Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here. Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products.

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Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lack basic financial literacy, U.S. News reports. And although children begin forming their attitudes towards money as young as the age of six, most parents and schools don’t teach them money management (only a third of U.S.

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The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

I grew up in Nigeria where nearly half the population still lives in extreme poverty. But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school.

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

The future of learning unfolding in Malawi

The Christensen Institute

Children in Malawi learning on iPads. COURTESY OF SUSAN COLBY, IMAGINE WORLDWIDE. A piece of the future of learning unfolded before me over the past week.

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Want Transformational Teachers? Here’s Why Change Starts With Coaches

Edsurge

Years before I wrote my book, “Courageous Edventures,” and helped develop an instructional coaching model used in schools across the country, I served as a district leader supporting instructional coaches.

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Creation for Early Learners Using the iPad

iTeach with iPads

One of the greatest misperceptions about our youngest learners and meaningful technology use, is they “are too young” to be able to do that.

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Impact Investing, Not Whitewashing: How Lumina’s Venture Arm Works

Edsurge

“Impact investing” is a term that has become increasingly common—even trendy—in the education sector. Many investors, foundations and even private equity firms have started so-called impact investment funds with a mission to support companies involved in teaching and learning.

Virginia District Gives Its Teachers Their Own Ed Tech Conference

EdTech Magazine

Virginia District Gives Its Teachers Their Own Ed Tech Conference. Professional development is key to helping teachers succeed, particularly when it comes to providing support to help them effectively integrate new classroom technologies.

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.

What Is The Feynman Technique?

TeachThought - Learn better.

? What Is The Feynman Technique? by Terry Heick What is The Feynman Technique? In short, it’s a simple approach to self-directed learning that is based on distilling what you know.

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards.

Four Tips for Designing an Optimized Learning Space

EdTechTeam

Image by Pexels from Pixabay. Librarians have a number of acronyms for making decisions about how to remove books from their collection. Each of these acronyms is designed to help them make informed, objective decisions about what to keep and what to release from the space.

A Q&A with Future Ready Principal Sanée Bell, Morton Ranch Junior High, Katy (TX) ISD

techlearning

“Power with people leads to commitment, dedication, and ownership. Power over people leads to resentment, compliance, and buy-in. Future Ready principals know how to use their influence to share the leadership role with others ”

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.

Effective Uses of EdTech: Practicing Spaced Repetition for Improved Memory

EmergingEdTech

The best uses of education technology are not about the technology – they're about teaching and learning. Technology can be a powerful tool, but it's all about how its used. There have been a. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How To Correctly Publish Your New Google Sites Website

TeacherCast

One of my favorite applications in the GSuite system is Google Sites. Not only do they give teachers an incredible tool for building digital lessons, but allow students to quickly create stunning online portfolios to showcase their accomplishments.

Lego Spike Prime Kit Combines Bricks, Coding to Boost STEAM Skills

techlearning

Here's a surprise: middle schoolers aren't very confident in the education system. That's according to Lego Education, anyway, which today announced the Spike Prime kit to help encourage middle schoolers to care about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM

How To Correctly Publish Your New Google Sites Website

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Creating a stunning website in "New" Google Sites is pretty easy but quite often, web developers get into trouble pushing a button that might give others access to also make edits.

EdTech at School

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

How we turned around our disciplinary infraction rate

eSchool News

Demographics. Cordata Elementary School is a 400-student public school serving grades PreK-5 in the Bellingham School District in Washington.

Building STEM Communities at ISTE

MIND Research Institute

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference and Expo! And I truly mean whirlwind.

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“I’m glad you’re here.”

The Principal of Change

This tweet: This tweet is enough for an entire blog…It is a good reminder for working not only with students but adults as well. But also this tweet. That’s the entire post. A reminder so much can be said in a tweet.

Spelling Matters in Middle School, Too

MiddleWeb

Want to help middle school students improve their reading skills? Mark Weakland suggests providing direct and explicit spelling instruction. Emphasizing syllables – roots and affixes – offers lots of building blocks for students. Weakland includes differentiation tips and activity ideas.

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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.

Career Karma Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round for Bootcamp Marketplace Focused on Peers

Edsurge

Melanie Harris saw her path to break into the technology industry. Armed with an MBA and work experience in China and Taiwan, she wanted to dedicate herself to using technology to help others. But one thing stood in her way: Basic Javascript. Harris, 31, found that she needed help mastering the programming language and considered returning to school for a computer science degree. “I I felt tech illiterate,” Harris says. “I I was struggling.”

4 Things Every Student Needs in a PDF Software Utility

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

PDF is the document format of the future. It is versatile, portable (by definition) and usually works well with other document formats like Word. Specific to students, however, the most important.read more. sponsored posts

Illuminate Education’s Buying Spree Comes at a Price, Including Layoffs

Edsurge

One year after combining five companies in a “Megazord” merger , Illuminate Education is still looking to add pieces. Just last month, the Irvine, Calif.-based based education company acquired an assessment platform called FastBridge Learning. By CEO Christine Willig’s count, that brings the company’s total number of acquisitions in the last three years to 12. Its owner, Insight Venture Partners, confirmed to EdSurge the company has spent upwards of $100 million on acquisitions.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 171 Inspiring Collective Action In Students Around Economic Challenges

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.