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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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?

What 41 Years of Teaching Taught Me with Karen Van Duyn

The CoolCatTeacher

KAREN: Definitely. Definitely. All Subjects Education Trends and Topics Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Monday Motivation Policy Makers Teachers

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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

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.

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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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 Blog

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. In many schools, AR technology is being used right from the elementary level to make learning more interesting and to explain basic concepts in an engaging and immersive manner. Starting with the STEM courses at the elementary level will help educators and parents to observe and figure out the students’ area of interest and guide them in the right direction. What is STEM?


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.

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


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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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

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.


AV that Makes the Grade


What are the AV trends that can help teachers draw insights from learners today and tomorrow? Most recently, this included replacing older whiteboards and failing projectors in the ISD’s three elementary schools with new BenQ RP653 Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs).

All Work and No Play Makes Everything Dull

Fractus Learning

Play can take many forms and has many definitions. outlines five characteristics of play in the article “ The Value of Play I: The Definition of Play Gives Insights ”. “The Value of Play I: The Definition of Play Gives Insights.”

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

note : This year the editors selected ten stories we believe either highlighted an important issue in 2015 and/or signaled the beginning of an escalating trend or issue for 2016 (look for No.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. KIPP Morial, a school in New Orleans East, exemplifies how the personalized learning trend rolled out in charters across the Crescent City.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)


Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). In 2014 I wrote what would be my most popular blog post ever.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking


Tagging this way not only helps students stay organized, but it could also help them to examine trends across courses or even semesters. When scaffolded for students, digital note taking has the power to transcend the traditional definition of what has been typically considered “notes.”

Trump’s proposed after-school cuts could lead to more hungry kids, lower test scores

The Hechinger Report

Inside, tutor Louise Cox helped a group of 16 elementary and middle school students with their homework and ran them through math and language exercises. Less than 10 years ago Bell Academy, an elementary school, was failing and facing a state takeover.

Peers Are Powerful: Using Positive Social Norms to Tackle Unhealthy Behaviors


They shared their as-yet-unpublished data with us, which found trends similar to what Leslie learned: 87 percent of students said that they, personally, would believe someone who reported a sexual assault. Fifteen-year-old Anyla says that for her, it’s definitely made a difference.

Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching


Marna Wolak’s fifth grade students at Sanchez Elementary in San Francisco are gathered on the rug for a “number talk.” After the lesson, the adults convened to debrief what they saw, identify trends and offer ideas about where the misconceptions might lie. A GROWING TREND.

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High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

But several trends once relegated mainly to progressive schools or alternative schools for at-risk students are reaching the mainstream and have even been embraced by entire states. Preschools and elementary schools across the U.S

How to Overcome Apathy and Disillusionment When Standardized Tests Fail Kids


For many of our students, there isn’t a singular, definitive reason why they came to McClarin. I had high hopes for my students, but the average lexile score at my school was 800, which is equivalent to a late elementary or middle school level. If I could see a student’s scores trend upwards, it meant something to me, even if it wasn’t a passing score.