,” said Chantelle Mullins, a mother of two elementary school students.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Cambridge Analytica was able to take that quarter million accounts that it had permission to look at from Facebook and mine fifty million accounts to look at trends and how people thought about politics and then potentially use that to move the 2016 election in different ways.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

I've been a resident of the Lone Star State for over two years now, and I can definitely vouch for the saying: Everything is bigger in Texas! Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media!

Equity in Education: A Journey or the Destination?

Reading By Example

So there has to be a way to describe equity and determine at what level it has been achieved in schools, beyond only a definition. For example, we are purchasing tablets for upper elementary teachers to collect and curate informal data such as conferring notes during readers-writers workshop.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You will get a new definition of exploring through the Exploratorium, The Art Institute of Chicago – Explore these wonderful lessons that cover Science and the Arts. STEAM Art Lessons – Take a look at these wonderful STEAM based art lessons from an amazing elementary Art teacher.

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With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. At Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Eleanor McMain Secondary, Nathaniel and Nathan Albert were inseparable. But I could definitely tell I did something,” he said.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. What is definitely tied to brain health, Hillman said, is physical fitness. APPLETON, Wisc.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

Audrianna Lesieur, age 11, smiles after demonstrating the strength of “Confidence” with encouragement from classmate William Maestas as her teacher Val Seamons moves on to assist Billy Sabo at Lake Canyon Elementary School. Folks moved away, and the district had to close an elementary school.

What I’m Reading: March 2019

Reading By Example

This book would definitely work as a read aloud for upper elementary and invite students to explore more books by Snyder. Definitely a book to have in the secondary classroom library to build diversity and cultural relevance.

How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality


WILDER, Idaho — Eight years ago, the principal of Idaho’s Wilder Elementary School, Jeff Dillon, made a tough decision: He pulled his children out of the district high school to send them to private school. “I Wilder is part of a new national trend to customize learning to each child.

The ultimate guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy

Linways Technologies

This usually includes testing the memory on terminology, facts, conventions, trends and sequences, classifications and. elementary modules to draw connections between ideas and utilize. Break down knowledge into it’s elementary modules to draw connections.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

That so important a task has yet to get past such an elementary question provides a confounding look at how far liberal arts colleges and departments have to go to make a case for themselves with students, parents and policymakers — even in a sector known for very, very slowly adapting to change. “It

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You will get a new definition of exploring through the Exploratorium, The Art Institute of Chicago – Explore these wonderful lessons that cover Science and the Arts. STEAM Art Lessons – Take a look at these wonderful STEAM based art lessons from an amazing elementary Art teacher.


No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology


Pearsall notes that this school year teachers are expanding their definitions of technology projects to include more maker centers and coding curriculum. Ellen Goodman The LilySarahGrace Foundation started in 2012, has given over $1 million to support the arts and inquiry-based learning in underfunded elementary schools. Their definition of art is broad encompassing everything from dance to robotics, theater, 3D printing and software development.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

They’ve now been around for over a hundred years, and Montessori schools continue to thrive throughout the world, while mostly keeping technology at arm’s length (especially in the pre-primary and elementary grades.) Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education.