Mon.Dec 17, 2018

Why Students Need More ‘Math Talk’

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Test scores , school report cards and Facebook posts complaining about homework problems often drive critiques of how math is taught in schools. Amid the debates, it has become increasingly clear that one ingredient is necessary for success: opportunities for students to talk about math. Unfortunately, these are often lacking in U.S. classrooms. We are both math education researchers.

If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today. ]. Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students! ]. In my previous MMM , I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of our professional and scholarly work.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

The Hechinger Report

Exhibit 4.6 of The Investing in Innovation Fund: Summary of 67 Evaluations, Final Report, U.S. of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S.

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.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:53. The education sector is the least secure of 17 industries studied this year, according to a new report released Thursday.

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

A child in a classroom for the youngest students at Hill Country Montessori sets up his workspace. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

5 Tips for Chinese Students Who Want To Attend American Universities

EdNews Daily

Studying and receiving a college education in the US is a growing trend around the world. During the school year 2016-2017, almost 351 thousand Chinese students were studying in higher education institutions in the United States.

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Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

The Hechinger Report

Nine-year old McKenzie Adams was “a real sweet girl,” a “straight-A student” who wanted to be a scientist, family members told ABC News.

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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.

DB Quest: The latest Super Sweet Tool from iCivics and Library of Congress

techlearning

In DBQuest, students are provided with a Big Question that is used to guide student thinking and examination using three selected primary resources

OPINION: Are colleges failing first-generation students?

The Hechinger Report

. First-generation college students are less likely than their peers whose parents graduated from college to have a mentor who is a college professor.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

Edsurge

That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

5 Things Tech Coaches Can Do To Keep Organized During the Holidays

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the upcoming holiday season and share their list of 5 Important Things Tech Coaches can be doing during the holiday season.

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 Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Is Amazon a sleeping giant of edtech? Or one of its biggest, underreported failures? Those are questions to which my answers have varied, especially this year. But now I can definitively answer yes. To both.

5 Things Tech Coaches Can Do To Keep Organized During the Holidays

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the upcoming holiday season and share their list of 5 Important Things Tech Coaches can be doing during the holiday season.

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100

CUE

An important part of my role as a student learning coach in a K-5 building (with over 40 teachers) is to encourage each of them to implement new or different ideas whenever, wherever, and however they can in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

Winter Break Challenge Game

Teacher Tech

Take the Winter Break Challenge Holiday break is upon us! If your idea of relaxing is learning something new I have a list of challenges you might want to try this winter break. I have over 50 activities on the spreadsheet! Find a link in column I with more information. Put an X in […]. The post Winter Break Challenge Game appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

While the fate of humanity did not rest on her pulling it off, Australian English teacher Sarah Gunn faced a daunting task. Her high school literature students at St. Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. For that to happen, she had to play five-minute clips from both "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Wall-E" in quick succession—twice.

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The New Macbook Air – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

There is no box

We’re faced with a big decision in the next few months, what laptop will we upgrade our teachers to next. They are all rocking the 13″ MacBook Air from 2014 and aside from some battery issues on the oldest ones, I must say, the devices have held up really well.

Helping Students See Real-World Applications for Economics

Edsurge

Students in Jacqueline Prester’s entrepreneurship classes melt wax for candles, sew hair scrunchies and formulate hand sauce (yes, hand sauce) as part of their learning. By crafting their own products, they get essential hands-on experience learning how economic principles are relevant to their current lives, their future careers and the world around them.

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LifeLaunchr Announces Free Scholarship Matching Tool

techlearning

LifeLaunchr has released a new scholarship matching tool for school counselors, teachers, parents and students

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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.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

Edsurge

Some apps do more harm than good. And “free” apps often come with hidden costs. These tenets hold as true for education apps as they do for those in the consumer market, privacy experts contend. A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location.

More than 220,000 Mississippi children may be missing out on promising home visiting program

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

Chrome Can: Building Virtual Worlds

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

I have already discussed how Chromebooks are useful tools for STEM projects , editing photos and creating great designs but what about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)?

SEL + restorative practices = a safe, supportive school climate

eSchool News

Zero tolerance policies, while trying to keep kids accountable for their actions, often result in suspensions for even minor infractions like dress code violations or being tardy. While these behaviors warrant attention, Fatima Rogers, principal of Charles W.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.