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


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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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.

One major barrier to high-quality blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Today in 2019, blended learning isn’t a new phenomenon. But after more than a decade of steady adoption and improvement, it hasn’t yet reached the degree of effectiveness, reliability, and usability to become the norm in K–12 education.

Losing STEAM: When Technology and Curriculum Collide

EdNews Daily

By Jessica Iovinelli.

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.

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.

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.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms


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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

High-Tech Surveillance Comes at High Cost to Students. Is It Worth It?


The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and funnel children who don’t fall in line into the criminal justice system.

99% of All K-12 Districts in the U.S. Now Have Access to High-Speed Internet


Today, EducationSuperHighway released its annual State of the States report, highlighting the completion of its mission to close the K-12 classroom connectivity gap

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.

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


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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Keynote Announced for the #NYCSchoolsTech Website Accessibility Conference


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

U-Nest Raises $2 Million to Enhance Its App to Help Parents Save for College


Garrett Gilbertson’s daughter is only 5 years old, but he’s already thinking about how to spare her the same financial stress he faced after graduate school. The Pepperdine University alum’s student loan payments came on top of raising her and running an online security company.

Discovery Education Adds New Content to Digital Services


New digital assets focus on Social/Emotional Learning, STEM, Civics, and financial literacy and more


EdTech at School

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

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


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.

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


“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

How Professors Can Encourage Students to Join Them for Office Hours


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.

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.


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.