Tue.Oct 22, 2019

E-learning smarts: What students need to remember about cybersecurity

Neo LMS

Governor John Bel Edwards reported that several school districts in Louisiana were recently struck by cyberattacks. So it follows that big businesses and government aren’t the only targets of cybercriminals.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning?

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Innovating Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

With the explicit support of its community, Burlingame School District (BSD) created a director of innovation position in 2017, a role I was excited to take on.

Data is a poor judge of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

In 2018 Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company. Had the executives at Hewlett-Packard not made a critical mistake a few decades earlier, that title might have belonged to them. It’s well known that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in a tiny garage in Los Altos, California.

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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.

At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts of terrorism.

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Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine.

What Apple can teach innovators about developing health technology

The Christensen Institute

Disruptive Innovation takes a product that’s historically been too expensive, complicated, and/or inconvenient for the majority of people to use, and transforms it into one that’s so simple and affordable that a great many can do so. And no company has mastered this more than Apple.

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In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher? If so, are you also a classroom work foreman, logistics manager, guide, drill sergeant, disciplinarian, cheerleader, data entry clerk, cultural advocate, or analyst? Maybe you are all of these things and more.

Critical Reading: 50 Sentence Stems To Help Students Talk About What They Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

Critical reading is a matter of gathering knowledge, understanding context and seeing ideas from multiple perspectives to make sense of a text. The post Critical Reading: 50 Sentence Stems To Help Students Talk About What They Read appeared first on TeachThought.

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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.

Losing STEAM: When Technology and Curriculum Collide

EdNews Daily

By Jessica Iovinelli.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching (and What Space Is Really Like)

Edsurge

In 1995, NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk. The occasion? His second space shuttle flight during a mission that included a rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir.

Simplifying School Safety and Regulatory Compliance

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. By Kenna McHugh.

With Instagram and ePortfolios, This Teaching Fellow Uses Tech to Support Literacy ?

Edsurge

The most transformative idea Jenna Zucha took from her experience as a 2019 HP Teaching Fellow horrified her at first: showing her work. The English teacher at Clear Springs High in suburban Houston didn’t have a problem with sharing, per se.

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.

Types Of Insurance College Students Should Consider

EdNews Daily

If you’re heading off to college, finding insurance policies is probably the last thing on your list – if it’s even on your list at all. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re too young or healthy to need insurance.

3 Reasons Every School Should Have An Esports Team

techlearning

Esports can be as valuable for our students as “real” sports are

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How Professors Can Encourage Students to Join Them for Office Hours

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, I work at a small institution, where the professor/mentor relationship is paramount.

Keynote Announced for the #NYCSchoolsTech Website Accessibility Conference

techlearning

Lynn will spotlight the positive impacts of website accessibility for students, parents and the community

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!

Is PD only required for teachers harmful?

My Island View

Anyone who thinks that there is one answer to all that is wrong in education is at the very least ill informed. Public education has had hundreds of years to establish practices and procedures that would ultimately slow down any progressive ideas for change.

Gale Announces Launch of "Gale In Context: For Educators" Instructional Support

techlearning

“We created Gale In Context: For Educators to make it easier for schools and districts to integrate quality digital content into the curriculum," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale

Making Family Night Events Truly Engaging

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.

Schools Upgrade Networks with Future in Mind

EdTech Magazine

Schools Upgrade Networks with Future in Mind. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:16. As the number of Merced Union High School District ’s network-supported devices grew more than twofold in just seven years , district leaders knew they needed to get prepared.

EdTech at School

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

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs.

How Switching to the Cloud is Streamlining One School’s Data Security System

Edsurge

In 2015, a surprise visit from Vice President Mike Pence put Oral Roberts University's IT security under a powerful microscope. But the Secret Service was so impressed, they commended the school. When the secret service compliments you, it makes everybody feel good, right?”

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Building and Sustaining a Strong Math Culture

edWeb.net

Current employment trends and future projections all point towards continued growth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, as well as the need for STEM-related skills in other fields.

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Stride Raises Over $2 Million to Connect Students with ISAs and Career Help

Edsurge

Tess Michaels saw a need for new ways to pay for college while a graduate student at Harvard University. She and her peers would talk about how higher education proved more of a risk to students than the schools. Students pay up front and hope it’s worth it,” says Michaels, 26.

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.