Wed.Oct 31, 2018

Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

A Day in the Life of a Student in a Personalized, Competency-Based School

Education Elements

This blog post was originally published on the CompetencyWorks website, based on data from former Ed Elements team member Mike Wolking. Personalized Learning

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Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November 1st-8th: Buy the K-8 curriculum ; get the 55-page Hour of Code bundle for free. What’s in the Hour of Code bundle? 30 K-8 coding activities, organized by grade. 138 images. aligned with ISTE and Common Core. lots of options to differentiate for student needs. Questions?

Is K–12 Education Ready for 5G?

EdTech Magazine

Is K–12 Education Ready for 5G? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:13. 2020 is just around the corner. That’s when experts predict that 5G wireless will be broadly available. .

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Here’s how teachers think SEL can truly help students

eSchool News

A resounding majority of administrators, teachers, and parents say they believe social and emotional learning (SEL) is just as important as academic learning.

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Sometimes, you have to walk in the rain

Ditch That Textbook

Today was an unseasonably warm yet gloomy, drizzly day in Indiana. If you were in a school today, you might have spent it indoors, away from the elements and completely dry. I spent part of it walking in the rain. On purpose. I was leaving the airport and making my way toward the long-term economy […]. Teaching


8 easy ways to improve your public relations efforts

eSchool News

Families and community members want to know what’s happening in your district, and they want to know right now. There’s a huge need to educate the public about security, data privacy, curriculum, and all the rest, but you have to do it the right way.

‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! When Eleni Saridis taught the founding era in her U.S.

The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn.


Sometimes the details former students recall from class is nothing short of amazing. A few years ago I had a student named Abby in my history class, who had always been in self-contained special education classrooms. Her teacher wanted her in my class for socialization purposes, and she did well. A year later, Abby began stopping by my class to deliver notes from the office a few times a week and I was always delighted to see her.

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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.

Top Rated by Teachers, This Free Site Invites Broad Exploration of History, Science and More


[ Top Timeline Creator Engages Students with Images, Videos ] Big History Project Fascinating look at life's bigger questions with a fresh perspective Pros: High schoolers will benefit from looking at their world from a broader perspective.

Here’s How to Have a STEM-Themed ‘Día de los Muertos’ Celebration


Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead,” running from October 31 to November 2) is an annual holiday celebrating the souls of those who have passed on. Particularly for the people of Mexico and Central America, and for Mexican-Americans in the United States, it is a day to welcome the return of spirits of the dearly departed.

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How resources and opportunities differ for NYC students

The Hechinger Report

?. What happens when two students in New York City compare notes on their education? Coco Rhum, a high school senior who attended middle school at M.S.

A Test Worth Teaching To? How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT


Rebecca Kantar is fighting an uphill battle. She says so herself. The 26-year-old entrepreneur has set out to replace the standardized tests that are deeply entrenched in K-12 and higher education, like the SAT and ACT, and she tells EdSurge her efforts to do so are sure to spark controversy. But if Kantar is fighting an uphill battle for Imbellus , the simulation-based assessment company she founded in 2016 and now manages, then a handful of venture capital firms are ready to fight it with her.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

The Possibilities of PicCollage: Practical Pedagogy in the Classroom


Utilising technology within the classroom is something I feel extremely passionate about. After all, as teachers, our pupils come to our classes digitally literate, ready to explore what’s next.

What Student Passion Looks Like


In my Fair Haven Innovates , I’ve been using social entrepreneurship to help expose students to design, computer science, engineering, and the digital arts as well as to help them develop the soft skills they need to be successful.

AI-assisted Recommendations


The term Artificial Intelligence brings to mind, revolutionary changes in place.

YouTube Puts Up $20 Million in Call for Entrepreneurs to Create Educational Content

Marketplace K-12

YouTube is inviting individual content-creators and organizations to apply for a portion of $20 million to fashion educational content. The post YouTube Puts Up $20 Million in Call for Entrepreneurs to Create Educational Content appeared first on Market Brief.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Blending Grammar into Daily ELA Instruction


One of the most common concerns Sarah Tantillo hears from ELA teachers is “I want to teach grammar, but I’m not sure how to fit it in.” Her new MiddleWeb post explains a systematic approach that blends grammar into narrative reading and writing classes, day by day. Articles Grammar do nows E/LA exit tickets grammar narrative reading narrative writing Sarah Tantillo systematic strategy

Some Very Helpful Educational Resources from Google

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is a quick post to share with you this wonderful free resource from Google for Education where you can access tons of helpful guides, training lessons, tips, and educator-created materials more

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 138 Is Knowledge Being Overlooked For Inquiry In Progressive Education?

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 138 Is Knowledge Being Overlooked For Inquiry In Progressive Education?

Discovery Educator Network Announces 2018-2019 Leadership Council Members


Educators Around the World Leading the Growth and Development of Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Network– Silver Spring, Md. October 31, 2018) – The Discovery Educator Network today announced the members of the professional learning network’s 2018-2019 Leadership Council (LC).

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.

Help Students Stay Safe Online with These Excellent Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you four oldei but goodie YouTube videos to help you teach your students how to navigate the web smartly. As good digital citizens, students need to more

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Makerspaces A to Z: Enterprising


I recently launched a new blog series, Makerspaces A to Z. You can read all about the letter A here , B here , C here and D here. Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts about those posts using the #MakerspacesAtoZ hashtag.

What, How and Why should I learn?


To learn anything effectively. There are two things to be considered: What is the purpose of learning it. What is the simplest way to explain it. As an eminent educator said, “If you can’t explain a concept in simple words, then you have not understood it enough”.

The 5 Ways Tech is Shaping Humans in the Digital Age

The Innovative Educator

In a presentation titled Constantly Connected - The Role of Humans in the Digital Revolution, Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush shared with attendees at the 2018 #GovTechLive Forum five ways technology is shaping humans in the digital age. Rahaf pointed out that we shouldn't be afraid by what we hear, but rather we should use the knowledge as power so that we control our technology rather than become slaves to it.

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.