Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities , gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school.

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others.

How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google.

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.

4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

These social-emotional learning strategies can make a difference in classrooms and schools and provide students and teachers with support. The post 4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom appeared first on Market Brief.

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Watch this space: 3 phenomena that will drive healthcare innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Back at their desks after the holidays, healthcare payers, providers and policymakers across the country are staring down their list of 2019 priorities, wondering which they can actually accomplish.

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Why it is Vital That we Teach Cybersecurity in Our Schools


Kids today start using the Internet from an early age. About 80% of children have access to a computer at home. By the time they’re in their teens, many of them have their own smartphones or laptops. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Math Activities for Families

MIND Research Institute

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, these early childhood years, are a crucial time in development of cognitive functions. This includes foundational math knowledge and attitudes toward math, but also reading and general academic success.

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TCEA 2019: Where Is Your K–12 District on the Security Map?

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: Where Is Your K–12 District on the Security Map? eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:39.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Is Teaching an Art or a Science? New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn.’


Just how do humans learn? And can science unlock secrets of the learning process that can help teachers and professors be more effective in their classrooms? One of the latest people to tackle those questions is Josh Eyler, in a new book called “ How Humans Learn.” But as Eyler warns readers at the outset, he’s not a scientist himself, but a humanist with a PhD in medieval studies. And that’s what makes the book such an interesting and unusual take on what is becoming a hot topic.

TCEA 2019: Texas District Tackles 1:1 Chromebooks in Junior High Schools

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: Texas District Tackles 1:1 Chromebooks in Junior High Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:08. Richardson Independent School District leaders knew they wanted to expand their one-to-one Chromebook program into junior high, but they wanted to do so without using carts.

This Father Built an App to Level the Playing Field for Struggling Readers


Venkat Ratnam developed WhizRead , a multisensory reading support program, out of pure fatherly love. In 2013, a realization washed over Ratnam and his wife. While they both had successful careers, they were paying a cost. Ratnam wanted to spend more time with their two children, then ages nine and five years old—particularly with his son, who was struggling with learning difficulties. How could we let our children grow without much support?” asks Ratnam.

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:45. Google Classroom has changed the game for teachers.

Computer Science Now More Than an Elective for University of California Admissions


At campuses that teach the subject, computer science is often offered as an elective at high schools in California. But now, for prospective University of California students, that course can count as a science requirement on college applications, too. The University of California has expanded its A-G application requirements so that approved high school computer science classes can satisfy a student’s third year of laboratory science, or the category “D” requirement.

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Digital Learning Day Countdown Is On


Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2019 is February 28

Social-Emotional Learning Matters. for Students AND Teachers


It’s Tuesday morning at 11:30 AM, and Lauren is trembling with emotion in front of her 16 kindergarteners. At the same time, she’s looking over scripted SEL curriculum about emotional regulation. Just moments prior, one of Lauren’s students had scratched her until she bled and smacked her in the face in front of colleagues. Now, all Lauren can think about is that she can’t possibly cry and let her students see her sadness, embarrassment, and frustration.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included […]. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought.

Myth vs. Fact: How Much Do You Know About Edtech Usage in Schools? [Infographic]


There's a lot of amazing edtech software out there these days, but is it actually being used effectively to make classrooms more productive? As you'll see below, many school districts across the U.S. are not getting the most from their edtech investments. Discover how Clever Goals is helping districts turn learning software into student achievement. Click here to see the full infographic.

10 K12 education trends to look for this year

eSchool News

We may technically be in the middle of a school year, but starting a new calendar year has us looking at and forecasting the new K12 education trends we expect to see in 2019.

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Is Facebook Really Kicking Members Out of Groups?


If you are a member, moderator, or admin of any Facebook group, you may have heard a buzz that they are kicking out members unless they prove they are active

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups


The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments. ETS (short for Educational Testing Service) recently invested in two startups— Knack and NurseDash —in partnership with Village Capital , an early-stage venture capital firm that aims to support social-impact entrepreneurs. Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS.

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5 Ways IoT is Transforming Hospitality: Is Your Network Ready for the Future?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Restaurants have operated in the United States for over 200 years, after spinning off from establishments that provided both lodging and dining -- what we now know today as the hospitality industry.

Two Positive Ways to Look at Change

The Principal of Change

I’m known for the quote above, and there are two ways that it has helped me frame “change” in a positive context. Some change will come your way, and you need to see solutions where most will see obstacles.

What you should know about adaptive learning

Linways Technologies

Implementing adaptive learning technology in your institution. Adaptive learning or adaptive teaching is a essentially a pedagogy mechanism. The teacher uses technology assisted insights and analytics to improvise and update their teaching styles as the curriculum moves forward.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment


Step 1: Make a plan. That’s the first piece of advice for every superintendent and school leader who asks about creating 1:1 environments in their schools.

BrainPOP Jr. in 30 Seconds


BrainPOP Jr. is one of the most popular providers of learning resources for young kids

How Do You Create a Podcast for a Niche Audience?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with New Jersey Podcaster Kim Mattina to discuss her new podcast, The Suite Talk, and provide tips and tricks for the new podcaster.

FETC Resources


Below are the resources from my FETC sessions

4 Reciprocal Teaching Strategies To Use


As a teacher, you know how difficult it can be to personalize learning to keep students interested in school subjects — especially when students don’t understand the subject matter. Reciprocal teaching strategies have been shown to increase student reading comprehension and improve overall literacy.

#3quotes from Dewey

Learning with 'e's

One of the most valued books in my personal library was first published over a hundred years ago, in 1916. It's by John Dewey and is called Democracy and Education. One of the first things I learnt from reading Dewey, is that we don't teach subjects, we teach people.

New Math Templates for @PearDeck #edtech


Pear Deck just released a set of math templates… because apparently, MATH is one of the top searches on Pear Deck! So when their team asked if I’d be willing to write a blog post for the release of these templates, I jumped at the opportunity. But instead of just writing a blog post, you know that I had to include a video walkthrough!