Tue.May 21, 2019

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

How Parents, Teachers, and the General Public View Learner Variability

Digital Promise

At least 75 percent of public school parents, teachers, and the American public believe most students are capable of reaching high levels of educational achievement, according to a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates of New York for Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools


Being a parent* is hard work. Being a teacher is also hard work. Parents are primarily responsible for their children’s well being and education. Teachers are also responsible for their students’ well being and education. See the similarities?

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What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials provide educators with recognition for the skills they develop throughout their careers. Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills.

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.

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

Across the campaign trail, we are seeing myriad variations of “free college” proposals. The intentions aren’t bad: provide a solution to the record $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.

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Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject.


Computational thinking is one of the biggest buzzwords in education—It’s even been called the ‘5th C’ of 21st century skills.

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Makerspaces & PBL…Perfect Together


Educators interested in Makerspaces, STEM Labs, Project-Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Genius Hour may feel unsure of how to integrate all of those things into their practice

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Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early


Artificial intelligence is changing things—or, the people who are building the algorithms and technologies behind artificial intelligence are. But like the tech industry at large, the people building AI often don't look like many of their users or come from similar backgrounds.

New Orleans finally has control of its own schools, but will all parents really have a say?

The Hechinger Report

Arise Academy in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward is part of the city’s diffuse network of nearly 80 charter schools. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. You’ve heard about various great neighborhoods from friends; at some point, you start dreaming about putting down roots, maybe even growing a family. You get an email or spot a description on the internet of a place that sounds sweet.

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Anne Frank House VR Experience in Oculus Go @oculus #edtech #VR


Using our Oculus Go devices, my students visited the Secret Annex, from the Diary of Anne Frank

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Google Classroom: A Guide to Reusing Old Assignments

Teacher Tech

Create a List of Your Assignments in Google Classroom Every year is a new opportunity to be better than you were last year. This is one of the advantages to teaching, unlike any other profession we get a fresh start every year. The kids from last year are not the same as the kids from […].

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5 Ways to Improve Online Discussion Boards


When it comes to online classes, discussion boards typically form an vital crux of group participation. It is through this medium that students share their ideas, interact with each other, clarify. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 166 Deeper Learning Of Math Concepts Through Social Constructivism

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 166 Deeper Learning Of Math Concepts Through Social Constructivism Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Chang Wathall about her concept-based curriculum and instruction and book and how we can use social constructivist teaching to teach math for deeper learning.

How To Create And Manage Multiple Successful Podcasts.


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with St. Louis Podcaster JP Prezzavento from The Bits & Bytes Podcast to discuss how to create not just one but two educational podcasts.

A Q&A with Future Ready Superintendent Michael McCormick, Val Verde (CA) Unified School District


Even our youngest students are engaged in critical thinking, making sound decisions and choices as they identify and solve authentic problems

Empowering Learning Through Student Strengths

The Principal of Change

Jeff Kubiak posted this image on Twitter : LOVE! The concept of “focusing on strengths” is something that I have shared in “ The Innovator’s Mindset ,” and dive into deeper in my next book, “Innovate Inside the Box” (Coming out in August 2019).

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.

Pittsburgh Teacher Selected as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow to Serve in Washington


The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for K-12 STEM educators to apply their classroom knowledge and experiences to inform Federal STEM education efforts


Introducing ST Math Chats [Video]

MIND Research Institute

A new feature is coming to ST Math this fall! ST Math Chats use the visual models and manipulatives of ST Math puzzles to deepen learning through whole-class discussion. ST Math Chats are 25-30 minute lessons that utilize 1:1 or 2:1 technology to create an interactive learning and sharing experience.

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Why the Internet #Sux: Lessons from @TheBillyGregory on #GAAD at #NYCDiCon19

The Innovative Educator

The Internet #SUX because it was designed in a way that shows only “ S OME U SERS E X PERIENCE” matters. Slide from Billy Gregory's presentation at the Digital Inclusion Conference This is the message Billy Gregory shared on Global Accessibility Awareness Day ( # GAAD ).

Understanding and preventing plagiarism


Plagiarism is often caused by lack of understanding and knowledge. It is a so called unintentional plagiarism. Students sometimes do not realize how to use sources correctly and give credit to the author. We have prepared teaching resources to help educate students on the issue of plagiarism and improve students’ writing skills. To get an offline presentation, contact us at support@plagiarismcheck.org

EdTech at School

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

What Makes a Good STEM/STEAM Toy?


New Toy Association Research Identifies 14 Characteristics of Toys that Cultivate Kids’ Science & Math Skills


5 Trends That Impact Your WiFi Performance

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

While wireless networking traces its roots back to ALOHAnet in Hawaii in the early 1970s, the kind of WiFi that you and I use everyday first appeared in the late 1990s. Wi-Fi as a Service Managed Network Services WiFi Performance

How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn


Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki was a rising star in the field of memory when she looked around and realized that her lifestyle wasn’t sustainable. “I I was trying to get tenure, and I was doing nothing but work,” she says. “I had no friends outside of my lab.

Blooms Digital Taxonomy for Android Users

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is an updated list of some of our favourite Android apps for Blooms digital taxonomy. We have tried to come up with apps that can best correspond to each of the thinking levels in Blooms.read more. 2019 blooms taxonomy

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.