July, 2019

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation.

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief.

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How Disruptive Innovation addresses 3 of education’s most critical issues today

The Christensen Institute

In the media and in the education conference circuit, it’s almost impossible not to cross paths with three burgeoning issues in K-12 education: Equity, personalized learning, and social-emotional learning (SEL).

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:31.

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.

4 Ways to Improve Digital Equity in Your Classroom

techlearning

From inconsistent homework policies to a perceived lack of empathy and understanding from their teachers, the students were coming at the digital equity issue from a whole different angle

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A “Modern” classroom model, designed by teachers, helps students stay engaged and connected

The Christensen Institute

As a K-12 researcher, I visit a fair number of classrooms. But rarely do I walk away as excited as I felt after visiting Kareem Farah’s classroom.

Apps That Serve Limited Device Classrooms

CUE

My Favorite Limited Device Apps: In my last blog post, I described how limited device teachers have to be proactive problem-expecters focused on access, ease, & efficiency.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here!

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How Belonging and Productive Struggle Can Motivate Students in Math

Digital Promise

While parts of the education system have incorporated tailored methods to keep students engaged, mathematics is often still taught in traditional, non-differentiated ways. For example, many math lessons focus on teaching the one correct path to reach the one right answer to a problem.

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.

5 digital tools to enhance the writing skills of your students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Linda Cartwright, has a great list of basic writing apps to get your students started with the new year. A few–like Hemingway and Kaizena–I’ve used successfully in my classes. A few others are new to me.

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Letting Your Learners Experience Productive Struggle

User Generated Education

I came into teaching through a non-traditional, backdoor route – through a graduate degree in counselor education and through being an adventure therapist, whereby I took at-risk youth on extended wilderness trips.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

It’s no secret that higher education is changing and that the way students are consuming education is evolving along with it.

The Right Questions

A Principal's Reflections

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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.

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. This week we are counting down the top episodes of 2019.

New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills.

Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Catlin Tucker

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another.

10 New Grants for School Bus Fleets

Kajeet

The stories of how school districts can cut transportation costs continue to grow.

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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.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I remember report card days as a child, me sitting outside on a brick wall, scared to death as my mother met with the teacher and received the (always bad) news about how I wasn’t doing.

Flexible Spaces Need to Lead to Flexible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Do you remember the classrooms that you learned in as a child? I sure do and not for many positive reasons. Each room was a carbon copy of one another, where you would have as many uncomfortable desks lined up in cute little neat rows. The exception was science classrooms flush with lab tables.

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here. Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

Catlin Tucker

In a blog post I wrote titled Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? , I encourage teachers to think about the purpose of the work students are doing and evaluate whether it makes sense for them to invest their time and energy grading that work.

Exploring 4 types of Flipped Learning

Neo LMS

In spite of all the efforts of countless educators, the passive model of learning persists. Flipped Learning has emerged as the “easy button” to move classes, schools, and districts from passive to active learning.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 billion in revenue. And education research firm Eduventures expects this growth to continue for the next several years.

The Ascent to Growth

A Principal's Reflections

I genuinely believe that most people want to get better in their professional role and they find comfort in growth. Who doesn’t want to make a difference while moving up the career ladder?

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.