Thu.May 16, 2019

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

Neo LMS

“Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). For this blog we will be lensing in on the value of using news and entertainment media in the classroom, and how to go about that.

My Story, Our Impact: How BakerRipley Connects Families to Opportunities

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative is thrilled to launch a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation.

What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Do you want to play a game? As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!”

Innovators Creating Prosperity: EarthEnable

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. More than half of Africa’s 1.2

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.

Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools?

EdTech Magazine

Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools? eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:20. What is the current state of digital learning in schools? Our own experiences, both positive and negative, can influence our perspective on this topic.

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New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

CUE

It isn’t all about the technology. In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

Edsurge

About two-and-a-half years ago, staff at the nonprofit crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org began to notice an uptick in teacher requests for resources in which students could “see themselves”—that was the key phrase that kept coming up.

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How to teach empathy & sustainability through global connections

eSchool News

I’ve become incredibly passionate about connecting students globally using technology. I’ve seen the impacts of what this can do for students and the profound impact it can make on these little human beings that we teach!

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Can You Measure the Value of College? New Gates Foundation Commission Will Try

Edsurge

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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.

5 major changes in the future of learning

eSchool News

Five changes have incredible potential to influence the future of learning, according to a new forecast–and we have to embrace these changes in order to understand the challenges and opportunities facing education.

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College Board to Add ‘Adversity Score’ to SAT in Hopes of Promoting Diversity

Edsurge

A story in the Wall Street Journal today brought national attention to a program by the College Board that assigns what the newspaper calls an “adversity score” to students who take the SAT. The score is a number from 1 to 100, where 50 is average.

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6 tips to help your students collaborate on awesome podcasts

eSchool News

OK, I’m listening. A 2019 Edison Research survey reported that 51% of Americans above the age of 12 have listened to a podcast. Interest in podcasts has increased 122% since 2014, with the majority of that increase coming from ages 12-24. Monthly listeners are growing up to 24% a year.

Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich by @jstevens009

Teacher Tech

Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich Guest blog post by John Stevens Think about it… Who asks for extra credit? Who comes running up to the front of the classroom as soon as a project is assigned, asking what they can do to get extra points?

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.

25 Resources to Help You Get Google Certified

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Resources to Help You Get Google Certified appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I spend a lot of time creating Google Certification resources and helping other educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, and even Google Certified Trainer.

Sharing our STEM Career Stories with Girls

MIND Research Institute

Last Saturday morning, MIND Research Institute colleagues participated in a Gaming, Tech and Computer Hardware Career Panel hosted by our friends at Girls Inc. of Orange County. It was Development Day and girls gathered at Santa Ana College to prepare for their externships. The Girls Inc.

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Interview on @EmergingEdTech | Exploring “Tech With Heart” with Stacey Roshan #TechWithHeart #DBCincBooks

techieMusings

I had a chance to sit down with Kelly Walsh , founder of EmergingEdTech , to talk about my new book in this interview: Exploring “Tech With Heart” with Stacey Roshan

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Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it.

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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.

An Interesting Way to Easily Find Email Addresses

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Hunter is a popular Chrome extension that helps you find emails online. We have tried it couple of times and it worked precisely as described. It has also received many positive reviews in Chrome Web.read more.

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Voice and Choice - Dissecting ISTE Standard for Student "Empowered Learner"

Tech Helpful

ISTE Student Standard #1 - Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. The idea of centers is nothing new in education.

5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

The Innovative Educator

When thinking of ways to support those who are legally blind, two supports often come to mind. Guide dogs and Braille. It's no wonder. Guide dogs provide their owners with a sense of freedom, an increased level of confidence, and a feeling of safety.

How To Use IXL: 8 Tips For Using The K-12 Adaptive Learning Platform

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Use IXL: 8 Tips For Using The K-12 Adaptive Learning Platform by TeachThought Staff IXL is a personalized learning platform used by over 400,000 teachers worldwide.

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.

Play4A

Technology Tidbits

Play4A is a relatively new site that I just found out about for Game Based Learning and creating quizzes. This is a great educational tool that teachers can use to easily create games/quizzes that they can then use w/ their students.

How To Help Kids Manage Early Puberty

MindShift

From surging hormones and acne to body hair and body odor, puberty can be a rocky transition for any kid. But girls and boys who start physically developing sooner than their peers face particular social and emotional challenges, researchers find.

A New ‘STEM Opportunity Index’ Maps Openings in the Market

Marketplace K-12

This new online tool about STEM education can help companies pinpoint where there might be opportunities to offer their products and services across the U.S. The post A New ‘STEM Opportunity Index’ Maps Openings in the Market appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Data Mathematics Sales / Marketing Science Education STEM

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Educaplay

Technology Tidbits

Educaplay is an wonderful site for educators to create and share multimedia resources/activities, such as: quizzes, games, puzzles/crosswords, interactive maps, and more. Also, educators can share and use over a 1000 already made educational activities.

EdTech at School

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