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Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

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The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. About the Learning Counsel.

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This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

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But just as owning a bicycle does not imbue a child with the ability to ride a bike, using a Chromebook to complete assignments will not by itself improve a child’s learning outcomes. Education Technology Professional Development Adult Learning Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

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12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

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The activities below will motivate your students to reflect, help others, move and learn, and think creatively. These activities help your students to keep their learning momentum and your energy going till the end! The template includes 5 key facts they will learn, 3 ways to keep the teacher happy, and possible field trips they will go on. Discover my digital portfolio templates you can copy and edit, examples, free web tools, and tips here !

What are your edtech resolutions?

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This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In Oletha Walker, challenge resource/project-based learning teacher, John F. Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their libraries.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. July 31, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added a host of new digital assets to its award-winning supplemental and digital textbook services.

VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

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Well, I’ve spotted some tools and strategies that have amazing potential to empower students and teachers to engage and learn more with the world beyond their school. Another student could find photographs of places or inventions he wants to study and then create augmented reality-triggered videos of himself explaining what he’s learned. A couple of years ago, my high school students created their own scavenger hunt with QR codes , and loved learning from one another that way.

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What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

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PITTSBURGH — At Forest Grove Elementary School, along the Ohio River just northwest of Pittsburgh, the Rust Belt is giving way to educational innovation. In a windowless room in the library, first- and second-graders experiment with a strange teaching device that’s half computer and half wooden play table. Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning.

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

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While these are becoming more common, I like the trend of having a weekly student “guest author” write up the ideas and learning objectives discussed in class. Have a class twitter or Instagram account to post about the day’s learning Just like a blog only smaller. One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus. The idea behind this challenge is see if you can figure out ways to make things more digital.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs.

Hack Education Weekly News

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via Bklyner.com : “ Brooklyn Public Library and Bard College to Offer Free College Degree Programs in 2018.” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”