Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education


Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least.

Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a teacher turned instructional coach who is now an aspiring administrator, I have always recognized the importance of effective feedback. As a teacher, I not only strived to provide my students with effective feedback, but I also craved honest and open feedback about my own teaching performance.

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K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:37. IT professionals in every K–12 school district likely grapple with one major security weakness: people.

Today’s regulatory framework is ineffective. Deleting it won’t solve the problem.

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

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 ESSA's Tier System is Only the First Step

MIND Research Institute

The Every Student Succeeds Act (or ESSA) provides schools and districts with funding for technology and also includes non-regulatory guidance on how to determine whether an edtech program is effective.

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Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008


About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce.

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7 Great Tips for Students to Create Successful Study Routines


These Tips and Techniques Can Help You Improve Your Study Habits – Which Work Best for You? Edward Young once said, “Procrastination is the thief of time”; and his affirmation is entirely. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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6 MORE GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See


 In a previous post, I highlighted 6 GREAT makerspace practices that captured my attention.    Here is another group of 6 that recently caught my eye  

The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups


Japan has earned a reputation for exporting successful products and services from different industries. In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. In education, the tutoring center Kumon has franchises across the world. But when it comes to the education technology industry, few people outside the country can name Japanese companies off the top of their heads.

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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.

Student Presentations: Creating a Screencast with @WeVideo & Uploading Projects to a Class @Flipgrid (including tutorials) #edtech


Recently, I worked with a teacher who had to be out on a day where students were scheduled to give class presentations. Instead of wasting a day, we decided to have students screencast their presentations and then post their videos to Flipgrid.

Do's and Don'ts of Presenting

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

When it comes to presentations, no matter what industry you’re in, creating that first impression and providing a presentation that will win over your audience comes with its pressures. Standing in.read more

TypingClub in 30 Seconds


This super short video covers price, platforms, grades, and TypingClub's unique lesson customization options

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5 doable digital citizenship goals for teachers

eSchool News

Internet safety, online privacy, cyberbullying, media balance, online relationships, news and media literacy—digital citizenship topics tackle big questions. It can feel daunting to integrate lessons on these weighty topics into your already-packed classroom agendas.

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.

Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts


When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance.

3 ways to tell stories with robots

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. As the manager of educational programs for KID Museum in Maryland, I use narrative to help teach young students how to code and program robots.

Rethinking Balance

The Principal of Change

“Balance is stupid.” ” George Couros, primarily from 2007-2017. That was me. Maybe I didn’t say it exactly that way, but I was thinking it. For me, to be successful, you had to live a reasonably unbalanced life.

November is Ideal for Teaching Geography and Immigration


November is a perfect month for celebrating GIS Day as part of Geography Awareness Week


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.

Using edWeb.net to Connect with Pre-Service Teachers


Tech4TeacherEd is a new edWeb.net community for pre-service teachers, college of education faculty, and inservice educators to share resources and ideas for integrating digital tools into the classroom.

#CelebrateWithDE Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Discovery Education

Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. We’ve gathered curated resources from Discovery Education that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks and maintain our freedoms. The content collections are full of a wide variety of media for every grade level and are a good place to start for broad understanding.

Help users activate Microsoft Office 365 and configure Outlook in one click

Jamf on EdTech

Learn a new and easier method for activating Office 365 and configuring Outlook

Teachers, Park Rangers #WriteOut for Learning

Educator Innovator

A unique collaboration encouraged educators to take their students out of classrooms and into public spaces and parks to write and create. A man walks alone in the Connecticut woods. He sits down to write. He takes a few photos.

EdTech at School

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

Will eBooks Change K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

According to research conducted by the University of Iowa, it was found that by the age of two, 90% of children had a moderate to good ability to use a tablet. Considering the fact that kids these days are more comfortable with the digital environment, this is something that we did expect to happen. Children are growing up with technology all around them- smartphones, tablets, remote controlled toys, computers etc.

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Is this for school or for real?

Adjusting Course

It's funny how the same hallways and school displays I walk by every day catch my attention when something small changes. Has this ever happened to you?!) Recently, I noticed our Grizzly Gallery had been updated with some new student artwork. However, instead of updating all the frames with art from different students, the frames featured a single student's art collection. I have to say, it was really inspiring to see a large collection of art from the same student.

“I don’t like to say no to what students want to do — often those crazy ideas can be the start of something that inspires us and actually works.” – Melissa Wrenchey, USA

Daily Edventures

Melissa Wrenchey. Educator. Nikola Tesla STEM High School. R edmond, Washington, USA. wrenchey. engipreneurism. Melissa Wrenchey is on a mission to get students excited about STEM learning – both in her classroom and in her community.

K-12 Dealmaking: IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Brightwheel Raises $21 Million

Marketplace K-12

Personalized learning platform IXL Learning has acquired educational games provider ABCya, and early education software provider Brightwheel has raised $21 million. The post K-12 Dealmaking: IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Brightwheel Raises $21 Million appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Games/Apps International/Global Markets Investment/Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startups

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.