Tue.Apr 23, 2019

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.”

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NGSS Curricula Is For All Teachers: Use Our Roadmaps!

The Journal

In this week's blog post, we discuss a free, NGSS-aligned curricular unit for middle school — "Health in Our Hands: What controls my health? HiOH)" — with a particular focus on following question: "How can middle school teachers learn how to lead their students in NGSS-style learning?"

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them.

Transforming our schools through empathy


In the first part of this series, we talked about how classroom management becomes easier and more effective when viewed through an empathic lens. In the second part, we explored how teaching empathy to students helps improve the learning process.

11 Essential Chrome Extensions (And a New Browser)

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on Episode 477 of the 10-Minute Teacher Extensions can be useful, helpful tools for parents and teachers. There are pitfalls and pluses from each extension and ways to use them in the classroom. In this show, I’ll share eleven essential chrome extensions and information on the new web browser, Brave, and why people are using it. In the show notes, I share the links. Enjoy!

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169 Tech Tip #49 The 15-second Slideshow

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #49–The 15-second Slideshow.

Teachable Moments: What We Learn When We Teach


Teaching isn’t a simple one-way exchange. Often there are lessons to be learned from the very act of teaching, whether it’s an instructor finding new ways to reach—or not reach—students, to watching students grow before your eyes to discovering what makes collaborative learning so successful.

6 ways to support a digital transformation

eSchool News

Ensuring the success of any new edtech initiative has little to nothing to do with the technology itself, but instead is directly related to a focus on student learning and an effort to break down silos.

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System


When a college goes out of business , all of its alumni can suddenly find themselves in an unexpected dilemma: How can graduates prove they actually earned their degrees when no one is left at the institution to send academic transcripts to prospective employers or graduate schools?

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How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences


A Good Instructional Tech Coach Can Make all the Difference… Even though technology has been progressing at an accelerating pace for decades, schools have been schools for thousands of years. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability.

How we turned around our data culture and student learning

eSchool News

Demographics: Fairfield County Schools is a small, rural, high-poverty school district in South Carolina. The district is composed of five elementary schools and four secondary schools, serving more than 2,600 students.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.

At Our Alternative School, Intervention Round Tables Support the Whole Learner


I sat at my first round table meeting, listening to my colleague talk about how one of my ninth graders, Sadie, had been calling out answers, talking during independent work and having difficulty staying seated during math class. I was baffled. Sadie had been struggling in my English class too, but not in these ways. Frankly, she often presented as lethargic in my class and I was concerned with her work avoidance and the way she pulled her hair and spoke negatively about herself.

Voting for reparations, one institution at a time

The Hechinger Report

On April 11, Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly to approve the addition of a $27.20 fee to tuition costs each semester to help pay reparations to the descendants of the slaves the university sold in the 1830’s to pay off its debt. It’s been a long time coming.

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People That Fill Your Bucket

The Principal of Change

Watch this short clip from “Jerry Maguire” : This short clip, says so much about us as educators as well as our students. This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately.


Are You a Weekend (PD) Warrior?


I am one of “those” teachers – you know the kind. The one who comes in early and stays later than most. The one who takes work home and is up late working on new ideas and activities for her students.

60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009

Shake Up Learning

The post 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Chromebooks have transformed classrooms! But we have to find tools that will engage and inspire our students to be creative thinkers and innovators.

Plan Now for STEM Learning Next Year


Take time now to do some preliminary thinking about next year’s STEM lessons. Gather feedback from your students before they sign out for summer, suggests STEM expert Anne Jolly, and also consider four key areas that often get short shrift during STEM curriculum planning.

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13 Ways to Support Diversity at Your Institution


We examine the ways in which we can support diverse student populations


Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences


ASU GSV. SXSW EDU. No, these are not scattered arrangements of alphabet blocks from an especially precocious early learning classroom. They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. I’ve been attending, and occasionally speaking at, these events and their predecessors for more than two decades. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth.

How to Support the Industrial IoT Using WiFi as a Service


If you have a Ring video doorbell or Nest thermostat for your home, you’ve experienced the innovation and power of IoT-enabled devices.

Jen Roberts Classroom Charts

Teacher Tech

Get Jen Roberts Classroom Charts Jennifer Roberts is an English teacher who I admire very much. She is one educator I point new to Twitter teachers to since she is so great about sharing and being helpful. link] Jen’s Classroom Charts Jennifer not only created an entire website for sharing her classroom charts, but she […]. The post Jen Roberts Classroom Charts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

MIND Heads to Toronto for AERA and NCME

MIND Research Institute

Earlier this month, our Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson was in Toronto for the 2019 annual meetings of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

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3 Good Sources for Educational Documentaries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

We have recently received a few requests from teachers asking about websites where they can search for and access educational documentaries. Here is our updated list of what we would recommend in.read more

Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here’s Some Advice For That


At my baby’s six-month appointment a few months back, I got a one-pager from the pediatrician titled “Starting Solid Foods.”

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Tap Into The Educational Potential of iTunes U with This Resource

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iTunes U is an excellent app to use in class to help you tap into the educational potential of iPad. It enables teachers to perform a number of instructional activities that include: lesson.read more

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“We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland

Daily Edventures

Jacek Mielcarek. Computer Science, Programming and English Language Teacher. Primary School of Kornel Makuszynski. Radowo Ma?e, e, Poland. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Jacek Mielcarek knows that changing long-held attitudes about teaching can be hard, but he believes treating students differently is imperative to education today. Nowadays, it is not enough to introduce new technology in the lesson, although it is very important,” Mielcarek says. “We

Ed-Tech Companies Can Compete in Research Challenge to Replicate High-Impact Studies

Marketplace K-12

The goal is to take studies that have shown high evidence of impact in one setting and see if those findings can be replicated under different circumstances. The post Ed-Tech Companies Can Compete in Research Challenge to Replicate High-Impact Studies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research English / Language Arts Mathematics