Fri.Oct 18, 2019

5 Reasons Why Chromebooks in the Classroom Benefits Students

Kajeet

As of 2019, 85 percent of schools and school districts across the United States have a Chromebook program in place. Perhaps you see this happening in your own school, but let’s dive into how Chromebooks in the classroom can benefit students.

5 Ways to Greet Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Thom Gibson on episode 575 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Thom Gibson has fun ways to greet students as he walks around campus.

169 Tech Tip #65 Zoom In/Out of Websites

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.

Spotlight on Altus Schools and an antidote to online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

As I stepped out of the San Diego sunshine and into the school located in a storefront in a strip mall, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve visited several schools located in storefronts over the years, but few that were also charters. My jaw dropped.

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.

Q&A: Amelia Vance’s Data Privacy Advice for K–12 Leaders? Focus on Human Error

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Amelia Vance’s Data Privacy Advice for K–12 Leaders? Focus on Human Error. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:01. Daily news headlines chronicle the constant threat of data breaches targeting the nation’s K–12 schools. More than 670 schools have been targets of cyberattacks since 2016 , according to the K–12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. One reason for the frequency of those attacks, data privacy pro Amelia Vance says, is they’re easy targets. .

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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning by Terry Heick I’ve been thinking of the kinds of questions I consider when planning a project–or planning a unit when students plan a project on their own.

How to Quickly Email Parents in Multiple Languages

techlearning

Form Mule is such an incredible Google Sheets email merge add-on that allows you to send personalized emails using a spreadsheet and email template

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself. ‘Projects’ can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time.

Seeing AI: Free App Narrates Text, People, and Objects for Visually Impaired Kids and Others

techlearning

Seeing AI has some definite advantages over other tools that assist blind or visually impaired students

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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.

Follow Early Humans to Global Expansion

MiddleWeb

Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History is a practical set of adaptable lesson plans and ideas starting with early humans. The book is ready for the classroom. Social studies teacher Stephanie Gilbert recommends the book to fellow history teachers.

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Educational Math Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you teaching math in middle school, here are some very good iPad apps you may want to consider using with your students. This is a collection of some popular apps we curated.read more

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#FactFriday: Early College High School students are significantly more likely to ENROLL in and COMPLETE college.

ExcelinEd

A recent study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that the positive impacts for students participating in Early College High Schools (ECHS) continue years after students complete high school.

A Handy Periodic Table to Help Students Explore The World of Science

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The popular Toca Lab app is free today and only for a limited period of time. Toca Lab, which is a series of playful science apps, is a periodic table that features 118 elements to help students.read more

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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.

What’s New in Buncee-Week of Oct 14

Buncee

New ideas, iOS app updates, and more! Let's take a look at what's new in Buncee this week: Buncee 3.0 Now on iOS App. Buncee 3.0 is now available on iOS! With Buncee 3.0, you can take your creativity to a whole new level, and now, you can enjoy all the options Buncee 3.0

3 keys to a successful community literacy initiative

eSchool News

Finding a school district that doesn’t have a literacy initiative extending beyond the walls of the classroom would likely be quite a challenge these days. And that’s as it should be! Reading is, as the cliché goes, fundamental.

Join the 2019-2020 Buncee Ambassador Squad!

Buncee

All aboard the BUNCEE BUS! Applications are NOW OPEN ! We would like to welcome all of you wonderful & brilliant educators to join our Buncee Ambassador program with an all-new twist. The applications will be open until November 1st , 2019, so be sure to apply!

What does it really mean to be competency-based?

eSchool News

The education field is regularly plagued by the need for common definitions as new practices emerge. As we’ve seen with personalized learning , ambiguous terms for ambitious ideas can create widespread confusion and even skepticism.

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.

New Early-Stage Education Startup Contest Puts $250,000 Up for Grabs at ASU GSV

Marketplace K-12

A new competition for education and workforce technology entrepreneurs is accepting applications through Dec. The post New Early-Stage Education Startup Contest Puts $250,000 Up for Grabs at ASU GSV appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Entrepreneurship Event: ASU GSV Summit Startups

The knowledge machine

Learning with 'e's

Image by Mike MacKenzie on Flickr In 1972 I was living in the Netherlands, near to the NATO military base on which my father worked. One Saturday my family spent the day at a fair held by various members of the forces to raise money for charity.