Tue.Sep 04, 2018

10 New Grants for 2018-19 Ed Tech Initiatives

Kajeet

Technology is increasingly essential in the realm of education; however, technology comes at a cost, as in a monetary cost. Regardless of cost, tech tools have developed into a necessity because of the benefits which it provides for students, along with the innovation it brings.

Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom.

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3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

Neo LMS

3D printing is one of those strange education trends that garners much hype, but which to my mind has yet to unveil any true educational potential.

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The Perfect Pairing: Virtual Field Trips and Scavenger Hunts

Catlin Tucker

“Mrs. Tucker, why don’t we go on more field trips?” ” Every year students ask me this question. There are a couple of answers. Field trips are time-consuming to organize and plan. There aren’t always resources (e.g., buses) available to make a field trip happen.

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.

September is National Preparedness Month, so Be Prepared!

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. This year will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen.

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Innovators Worth Watching: Western Governors University

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Now in its third decade, Western Governors University (WGU) has students in every U.S.

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

Merriam Webster defines “create” as to produce through imaginative skill. What struck me is the word “ skill” Creative acts are a means of self-expression, but I hadn’t really thought of it before as a skill.

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Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

September 3rd through 6th: Back to School Bundle. Lots of teachers want to integrate tech into their class but picking what to use among the thousands of offerings is daunting. Here are five tools you can start Day One and use throughout the year: 25 Digital Tools in the Classroom.

Four Reasons Why Students—and Teachers—Need SEL Embedded Into School All Day, Every Day

Edsurge

It’s no secret that educators who champion the whole-child approach also laud social and emotional learning (SEL) for its scientifically linked success in creating a productive, positive, less stressful school climate.

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.

Tackling Challenges of Blended Learning

WizIQ Education & Technology

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

How Can We Change The Culture Of Our School Districts Through Professional Development?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro on the program to discuss how school districts can improve teacher moral and improve student test scores by building a culture of positive professional learning. .

OPINION: Asian, black and Latino solidarity should come first

The Hechinger Report

Jun 22, 2009 — Graduates at the 81st Commencement for the Bronx High School of Science, at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Photo: © Mariela Lombard/ZUMA Press. I teach courses at Swarthmore College that challenge students to think critically about their own academic success.

Google Forms Column to Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Send a Column of Responses from Google Forms to Google Slides Google Forms is awesome but can be tricky to go over responses with the class. I coded an Add-on for Google Sheets that will allow you to select a column of responses from a Google Form and send those responses to Google Slides.

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.

Fostering Digital Fluency

EdTechTeam

We have all seen the headlines about online safety, cyberbullying, sexting, and phishing scams. But how does that play out in our classrooms, and how do we help our students navigate things that we are still learning ourselves?

The Real Way to Avoid Hearing from the Same 26 Facebook Friends

techlearning

Innovative educators are generally good fact checkers and don't fall for chain social posts like the one making its rounds about seeing the same 26 people on Facebook. They know to verify and that even a basic search on The Google will help you find out if what you are reading is fact or fake.

K-12 Game-a-thon Hall of Fame 2018

MIND Research Institute

The K-12 Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solution­­s to mathematical problems.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

CUE

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.

What Is Missing From Our Curricula?

Edsurge

As Atul Gawande, a surgeon and New Yorker writer, walked by his hospital’s newest construction project, he wondered how something so large and complex could possibly be managed. He had once constructed a bookcase that instantly fell apart.

Fun with Friends and Flipgrid!

CUE

In this episode of TOSAs Talking Tech, Mike and Tom interview the wonderful and amazing Ann Kozma. We catch up with her on all kinds of summer travelling, and her new transition from FullertonUSD to Flipgrid Educator Innovation Team. It is always fun catching up with Ann.

Flexible, Interactive and Fun—Why This Teacher Made the Jump to Tutoring ESL Online

Edsurge

Before becoming a committed full-time online teacher, Abby Ward taught primary school in Ohio for almost six years. I feel like I am more fun and a more interesting teacher. Abby Ward, online ESL tutor Last spring, Ward watched a Facebook live video about teaching ESL online to Chinese students. She read about the experiences of other online teachers, who described the experience as “interactive” and the curriculum as “fun.”

Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning. The article identifies 8 learning. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

EdTech at School

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

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

techlearning

MobyMax, the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company.

Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think They Are

NPR Learning and Tech

Nearly 17 million students head to college this fall. About half are financially independent from their parents, and nearly one in four is a parent caring for a child. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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How A Podcast-Turned-Startup Is Trying to Get More Non-Traditional Students Into Tech

Edsurge

Some of the earliest and largest coding bootcamp programs shut their doors for good last year. And it left many people wondering if these short term tech training programs are actually worth the investment (for investors and students alike). One person who’s remained optimistic about the shake ups in the industry is Ruben Harris.

When I Decided to Give My Students More Power, Here is What Happened

Turning Learning On Its Head

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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.

Hacking the Education Narrative with Dungeons & Dragons

MindShift

A timid ninth-grade student cautiously approaches the table with downcast eyes, picks up the oddly shaped dice, shakes them awkwardly and rolls.

PBS LearningMedia Unveils New Design, User Experience

techlearning

PBS and WGBH today unveiled the new PBS LearningMedia website. New features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; and easier access to local PBS station resources. [Do Do you have an innovative edtech product?

How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

Edsurge

Has a more hotly debated or wholly unanswerable question ever been posed? One can easily imagine an Epic Rap Battle of History between the Luddites and Futurists on this very topic. And nowhere is that seemingly innocuous question more likely to ruffle feathers than in the realm of education. At EdSurge Fusion in October, we hope to find some common ground between the tech-forward and tech-resistant education communities.