Thu.Dec 05, 2019

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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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

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.

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.

5 Ways Startups Can Ace That VC Investor Meeting

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of Swing Education, who has been successful in raising venture capital, reveals smart strategies that can get startups closer to landing this type of investment. The post 5 Ways Startups Can Ace That VC Investor Meeting appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

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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.”

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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

techlearning

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

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

Edsurge

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.”

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.

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.

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

techlearning

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

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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.

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.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

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.

Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

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

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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 just.read more

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

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

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.

10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

The Game Agency

The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content, you can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS.

5 things to remember in the case of an active shooter

eSchool News

We live in a time where we need to educate ourselves and our families on unfortunate events. It’s important to empower your loved ones to take action in active shooter situations, even amidst pangs of fear. This information is designed to highlight important conceptual aspects of readiness training.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

techlearning

These are the most common accessibility errors to check for

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Could Minecraft disrupt traditional instruction?

eSchool News

Minecraft, which hit its 10-year anniversary this year, is currently the second best-selling video game ever—only beat out by Tetris.

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

techlearning

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

How We Can Support Discussions about Race

MiddleWeb

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.".

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.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.