In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Teq , a Long Island-based educational technology and professional development (PD) company, has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job. Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. Can you point to the person responsible for turning your students into good digital citizens?

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Preparing Students with Technology Skills

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Digital literacy is the ability to understand, use and interact with technology, media and digital resources in real-world situations. Jeff Meyer, Director of Education at Learning.com, during a recent edWebinar , underscored that while this generation of students is growing up using technology, they generally lack the digital literacy skills they need for success by the time they enter high school. Keyboarding and Digital Essentials.

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program. EasyTech helps students develop technology and higher order thinking skills through direct instruction, practice and a variety of application opportunities.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. What makes this program stand out from the crowd is the fun and engaging way it builds student’s assessment proficiency. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Not only is this technology designed to sift through massive amounts of information but it is also ingrained with powerful curation capabilities. As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses. After all, this is the age of digital content and interactive mediums. It is only natural that this cutting-edge technology can create videos, infographics, and slideshows for learning purposes.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

Ask a Tech Teacher

By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. Tests were administered via digital devices (though there are options for paper-and-pencil).

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We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

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Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment? is an assessment platform that's based on concept mapping.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Make sure the technology you use doesn't take the place of, but instead supplements, face-to-face interaction. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Digital Citizenship ? Educational Technology ? Online Learning ? Teaching Online ? Testing and Assessment ? World Schooling See you “online!” We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below.

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

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The promise of a 1:1 environment isn''t that you can now do your worksheets or read your textbooks online. Project-based and challenge-based learning, creating work for authentic purposes and audiences, and allowing students the autonomy to select how they will learn and how they will demonstrate mastery are all methods for competing with the lure of online games and instant messaging. Provide ongoing feedback to students throughout digital discussions.

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8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. 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 online conference will be free to attend, and you can follow the conversations by using the hashtag #learning14.

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