Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Immersive Storytelling for Global Understanding

Digital Promise

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) , we are highlighting the work of educator Eckardt Kreye who uses MY World 360? to facilitate collaborative international exchanges between his students in Germany and students in Kenya. Sustainable development is how we can survive on this planet.

Thanksgiving Activities That Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices


Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way.

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Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Preface. Here’s a trivia question for you: which American organization has produced the largest number of open textbooks? Here’s a hint: they’ve produced more than double the number of books created by the next largest producer.

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What makes professional learning actually work?

eSchool News

“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” ” Jill Abbott, senior vice president and managing director at SIIA, made this statement in a recent edWebinar.

Is Classroom Technology Really Narrowing the Digital Divide? [Quiz]


As schools strive to make information accessible to all students, technology provides great solutions. At the same time, it often presents its own set of challenges to overcome. So, the question remains, is technology in the classroom a hindrance or an opportunity?

How Can We Successfully Monitor Tech Integration In Our Classrooms?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Learn how apps such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Dyknow can help solve many of our classroom fears about tech integration. The post How Can We Successfully Monitor Tech Integration In Our Classrooms?

Improved Teacher Well-Being Is Only a Breath Away


When Tammy ThompsonKapp was Principal of Lapham Elementary School in Wisconsin, she and her staff struggled to help students who came to school hungry, tired or coping with mental health issues.

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.

Kokomo24/7® Solutions Achieves Public Sector Certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Kokomo24/7® Safety Cloud™ is a SaaS product that provides a student safety platform designed to help administrators, resource officers and faculty to reduce bullying, suicide, and other disruptive learning events

What Kinds of College Graduates Value Their Education the Most?


College graduates who see clear connections between their coursework and their later employment place the highest value on their college education, a new large-scale consumer survey found.

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States are testing unproven ways to eliminate remedial ed — on their students

The Hechinger Report

Researchers are studying rapid changes in remedial education, from the elimination of placement exams to making remedial classes optional. Photo: Meredith Kolodner. Community colleges and nonselective universities that enroll everyone are at a crossroads.

Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom


Thursday morning, like any other at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper’s editors gathered around to discuss the news of the day, what they’ll cover and where it will run in Friday’s edition.

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EdTech at School

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

Disrupting students’ opportunity gaps will hinge on networks

eSchool News

Recently, Stanford researcher Raj Chetty came out with yet another new study on the jagged landscape of opportunity facing America.

Tech & Learning Launches New Site for Higher Education


Tech & Learning University covers the hottest topics in higher ed today — from esports to cloud to data & security — to give higher ed tech directors the information they need to support instruction through the meaningful use of technology

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3 Things I'm Proud of This Week: Explosive Disposal. A Few Good Men

Cycles of Learning

Explosive Disposal Next semester I am very excited to teach a new elective class called "Engineering for Social Good". The overarching goal for the course is to position isolated skills in coding, design, fabrication, electronics, CAD, etc.,

This is Your Brain on Curiosity (via TEDxUCDavisSalon)


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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.

A Collection of Educational Android Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to the multiple requests we received over the last few weeks, we went ahead and created the chart and visual below. These are some very good educational Android apps to use more

Get Kids Excited About Reading with HOMER Reading


HOMER Reading: Learn to Read is an early literacy app for kids age 2 to 8 that incorporates drawing, voice recording, stories, and songs, along with more traditional phonics lessons

How Can Students Self-Assess When Teachers Do All the Grading and Work? 


Among the many things students are expected to do, self-assessing their learning is part of the suite of metacognitive tools that are valued in today’s society. This skill enables the student to think about their thinking, identify what they’re doing well and what needs improvement.

Canvas LMS Provider Instructure Considers Sale


The board of learning management system provider Instructure is open to taking the publicly traded company private.

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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.

Making Annotations with Less Pain, More Meaning


At its best, annotation starts a dialogue between our English and History students and thoughtful writers past and present. But that doesn’t mean adolescents are eager to do it. Sarah Cooper shares ideas and online resources to make the process a true learning experience.

Educational Physics Apps for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some good educational iPad apps to help you with the teaching/learning of physics. This collection is specifically curated for high school students and teachers and is more

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Teaching Kids About Adoption


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#notatAASL, no worries!


I was among the fortunate who were able to attend the AASL National Conference in Louisville this week. We are all fortunate that a dedicated and hardworking social media team had our backs. .

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.