Mon.Jan 07, 2019

UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

Wisewire

Starting next year, 11 counties across Florida will take part in a program that will change the way science, math, engineering and technology are taught in public schools. In September, the U.S.

The Why Is Everything

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Everyone loves a dark horse story: Albert Einstein struggled as a student. Rowling was on welfare before selling her Harry Potter manuscript.

Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs.

Internet Archive: Go Back in Time with the Wayback Machine

Catlin Tucker

Students rely on Google searches for a lot of their information. Much of the information they find online is from tertiary sources that have digested and distilled information from primary and secondary sources. This tertiary information is often bland.

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.

Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

KAKUMA, Kenya—A sea of 76 students in bright violet uniforms with pointed white collars confronted Jessica Deng as she stepped into her classroom.

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OPINION: Engineering programs still exclude black students — 4 ways to change this

The Hechinger Report

. Today’s engineering field does not reflect the diversity that we know brings the best outcomes. Black men and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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5 tips for live sketchnoting

Ditch That Textbook

Live sketchnoting (doodling while someone is talking) is the most challenging form of sketchnoting. It is stressful at first, but it gets easier over time with practice. Here are some tips for live sketchnoting: Before you begin, draw a banner, maybe a portrait of the speaker/teacher, the date and place. This will settle you down […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog live sketchnoting sketch sketches sketchnoting visual learning

The problem with high-stakes testing and women in STEM

The Hechinger Report

In New York City, there’s a big debate over who should gain admittance to eight elite public high schools, including the well-known Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science.

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IT Shops Strike Partnerships to Make Data Center Overhauls More Efficient

EdTech Magazine

IT Shops Strike Partnerships to Make Data Center Overhauls More Efficient. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:15. The technology services team at Rocklin Unified School District may as well have had its maintenance crew on speed dial.

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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.

Checklist for Inclusive Tweeting

techlearning

Many Tweeters are unintentionally leaving out 15% of the world’s population who have disabilities by not composing accessible Tweets

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I wish that I could remember the source of this idea but I don’t, and I would like to start by acknowledging that I did not think of this myself: Who is the worst boss in the world? It is YOU to YOURSELF!

The Intel Tech Learning Lab: Step into the Worlds Most Innovative Mobile Classroom

TeacherCast

Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change

Edsurge

How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community? That was the challenge that confronted me when I took over the Sports and Society Class at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, Calif. As part of our mission statement, we are committed to preparing our students through academic, social and spiritual learning experiences that form and transform them into responsible citizens of our global community.

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.

Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills?

Teacher Tech

Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, […]. The post Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills? appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool pedagogy 21st Century Skills

Writing Exercises For Children

techlearning

Writing Exercises Children’s Section offers various prompt tools that can be used for creative writing exercises

Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein

Teacher Tech

Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, […]. The post Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool pedagogy 21st Century Skills

Are School Districts Starting to Understand the Scope of Security Threats?

Edsurge

A few years ago, cybersecurity threats were not on the radar of most school district leaders, much less top items in their budgets. But today, it’s one of the highest priority issues facing school technology departments. That’s according to the sixth annual broadband and infrastructure report released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit made up of K-12 school technology leaders.

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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.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

The Hechinger Report

Universal pre-K, which was once considered a pipedream for liberal Democrats, is coming closer to reality — because predominantly white conservatives in the deep red state of Alabama have decided to dream along with liberals.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long.

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How Digital Learning Has Changed the Game for 3 School Districts

Education Superhighway

In the past few years, concerted efforts like E-rate modernization and various statewide initiatives have helped bring digital learning opportunities to students across the nation. Let’s look at three examples of how digital learning is changing the face of today’s classroom learning.

My Winter Break Top 10!

Cycles of Learning

Classes start back up tomorrow, and two weeks of winter break provided a much needed break from thinking about teaching.

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EdTech at School

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

PhET Simulations: John Travoltage

techlearning

January 9th is sure to be a hair raising day as we celebrate Static Electricity Day

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#OneWord

EdTechTeam

It’s no secret that teachers and students enjoy some time away from school, especially during the holiday season.

Classroom Newsletters Go Digital

CUE

I was all about the weekly classroom newsletter as a beginning kindergarten teacher. It had cutesy graphics by DJ Inkers, homework information, tips and tricks for parents, and what I thought was an abundance of resources for my classroom parents.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Preparing students for college and a career is the mission of every public K-12 school system, and this work begins by establishing a strong foundation for success in the early grades.

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.