Wed.Dec 04, 2019

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my high school teacher forums, as part of the discussion on preparing kids for college and career, we talk a lot about the huge shortfall in applicants for a growing list of tech jobs. Despite robust pay, excellent work conditions, and the value they place on creativity, jobs sit open.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I still remember the storybooks I created when I was younger. They were made by stapling or gluing construction paper over notebook paper and illustrating the pages with crayons and marker.

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Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Ditch That Textbook

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class!Google Google Earth calls itself "the world's most detailed globe." It's true! Zoom in to anywhere in the world. Tilt to see the elevation and buildings pop out of the ground. Click on locations to gather […]. The post Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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How a Prioritization Matrix Can Help Your School District (and Your Next Home Renovation Project!)

Education Elements

After selling our D.C. area home and looking for more than a year to buy what we would call our “forever home,” my husband Mike and I finally closed on our dream piece of property. It checks off all of our boxes. More than an acre of flat, usable yard space for our kids.


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.

For student-centered learning to work, schools must rethink this key component. Here’s how.

The Christensen Institute

Student-centered learning offers enormous potential to better meet each students’ individual learning needs.

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OPINION: Six ways to nurture high-aptitude math students in under-resourced schools

The Hechinger Report

Far too often, talented math students at schools in low-income communities barely have access to grade-level work, let alone advanced curricula. Common obstacles include high teacher turnover, insufficient resources and overcrowded classes.


No More Duct Tape—How One School Replaced its Aging Business Tech


Shortly after joining the Naropa University staff in 2016, Tyler Kelsch found out the college’s enterprise resource planning software was in many ways running the show.

Support for charters in 2020 election comes with a price

The Hechinger Report

At a campaign rally in Atlanta for Sen. Elizabeth Warren , a day after the fifth presidential debate in November, dozens of charter school supporters interrupted Warren’s speech to protest the presidential candidate’s plan to curb charter school growth.

New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion


Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion—unless a better offer comes along in the next 35 days. Canvas has the largest market share in the U.S.

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EdTech at School

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

How to Build Trust with Teachers: 5 Easy Steps for Instructional Coaches


Let’s get real. Being an instructional coach can come with many of the same beginning of the year anxieties felt by teachers: Will the students like me? Are they learning? Am I doing a good job? How will I facilitate those crucial conversations?

Beyond Bootcamps: How Employers Can Help Nontraditional Learners Succeed


In the last six years the number of students graduating from coding bootcamps has reportedly increased 11-fold, to an estimated 23,043 in 2019. Encouragingly, some of these programs aim to bring more women, minorities, veterans and other underrepresented populations into the tech sector.

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Integrating 1:1 in Active Learning Classrooms


Episode #3 of Tech&Learning’s EDUCast series

Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation


Learning a new tongue has helped Duolingo grow a horn. For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status.

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.

What’s New for Hour of Code 2019


Many of the activities provide tie-ins to subject areas like ELA, Math, Art and Music, Science, and Social Studies, so every educator can find ways for students to participate

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How Digital Curriculum Is Boosting Engagement and Delivering Key Data at This School


When ECO (Environment Community Opportunity) Charter School in Camden, New Jersey decided to implement new math curriculum for all of their students this year, Principal Widelene Desarmes knew they needed a tech-forward solution.

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Feds Change E-Rate Rules


On Monday, December 3, the FCC issued a Report and Order making significant changes to E-rate rules for Category 2* funding applications.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top


A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. and to software products.

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.

Relationships Matter?

Kyle Pace

Of course relationships matter. Has anyone ever regretted investing time and energy in building relationships with students or our peers? Does anyone ever truly think, “Boy was that a colossal waste of time!”? ”?

Modernizing digital technology in education enables teaching and learning innovation


Is digital technology having a measurable impact on teachers and learning

December’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

Check out our picks for the top books for educators coming out this month, covering topics like teaching the Finnish way and active learning. The post December’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How schools can meet demand for a $4 Billion industry


K-12 schools, colleges and universities are scrambling to meet student demand for eSports programs that teach essential career and life skills. Strategic thinking and problem solving are the foundation for competitive eSports, technical careers, and post-graduate success

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.

Choosing the 3rd Button

Adjusting Course

There's power in simplicity. Clarity compels. Change is more likely when complex concepts are distilled into digestible ideas. Meaningful change requires comprehension. Before we try to change something we should attempt to understand it better.

Rural and Low-Income Students to work with Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)


Ultimately, the program seeks to enhance the ability of elementary schools and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted students, and meet their special educational needs

Exploring Identity Using Personal Narratives


Rural teacher Brent Gilson wants to help his 7-9 students “begin to see the world as it is and can be” before they leave school. His book clubs and writing projects will help small town kids understand more about people “who at first glance do not seem at all like them.”.


Osmo—An App for Early Education Curriculum


Learning from the Digital and Physical Worlds

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.