Mon.Apr 29, 2019

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating.

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

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750 Million Reasons Why You Should Care About Bootcamps


Conversations about coding bootcamps, at least in Silicon Valley, seem to take one of two forms: breathless odes to a bright new dawn for education, or dire warnings of their likely collapse. Either way, novelty drives the narrative, not market size.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? Chances are high that the answer is no! This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time.

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.

MY World 360° Films Debut at SDG Global Festival of Action

Digital Promise

This week, as part of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, we’re thrilled to announce the second MY World 360° playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities.

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3 Ways CEOs Can Make Space for Creativity–for Employees and Themselves

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Making time for creativity to blossom means new ideas, pivots and disruptions are within an entrepreneur's grasp. The post 3 Ways CEOs Can Make Space for Creativity–for Employees and Themselves appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog creativity Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Professional Development social and emotional learning social change Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startup Startups

6 Ways To Boost Classroom Productivity With Interactive Flat Panels

ViewSonic Education

Would you say that you’re a productive person? As time has gone on, our society has become more and more results-oriented. We know, it’s tough. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the workplace, sometimes it’s necessary for productivity to see a boost.

3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Maximize IT Management Tools

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Maximize IT Management Tools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 04/29/2019 - 16:03. Asset management tools can help ensure students, faculty and staff have the digital resources they need without overburdening IT directors and their staff. .

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Teachers go to school on racial bias

The Hechinger Report

Cambridge Street Upper school math teacher Stephen Abreu is also a trained facilitator for weekly discussions among teachers about race and bias. Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —

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.

Ditch the clips: Create a behavior management system that works

Ditch That Textbook

Think back to your time in elementary school. Did you have one of those systems where your teacher rated your day using colored cards, moving clips, or some other form of points? Do you remember having to move that clip? Do you remember having it marked in your folder? What about a prize box? Did […]. Guest Blog Teaching behavior management creative teaching relationships teaching

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Is there a trade-off between racial diversity and academic excellence in gifted classrooms?

The Hechinger Report

The most troubling aspect of gifted classrooms is that they tend to be disproportionately filled with white and Asian students while bright black and Hispanic students often get overlooked.

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New ‘Horizon Report’ Looks Back on What Past Predictions Got Wrong


Remember the hype around gamification? About a decade ago, FarmVille and other Facebook games were all the rage.

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Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

The Hechinger Report

Junior Tye Mansion goes up to bat for the McDonogh 35 Roneagles. Jess Clark for The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — The McDonogh 35 “Roneagles” were killing their opponents on the softball field.

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.

This Research-Backed Toolkit Helps Youth Organizations Integrate Digital Learning


The Beam Center in Brooklyn is an out-of-school maker program that teaches teenagers technical skills like welding, woodworking and microcontroller interface design; they collaborate on a range of cool projects from mushroom fruiting environments to giant, hand-cranked flipbooks.

OPINION: Can the liberal arts navigate poverty, diminished opportunity and robots?

The Hechinger Report

. The poor and less-educated are the portion of our population most threatened by automation and artificial intelligence, as more and more of their job prospects are disappearing.

More MOOC Madness? UK’s FutureLearn Raises $65M to Expand Global Footprint


Most investors shy away from bets on companies that provide similar services for an obvious reason: Don’t have one portfolio company that can cannibalize another. But SEEK Group , an Australian operator of online educational and employment services, has doubled down on massive open online courses.

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The Transformation of History Instruction


Technology has forever changed the way that History classes are taught. Once, not very long ago, history classes relied upon two key sources of information: the teacher and the textbook. Students read the textbook, and then the teachers shared their vast knowledge, usually through lecture.

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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.

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation


When her high school music teacher and mentor passed away, Cody Lee wavered on her dream of becoming a music teacher. Instead, she spent two years at a junior college in general education before declaring a major in accounting—mainly because she had done well in her high school accounting classes.

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

TeachThought - Learn better.

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This post was one of our earliest posts from Terry Heick in very early 2012. It has now been updated and republished. In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? After […]. The post How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Our Best Terry Heick Veteran Teacher


3 unexpected ways tech can humanize learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This article appeared on the ISTE blog on Jan. 23, 2019. Find more posts like this one at ]. My biggest goal as a teacher is to make every one of my students know how important they are and how invested I am in their learning and well-being.

The Key to Close Reading

Teacher Tech

A Guest Post by Barton Keeler I am not an expert in close reading but have tried a variety of methods and approaches. What I discovered is that when I have a great essential question everything goes well – kids are engaged, they’re diving deep and thinking creatively. In fact, if my question is good […]. The post The Key to Close Reading appeared first on Teacher Tech. DOK Guest Post


EdTech at School

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

Innovation in Education: Technology is not the goal. Solving problems is.


After reflecting on my years at Gold’s Gyms, Bally’s Fitness and L.A. Fitness, I realized Mike Petrilli is right. The OrangeTheory fitness model can teach us a lot about the role of innovation. Petrilli pointed out last week on The Flypaper that OrangeTheory’s technology is not the innovation.

Why we love our math software

eSchool News

Math gets a bad reputation for no good reason. After all, it’s a universal language and it applies to so many areas of life. Learning math can be challenging, and teaching it can be equally challenging.

An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning


When her high school music teacher and mentor passed away, Cody Lee wavered on her dream of becoming a music teacher. Instead, she spent two years at a junior college in general education before declaring a major in accounting—mainly because she had done well in her high school accounting classes.

G Suite: Make Available OFFLINE

Teacher Tech

Enable Offline Editing I use G Suite over other tools because collaboration is king. I do not want multiple versions floating around. Using G Suite I have full confidence that I am always looking at the current version. This is one reason for the paradigm shift that we do NOT make copies. Instead we name […]. The post G Suite: Make Available OFFLINE appeared first on Teacher Tech. Docs Google Sheets Slides G Suite google

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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.