Tue.Apr 09, 2019

Is Esports a Sport?

ViewSonic Education

Quick. When I say the word sports, what do you think of? If you’re a fan, it could be football, basketball or soccer. If you’re a player, perhaps it’s tennis or golf.

How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Oh, the dreaded question… “What other content do you cover?” asks the district curriculum director, or even worse, “Do you cover all of _ ?” Fill in the blank with a huge quantity of content, like all of K-5 math.). Coverage!?!

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A Deepish-Dive Into an NGSS-Aligned, Elementary School Lesson Roadmap

The Journal

What does Next-Generation Science Standards’ "three-dimensional science learning" look like in the classroom?

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied in higher education.

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.

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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The ability to say no

Dangerously Irrelevant

Mike Crowley had a wonderful blog post the other day about the need for self-care and giving educators permission to say ‘no’ instead of jeopardizing their professional efficacy or mental health.

Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

The Christensen Institute

“About 85 percent of education technology is poorly chosen or used,” said Bart Epstein, Jefferson Education Exchange president, in a recent article.

What Building a Tiny Home for the Homeless Taught My Students About Teamwork


Allow me a moment to brag about my students. During a recent bout of snow flurries, every single one of my students was outside helping hammer out some last-minute details on the tiny home we were building.

Innovators Worth Watching: Hennepin Health ACO

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. As U.S.

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.

Spaced Practice Works. A Learning Scientist Helped Me Understand Why.


I passed the fraction test back to my pre-algebra class and an awkward silence filled the room. The 20 students in my class received a wide range of grades, causing a mixture of satisfaction and dismay.

How we turned around our ability to support BYOD for now and for the future

eSchool News

Demographics: Rio Rancho (NM) Public Schools is the state’s third-largest school district; it has 18,000 students and more than 2,000 employees across 19 schools. Biggest challenge: With reliance on mobility for K-12 curriculum increasing, the demand for wireless in our district has also increased.

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Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement


For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout.

Overcoming your own anxiety to become an effective K-12 leader

eSchool News

Leadership skills require people to look inward and find self-confidence that will not only guide them toward successes but focus them through failures—an inevitable part of all leadership positions. Educational leadership is a career wrought with deep stress, pressure, and expectations.

EdTech at School

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

Teachable Moments: Reaching Students Through Technology


It’s easy to think of the ways that technology can make humans feel alienated or alone: less in-person interaction, or feelings of FOMO—that’s the Fear of Missing Out—from social media. But technology has also brought people—and teachers and students—together in new ways that have inspired learning.

10 Essential Things I’ve Learned in 10 years of Writing and Running EmergingEdTech


April of 2019 marks 10 years since I bought the domain name “emergingedtech.com” and started posting here. And what a long, strange (and fun!) trip it's been. I can hardly believe it has. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Limit Tech Use to A Communal Area


Innovative educators should help parents see past simplified safety advice like: only use technology in a communal area

The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom


For the past three years, I’ve been leading work around Open Educational Resources (OER) and the role that instructional materials play in teaching and learning. In order to support districts, I start by asking bold questions. Sometimes I receive bold answers and sometimes I don’t.

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.

Gmail: Default Reply Behavior

Teacher Tech

Set Your Settings to Reply I am seriously about to lose it over Reply All. “Thanks” does not need to be replied to a large group. The sender should have used BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) to prevent Reply All from happening in the first place. However, when BCC is not utilized (USE BCC MY FRIENDS!) […]. The post Gmail: Default Reply Behavior appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

OPINION: How to shatter the education system’s glass ceiling

The Hechinger Report

. In schools, we tell all children that they can be anything they want. It’s a striking irony that the leaders of our school systems — district superintendents and state chiefs — overwhelmingly are white men. A report that we at Chiefs for Change are releasing today takes a hard look at this issue and offers solutions that every school system and leader in America can put into action.

Using Mood and Imagery to Engage Kids with Text


Whether they are fiction or nonfiction, the best stories are told through mood as we react to events, people and emotions. For students, identifying, tracking and exploring moods in stories and images is an easy way to enter into them. Teacher Trevor Bryan shares his approach.

Curriculum Development: Start with Questions (Instead of Standards)

Reading By Example

Boredom is a product of ignorance; the more we know about something, the more interesting it becomes. Kieran Egan. If you could teach your students anything you wanted tomorrow, what would it be? No standards need to be considered. Principals are giving you free rein.

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.

What do you do with what you know?

The Principal of Change

From the article, “ Why reading 100 books a year won’t make you successful.” ” Personal development books are only as helpful as the action we take after reading them. All the methodologies and frameworks in the world won’t impact us if we can’t process them properly.

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The Hechinger Report

When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos put out the department’s 2019 budget, Democrats who support charter schools found themselves in an awkward political situation. DeVos proposed cutting $17.6

Make School Looks to Add New York City Campus After $15M Series B Fundraise


Make School made headlines last fall when the coding bootcamp-turned college formed a unique partnership with a liberal arts college in northern California. Now, the San Francisco-based startup institution is eyeing the Big Apple for its first branch campus.

Partnering with STEMconnector to Leverage Research More Effectively

MIND Research Institute

“We are in a STEM talent crisis. Students do not see themselves in STEM jobs. Communities struggle to equip the next generation with STEM skills. Companies cannot hire or retain enough STEM workers.”.


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.