Wed.Jan 09, 2019

6 Lessons Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dance Class

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Dance class requires participants to be present, accept feedback, be supportive and give their all. There's a lot here that translates to the startup world. The post 6 Lessons Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dance Class appeared first on Market Brief.

Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

Every 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing.

3 insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Inspired by Julia Freeland Fisher’s recent blog that highlighted what our Education team learned in 2018, I decided to write a blog about three insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018.

10 fantastic Google tips from the Google Teacher Tribe

Ditch That Textbook

Google is so deep and so broad and so wide. It’s constantly updating and adding — and sometimes removing — features and services. It’s almost impossible to keep up. And even if you do, there’s no way to know all the best ways to use G Suite and all of the Google tools. It helps […]. Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe google classroom google drawings google education tips google forms google slides google teacher tribe google tips

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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.

2019, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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K–12 E-Rate Requests Slow Even As Money Is Available

EdTech Magazine

K–12 E-Rate Requests Slow Even As Money Is Available. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:05. While E-rate offers $3.9 billion annually for internet connectivity, Wi-Fi equipment and related tech, funding requests have steadily dropped for three years — from $3.6 billion in 2016 to $2.8

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STUDENT VOICE: ‘I grew up being called a terrorist’

The Hechinger Report

Two years after 9/11, when I was 6 years old, my family moved from Cairo to a predominantly white neighborhood in central New Jersey. It was all too common for the kids in the area to make comments like, “Hey Engy, don’t blow up the building.”. . I grew up being called a terrorist.

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For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here's Why


Let’s just debunk a big ol’ myth right now: No one, and I repeat, no one makes it entirely based on their own merit. The concept of “meritocracy” as a path to success is misguided, because so many external factors shape the privileges, opportunities and challenges that people experience in life. As educators, when we tell students that they can do anything, we sometimes neglect something important, which is this—success doesn’t just boil down to one’s own skillsets or intrinsic abilities.

For Better Wizardry, Try the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit


Kano is spotlighting its Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, a DIY kit that shows you how to build a Bluetooth Coding Wand, learn to code with step-by-step creative challenges, and make magic, with a wave, twist and a twirl

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.

One Teacher's Plan to Close Culture Gaps in Schools


For my most of my teaching career, I was the only teacher of color in my building. I once expressed to the principal my hope that she would be considering teachers of color as candidates for an opening in our English department. They just don’t apply,” she told me resolutely. I didn’t bring it up again. I had also been closeted for most of my teaching career.

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FINALLY! Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Drag and Drop Assignments and Topics in Google Classroom An update to Google Classroom now allows you to more easily reorganize your assignments and topics in Google Classroom. Go to the Classwork page and simply DRAG assignments to the topic or position you want them.

How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?


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: How can we make student-to-student interaction more personable and engaging in online learning? Andrea Fuentes, Director of Online Learning, Doral College Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. Having the interaction occur among students, instead of solely with the professor, can be even more difficult.

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6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students


A foundational piece of any learner-centered approach involves gaining a deeper understanding of our students. We know that learner variability exists, and research suggests it is growing in classrooms across the nation.

Coding Resources for the New Year


The Hour of Code activities are not just for this hour or day. They are available all year round

Real Life Heroes – 30 Teachers Across India, Changing Lives and Societies


On January 3rd, on her 121st birth anniversary, India fondly remembered its first woman teacher, Savitribai Phule, a social reformer, educationalist, and poet, who first introduced the concept of women’s education.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it. But when faced with a large class of learners with diverse proficiency, the middle is where many teachers find themselves.

15 Ideas for Back to School Creativity with Intention


sketch by Amy Burvall. It’s a new year — even if, like most teaching professionals, the real new year is whenever you start with your new class for the current school term.

15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files

TeachThought - Learn better.

15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files by TeachThought Staff As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been through emailing, but limits here–including speed, […]. The post 15 Of The Best Ways To Share Large Files appeared first on TeachThought. Technology How-To New Teacher

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New Yuneec Portable Folding Drone Offers Voice Control, Face ID


Mantis Q is a drone controlled via mobile device or remote, features voice control technology and is small enough to tuck away inside a bag

What Educators and Students Learned as They Did the ‘Hour of Code’ at Their School


Teacher Sue Purvis from Medowie Public School in Australia reached out recently and shared this video that reflects on the many benefits and things learnt as Medowie ran their first “Hour of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Teaching Coding

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Snapseed: Remarkably Powerful Free Photo Editing App


Snapseed is a free photo-editing app by Google. It's available for Android or iOS

In the Heat of Learning, Good Questioning Is Key


During classroom discussion, paired Think Times provide a break in the action that helps teachers use student responses to shape effective feedback to learners, says expert Jackie Walsh – provided we "explicitly instruct our students in the what, why, and how of these time-outs.".

New Year, New Look, New Frequency!


Tech & Learning refreshes its newsletter for 2019

Excellent Educational TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some TED talks to inspire young minds? The list below contains some wonderful talks to watch with your kids. The talks highlight the importance of creative and imaginative more

BETT19 Preview—Vivitek’s Solutions Support BYOD at Bett 2019


Vivitek will showcase its BYOD solutions with the NovoConnect range


3 Simple Ways to Transform Your Students Attitude about Learning


I can remember my earliest education classes focused on transforming education from a one to many “banking” model to a student-centered approach. From where I sit, 16 years later, this is still a major challenge. We must disrupt the traditional knowledge economy in our classrooms.

Bold Predictions Sure to Go Wrong for 2019


Last year was by far my most successful year of predictions coming true (or mostly true), so with my new found (false) confidence, I’ve decided to really step it up this year with my prognostications


Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?


If it were only up to Loveland High School Assistant Principal Marc Heiser, his school would have flexible modular scheduling , or “flex-mod scheduling.”

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion Drew Perkins talks with New Zealand student E. Wen Wong about her passion for project-based learning and how it has impacted her thinking, learning, and future. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @psbeaches Instagram: psbeaches Facebook: P.S. Our Beaches How Project Based Learning is the key […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.