Thu.Sep 19, 2019

Thinking about design thinking in education


We may not know what the future has in store, but as teachers we need to prepare students to thrive in it. Our world as we know it today will not be the same in the future, nor will the trends regarding people’s jobs.

How Administrators Can Support Teachers to Embrace New Practices

Digital Promise

Considering the myriad of responsibilities science teachers face , it can be challenging for teachers to let go of traditional teaching practices and embrace putting students in the driver’s seat of their learning.

21 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mouse resource list constantly updated here. Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse.

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:46. Educators face a constant challenge of organizing resources and time , both in the classroom and out. .

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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.

There’s a better solution to America’s immigration crisis

The Christensen Institute

Almost a quarter of Americans view immigration as the most important problem facing the country, according to a poll conducted this summer. It’s the highest the number has risen since Gallup began running the poll back in 1993.

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Don’t tell us we’re inspiring and then keep doing nothing

Dangerously Irrelevant

“Please save your praise, we don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are with doing anything about it. It doesn’t lead to anything.” ” And with that, climate change activist Greta Thunberg sums up so much of how we also treat student input in schools. .

How to build better collective data on school innovation in 5 simple steps

The Christensen Institute

Educators, researchers, intermediaries, and funders are frequently on the hunt for information about how schools are innovating, and new knowledge-building efforts often arise to fill this need.

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Can Putting Devices Away Build Character?


Every Saturday for the past ten years, author and director Tiffany Shlain turns off her phone and powers down her devices for what she calls “Tech Shabbats,” a reference to the Jewish sabbath. “I

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Why your toddler can’t learn from a screen

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today! Sign up for our new early education newsletter. It launches in August.

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.

Student-to-Counselor Ratios are Dangerously High. Here’s How Two Districts Are Tackling It.


Students have always needed counseling services that go well beyond the college and career development that has become standard fare in American high schools.

This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For years teachers asked listening skills company Listenwise to help them and their students create podcasts, but the company wasn't ready to add a new product. Find out how Listenwise got to "yes.". The post This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Podcasting Professional Development Startup Shortcuts Series Startups

What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?


News that Arizona State University and edX have archived 10 of their 14 Global Freshman Academy courses raises questions about the viability and purpose of credit-eligible MOOCs.

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Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree. Now she is commuting to graduate school at Harvard. Photo by Noah Willman for The Hechinger Report. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On her way to her master’s program at Harvard University’s John F.

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.

Best Mobile Apps for Students


We’ve looked at apps for a wide range of grade levels — from elementary school up to high school — and these are our favorite mobile apps for students

Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning contributed by Andrew Sperl Developing your teaching methods to be more effective is an everyday process for educators around the world. In the same way, students everywhere continue to work on methods that will help them learn more efficiently so they can be successful in school. With […]. The post Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy New Teacher

How Choosing a College Is Like Buying a Milkshake


What if colleges applied the same kind of market research techniques that fast-food giants like McDonald’s use to improve their offerings? What might they learn about what students really want that could help university officials improve the experience?

The Assimilation vs Accommodation Of Knowledge

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assimilation vs Accommodation Of Knowledge by Terry Heick Learning is a natural response to encountering something new. Within Jean Piaget’s theories on cognitive development are some interesting ideas on how children process knowledge. Piaget was interested in how children organize ‘data’ and settled on two fundamental responses stimuli: assimilation of knowledge, and accommodation of […].

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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.

Narratives to Teach SEL Skills


Want to inject some social and emotional skills into your classroom routines? Simple – have students share stories!

Some steps to improve efficiency of an academic institution

Linways Technologies

A prologue on how to manage academic institutions. For those of you who have been following our blogs, a huge THANK YOU. You’ve been supporting us and inspiring us to move forward, and explore more topics related to education.

Supercharge Classroom Participation with Chromebooks


100% lesson participation is achievable through 1:1 Acer Chromebooks. This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. Imagine the scene: you’ve just delivered a stunning teaching soliloquy to your class, full of all the perfect pedagogy known to educators.

A Reminder for When Others Seem Resistant to Change

The Principal of Change

This is something I have heard (and have said in the past) people say quite often: Our people are just not moving fast enough! This can take other forms as well, such as “people are resistant to change,” etc. Here is something that I think to help ground me in this thinking.

EdTech at School

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

Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs

A variety of online tools embedded in popular Microsoft programs and apps are now helping English Learners with reading, writing, and classroom conversations. And, these same tools are also enabling parent-teacher conferences to become bilingual or even multilingual.

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Online higher education may cost more than it could for students and earn less for universities thanks to a little-known $1 billion industry of for-profit middlemen that gets as much as 80% of the proceeds in commissions. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

The Pros and Cons of Short Throw Projection


When discussing the throw capabilities of a projector, the “short vs long” code is referring to the amount of distance you’ll need to “throw” an image between the projector itself and the screen to get the display size you desire.


Managing Stress in and Out of the Classroom

The management concept, the Peter Principle, where people become ineffective when promoted to a level where they no longer have the skills to be successful, is also applicable to teachers. According to Ginger Welch, Ph.D.,

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.