Tue.Apr 02, 2019

Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

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CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. juliet.vanwage…. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:04.

Being Mindful When Teaching Executive Functioning Skills

CUE

In the second post of her three-part series, special education teacher Sarah Kesty continues to discuss executive functioning and critical skills teachers can mindfully address with students.

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.

CoSN 2019: Steps Teachers Can Take to Create Sustainable Innovation Programs

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: Steps Teachers Can Take to Create Sustainable Innovation Programs. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 19:42. Scaling and sustaining innovation is the No.

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CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform. CDW and Lightspeed Systems introduced a new data analytics platform for K–12 schools at the CoSN 2019 conference in Portland on Tuesday.

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Always missing a tripod? This piece of paper can be your secret weapon for classroom video

Edthena

Before teachers log in to leave comments on their Edthena videos, they must first capture classroom video using any available device in their classroom. And when we say “any device,” we mean it. We see a lot. device. types.

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CoSN 2019: Elevate Your K–12 Makerspace

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: Elevate Your K–12 Makerspace. The design and execution of makerspaces deserve the same level of imagination and innovation as the activities that happen inside them.

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

Jalal Abaza, a senior at Passaic County Technical Institute, will graduate in June with a high GPA, valuable industry certifications and a good job lined up. John O’Boyle for The Hechinger Report.

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.

CoSN 2019: To Scale Up Learning Innovations, Break Down Silos

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: To Scale Up Learning Innovations, Break Down Silos. Organizational silos are just as detrimental in K–12 education as they are in companies.

My Education Superpower

techlearning

Tangential learning is the process by which people self-educate around a topic if it is exposed to them through something they already enjoy

CoSN 2019: What's the State of Digital Equity and How Can We Improve It?

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: What's the State of Digital Equity and How Can We Improve It? The need to ensure that the digital revolution is equitable and accessible to all students is something that K-12 leadership takes very seriously. We spoke with Beth Holland, digital equity project director for CoSN, to understand where strides are being made and where we might need to continue to invest more resources to see improvement. .

Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech is Part of the Problem

Edsurge

Writing is more important than ever, but many of today’s students are lousy at it. John Warner has some ideas about why that is, and how to fix it. Warner has been teaching writing at colleges for more than 20 years. And he’s written two books on the topic, including his most recent, called “ Why They Can’t Write. Part of the problem, he says, is technology.

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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.

CDW and Lightspeed Systems Introduce New EdTech Analytics Tool

techlearning

“With Analytics Powered by Relay, schools can move from descriptive analytics to prescriptive advice that empowers them to take action,” said David Hutchins, vice president, education sales, CDW-G

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Since MIND Research Institute’s founding in 1998, one thing has been clear - we’re an organization with a lot of big ideas. Over the years, we’ve worked to share these ideas broadly. Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog.

Teachers Love How This Online Reading Platform Fosters Deeper Learning

Edsurge

Like many educators, Christy Stanley wants her students to practice close reading and deep learning. But she is up against a far more seductive habit. “We We have a generation of skimmers and scanners because these kids are always on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat,” says Stanley, director of humanities and healthful living for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school district in North Carolina. They don’t know how to slow down their reading.”

8 great opportunities for educator professional development

eSchool News

The best way to be a great educator is to keep learning, and what better way to do that than specialized educator professional development? There are a number of professional development opportunities this spring, including workshops on personalized learning and behavioral interventions.

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.

Gmail: Auto Advance Your Productivity

Teacher Tech

Enable Auto-Advance in the Settings I have my Gmail set to filter Google Classroom Private Comments. Interacting with students is my top priority. I set up Priority inbox so there is a section in my email with the Private Comments.

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

Edsurge

Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 million. Of that figure, about $12.3 million will be paid in Instructure common stock, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The deal is expected to close by next Tuesday.

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Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

The Hechinger Report

Antroine Anderson at Linwood Elementary in Vaughan, MS. Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger. VAUGHAN, Miss. When Antroine Anderson started kindergarten in this close-knit rural town last August, he knew just three words by sight. He mistook H for G, confused L and I and identified M as F.

How to Create a Technology Plan

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

When you think about what it takes to compete in today’s marketplace, every business is essentially becoming a technology business. In denial? Wireless Planning WiFi Services IoT

EdTech at School

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

ClassLink and GoGuardian Partner

techlearning

"At GoGuardian we work with teachers, administrators, and counselors to provide a better and safer learning environment," said Tyler Shaddix, Chief Product Officer, GoGuardian

How we turned around our reading program

eSchool News

Demographics: Rockford Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in Illinois. More than 28,800 students attend the 44 schools in the district. Biggest challenge: There were many gaps in foundational reading across classrooms before we piloted our new reading program.

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First All-Women Class Selected as Emerging EdTech Leaders

techlearning

“This year’s nominees brought diverse backgrounds, skills and hands-on experience as rising edtech leaders,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “We We are thrilled to recognize five women who are breaking ground in their communities

How to Motivate Originality with Student Book Choice

Turnitin

When Students Choose Their Own Books, What Happens

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.

New Report Reveals Top ‘Accelerators’ Driving Digital Transformation

techlearning

Selected by an advisory board of edtech experts, the top accelerators are: Learners as Creators; Data-Driven Practices; Personalization; Design Thinking; and Building the Capacity of Human Leaders

Gmail: Auto Advance Your Productivity

Teacher Tech

Enable Auto-Advance in the Settings I have my Gmail set to filter Google Classroom Private Comments. Interacting with students is my top priority. I set up Priority inbox so there is a section in my email with the Private Comments.

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Announced Today

techlearning

"With SPIKE Prime and the lessons featured in the SPIKE app, these children will be inspired to experiment with different solutions, try new things and ultimately become more confident learners," said Esben Stærk Jørgensen, president of LEGO Education