Wed.Oct 13, 2021

4 ways to use Tract in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t heard of Tract, it’s a new way to inspire students to become lifelong learners. The platform focuses on student growth and learning rather than state or international standards (it does meet them–just don’t look for that in the detail).

3 development lessons from America’s longest war

The Christensen Institute

Once US troops began pulling out of Afghanistan, it quickly became clear that the Afghan government couldn’t stand on its own. In fairly short order President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and Taliban took control of the government.

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Progressive choice boards: Provide choice without overwhelming

Ditch That Textbook

Choice boards give students options for activities they do, but they can also be overwhelming. Here's a better option. Once, when teaching high school Spanish, my students and I had finished covering a new verb tense. We practiced it. They were getting the hang of it.

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The Shift to Digital in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Although some schools were starting to adopt digital and online tools before COVID-19, a national survey of 2,168 K–12 administrators and educators conducted in March by Bay View Analytics found that the shift to remote learning has caused significant changes in the classroom.

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The LMS Workbook for K-12 Leaders

The integration of technological tools to support learning has created a new personalized experience for students. Download this workbook and discover what you need to build an ecosystem that saves teachers time and improves student outcomes.

How Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Impacted Entire School Districts During COVID

Digital Promise

As school districts nationwide are re-envisioning learning and applying lessons learned from rapid technology integration during the pandemic, superintendents from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools network are leading the way.

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How 3D tech can help overcome learning hurdles

eSchool News

Over the past year, virtual learning proved to be a mixed bag of success. Some students adapted; but for others, learn-from-home was a gargantuan hurdle.

Teachers Have Reached a Breaking Point. But Remedies Do Exist.

Edsurge

Burned out, tired, demoralized, at a breaking point. Spend time with teachers these days, and phrases such as these will come up often. It's not a new narrative, but it’s certainly an accurate one for many, as the pandemic continues to radically reshape the education landscape.

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EdTech Execs Spot Successful Trends

EdNews Daily

By Rebecca Salem As the educational sector moves into a new era of learning and collaboration, educators are facing new challenges every day. With this shift emerging, collaborative learning tools and innovative solutions are being developed and deployed.

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction Students Love to Read

MiddleWeb

Teachers across the curriculum will welcome this post by nonfiction expert Marlene Correia and Melissa Stewart, author of 180+ nonfiction books for kids. Learn why today's five categories of children's nonfiction not only excite and engage but are what students say they want to read most.

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Good Day, Good Evening and Good Night

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark A lot is being written about our youngsters not getting enough sleep, particularly our high school students. In fact, many high schools have raised the time for their opening bells, hoping to give our juniors and seniors another hour in which to sleep.

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3 Settings to Try in Google Sites

Teacher Tech

Google Sites are super easy websites to make. Check out these 3 settings that will help you to make your website awesome. The post 3 Settings to Try in Google Sites appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sites google Google Sites GoogleEDU sites

Understanding the Pedagogy of a Learning Science to Nurture an Inclusive Learning Culture

EdNews Daily

By Kathleen McClaskey Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series “How do we create an inclusive learning culture with equity at the center?” Creating a culture of learning and inclusivity, a non-negotiable for competency-based schools, is a tall order for most K-12 public school systems.

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3 Starting Points to Address Dimensions of Digital Equity

techlearning

Three dimensions of digital equity need to be addressed to successfully support learning

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Student Mental Health is a Puzzle: Here’s How to Make the Pieces Fit Together

EdNews Daily

By Kevin Dorsey and Zach Vander Veen Where does Social Emotional Learning (SEL) fit in? Through the framework of SEL, students can develop skills in self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal relationships to better prepare themselves for school, work, and life success.

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Data-driven decisions remained a top priority for this district despite COVID’s obstacles

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and that means educators across the globe are still finding inventive and innovative ways to support and teach students in classrooms, during hybrid instruction, and in virtual settings.

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Graduate Students Want to Solve ‘Wicked Problems.’ Are Universities Delivering?

Edsurge

Climate change. Social inequality. Civic responsibility. The major concerns of our time are “ wicked problems ”—complex challenges that lack clear disciplinary boundaries and that require unique, transdisciplinary perspectives to both meaningfully frame and address.

Free 3D Icons to Use in Your Educational Projects and Presentations

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free 3D Icon is a website that provides access to a wide variety of 3D icons that you can download and use in your multimedia projects. This resource which I discovered through Eric Curts' Tech.read more. Educational icons resources

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

What is an honor code and why is it important to academic integrity?

Turnitin

The academic integrity journey begins with an honor code, a promise. How can we nurture awareness of academic integrity throughout the entire journey

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Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Lindsey Lush. I have a SMART Board in my classroom. Whenever things go awry in the use of this technology (often due to user error), my students like to say, “This SMART board isn’t very smart , is it?” and giggle at their developing use of pun.

VE Capital Asia acquires 3 home-grown Singapore tech firms for $37m

AsiaTechDaily

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Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Lindsey Lush. I have a SMART Board in my classroom. Whenever things go awry in the use of this technology (often due to user error), my students like to say, “This SMART board isn’t very smart , is it?” and giggle at their developing use of pun.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Experiments with Google Provides Inspirational EdTech Experiments to Use with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Experiments with Google is an innovative project launched in 2009 by Google allowing coders from all around the world to create experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, AR and more. Over the.read more. Experiments with Google

What’s New ~ October 2021

myViewBoard

Like every month, are you eagerly waiting for “What’s New” we have for you in October in our myViewBoard ecosystem? Well, your overwhelming responses and feedbacks really help us make significant developments in our myViewBoard suite of apps.

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Lindsey Lush. I have a SMART Board in my classroom. Whenever things go awry in the use of this technology (often due to user error), my students like to say, “This SMART board isn’t very smart , is it?” and giggle at their developing use of pun.

Shoplinks raises $900K to support small retailers in Southeast Asia

AsiaTechDaily

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Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.