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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation.

Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Even after many years of hitting the educational conference circuit, manning the booth gives startups a direct connection to product users. The post Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Conferences edtech

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

Ditch That Textbook

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to decide a little more herself and that she could learn more because she […]. Guest Blog creative teaching relationships student engagement student voice student-driven classroom

How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health


Between 2015 and 2018, eight students and one teacher from Olathe Public Schools committed suicide. Through each heartbreaking loss, administrators and staff worked to find lifesaving mental health supports and strategies for the 30,0000 students in Kansas' second largest district. “We

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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.

Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster

The Hechinger Report

One of the big justifications for gifted-and-talented education is that high achieving kids need more advanced material so that they’re not bored and actually learn something during the school day. Their academic needs cannot be met in a general education class, advocates say.

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As small private colleges keep closing, some are fighting back

The Hechinger Report

Jared Maymon, a Nichols College junior and a student government vice president, has become convinced that Nichols will survive. He’s “okay to sleep at night, comfortable that I’m going to graduate. And kids after me are going to graduate.” Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. DUDLEY, Mass. —

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000


“A ball of crazy!” That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology.

Why Should Tech Coaches Be Making Up Cheat Sheets And Templates For Their Teachers?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the reasons why your Tech Coaches should be creating EdTech Cheat Sheets and Templates for their teachers. The post Why Should Tech Coaches Be Making Up Cheat Sheets And Templates For Their Teachers?

Active Education


Active learning is gaining traction today thanks to the continuing evolution of AV technologies

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.

Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching contributed by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral This post has been updated and republished The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth […]. The post Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher


OPINION: ‘Far too few veterans are enrolled in our elite undergraduate institutions’

The Hechinger Report

Creative Design App Combines Augmented Reality with 3D Printing.


Teachers create and assign lessons to classes, and kids use the app to create scenes using the object library or uploads from Thingiverse

What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works

Marketplace K-12

A new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to set guidelines for what students should know about the fast-evolving technology. The post What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Baseball, Earth Day and STEM Teaching Resources for April


Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019, is the perfect day for students to discover what their footprint shows


Making STEM Tangible for Students and Teachers


Educators across the nation are doing some amazing things in their classrooms. STEM Teacher Whitney Roth is an avid sharer of ideas on social media.


College financial aid letters are confusing. We made a tool to help figure them out

The Hechinger Report

The post College financial aid letters are confusing. We made a tool to help figure them out appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

STEM Educators Win 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards


Each winning educator received $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on April 11–14, 2019

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.

12 activities & tools to build curiosity

eSchool News

Building social and emotional-learning (SEL) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home.

bulb Digital Portfolios unveils bulbLibrary


Diverse resources provide educators with timely support for summertime professional development

For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears


The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph’s anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might throw up. “We spent the whole performance in the bathroom,” she recalls.

CoSN Honors Educators at Annual Conference


Each year during the Annual Conference, CoSN honors distinguished school technology leaders, experts and districts for their school technology accomplishments and dedication to advancing innovative learning settings

EdTech at School

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

Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction.

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Peerless-AV Announces SmartMount Line of Motorized Carts and Stands


Peerless-AV announces its family of new SmartMount® Motorized Height Adjustable Carts and Stands for education settings

Fifteen Fun Phonemic Awareness Activities and Games For Kids

Fractus Learning

Phonemic awareness games may help your child read fluently. Research has shown that the quicker a child differentiates the sounds in a word, the faster they understand. According to the National Reading Panel report on Teaching […]. Educators Primary Resources

Schoolhouse Rock: Tax Man Max


Understand more about taxes with this fun song


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.