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Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Digital Promise

It’s the way of today’s world and a constant in education. Just when I wrap my tired teacher brain around a technology tool or web-based program to pair with my pedagogy, one of three things happens: The tech shuts down; The vendor starts asking for money; or.

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What’s Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Monica Burns @ classtechtips talks about the hottest edtech topics right now (and those that aren’t so hot) in this candid and wide-ranging conversation.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips


As students and young adults use the internet more often, they’ll be subject to more cyber threats. Nowadays students of all grades complete their homework, communicate with their peers and teachers, check their grades and conduct research for assignments online.

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually!

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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.

Mentors, meetups, and mid-sized cities: how one bootcamp is tackling the skills gap

The Christensen Institute

Bootcamps focused on coding and computer science have emerged as an important pipeline for tech talent. We conducted in-depth interviews with seven leading bootcamps to better understand their outcomes-focused business models. We’ll be sharing six more of these profiles over the coming months.

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Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce. We aren’t likely to see One Big Thing that disrupts graduate school. Each program is facing a unique set of pressures.

K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors. Andrew.Steger_zKQu. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:12. As the technology director at Harpeth Hall School , an independent all-girls school in Nashville, Tenn., Justin Dover oversees a one-to-one program for 700 students in grades five through 12.

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Building a New Ed-Tech Product? Don’t Get Caught in the Bay Area Bubble.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Many startups are based in Silicon Valley, but operating out of the Bay Area comes with some serious risks and drawbacks. The post Building a New Ed-Tech Product? Don’t Get Caught in the Bay Area Bubble. appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Silicon Valley Startups

ISTE 2019: What K–12 Experts Expect from the Future of Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: What K–12 Experts Expect from the Future of Education Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:39. K–12 administrators, educators and market experts highlighted infrastructure upgrades to combat education equity issues and the increased use of communication software in classrooms as some of the most prominent current trends in education. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued ISTE 2019 coverage. “K–12

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.

Why Science Says Boredom Is Good for the Brain


A few years ago, journalist and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi hit a creative slump. After some reflection, she figured out why: Strange as it sounds, she wasn’t getting bored enough.

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ISTE 2019: New Coaching Standards to Draw on Comprehensive Input

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: New Coaching Standards to Draw on Comprehensive Input. ISTE standards offer a framework to help teachers, students, administrators and coaches create learning environments that are innovative and effective. To develop and periodically revise the standards, ISTE leaders draw on research, expert perspectives on trends and technologies, and, most important, input from teachers and other members of the education community.

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’


Plenty of groups these days are trying to reinvent college, and that’s not surprising at a time when higher ed is under fire for ever-rising costs, ballooning student debt and even questions about the value of a degree.

Esports: The Down & Dirty Stats for Educators - Live from #ISTE19


Esports or electronic sports are a form of competition that happens when people play video games competitively

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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.

ISTE 2019: Cisco Simulator Sends Teachers to Mars for Hands-On Learning

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: Cisco Simulator Sends Teachers to Mars for Hands-On Learning. The Mars Classroom Simulator Challenge, presented by Cisco at the ISTE 2019 conference, is an escape room that requires participants to work together to solve a problem in a fictional scenario on the planet Mars. The idea is to give teachers a chance to engage in the same collaborative, hands-on learning experiences they want students to have.

Students Create Yearbooks Using Google Slides for #CUE19


In August 2014, our district office asked students to create their yearbook and send it to them to print. The goal – save students money. Thirty-five to one hundred dollars for a memory book from a yearbook company was a lot of money; $10-$50 was a much better price.

Backed by $27M, Bitwise Plans More Tech Training and Jobs for Underserved Communities


It was a small moment for Irma Olguin Jr., but a memorable one. One night about 15 years ago, she was working late as a computer engineer for the city of Cincinnati. She ordered a plain cheese pizza and handed the deliverer money without worry over whether she gave exact change.

Take Your Students on Virtual Field Trips Using Google Tour Builder

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Earth Tour Builder is an excellent tool to use with students in class to create virtual tours and explore places from all around the world. You can design a tour of any location you want, you.read more

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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.

An Introduction to Computational Thinking at ISTE


The last featured voice on the Mainstage to kick off the official start of ISTE 2019 was Mike Walsh, a futurist. Throughout his talk, he spoke about the importance of teaching children computational thinking skills to prepare them for a world that still has yet to be created.

Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection


For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team!

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How Smaller IT Teams Can Solve Their WiFi Problems for Good

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

In a digital-first world, where everyone uses mobile devices, your company’s WiFi network takes on a much more significant role than ever before.

Interview on @coolcatteacher’s 10 Minute Teacher Podcast: 7 Hot #Edtech Topics #ISTE19 #notatiste19 #TechWithHeart


It was amazing to have a chance to be on Vicki’s podcast to talk about my book, Tech with Heart , and things to expect at ISTE this year. Vicki ( @coolcatteacher ) was one of the first people I followed closely when I joined Twitter, so being on her show was extra special.

EdTech at School

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

History Class: It’s About the People, Not the Dates


History is not just the causes of the Civil War, reasons for industrial growth, or dates associated with "big events" and major characters. Lauren Brown works to help her middle schoolers understand it’s about ordinary, often archetypal lives of human beings much like us.

How we turned around our ability to support wi-fi innovation

eSchool News

Demographics: Nazareth Area School District is an eastern Pennsylvania school district with more than 4,800 students across six schools. Biggest challenge: Facing increasing demands to provide exceptional experiences for both students and teachers, our legacy network was simply not able to keep pace.

Important Google Scholar Tips for Teacher and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is an updated version of one of our popular Google Scholar posters we published in 2016. The visual features some of the basic tips and features that every teacher and student using this.read more

Student achievement: From anxiety to helping students feel like they belong, learn tips to improve your student achievement

eSchool News

Here are the most popular articles on student achievement over the past month! 5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety. Young adults suffering from anxiety are everywhere; how can we better support them? Helping ALL students feel like they belong.

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.