Tue.Nov 20, 2018

The Future of Education Technology


Original Article Source: [link]. With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation.

6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


A good friend of mine’s son is a software engineer for one of our largest banks; she’s immensely proud of his achievements which include a master’s degree in computer science from a prestigious university. He also happens to be blind.

Regulating the Teenage Mind

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Teenagers don’t yet possess the executive function skills of adults, but they probably need those skills just as much as adults do, or more.

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39.

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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.

Adding and Using Comments on Screencastify Videos


It's simple to use, has lots of nice features, works on Chromebooks, and is free for videos up to 10 minutes long

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Why the Future Is Arriving Faster Than You Think


Republished with permission from Singularity Hub, under CC BY-ND 4.0 licensing. People have no idea how fast the world is changing. So said Peter Diamandis to the audience at Singularity University’s. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Kid-Tracking Sensors May Not Be the Wildest Thing About This Montessori Model


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On a tree-lined avenue, between shops, cafes and row houses about a half mile from Harvard University, sits a uniquely high-tech school in a narrow storefront. Kids don’t spend time in front of screens, though. In fact, they never even see them. Instead, the tech is embedded into the environment almost invisibly.

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Would you like to become an ELT materials writer?

Nik Peachey

There are so many talented teachers who create materials for their students each day and never have the opportunity to get them published. Perhaps this is you. Would you like to develop your career as an ELT writer? Would you like to generate an income from the materials you produce?

How College Faculty Can Beat the Cheat


Students cheating on assignments is hardly a new or surprising problem. But it may surprise college faculty to find out just how widespread it is today. In research and surveys conducted by Dr. Donald McCabe and the International Center for Academic Integrity over the span of 12 years, 68 percent of undergraduates who responded admitted to cheating on tests or written assignments.

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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.

Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

What are memes? If you have been on social media, there is a good chance that you have come across a meme. If you are not sure what a meme is a quick Google define search defines a meme as.

FEATURE: Ed Tech Leaders Take on the Digital Equity Divide


This invitation-only event focused on sharing and learning about the many innovative solutions that district leaders are creating to close the digital equity divide

Holiday Gift Ideas that Give Back to MIND

MIND Research Institute

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! We’ll start with a big meal, follow it with carols and lights, and finish up by saying hello to 2019. This season always goes by in the blink of an eye, but it’s my absolute favorite!

SecurEdge WiFi: What to Expect Part 1

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

For most executives and IT managers, their company’s WiFi network is a strategic necessity -- right up there with utility power, HVAC, running water, and telecommunications.

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.

NEWS & TRENDS: Convincing Students that Learning Blue Collar Job Skills Will Pay Off


With jobs in the trades going begging, Janesville (WI) Superintendent Steve Pophal says more people need to consider the value of certifications and two-year technical degrees

Using Technology to Humanize

The Principal of Change

I have been an advocate of technology in education for a long time. But I have been an advocate of “people” for my entire career. . People > Technology.

7 ways to be a more visible leader

eSchool News

Today’s school administrator has an overabundance of duties and responsibilities to balance with the mandates from state and national reform.

What Giving Students Choice Looks Like in the Classroom


Excerpted from “ Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement ” by Heather Wolpert-Gawron. Read the companion piece, “Why Choice Matters to Student Learning,” for more about the research on student engagement and choice. By Heather Wolpert-Gawron.

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.

Family tech nights can narrow the digital divide

eSchool News

When we talk about digital equity, the conversation often focuses on providing opportunities for all students to learn in an increasingly connected world. We talk about devices and home connectivity. We talk the importance of parental support.

NEWS & TRENDS: Louisiana Considers Special Recognition for STEM Work


Students who complete STEM courses in Louisiana may soon be able to earn special endorsements on their high school diplomas.

A Good Google Forms Alterntative for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are looking for a good alternative to Google Forms, Typeform is a good option to start with. You can use it to create a wide variety of form types including: surveys, contact forms,read more

NEWS & TRENDS: AT&T Ends Lifeline Subsidy


5,400 low-income subscribers in the Chicago area and downstate will no longer receive the monthly Lifeline credit on their landline bills as of November

EdTech at School

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

Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to help them with their writing. From providing.read more

Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment!

Shake Up Learning

The post Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Whether you are brand new to using Google in the classroom, or a seasoned expert, Shake Up Learning can help you reach you Google Certification goals with our online courses. There are three separate courses: Google Certified Educator Level 1. Google Certified Educator Level 2. Google Certified Trainer.

The Blessing of Buncee


This is the time of year when we stop this craziness we call life to count the many blessings we have in our lives. I’d like to take a minute to share what I am thankful for in my classroom. I am so thankful for Buncee. Buncee has brought such joy and happiness into the lives of my students.

“Creating something new for the first time is never simple, but if you’re passionate about the ‘why’ behind the work, and can build strong relationships with all stakeholders, it will never seem like hard work.” – Meredith Roe, Australia

Daily Edventures

Meredith Roe. Virtual School Program Manager. Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). Perth, Australia. MeredithRoe1. Microsoft Innovative Educator Meredith Roe is all about collaboration. And what makes her most excited is seeing her students connecting with others – whether that’s in their classroom or beyond the four walls of their school.

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.