Fri.Aug 10, 2018

Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students.

50+ back to school ideas, activities and icebreakers

Ditch That Textbook

The first day of school is met with excitement as students reconnect with old friends, share about their summer and look ahead to another year. As teachers, we work hard to make that first day a positive experience for our students. And we want to keep that excitement and engagement going as we head into […]. DitchBook Twitter chat back to school back to school activities back to school ideas creativity first day of school student engagement teaching

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SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker

The Christensen Institute

The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again! This year, learn more about the proposed SXSWEDU 2019 panels featuring the latest research from Thomas Arnett, Julia Freeland Fisher, Alana Dunagan, and Richard Price. Discover what our team is bringing to the K-12 and higher education conversation.

LeBron James Is Schooling Us on What Education Reform Got Wrong


National headlines offering hope about the state of American education this year have been few and far between. Until last week when LeBron James announced he was opening a school. Ohio has been trying to stomach the four-time NBA MVP’s decision to leave his home state to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

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.

Google Tools for English Language Learners


Parlez vous Google? More and more it is becoming common for schools to serve students who do not speak English as their primary language. Thankfully there are many technology tools that can help bridge that gap and help increase communication and understanding.

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How to Choose Between Penetration Tests and Vulnerability Scans

EdTech Magazine

How to Choose Between Penetration Tests and Vulnerability Scans. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:54. Even seasoned cybersecurity professionals confuse penetration tests with vulnerability scans.

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Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!


Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. On the surface, classroom is a simple tool, but with a little creativity and ingenuity it can do some awesome things!

Korean Publisher Acquires Adaptive Math Program, KnowRe


Math is a hot subject right now—especially in the world of mergers and acquisitions. Last week, DreamBox Learning raised $130 million to grow its online K-8 math software. A few days earlier, that company’s competitor Reasoning Mind was acquired by Imagine Learning, a private equity-backed curriculum company. Today, a different digital math program, KnowRe , is switching owners.

Weekend Reading – Rediscovering Blogging Edition


Blogs are back! At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the words many of us used to write on blogs.

EdTech at School

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

Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20 Million Investment in Wonderschool, an ‘Airbnb for Preschool’


Early-childhood education is critical to helping children establish a strong foundation for growth. But a shortage of providers has created what the Center for American Progress calls “child care deserts” in states like California, where estimates suggest that only 25 percent of working-class parents have access to providers.

The growing role CTOs play in advancing K-12 education

eSchool News

The demand for K-12 school districts to implement technology that drives smarter decision-making for teachers and administrators has never been greater. However, given the demands facing school districts today, technology decisions often make their way to the collective back burner.

Do Pre-Packaged Kits Belong in Makerspaces?


They go by names like littleBits, Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits and Makeblock, and their goal is to get kids thinking like inventors instead of passive learners. Aligned with the maker movement—which focuses on using hands-on activities like building, sewing, assembling and computer programming for learning—the kits provide a foundation that teachers can use for guided projects both in and out of the classroom.

disguise support University of Texas at Austin Students’ South Central Waterfront Initiative


Photo: Francisco Uribe Students at the University of Texas at Austin lent their talents to the city’s South Central Waterfront Initiative by envisioning the area’s redevelopment with support from a disguise. The initiative will redevelop 116 acres across the lake from downtown Austin.

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.

All You Need to Incorporate Google Earth in Your Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA Classes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since the release of its web-based version, Google Earth has been tremendously incorporated into educational contexts by teachers from all around the world. Google Earth empowers students with more. Google Earth

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Adaptive Math Curriculum Earns High Marks From Teachers


Redbird Mathematics Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms Pros: Excellent adaptive technology, some digital manipulatives to build conceptual understanding, great design, and cross-platform compatibility.

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Adding data to Jamf Pro

Jamf on EdTech

Whether you want to import data directly to the database or use an API, this blog provides step-by-step instructions for accomplishing your goals

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8 apps you should check out before school starts

eSchool News

Apps can be a valuable resource for educators who have access to mobile devices and who want to engage students with digital resources.


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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is making the rounds to promote his new book. Via CBS News : “Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says U.S.

Some Helpful Google Classroom Resources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In the last post we talked about the five new features that have been added to Google Classroom enhancing thus the overall functionalities of Classroom and making it a collaborative learning hub. more. Google Classroom