Thu.Mar 28, 2019

5 Misconceptions About Online Program Management Providers


What do you think of the online program management (OPM) industry? If you are like many higher ed people that I speak with, your answer may not be all that positive.

How to use technology to better prepare students for the workforce


Though technology is one of the most meaningful and effective learning tools out there for students, it’s ironic that there are plenty of schools around the world, including the United States, where computer deployment remains low.

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Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Number One reason–according to students–why their computer doesn’t work is… It’s broken. As a teacher, I hear this daily, often followed by the solution, I need a different computer. My students innately think computer problems are something they can’t solve.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Jenny White contributed to this piece. Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches.

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.

Part 2: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Student Owned Questions… 10 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. I believe that inquiry involves the art of knowing how to ask a question. At the same time, it is important to understand the science of answering the question asked, and knowing when it brings up a new question.

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My District Wanted to Build Trust, So We Started a Black Student Union


When I first became a teacher, people said to me, “This is so great! We need more Black teachers.” At the time, I thought, “Don’t we just need good teachers, period?” I was raised in Round Rock, Texas, the only Black student in my elementary school.

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:48. Augmented and virtual reality tools are enhancing biology and health and wellness classes for K–12 students through safe, virtual labs and field trips that go inside the body. .

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How gaps in content knowledge hold students back

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

How a Fourth-Grader Turned Me Into a Book Detective


In almost every way, it was an ordinary day in the library. Fourth graders chatted as they milled about, making book selections and needing the occasional reminder that library is not the same as recess. In hindsight, though, it was a day when magic sparked. That was the day I had my first conversation with Jane. Each year, Missouri’s school librarians association nominates a handful of fiction books for its annual middle grade book award.

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.

Fighting Teacher Stress

The Hechinger Report

In Boston, an all-day training in a high school gym attracted about 100 educators for instruction in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, part of a 200-hour training offered on weekends by a company called Breathe For Change.

Higher Education Needs an Audit


In the fallout from the college admissions scandal, one striking element has been the absence of checks and balances in the system. As Jon Reider, a former Stanford admissions officer from 1985–2000, said on the To The Point podcast, “There is a surprising amount of trust in the whole admissions world.” Surprising indeed.

Technology & Student Health: The Fear, The Reality, The Fix


Each of us focused our talk on one of the five Tenets of the Whole Child from ASCD

Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Before there were podcasts, there was pirate radio , rogue broadcasters flinging unusual sounds over borders and adding new music to cultures.

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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.

Jordan High School Uses Shmoop’s Shmoint System to Boost AP Participation


Shmoints. Shmerchandise. Shmore. These are words you might overhear students using upon entering my classroom at Jordan High School, which is one of the 84 public schools in California’s Long Beach Unified School District.

Jamf Connect now integrates with Google’s G Suite and Cloud Identity

Jamf on EdTech

The integration with Google Cloud allows IT admins to easily set up and manage local educator and student Mac accounts, while also requiring users to authenticate with their G Suite credentials. Read more

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Post #CUE19 Reflections from a CUE-bie


It’s been roughly two weeks since #CUE19 and I have only JUST had time to revisit (and REALLY synthesize) my experience that was Spring CUE!

CoSN Conference 2019

EdTech Magazine

CoSN Conference 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:44. Join EdTech: Focus on K–12 as our editors cover the 2019 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Conference. Keep this page bookmarked for stories, videos and tweets from the EdTech team. Follow the hashtag #CoSN2019.

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.

4 lies the system teaches school leaders about struggling readers

eSchool News

There are four lies/misconceptions about struggling readers that have become embedded in school systems, said Terrie Noland, vice president of educator initiatives at Learning Ally, during a recent edWebinar. School leaders are just following along and are starting to believe them.”

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Finding the Best Fit for the Culture of a School

The Principal of Change

As people are starting to staff or think about staffing for the next year, this is a story I thought about it recently… Years ago, I had an interview for a job in a small school. I felt comfortable about the interview and walked out really confident that I would be the best candidate.

Crazy Gears Provides Fun Introduction to Science and Engineering


In Crazy Gears, kids experiment with a variety of tools and moving parts to build a simple machine

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Discover the Changing Culture of Mathematics at NCSM and NCTM

MIND Research Institute

Two of math education’s most exciting events are taking place next week in San Diego: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference, April 1-3. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, April 3-6.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Forrester Survey Reveals How Digital Technology Transforms Learning


Is digital technology having a measurable impact on teachers and learning?     A new research study highlights digital technology usage in K-12 schools and how it is altering students, teachers and administrators’ interactions. For example:  

Using Minecraft in Education- 5 Good Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since its release in 2009, Minecraft has sold millions of copies worldwide revolutionizing thus the gaming industry and providing game players with an endless world of possibilities. As a more

Gain Insight into Student Personality Traits With Pairin


Teachers can use Pairin in their classrooms or in professional learning communities

The Human Side of Changing Education


Julie M. Wilson explains how to lead educators through change and also looks at how leaders can sustain their effort by taking her readers on a leadership version of The Hero's Journey. Principal Michael Whisler particularly liked her Strengths-based Conversation script.

EdTech at School

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