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Two Important Lessons About Digital Transformation From Outside Of K-12

The Journal

We have commented before on the Digital Transformation (DT) happening inside and outside of K-12. Well, sports fans, it’s DT time again! In this week’s blog post, then, we point out two lessons from DT outside of K-12 from which that those in K-12 might well learn

Developing a Community of Inquiry in Your Blended Classroom

Catlin Tucker

A consistent theme in my work on blended learning is shifting students from passive consumers in the classroom to active, engaged members of a learning community.

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How Education Can Thrive in the Age of Innovation

EdNews Daily

By Dr. John Kao. Worldwide, it is becoming abundantly clear that members of Generation Z — the generation born around the millennium — are more socially engaged and concerned about the condition of the world than previous generations.

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

It started with some tweets. You are a vile human being!" "I I can't believe you are allowed to say the things you do." "I I want you dead." I was hurt, confused and shocked. What had I said or done to make people say these things to me? And they came in a flood.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

9 Crucial classroom accessories every teacher should have

Neo LMS

The modern classroom is more challenging than ever, for both students and teachers. High-tech gizmos are making the teaching process easy but they do require time to learn to operate.

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.

Build Relationships Throughout the Year With These Awesome Icebreakers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”- ”- Mattie Stepanek. Relationships are the most important factor in your effectiveness as a teacher and your student’s success!

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).

Online Tutor–Is it Right For You?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re searching for alternatives to teaching in a classroom and you’re a stellar teacher, you have a lot of options.

Exploring the most popular smart speakers for the classroom

Neo LMS

Edtech trends come and go. Some have more potential to stay than others, considering their general usefulness in the classroom and the level of innovation they bring to everyday school activities. However, there is one trend that is steadily “invading” our homes and indeed, our classrooms.

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.

The 4 Biggest Questions You Need to Ask Before You Start District Strategic Planning

Education Elements

In The New School Rules, Anthony Kim and Alexis Gonzales-Black write that every district has experience putting together a strategic plan, and most follow the same process. “We

How one tuition-free bootcamp—and major Seattle companies—are addressing tech’s gender gap

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 third profile.

V.I.R.G.I.L. Con

CUE

As I reflect upon my journey as an educator, Professional Learning and mentoring have been my constant companion. Without the counsel and support of my fellow educators, I doubt that I would still be teaching. In 2015, I decided to give back.

Guest post: How to Make your eLearning Course More Interactive

EdTech4Beginners

For online students, there’s nothing worse than being subjected to a dull, boring eLearning course. If staying motivated to sit through the course was not tough enough, an uninteresting course makes it even harder. Learning needs to be enjoyable. Being an online instructor, you need to get creative and find exciting ways to make your eLearning course informative and engaging for it to resonate with your students. They need to derive value from it while enjoying the process.

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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.

Facilitating Student Owned Inquiry With The Right Question… Deeper Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am convinced that the key to student engagement is the ownership of inquiry. People want to know the answer to questions… especially their own. This can be proven by watching people inquire on their cell phones when questions come up in a conversation.

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Online preschool and the ethics of disruption

The Christensen Institute

Preschool is getting some time in the sun these days. Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have made statements about expanded or even universal pre-kindergarten.

ISTE Goodness pt 2

CUE

What I did: Monday, the first full day of ISTE with the Expo Hall open, was a whirlwind!

More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely

Edsurge

Use of free course materials among college students is up, with 22 percent downloading at least one such resource during the spring 2019 semester, according to research published Wednesday by the National Association of College Stores.

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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!

Personalized learning can be a tool for equity or a barrier to it

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

What the world’s most iconic sandal can teach us about innovation

The Christensen Institute

I spent two years in my early twenties living in the great city of São Paulo, Brazil. One of the first things I noticed after I arrived was the omnipresence of Havaianas flip flops. People wear them to the store, around the house, out with friends, and even while playing soccer or doing yard and construction work. You find them on the feet of women, men, and children alike.

Executive Functioning Important to Student Success

CUE

In her final blog post of the series, educator and author Sarah Kesty shares some valuable tips for educators wanting to teach executive functioning in the classroom. Read on to see how you can bring EF into your classroom and beyond. Where do you go from here?

Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.

Edsurge

For 14 years, Julia Moak, a fifth grade science teacher in Miami, has switched on the lights in her classroom at the start of every school day. An unnoticeable moment, you might think, but Ms. Moak smiles every time she does it, delighted by the science behind the simple task.

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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.