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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

With all of the digital tools available to teachers these days, developing learning experiences should be a cinch, right?

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Technology has transformed the world. In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience.

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Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about choosing the right technology for classrooms. Learning from what we have learned since, we are coming up with yet another edtech blog to help teachers assess and choose the best edtech solutions for their classrooms.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my high school teacher forums, as part of the discussion on preparing kids for college and career, we talk a lot about the huge shortfall in applicants for a growing list of tech jobs. Despite robust pay, excellent work conditions, and the value they place on creativity, jobs sit open.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

How a Prioritization Matrix Can Help Your School District (and Your Next Home Renovation Project!)

Education Elements

After selling our D.C. area home and looking for more than a year to buy what we would call our “forever home,” my husband Mike and I finally closed on our dream piece of property. It checks off all of our boxes. More than an acre of flat, usable yard space for our kids.

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Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Coding also inspires students to invent and innovate.

Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting.

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 9-15th, 2019, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code –a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Ready to Become a MY World 360? Creator?

Digital Promise

As we approach 2020—the start of a “decade of action” leading up to the 2030 deadline set for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—we are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360?.

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Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Tis’ the season for students to express gratitude and care for others by creating and sending greetings. Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff.

Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Ditch That Textbook

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class!Google Google Earth calls itself "the world's most detailed globe." It's true! Zoom in to anywhere in the world. Tilt to see the elevation and buildings pop out of the ground. Click on locations to gather […]. The post Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Did You Miss These in November?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books. What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it? Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources. Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Vet What You Buy

A Principal's Reflections

Teaching is tough. It might very well be one of the most challenging jobs on the planet when you consider the time that is put in both in and out of school. I, for one, would spend hours planning and grading in the evening, at night, and on weekends.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I still remember the storybooks I created when I was younger. They were made by stapling or gluing construction paper over notebook paper and illustrating the pages with crayons and marker.

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Educating for the Design Economy

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2014. It’s remarkable how it has increased in relevance now that the bulk of education is sailing into the choppy waters of redesign and digital-first.

4 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hour of Code is a time when teachers show students why they should love-not-fear coding and students find out that these activities — often seen as geeky or impossible — aren’t. They’re actually fun.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

The tl;dr. I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation. That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved.

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Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A new year is around the corner, which is a great time to encourage students to create a vision board where they visualize their personal, academic and professional goals.

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Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in ANY class

Ditch That Textbook

The Hour of Code aims to get people all over the world interested in computer science. Are you and your students ready? Here are 20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in any class. This post is by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. You can […]. The post 20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in ANY class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos.

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STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

CUE

When it comes to holiday shopping, STEM toys, that weave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their design, continue to be hot.

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5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the best aspects of being able to flip meetings is giving freedom, choice, and leadership opportunities to the teachers themselves. The post 5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting appeared first on TeachThought.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Dividing Fractions Directly and Other Things We Can’t Unknow

The Jose Vilson

“Last year, we learned to keep-flip-change …” She sees my face wince, but proceeds anyways. “The way that goes is you keep the original fraction, change the division to multiplication, and then flip the second fraction.” ” “OK, but why does it work?”

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly! 25 Days of STEM Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Happy holidays! To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I will be sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar. Just click on the calendar below and a post will appear with a free activity suggestion, a list of free resources and tools for that activity, and a free template to copy, edit and use as you wish.

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Explosive Growth: What Education Can Learn From Kobayashi

CUE

In any situation, the perception of the true nature of the problem is the fastest way to a solution. All too often, educators try to apply old solutions to a student perspective that now has nearly 100% nothing to do with what we understood to be “school” as students.