Is your classroom ready for BYOD?


According to Anywhere Learning Foundation’s Bruce Dixon, in his whitepaper entitled Bring Your Own Device To School , it is important to develop a clear policy for schools in conjunction with parents and students (well, at least in the primary and secondary level).

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut


The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, limits the use of school-improvement funds to interventions that benefit student learning as documented by at least one well-designed and well-implemented research study.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

This means pupils are able to share thoughts and work together on projects, such as documents or presentations. For example, simply using a keyboard to type up a document to enhance its presentation may not always be the most effective use of technology.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. In business, coworkers are constantly telling each other what folder to look in for what document and guiding the discourse of business. By LeiLani Cauthen.

How Virtual Reality Technology is Changing the Way Students Learn

Digital Promise

Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Research shows that software such as PowerPoint can homogenise and sanitise the way teachers present information to their students. The use of virtual worlds for simulation of medical procedures is well documented, as it allows for errors to be made without the catastrophic consequences in real procedures.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

Iterating Toward Openness

In each of these cases, students created new material or revised existing material, ensuring that the final product was thorough, thoughtful, well documented, and well suited to the needs of students studying specific topics.

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New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

The new curriculum has lessons for each grade level and also includes new resources, slides, and flexible documents that can be added to Google Drive or downloaded in multiple formats.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Google Docs : Google Docs is a free, web-based word processing tool that allows you to create and edit documents online and collaborate in real-time. Google Drawings : is a free, web-based diagramming software. The post What is G Suite for Education? What You Need to Know!

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


These standards have been traditionally published only as human-readable documents, such as PDFs, that can’t be used directly by education technology tools. In other words, statements within PDF documents cannot be reliably referenced in information systems and digital content. Something is usually lost in translation when content publishers and software developers try to put state standards into their own databases.

Middle and high school students making history with 3d printing

Bryan Alexander

Sketchup seems to have been the main software for this year. As a futurist I’m always looking for stories and datapoints that suggest possible directions for education and technology. Sometimes I’m actively involved in those stories.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( ) & ( ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council.

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Districts have spent thousands of dollars on consultants and software upgrades, and the racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps that the law was supposed to help eliminate remain largely unchanged. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.

Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store, and Add-Ons


For example, Doctopus (great for management of assignments and projects) and Kaizena (which allows you to leave voice comments on documents) can now be added through Add-Ons. Recommendations of Apps for students: Click here to view suggestions for secondary students.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: Teachers should access the shared Google Document and ask students to submit their video through the Padlet link in their home language, preferably in Chinese, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Peer Instruction with a Twist of Innovation and a Social Studies Teacher

Turn to Your Neighbor

Using maps, images, video clips, audio clips, and primary/secondary sources, I also try to create an environment of curiosity by withholding information from my students. I display a question using a slide, have students answer that question individually using their hands, or occasionally software on the school’s iPads, and then I review the results.

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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching


One MOOC in Coursera’s top 10 list has had nearly 500,000 active learners and 46,000 payments, according to a document obtained by EdSurge. In other words, students aren’t just passively watching videos—they’re doing projects, and they get instant feedback from the software. I don’t know that I would want to do the MOOC thing as my primary job, but as a secondary thing it’s very satisfying.”

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A re you failing, but learning from what you’re failing at? ” You’re having students document it along the way. What to expect from secondary students’ projects (and pitfalls to avoid).

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We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom?


Using the audio meter on the camera and waveform in our editing software, the students knew exactly where to make edits, and at times were more precise with their sound editing than my more “able-bodied” students. I also create assignments so I can view private comments on their own rather than through a document I need to open, which slows me down. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

If the students’ projects require specialized software, hardware or other components, there would need to be a budget in place for things like this. Computers and the software available enable students to stay organized and help support the 4Cs of education.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A re you failing, but learning from what you’re failing at? ” You’re having students document it along the way. And they used the software Scratch, which is developed by MIT and really for students that are kind of 14 and under, and he developed his own video game using Scratch and looking at some tutorials online. What to expect from secondary students’ projects (and pitfalls to avoid).

‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators


When I go and do young adult tours, and I go to secondary schools, I meet students who've read Little Brother, and they're like, "How do I hack my school's censorware?" So, document the ways in which these are inadequate to the purpose that they're set for. It’s not unheard of for an instructor to tee up a YouTube video for a lesson, only to have the content blocked by the school or district’s censorware.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft


The middle school textbooks and primary source documents are often inaccessible to them, but Miller has found that Minecraft helps them experience the history and then participate more in constructing new knowledge about it.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. The End of Library" Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That).

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology


District purchases of hardware and software continue to go up. In 2016, I visited 41 elementary and secondary teachers in Silicon Valley who had a reputation for integrating technology into their daily lessons. Devices and software were in the background, not foreground. Politifact has documented 325 Trump statements that it judges mostly or entirely false.)

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Details about the investments in test monitoring software can be found at

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

Indeed, the job prospects for those with just a high school diploma but no additional schooling are pretty dismal , even for positions that once did not demand any sort of post-secondary education. Earlier this year, a consortium of elite private high schools formed the Mastery Transcript Consortium in order to replace the traditional transcript with a document that “would not include courses or grades, but levels of proficiency in various areas.”