Mon.Mar 18, 2019

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.

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


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.


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.

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


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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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

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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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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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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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


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. .

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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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 to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat


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?

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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.


#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.

Geometry Pad: Highly Interactive App Guides Kids in Exploring Geometry


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


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


Google Docs: Check the Comments

Teacher Tech

Step 1 Click The Comments Icon When collaborating in a Google Doc, Sheets, or Slides all of the document comments are collected in one place. Next to the Share Button You will find the comments icon next to the Share button in Docs, Sheets, or Slides. It looks like a speech balloon with 3 lines. […]. The post Google Docs: Check the Comments appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Google Sheets Slides G Suite google sheets slides

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.

ChalkTalk Reemerges to Find Scale in Schools—and More Funders


A couple of years ago, Mohannad Arbaji had a problem, one he could only solve by going back to school. Not enough students were completing lessons on his digital platform ChalkTalk , aimed at helping students grades 9-12 understand English and math concepts and improve their scores on tests like the ACT and SAT. So the CEO of the Boston-based company sat in on classrooms in over 12 schools. Arbaji realized that the original design of ChalkTalk needed an overhaul.

Ted Ed: How to Master Your Sense of Smell


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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

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SDG Goal 2: Plant and Grow Lesson Plan!


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?


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

UBTECH Education, Center for Educational Innovation Partner in New UKIT STEM and Computer Science Program


The UKIT curriculum includes activities that cultivate 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, team-based work and use of technology


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.

Capstone’s PebbleGo Relaunches This Fall With Accessibility for Children With Disabilities


"Equitable access for all means that every child can have a fun experience learning at school and at home with PebbleGo,” said Darin Rasmussen, VP of Digital Product Development

10 Important Google Slides Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Slides is a powerful application that allows you to create, edit and share presentations. There are a wide variety of interesting features provided by Slides which make it an more