Fri.Oct 13, 2017

5 Apps to Help All Students with Math

EdTech Magazine

By Calvin Hennick Mobile apps are a great way to offer personalized instruction to students with disabilities. Classroom Curriculum STEM

States connect students with degrees they don’t know they’ve earned

The Hechinger Report

A student at Guttman Community College in New York City reads before the start of a class. Momentum is building to give associate degrees to students who have left community colleges but earned enough credits to get one. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Organizing as Teacher Pedagogy | @NJEA


Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members, for NJEA members.

The WGU audit: The fine print

The Christensen Institute

The Department of Education’s audit of Western Governors University (WGU) has grabbed lots of headlines. The audit’s methodology calls into question the nature of what it means to be an educator , its conclusions forestall the potential of technology to improve higher education outcomes, and it ludicrously recommends that WGU receive the biggest fine in the history of the Department. Secretary DeVos will likely reject the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) recommendations.

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.



Take a look at how these schools analyzed data to work on everything from attendance to social emotional learning. Techlearning Resources

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Colleges and universities join together to survive enrollment and financial problems

The Hechinger Report

Clark Atlanta University students Destiny Rudolph, Delaina Mims, Charles Finch and Jewel Cannon meet on the steps of the Joseph W. Woodruff Library, which is shared among four Atlanta colleges and universities. Higher-education institutions increasingly are pooling their resources to cut costs.

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6 paths to innovation under ESSA

eSchool News

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a marked departure from its much-maligned predecessor, No Child Left Behind, and it puts much more power in states’ hands. Now, a new guide is helping ensure states harness that power to prioritize innovation.



To help teachers and students transition to the new Iowa state standards for science, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Central DeWitt Community School Districts have become the first in the state to implement the STEMscopes Iowa comprehensive online science curriculum from Accelerate Learning. Techlearning Resources

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Change the World or Simply Maintain It?

The Principal of Change

Image via Chris Bick (chrisbick1963) Two things stuck out to me this week… One was that I had the opportunity to work with students on how they use social media and tried to help them focus on “what’s possible,” not on what you shouldn’t do.

How Can IT & Curriculum Work Better Together?


For this roundtable, T&L spoke with some IT leaders and—to keep us truthful—we invited a curriculum leader to share her experiences, too. We hope you’ll learn from their insights. Techlearning Resources

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Teacher: These are “My Tech Essentials” for a 1:1 Classroom

eSchool News

Technology is an incredible resource for learning. It connects us to people all over the world, it enables us to find answers to our questions with the click of a button, and it is versatile enough to be used by students of varying skill levels.



85% claim IoT will make schools safer. Techlearning Resources

Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development


He may be best known for co-founding Apple with Steve Jobs, but now, Steve Wozniak is dipping his toes in online education. Today, Wozniak announced his latest project, an online school called Woz U , which aims to provide tech training to aspiring software developers. The startup venture is part of Southern Careers Institute (SCI), a private for-profit school based in Austin, Texas.

National Cooperative to Focus on Cybersecurity, Tech Interoperability, & Collaborative Solutions


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “What Ivanka Trump Knows about Ed-Tech” by me. Thoughts from other “experts” in Inside Higher Ed. Also by me : “The Ivanka Trump Ed-Tech Industry Network.” ” “Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort ,” says CNN. Congrats to everyone who argued that Pokémon Go was the future of education. You have really done your part to extend civic values. Via The New York Times : “ U.S.




Which reading solution will best support your students and teachers so everyone can be reading on or above grade level by June? Here are some recommendations, best practices, and creative ideas from teachers, librarians, and administrators. Techlearning Resources

A Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best Educational iPad Apps for High School Students and Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 14, 2017 For those of you looking for educational iPad apps to use with high school students the chart below has you covered. It features all the apps we have reviewed in the past. more. Charts iPad apps for high school

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What’s the current state of network security in schools? According to research from Fortinet. Techlearning Resources

A Free Google-designed Digital Citizenship Course for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 13, 2017 Google has recently launched a free online training course for teachers and educators to help them learn more about the concept of digital citizenship. The Digital Citizenship more. digital citizenship

Engage Kids With Digital Scavenger Hunts


Digital scavenger hunts provide dynamic, fresh learning experiences. Techlearning News App of the Day

Use More Tab

Teacher Tech

The Tab Key Is Cool The Tab key is woefully underutilized. Try out some of these Tab key tips! Indent Let’s start with the obvious. The Tab key indents the first line of your paragraph. Place your cursor at the beginning of your paragraph and press the Tab key. Indent Bullets When creating a bulleted […]. The post Use More Tab appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Keyboard Shortcuts keytips




Nothing’s more powerful than a group of committed educators who believe they can solve any problem together. Techlearning Resources

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition


Hey, we made it through another week!

Where Have I Been and Why I've Not Been Blogging

The 21st Century Principal

I realize my blogposts have dropped off precipitously lately, but there is a simple explanation: I've been working on my doctoral dissertation. The simple truth is that all the writing energy I could muster has been directed toward the creation of that document. Now, I am drawing closer to finishing it. My hope is to defend in November, and then graduate in December. It has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities.

How the New Compare & Connect K-12 Helps You Access Greater Bandwidth at Lower Costs

Education Superhighway

Compare & Connect K-12 , a free tool we launched in 2016, has been a powerful vehicle for districts to compare their bandwidth pricing with that of nearby districts. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve made three critical updates to this tool to provide a more seamless search experience and help districts identify the price comparisons that are most relevant to them. New Compare & Connect K-12 Features. Improved user experience.

Technology On Its Own Won’t Improve Your School

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There's no magic ed-tech tool to improve education. Technology must work in combination with other strategies, including professional development. The post Technology On Its Own Won’t Improve Your School appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Professional Development software Software / Hardware Startups

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners


Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Until lately, those online MIT courses have somewhat resembled so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, says Clara Piloto, director of global programs at MIT Professional Education.


Inside the Data: Parent Notifications Have Become the Norm in K-12 Market

Marketplace K-12

More than 60 percent of parents of K-12 students report getting notes or e-mails about their students, newly released federal data show. The post Inside the Data: Parent Notifications Have Become the Norm in K-12 Market appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research