Wed.Nov 20, 2019

Research-backed Success with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

How do you measure success in the classroom? Is it through grades and test scores, or something more like social-emotional learning? At El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) in southern California, we view our district as highly successful in many ways.

School Bus Tech 101


Even a 39-minute bus ride – the average bus ride time according to a recent Kajeet survey – requires more than a physical bus, the driver, and students. Today’s school bus fleets have expanded to include technology as we drive into 2020.

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The key to staying vibrant in a competitive market

The Christensen Institute

In much of my writing, I espouse the virtues of market-creating innovations. In fact, in our book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty , the power of market-creating innovations takes center stage—and for good reason. .

PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality takes students into bold new worlds where they become part of the learning, not passive viewers. They follow their passion by exploring with their senses.

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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.

Why You Should Incorporate SEL and DEI through Student Reflection & Ownership

Education Elements

During the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit 2019 , one of our keynote speakers, Principal Baruti Kafele, discussed the achievement gap, the attitude gap, and the role all educators play in addressing both.

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Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools. shailaja.neela…. Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:14. With a $1 billion market, esports programs at K–12 schools and colleges or universities offer innovative ways to reach students in a tech-rich era.

Why Teachers Need One Another

TeachThought - Learn better.

Who gets to say you're doing a good job as a teacher? When you go to bed at night, whose approval are you really looking for? The post Why Teachers Need One Another appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching New Teacher Terry Heick Trending

HBCUs are leading centers of education — why are they treated as second-class citizens?

The Hechinger Report

Chinedu Nwokeafor, an alumnus of Morgan State University, speaks during a rally in support of Maryland’s four historically black colleges in Annapolis, Maryland, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Photo: Brian Witte/AP.

What Science Tells Us About Early Childhood Development


The use of science to inform learning and development can have profound results for children, particularly those in their first few years of life.

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.

Amazon Set to Open New Platform for Online Teacher Marketplace


Teachers Pay Teachers may be getting another run for their money soon. This past week, Amazon announced plans to open a new platform they are calling Amazon Ignite – a program that will allow select educators to sell their online teaching resources via Amazon.

HyperlinK Your Text

Teacher Tech

Use Control K to Hyperlink A link to a Google Doc or other URL’s can be ugly. They make your email and documents look terrible. link] HyperlinK A hyperlink is text that when clicked leads to a URL. CLICK HERE. A Hyperlink Caution Some websites or URL’s are bad sites.

If Your School District Has A YouTube Account … You NEED To Watch This Warning From YouTube


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Starting this week, all YouTube content creators must take action on their YouTube channel to comply with COPPA. Learn More. The post If Your School District Has A YouTube Account … You NEED To Watch This Warning From YouTube appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

A Textbook Publisher in a ‘Sea of Calm’? How Houghton Mifflin Is Navigating the Digital Transition


Bankruptcy. Layoffs. Leadership changes. This decade has not been kind to traditional textbook publishers, as many have struggled to transition their business from print to digital.

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.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries. The state proved a bright spot on the most recent Nation’s Report Card.

Verto Education Raises $6.3 Million Seed Round to Bring More College Students Abroad


After high school, Matthew Yam found himself in places much different from his home in Los Angeles. For 13 weeks in 2018, he stayed with host families in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. In the former, Yam helped build aqueducts in the mountains and latrines in the sugarcane fields.

Ken Burns Classroom Launches on PBS LearningMedia


“Through these resources, my hope is that we can further interest young people in the power of history and help them better understand the complexity of issues we face today, including the connection to the past and their relevance to the future,” said Ken Burns

Implementing STEAM projects in PreK and kindergarten classrooms

eSchool News

Preparing young children for jobs that haven’t been invented yet may sound like a difficult task for educators, but a recent edWebinar showed how preK and kindergarten teachers can start developing the skills needed for future careers.


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.

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

YouTube remains one of the best resources for educational video content to use with students in class. Over the past few years we reviewed and shared several YouTube channels that offer more

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Amazon Launches New Student Music Coding Competitionwith Ciara


“EarSketch provides an amazing way to experience these creative disciplines simultaneously,” said Dr. Roxanne Moore, Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech and project lead for the remix competition


Educational Android Apps for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good educational Android apps we curated specifically for high school students. Some of things they can do with these apps include: record and share screencasts, more

First in Math Keeps Kids Thinking and Engaged With Math Gameplay


First in Math is an online practice site that offers many ways to master facts, practice procedural skills, and engage in problem-solving


EdTech at School

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

Five-Step, Never-Fail Character Sketching


Why is NBCT Marilyn Pryle’s “never-fail” Character Sketch activity so effective? Because it asks students to use the people in their own lives as inspiration – a parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend. Pryle provides the teacher’s script, complete with student prompts.


Mental Health: How Districts Can Support Struggling Students

The research that came out of a recent white pape r highlights the issues around the increasing crisis in adolescent mental health. In a recent edWebinar, the presenters emphasized the need for school districts “to intervene with students as quickly as possible to keep them safe.”

Boxlight Expands Offerings with Addition of Moovly Video Content Creation Solution


Boxlight Corporation today announced it has entered into an exclusive global reseller partnership agreement with Moovly Media Inc

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Teaching Students to Persevere

Where Learning Clicks

Sometimes it’s hard to motivate students to do their work, and teaching them how to self-distance and persevere can help. Check out our tips for doing so! The post Teaching Students to Persevere appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.