Mon.Jan 28, 2019

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others.

Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yesterday I blogged an update on the 7-day Innovation Academy that we are conducting for 72 school leaders in North Dakota. Today I thought I’d share that we are about to launch a new initiative in Virginia.

How to Design Professional Development that Turns Your Users Into Repeat Customers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Use these four questions as a guide to make sure your PD offerings fit the needs of educators and will inspire product loyalty. The post How to Design Professional Development that Turns Your Users Into Repeat Customers appeared first on Market Brief.

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Ditch those sub plans

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers never realize how much work they do, until they have to write sub plans! Isn’t that the truth? I used to spend hours writing sub plans, detailed, step-by-step plans. And then I would pray the substitute would follow them. Once our school began going digital, I started changing the way I planned for a […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital sub plans edtech educational technology sub plans teaching

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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.

Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Frontline workforce talent development presents numerous challenges.

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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Need Evolved Security Protocols to Thwart Next-Gen Hackers

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Need Evolved Security Protocols to Thwart Next-Gen Hackers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:07. Hackers are evolving at a rapid pace, organizing into complex organizations designed to breach networks of all sizes. . “It

Immigrant students once barred from sports can now play in Louisiana

The Hechinger Report

Cohen students watch as the school’s boys team squared off against KIPP Renaissance in late September. Neither school has an officially sanctioned team, so they play six-on-six matches in a club league every Saturday. Photo: Casey Parks/The Hechinger Report.

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:02.

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Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

Hermenegildo Rubio stands with his children (from left) Abby, 16, Adam, 10, Danny, 20, and Noemi, 13, in the living room of his Honey Grove home. Photo: Kate Kilpatrick for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Amplify Announces Launch of New Integrated mCLASS® Early Literacy Suite

techlearning

OPINION: ‘If we don’t act now, working-class Americans will keep slipping economically’

The Hechinger Report

One of the central promises of education in America is the opportunity to cultivate the knowledge and skills we all need to get good jobs, pursue careers and live productive lives.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

Edsurge

I find it baffling that in 2019 I still have to explain why it’s important to play with students, especially when Fortune 500 companies are gamifying their workplace and their customer outreach, profitable gamer-culture on YouTube is on the rise and colleges have eSports teams.

Immigrants learned English in half the time when they were held back in third grade

The Hechinger Report

In a large scale study of 40,000 English language learners in Florida, those who were held back in third grade learned English substantially faster and took more demanding classes in subsequent years. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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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.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

In 2018 we witnessed a clash of titans as government and tech companies collided on privacy issues around collecting, culling and using personal data. From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public.

Schools should not be battlegrounds for Trump’s fake war

The Hechinger Report

We’ve all seen images of migrant caravans comprised of thousands of asylum seekers from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador making their way to the U.S. to find refuge from the poverty and violence in their home countries.

The ABCs of SEL (or, the Impact of Social-Emotional Learning)

Edsurge

Historically, students have been evaluated primarily on the basis of test scores and subject matter mastery. These factors remain relevant, of course. But now that we can better measure facets of SEL, how can we integrate data from students' social-emotional lives with data from their academic lives to better understand and support the whole child?

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Sparking Curiosity in the Humanities: Data Visualization

techlearning

By finding a visualization, downloading it, removing specific information (titles, legends, keys, etc.) and displaying it to students, questions emerge

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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.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.

Edsurge

For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. These virtual realms have become the latest hotspots where parents, teachers and guardians attempt to reinforce safe, positive and responsible behaviors online. That can sound like a daunting challenge. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

NOME, Alaska — Before they got down to business for the day, students in Devin Tatro’s social studies class were offered a quiet moment of self-reflection: On this golden fall afternoon at Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School, were they feeling chipper, distressed or somewhere in between?

5 steps to successfully run a student-led tech team

eSchool News

One-to-one device initiatives have exploded in popularity and have dramatically changed the classroom environment.

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Reflections in Blended Learning - January 2019

Class Tech Integrate

Topics in the reflection include: Consumption vs Contribution Kahoot SAMR SeeSaw Class Dojo Class Flow. oneword2019 class dojo contribution edtech gamification Google Classroom seesaw

EdTech at School

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

When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus

CUE

I recently introduced an activity in my 2nd-5th grade classrooms that involved making mosaic art via Google Drawings. It was a great activity that I first saw on Eric Curts’ blog, Control Alt Achieve.

U.S. continues to slip behind other countries in percentage of population with degrees

The Hechinger Report

This audio story about the American Graduation Initiative ten-years later is based on a story produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up here for Hechinger’s higher-education newsletter.

5 things standing between K-12 schools and innovation

eSchool News

Sustaining and scaling innovation is one of the top hurdles K-12 district leaders face as they strive to bring new and bold ideas to education, according to a new CoSN report.

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Siftr Lets Students Create Collaborative Image Bank for Learning

techlearning

Siftr allows students and teachers to contribute geotagged images to digital collections called "Siftrs

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.

Write The Book You Want Them To Read

Fractus Learning

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” That one belongs to Gandhi. No doubt a tall order. So close to some spiritual truth, it’s hard for it to mean anything concrete to most […]. Books

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MERGE Announces New AR/VR Learning Platform, Windows 10 Support and Ambassador Program at 2019 FETC Expo

techlearning

MERGE announces a new AR/VR learning platform, Windows 10 support for the MERGE Cube, and an educator Ambassador program at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Expo

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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!