Thu.Nov 15, 2018

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow! But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today!

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Identifying “Jobs” opens up innovation opportunities

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part three of the series, based on an earlier blog.

Using Google Slides live closed captions in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

You can turn on closed captions at the bottom of videos you watch on TV and online. But providing closed captions in real time in the classroom has been harder to pull off — until now! Google Slides has a new feature — live closed captions. They transcribe your speech on the fly and display […]. Ed Tech Screencasts google classroom accessibility google slides google slides in the classroom live closed captions

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Why schools should bridge the generational divide

The Christensen Institute

Every so often a book I’m reading for work morphs into a book I’m reading for pleasure. This month that book was Marc Freedman’s How to Live Forever.

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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.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

The Hechinger Report

School founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. MILWAUKEE, Wis. —

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As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

A statue of George Mason on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP.

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Learn why @Shmoop is the best online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels.

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Shmoop, an online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels.

5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth

Teacher Tech

Doodling as Visual Note-Taking A Guest Post by Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, has so many benefits for students. Many studies have proven that images are considerably more effective than words when it comes to memory retention, comprehension and motivation. There are psychological benefits as well, because sketchnoting has a calming effect similar to […]. The post 5 Ways to Create a Doodling Culture in Your Classroom by @sylviaduckworth appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the New and Improved Techlearning Website

techlearning

You may have noticed that things look a little different around here. That’s because we’ve redesigned, re-engineered, and re-organized the Techlearning website to make all the great content you’ve come to rely on easier than ever to find and use  

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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.

ClassDojo Goes ‘Beyond School’ to Launch First Monetization Feature for Parents

Edsurge

Most investors want to exit their investments and get a financial return within seven years. It’s taken ClassDojo that long to announce its first paid offering. The San Francisco-based company may be one of the last venture-backed education technology startups founded at the start of this decade that’s still alive—and growing—without making any revenue. But it’s amassed quite a footprint.

20 Critical Thinking Questions About American Pop Culture Holidays

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Critical Thinking Questions About Christmas Pop Culture In The United States by Terry Heick Simple premise: Allow your students to think critically about the American pop culture holidays.

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Top Site Provides Standards-Aligned Practice and Assessment

techlearning

Freckle is a practice website (and app) that addresses skills and concepts for Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

What does it mean to create?

EdTechTeam

I am quite thrilled to be a keynote speaker for EdTechTeam’s “The Virtual” summit , European edition (November 17, 2018). In my talk, entitled “Crushing It with Creativity” I plan to share my thoughts on how to maximize your personal creativity as well as develop a creative classroom culture.

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.

SETDA Names Alabama's Jerome Browning 2018 State Leader of the Year Award

techlearning

The annual SLY Award honors an active SETDA member who has exhibited exemplary national and state leadership in educational technology

Former Wrestling Pro Gives Hope to K-12 Audiences

Gaggle Speaks

One of our sales representatives, Alex Danko, learned about a dynamic school assembly speaker who focuses on bullying, suicide, and making good life choices.

KinderLab Robotics Announces Lower Pricing and a New Introductory KIBO Robot Kit

techlearning

KIBO is a playful, educational robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) learning

The Power of Delayed Gratification

EdSense

The classic Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper tells about a lazy grasshopper who spends the summer playing music, while an army of ants is busy hoarding up food for the winter. When the winter arrives, the grasshopper starves and begs for food from the ants, but they refuse.

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.

A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes

MindShift

Teachers know that students learn a tremendous amount from scrutinizing their mistakes , but getting them to take the time to stop and reflect is a challenge. Some teachers have stopped giving grades altogether to try to refocus class on learning instead of on grades.

Introducing Buncee Templates

Buncee

Have you ever needed to start a project, but didn’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have to prepare an engaging activity for your students, but don’t have time to start from scratch?

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools? The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. What’s the easier way? Looking at proficiency data.

10 of the best websites for bringing history & social studies to life

eSchool News

History and social studies bad reputations for being boring. To many students, these subjects mean reading long-winded textbooks and memorizing incessant facts. They don’t necessarily see the importance of studying something that happened hundreds or thousands of years ago.

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EdTech at School

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

Quakertown Community School District Adopts Hitachi Interactive Projectors

techlearning

The high school recently completed a five-year renovation project, which included retrofitting classrooms with Hitachi’s CP-TW3005 interactive projectors

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Leading Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions Google Expeditions – Beyond Virtual Field Trips From the bottom of the sea to the moon and beyond: virtual and augmented reality now enable us to take students virtually anywhere.

Understanding Effect Size

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Students from St. Albans City School, Vermont Honored by SETDA

techlearning

 SETDA, the membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders, honored St. Albans City School, Vermont as the winner of the 2018 Student Voices Award.

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.