Wed.Dec 26, 2018

Top Kajeet Blogs of 2018

Kajeet

Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been! What were the top trends? What were educators most interested in? Here is our annual roundup of the top 10 Kajeet blogs of 2018. Let the countdown begin…. Digital Learning Data and Trends

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Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:46. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho oversees 392 schools — with more than 45 million square feet of educational space, 345,000 students and 40,000 employees — and everyone under his charge at Miami-Dade County Public Schools is connected and collaborating. .

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Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

Thirteen years after graduating from a cosmetology program in Iowa, Tracy Lozano still owes more than $8,000. Scott Morgan for The New York Times. When she was in cosmetology school, Tracy Lozano had a love-hate relationship with weekday mornings.

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding

EdTech Magazine

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:47.

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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.

Create Simple Animated Stories With Codeable Crafts

techlearning

Codeable Crafts is a clever reworking of introductory coding, combining simple crafting (coloring, stickers, cut-out shapes) with visual block-based coding

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Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

The Hechinger Report

Millennial parents are avid, but discriminating, readers of parenting information. When deciding what information to use, they consider the source and are less likely to trust celebrities and social media, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Zero to Three.

Ready to Hit the Road in 2019? These K-12 Edtech Events Are Worth Your Time

Edsurge

Sometimes our most fulfilling conversations and productive work days take place hundreds of miles from the workplace. They often happen when we’re on the ground meeting new people, exchanging ideas, listening, learning and growing.

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What I’ve Learned From Coaching An Esports Team

techlearning

The difference between video games for fun and esports sunk in when I starting using the same coaching line I used with my varsity athletes: We’re not here to have fun. We’re here to become better players, become better people, and win games

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What is on your Tech Coach Holiday Wish List for 2019?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick are joined by Tech Coaches Kerry Gallagher, Sadie Lewis, and Claudio Zavala Jr to recap the year that was 2018 and look ahead to the new year by sharing their edtech tips, tricks, and app requests for 2019.

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.

This Administrator Helped Shape Tech at Colleges For More Than 40 Years. Here’s His Outlook on What’s Next.

Edsurge

Portland, Oregon —To get to Marty Ringle’s office at Reed College, you have to climb to the top floor of the Educational Technology Center building and get buzzed past a locked door that says “This is a Secure Area.” It felt like I was making a pilgrimage to the digital equivalent of a wise old master on the top of some mountain. And in some ways that’s not too far off.

OPINION: Failure to seal the financial aid deal is bad business for schools and students

The Hechinger Report

. Each year, higher-education institutions spend significant revenue on recruiting and enrollment , only to see their pipeline of admitted students evaporate.

Permission to Launch and to Fail: Building Culture for Academic Innovation #DLNchat

Edsurge

Innovation is about doing things creatively and as Kathe Pelletier pointed out at #DLNchat: “Perhaps counterintuitively, structure for creativity and divergent thinking is needed.” Universities need to set aside time, create processes and, perhaps most importantly, build a culture that allows innovation to flourish. The #DLNchat community shared ideas on December 11. First, #DLNchat-ters defined the term innovation.

Top Tweets and Instagram Posts from 2018

Learning in Hand

Twitter Analytics and Instagram Insights show me data about my social media posts. I like to end each year by sharing which posts earned the most retweets and likes. Reviewing my top postings helps me see what resonated during 2018.

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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.

STEAM Learning

EdSense

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#3: 10 districts with awesome brands

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This story, originally published on July 27th of this year, was our #3 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. No one is great at everything, but everyone is great at something.

In ‘Never Too Late,’ Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

MindShift

There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let’s face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. In reality, 40 percent of college students are 25 or older — well out of high school — and many have kids, full-time jobs or both. (

A Guide to Actually Doing Project Based Learning

MiddleWeb

Teacher leader Kevin Hodgson finds much to like in A.J. Juliani's The PBL Playbook. The text is built around practical advice for PBL implementation and classroom experiences. For beginners Juliani's stories are a lifeline, offering mentor examples and lesson analysis.

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.

ExcelinEd’s Top 7 Blog Posts of 2018

ExcelinEd

Did you know that Excel in Ed provides frequent and timely information on public and private school choice, college and career pathways, next-generation learning, school accountability, early literacy, student-centered funding, state and national programs and more?

6 Interesting Geography Apps for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good iPad apps to help students learn more about the world, its geography, cultures, wildlife, nations and many more. The apps are also a great way to get students.read more. iPad geography apps

Debunking Myths About How the Brain Learns

MiddleWeb

Neuromyths serves as an important reference for teachers who want to sort through competing claims before jumping on the brain-based bandwagon, writes teacher Mary K. Marsh. The book provokes teachers into questioning what really makes an approach neurologically based.

3 Good Scrapbooking Apps for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital scrapbooking is an important multimodal literacy where learners get to practice their creative thinking, experimenting with a variety of shapes and layouts to produce expressive artworks to.read more

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EdTech at School

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