Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Use your school Google account to get 22 free Microsoft apps

Ditch That Textbook

Did you think Microsoft Office 365 was paid? Or your school Google account meant it was off limits? There's good news! Your school Google account can get you access to 22 Office 365 apps for free. Here's how.For a long time, it's seemed like there were two big camps in educational tech -- the Google […]. The post Use your school Google account to get 22 free Microsoft apps appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Today is National STEM/STEAM Day! Here are some great resources

Educational Technology Guy

STEM/STEAM Day falls on November 8. There’s no way around it: children are significantly better off with strong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills. That’s why STEM and STEAM education programs are so important.

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Improving School:Home Communications With @IFTTT

The Web20Classroom

Recently, I was talking with a few school administrators on how they could better communicate with their parents and the community. One obstacle that many schools and districts face is figuring out the most effective ways to ensure all are well informed and have all the information.

Defeat Autopsy Feedback

Teacher Tech

No Matter What Way You Cut It; Autopsy Feedback is Less Effective As soon as a student thinks they are done with something it is like they are coated in Teflon. They have mentally moved on to the next thing. When they get their feedback back tomorrow, 3 days from now, next week, in 3 […].

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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.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

techlearning

I believe that collaboration is a major key to learning. I feel that learning in the group is so much more powerful and productive then learning in isolation.    To hear students talk with each other as they cite important learning standards is exciting to see. 

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Mathletics: All-In-One Platform Provides Top Quality Math Teaching Resources

techlearning

Mathletics is an all-in-one teaching, learning, and reporting platform for mathematics

Q&A: Steve Langford on Equalizing Student Access to the Web and Tech

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Steve Langford on Equalizing Student Access to the Web and Tech. shauna.miller_miJ5. Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:29. Inequities in student access to reliable internet service and personal technology are not insurmountable. School districts can improve digital equity through investments, partnerships with businesses and national grants, says Steve Langford, CIO of Beaverton School District in Oregon. He should know. He’s seeing that process work for students in his district.

EduCon 2020 Sessions Announced

techlearning

Sessions for EduCon 2020 can now be viewed on the EduCon website at educonphilly.org.

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The Ups and Downs of a Reading Life

Reading By Example

As I was going up the public library stairs to pick up my son, another district staff member was coming down. He had a stack of books in his hands. He later shared with me that he had not been reading as much as he would like to lately. “It’s

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.

Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers – Edgewater High School

ExcelinEd

“I came to a realization about how much manufacturing can cost and how many variables there are.” . That was not the answer I expected to hear while talking to Benjamin, a junior at Edgewater High School in Orlando.

8 Essential 21st Century Skills Your Students Need

Prodigy

The year is 1999. Cellphones are clunky, Napster has been launched, the Matrix was just released, and the euro is created.

Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

MindShift

There’s new evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys. A study of 104 children from ages 3 to 10 found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic math tasks, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science of Learning.

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How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

Plagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense. Although most people know it from high school and college, it is not only a form of academic indecency. It is in fact the intellectual equivalent of stealth. Plagiarism has many manifestations, as it can concern anything one can invent or create. The year 2019 has a new set of the most interesting cases of plagiarism, and we collected them here. The root of evil.

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: STEM employment has grown 79% since 1990

ExcelinEd

We’re celebrating National #STEMday ! Learn how businesses, education leaders and policymakers can transform education to address our nation’s skills gap in IT and computer science at ExcelinEd.org.

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12 awesome digital and mobile learning resources

eSchool News

Digital and mobile learning can invigorate a dull classroom, boosting student engagement and motivating students to immerse themselves in learning.

Add YouTube Clips to Google Slides

SpeechTechie

As Google Apps (G-Suite) becomes more ubiquitous in school settings, it becomes more useful for SLPs to tap into the power of these tools.

3 Good Math Learning Apps for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are three good iPad math apps to use with your kids. These are interactive games that will challenge kids mathematical thinking and help them learn basic math concepts (e.g., addition,read more

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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.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

Plagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense. Although most people know it from high school and college, it is not only a form of academic indecency. It is in fact the intellectual equivalent of stealth. Plagiarism has many manifestations, as it can concern anything one can invent or create. The year 2019 has a new set of the most interesting cases of plagiarism, and we collected them here. The root of evil.

4 things you need to know about edtech this week

eSchool News

As we all know, technology is constantly evolving, leading to advancements in edtech. These advancements have a big impact on teaching and learning, on district and school efficiency, and on educators’ ability to personalize instruction for students.

Cod, Tongue Twisters and the Science of Reading

ExcelinEd

Today’s post celebrates everyone’s favorite obscure holiday: International Tongue Twister Day.*. She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Think that’s tough? Try talking through this treacherous tongue twister ten times: Pad kid poured curd pulled cod. You tried it, didn’t you…? When we hear tongue twisters, we immediately want to check whether we can repeat it correctly. Albeit, agonizing about achieving an auspicious attempt. Give it a shot!

Showcase

Technology Tidbits

Showcase is an interesting new site for students to create digital portfolios. What makes Showcase unique, is that it is only for students and educators have no control over the content of what goes in there. Portfolios can contain, images, links, documents, and more.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Salt Crystal Leaves – The Ultimate Fall At-Home Science Experiment!

Fractus Learning

Salt Crystal Leaves is an outstanding fall-themed science experiment for young kids. Imitate the frost on the colorful leaves by dipping real leaves or pipe cleaners shaped like leaves into salty water. The crystals can take a few days to form – so plan ahead! You […]. Science Projects STEM

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Storyboard That for Thanksgiving

Technology Tidbits

Storyboard That the excellent learning tool that educators are using in a wide variety of ways (i.e. project based learning, graphic organizers, timelines, storyboard, etc.).

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