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.

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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


Stanford University recently published a study based on over 300 million test scores across 11,000 different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory of student test scores that has ever been published.

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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.

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.

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

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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.

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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ISTE to Acquire EdSurge, in Move to Nonprofit


EdSurge is joining the ranks of nonprofit newsrooms.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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.

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

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.

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.

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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

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

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

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.

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.

CUE Legislative Update – November 2019


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

What's New in Google - October 2019


What's New in G Suite

EdTech at School

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

5 ways to celebrate National STEAM Day

eSchool News

Most children entering kindergarten will have jobs that don’t currently exist, and studies also show that most of these jobs will require STEAM skills.

SchoolTube Offers Video Sharing in Kid-Safe Venue


SchoolTube allows teachers to control the content that students are viewing by removing distracting advertising

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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's Ahead for Turnitin


A message from Chief Product Officer, Valerie Schreiner, on the exciting developments ahead for Turnitin


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.