Wed.Jul 17, 2019

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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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.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

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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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.

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.

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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Google Forms: Finish Filling Out Later

Teacher Tech

Update Your Google Forms Response “Can students who don’t finish come back to the Google Form later to finish?” ” Short answer… not really. But, here is how YES! Edit Response When editing a Google Form, in the settings cog, is the option to “Edit after submit.”

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

Edsurge

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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Talking past each other

Dangerously Irrelevant

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

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

techlearning

Students need to learn how to be skilled searchers

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

HoloLAB Champions Brings Virtual Reality Chemistry Lab to Classroom

techlearning

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

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

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

EmergingEdTech

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.

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.

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.

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 Play.read more

Evidence-Based Strategies to Support English Learners

edWeb.net

“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.

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

Edsurge

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

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.

60+ Brilliant Math Quotes Every Teacher Needs to Read

Prodigy

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.

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

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

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

MindShift

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.

#AskExcelinEd: Why is the business community so important to improving student pathways?

ExcelinEd

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to engage on the issue of career and technical education (CTE) with a range of business groups, including regional and local chamber officials.

When Intent Meets Agency: Reimagining A Curriculum Based on Social Justice

The ASIDE Blog

Source: ASIDE 2019 Inventing an entire social justice curriculum from scratch can be daunting. It turns out, most well-conceived courses already touch on issues of equity and activism. One successful approach is to make social justice a more intentional, deliberate part of student practice.

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.