Thu.Mar 21, 2019

Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

Neo LMS

Umm… No. I really think it shouldn’t. So if you just clicked on the headline looking for a short Yes or No answer, I just gave it to you. You’re welcome. However, if you have a few minutes to spare and care to know the reasons behind my very short answer, keep scrolling. I only have two of them.

April is Financial Literacy Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

The latest national data reports that while a growing number of students graduate high school, college enrollments are decreasing. Students cite a lot of reasons for that: I can’t afford it. I can’t get in. It’s too hard. I have a good job. It isn’t worth it.

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Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

Last May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) jointly requested new approaches to education to help tackle issues regarding student nonfiction writing, math comprehension, and executive functions—all challenges that have implications for future college and career success. Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners.

7 Advantages Digital Assessments Have over Paper Tests and Exams

EmergingEdTech

There is no question that technology is changing education. Teaching and evaluating students is no longer restricted to the four corners of the classroom. It can happen anytime and anywhere with the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

In the News: K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’.” Education Week. 19 March 2019. Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet,” said Doug Levin, the CEO of consulting group EdTech Strategies, which operates the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

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Class Tech Tips: How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages

techlearning

In this blog post I share a strategy to support families, students and community members who speak more than one language

A Broader Approach to Academic Discourse

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Today's Newsletter: Curation Tools Are Key to Managing OER

techlearning

Good repositories of Open Education Resources (OER) are starting to flourish at all levels. MERLOT is the de facto search engine for finding curated OER resources. George Mason University’s Masons OER Metafinder (MOM) is probably my current favorite.

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How to Go Back to School, Higher-Ed Leadership Edition

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, My question is how to prepare yourself for a doctorate in leadership in higher ed, even when you are over 50! I am a former high-tech executive with an MBA, turned severe special needs elementary educator, mother of 7 (4 in college, 3 in high school) who is looking at that next step in my career.

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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.

10 activities to integrate SEL in your classroom

eSchool News

Students are at their best in environments that focus on respecting and educating them as whole people.

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New Edthena Dashboard Helps Decision Makers Understand the Use and Impact of Video Coaching

techlearning

“Organization Stats aggregates data across all user groups to show how Edthena is being used—not just if it is being used,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

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How 4 schools are improving student motivation

eSchool News

When students feel motivated, everything is better–grades, class engagement, standardized test scores, and determination. That’s why improving student motivation is at the top of many administrators’ to-do lists.

Triple Bottom Line Results Is the New Education Business Model

techlearning

“We’re committed to a triple bottom line, having a successful company, providing powerful impact to our customers, and positively contributing to society and our environment

Snagit: Screen Capture and GIF Maker

Teacher Tech

Save with Educator Pricing on TechSmith One thing I use every day and can not live without is Snagit. Snagit allows you to take screenshots, annotate the screenshots, screen record video, and wicked easy create animated GIF’s. The screenshots in my books and on my blog are from Snagit. 10% Off Disclaimer, I receive a […]. The post Snagit: Screen Capture and GIF Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool TechSmith snagit

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Amplify Launches New Adaptive Reading Program

techlearning

“This program is extremely engaging and interactive for each student,” said Brittany, a 2nd-grade teacher in Utah who used an early version of Amplify Reading

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Compassion

Reflections

From late January until the end of March, working in a school always seem so much more emotional. Teachers are giving 110% to support kids yet students begin to show their need for help in some of the most unloving ways.

Snagit: Screen Capture and GIF Maker

Teacher Tech

Save with Educator Pricing on TechSmith One thing I use every day and can not live without is Snagit. Snagit allows you to take screenshots, annotate the screenshots, screen record video, and wicked easy create animated GIF’s. The screenshots in my books and on my blog are from Snagit. 10% Off Disclaimer, I receive a […]. The post Snagit: Screen Capture and GIF Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool TechSmith snagit

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12 Basic iPad Tips Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad is radically transforming education and revolutionizing the way we teach and learn. With over 80,000 educational apps created specifically for iPad, both teachers and students are.read more

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Citelighter: Engaging, All-In-One Research Tool Aids in Paper Writing

techlearning

This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

ExcelinEd

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, celebrated on March 21, encourages people all over the world to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

Hot Chocolate. The Columbian Exchange. And Pirates.

techlearning

We shouldn’t forget that history, social studies, civics, econ, geography are all about people. And about their stories

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Big Tech. What Would That Mean for Education?

Marketplace K-12

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren wants Google, Amazon, and Facebook regulated as "platform utilities." What would that mean for the companies' roles in education? The post Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Big Tech. What Would That Mean for Education? appeared first on Market Brief.

Are You An Edupreneur?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Podcaster and Documentarian Dr. Will Deyamport on the program to discuss the new documentary “The Edupreneur.”

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Nobel Media Partners with Microsoft to Launch Storytelling Platform

techlearning

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Microsoft and Nobel Media have partnered to create Women Who Changed Science, a cutting edge AI-powered web experience designed to highlight the achievements of female Nobel Prize laureates who broke new ground in physics, chemistry, and medicine

edWeb 2019 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with the personalized professional learning and collaboration needed to improve education and student learning.

3 Questions to Help Leverage Barriers in Education

The Principal of Change

You want to try something new in your school or classroom and it seems hard to make your vision into a reality. Here are a few quick questions that might help you through the process. Is this opportunity best for the learners you serve?

Addressing Charter School Facility Needs: Actions for States

ExcelinEd

For a small cost, states can save public charter schools billions of dollars and enable these schools to build long-term roots in their communities.

Help Students Craft Mindful Class Responses

MiddleWeb

In Reading with Presence discover how Marilyn Pryle gives students an opportunity to organize their thoughts, reactions, opinions, and questions in writing, so they're prepared and even eager to participate in class discussions. Definitely a keeper, writes Anne Anderson.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Emerging Technologies in Education

Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. It’s been in secret development for several years and promises to change the landscape of both videogames content and hardware. Don’t get me wrong, cloud hosted games streaming has been tried before. In our very own Singapore, the telecommunications behemoth SingTel launched its cloud-based video game service called ‘ESC’ all the way back in 2011. That service priced at a modest SGD 9.99

Game Based Learning with TypeTastic

Technology Tidbits

"Game-based learning (GBL) is a type of game play that has defined learning outcomes. Generally, game-based learning is designed to balance subject matter with gameplay and the ability of the player to retain, and apply said subject matter to the real world.

Screencasting: Pick the Right Tool for the Job

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Screencasting is an integral part of my flipped classroom as I can record videos for a variety of purposes that include (but certainly not limited to) i nforming parents and students about class expectations , providing answer key videos , documenting directions and the steps of a project , and informing support staff of technical glitches. The screencasting tool I choose depends on the type and length of video I need to create.

U.S. K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018

Marketplace K-12

The technology companies powering the devices are finding ways to integrate their products with more partners and by offering new solutions, according to Futuresource Consulting. The post U.S. K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018 appeared first on Market Brief.