Thu.Oct 22, 2020

Equity in Education Networks: A Tool for Inquiry

Digital Promise

Our work over the past five years convening education innovation ecosystem builders has shown the potential of networks to address our deepest challenges in education. But they can also perpetuate the very inequities they seek to address.

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Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid

EdTech4Beginners

People have been discussing distance learning for years. However, educators have now been forced to suddenly adopt remote instruction because of the ongoing pandemic. Faced with a future where they’ll have to often switch between classroom-based education and at-home learning, schools and universities have to prepare for a system that can support both.

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Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation

Waterford

“Curiosity is,” said writer Samuel L. Johnson, “in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”. This quote is a great reminder that if we can get students curious and motivated to learn, we can set them up for a lifelong love of learning.

What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

The academic world changes slower compared to other areas. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t many exciting new roles available in schools and universities.

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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.

How the Remote Learning Pivot Sparked Innovation in Education

EdTech Magazine

Despite the current challenges of remote and hybrid learning, new possibilities also have emerged, especially around the use of educational technology. Schools and districts have realized that educational technology is crucial to preparing students for a rapidly evolving world.

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5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

As educators, our goal is to shape our students’ lives by teaching them in ways that produce well rounded individuals. Whether STEAM education is new to you or you’re already familiar with it, it’s a great way to excite students about learning. Some people like to debate STEM vs. STEAM.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. Credit: eLearn.fyi.

Educators Are Using Edtech to Facilitate SEL. Here’s How They Gauge Student Success.

Edsurge

Ling Lam, an edtech and innovation teacher at a K-8 independent school in northern California sets specific social-emotional goals for every edtech tool she uses.

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How career and technical education shuts out Black and Latino students from high-paying professions

The Hechinger Report

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her Wilmington, Delaware, high school. This story also appeared in The Associated Press.

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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.

How school librarians are getting creative in a pandemic

eSchool News

New questions from school librarians…. Will ultra violet disinfectant devices damage books? How long should I quarantine a book before circulating it again? How can I use technology to coordinate curbside pick-up for students who want to check out print books? Meet the same old challenges….

Virtual Office Hours Get More Students in the Door. Will They Be Here to Stay?

Edsurge

From professors to advisers to career counselors, colleges employ many people responsible for coaching students on how to meet their goals. But students don’t always take advantage of opportunities to receive this personalized guidance.

How to Protect Student Data When Using Online and Emerging Tech

EdTech Magazine

Schools need technology — a lot of it — to operate both remotely and in person. But there’s another need that K–12 administrators should also prioritize, experts say: data privacy.

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Colleges Can Turn Classes Into Virtual Communities. Here’s How.

Edsurge

COVID-19 has not only shaken up the way we deliver instruction, but the pandemic also threatens the bonds that connect students to each other and their campuses.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

3-2-1 Style of Classroom Management

Teacher Tech

3-2-1 operates on the premise of “three minutes, two reasons, one reinforcement.”. The post 3-2-1 Style of Classroom Management appeared first on Teacher Tech. Activity Guest Post

Going the Distance: 5 Essential Features of an LMS That Support Remote Learning

Edsurge

Not so long ago, speakers at edtech conferences often quipped that if Ben Franklin were to visit our world today, the only place he would recognize is the public school classroom.

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Insights Report: IT Investment Priorities and Realities

EdTech Magazine

The educational technology landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the past few years, school districts have witnessed changes ranging from an influx in emerging technologies such as virtual reality to a greater emphasis on data security amid increasing cyberthreats.

Explore the skills and expertise of a teacher to be successful in the 21st-century.

Linways Technologies

We’re well-off into the 21st-century and education is not as it was just a couple of years ago. Technology and the internet have penetrated deeply into the learning space and information has taken new forms and levels from textbooks and teacher’s notes.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

4 Troubleshooting Tips for Smooth Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts started to reopen with online and hybrid learning this fall, familiar issues emerged. In some schools, students and teachers couldn’t log in to their learning management systems. Videoconferencing platforms crashed for many.

‘Forest schools’ grow in popularity during distance learning

eSchool News

Stomping through puddles, scrambling over fallen logs and digging in the dirt with sticks may not sound like traditional educational activities, but they are core parts of the curriculum in “forest schools,” EdSource reports.

K–12 Schools Build Culture and Community Around Data

EdTech Magazine

As data transforms educational processes, it’s easy to forget what the alternative looks like. Without data — and a culture that facilitates data-driven insights — decisions may be based on opinion, assumption or speculation.

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New Feature: Augmented Reality is Now on Buncee iOS!

Buncee

It’s no secret that it’s tons of fun to create your own world on Buncee…but have you ever wanted to bring some Buncee fun to your world? With the ne w Augmented Reality on the Buncee iOS app , now you can! It’s easy and fun to add a Buncee twist to your world!

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

How to Ensure Data Remains Safe in the Age of Ransomware

EdTech Magazine

Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or IT professional, you have witnessed the extraordinary transition the education sector has recently undergone.

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#Productivity App: @NoteplanApp — Notetaker, calendar, digital bullet journal all in one app

techieMusings

It has been a while since I have posted on the theme of productivity. I am the type of person who keeps notes on everything. I don’t have a great memory, but I do have organized systems! About a month ago, I discovered Noteplan — a Mac & iOS app that is a notetaker and calendar all in one.

A New Way to Judge Ed-Tech Products: ‘Learner Variability’

Marketplace K-12

A new product certification created by Digital Promise gives companies the chance to prove that their product design features, tools, and support can be adapted to meet students' myriad needs.

Trox Launches New SHIELD Protection Program for Chromebooks and Other Mobile Devices

eSchool News

Trox , a leading North American provider of education technology and collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of its new proprietary Trox SHIELD SM Protection Program for Chromebooks and other mobile devices.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.