Thu.Jun 13, 2019

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer is an important time for educators. While some people debate what educators should or shouldn’t do over the summer, ultimately it is YOUR summer and YOUR plans.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom


In my previous post I explored the subtle, yet significant, difference between brute force computing and ANN (Artificial Neural Networks), and how that distinction is slowly producing what one would call “true” AI products in the classroom.

What everyone gets wrong about corruption

The Christensen Institute

There’s a common misconception that until corruption in poor countries is eliminated, or at least significantly reduced, these countries will not be able to develop.

How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:53. So, what happens to the pile of data high school students leave behind when they graduate?

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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.

A tight-knit community upending underemployment

The Christensen Institute

Students need relationships to get by and to get ahead. But all too often in our education system, relationships are treated as inputs to learning, rather than outcomes in their own right.

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How Do Teachers and Schools Develop Young Innovators?

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.” – Tupac Shakur. On Tuesday I was honored to deliver the afternoon keynote for the #KYGoDigital Summer Tour Conference, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students Who S.A.I.L.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone


Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges. We have seen this transformation first-hand here at Arizona Science Center’s CREATE makerspace , where I work.

Student ed tech entrepreneurs argue they know what classrooms need

The Hechinger Report

Getty Images. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

299 Nominations, 32 Categories, 2 CODiE Awards, 1 ST Math

MIND Research Institute

This morning, MIND Research Institute announced that the organization’s flagship program, ST Math , received two 2019 CODiE Awards : Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8. Best Overall Education Technology Solution.

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.

Sphero Bolt Review: Can This Robot Ball Teach Code?


Sphero Bolt is like tomorrow’s toy ball. Instead of being purely focused on catch, this STEM ball is all about teaching code

How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


Wrangling technology can be maddening even in optimally designed classrooms. But at the K-8 River Grove School outside Chicago, the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable. the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable.

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Maxell Introduces New High-Brightness, 3LCD Laser Projectors with Enhanced Visuals


The Maxell MP-WU5603 and MP-WX5603 feature 6,000 ANSI lumen brightness, while the Maxell MP-WU5503 features 5,000 ANSI lumen brightness


Giving Students a Safe Way to Ask for Help

Gaggle Speaks

In order to better prepare their students for the real world, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) started offering its students email capabilities.

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.

NewsFeed Defenders Game Gets Kids Hooked on Journalism


The game's aim is to help students understand the essential qualities of good journalism, how news goes viral, and common tactics employed in news to deceive or manipulate reads


edWeb wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning is delighted to announce that it won the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff, for the third year in a row. The winners were announced during the SIIA Ed Tech Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 11.

ISTE NEWS: MIND Research Institute Introduces ST Math Chats


The new interactive lessons use MIND’s “play, discuss, apply” model to deepen learning through whole-class discussion

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

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.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years. It is believed that textbook prices have skyrocketed over the last few years. According to NBC’s review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook prices have risen over 3 times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015, a whopping 1,041% increase. With the big 5 controlling most of the textbook market, they are the ones who end up determining a standard price range to avoid further competition.

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Using a Growth Mindset as the Foundation for SEL

Research continues to show the benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL), especially with elementary-age students. But as SEL gains ground, educators need to think about best practices for adding it to their classroom.

ISTE NEWS: More Inspiring Voices of ISTE19 Announced


These presenters from around the globe join the over two dozen featured voices educators will be hearing from during the conference

Using Design Thinking to Support Makerspaces

Creating makerspaces and incorporating them into schools involves more than coming up with project ideas. Typically, when schools add makerspaces, they’re also looking to shift their education goals and focus on skills beyond traditional curriculum.

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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 “Why” Before the “What” and the “How”

The Principal of Change

I found the title of this article, “ Dear Teachers: Please Don’t Make Your Lessons Relevant” by Peter Greene kind of clickbaity (is that a word?) and I got suckered in and had to read it.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

In a 2018 survey , the majority of school districts either have 1:1 as a current goal or have already achieved it. Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms.

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Concrete Ways To Help Students Self-Regulate And Prioritize Work


There are a lot of skills necessary to succeed in school that aren’t directly about mastering content, including the ability to recognize, name and control ones emotions.

What the heck is student agency–and why do we need it?

eSchool News

It’s only recently that I’ve become much more disciplined in my use of the term “student agency” and how I apply it.

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.