Thu.Oct 11, 2018

How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students


You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts.

Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Benjamin Kalb and Rebecca Peters about blended learning and our conversation is available on the Vrain Waves Podcast.

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Four Cybersecurity Tips for Schools and Districts


It’s October and while many think of Halloween and the start of Fall, it is also marks the beginning of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Without cybersecurity awareness, it could be all tricks and no treats at your school or district.

Google Maps walking tours with Street View and Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Think about a meaningful trip you’ve taken far from home. Maybe it was a vacation with family. Maybe it was a study abroad opportunity during college. Regardless, when you got your feet on the ground in that location and took it all in, it probably changed your worldview — and your feelings about that location. […]. Ed Tech classroom video activities video activities for class video projects for students virtual walking tours

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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.

Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:07.

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Screencast Tool Lets Kids & Teachers Create Multimedia Presentations


Hippo Video Capture, narrate, flip, and give feedback with multimedia screencasts Pros: Teachers can easily assign content to students; the intuitive design means users can be creating screencasts within minutes.

Does OER Actually Improve Learning?


Regardless of where you stand on the debate over open educational resources, you’re probably wondering: Does OER actually improve learning outcomes? This question came up in a handful of discussions this week at the OpenEd conference in Niagara Falls, NY. And the short answer is, most experts still aren’t sure. But it’s probably not making things more difficult for students.

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As college costs increase, more families are saving for it

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today!

New Two-Year Online College Aims to Grow Quickly (But Without Traditional Gen-Ed Courses)


Alternative higher education programs don’t always work out. But one former Harvard University dean is giving it a try. That former Harvard dean, Stephen Kosslyn, opened an online two-year college this week with an experimental academic program promising something between a vocational education and a traditional general-education curriculum. Among its innovations: no homework.

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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.

New Era Technology Selects Christie Spyder X80 for Upgrade to 4K Processing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine


When New Era Technology of West Chester, Pennsylvania was asked to upgrade the video technology driving a ChristieMicroTiles wall at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the integrator chose the Christie Spyder X80 multiscreen windowing processor.

Beyond Free Materials: OER Advocates Push For Inclusiveness in Teaching Practices


What is your tolerance for failure in education? Jess Mitchell, senior manager of research and design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre , posed the question on Wednesday to a group of around 850 educators, librarians and other open-access enthusiasts at Lumen Learning’s OpenEd conference in Niagara Falls, NY. Even as movements like open access gain momentum and increase access to learning materials for more students, Mitchell said, “the so-called playing field is not equal.”

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Waterford Institute Wins $14.2 Million Grant to Bring Early Learning Program Waterford UPSTART to Five States


Is it more about what you can teach or what they can learn?

The Principal of Change

In a workshop, an educator shared their reluctance to try some of the things that I was suggesting with students in their classroom. Luckily, I had students joining me in the workshop and asked them for some feedback.

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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.

Immersive technology: Asset to the classroom or another tech fad?

eSchool News

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality—can immersive technology really benefit students and their learning, or are these just tech fads?

In Announcing Winners of Higher Ed Challenge, Ed Dept Looks Ahead to 2030


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology held its first major event in nearly two years on Thursday, and the main takeaway is that the office is busy planning for the future—2030, to be exact. Education secretary Betsy DeVos, along with a handful of officials from the Office of EdTech , convened education leaders and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., to announce the winners of the “ Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem ,” or EDU2030, challenge.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

Discovery Education

Pumpkin spice and everything nice… challenge students to welcome fall using all their senses and encourage them to celebrate the signs of autumn such as crunching leaves, sweet apples, and crisp air. Check out the beauty of autumn using high quality images you can find in Discovery Education paired with instructional strategies designed to inspire students to analyze and describe the changes of the season. Featured Resources. Content Collection: Autumn.

Should You Be Offering Guest WiFi?


Considering adding Guest WiFi services to your wireless network? Great idea! Learn more about some of the interesting benefits of offering guest login at your business. Enterprise Wireless Network Guest WiFi

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.

ISTE, Nearpod Partner to Provide Digital Content


Nearpod today announced an initiative to provide premium access to members of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

We used technology to increase attendance at PTA meetings

eSchool News

When I became principal of a middle school in New Jersey, I heard how supportive our parents were. Behind the veil, there’s always something to work on and I wanted to explore that. My first PTA meetings reassured me that we needed to find a way to improve the drastically low attendance.

Waterford Institute Wins $14.2 Million Grant to Bring Early Learning Program Waterford UPSTART to Five States


Waterford Institute , the nonprofit provider of the Waterford UPSTART online kindergarten readiness program, today announced that it has been awarded an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Expansion Grant from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement.

The Remix: Integrating Applied Digital Skills In Any Classroom


Welcome to the Day 4 of Applied Digital Skills Week! We’re continuing to explore Applied Digital Skills curriculum with a twist.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Today's Newsletter: Consumer Google+ is Shutting Down - What Does that Mean for Education?


With Google’s announcement on Monday that it will be sunsetting consumer Google+, citing a data breach and low usage, many in the consumer world simply shrugged. After all, Google cites that 9 0% of Google+ user sessions lasted less than five seconds , so few should be affected, right?

How Stress Affects Your Memory


We’ve all had the experience of studying hard for a test, believing we know the information, and then sitting down in the testing room only to draw a blank. Why does that happen?

MeTEOR Webinar Alert: The Well Classroom: Increase Student and Teacher Engagement by Design


WHAT: High Impact Learning Environment Webinar – The Well Classroom: Increase Student and Teacher Engagement by Design WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST REGISTER: [link] Gainesville, FL, Oct. 11, 2018 – A “well classroom” is much more than a well-managed classroom.

A mindful vacation for teachers


It’s the last day of a school term, the bell rings and the students rush out, smiles on their faces, waiting to enjoy the next few weeks with friends and family. As a teacher, you watch them stream out and within you there is a feeling of contentment and relief that the term is over and the next few weeks are to relax and rejuvenate. Teaching is the only profession that gets the maximum holiday or vacation time on paper (12 weeks on an average around the world).


EdTech at School

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