Mon.Mar 18, 2019

Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too.

How to Turn Your School Bus Fleet into Next Generation Connected Buses

Kajeet

Today’s school buses are more than just vehicles to transport students. They are mobile classrooms where students can continue to learn, get a jump start on homework, or study for tests. But providing those learning opportunities through filtered school bus Wi-Fi is just the beginning.

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How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A cancelled flight forced this startup CEO to re-evaluation her priorities and focus on making sure she has time for both work and her family. The post How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance appeared first on Market Brief.

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Guest post: The Best Guide On How to Write a Synthesis Essay

EdTech4Beginners

Any academic career – regardless of which degree is being earned – is full of writing assignments. The nature of these essays may vary, though. When given a new style to master, it can be a little overwhelming. However, with a little investigation, anyone can learn the tricks for each genre. Here, we are going to give a guide to creating the perfect synthesis essay. Defining This Style. The initial thing to learn concerning any paper’s approach is to learn exactly what defines it.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

iTeach with iPads

Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them.

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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

iTeach with iPads

Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them.

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The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life is much simpler when you — as a parent or teacher — can point to one solution for a problem, solve it, and everything is golden. Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool.

Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Heather Penn. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning.

The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

Critics have attacked Big Pharma for widespread biases in studies of new and potentially profitable drugs.

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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.

Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer

EdTech Magazine

Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:01. For districts looking to upgrade communications systems, it’s no longer a question of whether to adopt an IP-based phone system, but rather which one to deploy.

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How should we define SEL in schools?

eSchool News

We are often asked for the definition of social-emotional learning (SEL). One common and useful SEL definition is the process of learning to integrate thinking, feeling, and behaving in order to become aware of the self and of others, make responsible decisions, and manage behaviors. 2 SEL models.

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OPINION: Three ways to help more low-income students get through college

The Hechinger Report

. More low-income students are getting into college than ever before. That’s the good news. The bad news? They’re not getting out, and those who do often have nowhere to go. .

Simple Guide to Analyzing Media with Key Questions from @MediaLiteracyEd

techlearning

Here's how to get started with teaching students about media literacy

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.

Building Your Tech Coach Brand Part 2: EdTech Certifications, Conference Presentations, and Resumes

TeacherCast

In this episode, we take a look at three ways that a Tech Coach can build their brand through Certifications, Conference Presentations, and Resumes.

2 Math Activities Ease the Spring Break Wait

MiddleWeb

Michelle Russell says her classes were beginning the slide into pre-Spring Break slump when she opted to try some math games she'd been squirreling away for "later." Both the Math Card War and One Incorrect activities proved engaging and useful as formative feedback.

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Why K-12 accounts payable teams should embrace automation

eSchool News

Across the country, K-12 schools are embracing technology to strengthen learning and engagement inside the classroom. But while technology has an ever-increasing presence in the classroom, the opposite is often true when it comes to a district’s back-end operations.

Virtual Reality ‘Visits’ to U.S. Schools, Colleges to be Part of Recruiting Foreign Students

Marketplace K-12

School districts and private schools can now join colleges by providing virtual reality experiences of their campuses to attract international students through the U.S. Commercial Service. The post Virtual Reality ‘Visits’ to U.S.

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EdTech at School

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

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. Even when it happens individually, having a supporting community can provide learners with the motivation and opportunities for applying and connecting knowledge. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students?

OPINION: ‘Free college’ fails to address racial and class gaps

The Hechinger Report

Moises Urena a SUNY student who grew up homeless lobbies for increased state aid during a visit to the Capitol Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Albany, NY. Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union.

#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

Discovery Education

Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring.

The Challenge Of Scale In Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Challenge Of Scale In Learning by Terry Heick I Scale is the breadth of context for the application of a thing and like purpose, audience, and context, scale is a factor in application. Scale is also a characteristic of context and can be judged by the ambition of its purpose and its subsequent precision. […]. The post The Challenge Of Scale In Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

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.

Is Plagiarism Just Bad Manners?

Turnitin

Turnitin Responds to Malcolm Gladwell's Statement that "Plagiarism is Just Bad Manners

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SDG Goal 2: Plant and Grow Lesson Plan!

Buncee

From a seed of inspiration to a sprout of reality, this project blossomed into a Buncee-fied beauty after my co-taught 4th-grade class dug into the dirt and began their gardening journeys.

College Affordability Advocates: What Comes After the Admissions Cheating Scandal?

Edsurge

As outrage continues over the admissions scandal , legitimate college counseling providers are wrestling with how to address concerns bubbling among students who have been advised all along to play by the rules. Our students understand the struggles and the barriers in front of them to access higher education,” said Jaclyn Piñero, executive director in the Bay Area for uAspire, a nonprofit that helps low-income students navigate college applications and finances. “We

Google Earth's Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

SpeechTechie

Who remembers this game? I actually was an 80s kid, so mine came in a box with a World Almanac (!) and several huge discs for the Apple IIe. It looked like this: See video First of all, show that video to your students to elicit laughs, questions and comments.

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.