Tue.Jul 16, 2019

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation.

Five reasons why free college doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

As the presidential campaign heats up, many Democratic presidential candidates are scrambling to see who can offer the most sweeping free college proposal. Many are making the argument that extending access to public colleges is analogous to when the US created universal high schools.

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Educators Don’t Agree on What Whole Child Education Means. Here’s Why It Matters.


“How do you judge a person on one bad act that they do and what should be the parameters?”

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education


Here’s a story I don’t tell very often. I spent the better part of 8th grade being uninterested in school – although school is all I did. Let me explain. I was present, I did my homework, studied very hard for my finals, yet I did not raise my hand to answer questions in class.

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.

Kindergarten behavior predicts adult earning power

The Hechinger Report

As grown-ups everywhere have long suspected, poorly behaved 6-year-olds will come to no good. Or, at least not as much good as their more attentive, kinder and less aggressive peers.

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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this month, sports and culture news site The Undefeated published a story about NASA mathematician Clyde Foster.

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Don’t ever pay for someone to come tell your organization about ‘generational differences’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Alfie Kohn said: What takes this little game from merely silly to obnoxious is the following rule: You must attribute unflattering adjectives to cohorts younger than your own – even though yours was on the receiving end of similar disparagements not so long ago.

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Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’


For most of us, hearing something just once isn’t nearly enough to commit it to memory. But with today’s crowded curriculum, sometimes one explanation is all kids get.

Developing Effective Digital Learning Content: Text OR Speech, Not Both at Same Time


Also: Write OR Listen, not Both (re: Note-taking) This weekend I listened to Vicki Davis‘ podcast with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, “Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways To Superior Teaching”. I agree. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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 Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half


In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur. As a high school student in Louisiana, he spent hour upon hour practicing SAT questions through the Princeton Review and official practice exams.

Boxlight, Aldrin Family Foundation and ShareSpace Education Partner to Provide STEAM Tools


Boxlight Corporation, the Aldrin Family Foundation and ShareSpace Education today announced that they are partnering to provide K-12 schools with new educational tools for STEAM learning

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How Can We Create Classrooms That Are Safe Places For Students To Solve Real World Problems?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff welcomes Travis Allen from iSchool Initiative on the program to discuss why it's important for teachers to allow students to have the opportunity to solve real-world problems in the classroom.

Capacity Building Is More Than a Buzzword for MIND’s Partners

MIND Research Institute

In the philanthropic world, a lot of organizations talk about capacity building partnerships—but what does that really mean?

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.

10 Awesome Ways to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom [LIVE from ISTE] – SULS021

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Awesome Ways to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom [LIVE from ISTE] – SULS021 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today’s show is a little bit different y’all.

Embrace Humanness

The Principal of Change

In my upcoming book, “ Innovate Inside the Box “: Our imperfections and failures are often what make us relatable to our students and the people with whom we work. As my good friend and brilliant educator Meghan Lawson says , “We don’t have to be perfect to make a difference.

5 strategies to navigate the future of learning

eSchool News

Advances in smart technologies and the knowledge needed to power them are paving the way for new kinds of educational opportunities–and a new guide offers a look at five strategies that will prove instrumental to the future of learning.

Hovercam Creates a More Immersive Classroom at ISTE 2019


Ji Shen, CEO of Hovercam, takes Tech & Learning's Kevin Hogan through an educational technology product that transforms the classroom into a more immersive environment with the Pilot X interactive flat panel allowing wireless collaboration between teachers and students. Find out more details on this and the Ultra 10 product

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.

The Importance of Teacher Self Care


Guest blogger Bronwyn Harris, author of Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom?, discusses the importance of teacher self care

10 Back to School Tips for An Awesome Year!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.”- ”- Charlie Munger. The new school year is approaching fast. I will miss spending all day with my toddler, Savvy, but I am looking forward to trying new ideas with my elementary students.

See What Ed-Tech Product Ideas Are Being Tested, With Help From the Federal Government

Marketplace K-12

The Department of Education's Small Business Innovation Research grants focus on improving teaching, learning, and school administration in education or special education. The post See What Ed-Tech Product Ideas Are Being Tested, With Help From the Federal Government appeared first on Market Brief.

7 Ways Our Data Buy-in Builds School Capacity


While the leaders of Algonquin Middle School do not claim to be "on the cutting edge of utilizing data in every aspect of our school’s program," AMS teachers and staff are making headway with seven action steps that are benefiting students, says principal Rob Messia.

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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!

A Handy Tool Students Can Use to Mock Up Social Networking Profiles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Profile Publisher is an excellent interactive tool from ReadWriteThink we are re-featuring here in EdTech and mLearning for the second time. Students can use it to create mock or fake social media.read more

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning


Image from Flikr user Cambodia4Kids.org Beth Kanter. Used under a Creative Commons license. In January 2019 I began pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology at T he University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Here Is An Easy Way to Create Educational Visual on Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are looking for a very good tool to use on your Chromebook to create beautiful graphics and educational visuals, Canva is absolutely a good option to start with. Canva provides you with the.read more

“Technology in the classroom needs new pedagogies and approaches, and most of all it needs creativity.”

Daily Edventures

When MIE Expert Natalija Budinski had the opportunity to meet Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Minister of Education Mladen Sarcevic, she made sure they understood the benefits of technology in the classroom, particularly Skype.

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.