Thu.Jan 16, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Pieratt on episode 605 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool. Today’s show gives us ideas for where we can find new and innovative project ideas and create them ourselves.

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Cutting-edge tech is exciting, but innovations don’t need to be flashy to be impactful

The Christensen Institute

175,000 journalists and tech industry professionals descended on Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month for CES , the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. The annual event, which started in 1967, has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in technological innovation. .

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!


The educational world has never been more dynamic. Established teaching practices are being transformed by the continuous advancements of education technologies.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Ozobot launches new learning management system

Educational Technology Guy

After being voted Best of Show at ISTE 2019, Ozobot Classroom (patent pending) officially launched at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference.

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Clarifying and Strengthening the 5Rs

Iterating Toward Openness

Despite my best efforts, I spent much of the recent holiday break thinking about the eviscerated definition of OER in the final version of the UNESCO OER Recommendation.

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A strategy to help struggling adolescent readers

eSchool News

According to the Nation’s Report Card , about two-thirds of eighth-graders are not proficient readers. What’s even more alarming is the fact that the size of that cohort has remained steady for the last 25 years!

America’s Education is Under Threat, Canon USA - How to be Cyberstrong (Free tips and resources)

Educational Technology Guy

The education sector has become one of the most sought after targets for cybercriminals. Long imagined to target banks or high-tech facilities, cyberattacks are beginning to now focus on schools and education centers.

How It's Done: PE and Tech, Winning Teammates


One school shows that phys ed and technology don’t have to compete for student’s attention; they are shooting for the same goal

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.

How To Develop Healthy Relationships With Your Students

EdNews Daily

Healthy relationships have various qualities. Some of these qualities include trust, compassion, listening, and setting boundaries. Cultivating a healthy relationship with your students can make learning better for teachers and students.

How the Right Tech Allowed This Teacher to Take His Lessons Global


As a chemistry teacher at Wilton High School, located in the Gold Coast of Connecticut, Stephen Sobolewski is used to seeing motivated, high-achieving students every day. Strong parental involvement is common at the school and so is supplemental learning support in the form of private tutoring.

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Universities that boost the poorest students to wealth are becoming harder to afford

The Hechinger Report

Amanda Mills, assistant admissions director at Stony Brook University, speaks with potential students and their families on the Stony Brook campus. Photo by Matt Krupnick for The Hechinger Report. STONY BROOK, N.Y.

I Know How to Improve Education: The Same Way My Family Improved Their Island


My Great-Tio Yia’s house is an anchor for my family in Puerto Rico. Perched on a parcel of my Great-Grandfathers once expansive sugar cane farm, or “la finca,” it is a simple, but elegant house, with a balcony that overlooks the expanse of the land.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

How It’s Done: Put the PD in Podcasting


After brainstorming ways to peer coach, two virtual charter school teachers use their affinity for distance learning tech and podcasting to reach fellow educators around the country

Report: Colleges Must Teach ‘Algorithm Literacy’ to Help Students Navigate Internet


If the Ancient Mariner were sailing on the internet’s open seas, he might conclude there’s information everywhere, but nary a drop to drink. That’s how many college students feel, anyway.

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Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education


“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

Life at MIND: Leading with Our Hearts at MINDShare 2019

MIND Research Institute

Think back to a much-anticipated moment in your life and the excitement that led up to it. The build-up of emotions hoping it’s all you envisioned, and the preparation in your heart for the joy and memories to come. This is what I experienced leading up to my first MINDShare.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Enhancing Instruction with Guided Notes

Where Learning Clicks

Research shows that note-taking aids learning and using guided notes can help even more. Find out 3 key benefits of enhancing instruction with guided notes. The post Enhancing Instruction with Guided Notes appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

What are we doing?

Dr. Shannon Doak

This is not a rhetorical question. What are we doing in schools today? The world has changed and the requirements of the society our students are entering is no longer best served by the teaching and assessment methods we are still clinging to. We need to change how things are being done in school.

4 questions to ask about multimedia content

eSchool News

When considering multimedia presentation systems for classroom use, one’s mind immediately goes to the hardware–the monitors, projectors, and other components often grab all the attention. But, what is the critical ingredient in a multimedia presentation system? The MULTIMEDIA!

Relationships Are Important. How Do We Build Them Effectively With Kids?


Kent Pekel realized the importance of relationships in his own life in a new way when his wife passed away after losing a fight with breast cancer. He was left to parent three young children on his own.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

4 Tools to Enhance Collaborative Team Work

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google provides some useful collaborative web tools to enhance your group work. These are tools you can use with your colleagues or with your students for real-time collaboration, more

More Misrepresentation from NY Governor Targeting One Sector of Higher Education


The only people benefiting from the misinformed persecution of for-profit education are politicians I ask your indulgence readers as I step away from the instructional technology niche for a moment. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Successful Traits to Achieve a Positive Culture of Assessment


Tech tools alone cannot transform your data culture, but the right knowledge and strong leadership can

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Winter 2020

EdTech Magazine


K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.