Wed.Jul 17, 2019

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, has interesting ideas on blending tech with tradition: Balancing Technology With Traditional Teaching To Enhance Performance In Class.

The Principals' Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

We are Personalized - This was the number one goal in our new District Strategic Plan. It was not, “We are moving towards personalization”, or “We are learning about personalization”. It was simply WE ARE, and this opened the door to panic and excitement and an immediate call to duty.

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Looking Back at the 2019 Challenge Institute

Digital Promise

On July 8–10, 2019, Digital Promise held the first ever Challenge Institute. In the seaside town of Monterey, CA, participants used the Challenge Based Learning Framework to address challenges in their communities.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019


Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape. The Journal’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey reveals that 87% of educators , agree that technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The survey also found that 96% of respondents say that technology will play a positive role in the future of education. From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom.

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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.

When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse


THE DAY STARTED OUT LIKE MOST. Around 6 o’clock on a fall morning in 2018, Jordan sat down at her desk, donned her headset, and logged in to her account with VIPKid , a Beijing-based company that connects native English-speaking teachers like her with children in China for live, online video lessons.

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How Well Do Soft-skill Badges Work for Job Seekers? New Study Aims to Find Out.


To install and repair HVAC systems, workers need specific technical abilities, such as reading blueprints and manipulating tools. These are readily taught in technical and vocational programs at community colleges.

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Phishing in K–12: How to Avoid Taking the Bait

EdTech Magazine

Phishing in K–12: How to Avoid Taking the Bait. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:35. Cybersecurity is critical to making sure students are safe as they use digital tools. In school systems that provide one-to-one devices to students , phishing is a top concern among IT professionals. “Of

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‘On-Ramps’ Can Connect Most Vulnerable Learners to Good Jobs


Changes in the economy, technology and the future of work are already having broad implications—but the benefits are not distributed equally. Put simply, education resources are scarce for the working class.

Talking past each other

Dangerously Irrelevant

Anthony Kronman said: When it comes to campus speech, the adversaries tend to divide into two recognizable camps.

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.

Catering to Today’s Learners with Mobile Apps for K-12 eLearning


K-12 education today needs to cater to the learning style of Gen Z, the generation of “digital natives.” In fact, research shows that 51% of high school students bring a smartphone to school every. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students


Students need to learn how to be skilled searchers

OPINION: U.S. presidential candidates offer early-education plans, but can they deliver?

The Hechinger Report

These days, child care is not just on the minds of busy parents — it’s also on the minds of those at the center of this election cycle. Across the United States, presidential candidates are proposing plans that will increase access to affordable child care for families with young children.

HoloLAB Champions Brings Virtual Reality Chemistry Lab to Classroom


HoloLAB Champions is a virtual reality (VR) chemistry lab experience, presented in the form of a game show

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.

12 Things Every Modern Classroom Should Have

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Things Every Modern Classroom Should Have by Terry Heick Every classroom is different—and that’s good because every student and teacher is, too. But are there any common elements that most/all classrooms should share? and more specifically, in a modern classroom? Screens and data and artifical intelligence and robots and Skype and holograms? Do these […]. The post 12 Things Every Modern Classroom Should Have appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

How to Support Home Wi-Fi Devices on Your Enterprise Network


Experiencing problems or challenges when trying to support consumer grade devices on an enterprise grade wireless network? You are not alone! In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, Michael explains how the SecurEdge team assists customers with problems like these on a regular basis.

Barnes & Noble Education Rejects Unsolicited Acquisition Offers from Menlo Park Fund


Barnes & Noble Education (BNED), a Baking Ridge, N.J.-based

5 Good Audio Recording Apps for Teachers Using Android in Their Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some good Android audio recording apps, the list below has you covered. These are some popular apps ( based on users reviews) for recording and sharing audio clips in Google more

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.

Evidence-Based Strategies to Support English Learners

“The opportunity of bilingualism is an important gift to give to our students.” ” The cognitive, cultural, and professional benefits of bilingualism have the potential to broaden learners’ experiences in their careers and academics.

60+ Brilliant Math Quotes Every Teacher Needs to Read


Math is beautiful. But sometimes, this can be hard to see, and even harder to convey to students who don’t — yet — share your passion. In addition to math books, using math quotes in your daily instruction is one of many ways to get students excited about this oft-dreaded subject.


Creating meaningful science experiences with data collection

eSchool News

The science team at North Kansas City Schools (NKC Schools) is always looking for innovative ways to engage students in hands-on, real-world learning opportunities.

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These Teens Started Podcasting As A Hobby, Then It Turned Into Serious Journalism


Twin brothers Erin and Evan Addison had never heard a podcast before joining the podcasting club at their school. And they managed to convince their best friend, Andrew Arevalo, to join as well.

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!

Six Keys to Effective Professional Development Sessions

Where Learning Clicks

Delivering good, meaningful professional development can be challenging, so keep these 6 things in mind to be sure your PD sessions leave a lasting impact. The post Six Keys to Effective Professional Development Sessions appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Network Essentials: Successful Procurement

Education Superhighway

After deciding your network upgrade needs based on the infrastructure and educational goals your team agreed on , your next step is the purchasing process. Having a reliable network that supports your learning goals must be balanced with the cost to build and maintain that network.

A Collection of Some of The Best Literacy Apps for Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is an updated version of our popular literacy apps post. This chart is based on Apple's Literacy apps' collection in iTunes App Store. These are some very iPad apps to use with more

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MiddleWeb’s Most-Read Posts of 2019 (So Far)


Browse our top 10 posts since January 1. Topics include fair grading, dyslexia, teaching ELLs academic vocabulary, connecting with students, teacher buy-in, and SEL for MS’ers. Plus, practical tips on quick-writes, class starters, and “helping students remember stuff.”. Articles Most-Read class starters dyslexia ELL English learners grading memory boosters quick writes SEL teacher buy-in


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.