Thu.Dec 05, 2019

How edtech is improving special education


Technology has transformed the world. In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience.

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Ready to Become a MY World 360? Creator?

Digital Promise

As we approach 2020—the start of a “decade of action” leading up to the 2030 deadline set for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—we are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360?.

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The power of a roof over one’s head

The Christensen Institute

The issue of homelessness is gaining prominence in our national dialogue, with the White House reporting that more than 500,000 people are currently experiencing homelessness in America.

Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A new year is around the corner, which is a great time to encourage students to create a vision board where they visualize their personal, academic and professional goals.

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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.

Time to help teachers be advocates for students, not their judge and jury

The Christensen Institute

It’s as American as apple pie. Teachers grade their students. But what if, like the sugar in apple pie, being graded by your teachers isn’t actually good for students—or teachers and maybe even society? There is ample evidence to suggest we ought to ask the question.

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Want to Support Early Childhood Education? Start With the Parents.


EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. Sitting on the carpet, Karen Melendez slaps her knees twice with both her hands, then brings them together in a thundering clap. Then she repeats the motion, over and over. It is the unmistakable beat of Queen’s hit single, “We Will Rock You.”

The teacher’s role in “phenomenon-based learning”

The Hechinger Report

At the Hiidenkivi Comprehensive School near Helsinki, Finland, students don’t spend all their time learning what other people have discovered. They set out to discover new things on their own.

Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced By Tech & Learning Magazine


Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

Embracing the New Ways Your Child is Learning Math

MIND Research Institute

“What’s wrong with memorizing?” This was the question I asked my older daughter’s kindergarten teacher three years ago during the parent-teacher conference. Her teacher was explaining “CGI” math and, having worked in media, I first thought this stood for Computer Generated Imagery.


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.

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly! 25 Days of STEM Goodies


Just click on the calendar below and a post will appear with a free activity suggestion, a list of free resources and tools for that activity, and a free template to copy, edit and use as you wish


Google: Roll Dice

Teacher Tech

Let Google Help You Be a Dungeon Master Google has a plethora of cool calculators and Easter eggs if you just know what to search for. “How many calories are in a brownie?” ” “Graph y equals 36x squared minus 7x plus 3.”

Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about choosing the right technology for classrooms. Learning from what we have learned since, we are coming up with yet another edtech blog to help teachers assess and choose the best edtech solutions for their classrooms.

Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits.

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.

Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

With all of the digital tools available to teachers these days, developing learning experiences should be a cinch, right?

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Review: Promethean ActivPanel Titanium Has Many Teacher-Friendly Features

EdTech Magazine

Review: Promethean ActivPanel Titanium Has Many Teacher-Friendly Features. shailaja.neela…. Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:59. It was no surprise to learn Promethean’s ActivPanel Titanium was designed with teachers like me in mind.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 187 Making Math More Accessible

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Robert Kaplinsky about math teaching and learning and how he thinks about making it more accessible. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 187 Making Math More Accessible appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

Educational Apps to Help Kids Learn Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August , 2017 Kids learn best when they are engaged in hands-on activities that challenge their imagination and unleash their creative thinking. The coding apps we selected for you today can do more

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.

2019-20 Student Book Budget First Steps

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It’s that time of year again when I hand over the profits from our book fair to a group of 3rd-5th graders. These students work together through a process to purchase new books for our library that are based on the interests and requests of students in our school.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?


These are the most common accessibility errors to check for

On the Path to “Purpose”

The Principal of Change

Just some thinking out loud…I have no idea where this is going, but I am “writing to learn” not only to share my learning. This excerpt from my book, “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” was just reshared with me on Twitter, and it sparked some of my thinking.

"Bad News" Provides Clever Game to Teach Kids About Fake News


Bad News is a short web- and text-based game that highlights how Twitter and other social media are used to propagate fake news

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Check Out the Privacy Ratings for Hundreds of Popular Classroom Tools

Graphite Blog

Since 2013, Common Sense Education has rated over 2,800 edtech products for learning potential. These learning ratings, however, have been telling only half the story.

Some Helpful Chromebook Resources for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on insights collected from Chromebook Help. As is the more

Increasing digital equity in rural areas

Education Superhighway

About an hour outside of Missoula, Montana is Garrison, a small ranching town that is home to about 300 people. The local school serves just 18 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

How We Can Support Discussions about Race


Matthew Kay shows how to establish and maintain a positive classroom community that allows teachers to begin to broach racial discourse with our students in a healthy and productive way. Teacher Nicole Warchol finds Not Light, But Fire "smart, supportive, and necessary.".

EdTech at School

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