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Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use Today at COSN 2019 , CDW, in partnership with Lightspeed Systems , introduced Analytics Powered by Relay, a dashboard solution enabling K-12 schools to make informed decisions about their use of educational technology devices, applications and websites. With mobile device use on the rise – 74 percent of K-12 schools say they have more than one device per student – schools are challenged to optimize their technology use, manage device data across numerous platforms, maintain policy compliance and ensure student safety online. With Analytics Powered by Relay, schools have access to an easy-to-use dashboard that helps them: Determine if purchased tools and applications are being utilized as intended – and eliminate unused or redundant tools Explore educational technology adoption rates and identify opportunities for professional development Ensure technology tools align with relevant data privacy laws and frameworks Monitor how often devices are used and what they are being used for Ensure digital equity district-wide “With Analytics Powered by Relay, schools can move from descriptive analytics to prescriptive advice that empowers them to take action,” said David Hutchins, vice president, education sales, CDW-G. “We’re pleased to partner with Lightspeed Systems to help schools harness their device data – rather than be burdened by it – so they can make better decisions about their technology investments, optimize technology use and protect their students’ safety.” “Every school we talk to has challenges with data analytics. Until now, they have had to build complex processes and systems to piece together data from separate solutions. We’re excited to partner with CDW to bring schools a better student data portal that provides a holistic view of all activity and usage across every operating system, device, app and software license, everywhere the device goes,” said Brian Thomas, president and chief executive officer, Lightspeed Systems. “Analytics Powered by Relay will save schools time, maximize the return on technology and instructional investments, and drive smarter data-driven decisions that keep students safer and raise achievement.” Lightspeed Systems has served K-12 schools since 1999. Its solution runs on Amazon Web Services, so schools do not need to invest in additional hardware or third-party tools to support it. Analytics Powered by Relay customers will have access to CDW-G’s educational strategist team, which can provide an initial technology assessment, as well as ongoing coaching to drive innovation through data-based decision making. CDW-G educational strategists have advanced degrees in education and deep experience in classroom technology best practices. Analytics Powered by Relay is scheduled to be generally available to CDW’s K-12 education customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and to schools globally in May 2019. To schedule a demo, or to connect with a CDW-G educational strategist, email EduAnalytics@cdwg.com or visit www.cdwg.com/CDWanalytics. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. analytics cdwg lightspeed

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Being Mindful When Teaching Executive Functioning Skills

CUE

In the second post of her three-part series, special education teacher Sarah Kesty continues to discuss executive functioning and critical skills teachers can mindfully address with students.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Maxwell Bigman, a former high school Computer Science teacher. Bigman is currently a Master’s student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studies leadership, innovation, and equity in K-12 Computer S cience education. These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Computer science (CS) jobs are the number one source of new wages. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

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CoSN 2019: Steps Teachers Can Take to Create Sustainable Innovation Programs

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Always missing a tripod? This piece of paper can be your secret weapon for classroom video

Edthena

Before teachers log in to leave comments on their Edthena videos, they must first capture classroom video using any available device in their classroom. And when we say “any device,” we mean it. We see a lot. device. types.

CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform. CDW and Lightspeed Systems introduced a new data analytics platform for K–12 schools at the CoSN 2019 conference in Portland on Tuesday.

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My Education Superpower

techlearning

Tangential learning is the process by which people self-educate around a topic if it is exposed to them through something they already enjoy

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.

Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech is Part of the Problem

Edsurge

Writing is more important than ever, but many of today’s students are lousy at it. John Warner has some ideas about why that is, and how to fix it. Warner has been teaching writing at colleges for more than 20 years. And he’s written two books on the topic, including his most recent, called “ Why They Can’t Write. Part of the problem, he says, is technology.

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Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

The Hechinger Report

Antroine Anderson at Linwood Elementary in Vaughan, MS. Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger. VAUGHAN, Miss. When Antroine Anderson started kindergarten in this close-knit rural town last August, he knew just three words by sight. He mistook H for G, confused L and I and identified M as F.

CoSN 2019: Elevate Your K–12 Makerspace

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: Elevate Your K–12 Makerspace. The design and execution of makerspaces deserve the same level of imagination and innovation as the activities that happen inside them.

CDW and Lightspeed Systems Introduce New EdTech Analytics Tool

techlearning

“With Analytics Powered by Relay, schools can move from descriptive analytics to prescriptive advice that empowers them to take action,” said David Hutchins, vice president, education sales, CDW-G

EdTech at School

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

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

Edsurge

Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 million. Of that figure, about $12.3 million will be paid in Instructure common stock, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The deal is expected to close by next Tuesday.

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CoSN 2019: To Scale Up Learning Innovations, Break Down Silos

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: To Scale Up Learning Innovations, Break Down Silos. Organizational silos are just as detrimental in K–12 education as they are in companies.

Teachers Love How This Online Reading Platform Fosters Deeper Learning

Edsurge

Like many educators, Christy Stanley wants her students to practice close reading and deep learning. But she is up against a far more seductive habit. “We We have a generation of skimmers and scanners because these kids are always on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat,” says Stanley, director of humanities and healthful living for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school district in North Carolina. They don’t know how to slow down their reading.”

How to Motivate Originality with Student Book Choice

Turnitin

When Students Choose Their Own Books, What Happens

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.

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Since MIND Research Institute’s founding in 1998, one thing has been clear - we’re an organization with a lot of big ideas. Over the years, we’ve worked to share these ideas broadly. Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog.

Gmail: Auto Advance Your Productivity

Teacher Tech

Enable Auto-Advance in the Settings I have my Gmail set to filter Google Classroom Private Comments. Interacting with students is my top priority. I set up Priority inbox so there is a section in my email with the Private Comments.

How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD TeachThought Grow 19 Event Page Many years ago I taught in a middle school across the hall from a math teacher named Jim who perennially joked as the students walked out his door on the last day of classes, “next […]. The post How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Inquiry PBL

8 great opportunities for educator professional development

eSchool News

The best way to be a great educator is to keep learning, and what better way to do that than specialized educator professional development? There are a number of professional development opportunities this spring, including workshops on personalized learning and behavioral interventions.

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.

#Drawn2Teach Instagram Book Study (April 22, 2019 – May 5, 2019)

The Principal of Change

I am really looking forward to starting up a book study with Drawn to Teach on Instagram. It is a quick process that will encourage participants to reflect on their teaching while connecting with other teachers.

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CoSN 2019: What's the State of Digital Equity and How Can We Improve It?

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: What's the State of Digital Equity and How Can We Improve It? The need to ensure that the digital revolution is equitable and accessible to all students is something that K-12 leadership takes very seriously. We spoke with Beth Holland, digital equity project director for CoSN, to understand where strides are being made and where we might need to continue to invest more resources to see improvement. .

Gmail: Auto Advance Your Productivity

Teacher Tech

Enable Auto-Advance in the Settings I have my Gmail set to filter Google Classroom Private Comments. Interacting with students is my top priority. I set up Priority inbox so there is a section in my email with the Private Comments.

How to Create a Technology Plan

SecurEdge

When you think about what it takes to compete in today’s marketplace, every business is essentially becoming a technology business. In denial? Wireless Planning WiFi Services IoT

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.