Thu.Sep 20, 2018

HE Challenges: How some colleges are filling the revenue gap


In the third blog in our series on higher education challenges (rising costs, declining completion rates), exploring how innovative colleges and universities are addressing them, we’ll look at funding.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.)

Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

The Christensen Institute

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, prospective students are asking what has become a very tough question: Should I go to college? Salary data from NACE; College cost data from NCES. All data in 2016 dollars. It used to be easier to give a clear answer.

Creating Impact and Art Through Partnerships

Digital Promise

William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, named Philadelphia in 1681 after the Greek words philo (beloved, dear) and delfo (brother)—hence, the City of Brotherly Love.

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.

The ripple effect of a teacher: How far does it reach?

Ditch That Textbook

As teachers, we make microdecisions in our classrooms constantly. We’re always analyzing and trying to do what’s right for our students. In a short period of time, we might think … Is she having a hard day? Maybe she needs a pat on the back and some encouragement. He really seems to gravitate toward that […]. Teaching impact of a teacher teacher inspiration teacher motivation

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AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:48. During back to school season, so many things are new. New students. New teachers. New learning. New school or district wide initiatives, including new software. .

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Brandon Schut


Often at conferences, I feel torn between more than one session scheduled at the same time. I once got the advice from a colleague, “If you don’t know where to go, choose the presenter you know will make it worth your while.”

8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Strategies To Make Learning Visual In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff & Jackie Gerstein, TeachThought PD Facilitator How about some strategies for visual learning?

Video: What Is Effect Size?

MIND Research Institute

Effect size is a way of describing the magnitude of the difference between two groups. It gives us a way to use the same measuring stick to show the importance of a difference between one group and another.

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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.

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

5 ways to ensure engagement in an online class

WizIQ Education & Technology

Live online classes in eLearning are changing the way we teach and learn[1]. In addition to altering the landscape of education, live classes are also offering a low-cost alternative to having a. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today! There’s great disparity in the way that college graduates pay back student loans.

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How to Keep the Human Element in Distance Learning


Telepresence: Helping to Overcome the Limitations of Distance Learning Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology redefine the traditional student/teacher dynamic, creating opportunities. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Students’ Attention

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Students’ Attention by TeachThought Staff Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a connection point between two people. It gives meaning, context, and understanding in a world […]. The post 30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Students’ Attention appeared first on TeachThought.

From Trump to Tolstoy: What’s Bringing Computer Science and Literature Together


Calculating ratios for different types of pronouns in civil rights speeches. Counting the frequency and proximity of vowel sounds, consonant sounds and rhymes in rap music. Those are just two examples of the projects students have taken on in teacher Peter Nilsson’s “Distant Reading” course at Deerfield Academy, an independent boarding school in western Massachusetts. What is “distant reading”?

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Stopping Out-of-Control Classroom Behavior From the Start

Bad behavior is a snowball effect—it grows and grows until it can’t be stopped. If teachers don’t have a system in place for addressing that behavior from the beginning of the year, they will appear to have a lack of credibility and authority.

LeBron James’ College Promise Starts Long Before Tuition Fees Are Waived


Even before students entered the halls of the new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, the experimental effort had received widespread acclaim for its efforts to get low-performing students on a path to college early. It helped that LeBron James, the NBA superstar and Akron native, started the I Promise program and guaranteed college tuition to the University of Akron for those who participated. But the I Promise School’s touchpoints with the local public university span far beyond college tuition.

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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.

The Problem with Measuring WiFi Performance

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

There’s no shortage of advice on how to measure WiFi performance. Heck, a quick search on Google turns up a mind-numbing 231 million results. But when you dig in, how much of this information is valuable to you if you’re trying to remedy problems with slow WiFi?

One HBCU Hopes Its ‘$10,000 Degree Pathway’ Will Win Over Students Considering For-Profit Alternatives


A public university in North Carolina has teamed up with six community colleges to offer a program that promises students they will pay no more than $10,000 out of pocket for their four-year degree. Participating students will attend a g two-year college in the state to get their Associate’s degree, then transfer to an online program at Fayetteville State University to finish their bachelor’s.

The Importance of Being Vulnerable in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

The first step to encouraging students to be vulnerable and learn in a more personal, intentional way is by being vulnerable in the classroom as a teacher. The post The Importance of Being Vulnerable in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Surveys and Polls in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few months we have reviewed a number of interesting web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to collect students feedback. And as we have argued elsewhere, access to students more

EdTech at School

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

Today's Newsletter: Why is the FBI Thinking About You?


The FBI certainly is busy these days.

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

I am visiting a district in Pennsylvania soon, and as a “Twitter Challenge” before I join them, educators were encouraged to send some questions to me ahead of time.

Digital and Hands-On Combine to Challenge Kids Exploring STEM Applications


WhiteBox Learning Design, analyze, then build STEM applications Pros: Students are able to engage in an authentic engineering process that builds science knowledge. Cons: Kids may get lost in the heavy text sections.


Google Classroom: Find the Google Drive Folder

Teacher Tech

Google Drive Folder in Google Classroom Google Classroom is Google Drive management. When you log into Google Classroom for the first time a folder is created in your Google Drive called “Classroom.” ” Within that folder is a folder created per class. Class Folder Each teacher and each student has their own Classroom folder in Google […]. The post Google Classroom: Find the Google Drive Folder appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing


– ‘Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver’ Virtual Field Trip Underscores Pathways to Career Readiness through 21st Century Skill-Building – Silver Spring, Md.

4 examples of engaging vision-impaired students in STEM

eSchool News

STEM learning is a cornerstone of education in today’s K-12 schools, but STEM classrooms often aren’t all that inspiring to students who are blind or have low vision.

Illustrative Mathematics and Khan Academy Collaborate to Support Educators


Tucson, AZ – Sept. 20, 2018 — Illustrative Mathematics (IM) today announced it has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free practice exercises tightly aligned to its highly-regarded curriculum, IM 6–8 Math.