Thu.Dec 06, 2018

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world.

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5 Ways to Help a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show.

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships

Kajeet

The number one challenge facing K-12 IT leadership for planning and implementing technology enabled environments is budget constraints and a lack of resources, reports the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part four of the series, based on an earlier blog.

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.

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. CHERAW, Colo.

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A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process by Dr. Jackie Gerstein My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In other words, learning from direct experience is not left to chance.

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 2

techlearning

 Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.  This  This post is dedicated to Technology  

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Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

What College Professors Should Know About Learning Science

Edsurge

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how people learn—both what works and what doesn’t go so well—in the classroom. The next step is to apply that research in actual college instruction. One person pushing to put learning science into practice on college campuses is Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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.

The Future On Display

techlearning

Val Verde School District prepares today's students with tomorrow's skillsets

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Computational Thinking for the Digital Age

CUE

As Computer Science Education Week wraps up, some teachers may be looking ahead for the “What’s Next?” ” If you were inspired by this week’s activities or if any of the activities you did in your classroom got you pumped up to try (and learn!)

Simple Reminder App Keeps Students, Parents on Track with Schoolwork

techlearning

By sending assignments, reminders, and updates through Remind to the devices students use every day, teachers can empower them to be more proactive about their learning

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides! Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas!

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.

Actually, Yes, I’m About To Sing Hamilton At This Event

The Jose Vilson

Recently, Math for America asked NYC science teacher Lynn Shon and me to co-speak at their annual Fall Function also known as Nerd Prom. It was awkward because the function is held at the Marriott Marquis, close to the Richard Rodgers Theatre. For those unaware, the theatre is home to the original Hamilton musical. Also, I never went to my high school prom. The event is usually a serious affair and I had every intent of changing that dynamic.

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Safe Zone to Debut School Gunfire Detection System at CES 2019

techlearning

Safe Zone, a Melbourne, Florida technology start-up, today announced it will introduce its Safe Zone Gunfire Detector (GFD) at CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019) in the Stampede Booth #25708 in South Hall 2

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

What is a podcast? Google defines a podcast as” Traditionally, podcasts have been unidirectional. By this, I mean that the podcast creator would create the podcast and send it out to his/her listeners who would consume this content.

Pairing Edtech and Students Who Have Special Needs

Where Learning Clicks

Edtech and students who have special needs make great partners, so learn how you can leverage technology to accommodate more of your students’ needs. The post Pairing Edtech and Students Who Have Special Needs appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

6 reasons young children should learn engineering

eSchool News

Even with the Next Generation Science Standard’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. But younger children can learn and benefit from modified lessons.

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A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Instagram Template for Historical Figures, Book Characters, Authors…

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

What if George Washington had an Instagram Account? What would we see in Harry Potter’s Instagram gallery? Now your students can answer these questions by creating Instagram profiles, posts, and galleries.

Some Very Good Digital Textbook Sources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection below. This is a list featuring some popular platforms.read more

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.

How a Zero Tolerance Mentality in Education Disrupts Effective Learning

Turnitin

Learn how digital learning coordinator, Maria del Olmo Bañuelos, champions a combination of digital literacy and academic integrity

Not Light, But Fire: Talking Race in Class

MiddleWeb

Reading "Not Light, But Fire" inspired Sarah Cooper to change the way she frames conversations about current events and history – which very often involve race, ethnicity, religion, politics and other incendiary topics – to build understanding, not emotion.

Arrogance Leads to Irrelevance

The Principal of Change

I am blessed and truly grateful to be invited to speak at many educational conferences, and I am always appreciative of the opportunity. I have done my best to not only attend these events as a presenter but also try to take advantage of participating as a learner.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat on Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm EST

The Innovative Educator

Join us this Thursday as we discuss professional learning opportunities. Your host, #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon will moderate with me throwing in my two cents. Also on hand will be special guests from some of our partners who bring these opportunities to teachers.

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.

Science Virtual Lab Apps to Use with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, students will get.read more

10 exciting in-person and virtual STEM field trips

eSchool News

STEM field trips are no longer limited to traditional science centers–today’s STEM trips are interactive, engaging, and bring classroom concepts to life for students.

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Reciprocal Teaching for Improving Reading

MiddleWeb

Implement the elements of reciprocal teaching – predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing – using Lori Oczkus's revised book on reading comprehension. ELA teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith likes the guidance in starting the scaffolded discussion method and more.

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