Tue.May 07, 2019

Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech. Learn everything you need to know before jumping in: ? What is an interactive display and why it is important. ? Different types with their pros and cons. ? Identify what to consider when picking an IWB solution.

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Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources.

Raspberry Pi Guy, Rocketboards, and Robots

The CoolCatTeacher

Matt Timmons-Brown on episode 487 of the 10-Minute Teacher Matt Timmons-Brown is the “Raspberry Pi Guy” on Youtube. If you don’t know what the Raspberry Pi is, it is an amazing small computer from which you can make amazing things.

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!

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach.

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The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

The Christensen Institute

When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. But there’s another critical resource that too often gets discounted but is hiding in plain sight: time.

4 Steps to a Safer School Bus Ride


More than 25 million students take the school bus every day, according to the American School Bus Council. It is the job of schools and transportation departments to ensure all of those students arrive to school and home safely, every single time.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

By Leilani Cauthen. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of glimpses into the possible future of education. Everything changes. And Technology changes everything. In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft Education Resources Microsoft for Education Site "Empower students today to be the creators of tomorrow and to achieve more" Microsoft Education Transformation Framework Flexible platform for education transformation Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework: Modern teaching and learning Course Microsoft Education Resource Center implement the Education Transformation Framework in your school or district. Intune for Education - advanced configuration and management of devices, apps and users. Microsoft 365 - A complete, intelligent solution; including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. Microsoft Innovative Schools Toolkit “The Innovative Schools Toolkit is an accessible and practical guide for you and your school community to begin the journey of innovation. It is intended to be a starting point rather than a complete solution and it offers a process that can be customized based on your unique needs.” Microsoft in Education Blog Microsoft Educator Community Microsoft Education Products 50 Ways to Use Office 365 for Education Accessibility with Technology Teacher Training Packs for MS Tools Microsoft Education Site for Educators Training and PD Site Lesson Plans Courses and Resources Microsoft in the Classroom Learning Path Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE ) Program STEM Learning Resources OneNote Introduction to OneNote OneNote for Teachers | OneNote Class Notebook OneNote Training Courses | OneNote Collaboration Training 10 Best Uses for OneNote in your Teaching and Learning Digital Inking in OneNote Immersive Reader for OneNote OneNote Interactive Lesson Training OneNote for Math Training ; OneNote Graphing Equations Video ; OneNote Integers Video Forms Introduction to Microsoft Forms – Video About Microsoft Forms for Education Microsoft Forms for Education Courses Collaborate with other educators Flipped Classroom with Forms Pre-Assessments ; Formative and Summative Math Equations in Forms Branching in Forms ; Differentiation Tool How-To Guide Grading Features - Automatic Grading, Export data to Excel Personalize Themes & Settings Teams Microsoft Teams for Education Training Microsoft Teams for Education Courses Educators Guide New Teacher Features Getting Started with Teams - Videos Sway Introduction to Microsoft Sway Student Sway Examples - Pompeii & Seattle (8th-9th Grade) , Animals (2nd Grade) , Types of Climate Sharepoint Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint Training and Certifications SharePoint and the Flipped Classroom ClassConnect 365 Ideas SharePoint and Blended Learning Learning Tools Introduction to Learning Tools Learning Tools Tech Support Introduction to Accessibility Tools ; Introduction to Immersive Reader , Immersive Reader – Video ; Introduction to Windows Narrator ; Introduction to Microsoft Translator ; Introduction to the Ease of Access Center The Ability Hacks Handbook Introduction to Dictation Minecraft Introduction to Minecraft: Education Edition Minecraft for Education Lesson Plans Minecraft for Education Training Minecraft for Education Worlds Library Global Minecraft Mentors -. 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+. Microsoft Microsoft Office

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 Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight


Growing up can be tough. As young people’s bodies and brains are changing rapidly, they’re also grappling with new ideas and influences that will shape who they become. Kids today might actually have it worse, thanks to technology.

Biometrics in Schools to Yield Security Benefits and Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Biometrics in Schools to Yield Security Benefits and Privacy Concerns. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:04.

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Lifelong Lessons From Teachers That Edtech CEOs Still Live By


It can often take until adulthood before one finally understands the wisdom imparted by our classroom teachers. Sometimes, it’s not until we lead and guide others that we appreciate what educators do every day. Starting and running an education company isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Google Dynamic Learning Project Strategy Menu - thought-starters for instructional strategies, explore tech tools and start tackling your challenges as an educator.

Educational Technology Guy

The Google Dynamic Learning Project is a great resource for educators and educational leaders. It helps schools create sustained, system change with support, resources, consulting and coaching and more. One of the components that is very useful to teachers is the Project Strategy Menu.

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.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. So what can its AI do today when it comes to tackling actual problems—say, famine, flooding, pollution and parent engagement?

Why Using SMS Texting in the Classroom can be a Great Idea


Texting CAN be an Educational Tool Teaching has changed in the last years. Students are more involved in their own learning, having the necessary space to discover solutions. Professors, on the other. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

To Scale Online and Save Small Schools, Higher Ed Takes a Page From K-12


As online learning has grown in both higher education and K-12 schools, it has traditionally taken different pathways. But hundreds of small colleges and one company have an incentive to try and change that.

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Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

The Hechinger Report

From Left to Right: Russell Kavalhuna, president of Henry Ford College, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, president of Oakland University, M.

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.

The Four Neural Subsystems of Deeper Learning

MIND Research Institute

With nearly a third of Americans saying they would rather clean a bathroom than do math , schools have reached a tipping point where the way math has always been taught is just not working for educators or students anymore.

Top 5 Ways Teachers can Appreciate Each Other


Teachers are amazing. Period. Here at EdTechTeam our daily work is to inspire and empower educators so that they can continue to do the good work of inspiring and empowering students.

10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

contributed by Miriam Clifford The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course at Cornell. I opted to take an auto-tutorial class that did not require calculus because I was afraid to make math errors. Up until this point, I had never failed at anything. It was a turning point […]. The post 10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher

5 Reasons to have OER and Open Up Resources on Your Radar

Teacher Tech

Have OER and Open Up Resources on Your Radar Guest Blog post by Shaelynn Farnsworth OER or Open Education Resources has been around for over 20 years. Previously, OER was more prominent in higher-ed, but awareness of OER continues to grow across the nation in PreK-12 settings. It was during an EdCamp four years ago […]. The post 5 Reasons to have OER and Open Up Resources on Your Radar appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post OER

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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.

5 core computational thinking skills that strengthen humanities skills

eSchool News

Anyone who says you can’t apply computational thinking and digital learning strategies to strengthen students’ writing skills is wrong. To the contrary, this innovative learning style helps students hone critical-thinking skills across every discipline.

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Safely Share YouTube Videos

Teacher Tech

Add YouTube Videos to Google Slides I was asked how to keep YouTube from showing suggested videos. An easy way to accomplish this is to share a Google Slides with YouTube videos embedded in the slides! Bonus, you can add context and notes to the video. YouTube Locate the video you want to share with […]. The post Safely Share YouTube Videos appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Slides YouTube G Suite google slides youtube

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Defining Your Own Journey

The Principal of Change

From “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: When forward-thinking schools encourage today’s learners to become creators and leaders, I believe they, in turn, will create a better world. That’s my why, and it’s the way, I believe, we must approach the what and the how of our work as educators.

Simple Browser Extension Promotes Classroom Creativity


Screencastify makes screen recording easily accessible for teachers and kids alike

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.