Tue.Sep 17, 2019

Micro-internships: Just a gig or a promising gateway?

The Christensen Institute

This month the micro-internship marketplace Parker Dewey launched a new initiative, Gigs for Good , aimed at helping college students from underrepresented populations tap into the platform’s internship opportunities.

Extreme Stress During Childhood Can Hurt Social Learning for Years to Come

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Each year, more than 6 million children in the United States are referred to Child Protective Services for abuse or neglect.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: Lifestores Healthcare

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. A World Economic Outlook study showed that there are currently fewer than 25 pharmacies in Nigeria per million people.

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Emojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […]. Creativity Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching. using emojis edtech educational technology emojis in the classroom student engagement

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.

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom


A version of this post was originally published on August 6, 2019 in Education HQ Australia. The success of educators nowadays is based on the interrelation between mastering their subject matter, pedagogy and the technology that supports teaching.

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How ST Math Provides Equitable Access for Students in Special Education

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from MIND's Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson. Many students face unique challenges in their learning process. You may think that students who are classified as special education need a different curriculum.

The Fight to Preserve—and Teach—African-American History


Hampton, Va— Toward the end of August in 1619, a ship carrying “ 20 and odd ” Africans arrived at Point Comfort in Virginia, the first permanent English colony in North America, and were sold to the settlement’s leaders.

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Statistics and Stories K–12 Stakeholders Should Know Going into the School Year

EdTech Magazine

Statistics and Stories K–12 Stakeholders Should Know Going into the School Year. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:31.

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Podcast – Talking with Richard Byrne on the Practical Ed Tech Podcast!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Last week my conversation with Richard Byrne went live on the Practical Ed Tech Podcast. Many of you know Richard from his primary site, Free Technology for Teachers , one of the most widely-read education blogs in the world. Richard and I have known each other for a long time. Maybe he’ll come see me in Colorado sometime. He’s an outdoorsy type – he’d love it out here!

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Are K-12 Curriculum Tools a Smart Investment? What Investors and Our Data Say


“Curriculum is becoming commoditized.” So says Jason Palmer, a general partner at New Markets Venture Partners. And he’s not alone.

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Empowered in the Process

The Principal of Change

I read this great post from Deidre Roemer recently, where she discusses a letter she received from a former student.

Best Laptops for Kids 2019: The Top Laptops for Kids in Elementary School and Beyond


From our friends at TechRadar: The best laptop for kids will usually take the form of a rugged, cheap tablet… that is, if they’re to be used by young to school age kids.

12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2012 post by the author Innovation is not something that just happens. Or–with the right chemistry–does it? Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of […]. The post 12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs – SULS030

Shake Up Learning

The post 9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs – SULS030 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, I am going to share with you 9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs! There are so many amazing digital tools that teachers can use to support writing in the classroom.

Offering School Districts a Better View of Blind Spots

Gaggle Speaks

Colorado’s Weld County School District needed a way to monitor students’ online activity in a 1:1 environment. While the district was already using an email filtering program, the results were mainly time-consuming false reports. “We

What makes an engaging learning experience?

eSchool News

An engaging learning experience in which students are fully immersed in the content is driven by six variables, according to new research.

Today’s Reasons Why We Need Students to Write for Authentic Audiences

Educator Innovator

By Katie McKay. Our educational context today is drastically different than it was at the turn of the century. And, unfortunately, those changes have not all been positive. NCLB, enacted in 2001, was built upon deficit beliefs about culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Why Students Need Black History All Year


The Chicago district where Lauren Brown teaches has been wrestling with issues of equity centering around race with new urgency in recent years. She believes part of the answer is found in revising and deepening the curriculum and teaching Black history throughout the year.


Ed Leaders, Want To Implement PBL? Attend “Leadership PBL” October 18th!

TeachThought - Learn better.

<<Register on Eventbrite>> Are you a district or school leader interested in using Project-Based Learning to empower students and want to implement sustainably? Join us at TeachThought LEADERSHIP PBL: Developing A Sustainable Project-Based Learning Implementation Plan and develop: An understanding of quality project-based learning to help you better support teachers A short and long-term implementation […]. The post Ed Leaders, Want To Implement PBL?

Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power


Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via NPROne | via Spotify. On a sunny day in April, I drove to Head-Royce School in the hills of Oakland, California, to join circle time in Bret Turner ’s first-grade classroom.

Will There Ever Be an Efficient Way to Create Questions?


Any lesson or course cannot be complete without reinforcement and evaluation through questions. Assessment and knowledge check questions are integral to a successful learning experience.

EdTech at School

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

Understanding macOS Catalina and Jamf Connect

Jamf on EdTech

Apple introduced changes related to identity that raised confusion regarding how macOS and Jamf Connect will work together going forward. This blog post provides answers


3 Good Lesson Planners for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to share with you our favourite free tools for.read more

Teaching Writing in the STEM Classroom


Follow these few quick tips to create a clearer focus on student writing within your STEM classroom


Tips on Good Writing from Stephen King

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

" On Writing: A Memoir of The Craft" is the culmination of Stephen King's prolific writing odyssey. After several decades of writing fiction, Stephen finally decided to aggregate all the tips and.read more


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.