Thu.Nov 08, 2018

The real state of AR in education today


AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves.

Ghanaian chocolates: for Ghanaians, by Ghanaians, in Ghana

The Christensen Institute

The West African country of Ghana supplies roughly a quarter of the world’s cocoa beans, a critical input in the $100 billion global chocolate industry.

Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

Ask a Tech Teacher

Repositioning Educational Leadership. by James Lytle et al. The idea of using inquiry to drive change is both inspired common sense and not entirely obvious.

From radios to electric vehicles, targeting “nonconsumers” pays off

The Christensen Institute

Too often, companies focus on grabbing market share away from competitors, rather than searching for untapped demand. That untapped demand is what we call nonconsumption—when people are unable to purchase or use a product or service, and literally can’t consume it.

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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.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. They’re alive with activity and are agents for collaboration and creativity. Librarians are IT help desk masters , teachers of digital literacy and makerspace experts.

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101 Google lesson ideas in a FREE ebook!

Ditch That Textbook

G Suite (formerly Google Apps) is such a versatile set of tools to use in the classroom. You can type. You can design. You can crunch numbers. You can gather data. The sky’s the limit, and these are just the beginning. The beauty of G Suite is that it can be used to create tons […

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Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For?


With thousands of education apps available today, it can seem like students' success is in the palm of their hands. But easy to forget is that technology is not in itself a solution. For it to work as intended, it must be paired with other critical elements: professional development for teachers, thoughtful implementation and consistent engagement. A new report that analyzes 1.48 million hours of technology usage by 390,000 students across 48 U.S. school districts underscores this point.

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Homework Did NOT Prepare My Daughter for College! by @MarciaMentor

Teacher Tech

Homework ? College Prep Guest Blog Post By Marcia Carrillo @MarciaMentor “I give homework to my students to prepare them for college” is a common statement made by teachers that I work with and throughout the country. According to Bill Gates’ Blog, ( 2 million American students started college in the fall and “Based on the […]. The post Homework Did NOT Prepare My Daughter for College! by @MarciaMentor appeared first on Teacher Tech. DOK Homework homework


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.

Reverse Dictionary


Sometimes, you try to think of a word but you can’t say it. Here is a website that will help you find the words that you’ve been thinking about all day long


Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I have been sharing the below thought for years, and it is a crucial part of having empathy as an educator, as discussed in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: The key to this question is not thinking like you but thinking about your students and their point of view.

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7 Mindsets Teaches Students Social and Emotional Learning Skills


Students can get great in-depth instruction and practice in SEL skills needed for life

How the Georgia governor’s race could influence college access there

The Hechinger Report

In Georgia, the governor has a high degree of influence over spending for higher education. The outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal, shown here speaking in Atlanta in April, 2017, signed a bill early this year that offered some need-based aid for low-income students. Photo: DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM.

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.

Data, Access, and Innovation


Highlights from SETDA’s Education Forum

Resources to Celebrate National STEM Day

MIND Research Institute

Today is National STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Day - a big day for our organization and the students, teachers and schools that we serve.


A Quick Primer on Using Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

Fractus Learning

In 2001, a former student, Lorin Anderson, and colleagues, revised Bloom’s taxonomy initially published in 1956. The goal: To be more user-friendly for teachers to use Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroom. The original taxonomy was a […]. Classroom Educators

What’s A Connected Educator, Anyway?


“Well, we’re all connected educators. We’re all online, you know. There’s nothing special about that. What’s the big deal?” That’s the response I get from teachers who are unclear on this radical new thing called being a connected educator.

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.

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Denver


Denver, CO

How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM?

Where Learning Clicks

Female representation in STEM continues to be low. Exposure is key when districts and schools want to empower girls to pursue STEM; where can they start? The post How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.


OnEducation Podcast

eSchool News

OnEducation is a source of entertaining and timely conversations about “teachers, teaching, and everything in between” as well as trusted, expert-level opinions on the best software and technology for the classroom.

A Collection of Some Good Educational Web Tools for Librarians

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is another of our popular visuals we shared in the past. It features a collection of educational web tools handpicked particularly for librarians. Our selection is based primarily on the more

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EdTech at School

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

Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

eSchool News

Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event.

A Quick Return to My #EdTech Foundations

The Playground Advocate

A good friend of mine asked me to share my five best arguments for why technology should be integrated into the curriculum or a teacher's practice.

Top 10 takeaways from JNUC 2018

Jamf on EdTech

Re-live your favorite 2018 Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) moments or get caught up on any of the action you may have missed

Open Education Resources for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Open Education Resources (OER) Commons is a platform that provides open access to a wide variety of open educational resources that are either in the public domain or are licensed under more

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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.