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


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


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.

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.

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


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

In These Divisive Times, Program Pairs Students with Refugees Around the World


In Jill Armstrong’s social studies classes, when students learn about other countries, they don’t just learn from textbooks and news articles, which she says can seem abstract and elusive to teenagers. Armstrong, who teaches at a high school in Eastern Kentucky, likes to weave in “that human aspect, because it makes it more real,” she says.

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


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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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.

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.

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


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


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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Triple Bottom Line Results Is the New Education Business Model


“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

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.



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.

Amplify Launches New Adaptive Reading Program


“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


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 more

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


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

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.

Students Against Contract Cheating: Competition Winners


Competition winners, Rachel Baylis and Alice O'Dowd, share their thoughts on contract cheating? and what inspired them to stand against it


Hot Chocolate. The Columbian Exchange. And Pirates.


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

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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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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day


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.

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.

edWeb 2019 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

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.

Nobel Media Partners with Microsoft to Launch Storytelling Platform


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

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.

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.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.