Thu.Apr 04, 2019

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Educators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines.

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To strengthen institutions, good laws are not enough

The Christensen Institute

More than $50 billion in World Bank sponsored projects had some focus on institutional reform as part of the project design between 2006 and 2011.

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The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management

Neo LMS

Empathy in a general sense is the ability to “sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.” That is, empathy drives us to better understand other people, at a cognitive level, or better yet, at a deeper, emotional level.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The big tradeoff with team teaching

The Christensen Institute

Last December, Larry Cuban raised an interesting question on his blog: “Whatever happened to team teaching?” In his piece, Cuban wonders why team-teaching—a “best practice” promoted by national associations in the 1960s—largely disappeared by the mid-1970s. His post caught my attention because of its relevance to innovative staffing arrangements I studied last year.

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CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:01.

Parents Make a Big Difference in School Quality. I’m Living Proof.

Edsurge

When I became a father, I promised to do everything I could to ensure my kids’ educational experience was better than mine. I’m a public-school kid. I went to P.S. 152 and I.S. 131 in the South Bronx and tested into Brooklyn Tech for high school.

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home contributed by Maria Winters DiMarco We’ve discussed five reasons to teach digital literacy in the classroom. In reading Paul’s post, I couldn’t help but to take a step back and think about the growing number of children around the country who barely have access to […]. The post 6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home appeared first on TeachThought. Technology New Teacher

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

It’s the beginning of the end of the road for EducationSuperHighway. After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. classrooms, the nonprofit is preparing to shut down.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

eSchool News

Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools. An estimated 26 million students have learning differences, including tens of thousands of students with dyslexia, a neurological condition that affects reading and related language-based processing skills.

When Colleges Consider Outsourcing Online Programs, Calculations Can Get Complicated

Edsurge

A growing number of colleges are turning to for-profit companies to help them run their online programs, and to help finance them. These companies are known as online program managers, or OPMs. The relationships can mean a clash of cultures.

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Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom, Part 2: 10 Resources for Student-Owned Questions

techlearning

In a world filled with so much instant information, it is important to teach students to ask even more questions as they seek possible answers

Learning Continues Post-CUE Conference with “The Waves of Tech”

CUE

Dave Lee, podcaster for “The Waves of Tech” and technology enthusiast, had the opportunity to cover this year’s Spring CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA.

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.

A Story of Survival

Gaggle Speaks

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His miraculous survival included help from a sea lion, which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived.

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4 career connections to help get more girls in STEM

eSchool News

Representation matters everywhere, and nowhere is it more important than in the workforce. As the U.S. faces a shortage of STEM workers, female STEM workers are particularly underrepresented. But to get girls in STEM, they have to see themselves in the field.

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The Importance of Value and Purpose

The Principal of Change

I have discussed the importance of relationships in education and see them as the core of excellent teaching and learning.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Bridgepoint Education Gets a New Name, Office and Online Tutoring Service

Edsurge

Bridgepoint Education is getting a makeover. This week, the publicly traded owner of online for-profit Ashford University and provider of online program management services announced a new name, new headquarters and new acquisition.

Road Schooling: How to Homeschool from Your RV (Or Anywhere in the Country)

EmergingEdTech

Some reports claim this a growing trend. It is a controversial concept. But if families are going to do it, they need to try and do it well! These tips can help. – KW For many families, life on. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Idaho Bolsters Mastery-Based Education

ExcelinEd

Last month, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed into law SB 1059 to bolster mastery education and formalize the Idaho Mastery Education Network. This is great news for Idaho and the nation.

States Are Playing a Bigger Role in Digital Instruction, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) found that more states are providing guidance to help districts select and implement digital instructional materials. The post States Are Playing a Bigger Role in Digital Instruction, Survey Finds appeared first on Market Brief.

EdTech at School

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

ST Math Sweepstakes: JiJi's Road Trip Adventure (Celebration Recap)

MIND Research Institute

JiJi’s first-ever road trip adventure was a huge success thanks to all the ST Math and JiJi fans!

Glimpse K12 Launches Platform to Help School Districts Reduce Expenditures Through Group Buying Power

techlearning

Glimpse K12 launched today a solution designed to help schools benchmark spending and reduce costs through group buying power.

Tips For Dressing For Job Interviews In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Dressing Appropriately For Job Interviews In Higher Education contributed by Anne Davis Workplace fashion has changed in recent years to become more casual. Higher education has always been somewhat more relaxed than other careers in terms of instructors’ clothing styles in the classroom. However, when applying for a position, such as a professor or a […]. The post Tips For Dressing For Job Interviews In Higher Education appeared first on TeachThought. Education

MetaMetrics Launches Quantile® Sequencing Service

techlearning

“The Quantile Sequencing Service will provide education publishers with the ability to create learning pathways for math, putting powerful tools for personalizing instruction in the hands of teachers around the country,” said Malbert Smith, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics

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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.