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IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

OPINION: When it comes to the job market, these higher ed practices give business students an edge (hint: they include the liberal arts)

The Hechinger Report

The Bentley University campus in Waltham, Mass. In 2006, I traveled from Boston to Charlottesville, Virginia, to interview second-year law students at my alma mater, the University of Virginia School of Law. I found students unlike those I had met on any of my past recruiting trips.

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Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know?

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While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services. Bucking that trend is the United States.

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.

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Should Math Students Be at the Board Working?

MiddleWeb

Math teacher Michelle Russell has come to believe that having students working at the whiteboard is a good teaching practice. Even so, she's been busy exploring advantages and disadvantages via online and student research, striving to make a good practice even better.

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

NPR Learning and Tech

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

2 Lessons Worth Sharing about Teacher Coaching

MiddleWeb

Done right, teacher coaching "can create bridges between varied experiences and classroom contexts, so that teaching knowledge flows in many directions, and teaching becomes a less isolated, more connected profession." Ariel Sacks shares two lessons she learned early on.

How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers

Edsurge

There are not too many education conferences that flip the script and let CEOs grill investors with questions. However, BMO Capital Markets’ 17th Annual Back to School Conference is the kind of event your boss’s boss attends. From bigwig financiers to bankers, along with heads of private and publicly-traded education technology companies, the gathering attracted around 900 attendees last week to share the opportunities and challenges in the industry this year.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 151 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Edsurge

Imagine a parent telling a child, “I’m just not a reading person.” Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Now reread the same cartoon, substituting “math” for “reading.” Suddenly it doesn’t seem so absurd. But it should! As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. It’s common to hear well educated adults declare themselves “not a math person,” sometimes proudly.

Learn and Collaborate With Students Worldwide

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Kids learn together in well-rounded, collaborative global classroom. Techlearning News App of the Day

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools to Try Out in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 18, 2017 In response to requests from some of our readers asking about recommendations for digital exit tools to use in class, we are re-featuring this visual we shared awhile ago. It.read more. Exit ticket tools

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5 questions to ask when rethinking accountability systems

eSchool News

I have a very interesting job. As an education correspondent, I conduct interviews with many of the leading voices in education. Rarely are the interviewees at a loss for words.

Minecraft’s New Oregon Trail Experience Has Everything—Even the Dysentery

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Remember the Oregon Trail? Of course you do, it’s the game the internet won’t let you forget. Thirty-two years after the first full-color graphic version hit the Apple II, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—the current owner of the Oregon Trail franchise—is teaming up with Microsoft on a new world that ports many of the landmarks and features of the original game into Minecraft.

Developing Global Citizens Who Champion Change

Teacher Reboot Camp

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ” – Mother Teresa. More than ever we need our learners to be global citizens who help make the world a better place. This is why one of the learning missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom is to get students to take part in an intercultural exchange.

Five Ways to Build Confidence in Reluctant Writers

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Lisa DiMichele has taught writing to all kinds of high schoolers—from inclusion students to honors students, from kids struggling to finish a sentence to future Faulkners. But DiMichele, an English teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, Maryland, had never faced a challenge like the one she walked into this summer—a classroom full of students who had just failed ninth-grade English. Reluctant writers?

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

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Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Here’s a breakdown of Iron Chef.

Here Are the 5 Finalists for the $15M XPRIZE Global Learning Challenge

Edsurge

In the course of developing tools to help children in Africa build literacy and numeracy skills, Sooinn Lee learned something herself. “We We had a photo function in our tool that lets children take pictures,” she says. But none of the children had seen a camera before, and had no concept of what to do with the feature. So we took it out.” Understanding how cultural differences inform product design was one of the lessons that the Korean-born entrepreneur picked up during the past two months.

3 Takeaways from Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Tech Overhaul

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From teacher preparation to pilot programs, the shift to digital has paved the way for districtwide innovation. Innovation Leadership Management

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K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning Acquires Globaloria; Labster, Piper Raise Funds

Marketplace K-12

In this week’s dealmaking news, mathematics education company Carnegie Learning acquired Globaloria, a provider of computer science courses. Also, DIY computer kit provider Piper and Denmark-based Labster raised funds. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning Acquires Globaloria; Labster, Piper Raise Funds appeared first on Market Brief.

Are Biometrics in K–12 Schools Really Necessary?

EdTech Magazine

By Amanda Murphy As school security increases, more high-tech options arise. Big Data Business Intelligence Physical Security Security

Social isolation in schools erodes our sense of self and community

The Hechinger Report

Dylan Roof (C), the suspect in the mass shooting that left nine dead in a Charleston church, appears in court accompanied by assistant defensive attorney William Maguire July 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Wire photo: Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images.

Should You Delete or Suspend Staff Email Accounts at Your School?

Gaggle Speaks

Teachers, administrators and other staff will take new jobs, retire and give IT departments other reasons to delete or suspend their email accounts.

Here’s How to Raise a Child to be Sympathetic

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others – more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression. As development psychologists, we know that children start to pay attention to the emotions of others from an early age. They actively take into account others’ emotions when making decisions about how to respond to them.

Empower Student Voice through Collaboration and Communication

P21 Blogazine

When my son was a 9th grader, he was on a team with a student who struggled with completing tasks. After a week, my son shared the team’s frustrations, as they felt helpless to convince the student to move past excuses and make attempts at the work.

5 New Things You Can Do in Google Classroom This School Year

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September , 2017 If you are using Google Classroom in your instruction, you may want to keep updated with its latest releases especially the ones launched last month. Classroom Help has this.read more. Google Classroom my freebies

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

Building Digital Citizens–the Class

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If you have questions about how to build good digital citizens, questions like: how DO you get students not to steal images from Google and how important is that? what’s the best advice to students when they face cyberbullying?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

App of the Week: Helping students with Autism

eSchool News

note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Education Book Spotlight: Blended Learning in Action

Class Tech Tips

This past year I started working with a fantastic school in New York who have introduced a blended learning model for their students. As we wrapped up the school year in June one of their teachers asked for recommendations for summer reading and I immediately named this book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green. If you haven’t checked it out, Blended Learning in Action is a terrific guide for.