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.

Best-in-Class Resources–Last Chance to Vote

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last Change to vote for your favorite Tech Ed Tool! Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms.

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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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Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Frontline workforce talent development presents numerous challenges.

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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.

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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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

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.

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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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.

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


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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Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism


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.

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.

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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


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.

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.

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


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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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?

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.


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.

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.

Sparking Curiosity in the Humanities: Data Visualization


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

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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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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.

When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus


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.

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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Syllabus Creation, Or Lack Thereof

Cycles of Learning

I teach at a school with semester long classes. I love it so much. Yes, the pace can be fast, but the ability to completely reinvent yourself as a teacher every semester, rather than each year is legit.

Siftr Lets Students Create Collaborative Image Bank for Learning


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

EdTech at School

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