Thu.May 23, 2019

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Shoe Design Project

User Generated Education

As the final project of the school year, I asked a group of my gifted 4th through 6th graders to design and prototype a new type of shoe.

How to Use Virtual Exchange to Make History Meaningful

Digital Promise

In this second post on our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Glen Coleman shares how students are using Skype to learn about history through the lens of contemporary issues.

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?


This post was originally published on May 6th, 2019, in eSchoolMedia. The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future.

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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.

For Jumia—Africa’s tech unicorn—to succeed, here’s who it must focus on

The Christensen Institute

On April 12, 2019, Jumia—Africa’s largest e-commerce company and the first African tech unicorn—debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s stock was priced at $14.50 and is now trading at $23.29, at the time of this writing, representing a 60% increase in value since its debut.

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Hardly a scandalous admission: the future of bootcamps could be disruptive

The Christensen Institute

Since March, the college admissions bribery scandal has featured prominently in the news. Americans have been outraged at the prospect of wealth and influence overriding merit and mobility.

VR Review: Here’s How Oculus Quest Compares With Go — Apps and All


There’s been quite a bit of anticipation leading up to the release of the Oculus Quest—the latest virtual reality headset from the Facebook-owned Oculus. Thankfully, the Quest is finally available for purchase after a long wait!

How To ‘Pull’ Deeper Learning Through PBL

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To “Pull” Deeper Learning Through PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD One criticism of constructivist, some might say progressive, education (and in particular PBL) is that it lacks ‘real content’ learning by students.

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Play Yahtzee with Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Yahtzee In the book Math Recess, Sunil Singh and Chris Brownell give a list of regular board games that are good for playing with math. Yahtzee was on the list! Of course!! When I rolled a 4 6 6 6 4 I was adding up my points and I said I had four […].

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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.

Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Becoming Invisible In My Classroom contributed by Jane Healey “She doesn’t do anything. She gets paid to babysit us while we do all the work.” I overheard the middle school students in the orthodontist’s office describing their teacher who “flipped” the classroom, and they were quite salty.

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.


On some college campuses, it’s nearly impossible to find a Pepsi, because school officials have struck a deal with Coca-Cola to be the preferred soda vendor.

9 Social Studies Resources for the End of School


It doesn’t have to be painful. These resources can help

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In higher education, the wand chooses the wizard

The Hechinger Report

For those who seek higher education, access to a college is no longer an insurmountable problem.

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.

Native to Max, What does it Mean?


When it comes to picture quality, you need to go behind the numbers


6 ways to connect with ELL parents

eSchool News

There’s no secret formula for parent engagement. And when English isn’t their first language, the obstacles seem more daunting. Connecting with ELL parents can help educators better support students—and there are some strategies to help.

35 Stellar STEM Books For Summer Satisfaction

Fractus Learning

A summer reading list containing exciting STEM books with great stories and authentic problems to solve may inspire kids to want to read more this summer. STEM principles incorporate four subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. […]. Books Math Science STEM


8 questions to ask before creating a makerspace

eSchool News

You wouldn’t just randomly choose a tool from your toolbox and feel confident it was the right one to cut a board or attach a hinge. Same goes for a school makerspace. Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of shiny gadgets in your makerspace.

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.

Google Classroom Cleanup Tips for the End of the Year

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Classroom Cleanup Tips for the End of the Year appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s that time of year again! As many teachers begin to wrap up the end of the school year and prepare for summer, let’s make sure everything is clean and organized!

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today.

Loving our Kids to Failure – How Generous Grading Can Hurt Students


Educators are the conductors of the classroom, guiding instruction and parent and student expectations. A teacher's assessment process is the foundational component informing all three components. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Administrative Solutions Making the case for Education Technologies _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Keeping “Purpose” in the Forefront

The Principal of Change

I am trying to work through some thoughts, so bear me as it is one of those “write to learn” posts.

EdTech at School

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

Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

ISTE Student Standard #2 Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. Warning: I will get on my soapbox here a bit.

Read & Play Games With Friends Near & Far Using Ustyme


Ustyme is a video-call program that allows two users, in two places, to read a story or play a game together

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. The K-12 curriculum usually comprises of courses with varying difficulty levels and complexity. As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students.

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New projectors add up to high quality


BenQ BlueCore Laser Projector


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.