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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.”

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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has changed. No longer is it contained within four classroom walls or the physical site of a school building. Students aren’t confined by the eight hours between school bells or the struggling budget of an underfunded program.

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Is screen time good for students? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech.

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Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them.

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.

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond

Neo LMS

Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group. He believes the greatest invention of the last 1000 years was kindergarten.

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5 Things to Know About Gen Z Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

Shalini Shankar or episode 480 of the 10-Minute Teacher Shalini Shankar has been studying Generation Z. From spelling bee’s to sports, this generation seems to be professionalizing their childhood. Learn more about this generation so you can be a better teacher for them.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

In traditional science classrooms, students are often presented with facts and definitions to memorize, or they are asked to follow a predetermined set of instructions to complete a lab activity.

Transforming our schools through empathy

Neo LMS

In the first part of this series, we talked about how classroom management becomes easier and more effective when viewed through an empathic lens. In the second part, we explored how teaching empathy to students helps improve the learning process.

NGSS Curricula Is For All Teachers: Use Our Roadmaps!

The Journal

In this week's blog post, we discuss a free, NGSS-aligned curricular unit for middle school — "Health in Our Hands: What controls my health? HiOH)" — with a particular focus on following question: "How can middle school teachers learn how to lead their students in NGSS-style learning?"

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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.

How Can We Help Lonely Kids and Improve School Safety?

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 479 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Joe Fatheree helped co-organize a recent national summit on school safety in the United States.

5 Ways to Teach Conflict Resolution Through Social-Emotional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Skills for settling differences--and handling the feelings around conflict--in the classroom are essential to create healthy learning environments for students. The post 5 Ways to Teach Conflict Resolution Through Social-Emotional Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

Technology and Change in Pedagogy Lead to Big Gains in the Classroom

Digital Promise

When the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative came to Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, principals and teachers knew things were going to change as their students experienced the benefits of technology in the classroom.

Lockbox Challenges with Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

Kids enjoy games! One way to create a collaborative challenge that feels more like a game than work is to use Google Forms to create a lockbox activity. When coaching a group of teachers this month, we created a transitional language lockbox challenge.

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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 Tips to Help Students Feel Valued in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Crystal Willis on episode 476 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Students need to feel valued. Today’s featured educator Crystal Willis from Instagram and TpT as “SunflowersandSped” shares five important tips to help students feel valued.

Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution?

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Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019

Digital Promise

Each year on April 22, millions of people around the world come together to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, these actions have taken many forms, from advocacy to direct action to storytelling.

After running a poverty alleviation organization for 10 years, here’s what I’ve learned

The Christensen Institute

On a cold night in February 2008, I read about Amaretch, an Ethiopian girl who had to wake up every morning at 3 a.m. to walk miles, fetch firewood, and sell it. She was ten years old.

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.

What Happened When I Deleted All My Social Media Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Productivity and Living an Epic Life When is the last time you watched the sunrise? It is such an amazing experience to watch the Master Artisan spray His graffiti of joy upon the sky and reveal to our heart His vast horizon of hope! How about you?

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

Ditch That Textbook

Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model can help teachers create learning opportunities that hit a variety of complexity levels. It is a framework for evaluating the level of complex thinking required to complete a task. The framework consists of four levels. DOK level 1: Recall. What is the knowledge? Where? DOK level […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching depth of knowledge depth of knowledge activities dok DOK activities lesson planning webb's depth of knowledge

The Benefits of Mentors in Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Everyone deserves a coach—even coaches. The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

750 million reasons to care about bootcamps

The Christensen Institute

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.

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.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz on episode 478 Standards-based grading — where students are assessed by specific standards — is being discussed or implemented in many districts.

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6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

In Gary Vaynerchuk’s recent video , My Reaction to the 2019 College Admissions Scandal , he states, “If a parent thinks a kid’s accomplishment is a reflection of them, now you have a disconnect. Now you’re not a parent and a child. You’re a person with a product.”.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

60 tips to spark creative lesson ideas

Ditch That Textbook

If you’re like me, you want to make school a memorable experience. You want to improve on the “eat your vegetables” approach to learning. It’s hard. “But I’m not a creative person.” ” “But I’m not good at coming up with new ideas.” ” “But I’m not innovative.” ” Coming up with cool ideas for learning is tricky. […].

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

The Week is a valuable current events resource with timely information that helps students build their knowledge of current events.

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An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearly three million students currently attend online programs and six million take at least one online class. This means learning online has become one of the most popular approaches to education.

Planning for Success

Digital Promise

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

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