Wed.Feb 20, 2019

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch.

Testing Mode Matters

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Taking a test online rather than on paper might hurt students’ test scores — at least at first — according to a study from the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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The Greatest Challenge to School Innovation

Education Elements

When school leaders want to bring innovative practices to classrooms, what's the greatest challenge that stands in their way? Lack of funding? Inadequate in-house expertise?

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The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Before my decade-or-so in education technology, I was a Fortune 500 executive with the responsibility of leading an organization and developing my employees to their greatest potential.

Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention to Advice They Don’t Want to Hear

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

So many startup legends lead us to believe that a single piece of advice—either taken or not—can be pivotal to the success of a company. The post Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention to Advice They Don’t Want to Hear appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog advice decisionmaking Entrepreneurship K-12 Dealmaking mentors

Don’t Look Now but the 21st Century is Behind You!

Education Elements

Five years ago, our team partnered with the Economist Group to conduct a study where we asked business and industry leaders around the world, what were the most critical skills they wanted their employees to possess. You could say the results were more validating than surprising.

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3 Keys to Creating a More Agile School District

Education Elements

In 2012, Google began studying how workers can transform productivity by examining the perfect team. They scrutinized everything from how often they socialize together, to how regularly they communicate, to their personal backgrounds.

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The Digital Gallery Walk: Collaboration on their feet

Ditch That Textbook

Collaboration is cemented as one of the four C’s in education, right along with communication, critical thinking and creativity. When it comes to digital collaboration, one characteristic highlights almost all of our approaches. Sitting. A lot of sitting. The concerns with obesity and Type 2 diabetes are well documented, along with the harmful effects of […]. Ed Tech Teaching digital classroom activities digital collaboration digital student interaction g suite collaboration

How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers

EdTech Magazine

How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:35. It’s no secret that school districts are a gold mine for hackers, who can exploit all of the confidential student, parent and employee data available for financial gain or to assuage a personal grudge. .

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Spotty internet access for rural students limits achievement

eSchool News

Technology and internet access for rural students in some parts of the U.S. is unreliable at best, and this limited access could adversely affect their learning.

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

The Hechinger Report

Arthur Evans III, left, gets homework instructions at the Rosedale Freedom Project from its founder and director of programming, Jeremiah Smith, in Rosedale in early November. Photo: Eric J Shelton for Mississippi Today. ROSEDALE, Miss. —

How to change your school culture on the cheap

eSchool News

If you’ve ever been to a special event, a professional or collegiate game, or even a fundraiser, you likely observed a promoter, DJ, or other variation of a court jester launching promotional t-shirts into the crowd.

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This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

The Hechinger Report

The view from the entrance of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. Standing in front of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in this Atlanta suburb, you can’t help but notice the opulence of the homes that surround it.

An Ed Tech Ground Hog Day Project Based Learning Story

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to my Groundhog Day Posting. I thought I could still do this with it still being February. If you are a fan of PBL, I think you will enjoy my story. This is a true venture into my right brain! You may wonder how I connected groundhogs with 21st Century Learning.

OPINION: Many rural schools have been ‘minimally adequate’ for too long

The Hechinger Report

remember as a young reporter for The State newspaper in South Carolina’s capital, Columbia, driving with a colleague in 1999 to the old Bishopville High School in rural Lee County. The school was still in operation, despite having been condemned.

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Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

Edsurge

It is 8 p.m. and Sam is sitting down for the first time in hours after a long day at school, which was followed by play practice; she is Liesel in the upcoming performance of “The Sound of Music.” After leaving school at 5 p.m., she had a two-hour soccer practice, a brief dinner with her family and a shower. Finally settling in at her desk, she checks Schoology, her school’s learning management system, to see what homework she has for the six classes she will attend tomorrow.

New ways to identify struggling students

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Adults in a school generally know the names of the most at-risk students.

Using Screencasting and Google Slides to Make an Authentic Language Project

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have been lucky to assist a Spanish teacher with a project that she and I feel is very valuable to her second language learners.

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Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

EdNews Daily

Physicians, teachers and psychologists generally agree that spending inordinate amounts of time immersed in computers, smartphones or social media can negatively impact a child’s developing mind and body.

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11 Tips and Tricks That You Should Consider When Selecting Your Next WordPress Theme

TeacherCast

Learn more than 10 essential tips and tricks to plan your next big website redesign and relaunch to get you the desired results you need from your new website.

The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost

Edsurge

Years before phrases like “fake news” and “alternative facts” made their way into the English lexicon, Alan Miller realized that a time was coming when the truth would need defending. It was 2006, and Miller—then an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times—had just spoken to 175 sixth graders at his daughter’s middle school about his job as a journalist and why it mattered.

How to Mirror Your iOS Device (iPhone & iPad) with a USB Charging Cable

techlearning

My personal go-to is a different mirroring process called tethering

Making Equity Visible in Inclusive Classrooms

MiddleWeb

To meet the learning needs of students with diverse abilities in inclusion classrooms, NBCT Elizabeth Stein suggests a focus on equity. She offers four key strategies (with supporting resources) that align specifically with co-teaching strengths and student abilities.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?”

Curriculum-Based Measurement: Top Benefits and Examples

Prodigy

Schools can teach academic skills 24/7/365. However, failing to measure the extent to which students are acquiring these skills can be detrimental to their educational upbringing. That’s why methods such as curriculum-based measurement, or CBM, are vital for student success.

How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative

Edsurge

In some corners of education, personalization is no longer just a buzzword. It’s a bad word. There are many reasons, including a lack of clarity around definitions , a lack of efficacy—because of confusion around the term—and, at some schools, a lack of rigor. Another reason for the concern is that as educators increasingly use digital tools to personalize learning for students, some have struggled to ensure that the environments they create are not isolating.

The Role of Educational Leaders in Sustainable Edtech Initiatives

techlearning

"Small but mighty" is what I called my small rural Massachusetts school district when I recently presented to a leadership team that included district administrators, building administrators and community members.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

Buncee has been a favorite tool in my classroom for the past couple of years. Over this time, we have seen a lot of great updates and new features continually added to Buncee and have enjoyed creating and coming up with new ideas of ways to use Buncee for learning.

What Does It Take To Create A Student-Lead Award Winning Podcast?

TeacherCast

Have you ever wanted to help your teachers bring podcasting into their classroom? Learn how the students behind the @AWCulture Podcast are doing some AMAZING things behind the microphone! The post What Does It Take To Create A Student-Lead Award Winning Podcast? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Educational Podcasting Today Podcaster Spotlight Podcasting Podcasting with Students

Design the Best Online Learning Program You Can (With a Little Help), Part 3

Where Learning Clicks

As edtech continues to advance, the list of ways it can be used grows. Find out other educators have been using edtech to help their students succeed. The post Design the Best Online Learning Program You Can (With a Little Help), Part 3 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.