Tue.Dec 10, 2019

6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones — are becoming more and more popular among flight enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why. The thrill of being able to take amazing photos and stunning videos from above is what motivates most drone hobbyists.

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Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?


Is your school or school district budget being spent wisely? You’ve paid for students to have a 1:1 take-home device and you’ve paid for the necessary online tools your students need to learn and succeed. But how do you know if that budget is being used as you envisioned?

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task.

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9 Touch Typing Programmes for Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the favorite topics on my blog is anything about keyboarding. Every time teachers think it’s been replaced by finger swiping or audio, it comes back full-steam as the obvious solution to coding or collaborative writing.

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.

Why this former school principal is igniting new social networks across Boston neighborhoods

The Christensen Institute

The term “social capital” is one popular way to describe the inherent value contained in social networks. But it can also suggest that our social networks are a fixed asset like a bank account.

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How to make your own luck in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

“Build a better mousetrap,” a popular saying goes, “and the world will beat a path to your door.” Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple for many businesses in emerging economies.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio


It's well-known that podcasting is huge these days. But you might not realize how many educational podcasts are out there. By educational, we mean shows that focus on some super-focused topic, like a specific period of history or an academic discipline.

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The Science of Spatial-Temporal Mathematics

MIND Research Institute

You’ve probably heard the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words,” right? When conveying information, ideas, and concepts, showing rather than telling can be more efficient, and more effective. This is especially true when it comes to mathematics. Look at the picture above.

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With a New CEO, Can Edmodo Regain Its Ed Mojo?


After two “salvage operations” where she turned around struggling companies, Susan Kim wanted a break from the fervor of startup life. But when she got a call a year ago about an education company with a vibrant community of teachers, she reconsidered.

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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.

Better Safe than Sorry: How to Teach the Basic Rules of Cybersecurity


source: pixabay.com With the holiday season sure to place more devices in more young hands, this is a good time to take a fresh look at this important topic! – KW With hundreds of thousands of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety


Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline.

How to record video on your Chromebook with Screencast-O-Matic


For today’s teachers, it’s no secret that video increases engagement and retention among students. The best part is, you don’t need any fancy equipment or special training to bring the benefits of video to your classroom.

What’s in a Name? Inside the Pricey, ‘Laborious’ Process of Education Rebrands


In late October, education policy and advocacy group iNACOL opened its annual conference with a bang.

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.

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings


Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff or participate in digital greeting exchanges with students in other cities or countries

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools


Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. But even that seemingly simple question may have complex answers.

Literacy Apps For All


Help Parents Help Their Students Learn

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Not every professional development book is made equal.

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.

10 Practical Ways to Help Students Cultivate A Growth Mindset

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with scientific evidence for the power of mindset.read more


I Have to Attribute and Cite. But How Do I Write Citations?


resources for students who are looking for information on citation formats and how to cite properly

The Teacher’s Role in Finland’s Phenomenon-based Learning


At the Hiidenkivi Comprehensive School near Helsinki, Finland, students don’t spend all their time learning what other people have discovered. They set out to discover new things on their own.

Artsonia—Digital Portfolios for art


Put the kids' masterpieces online


Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Bringing Books to Life with Flipgrid

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

What happens after the cover of a library book has been closed? What thoughts and connections does the reader continue to think about? How many people have experienced this story and what would they say to one another?

Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Resources


I was excited to offer two sessions this year at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Below  Below are the resources from the event

ORF! Reading Growth Is about More Than Speed


When Rita Platt assesses students using CBMs (curriculum based measures) for literacy, she gives the one-minute Oral Reading Fluency tests a twist to make sure comprehension is also being measured. Investigate her technique and a special approach devised for English Learners.

Schools need interoperability for safety plans

eSchool News

With safety at the top of school administration’s priority list, rapid development of new technology and ever-changing ways of disseminating information to keep students and faculty safe are coming into the light.

EdTech at School

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