Mon.Feb 10, 2020

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery.

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it.

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Guest Post: Helping Students Navigate Online Sources with Critical Literacy

Digital Promise

When I taught United States history at a high school in New York City, I had a discussion with my students about finding sources for their upcoming research projects. The responses mainly echoed, “just Google” and “stay away from Wikipedia.”

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.

You Can Coach for Equity Anywhere, with Anyone

Education Elements

To create the schools children deserve, we must coach educators and leaders for equity. It isn’t an option for coaches to be neutral on issues of justice — and there are injustices occurring in almost every school, every day.

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Bringing Personalized Learning to Scale in a Large Urban School District

Education Elements

Personalized learning has captured the attention of many education reformers. Much of the conversation is around utilizing a personalized learning approach to enhance student engagement, and thereby, increase student achievement.

The Power of Rubrics—Students Take Control of Their Own Learning and Achievement

EdNews Daily

By Lynda Van Kuren. Summary: Patti West-Smith, an expert in pedagogy from Turnitin, explains that with a bit of up-front guidance, rubrics help students become self-directed learners who see exactly how to improve before turning in their paper or assignment.

My New Journey With a Mission-Driven Organization

Education Elements

Erica Williams Simon, founder of Snapchat’s Creator’s Lab and one of my favorite millennials on a mission, wrote in this tweet that the best career advice she can give is to never attach yourself to a person, place, company, or project, but rather a mission, a calling, or a purpose.

Post-Secondary Options That Will Let You Work From Home

EdNews Daily

Working from home has gained momentum and popularity in recent years. With perks including no commute, working in comfy clothes all day, and, often, flexible hours, why are more people not choosing to work from home? .

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.

Unlocking Your Potential With An Identity Shift

Education Elements

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that my life is a day-to-day journey to reach my full potential. Whether it’s reaching my full potential in my health, my income, my relationships, or really anything I put effort into.


Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER. When I use the phrase “reducing friction” in this context, I mean taking things that are needlessly difficult and making them much easier.

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Project Based Learning Goldmine… Over 86 Amazing Videos To Generate That New Project For A School Or Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Have you ever wanted to get some great ideas that could be the start of a new PBL or school program. You will enjoy look at these videos which represent some wonderful ideas.

Implementing a New Reading Program? Start With the Small Wins.


There has to be a vested interest in all parts and we have to make sure that we're providing that ongoing support at all levels.

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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.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

English teacher Samara Rand goes over a passage with a student in her class at Holmes County Central High School. The high school ranked as one of the lowest performing in Mississippi and Rand, a second-year teacher, often dissects passages with her students.

My Attendance Tracker: Check-in Online


Tracking attendance just got easier


‘We’re stronger than we’ve ever been’: A Mississippi district shows that integrated schools pay off

The Hechinger Report

Angie Rawls, choral director at Pearl High School in Mississippi, leads students in a vocal exercise. Choral students have received numerous accolades under Rawls’ direction. Photo: Sarah Warnock/The Clarion Ledger. PEARL, Miss.—

Carrie Chapman Catt and Votes for Women


Carrie Chapman Catt and other suffragists formed the League of Women Voters


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’s New ~ February 2020


February brings several new enhancements to improve your myViewBoard experience. New Menu Options. The Settings menu gets two new options: We added Tamil to our list of supported languages. To switch to Tamil, click the gear icon on the title bar, and select Tamil from the language options.

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Kendall Hunt Acquires Paradigm Education to Expand Health Career Offerings


Paradigm Education Solutions, a provider of online instructional materials for computing, digital literacy, and career development skills, has been acquired by academic publisher Kendall Hunt. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BAND-NC Seeks to Expand Broadband Services


BAND-NC seeks to help North Carolina become the first state in the nation where every county has a digital inclusion plan by the end of 2022

Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups


There is no such thing as free money. For education startups, the National Science Foundation has provided what may be the closest thing: upwards of $20 million every year to support their research and development efforts. There’s plenty of paperwork involved, of course.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

NetDragon's Online Education Products Support Online Learning amid No-School Period


NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited announces that the Company's online education platform One Stop Learning is introducing a new service plan to provide live-streaming of courses for over 10 million users free of charge

Google Drive Tips for Students with Low or No Vision

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In yesterday’s post we featured a number of interesting Android educational apps for students with special needs and today we want to draw your attention to this helpful accessibility more

How It’s Done—3D Printing, Puppy Paws to Jet Engines


Using 3D printing to foster STEM skills and design creativity


Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

If you want to understand how online degrees are shaking up traditional colleges and universities, look at Pennsylvania. In January 2020, the state’s 14 community colleges signed an unusual agreement with a private nonprofit university far outside Pennsylvania’s borders to encourage students to complete their bachelor’s degrees online.

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.