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How Tech Is Taking Social-Emotional Learning out of Its Silo

Edsurge

When I started out as a high school teacher in the early 2000s, I was using a lot of technology designed for connection. It was the advent of SmartBoards and podcasts, voicethreads and vlogging. Yet even in the midst of all the excitement, I didn’t feel completely connected with my students.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lack basic financial literacy, U.S. News reports. And although children begin forming their attitudes towards money as young as the age of six, most parents and schools don’t teach them money management (only a third of U.S.

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

This post was written by Kenzie Chin. Kenzie is a K-12 education research intern at the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on learning from schools in the Blended Learning Universe. Kenzie holds a masters in educational leadership and policy studies and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer.

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How Belonging and Productive Struggle Can Motivate Students in Math

Digital Promise

While parts of the education system have incorporated tailored methods to keep students engaged, mathematics is often still taught in traditional, non-differentiated ways. For example, many math lessons focus on teaching the one correct path to reach the one right answer to a problem.

Green light for using green screen in classroom activities

Neo LMS

One of my favorite movie scenes ever is when Hogwarts students first learn how to fly in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a child myself, I could feel their excitement and apprehension of learning something so new to them. Today, it’s all about the movies.

Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Catlin Tucker

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another.

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.

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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.

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here. Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products.

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Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Wisewire

As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education.

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Avoid the 49 Degree Rule: 4 Ways to Put People Before Policies

Education Elements

Sometimes, the really thought-provoking stuff just lands in your lap.or in the seat next to you.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

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.

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

I grew up in Nigeria where nearly half the population still lives in extreme poverty. But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school.

Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? Start Here

EdTech Magazine

Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? Start Here. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:41.

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The Path to Efficacy

A Principal's Reflections

Organizations, schools, and districts that are successful all lead with efficacy in mind. The same can be said for teachers and administrators who can effectively implement ideas and strategies in ways that result in improved learner outcomes.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath’s book Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is my book of the summer.

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.

Tackling graduation gaps by combining tech with human supports

The Christensen Institute

Students need relationships to get by and to get ahead. But all too often in our education system, relationships are treated as inputs to learning, rather than outcomes in their own right.

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9 questions that help get at student agency and personalization

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to have students drive more of their own learning, consider these 9 questions from Section C of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas. That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun.

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

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?

EdTech at School

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

The future of learning unfolding in Malawi

The Christensen Institute

Children in Malawi learning on iPads. COURTESY OF SUSAN COLBY, IMAGINE WORLDWIDE. A piece of the future of learning unfolded before me over the past week.

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:53.

12 questions that help get at robust technology infusion

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to infuse technology more robustly, consider these 12 questions from Section D* of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

How to Help Students Find Their Passion

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of all the gifts students receive from education, passion is the greatest. If students are taught that learning is difficult, that math and science are boring, that history is a waste of time, they miss out on life’s most exciting, most meaningful motivator: passion.

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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.