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3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform


The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects.

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Record Video Directions and Maximize Your Minutes

Catlin Tucker

Few things are more frustrating than repeating yourself over and over. Yet, many of the teachers I work with repeat the same information and directions multiple times in a lesson. Sometimes this is the result of students who are distracted or not paying attention.

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving. I can’t tell you how many kids–and parents–ask me, “How do I get an A.” ” My answer: “By thinking,” which oddly confuses them.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. In this post, I wish to elaborate on collaboration. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill.

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5 Technology Tools For Educators

EdNews Daily

Advances in classroom technology are making it easier than ever for educators to design engaging, interactive lesson plans, while also streamlining the administrative work that has become such a large part of their job. New types of technology are being utilized in the classroom every year.

How Udacity Could Return to Its Higher Ed Roots


Udacity is one of the few edtech companies to gain “unicorn” status, meaning it is valued by investors at over $1 billion. But describing it precisely may be as difficult as finding the mythical creature itself. Is the company a new kind of (unaccredited) university? A publisher?

Google Classroom: Duplicate the Tab

Teacher Tech

View Two of the Same Class One trick I do in Google Classroom is have at least 2 of the same class in different tabs. Even when I have fast internet it can still be slow for Google Classroom to post assignments or return student work. Right Click on Tab If you use Google Chrome […].

New Board Member Announced for CUE


Kim Harrison recently stepped down from her position as a CUE Board member. She began her CUE journey in 1998 and in 2007 as an officer of the CapCUE board serving as both President and Vice President.

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.

More students are leaving college without a degree

The Hechinger Report

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Should Career Counselors Use Digital Personality Tests to Help Students Choose Majors?


At Butte College in Northern California, Brian Donnelly is the only career counselor for about 10,000 students. He doesn’t have much time to interact personally with his advisees—a typical day only allows for about seven individual appointments of one hour each.

Face Off - Microsoft or Adobe for #Accessibility


Creating accessible content is not only important because it is the right thing to do. It is also important because not doing so leaves institutions and businesses at risk for lawsuits and loss of funding

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Ken Shelton to Keynote at Spring CUE 2020


CUE is proud to announce the two keynotes for Spring CUE 2020, Ken Shelton and Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, both of whom are world-renowned leaders and speakers – education experts who lead by example and are practical experts that will inspire.

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.

Introducing the Universal School Library, a new Internet Archive collection


Last week, the Internet Archive announced the opening of the Universal School Library (USL) , “a growing collection of digitized books within the Internet Archive’s larger holdings, made available through controlled digital lending , and curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers.” Currently in an early phase of its development, USL’s ultimate goal is to increase equitable access to education through the availability of a set of diverse and inclusive books for all learners. USL Creator browse. The plan is to make available. a curated collection of 15,000 high-quality books, especially for students in schools who no longer have access to school libraries. The collection is organized around three pillars of literacy: academic literacy, cultural literacy, and college/career literacy. And, in addition, the collection is designed using principles of diversity, equity and inclusion as central to the curatorial approach. To view the announcement advance the video of the Archive’s annual LIVE From Internet Archive celebration to around 48:28 where you will see ISKME’s , Lisa Petrides, discuss the building of the Universal School Library as a strategy to mitigate the crisis relating to school libraries. Petrides explains that the model leverages the Archive’s book scanning initiative and is based on the CDL model : basically if you own one you can lend one. The library currently contains 2300 items. Though the foundational titles added are at the high school level, the plan is to curate 15,000 high quality accessible titles at all grade levels including scanned books from selected school libraries across the country, as well as titles chosen from nationally book awards and respected recommendation lists. The curators are intentionally building a collection through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion. Users may filter by reading level, topic/subject, language and across the collections three major themes: academic literacy, cultural literacy and humanities, and career and vocational literacy. The collection may be sorted by views, title, date published, date archived, date reviewed and creator/author. In her introduction at the Internet Archive celebration , Petrides, the founder and CEO of the global nonprofit, spoke of crisis situations in Detroit and Los Angeles, and other cities around the country. Proudly calling herself: an education researcher by training, an information geek by passion and a social justice activist , Petrides explained that ISKME’s mission is to democratize access to education seeking more diverse and equitable and inclusive educational opportunities to all learners. USL is a collaboration between ISKME and Internet Archive, engaging the help of what Petrides calls a dedicated group of school librarian freedom fighters. The project began with an initial planning grant from the Kayla Austin Foundation allowing ISKME to assemble a diverse group of school librarians from across the country who began by asking the simple question: If we could create a universal school library how would we begin to select and curate it ? In her talk, Petrides discussed the connections between school libraries and literacy and inquiry skills and she shared statistics that keep her up at night. The data reveal that access to knowledge in underserved communities is disappearing right before our eyes. Petrides shared: We have school libraries being closed in droves we have states passing legislation that holds back students if they’re not reading at a third-grade level we have schools where students have no opportunity to find books that pique their interest and their passion about subjects they care about, which is where we know the desire to read is born. I’m sure you’ve all experienced that yourselves. So the Universal School Library powered by controlled digital lending is really a step forward to help address this gap. So the goal is to ensure all students have access to a high quality, diverse collection of books. This is not a program that can replace a robust school library, but it will address gaps in access for students without libraries and for students in existing libraries with more limited collections. Petrides asks the public to help by sponsoring a book to be scanned and made accessible via controlled digital lending. She asks librarians to ask about volunteering to help catalog the collection with complete metadata. controlled digital lending diversity equity internet archive technology Universal K12 School Library controlled digital learning ebooks

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinoza to Keynote at Spring CUE 2020


CUE is proud to announce the two keynotes for Spring CUE 2020, Ken Shelton and Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, both of whom are world-renowned leaders and speakers – education experts who lead by example and are practical experts that will inspire.

Teach Coding & Computer Science With Top Gaming Platform Roblox


Like Minecraft, this popular gaming platform can be used to teach and demonstrate specific skills, with careful planning and structured implementation


Slido + Google Slides: I’ve been searching for this solution!


For years I’ve been trying to find a solution for creating interactive presentations without having to leave my platform of personal choice, Google Slides. For years, I’ve McGuyvered solutions which involved bringing my created slides into another platform. (If

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.

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms. keara.dowd_i47Z. Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:06. School districts can’t just invest in laptops, mobile devices and other hardware, then call it a day. To make the best use of the technology, and to try to give every student a comparable digital learning experience, teachers need professional development, says Kim Buryanek, associate superintendent of Sioux City Community School District in Iowa.

A Moment of Gratitude

The Principal of Change

Here are two things that I have been thinking about a lot lately. Any success I have had in the past and in the future has never ever been done truly on my own.


Apple Business Manager adds federated authentication

Jamf on EdTech

Apple Business Manager is one of the most powerful services available to IT admins deploying and managing Apple at scale, and recently it got even better with support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). Full details here

Optoma’s Introduces New Laser Projectors for K-12 Classrooms


Optoma today announced two new projectors, the Optoma ZW403 and ZH403, designed for classrooms

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.

Apple Business Manager adds federated authentication

Jamf on EdTech

Apple Business Manager is one of the most powerful services available to IT admins deploying and managing Apple at scale, and recently it got even better with support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). Full details here

5 Reasons Parental Involvement in Education Is So Important


“Cornerstone” is defined as an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based. That’s what parental involvement in education is to a child’s upbringing — a cornerstone.

NewTek Introduces TriCaster® Mini


“Everyone has amazing stories to tell, and video is the most powerful way to deliver your message,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for Vizrt Group, parent brand of NewTek and NDI

Strategies for culturally responsive teaching

eSchool News

A critical topic for schools and communities–and most importantly, our students–is how teachers nurture ALL students, create a sense of belonging, and keep educational standards high.

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.