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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? Chances are high that the answer is no! This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time.

A New View of AV

techlearning

The world of AV tech is booming, with new trends like AR and VR reinvigorating the field with innovative ways to incorporate learning

How Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students

Kajeet

According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

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.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*. From Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Alexander Graham-Bell to Mohamed Ali, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Steven Spielberg and Richard Branson. Not forgetting the poster-people of dyslexia, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs.

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How to Give Effective Feedback that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers spend hours giving effective feedback only to have students not respond or use it to improve. In this case, one could argue that the teacher isn’t giving effective feedback because it is not being used to learn.

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750 Million Reasons Why You Should Care About Bootcamps

Wisewire

Conversations about coding bootcamps, at least in Silicon Valley, seem to take one of two forms: breathless odes to a bright new dawn for education, or dire warnings of their likely collapse. Either way, novelty drives the narrative, not market size.

Designing courses for students with diverse needs

Neo LMS

In the age of standardized testing, it’s all too common for educators to rely on the same teaching and testing methods for every student. Unfortunately, this doesn’t account for different learning needs and abilities.

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Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world.

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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.

How to Transform the American High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Fine on episode 484 Dr. Sarah Fine, co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning, The Quest to Remake the American High School talks about her research into remarkable high school experiences. Scroll down to download the transcript for this episode.

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Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

As elementary students learn how to read, teachers administer reading fluency tests and listen to students read passages. During these reading fluency tests, teachers listen for speed, accuracy, and expression.

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Appreciate Teachers Year-Round by Developing a Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

It’s that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming (at least here in Texas!). The sun is setting later. Winter jackets are being retired. The season is changing around us, just as it is in our schools. Around the country, test prep and standardized testing season are in full swing.

How Instructional Coaching Benefited a Pennsylvania School District

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country.

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.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues? How can we help? Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. Hear the surprising thing realized at the end of the show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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What the debate over homework is getting wrong

The Christensen Institute

Debates over the purpose and benefit of homework seem to be cyclical. A recent Atlantic article summarized the state of affairs with regards to homework, tracing its history and analyzing debates for and against homework in today’s schools.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

Micro-credentials to Support Learner Variability in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Educators welcome a diverse set of students into their classrooms daily. Every student brings a unique background with their own set of experiences, interests, strengths, and challenges.

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.

5 Ways to Overcome Being Overwhelmed

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Harper on Episode 485 This time of year is a challenging one for educators. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. Today’s show will encourage and help you to overcome that overwhelmed feeling with 21-year educator Jon Harper.

What is population health management, and why is everyone talking about it?

The Christensen Institute

Healthcare in the United States is in crisis, with costs growing to almost $ 4 trillion in 2017, alongside some of the worst health outcomes relative to other wealthy countries.

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes. 11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship. The 15-second Slideshow. What to do when you lose a digital document. Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party. 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year.

Real Advice for First-Gens

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

EdTech at School

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

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

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20 ways to analyze text, images with Edji

Ditch That Textbook

Texts and images related to the content we teach can spark students’ imagination. Provoke controversy and fierce debate. Inspire them to see themselves — and the world differently. But done poorly, they can be one-dimensional learning. Fact recall-based. Anything but memorable. What makes the difference? What causes some lessons to flourish and others to flop? […].

3 Ways to Ensure New K–12 Digital Infrastructure Fits

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Ensure New K–12 Digital Infrastructure Fits. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:54. While K–12 schools are working to guarantee their data is secure , educational IT experts are raising concerns over the safety and accessibility of physical IT infrastructure in schools. .

MY World 360° Films Debut at SDG Global Festival of Action

Digital Promise

This week, as part of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, we’re thrilled to announce the second MY World 360° playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities.

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-May 10th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite teacher articles: 18 Things Teachers Do Before 8am. Definition of ‘Teacher’. How to be a Tech Teacher. 10 Steps to Become a Better Geek.

Ditch the clips: Create a behavior management system that works

Ditch That Textbook

Think back to your time in elementary school. Did you have one of those systems where your teacher rated your day using colored cards, moving clips, or some other form of points? Do you remember having to move that clip? Do you remember having it marked in your folder? What about a prize box? Did […]. Guest Blog Teaching behavior management creative teaching relationships teaching

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6 Ways To Boost Classroom Productivity With Interactive Flat Panels

ViewSonic Education

Would you say that you’re a productive person? As time has gone on, our society has become more and more results-oriented. We know, it’s tough. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the workplace, sometimes it’s necessary for productivity to see a boost.