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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1


Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*. From Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Alexander Graham-Bell to Mohamed Ali, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Steven Spielberg and Richard Branson. Not forgetting the poster-people of dyslexia, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world.

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Designing courses for students with diverse needs


In the age of standardized testing, it’s all too common for educators to rely on the same teaching and testing methods for every student. Unfortunately, this doesn’t account for different learning needs and abilities.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues? How can we help? Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. Hear the surprising thing realized at the end of the show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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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 Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students


According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

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What the debate over homework is getting wrong

The Christensen Institute

Debates over the purpose and benefit of homework seem to be cyclical. A recent Atlantic article summarized the state of affairs with regards to homework, tracing its history and analyzing debates for and against homework in today’s schools.

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes. 11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship. The 15-second Slideshow. What to do when you lose a digital document. Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party. 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year.

What is population health management, and why is everyone talking about it?

The Christensen Institute

Healthcare in the United States is in crisis, with costs growing to almost $ 4 trillion in 2017, alongside some of the worst health outcomes relative to other wealthy countries.

Using Technology to Support English Learners in the Classroom


English Learners (ELs) come into our classrooms with a wide range of specific and unique needs for language development and content acquisition. They are children whose primary language is not English and who are learning English as a second language.

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.

Why Schools Need to Help Students Find Purpose — and How to Do It


I started my first college advising session with Marcus with the same question I always asked: “If you could do anything after high school knowing that you would be successful, financially secure, and your friends and family would support you, what would you do?” His speed of response surprised me.

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Mental Health and Teachers: Why More Needs to Be Done


While this is not an “ed tech” topic, I thought it was important to share. I think we've all known friends and family who have suffered from mental health challenges. If this post helps. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule


With increased attention on technology-related subjects during the past few years, how are U.S. students actually faring? Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card.

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An Open and Extended Response (On Testing Season)

The Jose Vilson

I laid my lesson plans on top of the roller tray. I pulled off my “problem of the moment” off my printer and put scissors on top of them. I turned on my Promethean board and connected the AppleTV to it.

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.

Adult Students Have Moved Into the Mainstream. How Can Colleges Adjust?


Did you see the Melissa McCarthy movie last year, where a mother drops her daughter off at college, and after some unexpected personal setbacks, decides to go back to school herself?

Facebook Mentorship Program Supports Educators


Members of groups using this feature can offer or find support

As Online Learning Grows, So Will Proctors. Case in Point: Examity’s $90M Deal


Tests these days start by making students prove not what they know, but who they are. Historically that involves bringing some form physical identification, but increasingly companies and institutions are turning to face recognition, fingerprinting and voice biometrics.

10 Sites for creating a Backchannel


"Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks. Wikipedia)" It is a term that has been around for awhile but not something I really looked into until I had the chance to use it at the WEMTA tech conference.

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.

A 140-Year-Old School Partnered With a 10-Year-Old School. Here’s What Happened.


As Cameron and Lewis sat mulling over the final details of the wheelchair fishing prototype they had designed for Bill, they enthused about how awesome it would be if Bill could regain his enjoyment of fishing, which he explained he had lost following a stroke.

Network Essentials: Understanding the basics of school district networks

Education Superhighway

Robust broadband that fully supports digital learning requires that each part of a district’s network be working in unison and at full capacity.

4 tips for incorporating safe, engaging, tech-rich material into early elementary ed

eSchool News

I love incorporating technology into my curriculum and introducing it to my students in meaningful ways. The good news is that teaching them to use technology isn’t difficult. My kindergartners can navigate iPads better than I can.

3 Ideas for Dealing with “Pushback” on Your Ideas in Education

The Principal of Change

EdTech at School

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

7 Reasons Every Coworking Space Should Purchase Its WiFi on Subscription

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Does your coworking space offer fast, reliable, and secure WiFi internet access ? Consideration Stage Wi-Fi as a Service WiFi Performance

How we built an immersive learning environment

eSchool News

Demographics: The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) is the third-largest district in Texas, covering 186 square miles and serving more than 115,000 students.

How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. These days it’s easy to find fun and engaging activities for your students online. Heck, you may have even found something on this blog that sparked your interest.

Human Anatomy Atlas 2019-A Great App for Science Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Human Anatomy Atlas 2019 is one of the best apps out there for understanding the human body. The app is a little bit pricey ($24.99) but is definitely worth the investment. It offers special pricing.read more. 2019 iPad human anatomy apps

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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.