Fri.Sep 20, 2019

10 quick thoughts on mobile phones in schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A few quick thoughts… Most people realize that mobile phones are actually mobile computers. But many schools that claim to be doing everything they can to get technology into the hands of schoolchildren then ban their students from using the computers that they bring in their pockets every day.

Two reasons why teachers don’t automate their work

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today stand to benefit from using technology to substitute for some of their work.

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25 creative ideas for using mobile devices in school

Ditch That Textbook

Whether you have iPads, Android tablets or a bring your own device policy for students, mobile devices are a great way to engage our students. And the best part is that these devices encourage our students to get up and moving because they are made for using on the go. So how can we utilize […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Teaching ipads in the classroom mobile devices in the classroom teaching with mobile devices

Google Slides: Blackout

Teacher Tech

Black or White Out Your Google Slides Presentation A new feature in Google Slides is while you are presenting you can switch to a black or a white screen. Press B While in presentation mode press the B key to switch to a black screen. Press the W key to switch to a white screen. […].

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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.

Colleges Should Be Building Bridges to Careers, Not Stranded Piers


In perhaps the greatest book in the English language, James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” following the famous rowdy opening where stately, plump Buck Mulligan taunts and tests the moody brooding Stephen Dedalus, Joyce cuts to a quieter moment in a classroom.

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Free Digital Notebook Helps Kids Organize and Track Assignments


Notebook - Take Notes, Sync is a free online and mobile digital notebook that lets students curate original content, web clips, voice memos, and more

20 Ideas for Incorporating Writing In ‘Other’ Subject Areas

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Ideas for Incorporating Writing In Other Subject Areas by Barbara R. Blackburn, PhD and TeachThought Staff Teaching writing is traditionally though of as an ‘English Language Arts’ responsibility rather than viewed as the responsibility of the ‘writing teacher.’ ’ While that’s a longer, more complex conversation (with some truth), hopefully we can agree for now […].


Simple Way to Determine Your Website's Accessibility


The websites of all public schools and schools that receive any federal funding must by law be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities

Mic Check – Kid Booms Comin’ to Fall CUE!


CUE would like to announce Kid Booms at Fall CUE in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) on Saturday, October 19th! Kid Booms are three-minute presentations by students (in grades K-12) – who go on as a SINGLE presenter. Think “mini-TED Talk.”

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.

ReadingIQ Offers Simple Portal to High Quality Digital Reading


ReadingIQ is a digital library app from Age of Learning (the creators of ABC Mouse

Do you assess the process of learning or the product of learning?

The Thinking Stick

As many of you know I recently wrote a peer-reviewed paper with Doreen Keller. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it to you as it’s the foundation, in my mind, how we need to think in a connected world. .

How to Create a Screencast with your iPad Pro

Reading By Example

In developing an eCourse for instructional walks , one part of the curriculum will (hopefully) include screen recordings of me writing out my observations. I have an iPad and a stylus – all I need. No special app required. Screen recording is a function of the iPad Pro.

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Educational Resources for STEAM Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few months ago we published a visual that features 20 websites perfect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum. Today we stumbled upon this interesting resource more

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.

#FactFriday: There are more than 215,000 unfilled IT support jobs in the U.S.


Did you know that demand for computer support specialists is projected to grow 11% from 2016–2026 , which is faster than the average for all occupations? But only 45% of American high schools teach computer science ?

3 ways our district cultivated a data-driven school culture

eSchool News

With a plethora of ed tech tools on the market, more districts are beginning to find ways to implement data into schools.

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Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019. Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.

8 things pushing the growth of game-based learning

eSchool News

Revenue for game-based learning and education is projected to reach more than $24 billion by 2024, according to a new market forecast.

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 Videos That Get Teens Thinking Critically About Media

Graphite Blog

Given the influence of media on our daily lives, it's important to give high schoolers opportunities to reflect on the media they encounter and create, and to think about how their actions online might affect others.

New Teacher Community on Preserving the Planet

As Greta Thunberg sails into New York Harbor, the United Nations holds a Youth Climate Summit , and we witness the first Global Youth Strike for Climate , it has never been more important to provide young people with the best education and most opportunities to study the impact of human activity on the planet, and find solutions to mitigate the causes of climate change, and preserve the diversity of life.

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10 Fun Digital Citizenship Videos for K–5 Classrooms

Graphite Blog

From an early age, it’s important for students to start learning healthy media habits.

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning


We love hearing about the different ways educators use Buncee in their classroom, and what features they and their students are excited about!

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.

5 Quick Video Discussion Activities for Middle School

Graphite Blog

If you're a middle school teacher, you know that positive social skills are just as important as academic skills for young adolescents.

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Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Classcraft, WhiteHat Jr. Raise Funding; Renaissance Adds a New Partner

Marketplace K-12

WhiteHat Jr. raised $10 million in funding, while Classcraft received a $7.5 million investment. Trilogy Mentors, a startup, raised funding in a pre-seed round. And Renaissance has added William H. Sadlier, Inc., as a strategic partner. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Classcraft, WhiteHat Jr. Raise Funding; Renaissance Adds a New Partner appeared first on Market Brief.