Thu.Aug 02, 2018

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

On July 16-18, Digital Promise held the fifth annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters18) in Philadelphia, with our co-host the ExCITe Center at Drexel University.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about


If you have spent any time in the ed-tech world you will no doubt have realized that there is a swirling cloud of acronyms that attend the subject, from ISTE, CoSN to NMC and P21. A veritable “alphabet soup”, as my Mom would say.

Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

August 2nd only: Coaching or Mentoring. BOGO — Buy one month; get the second free. Do any of these sound like you? Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens.

Teaching Students to Innovate with Purpose


“Is it going to be on the test?” “How How many points is this worth?” Earlier this school year, my students asked questions like these whenever I introduced a new assignment and, needless to say, it was exasperating.

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.

Making room for grassroots change

The Hechinger Report

The Northern Cass School District in rural North Dakota is doing away with grade levels with the state’s blessing. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

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Would proposed borrower-defense rules help or harm indebted students?

The Hechinger Report

The Capitol is seen in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

FREE: Google Classroom Header Template

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Header for Beta Classes Google Classroom is coming out with a new interface for the Fall (that is all you get on dates.) In the new interface, students go to the new Classwork page to find assignments. You need to sign up for Beta access if you want to see the Classwork page […]. The post FREE: Google Classroom Header Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Why is Digital Curation so Important for Educators in 2018?


Image Source I’ve been working with schools, colleges and universities for nearly 8 years. Working to promote entrepreneurship and digital skills to make young people more employable and teach them. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Free Tools & Resources Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Professional Development _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

This Is One Of The Best Games To Teach Social Studies

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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.

OPINION: Using prime baseball season to strike out summer learning loss

The Hechinger Report

. An unfair game? Some students spend weeks at summer camps sharpening their skills, while other children in high-poverty areas may spend their entire summer off the academic playing field. According to the American Camp Association, the average day camp costs over $300 a week per child.

These educators are using personalized learning to think differently about teaching


The familiar comment on education is that it hasn’t changed in a hundred years. However, pioneering educators have been thinking more critically about what schools should look like and how we can better cater to the needs of all students while keeping in mind the changing requirements of higher education and a new workforce.

An Informal, Vetted, Amplified Set of Issues People of Color at Your Conferences Already Know [Medium]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, I wrote a blog post at Medium that probably ruffles any number of feathers, but if the feathers were better adjusted to their roots, they wouldn't fall off. What's more, it wasn't about any particular conferences.

Want to get struggling readers enthusiastic about reading? Here’s how

eSchool News

With 10 million students in grades K-12 struggling to read, taking those struggling readers from disengaged to enthused may seem like a huge feat. However, doing just one thing to take action can cause a wave of reaction throughout the entire school.

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.

A Video Walkthrough For Civilization VI Beginners

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Video Walkthrough For Civilization VI Beginners by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we love learning through video games, and Civ VI is one of our favorite games to learn with and through.

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Movie Making Site Offers  Abundant Learning Opportunities


Plotagon Education Create animated movies with customized characters and actions Pros: Wide variety of options to customize characters and practice writing while creating a movie.


With a Year Crisis Text Line Data, California Community Colleges Launch Mental Health Program


Several community college campuses in California lack mental health services. But students today are increasingly seeking access to counseling to cope with depression, anxiety and other challenges. Now the country’s largest community college system is turning to technology to connect more students with mental-health services—and to better understand what challenges students are grappling with most.

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Awards of Excellence 2018


Since 1982, Tech and Learning has sought out and celebrated the best in education technology through our Awards of Excellence (AOE) program.

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.

K–12 Districts Prepare Their Infrastructures for the Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Districts Prepare Their Infrastructures for the Internet of Things. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:11. The surge of devices used by K–12 students is putting a strain on school district networks, causing IT teams to consider adopting the Internet of Things. .

3 Steps to Facilitating an Effective Online Meeting


What follows are three steps you can use to ensure an online meeting is effective and meaningful to the participants. This week, I will be moderating my first virtual Hangout with a group of inspired educational leaders from the Tech & Learning Leader community.

Makerspaces Nationwide Face the Question: Can Users 3D Print a Gun?


As a legal fight simmered this week over the legality of creating working guns on 3D printers , libraries and other groups offering access to the technology faced questions from local officials and reporters : Can community makerspaces now be turned into impromptu weapons factories? In some cases, the answer came back a clear 'No' for technical reasons, as the entry-level printers available at some library makerspaces simply aren’t up to the task of fabricating a firearm. Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency


PORTLAND, Ore. August 1, 2018 –, a leader in providing digital literacy curriculum for elementary and middle school students, today announced registration is open for its free Tech Readiness Quiz.

EdTech at School

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

An Informal, Vetted, Amplified Set of Issues People of Color at Your Conferences Already Know [Medium]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, I wrote a blog post at Medium that probably ruffles any number of feathers, but if the feathers were better adjusted to their roots, they wouldn't fall off. What's more, it wasn't about any particular conferences. In fact, the people who prompted me to curate the list weren't even part of any official conferences I attended. Based on the responses, this seems to have resonated. For example: #4?—?We’re We’re trying to learn just like y’all.

Developing Growth Mindset in Students


Believe you can, and you’re half way there – Theodore Roosevelt. Intelligence is a grossly misunderstood trait. While some believe you’re stuck with the intelligence you were born with, others have learned that intelligence, just as any other trait, is not rigid, and can be improved.

Transdisciplinary Learning: The Power of Making to Help Stories Come Alive


In the last six weeks of school our year four team of teachers did the unthinkable – we decided to start an entirely new literacy unit with the expectation of students completing and publishing an original fairytale, a completed piece of coding, and a creative art sculpture. Any teacher knows that the countdown to the end of school is manic, to say the least, but this project truly tested our limits.

3-Bullet Thursday [Microbits. The War of Art. Video Feedback]

Cycles of Learning

My top three strategies, ideas, or tools of the week! ​ Interested in learning more about an incredible STEM device (and flexible programming interface) to help transform young learners into inventors ? Click here and here to learn more about the "Microbit".

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.