Thu.Apr 25, 2019

5 Things to Know About Gen Z Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

Shalini Shankar or episode 480 of the 10-Minute Teacher Shalini Shankar has been studying Generation Z. From spelling bee’s to sports, this generation seems to be professionalizing their childhood. Learn more about this generation so you can be a better teacher for them.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

In traditional science classrooms, students are often presented with facts and definitions to memorize, or they are asked to follow a predetermined set of instructions to complete a lab activity.

How Can We Help Lonely Kids and Improve School Safety?

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 479 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Joe Fatheree helped co-organize a recent national summit on school safety in the United States.

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond


Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group. He believes the greatest invention of the last 1000 years was kindergarten.

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.

After running a poverty alleviation organization for 10 years, here’s what I’ve learned

The Christensen Institute

On a cold night in February 2008, I read about Amaretch, an Ethiopian girl who had to wake up every morning at 3 a.m. to walk miles, fetch firewood, and sell it. She was ten years old.

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750 million reasons to care about bootcamps

The Christensen Institute

Conversations about coding bootcamps, at least in Silicon Valley, seem to take one of two forms: breathless odes to a bright new dawn for education, or dire warnings of their likely collapse. Either way, novelty drives the narrative, not market size.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model


Late last week, an economics professor at Arizona State University sent an email to students that quickly went viral arguing that he is being dismissed from the university because he refused to assign an online textbook that he says “requires students to pay just to turn in homework.”

Here’s a Preview of May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Cinco de Mayo Websites. Teacher Appreciation Week. World Password Day. I’m traveling–see you in June! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

The Hechinger Report

Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, shown in 2010, is a mathematician himself and co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program to advance the achievements of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

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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.

Labster Raises $21 Million to Bring More Digital Lab Simulations to Classrooms


Last summer, Cindy Malone had a problem. She found that the digital lab product she used as the professor for an introductory California State University, Northridge, biology class proved clunky, the grading system too difficult to use, the questions of poor quality.

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Digital Storytelling Revisited


Storytelling has always been a significant part of education. In learning to tell stories, students explore sequencing, descriptive language, writing, fluency, adding details, and much more.

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Coursera Pushes into Unicorn Status After Raising Another $103M


What’s the Goal of Education?

My Island View

As adults we generally learn about things that we need to learn about. Of course we also have an opportunity to learn about things we would like to learn about. We do not have anyone assigning us projects, or books or exams for which to prepare.

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.

4 Learn Why You Should Be Creating Not Just A Website, But A Digital Hub When Building Your EDU Brand


Learn how to use your blog or website as a central hub for all of your Social Media content today! The post 4 Learn Why You Should Be Creating Not Just A Website, But A Digital Hub When Building Your EDU Brand appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

How To Use Flipgrid: A Guide For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Use Flipgrid: A Visual Guide For Teachers by TeachThought Staff What is Flipgrid? In short, Flipgrid is a free, education-focused platform to create and share short videos. Quick Overview: How Flipgrid Works The embedded guide further below provides a much more detailed overview of how Flipgrid works, but the short version is that users […]. The post How To Use Flipgrid: A Guide For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

3 no-cost ways to support mental health in schools

eSchool News

Mental illness is on the rise in schools. As mental-health advocates fight to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, more clinical diagnoses are made. Twenty-five years ago, anxiety and depression were two illnesses barely discussed and rarely diagnosed.

Leading With Empathy

The Principal of Change

This story from “ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ” is one that has always stuck with me and reminds me of the importance of understanding someone else’s perspective and experience: Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car.

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.

Social Impact Is Personal for MIND and Our Partners

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

SelfCAD 2.0 Review: Easy, Powerful 3D Design


Powerful Apps Like SelfCAD 2.0 can Help us Make so Much More of the 3D Printers in our Schools Introduction 3D modeling software is being used for design and it has replaced manual drafting through. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

What's Included with Wi-Fi as a Service?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Trying to decide whether or not WaaS is the right fit for your business? In this edition of the Wi-Fi Minute, Danny describes everything you can expect from the service. Wi-Fi Minute Consideration Stage Wi-Fi as a Service


From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. For example, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the future of learning materials writ large.

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EdTech at School

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

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

Kitaboo on EdTech

The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. The budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year requested an approximate $7.1 billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019. So, the universities are finding it difficult to manage their operating costs.

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom


NPR/IPSOS did a national poll recently and found that more than 8 in 10 teachers — and a similar majority of parents — support teaching kids about climate change.

ExcelinEd Spends the Day with Our Future Workforce


Today we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in our Tallahassee office with children from several members of our team.

“Kids learn when they are ready to learn.” – Subash Chandar K, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Subash Chandar K. Curriculum Leader of Mathematics & Statistics. Ormiston Senior College. Auckland, New Zealand. elsubash. Like all Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, Subash Chandar K is comfortable taking risks in his 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.