Mon.Jul 23, 2018

Teachers Learn Just Like Students: A Case Study From Singapore

The Journal

Professional development is out; professional learning is in. In this week’s blog post we visit Singapore schools again. We describe how researchers and experienced teachers, there, scaffold fellow science teachers who are learning inquiry pedagogy through inquiry.

Part 1: Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. You will not want to miss it!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Can outsiders redefine the insurance industry?

The Christensen Institute

Today’s insurance industry faces a daunting set of challenges including deteriorating trust, information asymmetry, misaligned incentives, legacy systems, fraud, and new risks like cyber that are difficult to price. This climate has created opportunities for insurers to rethink their business models, as well as opportunities for new companies to enter the insurance sector.

OPINION: Many student-parents drop out because they don’t have enough time for their schoolwork, research shows

The Hechinger Report

student recently came into my office at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where I am a mathematics professor. A single mother with a 5-year-old daughter, the student told me she works 22 hours each week to make ends meet for her small family.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons


When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic effect on what schools can use those services for.

More Trending

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp facility, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak. We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” when it comes to hiring.

McGraw-Hill Education And Sesame Workshop Announce Collaboration


McGraw-Hill Education and Sesame Workshop today announced an agreement that will bring research-based Sesame content and expertise into pre-kindergarten (PreK) and elementary school classrooms across the United States.

The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

Iterating Toward Openness

You may have heard me say some of this before. By definition, open educational resources (OER) are licensed in a manner that gives you permission to change, update, and improve them. However, that permission gives you no insight into what needs to be improved. Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning.

OER 83

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE).

Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

At the beginning of the school year we can get students focused on setting and accomplishing learning goals and personal goals by getting them to create digital vision boards. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals.

5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom. At the end of June, Google announced some pretty big updates that are coming to Google Classroom.

New Google Classroom: Use the Browser Back Arrow

Teacher Tech

New Google Classroom Use Browser Back Arrow A feature I like in the new Google Classroom interface is the depreciation of the back arrow. To me, it was confusing as I thought I was going back but I was taken instead to the Stream. A standard for websites is to click on the site logo […]. The post New Google Classroom: Use the Browser Back Arrow appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Six Great Apps for the ACER Chromebook Tab


Let’s explore the new Acer Chromebook Tab and some awesome apps to get the most out of your device. The new ACER Chromebook Tab works just like a Chromebook with access to the core Google for Education apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. The Tab features access to Chrome Web Store and Android Apps and it includes a built-in pen, which opens up the possibilities for this device in the classroom. Here are six great apps for your Chromebook Tab: Google Expeditions.

Georgia State Professor—and Student Success Innovator—Awarded McGraw Prize in Education


For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. The prize is awarded annually through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University.

Excellent Tool for Online Collaboration, Brainstorming


[ Solid Platform Lets Kids Produce, Share Websites Safely ] PrimaryPad Peer editing a breeze with adequate teacher modeling Pros: Encourages critical thinking and collaboration among young learners. Cons: May be challenging as a learning tool for kids who struggle with writing or accessing text.

Tools 65

Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out


Can a “Netflix”-like subscription model really work for online education platforms? Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. Skillshare has raised $28 million in a Series C round led by Union Square Ventures. Burda Principal Investments, along with existing investors Amasia and Spero Ventures, also chipped in. Of that amount, $8 million was raised as debt (and the rest was equity funding).

Udemy 95

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy


Washington, D.C. and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. 35 CTOs, CIOs and Superintendents from as far away as Texas gathered to collaborate on this important topic.

Data 55

Driving Change to Personalized Learning? Here’s How Three Leaders Have Done It


Moving towards personalized learning can be fraught with tension. How do you set a vision? What supports do you need in place? How can you get district and state level systems to work together to get a full picture of what is happening? Ahead of our 2018 EdSurge Fusion conference in October, we sat down with three attendees to discuss the secret sauce of what is working in their communities.

4-Part Checklist to Create A Killer Calendar Invite


If there is anything innovative educators need more of, it’s time. By being as complete and accurate as possible when creating a calendar invite, no one wastes time searching for location or materials. Creating calendar invites is an activity that today's modern learners should be engaging in daily.

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

NPR Learning and Tech

Two experts believe that six C's form a framework that can help parents guide kids as they grow. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Today's Newsletter: Making Edtech Work (for real!)


The disconnect between the creators of education technology and those who use it has forever been a problem. Call it the scourge of “shelfware”—software and hardware purchased by a district, introduced to teachers one morning in an August PD workshop, then promptly ignored once school starts.

Secret to Fixing BAD Classroom Presentations!

Cycles of Learning

I have written before about my use of medical case studies as entry points to inquiry cycles in my Biology class.

Amelia Earhart Day


On 7/24 we celebrate Amelia Earhart Day. The mystique of incredible bravery gives Amelia Earhart a lasting place in history. To this day, her death is unsolved and her character an enigma. This official site includes photos as well as her life story. [

Managing Comments in Google Classroom (2018 Update!)

The Electric Educator

Google Classroom is an under-rated messaging platform for teachers and students. When used effectively, the messaging / commenting capabilities in classroom lead to rich conversations and learning moments between teachers and students.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.