Tue.Nov 13, 2018

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020.

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Young Children are Terrible at Hiding – Psychologists Have a New Theory Why

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Young children across the globe enjoy playing games of hide and seek. There’s something highly exciting for children about escaping someone else’s glance and making oneself “invisible.”.

Learning Analytics Can Be Deceiving

The Journal

"… Learning analytics … has the potential to transform American education …" A(nother) Holy Grail? Perhaps. In this week’s blog post we present a cautionary tale from a real classroom with real students and real learning analytics

There’s A War Going On Inside We Ain’t Safe From [A Conversation with Lorena Germán]

The Jose Vilson

Jose Vilson: Recently, there’s been some conversation as to whether or not our schools should be compared to war. Lots of folks, for example, say that teachers are the “people in the trenches.”

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.

Tech & Learning Announces Finalists for Awards of Excellence Contest

techlearning

Annual contest selects education technology products that are improving teaching and learning in the classroom

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Thanksgiving Math Activities for the Classroom

MIND Research Institute

Math is everywhere - including in food! At MIND, we had a chance to explore the culinary arts with our Taste of Math event a couple of years ago, but there’s more accessible ways to bring math into food, especially during one of the ultimate food-lover’s holidays, Thanksgiving.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping. At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. Bachelors of arts degrees in the humanities decreased from 36 percent in 1970 to 23 percent in 2016, according to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

If You Teach a Language, You Need to Know About the Extempore App

EmergingEdTech

Create speaking assignments and get your students talking in minutes with the speaking practice app™ I recently talked with Carlos Seoane, co-founder and CEO of Extempore. I've been aquainted with. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers

Edsurge

My goal is to make information useful, usable and used. Research shows that good teachers are the most important ingredient that schools can provide to help students succeed. This is especially true for struggling schools. Now here’s something we’re realizing about our current education research: Too few educators feel that the research that the US government supports has a tangible impact on their work in the classroom. That’s something that has to change.

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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.

HundrED Announces List of the Most Inspiring K12 Innovations from Around the World

techlearning

HundrED, a Finnish education nonprofit, announced its Global Collection 2019, the 2nd annual list of 100 inspiring K12 education innovations taking place around the world and representing 36 countries  

What’s in a Name? The Potential for Students to Self-Advocate

Edsurge

Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. That probably holds true for a lot of people. But for some, like myself, it boils down to more than garden variety procrastination. It’s a research-backed phenomenon—and with a little work, it can be overcome. I am a journalist, and sometimes (like with this story you’re reading), when I’ve wrapped up all my interviews, finished all my reporting and am ready to start writing, I just can’t seem to do it.

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ReadWorks in 30 Seconds

techlearning

This quick video digs into this popular reading and literacy tool's key features from its library of texts and questions to lesson plans and units

Facebook Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up

Edsurge

In its latest move in the education space, Facebook has launched career development courses geared toward adult learners looking to get a foothold in the digital economy. The 13 free, digital courses, each run around nine minutes long. They’re designed for people looking to re-enter the workforce or simply refresh their skills, such as how to build a resume and how to maximize marketing with analytics.

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.

5 Reasons for Formative Assessment and 5 Methods for Utilization

Fractus Learning

What is formative assessment? Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.” ([link] It […]. Miscellaneous

Rethinking the First Two Years of Higher Education

Edsurge

The first two years of college are often treated like something you just have to get through. Even the term “general education,” as the curriculum is called at that point, feels generic—and almost like a commodity. Jennifer Schubert wants to rethink the first two years. She’s come up with a new model of a two-year college that puts less emphasis on academic disciplines and more on skills like communication and quantitative reasoning.

Tip: Creating Interactive Presentations Using @PearDeck, @WeVideo, and @Flipgrid #edtech

techieMusings

I know that the end of the trimester is typically a popular time for student presentations. So, I wanted to share a couple of tips that might be helpful in planning projects. The goal of these tips is to encourage all students to actively engage with the presentations.

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Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. With such broad interpretations of AI, Andrew Ng wants to simply things for the average person in a new course called AI for Everyone.

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.

iKeepSafe certifies Learning A-Z Products

techlearning

iKeepSafe tested and approved Raz-Plus®, Reading A-Z™, Headsprout®, Raz-Kids®, ELL Edition®, Science A-Z®, Writing A-Z™, Vocabulary A-Z™, and ReadyTest A-Z

Time to Think

Reading By Example

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash. My wife and I are still at the stage in our lives where, if one of our kids is sick, one of us is staying home. Today was my turn. I planned to be back at school tomorrow, assuming my son only had a virus and not strep throat.

How individualized supports for students with autism promote success in the mainstream classroom

eSchool News

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, at its heart, a processing disorder.

3 Ways to Help Students Analyze Visual Texts

MiddleWeb

Kids love visual texts such as art and photographs, but as with written texts, they often don’t know where to begin when asked to look at the works critically. Author and NBCT Marilyn Pryle finds that if given specific doorways, her students have much richer discussions.

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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.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

edWeb.net

Twenty years ago it was easier to identify fake news. There were the tabloid papers in the grocery store checkout line and the sensationalized “news” programs that promised inside looks at celebrity lives.

You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop

Teacher Tech

Code Google Apps Script Coding Google Apps Script is not as scary as you think. It’s multiple choice and copy and paste. Starting Nov 19th, 2018 I have an online workshop for “Introduction to Coding with Google Apps Script.” ” If you are already familiar with Google Apps Script (or have some grit) “Coding Google Forms […]. The post You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Beginner Google G Suite go slow google

SETDA Honors Two Michigan Leaders With 2018 State Policy Maker of the Year Award

techlearning

Governor Snyder and Superintendent Whiston were honored for their vision and leadership in support for the effective use of technology in Michigan

Principal prep is changing for the better

eSchool News

Universities are starting to change their principal prep programs to better prepare principals to meet real-world challenges, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 141 Using SEL to Manage Emotions, Set Boundaries, And Empower Vs. Protect Kids

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 141 Using SEL to Manage Emotions, Set Boundaries, And Empower Vs. Protect Kids Drew Perkins talks with Tamara Fyke, creator of Love in A Big World, about her work in Social Emotional Learning and how things like managing emotions and setting boundaries can empower kids.

Will eBooks Replace Physical Textbooks in Higher Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

A decade ago, education publishers were faced with a dilemma where they had to choose between paper books and eBooks. Publishers who have been designing and developing printed textbooks for years were suddenly facing a wave of technological invasion all around.

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BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Adopted New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

School science supplier Carolina Biological announced that California selected its science curriculum for adoption as one of 29 approved new teaching materials for the state’s science classrooms