Tue.Feb 18, 2020

Meaningful Technology Integration in Math: Ideas for Designing Online Stations

Catlin Tucker

In this post, Sarah Dunn , a high school math teacher, shares her favorite technology tools and online activities. In an English or social studies class, students may use computers frequently to write papers or compose a response to a writing prompt.

Anyone Can Be an Artist with Technology

Digital Promise

Hammocks MS student’s award-winning holiday card.

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A step in the right direction: UAE’s investment in Africa’s youth

The Christensen Institute

As the youngest continent on the planet, Africa is at a major crossroads. The number of young people who will reach working age over the next 15 years is estimated at 450 million, yet, at its current trajectory, the continent is expected to create just 100 million jobs by 2035.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

Few of us can argue that the internet and its connected technology has changed the global educational landscape for the better. More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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!

How to create effective personalized learning professional development

The Christensen Institute

According to a 2019 Education Week Research Center survey of nearly 600 teachers, 11% view personalized learning as a passing fad, 10% say it’s not on their radar screen, and 8% see it as a “threat to public education.”

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4 Ways to Prepare For Your First Career While Still in School

EdNews Daily

College students are no longer able to find a job after graduation solely because they have a degree. While you finish your degree, here are a few ways you can prepare for your first job after graduation. Freelance Work. Freelancing is on the rise as one of the leading job markets in America.

Michael Bloomberg unveils ‘progressive’ higher education plan

The Hechinger Report

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee.

3 Small Steps to Start Differentiating Your Teaching with EdTech

CUE

Talking to teachers around the United States, we often ask how people feel about the topic of differentiation.

Calling All Student Game Designers: K-12 Game-a-thon is Open for Submissions

MIND Research Institute

Do your students play a lot of math games? Whether they are flying through ST Math or working their way through the big list of math board games , it may be a great time to challenge your students to create their own math game.

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.

Building a Positive Classroom Culture [4 Creative Ways]

EdTechTeam

I think most teachers can agree with me when I say: It’s a super complex process to establish a positive classroom culture. Every year is different. Each group of students has its own chemistry.

Why Student Agency Matters

Where Learning Clicks

One of the keys to being successful is to want to be successful. What does that look like for students, and how can educators help develop that desire? The post Why Student Agency Matters appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Instructure CEO Resigns and Board Approves New Private Equity Deal

Edsurge

Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its Canvas learning management software that leads among colleges, made two big moves Tuesday in its push to sell to a private equity firm.

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The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050

Shake Up Learning

The post The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. If you’re a tech coach or instructional learning professional, you won’t want to miss this interview with Jim Knight. .

EdTech at School

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

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Sometimes, they’re a canvas for artists, sources to build community, paths by which people find a higher calling. Sanah Jivani has personally experienced both extremes of the spectrum.

To pay for college, more students are promising a piece of their future to investors

The Hechinger Report

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — One day in 2017, Lauren Neuwirth sank into a chair in her university’s financial aid office feeling out of options. She was finishing her second year at Purdue University in northwest Indiana, a school she’d chosen for its top-ranked engineering program.

Jumpstart Design Thinking and Innovation With 3D Printing

techlearning

Educators are looking for opportunities to teach students the skills that will best prepare them for college and career

My Greatest Teaching Problem Was Feedback. Here’s How Research Helped Me Solve It.

Edsurge

Giving regular feedback to roughly 100 middle and high schoolers has been my greatest challenge as an English and writing teacher, and it hit home for me sometime in 2013.

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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.

Microsoft Excel: Set Data Type as Geography

Teacher Tech

Magically Get Data This is really cool, you can set your data type in Microsoft Excel to be Geography and then it will tell you all kinds of data about it. No one loves data more than me! Having students find data about different locations and using them in a spreadsheet is my dream ?? […].

How ‘Dialogue’ Can Create Empathy in a Divided Classroom

Edsurge

In many classrooms these days, student discussion can grow so heated that passion threatens to overwhelm productive conversation. A harsh debate can leave students (and instructors) feeling upset, or make them discouraged about participating in future conversations.

Digital Learning Day 2020 is February 27

techlearning

The theme of Digital Learning Day 2020 is "Innovate! Every Classroom, Every Day with Digital Learning

How to Talk About Plagiarism When it Comes to Pop Culture

Turnitin

How can educators address plagiarism through a pop culture lens

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.

Upgrading Your Discussion Board To A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Often Discussion boards are the core of many modern courses, particularly those hosted online or with blended learning elements.

Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

Consider an existing area of strategic focus for teachers in your district or school. For example, use of academic language in the content area. Or classroom management. Or even teaching fractions in a late-elementary classroom.

Tools to Help Students Create Beautiful 3D Designs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some helpful tools you can use with students to create 3D models. Some of these tools are Chrome extensions you can use right on your browser. We have also included a.read more

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What All Students Need to Really Pay Attention

MiddleWeb

When students don’t pay attention, they’re often misperceived as distracted, lacking interest, or not trying hard enough. Sometimes this couldn’t be further from the truth, writes coach Elizabeth Stein. Instead, they may need support to sharpen executive function skills.

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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.