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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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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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.

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

EdTech at School

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

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.

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.