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Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. You can take them and travel digitally to other places. In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional development coaching to school districts, and presented at numerous conferences.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. This year''s Library 2.014 Conference confirmations include Susan Hildreth, Peter Morville, Helen Partridge, Michael Stephens, Barbara Stripling, Roy Tennant, Joyce Valenza, and David Weinberger. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students. Do all of my families live in an area that provides the infrastructure necessary to use technology?

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

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While we’re seeing serious global forecasts about investments in AR/VR, most classrooms have never experienced this technology. She is also part of ISTE’s 3D Network and Global Collaboration PLN Leadership, leads discussions of immersive technologies using Voxer, and her latest adventure is the startup Global Maker Day. AR often uses a trigger image or target to activate the digital layer. . MR combines digital interaction with the experience of the real world.

How Do Non-Techie Parents Handle the Increasing Focus of Technology in Education?

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Parents increasingly find technology a roadblock to tracking student progress in the classrooms. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors summed it up like this: Most parents have some concerns about keeping up with the part of the digital revolution that has extended to their child’s classroom. Parents who are not comfortable with technology, or who have no experience with it at all are facing challenges. Is the use of technology really good for my child’s education?

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching. A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Tacked-on learning technology can do this. But deep integration of technology–real at-the-marrow fusion of learning model, curriculum, and #edtech? 10 Ways Technology Has Changed Education: The Iconic Actions #edtech Should Disrupt. With technology, the name of the game is publishing. Digital communities.

Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love

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SyncSpace is a sharable, zoomable, collaborative whiteboard for iPads, mobile devices, laptops, and computers. IPEVO –draw and annotate directly onto real-time camera image from your iPad, images in the Photo Library, or a blank whiteboard. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them. Open Library.

Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn Python

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Good Documentation, Community Support and a Big Network of Python Libraries : There is no dearth of guides and video tutorials for those working with Python. Plus, Python has several libraries that help minimise one’s time and effort during development.

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness. For the past 20 years, I have used technology to teach children all over the world!

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Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software

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6, 2018 – Impero Software, global specialists in remote monitoring and management software for education, has partnered with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational entities, to provide Illinois schools with student safety software and mobile device management solutions. Schools can also use this insight to identify localized trends and issues in order to support teaching digital citizenship to Illinois students.

15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

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By fifth grade, students appreciate technology for how it can speed up their class projects and seek out ways to use it to make their educational journey easier. Here are the steps for creating a macro in MS Word (adapt for the digital device you use): Click View>Macros> Record Macros.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

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Access the required site through mobile devices. Provide mobile hotspots distributed by school. GetEpic –Digital library for kid’s books. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” Digital Literacy–What is it?

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. Going through the results has given me an unparalleled opportunity to think about, and hopefully present to you, a practical framework for understanding where and how modern computer, Internet, Web, and social technologies make a difference for learning.

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

One reality of the increasingly connected K–12 classroom is even the youngest students are routinely going online, using email and engaging with mobile apps that collect their information. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology? K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. We know kids are using technology. The organization has developed a library of cyber curricula resources for K–12. “As

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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It can be plugged into a heavy base for free-standing use or directly into a laptop for greater mobility. For ‘Specials’ teachers (those who teach one subject and move from classroom to classroom), easily carry this lightweight and mobile device, allowing you to have a document camera wherever you have a computer, whether it’s the Library, the gym, or a classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Vector Solutions Adds Silent Panic Alarm Feature to its LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform for Schools

eSchool News

The law requires schools to implement mobile panic alarms that go directly to law enforcement in case of immediate emergencies such as an active shooter situation.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. Rather than continue to rely on end-of-unit tests to measure student progress, educators will continue to embrace data analytics tools to deliver feedback in real time, said Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, in a statement issued by ISTE in August.

How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

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Over the decades I have added both Educational Technology and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsements to my elementary teaching certificate. My graduate studies focused on integrating technology across the curriculum.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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These include Hello Codi, TalkToMe I and I I (Text-to-speech app), Ball Bounce Game, and Digital Doodle (a drawing app). Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

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More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. BYOD deepens the digital divide. Students from low-income families may not be able to afford new mobile devices, or the devices they can afford won’t be the top performing ones. Schools and teachers need to work with what they already have, and increase technology access with time.

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10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

eSchool News

Whether a principal, superintendent, head of technology, or head of curriculum, there is likely a gem of a resource among your staff who could push your Future Ready agenda forward. Long gone are the days when librarians were simply the “keeper of books,” and the administrators who have grown to realize this have found it much easier to accomplish their strategic vision by mobilizing this dedicated and knowledgeable part of their staff. Librarians are ninjas in digital citizenship.

Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

eSchool News

As we head into another uncertain year in education, technology will continue to be one of the key drivers for innovation,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser.