Tue.Dec 03, 2019

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020


If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents


You may know your ABCs but what about your XYZs, as in generations? It’s so easy to put together a classroom Facebook group or send a school email without a second thought.

Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting.

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.

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Tis’ the season for students to express gratitude and care for others by creating and sending greetings. Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff.

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The Hidden Reason Your School Improvement Strategies Aren’t Working: Chronic Absenteeism


When a student in Joanna Smith's sixth-grade class missed over 30 days of school, Smith worried. Would her student pass the sixth grade? And what if her chronic absenteeism continued throughout school? How would that affect her chances of success in life?

5 Simple Ways That Your Tech Coach Can Create Effective District Wide Online Professional Development


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Are you looking to create online learning courses for your teachers? Check out these great suggestions!

Looking for Post-PISA Answers? Here’s What Our Obsession With Test Scores Overlooks


The latest PISA scores are out. And for those who have closely followed the international test, which is delivered to 15-year-olds in developed countries every three years, the top-line results won’t offer many surprises.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University. Juggling a major in international business and a minor in Japanese, Deas fell behind on her path to graduation until the university offered her a grant to help her make the final sprint. “It It took a burden off my shoulders,” Deas says.

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.

When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment


These days working in a fast-food restaurant or other service-industry job often comes with a new benefit: a college education. More employers at least are offering tuition assistance to workers or even letting them take courses for free.

Bring Parent Communication into the 21st Century


How a single communication app can help a school build relationships and trust (and gets rid of the Friday Folder


Britannica Digital Adds Pear Deck Learning Assets To Social Studies Platform

TeachThought - Learn better.

Britannica Digital Learning, in partnership with the popular education platform Pear Deck, has introduced new tools to its Social Studies platform. The post Britannica Digital Adds Pear Deck Learning Assets To Social Studies Platform appeared first on TeachThought. News Social Studies

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Higher education in India is moving ahead on the global stage.

Linways Technologies

Nation is in the initial stages of “higher education-massification” according to recent reports. India is closer than ever in reaching a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30% in higher education. GER has increased during the last 5 years, from 24.3 in 2014-15 to 26.3 in 2018-19.

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.

Intelligent Tutoring Systems (a Decades-old Application of AI in Education)


While “AIED” may seem relatively new, a deeper look shows us it has been developing for over half a century In the last few years, numerous developments have led to a growing awareness of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation


Excerpted from Building Better Citizens: A New Civics Education for All by Holly Korbey. . A Twenty-first Century Guide to Politics in the Classroom .

Some Helpful Apps for Students with Visual Impairment

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning we went ahead and curated for you this selection of some very good iPad apps to use with blind and visually impaired.read more

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Life at MIND: Our Attitude is Gratitude

MIND Research Institute

One of my favorite authors, Dr. Maya Angelou, was known for her many talents. She was an incredible poet, a talented author, a singer, and a civil rights activist. She also penned one of my favorite quotes. She said, “This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.”.

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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.

5 Time-Saving Tips Every Teacher Needs to Know


It’s true when people say it’s precious …especially as an educator. We’re constantly balancing data, parent communication and relationships, meetings, testing, and the list goes on (and on).

Learning to Learn Beyond the Test

The Principal of Change

My good friend Katie Martin , author of “ Learner-Centered Innovation ,” and I were having a conversation about the importance of focusing on going beyond “test scores” in education and focusing on providing powerful learning opportunities for students.


S I M P L I F Y I N G: New Class Website Approach

Cycles of Learning

Lately I have been obsessed with simplifying my curriculum. That is, drastically decreasing the Extraneous Cognitive load of all materials, technology, etc. Perhaps I'm just maturing as an educator? Perhaps I'm just EXHAUSTED by all the options out there.

BenQ EH600—The Two-In-One Projector


Standalone functionality makes it easy to move classroom to classroom

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.

Useful Tips to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task ask yourself the.read more

The Value of Efficacy Research from Multiple Perspectives


This is a guest post written by Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President, Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. BrainPOP is a SETDA annual Gold Partner. BrainPOP was honored to partner with SETDA last month for a membership webinar on the value of efficacy research from multiple perspectives.

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Fractus Learning

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Developing successful personalized learning literacy programs

eSchool News

As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, who later taught struggling readers in grades three to five, I was acutely aware of the reading instruction gaps that we weren’t filling.

EdTech at School

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