Thu.Feb 27, 2020

What Really Engages Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Wolpert-Gawron talks about current research From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Heather Wolpert-Gawron surveyed over two thousand students from every US state and type of school to find out what engages them in learning.

AR is here. Is your classroom onboard?


Augmented Reality (AR) is more and more present in a variety of domains. Education is one of them. And this is not surprising since the current generation of students have lived all their lives surrounded by technology and always in contact with it.

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5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea

The CoolCatTeacher

Jody Stallings shares the facts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some districts and schools use test scores to hold teachers “accountable.” ” But what if this practice is hurting the very kids it is trying to help.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Often, the most powerful learning happens when students explore different perspectives, step outside of their typical environments, and are exposed to new ways of doing and thinking.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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!

In emerging markets, integrate integrate integrate

The Christensen Institute

Why would the head of a food company know more about generating electricity than food production? That’s one of the questions I asked in my first meeting with Deepak Singhal, CEO of Tolaram Africa, after he told me that he knew more about electricity generation than food.

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Make mergers of colleges strategic and mainstream, not desperate and a last resort

The Christensen Institute

According to a new book, Strategic Mergers in Higher Education , it’s well past time for college leaders to view mergers as “a tactic to be considered proactively, deliberatively, and without fear.”. The book’s authors, Ricardo Azziz, Guilbert C. Hentschke, Lloyd A. Jacobs, and Bonita C.

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An Updated Guide To Robust PBL For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Robust PBL includes an authentic audience that includes making it public but also bakes in an important lever for Craftsmanship and Rich Inquiry. The post An Updated Guide To Robust PBL For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?


In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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By suspending protesting students, what lessons are Syracuse University leaders teaching?

The Hechinger Report

Last week, Syracuse University administrators suspended 30 students who were protesting the institution’s failure to curb bias incidents that have occurred over the past several months. The suspensions were handed down after students refused to leave a campus administrative building.

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.

Tips and Tricks for Spring CUE: Know Before You Go


Last year, I attended my first Spring CUE Conference in Palm Springs. Although I had heard about the spring conference for several years prior to my first attending, I didn’t know what it was really about until I stood there in the lobby of the convention center last year, soaking it all in.

What Public School Teachers Want: Less Disruption


It’s a novel idea to consider what teachers want in this time of disruption and corporate education reform, which have by most measures failed our public schools. Teachers have been gagged, muted and forced to wear our poker faces when we speak with parents about their children.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts.

With more students demanding action on climate change, teachers try to keep up

The Hechinger Report

Noah Canton teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade science at Hillcrest Elementary in Oakland, California. This past fall, his students endured wildfires, hazardous air and power shut offs.

EdTech at School

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

When Colleges Sign ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Deals, Can Students and Professors Opt Out?


When colleges sign deals with publishers to sell digital textbooks and homework systems directly to students, they’re required by federal regulations to offer those materials at discounted prices.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 197 Are We Teaching Reading Wrong By Omitting Knowledge?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 197 Are We Teaching Reading Wrong By Omitting Knowledge?

How to Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post, I will show you how to edit Microsoft Office files in Google Drive! This is the best of both worlds!

The Evolution of Citation on Twitter and Facebook


?How citation methods for Facebook and Twitter have evolved and will continue to grow

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.

Viewsonic: How To Start an Esports Team


Viewsonic’s advice on school gaming

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 197 Are We Teaching Reading Wrong By Omitting Knowledge?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Natalie Wexler about her new book, The Knowledge Gap, which examines what elementary literacy instruction currently looks like, how it evolved to this point — and how it can be changed so that all students receive a meaningful, rigorous education.

BETT 2020: In Review


BETT 2020: A retrospective look at what happened during one of the biggest edtech conferences in the world with Jeni Long and Sallee Clark, aka. Jenallee

Being Driven by Actionable Data

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

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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.

Jamf Connect is now multilingual

Jamf on EdTech

Jamf Connect is now available in French, German, Japanese and Spanish


5 common insights from state education leaders

eSchool News

I remember when State Education Agencies (SEAs) primarily focused on compliance. However, with the U.S. Department of Education taking a step back from leading on educational initiatives, more and more we’re seeing SEAs working harder than ever to ensure all students have access to quality education.

5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a DRaaS Provider

EdTech Magazine

K–12 districts collect massive amounts of data — and face countless threats against it. Complete data loss would be a true disaster. In addition to a disaster recovery plan, Disaster Recovery as a Service can help ensure continuity of operations. Here are key questions to ask when choosing a DRaaS provider

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The Evolution of Citation on Twitter and Facebook


?How citation methods for Facebook and Twitter have evolved and will continue to grow

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.