Fri.Feb 15, 2019

Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications

Ask a Tech Teacher

Purpose Driven Learning (or PDL) is a concept coined by Michael Matera and Adam Moreno to summarize the philosophy that each learner’s inner strengths can be unlocked by focusing with purpose and drive.

4 Ways to Support K-12 District Implementation of Your Ed-Tech Product

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This CEO's ed-tech company is signing more district-wide contracts. Here are tips for making sure your product is implemented properly across schools. The post 4 Ways to Support K-12 District Implementation of Your Ed-Tech Product appeared first on Market Brief.

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10 educational podcasts you’ll love to listen to

Ditch That Textbook

There are hundreds of educational podcasts available to teachers on almost every subject you can think of. We see new podcasts launching all the time and some we have been hearing about for years but haven’t had the chance to check out. What are the podcasts that other educators love to listen to? And how can […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Podcasts Teaching best podcasts for educators educational podcasts podcasts professional development

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant.

There’s Only One Person Whose Opinion About NC Really Matters

Iterating Toward Openness

Over the last 24 hours there’s been a short Twitter thread about whether or not materials released under a CC license with the NC condition can be used in a college classroom safely.

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Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

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!

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What Do You Do When Your Podcast Domain Is Already Taken?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with podcaster Tim Cavey from the Teachers on Fire Podcast to discuss what goes on behind a successful podcast.

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2015 version In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving […]. The post 6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher

So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here’s How 5 Colleges Are Doing It.


As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are one method winning the attention of investors and education providers alike. Here’s the idea: rather than paying tuition up front, students pay back a portion of their income after graduating and landing a job. And if students don’t land a job, they pay back nothing.

Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum, Part 2


As educators, we must take that next step - teaching students to problem-solve and come up with algorithms of their own

Can Educators Learn to Disagree Respectfully?


It's time to think about a more respectful way to disagree in edu-world, writes principal and NBCT Rita Platt. Her questions for reflection could help educators be more yes/and and less either/or as we communicate, especially in social media, where rancor is too common.

#FactFriday: The Cost of Our Nation’s Skills Gap


Excel in Ed’s new Career and Technical Education playbook series offers states a practical guide to address local skills gaps by strengthening education-to-career pipelines in their states and communities. Read more on our blog. What Others Are Saying About the U.S. Skills Gap.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability.

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Book Character Costumes on Parade: Our February Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year, we hold a Storybook Parade to celebrate our favorite books. This is a long-standing tradition at our school. Students choose a favorite book, dress up as that character, and parade down the sidewalks near our school to advertise their books to the community.

Kids' Daily Lives Explored Through Stories, Games


One Globe Kids - All Friends is an app that explores the lives of kids around the world through stories and games


Teachers Guide to Switching from Android to iOS

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apple is actually working on an app called “Move to iOS” which will allow Android users to easily and wirelessly transfer their media items from any Android operated device to any other more



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3 Good Android Apps for Creating Digital Portfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we are updating the popular ‘iPad digital portfolio apps’ post we published last year by adding the Android version of some of the apps we featured there. Using these apps students more

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Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

Learning with 'e's

Daniel Susskind - Photo by Steve Wheeler All change! Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience.