Wed.Oct 09, 2019

Recognizing Skills of Afterschool Professionals with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year. Skilled staff are key to quality afterschool programs that produce positive youth outcomes and meet a critical need for keeping kids safe during out-of-school time.

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Planning a Station Rotation Lesson for Your Math Classroom

Catlin Tucker

Last week in Palm Springs, I had the pleasure of coaching a 9th-grade math teacher. It was exciting to work with a math teacher who was eager to try using the station rotation model in her math classroom. Math instruction tends to be linear with each lesson building on the one before.

Reframing a Paradigm for Professional Development and Learning

Education Elements

How does professional development get labeled in your school or organization? Too often, I hear: boring, unproductive, compliance-driven, not based on my needs or interests. Research on professional development shows that the “drive-by” workshop model does not meet the needs of teachers.

Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 14-18, 2019 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

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.

Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class

Ditch That Textbook

You come to the foot of a mountain and notice a cave. If you want to enter the cave, turn to page 56. If you want to continue up the mountain, turn to page 84. I was in LOVE with Choose Your Own Adventure stories like this as a kid. In these books, the reader […].

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My Team Has a Habit of Reading Books About Habits

Education Elements

Standing in line at Starbucks ready to order my Venti black coffee, I pull out my phone and tap on Twitter even though I just checked it one minute ago. It’s a bad habit that I have, mindlessly opening the app without thinking, and pulling down the page in hopes that it will refresh with new content.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involved the “why”, and this second post provides 15 ideas for the :how”.

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Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels

Edsurge

My first experience as an educator was teaching middle-school mathematics and science in Baltimore. As a teacher, I was interested in the content and had a deep desire to impart my knowledge and enthusiasm to my students.

Questioning their fairness, a record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT

The Hechinger Report

A student works on a sample SAT test during her Kaplan SAT course. Concerns over socioeconomic differences in the results, among other problems, are bringing new scrutiny to standardized admission tests, and a record number of colleges and universities have stopped requiring them.

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.

Are Early Childhood Teachers Happy and Healthy? This Research Study Will Find Out

Edsurge

“I’ve had my knees replaced. It’s some genetic, but also the work I do. I’m up and down, up and down, up and down all the time. I recently had a rib out of place so I went to therapy and was out of work for six weeks because I couldn’t lift.

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5G means smoother virtual reality and a chance for students to birth stars

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Choose as many newsletters as you like. Weekly Update. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. Leave this field empty if you're human: Do you know how a star dies? Jeremiah Triplett does.

Fixing One of the Biggest Accessibility Issues: Color Contrast

techlearning

In this article you'll learn why this is important, what the standard is for color contrast, and how to make content with accessible color contrast

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

Willamette University in Oregon acquired a California theological seminary — and, with it, more enrollment and new programs that can help the school lower per-student costs and improve its competitive advantage.

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.

1 Thing that will Change Your Playlist

Adjusting Course

I was sitting on an airplane this week scrolling through old photos on my phone. A flood of memories filled my mind when I came across this photo. Earlier this year, my wife and I were invited to travel to a Ben Rector concert in Omaha, Nebraska to help celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Vita Blanco at her graduation celebration at a friend’s home in Vancouver, Wash. Alisha Jucevic for The New York Times.

Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom

CUE

Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. In the modern day, it is important to learn skills that will help your students navigate the shift from traditional, old-school technology to newer and more advanced tech.

OPINION: Four ways that educators can help young black students thrive

The Hechinger Report

Years ago, my then-four-year-old son and I were watching Black-ish. As Junior, a character played by Marcus Scribner , was talking on the show, my son said to me, “Daddy, Junior is my favorite character on Black-ish. He’s my favorite character on all the shows.”.

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.

Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom

CUE

Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. In the modern day, it is important to learn skills that will help your students navigate the shift from traditional, old-school technology to newer and more advanced tech.

Stellar Video Communication Tool Earns High Marks From Educators

techlearning

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions

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Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class

Ditch That Textbook

You come to the foot of a mountain and notice a cave. If you want to enter the cave, turn to page 56. If you want to continue up the mountain, turn to page 84. I was in LOVE with Choose Your Own Adventure stories like this as a kid. In these books, the reader […]. The post Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 21 – Erin Woo on Mindfulness

EdTechTeacher

Erin Woo interview for episode 21… The post So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 21 – Erin Woo on Mindfulness appeared first on EdTechTeacher. SWBT Podcast

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EdTech at School

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

Teacher Tips On How to Evaluate Educational Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is one of our popular visuals we published a few months ago featuring some useful tips to follow when evaluating educational apps. This work is based on.read more

BenQ Announces Display and Projector Classroom Solutions at EDUCAUSE 2019

techlearning

BenQ will feature its latest display solutions for higher education institutions at EDUCAUSE, Oct. 14-17, at the McCormick Place West in Chicago

Implementing an effective learner-centered approach for educators and students

eSchool News

Optoma Introduces New Line of High Brightness, Compact Laser Projectors for Professional Installations

techlearning

Optoma’s New 406 Projector Series Offers Lightweight, Compact Size

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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.