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.

Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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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The changing face of PD

Ditch That Textbook

The current PD model is familiar. Every teacher, every subject, all together. Early after-school dismissal, or late start. Exhausted after a full school day, or overwhelmed prepping for the day ahead. File into the cafeteria, library or auditorium. Sign in. Collect piles of handouts. The presenter reads aloud from a slide presentation, and you notice […]. Guest Blog education pd productivity professional development professional learning professional learning network

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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Simple Guide to Analyzing Media with Key Questions from @MediaLiteracyEd

techlearning

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

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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. .

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.

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.

Regulations for child care hard to roll back, as Trump proposed, because there aren’t many

The Hechinger Report

Snowman art adorns the wall of a public preschool in Idaho City, Idaho. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

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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TEACHER VOICE: The gaping hole in President Trump’s proposed education budget

The Hechinger Report

President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. Photo: © Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Wire.

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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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.

Geometry Pad: Highly Interactive App Guides Kids in Exploring Geometry

techlearning

Geometry Pad is an interactive workbook that kids can use to create, manipulate, and measure figures

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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.

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?

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.

11 Classic Board Games The Entire Family Will Enjoy

Fractus Learning

In our fast-paced world, it’s often hard to slow down and take the time to really engage with friends and family. We know we ought to do it, but the demands of work, school activities and […]. Board Games Kids Parents Toys and Play

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Ted Ed: How to Master Your Sense of Smell

techlearning

March 21st is Fragrance Day

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.

Discovery launches new programs for classrooms

techlearning

Engaging New Content From the NBA, RFK Human Rights, and More

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.