Wed.Oct 10, 2018

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

School districts across the country are tackling the toughest challenges in education, including kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and school redesign.

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Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:10. School has always been a place to train students for their eventual adult lives.

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Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

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.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

The Future of District Organizations: How Educators Can Be Innovators

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens


Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification.

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.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its new ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies (CT Competencies) during the CSforALL Summit , which followed ISTE's first No Fear Coding Lab , held in Detroit.

5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees


Online degrees are nothing new. Since the late 1990’s, a steady stream of online degree programs have entered the market, including many reputable options from top-tier schools. But in recent years a new type of online degree has emerged, born of partnerships between elite universities and the platforms that support MOOCs, such as Coursera, FutureLearn, and edX.

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Digital Tour of Ancient Egypt Offers Open-Ended Exploration, Learning


Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt Popular game's education mode offers stunning view of ancient world [ Great Sound, Graphics Draw Kids Into Disaster Sim ] Pros: Thanks to a multimillion-dollar budget, this game is polished and detailed in a way few -- if any -- educational games are.

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.

The Flipped Hiring Revolution


One of the most American moments in American literature comes in “Huckleberry Finn,” when Huck fakes his own death to make a clean break from an abusive father, lighting out on his own for a series of adventures. This scene conjures up the national myth of reinvention—that Americans enjoy a certain right to start afresh, becoming who they want to be regardless of their background or whatever baggage they’ve carried in their past. America has always struggled to meet this ideal, of course.

OPINION: Three ways to help students who switch schools midyear

The Hechinger Report

It’s never easy to be the new kid in school, especially if it happens multiple times in a school year and comes with added stress from outside school.

National Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions Hosted by Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation Set to Begin October 15for Schools in 14 States


College and professional football games aren’t the only fall competitions underway. In October, the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation (ISCEF) kicks off the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions (CRCCs) in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

What Can You Expect from a Predictive Wireless Design?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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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.

DIY Professional Learning


Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates.

Create a What Do You Notice Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Use Google Sheets to Guide Class Analysis Every week the New York Times is providing a graph for teachers to use with their students. Using this free activity you can easily include ANALYZE into your lesson plans. The problem with a class discussion can be that not all students can participate in each prompt. “What […]. The post Create a What Do You Notice Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Lesson Design Sheets google sheets spreadsheets

Small District Offers Students Big Possibilities

Education Superhighway

One of the limitations many rural students face is a lack of the same educational opportunities to learn as students in larger school districts. Small school districts typically offer fewer Advanced Placement classes as well as limited opportunities to connect with real-world projects.

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Digital Credentials Summit: Call for Participation


EdTech at School

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

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

Discovery Education

By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC. Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017?

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Follett, Author Kwame Alexander Announce Partnership


Follett and children’s book author Kwame Alexander today announced they have formed a partnership to launch All Books for All Kids , a literacy campaign to ensure all children have access to a wide range of books. The partnership will be formally introduced Saturday (Oct.

Some Helpful Resources for Academics and Research Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last weekend, we spent sometime digging through our resources and decided to create this infographic featuring some good resources for research students and academics. We included what more

Pioneering Georgia Charter Network Taps Potential of Technology to Help At-Risk Students Build Critical Social-Emotional Skills


Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS), a network of schools serving more than 3,000 students ages 14 to 21 throughout North Georgia, today announced a partnership with digital content developer, Odysseyware, to implement an ambitious new social-emotional learning (SEL) program this fall.

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.

5 ways technology can help students develop a strong moral compass

eSchool News

This past July, educators from the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County arrived in the impoverished Mbekweni community in Paarl, South Africa to help open a first-ever library for the 1,500 students of the Langabuya School.

Helping Student Writers Learn to Code Switch


If your students have trouble switching back and forth from informal to formal writing – with all the inherent grammar, punctuation and capitalization problems – you're not alone. Rather than just blame it on technology, Jeremy Hyler is using some tech to fight back.

New Competition Wants to Bring Ethics to Undergraduate Computer Science Classrooms


Much has been said and written about the need to teach ethics in computer science education—especially in light of major controversies such as with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and broader concerns about the intersection of tech companies and politics. And it appears that the tech industry itself wants to see a wider CS curriculum as well. Thirty-five prominent tech leaders—including higher-ups at Instagram, Microsoft and Lyft—announced on Wednesday that they are supporting a $3.5