Fri.Mar 15, 2019

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

A cool $6,630. That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014.

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15 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle.

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5 things to say to students suffering from anxiety

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Don’t miss yesterday’s companion piece, “ 5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety.”]. Understanding anxiety is something that educators, parents, doctors, therapists, students, sufferers, and non-sufferers are still working on.

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10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook

Technology has revolutionized the way we teach. For most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. We can find ourselves depending on technology for our lessons. And then there are times when tech fails us. Have you ever been teaching a tech-dependent lesson when the wifi goes down? Suddenly you have a block […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching creativity edtech education student engagement teaching

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

6 of the coolest education grants we’ve ever heard about

eSchool News

Funding usually sits at the top of school leaders’ list of challenges, and for good reason–there’s only so much money to go around. That’s where education grants come in, and we’ve got some unique ones worth exploring.

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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together […]. The post 4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do appeared first on TeachThought.

Teaching Empathy Is Powerful. This Film Made It Possible.

Edsurge

Thomas, a ninth grader in my Human Geography class, was nervous as he stood on the auditorium stage last May. He had agreed to introduce a documentary, called Bending the Arc , to more than 350 of his peers at a special mid-day screening. Throughout the school year, Thomas had shown a keen interest in global issues in class and had displayed an exceptional empathetic nature in understanding individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.

STEAM Lessons with the OK Go Sandbox

EdTechTeam

As a music teacher, I enjoy finding ways to incorporate music into traditionally non-musical activities. Music plays a role in all of our lives because everyone can connect to it. Using music in the classroom is a great way to engage students in a variety of subjects.

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This School Was Failing at Its Mission to Graduate Every Student. Then It Opened a Day Care.

Edsurge

WASHINGTON, D.C — Inside a high school in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, down several hallways lined with student artwork and college acceptance letters, is a doorway marked “day care.”

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 ways to prevent cheating on your Google Form Quiz

The Electric Educator

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Ringleader of Admissions Scam Also Ran a College Counseling Firm For Families in China

Edsurge

William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the alleged college-admissions fraud plot detailed this week by federal investigators, had a big footprint—a global one, in fact. The scale and audacity of the scheme described by prosecutors is unprecedented in U.S. higher education. Singer led a for-profit college counseling business called The Edge College & Career Network, LLC.,

Women’s History Month Resources. (That you should use all year.)

techlearning

The National Women’s History Project aims to make excellent, user-friendly materials readily available for all areas of the K-12 curriculum

Conference Notes: Mid-Atlantic Conference on #PersonalizedLearning #macpl19 #caolacon19

techieMusings

I am wrapping up my first experience at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning. There was lots of good learning and conversations! I wanted to share some of my notes from the past couple days and also a bit about the panel presentation I was able to present.

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.

A Collection of Free Textbooks for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital textbooks. Today we are adding this excellent resource from Open Culture.read more

10 Quick Tips for Getting the Best Out of Feedback Studio

Turnitin

Find out how you can truly take advantage of Feedback Studio's most-loved features

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Improve the Effectiveness of Digital Instruction

edWeb.net

The principles of learning have been around for centuries while only in the last 20 to 30 years has the science of learning been studied. According to Paul W.

Adventure Draws Kids Into Mystery Word Town Spelling App

techlearning

Old West crime-fighting takes kids on a spelling adventure

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EdTech at School

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

The ROI of Gaming

The Game Agency

March 15th, 2019. eLearning Brothers Academy Learning Series Webinar 2019 (ELBX), Stephen Baer presents “The ROI of Gaming.” ” . There’s a lot of buzz about game-based learning. But what exactly is it and why are companies doing it?

Fostering Growth in a Collaborative Classroom

techlearning

Many K-12 educators find that collaboration is not a single skill but rather a combination of skills and abilities they need to drive student voice and choice to transform learning. It exposes students to a diversity of ideas and styles by fostering leadership skills and higher level thinking

13 Tips to Help You Make The Best of Google My Maps in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google My Maps is an excellent web tool for creating and customizing maps. Since its integration with Google Drive, users now are able to instantly create, manage and share their maps right from.read more

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#FactFriday: 3rd Grade Reading & Student Success

ExcelinEd

It’s National Reading Month! A student’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Learn how your state can empower every child with this life-changing skill at ExcelinEd.org. What Others Are Saying. Reading skills impact more than report cards. Grade-level reading is a key indicator of whether children will go down a road to success or face a lifetime of challenges.” – Steve Coen, Kansas Health Foundation president and CEO.

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.

K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $50 Million; Securly Acquires TechPilot Labs

Marketplace K-12

Newsela has secured $50 million, while Securly has acquired TechPilot Labs and ACT has acquired the American College Application Campain. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $50 Million; Securly Acquires TechPilot Labs appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Funding / Budgets Mergers and Acquisitions

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Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology.

Think Fluency

Technology Tidbits

ThinkFluency is an oral reading fluency assessment app developed by a teacher for teachers. ThinkFluency replaces the tedious paper, pencil and timer assessment with an app that enables teachers to quickly assess students’ Oral Reading Fluency Rate. ThinkFluency is easy to use, provides instant results with data that is easy to download and share, and is perfect for RTI and showing student growth.