Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments


E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom.

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Preece shows us how to do this. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Science can be difficult for low to average readers.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others.

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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.

How one bootcamp unbundled to empower the south—and beyond—with coding skills

The Christensen Institute

Bootcamps focused on coding and computer science have emerged as an important pipeline for tech talent. We conducted in-depth interviews with seven leading bootcamps to better understand their outcomes-focused business models. We are now sharing their stories, this being the sixth bootcamp profile.

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Running a Home-Based Preschool Is Tough, and Support Is Meager


EL SOBRANTE, Calif. Training day at Rachel Bolden-Kramer’s home-based preschool. Her two newest employees gather around a snack table outside Bolden-Kramer’s two-story home. The hollers of eight children echo from her makeshift backyard playground.

How Project-Based Learning Is Helping Students Build 21st Century Skills

EdTech Magazine

How Project-Based Learning Is Helping Students Build 21st Century Skills. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:51.

What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?


Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a project by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. At the time, a typical laptop cost well over $1,000.

Teacher as compass

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I love the metaphor of ‘Teacher as compass’; helping students navigate their own learning journey. Last night I read this tweet from Will Richardson: Kids don't need to be taught how to learn. (No No one does.)

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.

What Does Your Curriculum Selection Process Look Like? [Survey]


Choosing curriculum products can be a complicated and time-consuming process. With the effort required to research, compare, evaluate and select the product that fits your needs, it pays to have a well-defined plan in place before you begin the search. This survey may help you get organized.

How teaching informed by Assessment fosters student Self-Management Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 6)


This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning.

Are GIFs the Secret Sauce to Working and Learning Remotely?


When new colleagues start work at The Learning Accelerator (TLA), they’re often surprised that one of the first “required” organizational readings is actually a 2014 video called “ Conference Call in Real Life.”

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character, And Honesty In Today’s Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character, And Honesty In Today’s Learners Drew Perkins talks with Houston Kraft about his work with Character Strong to develop SEL skills in students and schools.

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.

This District Tapped Students’ Histories to Create an Ethnic Studies Curriculum


This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to ReInvest. In 1979 I was seven years old, a couple of years older than my twin son pictured above.

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First Slide: Push a Slide to Students

Teacher Tech

Update Student Slides with First Slide When you make a copy of a document for every student it is slow to open and give feedback. It just takes time for digital documents to load, especially if the internet is not super fast.

Looking for College in All the Wrong Places: How to Help Students Discover What Matters


The choices are overwhelming, and the stakes are high. Searching for colleges where they will thrive, students compile their lists using standard metrics—size, location, major—unaware that they are eliminating some great options. The choices are overwhelming, and the stakes are high.

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Adapting to the Social Media Generation

Omega Notes

According to Pew Research Center , nearly 90% of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 use social media. The student population reaching college age now, Gen Z, grew up with the internet and social media as an everyday part of their life.

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.

What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?


When black students at the University of Michigan took to Twitter several years ago to critique campus policies and culture , one tweet in particular caught the attention of college administrators.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy


Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders.

Ban Smartphones in School? Why Not Just Disable Apps, Startup Says


France has banned them outright. Ontario restricts their use in all but a handful of cases. And in some places, they’re locked up in pouches to keep them out of kids’ hands. The contraband in question? Smartphones, of course—or more specifically, smartphones in schools.

Life at MIND: Another Boo-tiful Halloween Together!

MIND Research Institute

Another year, another spooky Halloween at MIND Research Institute! This year, the Irvine office took Halloween to the next level — Halloween squared! We celebrated Halloween all month long by BOO-ing fellow employees. What is BOO-ing, you ask?

EdTech at School

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

To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice


You say eether and I say eyether You say neether and I say nyther Eether, eyether, neether, nyther Let's call the whole thing off! You like potato and I like potahto You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Let's call the whole thing off!

7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products


Students of all ages love learning science, math, engineering, and programming with these products


Why Podcasting Is #Trending Since 'Serial' and Why Your Class Should Be Doing It


Now Trending: K-12 Podcasting I have always believed in the power of audio. For decades as an NPR reporter, I created captivating audio stories.

12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now


Image Source This fun family cartoon was ahead of its time. Technology is now ahead of its imagined predictions. The futuristic family cartoon The Jetsons premiered in 1962. It was set 100 years in. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

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.