Mon.Oct 22, 2018

Inclusive Innovation: Designing for Equity

Digital Promise

The word “equity” inspires good feelings. Who doesn’t want all students to access and participate in powerful learning opportunities? The challenge is equity efforts in public education often fall short of their intentions. The world is inequitable by design—therefore, so is our education ecosystem.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. True, it is touted as a magic wand that will fix all education woes.

The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

Digital Promise

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The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

The rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […]. Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practices

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.

Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief.

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OPINION: ‘The racial disparities in our schools are extreme’

The Hechinger Report

. Colorblindness breeds inequities.

5G Wireless May be Harmful to Humans, so why is the US Rushing to Roll it Out?


5G wireless is going to require that we put antennas everywhere (it can't penetrate walls), which means we will all be significantly exposed to it. Science says 5G waves could be harmful. Other. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

The Hechinger Report

A child waits with his family outside of the emergency overnight shelter intake center in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. “We We had to wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning because our school was far away.

40,000 Classroom Observations Point to Three Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement


Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement. What effect does student engagement have on student performance and school quality? A lot, according to the more than 80,000 hours of classroom observations we conducted around the world.

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.

As they lose customers, universities try expanding the menu

The Hechinger Report

At Portland State University, you can get a certificate in the business of craft brewing. At Emerson College in Boston, you can enroll in a sports communication program, which includes studies in eSports – more commonly known as video games.

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When Less Is More: Designing for Education’s Data Overload


A Toronto-based hospital had a problem. Training scenarios in the emergency room had gone poorly because doctors and nurses talked over each other and gave conflicting directions. Treatments were botched. Patient outcomes suffered. As sometimes happens within large organizations, the instinct of administrators was to engineer a solution from the top down. But, as it turned out, interviews with ER nurses led them to a faster and less costly solution.

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Mississippi lags in computer science grads, teachers— but it has a plan to fix that

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

Learning How To Navigate Your Way Through The School Year as a Tech Coach


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome a roundtable of Tech Coaches onto the podcast to discuss the most important topics facing Tech Integration Coaches today!

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.

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

. Back in 2012, Maine was a trailblazer in something called proficiency-based education, in which students would be required to master specific skills and educational topics to progress and graduate from school. The idea was to allow students to learn at their own pace and not be pushed forward to advanced topics before they understood the basics.

Learning How To Navigate Your Way Through The School Year as a Tech Coach


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome a roundtable of Tech Coaches onto the podcast to discuss the most important topics facing Tech Integration Coaches today!

Dyslexia Simulation – Putting the Teacher in the Students’ Shoes

Teacher Tech

Experiencing School as Dyslexic Students Do A Guest Post by Tamara Rodney As a classroom teacher, I often reflect on my experiences in order to improve my practices with students. Earlier this year I engaged in a dyslexia PD. I heard words that I’ve used, multiple times, repeated during one of the five simulations: “if […]. The post Dyslexia Simulation – Putting the Teacher in the Students’ Shoes appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google dyslexia

TOSAs Talking Tech #FallCUE Review!


It is fall, and the pumpkin spice is in the air, and that means that it is time for Fall CUE! Tom and Mike just returned from two fabulous days of teaching, learning and connecting, and they talk about their sessions and activities in their latest podcast!

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.

How Good is our Return on Learning for Classroom Apps?


School districts across the country spent more than $3 billion on ed tech products last year and chose from an assortment of 2,500 apps on the market.

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Was the Death Star Suffering from Bad WiFi? SecurEdge Investigates.


When the Death Star blew up… all seemed lost for the empire, but what if a reliable and secure Wi-Fi network was the only thing that stood in the way of the Rebel Alliance that fateful day. WiFi Design


Compose and Create Sheet Music With Easy-to-Use Tool


Flat Terrific composition tool empowers budding musicians to create, share Pros: Flexible features and great on-screen guidance make this a match for beginners and pros alike. Cons: Some features can be a little slow to respond.

Do Your Students Struggle with Stress?

Discovery Education

Help Your Students Experience Happiness with the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills. Studies show that more than half of students are stressed, and many don’t know how to handle it. LG and Discovery Education have created a no-cost, standards-aligned curriculum to help them bounce back from the hard times and discover their happy through regular practice of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.

EdTech at School

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

EduCon Call for Presentations Open Through November 1


EduCon, the annual conference hosted and run by the students and faculty of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, takes place the weekend of January 25-27, 2019. The conference features conversations, not presentations, and brings in some of the most innovative leaders in education.

4 apps for students’ personal growth and mental health

eSchool News

Apps can be a valuable resource for educators who have access to mobile devices and who want to engage students with digital resources.

Scholarships Available for Educators to Attend Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference


Educators in New Hampshire or a neighboring state can apply for a scholarship to attend CMTC – the Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology – the week after Thanksgiving. Scholarships will be provided for as many as 54 educators.

What’s the one tech tool you can’t give up?

eSchool News

With so many tech tools out there, it’s hard to pick just one, but we convinced a bunch of educators to share their must-haves. Hopefully, their words of praise will help you the next time you’re looking for a new product to check out. “I’ve

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.