Mon.Dec 02, 2019

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 9-15th, 2019, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code –a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

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10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Coding also inspires students to invent and innovate.

Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

The tl;dr. I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation. That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved.

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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.

How To Add Rigor To Anything

TeachThought - Learn better.

In rigorous tasks, learners will often need to synthesize data, positions, or theories from multiple sources or perspectives. The post How To Add Rigor To Anything appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Our Most Popular Terry Heick

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5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the best aspects of being able to flip meetings is giving freedom, choice, and leadership opportunities to the teachers themselves. The post 5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting appeared first on TeachThought.

Innovators Worth Watching: Sora Schools

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Many students describe their state of mind in high school as “bored”—not a ringing endorsement of school.

Getting Started with Deeper Learning


Part 1 of the Deeper Learning Series. This is the first post in a new 4-part EdTechTeacher series focused on Deeper Learning. How might educators and school leaders design experiences that spark and sustain deeper student learning?

Tech Coach Stories: How To Go From English Teacher To Director Of Professional Learning Overnight


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we break down how New Jersey English Teacher Nicholas Amaral went from the book room to the tech room and is now leading the digital learning transformation district-wide in North Jersey.

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.

Coding Can Be a Gift to Struggling Students. Let’s Give It to Them.


I don’t remember the exact date I fell head over heels in love with coding, but I vividly remember the precise moment.

TEACHER VOICE: Does AI, as a tool, deliver student feedback more effectively than the ballpoint pen?

The Hechinger Report

As the artificial intelligence revolution comes to education, teachers are rightly concerned that AI in schools will replace the human assessment of human learning.

Schools Face Barriers to VR Adoption in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Schools Face Barriers to VR Adoption in the Classroom. shailaja.neela…. Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:40. “

Teach Third Graders (And Yourself) to Code


Collin Yust has been teaching second through fourth graders for over 10 years. “Put me in front of a class—math or English—and I’m comfortable jumping in,” he says. Coding, however, was another story.

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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.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But the obstacles aren’t just about location. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place.

Use Data Driven Instruction and Social Emotional Learning to Accelerate Student Growth


Like all Texas districts, Beaumont aligns its instruction and assessments based on student performance on the state’s STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests.

Review: Cisco Meraki MX64 Tightens Network Security

EdTech Magazine

Review: Cisco Meraki MX64 Tightens Network Security. shailaja.neela…. Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:12. Managing and protecting a busy network primarily for the benefit of inexperienced users, like those in a K–12 school, can be challenging. . The obstacles are compounded by limited IT budgets and staff.

What's New in Google - November 2019


Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from November 2019, and see great ideas and resources

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.

How to Boost Student Math Skills in December with Winterfest


What’s on your teacher wish list this holiday season? If you want more ways to boost math practice and strengthen student skills, we’ve got a great surprise for you. Winterfest — Prodigy’s annual winter festival — is here again! ??

Checkology Virtual Classroom Teaches Kids Media Literacy


Unique site allows for exploration of multiple lessons, while the check tool allows students to evaluate credibility of news

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LEARN Marginal Syllabus 2019-20 (December)—Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Reimagining the Canon for Racial Justice

Educator Innovator

Our December text for the 2019-20 Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN Marginal Syllabus examines how a book, Miles Morales: Spider-Man , by Jason Reynolds, exemplifies possibilities for a new type of literary canon.

What To Buy—Pearson Aida Calculus


Tech&Learning expands edtech coverage to include daily reporting by industry expert Brian Nadel brings his School Tools blog

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

How to deliver a personalized Apple onboarding experience with Jamf Pro

Jamf on EdTech

When new employees fire up their Mac, iPad or iPhone for the first time, you can make the experience unforgettable and unique to your organization with the new Enrollment Customization screen features in Jamf Pro 10.17. See how

The Repeal of Prohibition


The 5th of December is recognized as the day we celebrate the repeal of the 18th Amendment


How to deliver a personalized Apple onboarding experience with Jamf Pro

Jamf on EdTech

When new employees fire up their Mac, iPad or iPhone for the first time, you can make the experience unforgettable and unique to your organization with the new Custom Enrollment screen features in Jamf Pro 10.17. See how

UK to test ‘ed tech testbeds’ in real classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Figuring out whether a piece of educational technology actually works isn’t easy. Most software companies are too cash-strapped and time-pressed to conduct experiments that can generate high-quality evidence outside a laboratory. And the depressing truth is that when researchers take the time to conduct a proper randomized control trial in classrooms, most innovations don’t show positive results for students.

EdTech at School

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