Tue.Sep 25, 2018

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction.

BYOD 394

Flexible Seating: Before and After

The CoolCatTeacher

Justine MacKinnon on episode 368 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fourth-grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth-grade classroom.

Why Coaching Matters

Digital Promise

Quality of classroom instruction and the degree to which students are provided with powerful opportunities to learn determines the effectiveness of schools. Effective teachers make the question “Why?” a classroom mantra to support a culture of reasoning and justification.

Report 312

What Devices are Used in the K-12 Classroom?


Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more common tools like interactive white boards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. But just how widespread is device use? Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

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.

The Power of Local and National Community Connections

Digital Promise

Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are local communities of practice that bring together educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and other community stakeholders (families, local government, nonprofits) to support innovative teaching and learning in their region.

More Trending

Sharing the First MY World 360° Playlist at the UN General Assembly

Digital Promise

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:37. Chances are, if you’ve heard about a student hacking a computer or network , it probably wasn’t good news. But there is a flip side to the phenomena.

Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment


The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. With that mindset, some students measure high while others do not measure up. While that seems pretty cut and dry, it can be problematic. The students who measure high tend to always measure high.

Check Out the Google Slides Yearbook Online Course with @jentechnology

Teacher Tech

Learn How to Make Your School Yearbook in Google Slides A Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott, @jentechnology Register for the Online Course Register with EdTech Team The Problem with Traditional Yearbooks Are your school hallways plastered with posters screaming “BUY YOUR YEARBOOK”?

Course 107

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.

How Star Trek can help you remember this fundamental principle of Disruption Theory

The Christensen Institute

I confess: I’m a Trekkie. Not the Klingon-speaking, convention-going variety. But Mr. Spock was my first crush, and I’ve seen nearly everything released by the franchise. And when, working in small business lending, I had to make up a company name to be embossed on my “management plastic”—a new credit card issued to employees for pre-launch testing—I proudly chose the Prime Directive.

Check it Out! CheckMark Extension for Efficient Grading.


Like many English teachers, I’ve spent hours grading essays. CheckMark. It started on paper, with writing in any available space. Days and sometimes weeks later came the aftermath: “Hey Ms. Pero, what’s this say?”

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time

Ditch That Textbook

Time is precious. As educators we need all the time we can get. With keyboard shortcuts, you can increase your efficiency and decrease the time. It’s a win-win! In this episode, I discuss some of the more commonly known shortcuts and dig into some of the lesser-known, yet incredibly helpful ones. This week’s episodes of […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod edtech educational technology keyboard shortcuts

EdTech 134

10 Steps to Creating Personalized Learning Plans for Students [Infographic]


Personalized learning plans (PLPs) can be powerful tools for nurturing students' growth and empowering them to take an active role in their learning and development. What isn't always so clear is how one goes about creating a PLP for students. Creating PLPs for each student can be a daunting task, but our 10-step guide will guide you through the process from start to finish. Click here to view the full infographic. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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.

Colorado Schools Receive $15k Tech, Innovation and STEM Awards


Two educators from Colorado Springs District 11 won The Succeeds Prize 2018 for Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning during a celebration honoring Colorado public schools and educators.


Why Giving Kids a Roadmap to Their Brain Can Make Learning Easier


Three years ago, Phila had never touched a computer. Soon after joining our after-school program and being exposed to the likes of Code.org and programming lessons on Khan Academy, he started showing up at 7 a.m. on Saturdays to cram in two hours of lessons prior to class time. Three years later, he’s developed two apps and started a coding club to mentor younger students. The first time I showed Lizzy a video about plastic pollution in the ocean, she cried.

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.


“With great power comes great responsibility.” All the MCU fans out there know that this phrase was first used in the 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 issue and then later by Uncle Ben in the 2002 Spiderman movie. But history nerds know that different versions of the phrase have been around for much longer.

A Tiny Thanks Goes a Long Way — in Helping Students Forge Social-Emotional Connections


When was the last time you said thanks? Expressing gratitude with that one word may seem commonplace, perhaps even an afterthought. But research suggests that we say “thanks” much less often that we presume. The Australian researcher who led the study found that those who helped others were thanked in just one of 20 instances. That’s not the case at Leadership Public Schools, a network of urban charter high schools in California, where gratitude is woven into the schoolwide culture.

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.

5 Common Ingredients of Math EdTech

MIND Research Institute

When it comes to finding a good math learning software, it’s trickier than first meets the eye. Every solution is labeled with the latest buzzwords regarding the program’s features, but how can educators actually identify what works?

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice


Playing games in the classroom is not a new concept. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. But what goes into building a game-based learning startup—or any edtech startup? At the Intentional Play Summit, a conference focused on the intersection of gaming and education in Mountain View, Calif., three entrepreneurs described what it takes to become successful in that space.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Bonnie Marks


Do you ever feel like doing more to affect change in California? Bonnie Marks is going to give you the chance. At Fall CUE, she will be sharing how CUE is working for you, and what you can do to be a part of it. You can make a difference by being an advocate for […].

Nonprofit Arm of Salesforce Donates $15.5-Million to San Francisco and Oakland Schools


Salesforce.org, the nonprofit division of Salesforce, today pledged to give $15.5-million to two California school districts to bolster computer science education, train teachers, teach math in innovative ways and support projects to encourage mindfulness. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced the donation during the annual ‘Dreamforce’ conference in San Francisco. Since 2013, Salesforce.org has donated more than $50 million to the two Bay Area school districts. Last year, it donated $12.2

EdTech at School

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

Check Out the Google Slides Yearbook Online Course with @jentechnology

Teacher Tech

Learn How to Make Your School Yearbook in Google Slides A Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott, @jentechnology Register for the Online Course Register with EdTech Team The Problem with Traditional Yearbooks Are your school hallways plastered with posters screaming “BUY YOUR YEARBOOK”?

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education


Entrepreneur Steve Blank has served as a founder, investor and even in the air force. But there’s another title he’s is known for: professor. Blank has earned a reputation among budding and veteran business leaders alike as the father of the Lean Startup movement, a business philosophy that popularized startup concepts like “pivoting” and “minimum viable product.” Disclosure: Blank is an investor in EdSurge.)

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring John Miller


John Miller weaves tales throughout his History class using Minecraft. In Episode 26 of TLC Ninja, John describes the impact using Minecraft has had with his students: high engagement and expressive writers.

Google 113

How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document


Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class.

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.