Mon.Apr 29, 2019

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.

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.

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750 Million Reasons Why You Should Care About Bootcamps

Wisewire

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.

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

169 Tech Tip #71 How to Move Pics Around in Docs

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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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.

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

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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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. —

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

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 iste.org/explore. ]. 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.

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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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.

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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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

Edsurge

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

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The Transformation of History Instruction

EdTechTeacher

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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This Research-Backed Toolkit Helps Youth Organizations Integrate Digital Learning

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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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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

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

ExcelinEd

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.

5Es and the Hero’s Journey

CUE

I remember it like it was yesterday! It was lunch break between a Keynote presentation on inquiry learning and follow up workshops for Kern County CUE on the campus of CSU Bakersfield.

Engaging Math Students: Compete or Collaborate?

MiddleWeb

Math students who prefer competition do a good job of creating it for themselves, writes author-educator Jerry Burkhart. On the other hand, kids who prefer collaboration and reflection need teachers to create an environment that supports their mathematical learning.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.