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How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

Edsurge

While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything. Student agency is a top priority at Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia, and it definitely shows in their approach to technology implementation. Intention and Purpose “If you don’t have a strong intention or purpose to use the technology, then don’t,” says Rod Carnill, the district’s technology dir

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12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2012 post by the author Innovation is not something that just happens. Or–with the right chemistry–does it? Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of […].

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Thinking about design thinking in education

Neo LMS

We may not know what the future has in store, but as teachers we need to prepare students to thrive in it. Our world as we know it today will not be the same in the future, nor will the trends regarding people’s jobs. Some jobs will emerge into different ones, some will disappear altogether and some will be newly created to cater for the needs of the future society.

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The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

Edsurge

Her voice cracking with emotion, first-grade teacher Candy Mobley recalls the day in 2014 when her school district's one-to-one program launched. "Their faces were so happy—it was like Christmas. I could have cried. Some of them had never seen an iPad or a laptop and probably wouldn't have without the program here." Their faces were so happy—it was like Christmas.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:46. Educators face a constant challenge of organizing resources and time , both in the classroom and out. . More often than not, it’s the administrative workload that eats up a majority of an educator’s time. I’ve found that digital tools schools used to keep students on track work just as effectively for the adults in the school building. .

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Bringing Out the Best in Others

A Principal's Reflections

It’s no secret that great cultures bring out the best in people and in turn, this leads to systemwide success. Success is a fickle thing, though. There might be specific indicators that are used to quantify whether an organization is good or even great, but there is no set recipe that I know of as to how to accomplish this feat. What I do know is that it is not the result of one person or department.

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10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Emojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […].

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Understanding FERPA: How K–12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach

EdTech Magazine

Understanding FERPA: How K–12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:11. Administrators and educational staff at schools around the country understand the importance of protecting student privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, signed into law in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, created clear protections for student educational records , limiting the ways school officials can share those records with outside parties and ensuring par

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21 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mouse resource list constantly updated here. Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse. No surprise because using a mouse correctly is one of the most important pre-keyboarding skills. Holding it is not intuitive and if learned wrong, becomes a habit that’s difficult to break.

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How Administrators Can Support Teachers to Embrace New Practices

Digital Promise

Considering the myriad of responsibilities science teachers face , it can be challenging for teachers to let go of traditional teaching practices and embrace putting students in the driver’s seat of their learning. In this post, Robyn Jordan, Associate Principal of Teaching and Learning at Mason High School in Mason City Schools, shares what role administrators have in supporting teachers as they allow students to lead their science learning.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 6, 2019 in Education HQ Australia. The success of educators nowadays is based on the interrelation between mastering their subject matter, pedagogy and the technology that supports teaching. Knowing everything about Geography, for example, and making students understand geographical concepts is no longer enough.

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Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:12. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for Jan. 1. For educators, the new school year is a prime time to set technology-related goals for their district, school or classroom. . Here are a few ways educators, particularly administrators and IT leaders, can set goals to start tackling this fall.

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An educator’s guide to podcasting beyond the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Other than AR or VR, podcasting is one of the more recent edtech tools that has made its way into the hands of educators. And like any tool, given the right supports and practices, it can make extraordinary things possible for teachers, students, and their communities. Maybe it’s a capstone project at the end of […].

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Don’t tell us we’re inspiring and then keep doing nothing

Dangerously Irrelevant

“Please save your praise, we don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are with doing anything about it. It doesn’t lead to anything.” And with that, climate change activist Greta Thunberg sums up so much of how we also treat student input in schools. . Listening to our youth does not mean a few student panels at conferences for adults: “It is all about the kids!

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Teacher-Author? Me too! Let’s talk

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, my wonderful efriends and fellow teacher-authors are helping me launch my latest prehistoric fiction novel, The Quest for Home. Driven from her home. Stalked by enemies. Now her closest ally may be a traitor. An early review… “I can’t begin to imagine the hours of research, not to mention the actual writing time, that went into this wonderful gem of a story.

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Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls

Educational Technology Guy

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls By Kate Began Empowering girls through STEM activities not only prepares them for a bright future, it’s also a fun way to keep them engaged while they learn. Little girls love tinkering with things and tackling complex topics just as much—if not more so—than the boys. Unfortunately, some harmful stereotypes just don’t seem to die.

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25 creative ideas for using mobile devices in school

Ditch That Textbook

Whether you have iPads, Android tablets or a bring your own device policy for students, mobile devices are a great way to engage our students. And the best part is that these devices encourage our students to get up and moving because they are made for using on the go. So how can we utilize […].

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This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For years teachers asked listening skills company Listenwise to help them and their students create podcasts, but the company wasn't ready to add a new product. Find out how Listenwise got to "yes.". The post This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand appeared first on Market Brief.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

EdNews Daily

This article was originally written and published by Rich Carr of Carr Knowledge. You can read more at Brain-centric Design. Our innate capacity to learn, to think, to create, and adapt endowed us with the evolutionary advantages necessary to become one of the most successful organisms on the planet. In spite of mankind’s amazing potential, it is an ironic truism of modernity that our US educational system is losing massive numbers of young learners each year to boredom, stress, and disengagemen

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Podcast – Talking with Richard Byrne on the Practical Ed Tech Podcast!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Last week my conversation with Richard Byrne went live on the Practical Ed Tech Podcast. Many of you know Richard from his primary site, Free Technology for Teachers , one of the most widely-read education blogs in the world. Richard and I have known each other for a long time. Maybe he’ll come see me in Colorado sometime. He’s an outdoorsy type – he’d love it out here!

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The NEW Team Habits: Fostering a Culture of Belonging Through Meeting Check-Ins

Education Elements

How are you? What is bringing you to this blog post today? What is top of mind for you as you’re reading this? Would you rather have the ability to fly or read minds? Did those questions interest or engage you? Are you now mulling over your current feelings or intentions? Or did you stop reading entirely to properly dedicate your attention to choosing between superpowers?

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Classcraft Raises $7.5 Million to Turn Classrooms into Collaborative Adventure Games

Edsurge

Some days when Steve Isaacs’ students walk into his classroom, they might have to deal with an earthquake that costs them health points. Other days, he might start with a quiz where correct answers defeat a green-furred raccoon-looking beast called a “wazler.” Isaacs’ unusual class structure comes courtesy of Classcraft , a company based in New York and Sherbrooke, Quebec, that helps educators teach teamwork, good behavior and their regular classroom lessons through the guise of a school-yearlon

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Extreme Stress During Childhood Can Hurt Social Learning for Years to Come

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Each year, more than 6 million children in the United States are referred to Child Protective Services for abuse or neglect. Previous research on the consequences of early life stress and child maltreatment shows that these children will be more likely to develop a multitude of social and mental health problems.

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller. Each fall, teachers will get a new sea of smiling faces in their classrooms. Almost no other industry operates under this unique business model, where each year your audience is replaced with a completely new one. And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize.

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Minute to Win It: Practices for Impacting Teacher Retention Through Consistent Celebration

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we believe that sparking learning through creativity, reflection, and play is key to adult learning. So, let’s start here by playing a game. The rules are simple. Read this list of things that real people have done and determine what these actions have in common. Ready? Go! Eat 65 M&Ms with chopsticks. Travel 100 meters while seated and hopping on a large bouncy ball.

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How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker

Edsurge

When Alexandria Brady-Mine walked into her junior year Advanced Placement exam her jaw dropped. There were more than 200 high schoolers there to take the exam, but only two students were black and she was one of them. The scene was a stark reminder of the significant achievement gap between white and black students in her community of Alachua County, Florida.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Black Teachers as Reparations: My Remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus

The Jose Vilson

The Center for American Progress in collaboration with Education Reform Now invited me and a host of other citizens with opinions on education to speak about education and racial equity. I’m honored and thankful they asked me to represent current classroom teachers as so few of us – if any – get opportunities to inform policy and practice on a regular basis.

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Tips on Good Writing from Stephen King

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

" On Writing: A Memoir of The Craft" is the culmination of Stephen King's prolific writing odyssey. After several decades of writing fiction, Stephen finally decided to aggregate all the tips and.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? Check out our guide for encouraging parental involvement in your school before, during, and after parent-teacher conferences.

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What This Teacher Learned from Visiting 20 Schools Effectively Supporting Kids of Color

Edsurge

As I sat across from Tykia, a 17-year-old student from Success Academy in Lexington, Ky., I could feel her frustration as she detailed a recent argument with a substitute bus driver. Listening to her account, I was reminded of my own aggravations when dealing with adults as a young African American girl in middle school. TyKia described how the events of the argument unfolded.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.