Mon.Oct 14, 2019

Help Students Select the Right Summer School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Alex Briggs, has an interesting take on summer school, why you should start thinking about it now–in the Fall–and how to do that. I think you’ll find this interesting: Helping students to select the right summer school.

How to Keep Students Organized and Thriving in a Digital Classroom

Edsurge

A critical component of any student’s educational journey is learning how to be better organized, complete tasks independently and persevere when an assignment is difficult.

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Are Your Students Ready To Change The World By Taking The Conrad Challenge?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we meet Colorado Science Teacher Ryan Johson who last year, mentored a team of students to the final round of the Conrad Challenge. .

How to Increase Reading Comprehension With a Daily Dose of D.E.A.R.

Edsurge

OTTER. SQUIRT. ZYLAR? It goes by many clever (and slightly ridiculous ) names, but all of those acronyms refer to the act of reading recreationally at school. Many of the benefits of silent reading and recurring sustained silent reading (SSR) have gone under appreciated in recent years.

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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 To Successfully Plan Your Educational Technology Integration … Effectively

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff unpacks the key steps needed to begin planning your school district's Educational Technology Integration Plan.

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Educational Activities and Games with Flippity

techlearning

Educational games can be a fun way to engage students while also teaching or reviewing subject area content. These can include activities such as word searches, crossword puzzles, bingo games, flashcards, Jeopardy games, and more.

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts

The Hechinger Report

Student loan default rates have inched down in recent years. National Student Loan Data System. Despite all the concern about the student loan crisis in our nation, student loan default rates have been dropping.

Review: The Synology DiskStation 1019+ Offers Easier-to-Use Storage

EdTech Magazine

Review: The Synology DiskStation 1019+ Offers Easier-to-Use Storage. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:44.

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How Art Can Help Center a Student’s Learning Experience

MindShift

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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.

5 TED-Ed Lessons to introduce students to robotics

eSchool News

Robotics is gaining popularity in classrooms across the country, moving from an old sci-fi concept to a way to engage students in STEM learning by solving real-world problems. One of the hurdles, though, is in finding the right resources to introduce robotics.

The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

Adoptions, non-adoptions, civics, SEL, career-ready education, and the possible recession. According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Washington State District Adopts Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook

techlearning

"This curriculum must prepare students to ask complex questions, read and write with a critical lens, and know how and when to take action,” said Lexi Samorano, Highline Public Schools’ Secondary Social Studies Specialist

States are questioning teacher evaluation systems

eSchool News

Since the 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a large number of states have backed away from recently enacted policies that were designed to breathe new life into moribund teacher and principal evaluation systems, according to new research from the National Council on Teacher Quality. No fewer than 30 states have recently withdrawn at least one of the evaluation reforms that they adopted during a flurry of national activity between 2009 and 2015. Related content: The benefits of adding video to teacher evaluations. Those reforms were in response to compelling evidence that evaluation systems served no real purpose, giving almost all educators the same rating and relying almost entirely on subjective measures, rather than objective evidence of a teacher’s contribution to student learning. “The federal law passed in 2015, in fulfilling its pledge to return more authority to states, removed the political cover states needed to make these changes,” said NCTQ President Kate Walsh. “Given the intense pressure on states to backtrack, the outcome may not be surprising, but it is disheartening.”. District Management Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning

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.

Kokomo24/7® Announces Sponsorship at EDUCAUSE, October 14-7, in Chicago

techlearning

Kokomo24/7® School Safety Cloud™ helps provide safe learning environments for students and school faculty through safety solutions designed to identify potential bullying, suicide, and other disruptive learning events

Some of The Best Music Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some very good iPad music apps to use with elementary students and young learners. Through a variety of educational content that includes lessons, videos, and interactive.read more

Center of Science and Industry: Bet the Farm

techlearning

Can you make it as a farmer

Student Choice and Design Thinking

My Paperless Classroom

Teachers who believe in student choice know that it is just one of many guiding principles in curriculum design. Throughout my career, from HS English to Elementary Maker/STEAM, I have put Student Choice as one of my greatest goals, and I have done some of my best work in pursuit of this goal.

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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.

Scripting basics for everyone

Jamf on EdTech

This step-by-step guide, based on Bill Smith's popular Scripting 101 for Apple Admins webinar, is written specifically for beginners

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Student Choice and Design Thinking

My Paperless Classroom

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Teachers who believe in student choice know that it is just one of many guiding principles in curriculum design.

Learning Math With Games: A Complete Guide To Transform Your Classroom

Prodigy

Since the late ’90s, video games have become very popular amongst kids and considered as one of the norms in our mainstream media today.

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Visual Literacy with Wordless Books

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’ve been meeting with a group of students from 3rd & 4th grade to talk about our reading lives.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Educational Art Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you asking about Art apps to use with young learner, below is a collection featuring some good titles to start with. These are apps curated from iTunes App Store specifically for.read more

How to Get the Most Out of Informational Videos

MiddleWeb

Students love when teachers share videos as part of a lesson in any subject. But they can be vague when asked to recall the rich details or ideas that were included. Sunday Cummins, author of Close Reading of Informational Sources, has five quick lessons that can help.

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Scripting basics for everyone

Jamf on EdTech

This step-by-step guide, based on Bill Smith's popular Scripting 101 for Apple Admins webinar, is written specifically for beginners

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Digital pervasion and loss of identity

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay “We are all digital now” claimed Paul Longley of University College London, in a research report (BBC News, 2006). In so doing, he identified a global digital tribe.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.