Tue.Jan 08, 2019

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Most Americans agree that education is a national priority. Yet, despite efforts over the last 20 years to improve the performance of our schools, the U.S. public education system falls in the middle of international quality rankings.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Over the last year education innovators around the country continued to pursue expanded definitions of student success, personalized approaches, and wholly new models of school. For many, the very real challenges of change management and discovering ways to promote scale with quality dominated 2018.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using.

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! (NEW!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Docs Cheat Sheet! I am #superexcited to announce the release of a brand new, updated, Google Docs Cheat Sheet for teachers, students, or anyone!

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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.

Discipline or compliance?

The Principal of Change

I recently shared this image on Twitter : This was written in my book “ The Innovator’s Mindset ,” and since then, my thoughts have evolved on the question. I will get to that in a minute. Here is one of the challenges I received on the question: I believe all 3 are key to success.

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K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:10. Anyone involved in a one-to-one initiative knows it can be much more complicated than just rolling out a cartful of Chromebooks and logging on to a Wi-Fi network.

How Smart Will AI Get?


Welcome to the era of contextual awareness


Literacy Instruction: Experiences Instead of Stuff

Reading By Example

Photo by Marius Ott on Unsplash. Our family tradition during Christmas, an idea we borrowed from somewhere else, is to have a “want”, “need”, “wear”, and “read” gift for each child. The idea is to limit the present buying and make sure we are focused on the reason for the season.

Students Experiencing Distress Need Early Intervention: Secret Service Report on Reducing School Violence

Gaggle Speaks

Are there steps schools can take to intervene and help prevent violence? The answer to this question is yes. As recently as early December 2018, a school shooter was blocked at an Indiana school thanks to a tip made to local police.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Beyond Screen Limited Showcases Tablet Coding Pack


Beyond Tablet Coding Pack provides a platform for young children to create and execute code with physical manipulatives

Bitmoji Stickers for the Win!

Teacher Tech

Make Your Own Stickers A Guest Post by Sonya Schkabla With only a few minutes and some sticker labels, you can create stickers to share with your students featuring your own Bitmoji. Order Labels The first step is to get your labels. I used Avery 22805 sticker paper labels. They are 1.5 inch squares and […]. The post Bitmoji Stickers for the Win! appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool Guest Post Sticker Labels

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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online by TeachThought Staff How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, […]. The post The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online appeared first on TeachThought.

Inspired By Buncee


This time of the year everywhere you turn, you hear about New Year’s Resolutions. Most of them center on losing weight or quitting some bad habit, but I think a resolution should be inspiring.

Fun with Data: Students Play ST Math Over Winter Break

MIND Research Institute

The greatest holiday present that MIND receives from our learners is their hard work.even when on winter break! This kid worked hard over break to be out first @STMath finisher! FJDugan pic.twitter.com/htefOvfeG6 — Jennifer McAuliffe (@mrsjmcauliffe). January 2, 2019.

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Androidify Yourself


Here is a great tool that lets you androidify yourself. We can download it as an app or you can go to the website and create your own androidify version  

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What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Guillaume Speurt on Flickr Tallinn is one of my favourite European cities. I visited it a few years ago during the early spring, when snow and ice lay around and the medieval towers and wooden walkways of the old town wall were truly magical.


The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience


As technology continues to sprint forward, it’s up to educational institutions to keep pace or risk falling behind. While traditional teaching methods have served us well until now, the huge opportunities presented to us by technology cannot be ignored — whether in a college or pre-K environment.

BETT19 Preview - KidloLand App Announces Expansion with New Age Groups and Games


IDZ Digital Pvt. developer of KidloLand as well as multiple educational apps for kids, announced today the expansion of the KidloLand app with new additions which will provide educational games for kids from 5 to 8 years old

Why is My Wireless VoIP or Video Conferencing a Terrible Experience?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Commercial Voice over IP (VoIP) is nothing new, tracing its roots back to 2004. And VoIP’s underlying packet voice and packet network interconnection technology dates back to the early 1970s when IEEE published a related research paper. Wi-Fi as a Service Wi-Fi Performance

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I gamified my classroom and students are soaring

eSchool News

An average child today will have played 10,000 hours of video games before the age of 21. If playing games is part of our culture, even part of our identities, then it stands to reason that students can be highly motivated by game-based learning opportunities. So what if we make classrooms the game?

Vernier Software & Technology Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Engineering Contest


This annual contest recognizes one middle school, high school, or college educator with a prize valued at $5,500 for innovatively using Vernier technology to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their students

Escuchando a New Orleans

The Hechinger Report

Los periodistas de Hechinger han estado en New Orleans por más de seis años, compartiendo historias sobre los grandes cambios que están sucediendo en las escuelas allí.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Washington School District Adds Projectors With OneVision Kids Program


With over 24,000 students, the Vancouver, Washington K-12 School District currently has 38 buildings consisting of elementary, middle, high schools and special programs  

Data Interoperability Looms Large as Districts Pursue Innovation and IT Savings

EdTech Magazine

Data Interoperability Looms Large as Districts Pursue Innovation and IT Savings. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:29.

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Viewpointsystem Spotlights VPS 19 Smart Glasses


Viewpointsystem is showcasing the VPS 19 smart glasses, which combine eye tracking with a display element for a Mixed Reality experience


How Can You Successfully Create A Supportive Community Around Your Podcast?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with Danny “Sunshine” Bauer to discuss the importance of building a community around your website, brand, and podcast.

AEvice Health Shows Childrens' Smart Wearable


AEvice Health is at CES 2019 spotlighting its AireSone Junior, a smart wearable for children


Empower Your Teachers with Classroom Management Controls They Need


Mobile device management (MDM) is just for IT teams to handle and understand, right? Wrong. Read how an MDM can empower teachers to provide better learning experiences for their students, and not bog teachers down with additional technology to juggle in the classroom.

4 ways to focus on edtech in 2019

eSchool News

Integrating edtech isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, either. Planning is essential to any ed-tech program’s success–without proper planning, entire initiatives can flop.

Make Your Classroom More Like a Playground Than a Playpen Using ‘Hard Fun’


Every educator knows that children, especially those 4 to 7, learn a great deal through play. Harnessing that power for classroom learning can be tricky, though. Teachers may, for example, hesitate to let go of control and allow students to follow their own learning paths; they may worry that the learning that takes place during play will be difficult to assess. And they must respond to growing institutional pressure to meet standards. But it is possible.

U.S. Education Industry’s Cybersecurity Lags Behind 16 Other Sectors

Marketplace K-12

The energy, retail, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries and many other sectors outranked the education industry in terms of having strong cyber-protections. The post U.S. Education Industry’s Cybersecurity Lags Behind 16 Other Sectors appeared first on Market Brief.

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?


For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. The 2019 competition opens January 8 and will accept applications until February 13. Even better, this year, the program aims to crank up the value that it provides to entrepreneurs. We’re definitely upping how we support entrepreneurs for our tenth competition.