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Two reasons why teachers don’t automate their work

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today stand to benefit from using technology to substitute for some of their work.

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.

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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 […]. The post 12 Realities That Are Reducing Innovation In Schools appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

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.

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.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. It has finally been released for sale! Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator.

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.

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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.

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?

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.

10 quick thoughts on mobile phones in schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A few quick thoughts… Most people realize that mobile phones are actually mobile computers. But many schools that claim to be doing everything they can to get technology into the hands of schoolchildren then ban their students from using the computers that they bring in their pockets every day.

Micro-internships: Just a gig or a promising gateway?

The Christensen Institute

This month the micro-internship marketplace Parker Dewey launched a new initiative, Gigs for Good , aimed at helping college students from underrepresented populations tap into the platform’s internship opportunities.

Design a Cardboard Chair Challenge

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons, I discuss a Framework for Implementing Maker Experiences as depicted in the following diagram. I recently asked my 9th grade students to do a cardboard chair challenge.

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.

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.

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?

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Lifestores Healthcare

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. A World Economic Outlook study showed that there are currently fewer than 25 pharmacies in Nigeria per million people.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 2

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries.

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 […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Templates don't ditch that tech edtech educational technology educators's guide to podcasting podcasting podcasting ebook podcasting in the classroom

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

There’s a better solution to America’s immigration crisis

The Christensen Institute

Almost a quarter of Americans view immigration as the most important problem facing the country, according to a poll conducted this summer. It’s the highest the number has risen since Gallup began running the poll back in 1993.

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 […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Teaching ipads in the classroom mobile devices in the classroom teaching with mobile devices

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?

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.