Wed.Dec 12, 2018

Recruit and Retain the Best Teachers by Tapping into Teacher Agency

Education Elements

Are you a district or campus leader who struggles to find highly qualified or highly talented teachers? Do you find yourself losing out to other districts when it comes to attracting the best and brightest?

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities.

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Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you participated in December’s Hour of Code, you may have come to realize the importance of Computer Science to students. Greg Beutler is the Director of Techscool.org , a school devoted to teaching kids this fundamental skill through the lens of robotics, coding, competitions, and more.

How to Deal with the Crumbling Educational Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

How to Deal with the Crumbling Educational Infrastructure. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:33. Ten years ago, if you walked into a K–12 classroom, the focus — at least at first glance — was on the teacher. To collaborate, students rearranged their desks into a circle.

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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.

Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you participated in December’s Hour of Code, you may have come to realize the importance of Computer Science to students. Greg Beutler is the Director of Techscool.org , a school devoted to teaching kids this fundamental skill through the lens of robotics, coding, competitions, and more.

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OPINION: Hometown teachers more likely to ‘stay in school’

The Hechinger Report

. Teaching is the hardest job I’ve ever had. Keeping teachers in the classroom might be the second most difficult.

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Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. This post sets out to prove this thought wrong. Because there are various levels of coding.

Some colleges extend scholarships and other help to rural high school grads

The Hechinger Report

Cameron Russell, left, is a freshman at the University of Michigan from rural Crowley, Louisiana. His mentor as part of a special program for first-generation students is Elijah Taylor, a senior who grew up in Detroit. Photo: Diane Weiss for The Hechinger Report. ANN ARBOR, Mich. —

Hacking the Sub Lesson: Videos IN Google Forms.

techlearning

I tend to miss class from time to time. I hate missing class.    I love nothing more than being with my 9th grade Biology students and 10th grade Honors Chemistry students helping them to negotiate the complexities, and beautiful intricacies of science. Teaching is my hobby  

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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.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

The Hechinger Report

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

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GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning. Now It’s Shutting Down.

Edsurge

Since the days of “Oregon Trail,” educational games have teased at the possibility that learning in school can be freed from the doldrum of textbooks and tests. So if games are fun, and learning should be fun, doesn’t it behoove the education and gaming industries to join forces? That question has spurred the creation of many companies, conferences and other collaborative educational gaming efforts.

Digital Wellness Appears to Have Joined Our Lexicon

techlearning

A recent study shows social media may be more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol

Will 2019 Be the Year of Privacy? Five Things to Look for in Education

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. Buckle up. That white noise you heard around student data privacy in 2018 is about to be replaced with thunder. Relative to the flurry of legislative activity seen in prior years, it was a somewhat measured year for student data privacy.

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.

Life Science App Teaches Classification Skills

techlearning

Cool tool teaches kids to observe, identify, classify living things

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New from Pew: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Perry Hewitt

Almost every event I attend — whether it’s within the marketing, technology, or social entrepreneurship communities — raises both the inevitability and the risks of artificial intelligence.

Google Applied Digital Skills + Flipgrid in Middle School

EdTechTeam

Binge-Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2018!

edWeb.net

“I never know what I don’t know until I attend edWebinars!” ” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2018!

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 your Learning Style?

EdSense

Riya is finding the Biology class very tough since the teacher is only speaking about the topic and does not use any diagrams or slides to make it easy to understand. Some of her friends are not facing any challenges in this class, but for Riya, this class is frustrating.

Education: How Important is a Reliable Wireless Network With Your Instructional Devices?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Early on in my career, I had the good fortune to be part of two very well-funded programs that supported both higher education and K-12 technology adoption. Classroom Technology Wi-Fi as a Service

You Can’t Spell STEAM without TEA

TeacherCast

Teaching STEAM requires that I learn every day. Somedays, I need to be smarter than I really am. Long ago, I learned that these demanding brain moments can be eased with the right amount of caffeine. Looking for the right amount of caffeine has lead me on a tour of so many delicious sources. At… The post You Can’t Spell STEAM without TEA appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Increase Student Engagement with @PearDeck, Guest Post on @alicekeeler’s Teacher Tech #edtech

techieMusings

A huge thank you to Alice Keeler for another opportunity to write a guest post on her very amazing blog – Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

EdTech at School

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

How A Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

MindShift

Many American teenagers try to put in a full day of school, homework, after-school activities, sports and college prep on too little sleep.

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How our district connects learning to the real world

eSchool News

Efforts to equip students for college and career readiness are beginning earlier and earlier in the classroom. A 2015 Gallup poll of one million students in the U.S. found that only half reported feeling engaged in school, and one-fifth feel actively disengaged.

Inculcate the Reading Habit

EdSense

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ? Dr. Seuss. Reading is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body. Our brain changes and develops in fascinating ways when we read.

10 things I learned flipping my classroom

eSchool News

In the spring of 2013, after attending several conferences and beginning research for my dissertation, I set out to flip some of the aspects of my 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.