Tue.Sep 17, 2019

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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Class Tech Tips: 5 Tips for Creating Infographics with Students


For student consumers and student creators, infographics are an absolute must-have


Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell. Meaning, society is better off when students see diversity in the ranks of teachers rather than when they hear lessons about the importance of inclusion from a monolithic group of educators.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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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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.


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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

Teachers’ Word Carries Weight in Choosing Products, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

A report by the New Schools Venture Fund and Gallup finds that educators overwhelmingly trust other educators, when it comes to judging ed-tech products. The post Teachers’ Word Carries Weight in Choosing Products, Survey Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 English / Language Arts English-Language Learners Market Research Mathematics Online / Virtual Learning Purchasing / Procurement / RFPs

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


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.