Wed.Dec 04, 2019

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my high school teacher forums, as part of the discussion on preparing kids for college and career, we talk a lot about the huge shortfall in applicants for a growing list of tech jobs. Despite robust pay, excellent work conditions, and the value they place on creativity, jobs sit open.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I still remember the storybooks I created when I was younger. They were made by stapling or gluing construction paper over notebook paper and illustrating the pages with crayons and marker.

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How a Prioritization Matrix Can Help Your School District (and Your Next Home Renovation Project!)

Education Elements

After selling our D.C. area home and looking for more than a year to buy what we would call our “forever home,” my husband Mike and I finally closed on our dream piece of property. It checks off all of our boxes. More than an acre of flat, usable yard space for our kids.

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For student-centered learning to work, schools must rethink this key component. Here’s how.

The Christensen Institute

Student-centered learning offers enormous potential to better meet each students’ individual learning needs.

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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.

Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Ditch That Textbook

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class!Google Google Earth calls itself "the world's most detailed globe." It's true! Zoom in to anywhere in the world. Tilt to see the elevation and buildings pop out of the ground. Click on locations to gather […]. The post Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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OPINION: Six ways to nurture high-aptitude math students in under-resourced schools

The Hechinger Report

Far too often, talented math students at schools in low-income communities barely have access to grade-level work, let alone advanced curricula. Common obstacles include high teacher turnover, insufficient resources and overcrowded classes.

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New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

Edsurge

Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion—unless a better offer comes along in the next 35 days. Canvas has the largest market share in the U.S.

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Support for charters in 2020 election comes with a price

The Hechinger Report

At a campaign rally in Atlanta for Sen. Elizabeth Warren , a day after the fifth presidential debate in November, dozens of charter school supporters interrupted Warren’s speech to protest the presidential candidate’s plan to curb charter school growth.

Beyond Bootcamps: How Employers Can Help Nontraditional Learners Succeed

Edsurge

In the last six years the number of students graduating from coding bootcamps has reportedly increased 11-fold, to an estimated 23,043 in 2019. Encouragingly, some of these programs aim to bring more women, minorities, veterans and other underrepresented populations into the tech sector.

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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.

Integrating 1:1 in Active Learning Classrooms

techlearning

Episode #3 of Tech&Learning’s EDUCast series

Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

Edsurge

Learning a new tongue has helped Duolingo grow a horn. For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status.

What’s New for Hour of Code 2019

techlearning

Many of the activities provide tie-ins to subject areas like ELA, Math, Art and Music, Science, and Social Studies, so every educator can find ways for students to participate

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How Digital Curriculum Is Boosting Engagement and Delivering Key Data at This School

Edsurge

When ECO (Environment Community Opportunity) Charter School in Camden, New Jersey decided to implement new math curriculum for all of their students this year, Principal Widelene Desarmes knew they needed a tech-forward solution.

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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.

How to Build Trust with Teachers: 5 Easy Steps for Instructional Coaches

EdTechTeam

Let’s get real. Being an instructional coach can come with many of the same beginning of the year anxieties felt by teachers: Will the students like me? Are they learning? Am I doing a good job? How will I facilitate those crucial conversations?

Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot

Edsurge

With $1.5 trillion in outstanding loans to more than 40 million borrowers, the Federal Student Aid office ought to “provide services on par with world-class financial firms,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Tuesday at the office’s annual conference.

Feds Change E-Rate Rules

techlearning

On Monday, December 3, the FCC issued a Report and Order making significant changes to E-rate rules for Category 2* funding applications.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

Edsurge

A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. and to software products.

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.

Relationships Matter?

Kyle Pace

Of course relationships matter. Has anyone ever regretted investing time and energy in building relationships with students or our peers? Does anyone ever truly think, “Boy was that a colossal waste of time!”? ”?

Modernizing digital technology in education enables teaching and learning innovation

techlearning

Is digital technology having a measurable impact on teachers and learning

December’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

Check out our picks for the top books for educators coming out this month, covering topics like teaching the Finnish way and active learning. The post December’s Top 5 Education Book Releases: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How schools can meet demand for a $4 Billion industry

techlearning

K-12 schools, colleges and universities are scrambling to meet student demand for eSports programs that teach essential career and life skills. Strategic thinking and problem solving are the foundation for competitive eSports, technical careers, and post-graduate success

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.

Choosing the 3rd Button

Adjusting Course

There's power in simplicity. Clarity compels. Change is more likely when complex concepts are distilled into digestible ideas. Meaningful change requires comprehension. Before we try to change something we should attempt to understand it better.

Rural and Low-Income Students to work with Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)

techlearning

Ultimately, the program seeks to enhance the ability of elementary schools and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted students, and meet their special educational needs

Exploring Identity Using Personal Narratives

MiddleWeb

Rural teacher Brent Gilson wants to help his 7-9 students “begin to see the world as it is and can be” before they leave school. His book clubs and writing projects will help small town kids understand more about people “who at first glance do not seem at all like them.”.

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Osmo—An App for Early Education Curriculum

techlearning

Learning from the Digital and Physical Worlds

EdTech at School

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