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Teaching and reading literature in the digital age

Neo LMS

In an age of digital formats, quick texts (and the associated degradation of spelling and grammar), online content, blogs and posts, many in the education, publishing and library sectors — as well as broader cultural institutions — are wondering and worrying about the future of literature.

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans.

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The 3 things edtech can’t do illustrate why teachers matter now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

We’re swimming in a world of technologies that have huge implications for the future of schooling.

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Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more.

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.

New CUE Executive Director is Named

CUE

The post New CUE Executive Director is Named appeared first on OnCUE. News CUE Executive Director CUE Staff

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. According to the International Labor Organization, more than 130 million workers in Latin America are part of the informal sector.

Seven Facts about the State of Online University Courses in 2019 (Infographic)

EmergingEdTech

Online learning has taken off in the past decade due to the now widespread accessibility of fast speed internet. While online courses were once clunky, text-based and lacked user friendly interfaces, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice

Edsurge

AUSTIN, Texas — Even in elementary school, Luz Annette got into a lot of fights with other girls. In the hallways, in the cafeteria, in the girls’ restroom. Just about every day brought another confrontation. These were not just shouting matches. Luz, who is now in eighth grade, was getting into physical altercations with her classmates. When you get in an argument, you just straight up go and fight,” the 14-year-old says, describing a lesson that was ingrained in her at a young age.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu. With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students.

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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.

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Mary McLeod Bethune with a group of students after resigning as President of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1943. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

Teachable Moments: Connecting With Students In — and Out — of the Classroom

Edsurge

It’s often said that teaching and learning doesn’t always take place in the classroom—some of the most important lessons are learned on the playground, in the street, on the job or somewhere else. The same is true for educators, whose teaching philosophies are often shaped by moments that happened when they weren't in front of the classroom. Sometimes these lessons come from being a parent or coach, traveling abroad or advancing into a new role.

Storytelling with Text Messaging

techlearning

The process is easy; you just copy and paste the appropriate shape to keep the conversation going

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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.

Tencent-Affiliated Family Office Leads $15M Investment in Entangled Group

Edsurge

According to Paul Freedman, the name of his company, Entangled Group , is an homage to the physics research that his late father and a colleague undertook that proved Albert Einstein wrong about the theory of quantum entanglement. Inadvertently, the name could also refer to the many education projects that the company has touched since its start in 2015. Universities and community colleges, foundations and philanthropies, for-profits and Facebook have all sought its advice.

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Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of ideas that convince people that they can change the world? What about students–what kinds of inspiration or knowledge or confidence or vision do they need to believe they can affect real change in their community? […]. The post Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Books

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itslearning Enhances Microsoft Office Functionality

techlearning

“These upgrades are part of our commitment to deeper integration with various teaching tools,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning

5 Basics to Know for Coding

Teacher Tech

Coding with Google Apps Script As a G Suite user you may find yourself wishing… “Why can’t I … in Google Docs/Sheets/Forms/Slides?” ” You can if you know how to code! Go to script.google.com to get started with standalone coding or in Docs, Sheets, or Slides use the Tools menu and choose “Script Editor.” ” This allows […]. The post 5 Basics to Know for Coding appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google

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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.

History is a Bunch of Grass. And We Need to Let Our Kids Play on It.

techlearning

We tell them about history and have them read about history but we never let them experience history

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Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series)

Shake Up Learning

The post Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for a deep dive into meaningful technology integration?

Why Teachers Love Teaching (As Shared by Teachers)

The Principal of Change

I asked the simple question, “What do you love about teaching?” on Twitter the other day. Here are some of the responses: My EAL student (from years ago) whatsapped me yesterday to tell me – quite proudly – that she got a 2 (equivalent to B) on her English test.

Going Beyond “Good Job": 4 Ways to Rethink Student Feedback

Turnitin

In this Turnitin blog post, we explore the kind of feedback students need in order to thrive

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EdTech at School

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

How to Host a Successful Family Engagement Event with MathMINDs Games

MIND Research Institute

MathMINDs Games invites the entire community to come and play math together. These game boards and storybooks are all you need to run a complete family engagement event that combines literacy, math, history, and geography. Host a Successful Family Engagement Event.

Try Fun and Games with Formative Assessment

MiddleWeb

Formative assessment can be fun. Yes, FUN, writes teacher Cheryl Mizerny. How to turn all those frequent checks for understanding into activities students can enjoy? Cheryl shares her go-to's, both tech enhanced and tech free. Why not give Incredible Shrinking Text a try?

3 Online Lesson Planning Resources to Save Teachers Time

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Every teacher needs good quality resources they can use to cover course material effectively. With so many online lesson planning options out there, it can be hard to know which ones to use. The.read more

5 Basics to Know for Coding

Teacher Tech

Coding with Google Apps Script As a G Suite user you may find yourself wishing… “Why can’t I … in Google Docs/Sheets/Forms/Slides?” ” You can if you know how to code! Go to script.google.com to get started with standalone coding or in Docs, Sheets, or Slides use the Tools menu and choose “Script Editor.” ” This allows […]. The post 5 Basics to Know for Coding appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google

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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.

Coming Soon: A Huge Test of Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Classrooms

Marketplace K-12

A project billed as the "first ever state-level rollout of artificial intelligence in schools" will be launched soon in Belgium. The post Coming Soon: A Huge Test of Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Classrooms appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Artificial Intelligence Teaching

Student safety management is more important than ever

eSchool News

Along with students’ increased use of and reliance on technology comes another avenue to detect risks for harmful behavior or violent attacks. School safety management systems can play an integral role in helping administrators stay on top of critical threats.

Follett Introduces ‘Follett Classroom Libraries’

techlearning

Whether for whole- or small-group instruction, or independent reading, each bundled library has been carefully created by Follett’s team of K-12 master’s-level educators with high-interest nonfiction and fiction texts and age level-appropriate texts