Fri.Oct 13, 2017

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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How Can IT & Curriculum Work Better Together?

techlearning

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

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

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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 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.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

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

Edsurge

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.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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

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

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

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.

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 and.read more. digital citizenship

SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS ARE READY FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

techlearning

85% claim IoT will make schools safer. Techlearning Resources

Keeping the Joy in Teaching | @NJEA

TeacherCast

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

Engage Kids With Digital Scavenger Hunts

techlearning

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

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

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.

Organizing as Teacher Pedagogy | @NJEA

TeacherCast

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

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. We.read more. Charts iPad apps for high school

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

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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.

THE MORE YOU READ, THE MORE YOU’LL KNOW: ELA SOLUTIONS ROUNDUP

techlearning

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

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.

STATISTICS AND SOLUTIONS

techlearning

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

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition

ProfHacker

Hey, we made it through another week!

TOP TWEETS

techlearning

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