Fri.Jan 17, 2020

Lessons Learned My First 5 Years Of Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s always interesting to find out what new teachers learned in their early teaching that affected their later years.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences


The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. You can find the most recent edition here. What does the lesson that teaches you to ride a bicycle look like? How would an effective worksheet to prepare you to ride the bicycle be structured? .

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The Future of Education Technology Conference Takes Over Miami … What Did We Learn This Year?


This week, I had the opportunity to unite with educators, technology companies, podcasters, and amazing students at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).

11 Ways To Reduce Creativity In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

It's not merely the closed-mindedness of fixed belief that can hold students back: it's also the convenience of habit, the laziness of stereotyped thinking. The post 11 Ways To Reduce Creativity In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Creativity

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.

As Instructure Changes Ownership, Academics Worry Whether Student Data Will Be Protected


The pending $2 billion sale of one of the largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the trove of student data held in the company’s courses.

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FETC 2020 Next-Gen Ed Tech Preview


Our favorites from the show floor


Time savers for teachers: A more efficient you!

Ditch That Textbook

Time is always a factor for teachers. Looking for some time-management, productivity ideas to get more done? Look no further.It's s something we're always looking for as teachers. Something always holding us back. We never seem to have enough of it. If we had more of it, we could get more done and do more for our […]. The post Time savers for teachers: A more efficient you! appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Free Martin Luther King Day Resource for Teachers, Parents


The Character Tree, which provides online video lessons on character development, is offering a free video lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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Powering SEL Skills in Your Classroom with LaGolda

Discovery Education

A brand new year is here, which means there’s an important opportunity to freshen up curricula, reset, and test out new resources.

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.

Top 10 moments from JNUC

Jamf on EdTech

With Super Early Bird registration pricing ending for the 2020 Jamf Nation User Conference on March 11, we wanted to revisit key takeaways from our recent JNUC conference to show what you can expect. Without further ado…

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.)

Creative Commons: So much easier to access


Creative Commons recently released a new Chrome extension (also available for Mozilla and Opera ) that makes it easier than ever to discover Creative Commons-licensed images on the fly, using the updated CC Search released last year.

FETC 2020: Schools Embrace Esports as a Career Pathway

EdTech Magazine

When students gather for esports in Miami-Dade County Public Schools , they aren’t just building the soft skills such as teamwork and creative problem-solving often associated with such programs. They’re also focusing on potential careers. . “It’s It’s not a game,” Lupe Diaz, executive director of the district’s department of career and technical education, said Thursday at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.

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.

Supporting High-Stakes Testing


Presenters. Alli Vice, Chief Innovation Officer Megan Moore, Director of Positivity Sarah Moore, Director of Unique Learning System. Use your data to prepare for those upcoming statewide tests!

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Here Is How to Install/Delete Google Drive Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a Google Drive user you can download a variety of apps from Chrome Web Store to help you perform different tasks on your Drive. There are apps for editing images and videos, apps for more

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Major Impossible: An Author Visit with Nathan Hale

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It has been a rainy week in Georgia, which means kids haven’t had recess in a while. Pair that with the full moon, and you have a group of high energy kids. We were already excited about our upcoming author visit with Nathan Hale, but this added an extra layer.

Here Is How to Create Customized Maps on Google Drive

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The integration of Google Maps with Google Drive made it super easy for anyone to create and share maps with others. The process is simple and does not require any software installation. Using more

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.

#FactFriday: Florida’s 2018-19 Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent


Florida’s families and educators can be proud that more students are graduating from high school. Since 2008-09, the percentage of students graduating has gone from 65 percent to nearly 90 percent. Statewide highlights of Florida’s 2018-19 graduation rate include*: .

4 ways educators can combat rural brain drain

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Today’s stories take a two-pronged look at rural brain drain. This story examines the issue from an educator’s perspective. Look at the issue from the tech community’s perspective here.].


K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Snaps Up Australian Company, VIPKid Raises $80 Million

Marketplace K-12

Pearson announced a $25 million acquisition of an Australian digital learning company, and China-based VIPKid's raised $80 million in new venture capital funding. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Snaps Up Australian Company, VIPKid Raises $80 Million appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking

How the tech community can minimize brain drain in rural communities

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Today’s stories take a two-pronged look at rural brain drain. This story examines the issue from the tech community’s perspective. Look at the issue from an educator’s perspective here.].

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

The Boxes Companies Need to Check in Bidding for U.S. Ed. Department Contracts

Marketplace K-12

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance “is not looking for any old proposal,” a major contractor told attendees of the recent ED Games Expo. The post The Boxes Companies Need to Check in Bidding for U.S. Department Contracts appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Funding / Budgets Procurement / Purchasing / RFPs Research/Evaluation