Wed.Nov 06, 2019

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together.

A Year on the Road: 3 Factors for Successful Educational Change

Education Elements

“What’s it like in other schools? In other districts? In other states?” After eight years in the classroom as a math teacher and another seven as a school leader, I transitioned into a role at Education Elements just over a year ago in part because I wanted answers to those questions.

How Students Respond to Digital Media in the Classroom


In an increasingly digital age, adults aren’t the only ones affected by technology. Digital media has a tremendous impact on young minds — in fact, it’s transforming the education system itself. Gone are the chalkboards and allergy-inducing erasers of old classrooms.

Diamonds aren’t forever, but there’s still hope for Botswana

The Christensen Institute

In 1966, when Botswana gained independence from Britain, it was the world’s third poorest country. With a GDP per capita of around $70, a population of just over half a million people, and the fact that it was landlocked, Botswana’s economic prospects were very poor.

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.

4 Principles of Early-Stage Ed-Tech Startup Hiring

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The co-founder of Swing Education says startups should prioritize shared values and look for confident decision makers when recruiting new employees. The post 4 Principles of Early-Stage Ed-Tech Startup Hiring appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Hiring Startup

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Actively Learn - resources for middle and high school ELA, science, and social studies teachers, including interactive text and video assignments as well as PhET sims.

Educational Technology Guy

Actively Learn is an excellent resource for teachers and students, providing middle and high school teachers in ELA, Science and Social Studies, resources to help their students. Resources include interactive text to help reading comprehension, videos and simulations from PhET.

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Three Strategies for Using Technology to Support Social-Emotional Skill Development

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke.

PBLWorks Introduces PBL School Leader Networks - a Support Program for Schools Implementing Project Based Learning

Educational Technology Guy

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. By Kenna McHugh. Since its inception over 33 years ago, Reading Horizons focus is building the awareness of their educational products that center on the Reading Horizons Method.

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.

CUE Welcomes New Marketing Strategist


On Monday, November 4, CUE welcomed Mercedes Maskalik aboard to lead the organization’s marketing, communications, and social media strategy.

Keep Wi-Fi 6 in Mind When Planning Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Keep Wi-Fi 6 in Mind When Planning Network Upgrades. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:58. The next generation of Wi-Fi is on the horizon, with big implications for K–12 education.

CUE Legislative Update – November 2019


The post CUE Legislative Update – November 2019 appeared first on CUE, Inc. Legislative Advocacy News Advocacy

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional


The university is often portrayed as a place where young men and women loaf freely on a soft, grassy quad under a noble bell tower. Lecture halls and dormitories circle them, busy with faculty members and students coming and going on campus.


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.

STUDENT VOICE: Building things made my education feel relevant

The Hechinger Report

The problem with tests is that you’re expected to know the answers. I know that sounds strange.

ISTE to Acquire EdSurge, in Move to Nonprofit


EdSurge is joining the ranks of nonprofit newsrooms.

How to apply learning principles in classrooms using Linways Academic Management System

Linways Technologies

We’ve been discussing learning principles in our blogs and videos for some time now. our goal is to help educators and education providers to be able to offer meaningful education experience to the students.

What EdSurge Will Write About in Its Next 500 Newsletters


BURLINGAME, Calif. From a perch on the second floor of the hotel where we’re running the EdSurge Fusion conference , I can see dozens of groups of people. Some cluster, talking and gesturing with coffee cups or cell phones. Others lean forward, listening to each other. Listening intently.

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.

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach

TeachThought - Learn better.

While screen time certainly matters, focusing only on time is like developing a literacy program that focuses only on 'minutes read.'. The post Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Experienced Teacher Terry Heick Trending

FETC Partners with Future Ready Schools to Align Content to Digital Learning Framework


FETC has announced a partnership with Future Ready Schools

Test Anxiety Tips To Help Your Child Succeed

Fractus Learning

Test Anxiety – How To Help Our Kids Manage While very few people actually like taking timed tests, the experience is much worse for some. It’s been estimated that approximately 30% of people experience a least […]. Miscellaneous

How one Navajo Nation high school is trying to help students see a future that includes college

The Hechinger Report

Chinle High senior Cooper Burbank shooting hoops with his younger brother. Burbank hopes to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. Photo courtesy of Caitlin O’Hara. Nachae Nez is a basketball star at the largest high school on the Navajo Nation, 17.5

EdTech at School

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

How Does Meeting Basic Needs Affect Learning?

Where Learning Clicks

Before real learning can take place students’ basic needs must be met. When this doesn’t happen, what can educators and others do to help? The post How Does Meeting Basic Needs Affect Learning? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

As Republicans stress political fiction over facts, students’ math and reading scores fall

The Hechinger Report

Last week, the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for mathematics and reading in the fourth and eighth grades.

The Problem with Principals who Used to Read

Adjusting Course

Sometimes I write to reflect and other times I write to share an idea. Today is different. Today I'm writing to dialogue about something I saw on social media recently. Last week, Donnalyn Miller shared something that caught my attention.

What's New in Google - October 2019


What's New in G Suite

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.