Wed.Aug 01, 2018

Everyone Can and Should Create

iTeach with iPads

I must admit, I’ve been in a creative desert for a long time, which has been reflected in my lack of blog posts this past year.

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The New “PD”: How Shifting from Professional to Personalized Development Will Improve Your Workshops

Education Elements

August is an important month for school leaders; it is the last opportunity to reflect, recharge, and realign on your personal and shared goals before the school year officially kicks off. While there is no debate that we all want better student outcomes, many discussions occur during this period regarding the best methods to employ.

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

This week I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. The tool lives—and will be regularly updated—at

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The New “PD”: How Shifting from Professional to Personalized Development Will Improve Your Workshops

Education Elements

August is an important month for school leaders; it is the last opportunity to reflect, recharge, and realign on your personal and shared goals before the school year officially kicks off.

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.

Reading, writing and arguing: Can a summer of big questions push students to college?

The Hechinger Report

Roosevelt Montás, who spoke no English when he arrived in New York City at age 12 from the Dominican Republic, leads Columbia University’s Freedom and Citizenship summer program for New York City high school students. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science. Photo: TARA GARCIA MATHEWSON/The Hechinger Report.

50 Awesome Books for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 50 Awesome Books for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love to read! And my professional learning bookshelf is always full as well as my Kindle app! So I decided to put together this HUGE list of books for educators, 50 Awesome Books for Teachers!

OPINION: What if corporate America did more to raise the high school graduation rate?

The Hechinger Report

. There still aren’t enough students graduating from high school. Even though this crucial completion figure hit 84 percent in 2016, up from 71 percent in 2001, the nation is off pace when it comes to reaching a graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020.

Four Ways to Get Boys Excited About Writing


In my experience, boys are often more reluctant than girls to dig into writing assignments. This is in part because boys entering school sometimes don’t have the same skill level girls do: according to recent data from the UK Department for Education, 63.6%

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.

When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not.


Amazon has built its reputation by claiming cheaper prices and greater convenience for consumers. But a new report questions whether schools are getting the best deals by using the company. Among the concerns raised in the report , published by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, are that the company uses its dynamic pricing model in a large public-sector contract—and that, ultimately, school districts risk not getting the best prices and local competitors lose out on business.

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Class Tech Tips: Circle Round Folktale Podcast for Kids


Can you use podcasts in your classroom? Absolutely! Podcasts are the perfect medium to help students practice listening comprehension skills, explore stories and learn more information. I’m very excited to share Circle Round, a wonderful folktale podcast for kids!

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education


This week, two online math instructional developers found themselves in the crosshairs of private equity firms. One of these deals made for splashy headlines: Dreambox Learning’s $130 million investment from The Rise Fund. The other slipped by the newswire with little more than a peep. Reasoning Mind , a Houston-based nonprofit, was acquired by Imagine Learning.

Craft, Curiosity, and Community: Students Find Passion and Relevance Restoring Classic Race Cars

Educator Innovator

A class and internship program at a nearby vintage auto shop creates opportunities for Grass Valley, CA high-school students to reconnect with the world of long-term projects and passionate pursuits.

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.

3 Google Virtual Reality Resources to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As you probably know Google offers some excellent resources to help teachers make the best of virtual reality technologies in their instruction. One popular tool in this regard is Expeditions. more. virtual reality resources

“Imaging is dead!” Now what? — Part 2

Jamf on EdTech

In part two of our three-part blog series, we talk policies, packages and scripts to replace imaging

Everyone is an Inventor with @MakeyMakey

The Mobile Native

Creating a video game with Bloxels. Last week, I had the privilege of working with educators from the Dayton area through Communicate Institute in conjunction with Walsh University. The class is titled "The Future of Learning and Technology."

Future Of EdTech Needs To Support Future Job Opportunities

EdTech Authority

What if I told you that age, gender, geography and ethnicity mattered less to the world of work than ever before. It's true because the world of work is changing. The digital world of work doesn't care who you are, what you look like or where he came from.

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.

PowerSchool Completes Acquisition of PeopleAdmin


PowerSchool, provider of K-12 education technology solutions for instruction, learning, and administration, announced today the closing of its acquisition of PeopleAdmin, provider of talent management, professional development, student assessment, and analytics solutions for education.

EduSlam Gives Inspiration to Teachers and Educators in Free Video Series


Engaging, thought-provoking, actionable tips packed into bite-sized videos, perfect for back-to-school classroom ideas. IRVINE, CA— EdTechTeam, a g lobal network of educational technologists, is thrilled to announce EduSlam, the perfect solution for busy teachers and educators looking for an extra boost of creativity. Launching August 14 and available through September 1, renowned EdTechTeam Press authors will provide valuable tips and ideas teachers can use in the classroom immediately.

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Peerless-AV® Announces New Motorized Collaboration Cart


AURORA, Ill. August 1, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce the launch of its Motorized Collaboration Cart (SR598ML3).

Techniques and Tools to Teach Vocabulary


When it comes to vocabulary instruction, teachers have many, many questions, for example: “How can I fit vocabulary in? How should I pick the words? What should my quizzes look like?" Literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo provides answers to these questions and more.

EdTech at School

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

Simbli Board Management Software Now ADA-Compliant


Getting Started with Twitter Chats

Hansen's Link to Tech

People use Twitter for many reasons: following interests, sharing ideas, inspiration, backchanneling, communicating with a larger audience, etc. Today’s post focuses on what is a Twitter Chat and tips on how to participate. What is a Twitter Chat?

New Hampshire Department of Education to Host Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition


DERRY, N.H. – 1, 2018– The New Hampshire Department of Education and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation () will being teaming up again to hold a statewide (CRCC) from mid-October to mid-December.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers.

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.