Tue.Jul 02, 2019

Exploring 4 types of Flipped Learning


In spite of all the efforts of countless educators, the passive model of learning persists. Flipped Learning has emerged as the “easy button” to move classes, schools, and districts from passive to active learning.

Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

Catlin Tucker

In a blog post I wrote titled Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? , I encourage teachers to think about the purpose of the work students are doing and evaluate whether it makes sense for them to invest their time and energy grading that work.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Fyodor Biotechnologies

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. I awoke to what felt like lightning going through my legs, and then spreading through my body and in my head.

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:36. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid.

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.

Great App for Future Readers: Word Zoo

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reading is defined as “ the action or skill of absorbing written or printed matter silently or aloud.” ” Sounds dry, maybe even boring, but the ability to read has been credited with exercising the mind, saving lives, bringing people together, and predicting success in school.

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Learning With Immersive Reader

The Web20Classroom

I love to read. If I am not working or spending time with my daughters I am reading. But when I was in elementary school reading was what I dreaded the most. In my classes we had the "blue birds" and "red birds" reading groups. I was a blue bird. A weak reader.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?


Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook. This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the student information system (SIS).

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How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads

The Hechinger Report

Makenzie, Mariah and Makayla are triplets who, by the age of 13, have created websites, programmed a handheld Raspberry Pi computer and given orders to a small, white robot called Sphero.

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.


This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below.

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.

Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

MIND Research Institute

Let’s celebrate math at the 2019 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics (CAMT)! This year’s conference highlights educators and organizations making educational gains with diverse student populations.

Roybi Raises $4.2 Million Seed Round to Produce Educational Robots


The two-legged, pill-shaped robot—upper half green, lower half white and small enough to stand on one’s palm—starts its lesson with a greeting. Hello my friend. Welcome back,” it says. Today is a great day to learn about animals.”

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 170 The Theory Of Enchantment And Connecting To Humans

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McGraw-Hill Education Chief Financial Officer Mike Evans Resigns


McGraw-Hill Education Chief Financial Officer, Mike Evans, has resigned, according to a company statement Tuesday. Evans’ last day as CFO was on June 30, 2019, and his last day with the company will be July 5, 2019. No reason was given for his resignation.

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.

Summer 2019

EdTech Magazine

Summer 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:35


Is Esports a Viable Career Path? Yes — But It’s Not Just Playing Games


Three years ago Juan DeBiedma left his job to play video games—or more accurately, a single video game. And by all accounts, it’s worked out well for him. DeBiedma, who’s known to the gaming community as Hungrybox, has been ranked as the No. 1 player in the world in Super Smash Bros.

4 Things I Learned During My #civilwarsupertour


What better way to spend part of May tramping around places like Gettysburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Harpers Ferry, and Corydon, Indiana

Time is Short

The Principal of Change

From the article, “4 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person”, Eric Barker shares some humbling ideas that make you think about how you approach life.

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.

Incorporating the “Art” in STEAM


One way I expose students to engineering is by having them take apart, analyze, and reassemble unwanted electronics donated by our community. Students love to deconstruct these electronics and see how they work, but they have trouble when they try to reassemble them.

Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you a tech coach, instructional coach, or something in between? Maybe you dream of one day being a coach? Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach?

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Flipping the classroom has become a hot topic in educational circles in recent times. The idea is that students first learn course content online, usually at home, and the time in the classroom is devoted to what used to be traditionally homework, with the teacher’s assistance.

5 ways to stay connected with your teachers this summer

eSchool News

Teachers are dedicated, passionate people, so as a principal I encourage my teachers to recharge their batteries over the summer. At the same time, I try to stay connected enough to them that they’ll come back in late July feeling excited and knowing how much I value them.

EdTech at School

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

What’s New ~ July 2019


New month, new features: import.flipchart files, apply fill color to any object, and select a default background color. link]. myViewBoard for Windows gets the following new features this month: myViewBoard now supports.flipchart files. Use the Magic Box tool to import them. Added the ability to update the fill color of 2D shapes , 3D shapes and AI pen objects. Click the adorning menu and select the color fill icon to use the feature.

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Here Is An Excellent Dropbox Tool for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Dopbox for Gmail is an excellent tool to use to ‘send and preview Dropbox files and links without leaving your Gmail window’. We have tried it in multiple occasions and it worked perfectly well. If.read more

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ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 for Education


The CT100 may become a viable option for those planning to buy an inexpensive Android tablet

Frustrated With The Distractions Phones Cause, Some Schools Ban Them


Ask almost any teacher about their daily frustrations in the classroom and it won’t be long until you hear about students and their phones.

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.