Tue.Dec 18, 2018

The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

As a teacher, you are charged with a great responsibility: to equip the young people, the future of the world and the next generation. A lifetime ago, information was hard to find on anything. People did most things instinctively, superstitiously or based on their beliefs.

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Help Students Share Their Stories with 360° Media Production Kits

Digital Promise

Since 2016, Digital Promise Global’s 360° Story Lab has supported young people’s creation of immersive stories that share their perspectives and inspire positive action on issues they care about.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities.

How Do You Build a Successful Classroom-based Coaching Program?

Digital Promise

Though it’s most often associated with sports, coaching can also be an important form of professional development in education. Like in sports, its goal is to improve individual and team performance.

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.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment.

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

M-Pesa: A tale of global prosperity

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Katie Zandbergen, community manager at The Forum for Growth & Innovation at the Harvard Business School. Katie earned her PhD in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, and is particularly interested in how the Theories of Disruptive Innovation apply to poverty and education. M-Pesa, Kenya’s largest mobile-money transfer service, made headlines last month when it struck a deal with Western Union to launch M-Pesa Global.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press).

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.

Most educators do not have ‘change fatigue’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Will Richardson said: As schools and classrooms, why do we exist today? What do we believe? What are our values? What are our deepest commitments to the children we serve? And do we live all of that? Without coherent, clearly communicated answers to those questions, no serious change will survive. And, importantly, there will be nothing to judge the next “new thing” against. I know “change fatigue” is real. But that’s not what most people are tired of.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy.

5 Tips for K–12 Schools Switching to Windows 10

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips for K–12 Schools Switching to Windows 10. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:00. K–12 IT teams will need to plan carefully and choose the proper tools when switching their schools to Windows 10. Here are answers to common questions about migrating to the new operating system.

Flocabulary in 30 Seconds

techlearning

Do your students love hip-hop or engaging videos? Flocabulary might be a go-to instructional option for your classroom

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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.

The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time.

Edsurge

Creativity is one of those ineffable skills that’s important—especially for jobs of the future —but hard to pin down. We know when we feel creative, and we know what creative work looks like. Measuring and assessing such work in a way that keeps kids inspired is another matter, though, and schools aren’t known for being good at it. For years, personalities like Sir Ken Robinson have taken education systems to task for actually testing the creativity out of students.

Would Students Prefer to Talk to a Robot When They Need Help?

EmergingEdTech

Chatbots are seeing increasing utility as an administrative aid… If you’ve ever communicated with a business via a chatbox, chances are you were actually talking to a robot. Many businesses are. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts

Shake Up Learning

The post You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts.

How to Solve BYOD Challenges with a New or Existing Wireless Network

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a deliberate IT or business policy where employees are allowed, or even in many cases encouraged, to bring their personally-owned electronic devices into their workplace. BYOD BYOD Solutions WiFi Performance

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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.

MaxPad Interactive Whiteboard Makes U.S. Debut

techlearning

Starton, Inc., introduces the MaxPad interactive whiteboard to the U.S. market

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In 2019, Let’s Bring the Community Back to College.

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Community colleges have long served the U.S. by providing access to career and technical training, as well as quality education in the liberal arts, mathematics and sciences. Much has changed since the humble beginnings of community colleges, though.

Today's Newsletter: Hooker Holiday Gift Guide

techlearning

Many friends and family ask me for advice on buying tech gadgets

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TITAN Raises $5.2M in Series A to Scale Its School Nutrition Solution

Edsurge

Brad Blankenship had been working in edtech for nearly 10 years when he noticed that food services—an essential division in any school district—was being neglected. There just wasn’t a whole lot of innovation happening” around children’s nutrition services, Blankenship tells EdSurge, especially compared to how rapidly the rest of the education sector was adapting. “I I wanted to change that.”

EdTech at School

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

2019 tech predictions from Jamf CEO

Jamf on EdTech

How will Windows 7 end-of-life (EOL) impact organizations? What does the future of device and user security look like? Jamf CEO, Dean Hager, weighs in on these and other 2019 technology predictions

Students Learn About Careers in Coding

MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute (MIND) colleagues visited students at John Peterson Elementary in Huntington Beach, CA last week to join their Hour of Code event. As guest speakers, colleagues shared how they use coding in their jobs to help create the ST Math program that students at Peterson use.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer, #Fliphunt Edition @Flipgrid @canva #edtech

techieMusings

In the holiday spirit, I wanted to share some templates I created in Canva for a “Spreading Holiday Cheer” inspired Fliphunt. Templates (created in Canva): Please feel free to copy and modify these templates to create a Fliphunt for your class or faculty. Fliphunt Instructions.

Say Less, Heard More

The Principal of Change

I learned a lot from my time as a basketball referee. It taught me to think quickly under pressure and how to de-escalate disagreement on the fly. Humility and confidence were necessary, and I learned those traits are more interconnected than we give them credit.

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.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Edsurge

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? A new book offers something like a step-by-step manual.

The most important lessons we learned this year

eSchool News

Happy schools start with happy teachers. One of the biggest challenges we face, as educators, is learning how to put our health and happiness first. My first thought was that I needed to put the students’ well-being first, but I discovered that I needed to start with my staff instead.

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Refresh Class Libraries with Appealing Nonfiction

MiddleWeb

Students getting a bit bored with your classroom library? The return from winter break is a perfect time for a "refresh," says teacher Megan Kelly. She stretches her dollars by purchasing nonfiction books with broad appeal. Here are a few of her cross-content favorites.