Mon.Apr 04, 2022

VR in Education: Potential and Barriers for Effective Use

techlearning

Children’s use of virtual reality (VR) seemed to increase during lockdown but was most effective when incorporated with supporting materials that contextualized the VR experience

National Library Week April 3-9

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Because I know most of you online only, I thought I’d share my favorite online libraries with you: For Children.

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How Student Tech Teams are Creating New Leaders

Digital Promise

When Renee Dawson, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools coach at Crawford W. Long Middle School in Atlanta, met John*, an eighth grader with learning and speech disabilities, they bonded immediately.

Personalizing Learning: Getting it Right

Education Elements

I can’t remember how many times I have been asked “Am I doing it right?” I’ve heard this question so many times in my support of over 150 schools as they implement personalized learning that I no longer count. Teachers and leaders want to know, am I “doing” personalized learning right.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Artificial Intelligence: Generative AI

User Generated Education

My gifted students, grades 4th-6th, selected Artificial Intelligence, as their elective during Spring, 2022 semester. For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.)

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Students with Disabilities Develop Technology Skills to Expand Career Options

EdTech Magazine

At San Andreas High School in San Bernardino, Calif., students use advanced sensors and software to manage and monitor a state-of-the-art hydroponic growing facility and greenhouse. They document their processes using smartphones, tablets and video editing software.

3 ways educators can leverage videos

eSchool News

As Covid-19’s Omicron variant is pushing some school districts back into distance learning, teachers may be frustrated at the return of video meetings. However, imagine if video wasn’t as ubiquitous as it is today.

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Esports, Equity, and Innovation Explored at the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in California

techlearning

Tech & Learning’s Leadership Summit covered a wide variety of topics, from esports to data privacy, and recognized the winners of the California Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Awards

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How UX classroom design empowers students

eSchool News

It’s the last day of summer break. You walk the halls, ducking your head into classrooms as you go. Each room looks ready for the year: inspiring quotes on walls, names on desks, chairs perfectly arranged. Every room except one, that is.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

CoSN2022: Excitement Builds for the In-Person Event Highlighting Digital Innovation

EdTech Magazine

After two years of online-only experiences, attendees can come together in person for the Consortium of School Networking’s 2022 conference in Nashville, Tenn., April 11-13.

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How to Create Curiosity in Classrooms

Mindspark Learning

This man. This man. What is he running from? Or to? The desire to know what that man is a specific type of curiosity called partiality. You understand only part of the story or image but want to learn more.

SamCart Courses Review (2022) – Is the Platform Any Good?

Sell Courses Online

… SamCart Courses Review (2022) – Is the Platform Any Good? Read the Post. Online Course Software Reviews SamCart

5 Ways Teachers Can Support Student Healing and Restoration

techlearning

Supporting student healing and restoration is critical as we continue to work through the trauma of the past few years

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Education Needs a Reset. We Can Start by Listening to Our Teachers.

ED Surge

Depending on how you look at it, Ed Secretary Miguel Cardona’s assertion that “we’re closer to a reset in education than ever before” is either a beacon of hope at the end of a long, dark tunnel, or the opening of a new front in an increasingly polarizing culture war.

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This Award-Winning ESOL Teacher Wrote a Book With Her Students

techlearning

Claudia Martinez, who wrote a book with her students at North Tattnall Middle School in Georgia, recently received the award for Best Example of Teacher & Student Well-Being at Tech & Learning’s Innovative Leader Awards in Atlanta

Fight Photomath – Use Graspable Math

Teacher Tech

Join me to learn about how Graspable Math can help with transforming your math class. Students are cheating with Photomath, let's look at some alternatives! The post Fight Photomath – Use Graspable Math appeared first on Teacher Tech. Math edtech math

edWeb Wins EdTech Award for Professional Development Learning Solution

edWeb.net

The EdTech Awards for 2022 were just announced, and edWeb has won the award for Professional Development Learning Solution out of a field of 20 Finalists. edWeb is also a Finalist in two other categories: Online Courses/MOOC Solution and EdTech Company Setting a Trend.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Virtual Museum Tours: Ready to Take Kids on a Field Trip?

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For those of you who want to go on virtual museum tours, the Museums for Digital Learning may have the perfect answer for you. The list of museums is long and growing and is a joy to see.

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Saying Goodbye to My Sweet Buddy

techieMusings

15 years ago, a 2 year old toy poodle named Buddy came into my life. I never could have imagined that this tiny pup could possibly have such a huge heart and show me such tender love and affection every single day for 15 years. I am so incredibly lucky to have been Buddy’s mama.

This New Census Tool Can Recruit Students into the Liberal Arts

ED Surge

With humanities and social science degree completions declining over the past 10 years, college liberal arts programs should consider sharing new U.S Census Bureau salary and industry data to teach prospective students about the programs’ strong economic returns.

6 Cool Tools Help Us Know Where Kids Are

MiddleWeb

One of the few silver linings to teaching in the pandemic has been a boost in teachers’ familiarity with and use of some pretty incredible tools, each designed to make it simple to gather evidence of learning with ease and efficiency. Curtis Chandler shares six favorites.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Why This Large Illinois District Is Rethinking Its Approach to Edtech Procurement

ED Surge

Spread across more than 40 individual buildings, Rockford Public Schools is the third largest school district in Illinois.

If we build it, will they come? Lessons from creating the #NASPA22 Discord Community

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Since leaving on-campus roles almost ten years ago, I have learned that part of my job as a consultant and executive coach is aiding organizations and leaders through the process of change and experimentation. So to no surprise, I found myself in a similar role serving on the conference leadership committee (CLC) for the 2022 NASPA Annual Conference, offering both a place-based experience in. Source

PROOF POINTS: Education official sounds alarm bell about high school classes

The Hechinger Report

Mark Schneider is a veteran numbers guy who has spent a career crunching education data about things like post-college earnings, graduation rates and charter schools.