Tue.Jan 21, 2020

5 Edtech tools to try out this year


Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning.

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Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. There is a growing body of research that points to coaching as a powerful way to support teacher effectiveness. As such, coaching is becoming more prevalent in schools and districts in the U.S.,

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3 tips for innovating in healthcare with 2020 vision

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yet healthcare—while in many ways moving forward—seems to be stuck at a crossroads. Compared to other countries, the US continues to have the highest spending and some of the worst outcomes. .

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How It’s Done: Tech’s Gone Country - AR/VR in Rural Ed


One rural district opened the world to their students using augmented and virtual reality elements to enrich core subjects and prepare them for the future


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.

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

TeachThought - Learn better.

The key question of the Wisdom side is, "What's worth understanding?" and the key question of the Experience side is "What's worth doing as a result?". The post Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models

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Speakeasy Session Speakers Announced for Spring CUE 2020


Cue is excited to announce six dynamic Speakeasy Sessions at Spring CUE 2020! These premier sessions with some of the biggest names in education are limited to just 15 participants per session. Level Up at Spring CUE for your chance to join one of these exclusive events!

STEAM with the silent A

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Paul Gordon and Jesus Huerta, fifth-grade teachers in Palm Springs and El Centro, California. Paul and Jesus host the #3dprintedu Twitter chat and have a website full of 3D printing resources at easyas123d.org. You can connect with them on Twitter at @TeachtheTech and @jesush1979, More and more we see schools creating STEAM […]. The post STEAM with the silent A appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Creativity Guest Blog

Students Face a Troubling Skills Gap Around Career Readiness. We’re Fixing It With Data.


In early 2018, when I took over as superintendent at Garland ISD, which is located near Dallas, we were invited to join the steering committee of a community initiative dedicated to tackling a troubling skills gap.

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Three Simple Tech Tools to Make Math Thinking Visible, featured in @MindShiftKQED #TechWithHeart


I’m so excited to share this article written by MindShiftKQED ’s Katrina Schwartz highlighting the best of my presentation last summer at the November Learning BLC Conference where I talked about making math thinking visible. Three Simple Tech Tools to Make Math Thinking Visible

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.

How Stretching to Pay for College Is Altering Middle Class Life


In an unusual study on student debt, New York University anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom interviewed more than 160 people—students and parents—and got them to open up their financial books and talk about the toll of paying for college.

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Add a Checkbox to Your Google Form Data

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Insert a Checkbox One of my absolute favorite things is inserting checkboxes into a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I really don’t know how I lived my life without this feature. It’s so easy and useful!

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Chromebook Preview: Flipping Out in the Classroom


Acer’s TravelMate Spin B3

Future of Edtech Shines Bright at FETC 2020

MIND Research Institute

JiJi and colleagues from MIND Research Institute traveled to Miami on January 14-17 for FETC 2020 , the Future of Education Technology Conference.

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.

Curated Content Decreases Teacher Planning Time


Teachers love the new curated content channels


Effective School Leaders Are Guided By Values


To be the education leaders our society needs, operational expertise and pedagogical know-how are necessary but not enough, says author and mentor principal Toni Faddis. It’s by walking our ethical line and adhering to core values that we’ll achieve our school missions.

Over 40 STEAM Resources: Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020


STEAM brings out the skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication that are so important


edWeb to Compete in ASU GSV Global Competition


edWeb.net was announced as one of the Elite 200 companies who will compete in the GSV Cup and will now present at the 2020 ASU GSV Summit.

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.

Acer Announces the TravelMate Spin B3 Convertible Notebook for K-12 Classroom


Acer today expanded its line of TravelMate notebooks with the convertible TravelMate Spin B3 and clamshell TravelMate B3, devices intended for the K-12 education market. The portable 11.6-inch notebooks are designed for use both in and out of school  

PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend

Marketplace K-12

Investments in preK-12 ed-tech products around the globe have fallen dramatically, year over year, according to recently released research. The post PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend appeared first on Market Brief.

Acer Chromebook 871 Introduced


The new Acer Chromebook 871 (Chromebook 712) was designed for the education environment and features a durable design (MIL-STD 810G, mechanically anchored keys, spill-resistant keyboard, certification of two leading toy safety specs) and the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to provide students with the performance they need for coding, video editing and more. Additionally, the 12-inch display has 3:2 aspect ratio for better vertical viewing and less scrolling. The Acer Chromebook 871 (Chromebook 712) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD $329.99.  

When Teens Share Tech Skills With Seniors, Both Can Feel More Connected


The United States now has 46 million people age 65 or older. That’s a record number, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. More of these senior citizens are adopting technology, but most also say they need help using new electronic devices such as smart phones.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

FETC 2020 Touts Esports, Experts and Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

The 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference is once again offering an opportunity to start the new year learning about the latest educational technology as well as related trends, strategies and best practices related to teaching and learning. . This year, the event will be held Jan. 14 to 17 in Miami.

7 strategies to improve vocabulary instruction

eSchool News

Two-thirds of students in the U.S. are struggling with reading and the gap is widening, according to recent NAEP testing.

Leverage Technology to Support Learning Any Time and Anywhere

EdTech Magazine

When you imagine a modern classroom, what do you see? Are there rows of forward-facing student desks? Is there a lectern or a teacher’s desk at the front of the room? Increasingly, that’s not the reality. Educational technology and emerging workforce trends are key reasons why. Instead of sitting quietly in rows of desks, students are encouraged to move around and collaborate in groups.

4 ways school counselors can use tech to support students

eSchool News

Between my years as a high school counselor and current role as a school counselor specialist for the Arizona Department of Education, I’ve become familiar with the changes and challenges that school counselors across the U.S. are facing.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.