Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Is the Homework Gap Gone?


The Homework Gap. The Digital Divide. Whichever term you use, they both point to the same problem: students without Internet at home face additional barriers to completing their schoolwork , have lower graduation rates , and score lower on tests when compared to their well-connected peers.

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD). Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app.

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30 Google Classroom tips every teacher must know

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom is a favorite among the many useful G Suite tools. It allows us to manage our classroom assignments digitally and saves us lots of time. Like most of the G Suite tools, Google Classroom is constantly getting updated with new features. By utilizing these features we can make Google Classroom work even […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom gsuiteedu

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PBLWorks (formally Buck Institute) Introduces Project Idea Cards for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

PBLWorks (new brand name of the Buck Institute for Education) has introduced a free online library of more than 60 downloadable Project Idea Cards to help teachers use Project Based Learning (PBL) in their classrooms. There will be more cards released going forward as well.

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.

Leadership Starts with You

Tom Murray

I’ve had the privilege of working for some amazing leaders over the years. Those leaders that had courage. Those leaders with an articulate vision. Those leaders who valued people first. Those leaders who helped foster cultures of risk-taking and innovation.

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The Future of Field Trips


Google AR/VR tools can be a way to take students to places that they may never have the chance to visit

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To help customers be well, a former weight-loss company thinks beyond the scale

The Christensen Institute

Kate Hudson has always been a health and fitness enthusiast, and now the actress can add another role to her already-crowded resume: ambassador for WW, the wellness program formerly known as Weight Watchers. One reason she decided to partner with the wellness company is its focus on community: “I grew up understanding about being active, about being healthy, that was just how I was raised.

What is Robotics? A Curricular Challenge


The goal of the first few weeks is to answer the question "What is Robotics

ICE 2019

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:51. Join EdTech: Focus on K–12 as our editors cover the #ICE19 conference. Keep this page bookmarked for stories from the EdTech team. Follow the hashtag #ICE19. Event Image Toggle.

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.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog.

Why Professors Need to Work to Inspire Their Students


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, How do you help inspire other educators? Sometimes the problem isn't my students—it's my colleagues.

How grassroots efforts are trying to solve the teacher shortage crisis

The Hechinger Report

Prophet Giles III works through questions, similar to those seen on the math portion of the Praxis Core exam, during a RISE teacher certification cohort class at Coahoma Early College High School in Clarksdale, Mississippi in late January. Aallyah Wright for Mississippi Today. CLARKSDALE, Miss.

Great Way to Help Kids Talk About Race


Q&A game gets students talking about diversity honestly, responsibly


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.

Obama, Curry Call For Mentorship and Community at My Brother’s Keeper Anniversary Event


“We can all be surrogate fathers. We can all be big brothers.” Former President Barack Obama spoke those words in front of thousands at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance National Gathering in the heart of Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday. The gathering marked the fifth anniversary of the program’s existence, which was founded during Obama’s presidency in 2014.

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How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students


Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and teachers) react to them can make all the difference.

Report Aims to Pin Down What the Coding Bootcamp Market Really Looks Like


There’s a not-so-secret issue with coding bootcamps: accurate data on the industry is sparse. Despite the impact this emerging industry has made on higher education over the past 6 years, the size and scope of the sector and its impact remain unclear,” a new report published in RTI International finds. Until now, the only data on these programs and outcomes of attendees have come from industry affiliated groups.”

Extending Your Use of Chrome: 3 Tools to Go Beyond the Basics


In daily life, I often find myself looking for ways to do something differently, and hopefully better. In my more than 10 years in the classroom I kept the personal goal of helping students be creative at the forefront of my classroom structure.

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.

3 Good Resources for Arts Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The platforms below, curated from Open Culture, provides a wealth of free historical art works spanning different countries and eras. You can browse through the collections and see what you more

#3quotes from Bruner

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Crabchick on Flickr In my #3quotes series I have been citing directly from the texts of education thinkers, because it is important to apply ideas and theories in context. Too often, writers cite from theorists using secondary sources instead of delving into the original texts.

Skyrocketing Category 2 Form 470s

Education Superhighway

The E-rate Category 2 program has been a game changer for school districts across America looking to upgrade their internal networks. Since 2015, 83% of school districts nationwide have received federal E-rate Category 2 funding — a dramatic increase from 14% between 2011 and 2014.

#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success


In Florida, 31.7 percent of 2018 public high school graduates scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, compared to 32.9 percent in Massachusetts and 32.2 percent in Connecticut. The national average is 23.5 percent.

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.

FREE Resources to Pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam!

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Resources to Pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. FREE resources to help teachers and educators pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam. Here you will find free ebooks, videos, and downloads to help you rock the Level 2 exam! Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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Free Educational Podcasts for Learning English

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a list of some wonderful free podcasts for ESL and EFL learners. Students can use them to improve their english language learning in both the written and spoken format. Th content more

U.S.-Latin America Ed-Tech Trade Mission Set for Brazil

Marketplace K-12

based ed-tech companies interested in learning more about exporting can apply for a new trade mission focused on Latin America. The post U.S.-Latin Latin America Ed-Tech Trade Mission Set for Brazil appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences International / Global Markets