Tue.Jan 01, 2019

Do What Lights You Up This Year!

Catlin Tucker

The new year inspires reflection and resolutions. We take stock of the last twelve months noting the highs and the lows.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past.

As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate helped desegregate schools. Now she wants others to learn that history

The Hechinger Report

Leona Tate, 64, who helped to desegregate the Deep South when she was six years old. Gus Bennett/New Orleans People Project. NEW ORLEANS — Clutching a small purse, six-year-old Leona Tate walked into McDonogh 19 Elementary School here and helped to desegregate the South.

How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’


Replacing VHS tapes with YouTube clips is probably not the ideal version of moving a classroom into the 21st century. While that type of digital substitution may tick the boxes of education technology frameworks like SAMR , it doesn’t always provide an opportunity for deep thinking and real-world learning. So how do teachers actually create meaningful work and allow students real agency in a 21st century classroom?

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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.

Should You Hire A Tech Coach … Or A Tech Conductor?


There are several similarities between Tech Coaches and Orchestral Conductors. What do you look for in your Instructional Technology Specialist? The post Should You Hire A Tech Coach … Or A Tech Conductor? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

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What Makes This Website Great: EduPorium


As school districts head into the spring and summer months each year they begin to look ahead at making large dollar purchases to prepare for the following school year. The question always pops up in meetings. where do we get the best value for our school dollars?"

Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down

TeachThought - Learn better.

Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down by Terry Heick The gift of my fifth year of teaching was patience. Every year something new occurs to me as an educator, and for year five it was the insurmountable scale of process. This was partly a response to beginning to see the things that […]. The post Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching New Teacher Terry Heick

NEWS & TRENDS: 7 Changing Responsibilities of the School CIO


Doug Johnson, director of technology in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) School District, oversees technology for 9,000 students and 1,200 staff members in 17 buildings. His department supports 7,000 student devices and 2,000 devices in labs and on staff desks.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2019

The Principal of Change

For the last two years, I have shared some of my favourite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well. Have an amazing 2019! 2017 . 2018 .

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.

In the News…2019

Tom Murray

January K12 Education Paves Its Own Path, District Administration Magazine, Link.

Everything You Need to Know About a Wireless Assessment


Everything You Need to Know About a Wireless Assessment Video Transcription: One of the many professional services offerings we provide here at SecurEdge Networks is a wireless assessment.

NEWS & TRENDS: Video: Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019


New technology trends are an outgrowth of the Intelligent Digital Mesh—connecting people and digital activities in a way that supports continuous innovation.

8 Important Digital Literacy Practices for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Theoretically speaking, digital literacy is a concept that is in constant flux. It is perpetually shifting and expanding to include new practices and skills afforded by new emerging technologies. In.read more

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.

Are your edtech tools really working?

eSchool News

Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full of passionate leaders, dedicated teachers, and inspired learners.

Here Is A Great Facebook Template to Use with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as I was browsing Larry Ferrlazzo’s resourceful website, I came across this post on the best tools for ELLs in which he mentioned Fakebook. I have already reviewed this tool a year ago.read more

What's Next for Hack Education

Hack Education

I’m making some major changes to Hack Education this year – and no, not because I’ve received venture capital and my investors have told me I have to rewrite the publication’s mission statement again. That’s a different site you’re thinking of… For a good portion of the year, Hack Education will go dormant. ( The archives , I would note, are rich here. Read up.)

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Tech Helpful

One of the things I love about posting my "Top 10" posts every year is seeing how much I've learned since they were posted. It allows me to see my growth educationally. It also allows me to see what others find interesting regarding what I do day in and day out.

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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.

NEWS & TRENDS: Lane County (OR) Schools Receive Federal Grant Funds to Boost Computer Science Education


Students in Lane and surrounding counties in Oregon will soon benefit from a $642,000 federal grant to help high-school students transition from Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to post-secondary education and jobs

Building Hope Wth Art, AR And Data - Get Students To Visualize Their Hopes For 2019


Source: Accurat With so much turmoil this year across the political spectrum, with the upheaval in the economy, and with the constant headlines asking the question, "Why is there so much hate in society?," we found it hard at times to keep a positive attitude and neutral position in our classrooms.

NEWS & TRENDS: Colorado Voters Reject Tax Plan That Would Have Generated $1.6 Billion for Education


Voters rejected an initiative that would have raised corporate taxes and state income tax for people earning $150,000 or more annually. The plan would have generated $1.6 billion for K–12 education across the state.

Homework, Grading, Late Work, Oh My…


Like many faculties, teachers at Jeremy Hyler's middle school have struggled to find a workable grading policy that addresses late work and takes into account grade levels, content areas, and differing philosophies. Hyler wants to encourage learners, but what about rigor? Create Compose Connect Late Work grading homework Jeremy Hyler late work responsibility student time management

EdTech at School

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

NEWS & TRENDS: Schooling Redesigned: The Case for Competency-Based Education


LGBTQ+ Lit to Read in 2019


Check out these five extraordinary examples of must-read Queer lit in 2019

NEWS & TRENDS: 5 Privacy Considerations to Share with Your Teachers


Managing app sign up and use on the network is a perennial problem for tech teams

NEWS & TRENDS: 1:1 Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find


A new meta-analysis of 15 years of research studies reveals that giving every student a laptop increased student achievement and gave a boost to students’ 21st-century skills

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.