Thu.Nov 21, 2019

5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities


Virtual Reality (VR) is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s great news out of the recent UNESCO meeting in Paris, where member states unanimously adopted the draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? In October 2017, AdvancEd conducted our five-year district accreditation review. At the conclusion of the review process, we received a couple of recommendations that were spot on and aligned with our district comprehensive needs assessment’s (CNA) overarching needs.

Strengthening connections between home and school can make a world of difference for students

The Christensen Institute

As educators scope out their work during the early ramp-up of the school year, one important item on their to-do list should be building connections with students’ families and learning about their lives outside of school.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

New Environment Sparks New Learning

Education Elements

Education Elements and Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) came together to design an experience for adult learners that would make a difference in their lives as innovative leaders.

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Diminisher Dad Defined – “What are you thinking…?”

Education Elements

Our experience, past success, and hard won wisdom can cloud our perspective on others, especially when they seem to think like we do… Even with a good deal of experience being fortunate to work with and for smart leaders on Multiplier topics for years, I fall into the same trap: thinking those who think like I do actually do.


Mindfulness instruction makes a big impact on learning

eSchool News

Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, a neighborhood whose history of gun violence earned it the moniker “Chiraq,” can be traumatic for students. Many students come to school having witnessed violence or abuse in their lives.

I Took a Break From the Classroom to Help Do Research. It Made Me a Stronger Teacher.


About a decade ago, I felt like I was out of answers about how to help all my students be successful. Admittedly, about 80 percent of them were doing well, but I was having real trouble helping the remaining students gain a firm grasp of math concepts.

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Screen Time Can Help or Harm Youngsters. How Much is Too Much? What are Best Uses?


How Young is Too Young for Screen Time? When They Are on Devices, What Should They be Doing? One of the things that I find disturbing about digital technology is the tendency to cavalierly put. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

Ed tech can transform physical education classes, too

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: Physical education with Jon Szychlinksi is not your traditional gym class.

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How to Organize Class Project Groups to Support Our Students’ Future of Work #WanderlustEDU #FOW


In a gig-based economy our students will find themselves working on asynchronous teams in different geographies, different times, and with different cultures. How then can we prepare them for this workflow

3 essentials in a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Gary Lambert: Wi-fi at home and on the bus. Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area.

The New Google Sites: Top Website Platform for Class Collaboration


Google Sites helps anyone create clean, functional, responsive websites on any topic

EdTech at School

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

Thank you, Michelle Luhtala, for 100 edWebinars and more!

In July 2010, Michelle Luhtala , Department Chair of the New Canaan High School Library, presented her 1st webinar on edWeb. In November 2019, she presented her 100th! Over the course of 10 years, edWeb has presented over 2,200 “edWebinars” that have had nearly 2 million views.

Some important Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a handy visual featuring 8 important Google Drive search tips for teachers. More specifically, you will get to learn how to: search for a more

10 Skills Adolescents Need to Thrive in School


Both parents and teachers will find a refreshing look at how to help middle schoolers thrive in Phyllis Fagell’s Middle School Matters. She provides practical, straightforward advice informed by experience and research, writes middle grades teacher Cheryl Mizerny.

Edgenuity Earns “A” Grade from Florida Department of Education


By partnering with Edgenuity as a virtual program option, schools and districts expand educational options for students while also solving many common challenges

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.

Impacting Children with District-Wide Change


In Team Makers Laura Robb and Evan Robb examine the power of collaboration and the visioning that can empower educators to move away from tired practices and embrace new ideas that help transform schools into active learning centers, says principal and NBCT Rita Platt.

F1 in Schools on Track to Ensure Integrity at the 2019 World Finals


How F1 in Schools raises awareness of STEM and Formula 1 among students around the globe, all outside of the classroom


Educational iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today’s post features some very good iPad apps to use with your dyslexic learners. The first app helps students understand dyslexia through a video comic and subsequent quiz. The second app is more

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The Needed Struggle of Learning

The Principal of Change

I am currently recording some podcast episodes that I am planning to release in January 2020. Honestly, I am frustrated with the process. My mic sounds terrible and doesn’t have that silky smooth radio voice sound that I was hoping.

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.

Nina Wu Shares Insights at SF Design Week

MIND Research Institute

At MIND Research Institute, we know that in order to truly change society's relationship with math and equip the problem solvers of tomorrow, reaching students in the classroom is only one part of the equation.

4 Classroom Activities For Students To Learn Algebra [+ Downloadable Worksheets For Class]


As students master primary mathematical concepts and advance to a new proficiency level, they are introduced to topics like algebra, geometry, and calculus in school.

Do Multiple-Choice Exams Have to be Summative?


Given the popularity of multiple-choice exams, how can one mitigate the exam format’s limitations? We discuss 3 strategies in this blog post

Business Intelligence tool integrations: going beyond the dashboard

Jamf on EdTech

Jamfs Matt Armstrong, Kyle Pazandak and Nick Amundsen explained all of the BI integrations announced at JNUC 2019. Whether Business Intelligence is a strong competency within your organization, or something you are exploring for the first time, there is likely a reporting tool that fits your needs

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.