Tue.Jul 24, 2018

[Infographic] Staying Connected in K-12


ISTE is the largest ed tech conference that brings together educators to discuss and create innovative ideas for the classroom. Here at Kajeet, we were interested in learning more about educators’ thoughts on mobility in K-12. Digital Learning

Why gamification works [Part 2]


In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning.

5 Ways to Improve Conferences and Make Them More Productive

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

To create a conference that works for attendees and vendors, use these suggestions from an experienced entrepreneur and conference-goer. The post 5 Ways to Improve Conferences and Make Them More Productive appeared first on Market Brief.

Diagnosing Development: Why wealthy nations distribute resources

The Christensen Institute

The international development industry is vast. When official development assistance ( aid offered by wealthy countries for the “economic development and welfare of developing countries”) and other forms of aid including disaster and relief are taken into account, the industry spends upwards of $200 billion annually. In some countries, such as Malawi, Mali, and Uganda, official development assistance funds more than half of government expenditures.

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.

Restorative justice is about more than just reducing suspensions

The Hechinger Report

Students participate in a restorative circle, a practice that’s part of a movement away from harsh discipline in schools. Photo: Jim Vaiknoras for The Hechinger Report. With just two words, a classroom can be thrown into chaos.

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You’re Already Harnessing the Science of Learning (You Just Don’t Know It)


Ten years ago, I read an article in the New York Times with dismay. It was about how clickers were all the rage in schools across the country. It featured colorful photos of students using clickers and quotes from teachers who were thrilled with students’ newfound enthusiasm in class. The article focused on how clickers could help boost engagement and gamification in the classroom. But it only mentioned the word “learn” twice.

The potential of telehealth in managing rare diseases

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Rosie Rosati, health advocate for the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center. In recent years, the healthcare industry has begun embracing the benefits of telehealth and acknowledging the obstacles this digital advancement can overcome. The patient-centered technology provides easy access to quality care for patients residing in remote areas or living in locations with limited access to specialists.

7 proven reasons why should you create an email distribution list for your brand


Have you thought of what might happen if Twitter or YouTube disappeared? Learn why you should create an email distribution list for your blog or website today!

Successful 1:1 Device Programs Help Students Get Online at Home

EdTech Magazine

Successful 1:1 Device Programs Help Students Get Online at Home. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:13. For the past decade, bringing digital equity and broadband access to U.S. schools has been a main focus for educators and administrators. Thanks to nationwide efforts to pursue high-speed connectivity for K–12 students , Wi-Fi is available in more schools than ever before.

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.

EdTech Pioneer Flocabulary Taps Seasoned Leader


Flocabulary , a learning platform that brings the K-12 curriculum to life through its standards-aligned hip-hop videos, today announced the appointment of Din Heiman as president.

TLC Ninja: Tammy Lind Brings Makerspaces into the Classroom


Tammy Lind believes that maker is an innovative mindset that both teachers and students should have, and she prefers having the makerspace in the classroom instead of in the library or a specialized room.

Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum, Part 1


Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. You will not want to miss it!

Moving Beyond a “Growth Mindset”

The Principal of Change

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.

The Cost of Not Educating Girls: $30 Trillion

Marketplace K-12

The biggest economic gains for countries come from giving girls not just a primary education, but leading them through secondary school, a new World Bank study finds. The post The Cost of Not Educating Girls: $30 Trillion appeared first on Market Brief.

Why One Professor Says We Are ‘Automating Inequality’


Often the algorithms that shape our lives feel invisible, but every now and then you really notice them. Your credit card might get declined when you’re on vacation because a system decides the behavior seems suspicious. You might buy a quirky gift for your cousin, and then have ads for that product pop up everywhere you go online. In education, schools and colleges even use big data to nudge students to stay on track.

The 'Over-Parenting Crisis' In School And At Home

NPR Learning and Tech

Cutting kids' meat or doing their laundry can undermine their sense of self-worth, two books argue. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


New from AASL: Defending Intellection Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries


Simply, don’t miss Defending Intellection Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School. Several years ago, I helped launch the Springfield Township Gay/Straight Alliance after a local doctor and alum visited for a conversation.

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.

Student Videos: Empowering Creativity and Video Journalism

The ASIDE Blog

Teacher videos are terrific learning tools, but student-created videos are even richer. Creating videos, motion graphics, and animations nudge students to blend a host of proficiencies.

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English


Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine.

5 Things Ed Tech Should Not be About (Problems EdTech Should Not Try to Solve)


Technology is by no means a panacea for all of the issues education faces … I started this blog back in 2008 (and formally launched as EmergingEdTech in April of 2009). I've read, learned, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Digital Book Clubs for ELA


I don’t know if you’re like me, but whenever I get asked to join a book club (whether it be a for a local mommy group, my kids’ dual language program, or even my beloved teacher circle) I kind of want to puke a little. Don’t get me wrong, I would absolutely love to be one of those eager, go-getter, teacher moms that grabs a book and a cup of tea and sinks into a nice, comfy spot to read.

EdTech at School

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

How User Feedback Helps Shape ST Math Updates

MIND Research Institute

Have you ever provided customer feedback on a product or service and wondered whether or how it was used? Was anyone listening to that feedback? Did listening to feedback prompt them to make changes?

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education


Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes.

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The Value of CTE for the Students of Today and Tomorrow

Where Learning Clicks

Our students, workforce, and economy thrive when students have access to career & technical education. What’s the value of CTE and where are we as a nation? The post The Value of CTE for the Students of Today and Tomorrow appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

CatchOn Wins Second Consecutive Tech & Learning ISTE Best of Show Award


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 24, 2018) – Education Networks of America® (ENA) announces that CatchOn, Inc. , a software as a service tool that delivers essential data about ed tech usage, was named a winner of Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards.

Is Netflix Slowing Down My WiFi?: The Impact of Growing ResNet on University WiFi Speed

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

In this space, we have talked previously about the many challenges that come with providing WiFi on college campuses. Students live, learn, and play on campus, but they aren’t necessarily doing all three of those things at the same time and in the same place. That’s why college campuses require multiple types of WiFi designs, making them especially tricky. Higher Education Wireless Network Performance WiFi Performance

Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom


Google Classroom makes it easy to assign individual work and whole-class assignments. But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Here's what I recommend. ??