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FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure. eli.zimmerman_9856. Sun, 01/27/2019 - 18:48. Independent schools and small districts rely heavily on technology to supplement smaller budgets and staffs , which means it is essential to have airtight cybersecurity measures in place.

No, K-12 schools aren’t getting disrupted. But here’s what is.

The Christensen Institute

If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.” Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Meanwhile, people on the other side of these debates worry that “disruption” is a flawed yet rhetorically powerful narrative used to rationalize K–12 privatization.

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter. Schools can be Academies, Grammar Schools, State Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, and so forth.

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Kid-Centric Schools: When There's a Will There's a Way

A Principal's Reflections

When I wrote Uncommon Learning back in 2015, the premise was to set the stage as to how we could create schools that work for kids. A good deal of the strategies presented came from what we successfully implemented at New Milford High School where I was the former principal.

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.

BETT 2019 in review: The future of education is now!

Neo LMS

It’s hard to imagine what the future of education will be like when you’re already surrounded by it. That was the general feeling I had while attending BETT just last week. I’m sure I wasn’t alone in thinking this way, among other almost 35,000 attendees.

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How to Communicate with Parents, Students, and Colleagues (The Easy Way!)

EdTech4Beginners

Keeping Everyone on the Same Page Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult When You Use this Simple Hack… Whether your students are in pre-kindergarten, high-school, or somewhere in between, one thing’s for certain– teaching them is not a solo sport.

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Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yesterday I blogged an update on the 7-day Innovation Academy that we are conducting for 72 school leaders in North Dakota. Today I thought I’d share that we are about to launch a new initiative in Virginia.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation?

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Start with One Thing

Tom Murray

We all know the feeling… Being overwhelmed. Not knowing where to start.Being paralyzed by fear.Feeling like we’re juggling too many balls in the air. In the #LeadershipMinute video above, I connect with my good friend, Shannon Miller, who addresses this issue in which we can all relate.

Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning is the combination of active engaged learning online and active engaged learning offline with the goal of giving students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.

How to Design Professional Development that Turns Your Users Into Repeat Customers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Use these four questions as a guide to make sure your PD offerings fit the needs of educators and will inspire product loyalty. The post How to Design Professional Development that Turns Your Users Into Repeat Customers appeared first on Market Brief.

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Fundamentals of More Positive Relationships Between Administrators & Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Frontline workforce talent development presents numerous challenges.

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Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Back in October I blogged that CASTLE and I were launching a 7-day Innovation Academy for school leaders in North Dakota.

How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 1, 2019, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Ditch those sub plans

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers never realize how much work they do, until they have to write sub plans! Isn’t that the truth? I used to spend hours writing sub plans, detailed, step-by-step plans. And then I would pray the substitute would follow them. Once our school began going digital, I started changing the way I planned for a […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital sub plans edtech educational technology sub plans teaching

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Best-in-Class Resources–Last Chance to Vote

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last Change to vote for your favorite Tech Ed Tool! Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms.

How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park.

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English Learners and Reading Challenges

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. When English learners show signs of reading difficulties, educators often have a hard time figuring out what’s holding them back.

Why Product Certification Matters

ViewSonic Education

Value-branded products are everywhere. New companies seem to pop up overnight. How to tell the quality from the questionable? The reliable vs. the risky? Product certification is one of your best tools. Buying on price and availability can expose users to avoidable risk.

My Favorite 5 Tech Tools for Teacher-Authors

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are five of my favorite tech tools for teacher-authors: 1. A good editing program. Whether you’re self-published or agented, you want your documents as clean as possible.

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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Need Evolved Security Protocols to Thwart Next-Gen Hackers

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Need Evolved Security Protocols to Thwart Next-Gen Hackers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:07. Hackers are evolving at a rapid pace, organizing into complex organizations designed to breach networks of all sizes. . “It

7 Reasons You Can't Miss the Personalized Learning Summit 2019!

Education Elements

We're counting down the days to this year's 5th annual Personalized Learning Summit! We're so excited to gather together again this year and share the experiences and innovation we've all been developing since the last PL Summit.

Part 1: Computational Thinking: Ten Ways To Promote CT Across The Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part One of this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” and “why”along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students.

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every school I know offers a summer camp. Sometimes, these are for just their students but often, the community is invited in an effort to provide a safe, fun summer learning environment for all kids.

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:02.

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New Mass. Department rules: Helping hand or death knell for small colleges?

The Christensen Institute

Amid a raft of small colleges closing and merging in Massachusetts— 17 in the past five years —the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education signed off on a plan to allow the Department of Higher Education to intervene when private, non-profit colleges are in danger of failing.

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How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report.

Here’s a Preview of February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: February Subscriber Special. Questions Parents Ask about Tech in School. 20 Valentine Sites For Students. How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities. 15 President’s Day Activities.