Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

Education Elements

There is a scene from the recent Star Trek movie reboot of a young alien named Spock at school. Spock and his classmates each stand in their own semi-circular pod, surrounded by screens while an automated “teacher” prompts them with questions.

Questions Parents Ask

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been asked by a wonderful parent organization called Konstella to serve as an expert for parents on topics of technology in the classroom. They started by asking a series of questions that were on their minds.

TCEA 2019: How K–12 Schools Can Simplify Data Analytics Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How K–12 Schools Can Simplify Data Analytics Initiatives. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:44.

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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.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

The labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

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Time to talk: 3 ways technology can get students communicating

Nureva

If you grew up before smartphones, tablets and the internet, it’s easy to feel concerned about how technology is isolating our kids – especially when we see large groups of students all staring into their phones instead of actually talking to one another.

TCEA 2019: 5 Ways to Improve Your E-Rate Process

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: 5 Ways to Improve Your E-Rate Process. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:04.

Tip of the Week: Forget the Gym. These 5 New Year’s Resolutions Are What You Really Need

techlearning

It’s never too late to make a few 2019 social studies resolutions

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A Simple Switch at the College Board Could Mean More Equitable AP Exams

Edsurge

The College Board will soon allow high school students to register for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the fall, rather than having them wait until spring—just before the exams are held. It’s a simple, seemingly inconsequential change, but in both the small- and large-scale studies the nonprofit conducted in U.S. schools, the option to register in the fall led to more underrepresented and low-income students taking the AP exams. The idea came straight from educators. More than half of U.S.

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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.

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

This screenshot from realism.io shows the chemistry Rocket Lab designed by Steven Wang and his co-founders. Screenshot by Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education by TeachThought Staff Ed note: We recently got in touch with Michell again and hope to have some updated thinking around this idea in the very near future. With that in mind, we decided to republish this post because its simultaneous deep thinking and easy skimmability. Predicting the […]. The post Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education appeared first on TeachThought.

8 great ways to STEAM up your class with Sphero (and other edtech)

eSchool News

Jobs in the computer science field are the top source of new wages in America, and a quarter of all jobs are now “highly digitalized.” Twice as many Americans use computing in their jobs, with half of these positions in non-STEM fields.

Chrome Can: Integration with Android Phones

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

One of the things that makes using all Apple products appealing is that they work together. For example, you can unlock your computer with your iPhone. You can text from your Mac Book and transferring photos from your iPhone to your computer is a couple of clicks away.

The 7 coolest edtech products I saw at FETC

eSchool News

I saw many interesting products at FETC 2019 in Orlando last week, but here are the ones that resonated most strongly because of their uniqueness and immediate classroom application. Lucid for Education. Lucid is one of those companies that you may not have heard of, but you definitely should!

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OPINION: The power of education data for Mississippi’s littlest learners

The Hechinger Report

More Mississippi students than ever before are gaining access to high-quality early learning this year thanks to increased funding for the state’s pre-K program. One big reason is the strong data on education outcomes that we have collected and shared in our state.

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Fun Pi Day Activities

Fractus Learning

Pi Day – celebrated on March 14 or 3/14 – is filled with challenges and activities celebrating the mathematical constant pi (?). Some schools focus on celebrating at 1:59 pm for a more accurate pi number […]. Classroom

Simple: Make a Pivot Table

Teacher Tech

Summarize Data with Pivot Tables Pivot tables in Google Sheets summarize data. They are super useful for teachers and happily really simple! The first thing you need is data in a spreadsheet where information repeats. One of the easiest ways for this to happen is to use Google Forms with multiple choice options to ensure […]. The post Simple: Make a Pivot Table appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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How to manage Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac - Q&A

Jamf on EdTech

Have questions about managing Microsoft Office for Mac and what its availability in the App Store means for you? We've got (lots) of answers

Simple: Make a Pivot Table

Teacher Tech

Summarize Data with Pivot Tables Pivot tables in Google Sheets summarize data. They are super useful for teachers and happily really simple! The first thing you need is data in a spreadsheet where information repeats. One of the easiest ways for this to happen is to use Google Forms with multiple choice options to ensure […]. The post Simple: Make a Pivot Table appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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Fabulous Animation Tool for Beginners and Experts

techlearning

Animation & Drawing by Do Ink is a well-designed animation app designed for students of all ages and talents

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A Fresh Approach to Middle School Behavior

MiddleWeb

What mix of behavior strategies can build happier, higher achieving middle schools? Principal Michael Gaskell shares customized PBIS methods his New Jersey school uses to help students stay in school, develop positive mentor relationships, and achieve greater success.

Vernier Software & Technology Releases New Activity Module to Teach Physics Concepts

techlearning

The seven experiments found in the activity module explore frictional forces, motion, and simple machines, such as the lever, ramp, and pulley

Five tips for upgrading your Internet mid-contract

Education Superhighway

If you are looking to increase your school district’s bandwidth but are in the middle of a contract, you may still have an opportunity to upgrade.

One Organization’s Success with Educating At-Risk Students

Where Learning Clicks

When it comes to educating at-risk students, Rite of Passage knows what it’s doing. Learn how they’ve been helping students for over 3 decades. The post One Organization’s Success with Educating At-Risk Students appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

#3quotes from Vygotsky

Learning with 'e's

Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky is revered as a notable pioneer of research into learning and cognitive development.

TED Talks for Those Who Do not Like Math

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED has this wonderful list of talks specifically curated for those who used to hate math when they were students. Contrary to the stereotypical picture of math as a boring and dry school subject,read more

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5 Steps to Maximize Career and Technical Education Funding

ExcelinEd

What are 5 steps to maximize the impact of CTE Funding? Last week, we released our new career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Funding for Value: Maximizing the Impact of CTE Funding.

eduCLIMBER – Powerful Data Integration and Analysis that Teachers & Admins can Actually Use

EmergingEdTech

Powerful data integration and analysis that teachers and admins can actually use. eduCLIMBER can position educators to work together to give students the supports they need to succeed. eduCLIMBER is. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Administrative Solutions Assessment Learning Analytics Making the case for Education Technologies

50 Math Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

Throughout the last few years I've compiled quite a few lists of my favorite sites/apps for a variety of subjects. Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier students to learn, especially in the subject of Math. This list is in alphabetical order.

20 Math Puzzles to Engage Your Students

Prodigy

It’s time for math class, and your students are bored. It might sound harsh, but it’s true — only about half of students report being engaged at school, and engagement levels only drop as students get older.

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Google Home and Amazon Alexa … in your Classroom?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast LIVE from FETC, we speak with Massachusetts educator Eileen Belastock about how school districts are supporting students who may not have the technology at home needed to complete 21st-century homework assignments. The post Are You Taking Full Advantage of Google Home and Amazon Alexa … in your Classroom? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. FETC 2019 FETC

Mergers and Acquisitions Jump in Education Industry Over Most Recent Year

Marketplace K-12

The total number of transactions in education jumped by 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, and a number of foreign deals were among the biggest. The post Mergers and Acquisitions Jump in Education Industry Over Most Recent Year appeared first on Market Brief.